Share The Wonders Of Theatre With Your Children & Grandchildren!

Written by Memorial Opera House on February 14, 2019

MOH-Logo-2019Share The Wonders Of Theatre With Your Children And Grandchildren!
Children love to pretend. They love stories. What better way is there to flare their imagination than a magical trip to Memorial Opera House to see Shrek The Musical!

And, if your children want to explore the world of theatre, we have the perfect answer...the LimeLights Youth Theatre Program!

SHREK THE MUSICAL
Weekend Performances: February 15 - March 10

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek..." And thus begins the rousing fairy tale adventures of ogre turned likely hero that is coming to the Opera House stage to kick of our 2019 season. This Tony Award winning musical based on the Oscar Award winning Dreamworks Animation film features a wise cracking Donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered villain, a cookie with an attitude, and dozens of other fairy tale misfits that stir up muddled mayhem that calls for a real hero. There's more than meets the ears in this ogre-sized, sidesplitting show that the whole family will love!

By Popular Demand, We Have Added Three Additional Performances!

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We Are Proud To Present Our Spring & Summer LimeLights Youth Theatre Progams!
The LimeLights focus on the education, confidence, and creative growth of our youth through hands on theatrical experiences. Whether your child has aspirations of being on stage or behind the scenes we have a program to ignite their desired passions. Our classes are designed to assist in the progression of our student’s communication, presentation, and teamwork skills, as well as their empathy and confidence. One of our main focuses is education, however, more importantly we have developed an inclusive atmosphere for your child to come and have a blast! Just scroll down and choose from the programs that will suit your child's age and interest.

Little Lights Workshops - Spring Session
This year, we are excited to expand opportunities for our Little Lights - pre-school children between the ages of 18 months and 6 years. These five age appropriate workshops are the perfect way for your child to dip their toes into the wonderful world of theatre!

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Peter And The Wolf: Onstage & Backstage
These workshops will bring Prokofiev's music to life in a presentation, created by our students, with the South Shore Orchestra. Peter and the Wolf introduces each of the instrumental voices of Peter and his fellow characters, familiarizing students with their unique sounds. These workshops end with two performances on Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM at the Memorial Opera House. No previous stage experience required!

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Youth Choir - The Allegrettos
Allegretto - "a little lively, moderately fast"

This is a 15 week long class offered to current and aspiring singers, regardless of their previous choral experience. The class explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures and genres, and builds the foundation of teamwork and beginning vocal technique.

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Youth Choir - The Capriccios
Capriccio - A humorous, fanciful or bizarre composition, often characterized by an indiosyncratic departure from current stylistic norms."

This is a 15 week long class offered to current and aspiring singers, regardless of their previous choral experience. The class explores choral music from a wide variety of cultures and genres, and builds the foundation of teamwork and beginning vocal technique.

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Musical Theatre - Becoming A Triple Threat
A "Triple Threat" in the theatre world is a performer who can Act, Dance and Sing to a high standard, making them a force to be reckoned with at an audition. This two hour class will help tune those skills for students who are both experienced and new to the stage. With dance taught by the choreographer of Memorial Opera House's production of Shrek, and vocals taught by our very own Gingy, this class will end with a Shrek-themed showcase on the last day of class.

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Homeschool Art: The History & Practice Of Modern Art
This gently structured and hands-on class encourages students to experiment and create in the styles of favorite modern artists. Our student artists will explore impressionism, expressionism, cubism, abstract, dada and pop art. Our instructor will lead them in the technique of modern artists, and encourage the creation of their own meaningful art. Modern art is ever-evolving and changing, and we are excited to see what new discoveries are made.

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Homeschool Art: Introduction To Theatre
Through the use of music and rhythm, our students will begin to move and feel what music can bring out in the individual. For youth ages 3 to 7.

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Puppet Play!
Learn the basics of puppetry in this workshop-style class. Kids will learn about construction, character and performance with puppets. Come check out this magical form of theatre! Puppetry is especially wonderful for out kids that may be on the shy side. A small performance on the last day will complete this workshop.

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Beginning Improv
Improvisation may seem like a daunting concept, but we are all Improvising every day. Every conversation and social interaction is improvised, and we do it without hesitation. Improvisation skills can help build confidence and help children feel more comfortable with thinking on their feet, while also boosting communication and team skills.

This class will build these skills through short form Improv games. Each class, students will work on one to three games that will build different improv skills. These games will focus on building spontaneity, critical thinking, creative expression and teamwork. At the end of the session, parents are invited to view a short demonstration of the games and skills learned over the course of the class

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Scene Study 1: Scenework Intensive Workshop
This class is designed to hone in on the talents of our students who have a true interest in developing their acting talents The group will focus on a series of short scenes and monologues that will challenge and improve our students' skills. The small class size encourages personal attention and development.

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Scene Study 2: Scenework Intensive Workshop
This class is designed to hone in on the talents of our students who have a true interest in developing their acting talents The group will focus on a series of short scenes and monologues that will challenge and improve our students' skills. The small class size encourages personal attention and development.

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Little Lights Workshops - Summer Session
This year, we are excited to expand opportunities for our Little Lights - pre-school children betwee the ages of 18 months and 6 years. These two age appropriate workshops are the perfect way for your child to dip their toes into the wonderful world of theatre!!

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Peter Pan The Musical Summer Camp
Our Summer Camp is back! This engaging, fast-paced and educational camp has something for all kids interested in theatre! Our kids will get to experience the thrill of performing a full production, with opportunities onstage and off. Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying", "I've Gotta Crow", "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land", and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan Jr. is the perfect show for the child in all of us.

Twenty four roles are available, as well as an ensemble. Every camper will have a part to play in this performance.

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Our New Classroom Space: The Loft, 1 Center Street - Suite 16, Valparaiso Indiana
Memorial Opera House is proud to announce the opening of a loft space in 1 Center Street in Valparaiso (the former Valparaiso Technical Institute building). This space will be dedicated to the growth of the of The LimeLights Youth Theatre program, and to further the mission of the Memorial Opera House - “Where the Arts Create Community.”

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Questions About Our LimeLights Programs?
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