CBU Youth Acting Academy

 

CBU Youth Acting Academy (YAA), in partnership with Inland Empire Musical Arts, provides youth ages 8-17 with high quality theatre arts experience that integrates drama, movement, music and stagecraft.  

 

 

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS

September to May

 

Taught by CBU Theatre Faculty, Staff, and Students, CBU Youth Acting Academy offers afternoon classes for students ages 8 - 17.

Held on campus at California Baptist University at the Wallace Theatre, classes are held weekly in the Fall and Spring Semesters.

 

Over the course of a calendar year, class offerings include:

  • Creative Drama

  • Acting Fundamentals

  • Audition Techniques

  • Musical Theatre

  • One-week Acting Summer Camp (Grades 7-12)

 

Students study theatre in a safe, supportive environment

designed to nurture creativity, imagination, and individual growth. 

Fall Semester Classes:

 

Acting Ensemble (ages 8-11):

Learn the fundamentals of “acting” by doing! Ensemble work, improvisation, short monologues, theatre games, and scenes.

 

Dates: Fall Semester - (11 weeks)
Day/Time: Mondays, 5:00pm – 5:55pm
Where: Wallace Theatre, CBU Campus
Fee: $135 per student

Instructor: Taught by CBU Theatre Staff

 

 

Musical Theatre Workshop (ages 8 - 17):

Learn or strengthen your knowledge in the art of Musical Theatre. Build a foundation of healthy singing exercises and techniques. Gain confidence while working on individual and ensemble pieces. Begin the process of learning ‘how to’ act and dance while singing!

 

Dates: Fall Semester - (11 weeks)
Day/Time: Mondays, 5:00pm – 5:55pm (ages 12-17)

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00pm – 6:55pm (ages 8-11)

 

Where: Wallace Theatre, CBU Campus
Fee: $135 per student

Instructor: Taught by CBU Theatre Staff

 

 

 

Acting Fundamentals (ages 12-17):

This class will teach you skills and techniques used while acting on the stage. You will explore theatre games, audition techniques, character exploration, stage exercises, movement, monologues, and ensemble work.

 

Dates: Fall Semester - (11 weeks)

Day/Time: Mondays, 6:00pm – 6:55pm

Where: Wallace Theatre, CBU Campus

Fee: $135 per student

Instructor: Taught by CBU Theatre Staff

Spring Musical Production:

The annual CBU Youth Acting Academy Spring Production is a real highlight for the year. Student apply the various techniques from the Fall Semester to build a large acting cast to grow and deepen skills and singing for the stage.

Spring Production will be announced soon. Student may sign up for an audition time slot below. ​

 

Rehearsal Schedule:

January - April 2021

Mondays and Tuesdays 5:00pm – 6:50pm

Where: Wallace Theatre, CBU Campus
Fee: $175 per student

Instructor: Taught by CBU Theatre Staff

Click here to audition

CBU Theatre Student Productions:

IEMA Students and Families can attend a weekday Student Matinee Production for $5 per ticket

OR

IEMA Students can attend a Regular Show Time FREE with paid adult ticket. $10 IEMA parent ticket. 

Purchase tickets by contacting the Wallace Theatre Box Office 

(951) 343-4319 or email mhyde@calbaptist.edu.

CBU Youth Acting Academy Musical Theatre Production Auditions:

 

**Due to COVID the Spring Musical has been postponed until further noticed.**

Students will perform a short acapella song and rehearse some dialog onsite. Song choice and music at bottom of page. 

CBU Youth Acting Academy in Partnership with CBU Wallace Theatre for Spring Musical!

 

Spring Musical for 2021 has been postponed until further notice.

Join our mailing list for all the latest details and updates to come!

Music Season Rehearsal Days

 

Fall Semester Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday  / Thursday

Spring Semester Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday Classes

 

ADDRESS

 

P.O. Box 56443 Riverside, CA 92517

(951) 901-6176 (Office voicemail)

iemusicalarts@gmail.com

CLASS LOCATIONS

 

Magnolia Church

8351 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504

Pathway Church

6755 Victoria Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

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