Workshops & Special Events 2021

Name
Days
Location
World Yoga Day at MMAS
๐€๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ, ๐Œ๐Œ๐€๐’ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐“๐š๐ข ๐‚๐ก๐ข ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ.

๐–๐‡๐„๐‘๐„: ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ– ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก ๐Œ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ญ, ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ–
๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐จ๐ข๐ซ.
๐–๐‡๐„๐: ๐’๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐€๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ฅ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐š๐ฆ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐š๐ฆ
๐…๐„๐„: ๐…๐‘๐„๐„

๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ฅ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐„๐ฅ๐ข๐ฃ๐š๐ก ๐’๐ฐ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐š๐ข ๐‚๐ก๐ข ๐ข๐ง ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐. (๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ ๐ ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ• ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž.)

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐š ๐ฒ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž, ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐“๐š๐ข ๐‚๐ก๐ข, ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ง๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐›๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ง๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ซ. ๐„๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ข๐ง๐ .

๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ช๐ฎ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐. ๐’๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐›๐š๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐›๐ฒ ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐Œ๐Œ๐€๐’ ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐œ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ, ๐ƒ๐จ๐ซ๐ข ๐๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง-๐๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ, ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ข@๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ.๐จ๐ซ๐ .

โ€œ๐€๐ ๐„๐—๐“๐‘๐€๐Ž๐‘๐ƒ๐ˆ๐๐€๐‘๐˜ ๐†๐‹๐Ž๐๐€๐‹ ๐Œ๐Ž๐•๐„๐Œ๐„๐๐“ ๐…๐Ž๐‘ ๐€ ๐‡๐„๐€๐‹๐“๐‡๐ˆ๐„๐‘, ๐‚๐€๐‹๐Œ๐„๐‘, ๐Œ๐Ž๐‘๐„ ๐‚๐‘๐„๐€๐“๐ˆ๐•๐„ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐๐„๐€๐‚๐„๐…๐”๐‹ ๐–๐Ž๐‘๐‹๐ƒ ๐•๐ˆ๐€ ๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐ƒ-๐๐Ž๐ƒ๐˜ ๐๐‘๐€๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐‚๐„๐’ ๐€๐…๐…๐„๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐๐† ๐๐‘๐Ž๐…๐Ž๐”๐๐ƒ ๐‚๐‡๐€๐๐†๐„๐’ ๐ˆ๐ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‡๐”๐Œ๐€๐ ๐๐‘๐€๐ˆ๐ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐๐„๐‘๐•๐Ž๐”๐’ ๐’๐˜๐’๐“๐„๐Œ ๐€๐‹๐‹ ๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐๐‹๐€๐๐„๐“ ๐ˆ๐ ๐Ž๐•๐„๐‘ ๐Ÿ–๐ŸŽ ๐๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’ ... ๐…๐‘๐Ž๐Œ ๐ˆ๐’๐‘๐€๐„๐‹ ๐“๐Ž ๐ˆ๐‘๐€๐, ๐…๐‘๐Ž๐Œ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐”๐’๐€ ๐“๐Ž ๐‘๐”๐’๐’๐ˆ๐€.โ€๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐๐ญ๐š๐ข๐œ๐ก๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ.๐จ๐ซ๐ 
Saturday
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
888 Theatre
888 South Main St. Studio

Summer 2021

Name
Days
Location
Adult Acting with Alice and Judi
Join The MMAS Academy this spring for an opportunity to take part in a comprehensive theater experience specifically devised for the adult performer. Adult Acting is designed to honor the individual and collective life experiences of its participants, while focusing on theater skills intended to improve memory, focus, speech, and flexibility. Each session will include theater warm-ups, improvisations, music, as well as monologue and scene study followed by group sharing and discussion. Learn techniques certain to improve speech, confidence, and presence under the deft leadership of Alice Springer and Judy Cotta. Both Alice and Judy have extensive backgrounds in acting, directing, and teaching in the greater New England region. Adult Acting is a wonderful venue to express yourself in a creative and collaborative environment.
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
888 Theatre
888 South Main St. Studio
Adult Acting with Alice and Judi
Join The MMAS Academy this spring for an opportunity to take part in a comprehensive theater experience specifically devised for the adult performer. Adult Acting is designed to honor the individual and collective life experiences of its participants, while focusing on theater skills intended to improve memory, focus, speech, and flexibility. Each session will include theater warm-ups, improvisations, music, as well as monologue and scene study followed by group sharing and discussion. Learn techniques certain to improve speech, confidence, and presence under the deft leadership of Alice Springer and Judy Cotta. Both Alice and Judy have extensive backgrounds in acting, directing, and teaching in the greater New England region. Adult Acting is a wonderful venue to express yourself in a creative and collaborative environment.
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
888 Theatre
888 South Main St. Studio
Little Prince & Princess Party
Suggested ages 4-9
Through the eyes of your favorite Disney Prince and Princess, join us for a magical week of singing, dancing, make-believe, and craft-making all to be presented to family and friends at the conclusion of the program! Join us for a joyful experience certain to delight your imagination and tickle your heart.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
888 Studio
888 South Main St. Studio
One Day More
Featuring material from the beloved musical Les Miserables, participants will study and practice solo, duet, and group musical numbers with a focus on interpretation, storytelling, and relationships. A terrific vehicle by which to build musical theatre performance technique, One Day More will stretch the abilities of its participants while grounding them in the transformative impact of musical theatre.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
888 Studio
888 South Main St. Studio
Just A Spoonful of Sugar
Suggested ages 7-12 Featuring selections from the iconic Mary Poppins, come and play with musical theatreโ€™s happiest housekeeper! Just A Spoonful of Sugar will have you dancing, singing, and bringing to life Traversโ€™ iconic characters in this delightful 2-week musical theatre intensive.
It is certain to make your summer sweeter!
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
888 Studio
888 South Main St. Studio
Neverland
Suggested ages 8-17
Come fly away with us this summer to London as we embark on the journey of how
โ€œPeter Panโ€ became a play. Join us as we dance sing and act to selections of Finding
Neverland. Performing numbers such as All of London, Stronger, Something About This
Night, and so much more. All it takes is faith, love, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust as
we fly off to Neverland.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
888 Studio
888 South Main St. Studio
Body and Soul
Body and Soul for Adults is a workshop that combines simple movement exercises with gentle stretching, mindfulness, and meditation. Perfect for the participant who is looking for a thoughtful hour dedicated to rejuvenation, ease of tension, and presence. (Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, water, and towel.)
Wednesday
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Virtual Studio

Fall 2021

Name
Days
Location
Teen-Edge: The Crucible
Using age appropriate, ensemble-based material, participants in Teen-Edge will have the opportunity to work on monologues, scenes, and group work. The work will focus on acting: focusing on voice, (breath, projection, diction, language) body, (presence, ensemble-work, character, stillness) intuition (listening, responding, mindfulness) and script scoring (objective, obstacle, environment, relationship, progression). Teen-edge Repโ€™s secondary purpose is to use ensemble-based plays to provide participants vehicles on which develop their acting skills. In the fall of 2021, Teen-Edge will be working on material from Arthur Millerโ€™s The Crucible. Set during the Salem Witch Trials, The Crucible exposes the power of paranoia and scapegoating, as a group of young girls accuse members of the puritan town of witchcraft. Considered a central work of the American Drama canon, this semesterโ€™s Teen-Edge class is โ€œnot to be missed.โ€
Tuesday
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The First Baptist Church
Adult Acting
Join The MMAS Academy this fall for an opportunity to take part in a comprehensive theater experience specifically devised for the adult performer. Adult Acting is designed to honor the individual and collective life experiences of its participants, while focusing on theater skills intended to improve memory, focus, speech, and flexibility. Each session will include theater warm-ups, improvisations, music, as well as monologue and scene study followed by group sharing and discussion. Learn techniques certain to improve speech, confidence, and presence under the deft leadership of Alice Springer and Judi Kotta. Both Alice and Judi have extensive backgrounds in acting, directing, and teaching in the greater New England region. Adult Acting is a wonderful venue to express yourself in a creative and collaborative environment.
Wednesday
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The First Baptist Church
Broadway Kids: Hercules
Broadway Kids is an introductory musical theatre course targeted to students ages 7-10 and is recommended for students with 0-2 years of prior training/experience or returning students who enjoy the Broadway Kids format. Broadway Kids introduces students to the fundamentals of musical theatre performance. Using musical snippets from some of Broadways most beloved shows, Broadway Kids will have your youngster singing, dancing, and creating broad characters all through the fall 2021 semester, where students will work on material from Disneyโ€™s Hercules. Featuring songs such as โ€œGospel Truth,โ€ โ€œI Can Go the Distance,โ€ โ€œZero to Hero,โ€ and โ€œI Wonโ€™t Say Iโ€™m In Love,โ€ Hercules tells the story of the wonder boy figuring out where he belongs as he saves Greece from Hadesโ€™s dastardly schemes.
Wednesday
4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
The First Baptist Church
Jr. Performance Team: 13
The MMAS Jr. Performance Team picks up the pace as it continues to challenge the young aspiring musical theatre performer. Targeted to students ages 10-14 with 2-3 yearsโ€™ prior experience, this musical theatre course is designed to further develop and refine the three key areas of musical theater performance: singing, acting, and dancing while preparing participants for future local and regional theatre competitions. In the fall 2021 semester, competition team students will be working on material from Jason Robert Brownโ€™s musical 13. Following the story of Evan Goldmanโ€™s move from New York City to a small town in Indiana dubbed, โ€œThe Lamest Place in the World,โ€ 13 unearths the many challenges of growing up as well as the struggles of fitting in as an adolescent. Featuring songs such as, โ€œWhat It Means to be a Friend,โ€ โ€œA Little More Homework,โ€ and โ€œBrand New Youโ€ join us for a challenging yet extremely fun and rewarding experience.
Wednesday
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
The First Baptist Church
Broadway Babies: Just Keep Swimming
Broadway Babies gives young, curious minds the opportunity to develop their creative muscles. While engaging in the fun activities of play and movement, participants will develop the primary skills of storytelling and the beginning steps of performative work. In the spring 2021 semester, participants will sing, dance, and swim with the delightful characters from Finding Nemo.
A fun-filled course for your imaginative youngster not to be missed!
Thursday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
The First Baptist Church
Sr. Performance Team: Breaking Ground
The MMAS Sr. Performance Team is a semester long course designed to challenge and strengthen the skills of teen aspiring artists. This course will bring students through musical theatre history in an accelerated fashion paying close attention to proper singing technique, creative movement and dance, and character and ensemble driven storytelling. In the fall 2021 semester students will study the iconic work of Bob Fosse. Additionally, participants will explore Yorkey and Kittโ€™s concept musical Next to Normal. From choreography that broke the rules of traditional dance to a musical that tackles coming of age and familial struggles within the present-day American home, participants will be challenged by the groundbreaking work of both traditional and contemporary musical theatre.
Thursday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
The First Baptist Church
Ear Training for the Musical Theatre Performer
An integral skill for musical theatre singers is the ability to actively listen to and hear themselves and others while singing. Being able to differentiate and recognize pitch, tuning, harmony, and musical structure sets one singer apart from another; the difference often determines landing a role or not. In this course, participants will engage in exercises to develop and strengthen their audio senses. Studies will include basic music theory, helping participants identify pitch and intervolic changes. In class exercises will transfer to home practice where students will be equipped with the skills to self-reflect on personal pitch, harmony, musical key, and sight-singing. Enhance your skills in this professional level course.
Saturday
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The First Baptist Church
Broadway Boot Camp
Broadway Boot Camp is an accelerated course in musical theatre performance intended to challenge the aspiring musical theatre performer in all areas of musical theatre performance. The course gives equal time to voice, choreography, and acting and draws from both traditional and contemporary musical theatre. If you are a musical theatre lover and interested in refining your skills, this course is not to be missed.
Saturday
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The First Baptist Church
Beginner/Intermediate Tap
Intermediate/Beginner is geared toward to tappers who have mastered flap/shuffle/cramp roll/ball change and have practice with simple combinations. It introduces more challenging flap/shuffle combinations practiced to slower and faster tempos. The class begins with a full body warm-up in preparation for stationary and across the floor drills. Each week dance steps are added, culminating in an end semester routine.
Tuesday
10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Virtual Studio
Body and Soul
Body and Soul for Adults is a workshop that combines simple movement exercises with gentle stretching, mindfulness, and meditation. Perfect for the participant who is looking for a thoughtful hour dedicated to rejuvenation, ease of tension, and presence. (Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, water, and towel.)
Wednesday
10:00 PM to 11:15 PM
Virtual Studio
Advanced/Intermediate Tap
Advanced/Intermediate Tap
Saturdays: 8:45a-10:00a
Instructor: Dori Bryan-Ployer
July 24-October 23, 2021 (no class on Aug. 14 or Sept. 4, 2021)
Tuition: $145
Monthly: $50/month/July/August/September (monthly payments subject to a 2.75% convenience fee)
Zoom
Class Minimum: 5 participants

For the returning and experienced tapper, this workshop is perfect for the adult dancer looking for a fun workout in a supportive environment. The class begins with a full body warm-up in preparation for stationary and across the floor drills. From there, participants learn a routine upon which new combinations will be added each week, culminating in an end semester routine. Intermediate/Advanced is as upbeat as it is challenging. Join us and discover how fun exercise
can be!
Saturday
8:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Virtual Studio


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