Discover Musical Theatre: WICKED

"Something has changed within me, something is not the same.  I am through with playing by the rules of someone else's game.  Too late for second guessing, too late to go back to sleep.  Its time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap..." belts Elphaba, the green witch from the musical Wicked.

The most beautiful thing about musical theatre is that there is room for every personality type, from the loud and outgoing to the quiet and shy.  This school year, your child is invited to explore his or her personality and physicality through the stories, songs, and life-lessons from the musicals Annie, Wicked, The Sound of Music, and Hairspray. Starting with an energetic warm-up at the ballet barre and on the yoga mat, students will sing, dance, and act together in a joyous environment all the while actively practicing their English. 

Ages 7-10
The course is designed for children in Grades 1, 2, and 3.

Thursdays
17:15-18:15
Arrival time is between 17:00-17:15, the course begins at 17:15, and the duration is 1 hour.

8 Sessions
October 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 20 (No session on December 13)

Course Language: English
The course is taught in a combination of English, High German, and Swiss German with a focus on learning English through active practice of singing, dancing, and acting.  

Make-up Day: If the instructor is absent during the course due to illness, Friday, December 21 will be the make-up day.

What to wear?: Please wear comfortable clothing, indoor shoes or grippy socks, and bring a water bottle. 

Enrollment: The course will take place if a minimum of 3 course participants enroll. Enrollment for this course will reach a maximum at 8 course participants.

Total Course Cost: CHF 160

 
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Melissa Tranchet

As a graduate of the University of Michigan’s prestigious Musical Theatre department and a member of the Actor’s Equity Association, Melissa Tranchet, performed professionally in New York City and toured the United States in such shows as Oklahoma!, NINE, Merrily We Roll Along, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cinderella, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and many more.  Over the past decade, Melissa’s creative journey in Switzerland has lead her to direct, choreograph, and teach with various groups, including Zürich International School, the Zürich based theatre group ComunicArt, the young women's choir Jugendstimmen Zürich, Places! Adliswil, and the Vollgas Theater group through the Insieme Luzern.  Melissa is currently the president of the Theater Arts Collaborative (TAC), a Verein located in Canton Zürich. TAC brings together performing arts professionals to promote English language learning through theatre and music productions. Melissa’s latest project is as the creator, curator, and owner of The Practice Room GmbH, located in Winterthur, Switzerland.  The Practice Room offers courses in well-being and the performing arts which support the learning desires of her local neighborhood.

 

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