Workshops



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Disney Aladdin KIDS Acting Audition Prep Workshop
(Ages 6-12, all youth are cast)
Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Friday, January 8, 2021 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Read scenes from the show with the Director!

Get a leg up on your audition by working with the production staff of Disney Aladdin KIDS through character and scene study, cold readings from the script, and more. Cost is only $35. 10% sibling discount.

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13 the Musical Acting Audition Prep Workshop
(Ages 12-15, all youth are cast)
Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Read scenes from the show with the Director!

Get a leg up on your audition by working with the production staff of 13 the Musical through character and scene study, cold readings from the script, and more. Cost is only $35. 10% sibling discount.

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Godspell Acting Audition Prep Workshop
(Ages 15-adult, all youth ages 15-19 are cast)
Friday, January 8, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Read scenes from the show with the Director!

Get a leg up on your audition by working with the production staff of Godspell through character and scene study, cold readings from the script, and more. Cost is only $35. 10% sibling discount.

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MTA Improv Squad and Improv Squad Jr. with Jim Gradillas
These troupes will learn the art of improvisation, comedic timing, character creation and physical comedy. They will rehearse original comedy sketches and do performance improvisation for an audience.

Winter Improv Squad Jr. Ages 8-11

Rehearsals: Mondays - January 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th from 4:30-6:30
Tech: February 22nd from 4:30-6:30
Performance: March 1st 4:45 Call; 5:30 Show
Limited to 10 participants
Cost: $175 (includes t-shirt)

Winter Improv Squad Ages 12-17

Rehearsals: Mondays - January 18th, 25th, February 1st, 8th, 15th from 6:45-8:45
Tech: February 22nd from 6:45-8:45
Performance: March 1st 6:45 Call; 7:30 Show
Limited to 10 participants
Cost: $175 (includes t-shirt)

Summer Improv Squad Ages 12-17

Rehearsals: July 5-8 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tech and Performance: July 9th 4:00 Call; 7:00 p.m. Show
Cost: $175

Jim Gradillas (Director/Acting Instructor) has been teaching/directing youth theatre for 26 years. He has been a professional actor, teacher, director and writer all over Arizona during this time. Jim has won fourteen AriZoni Awards for Theatre Excellence, which includes five for original writing. He has also won several National Arts Awards and Child Empowerment Awards. In addition, he was a teaching artist for the Arizona Commission on the Arts. He has directed and taught for Mesa Arts Center, Valley Youth Theatre, Theater Works, East Valley Children's Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, Greasepaint Youth Theatre, and has directed and wrote for Scottsdale Christian Academy, Musical Theatre of Anthem, Montessori Kingdom of Learning and Mesa Arts Academy. He currently produces, directs and writes for a youth theatre, Acting Zone in Goodyear, AZ. Jim is thrilled to be back to be a part of Musical Theatre of Anthem, a place that is near and dear to his heart. Jim lives with his lovely wife, Michelle (and writing partner) in the west valley.

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Please complete the following paperwork and bring it to the first session.
Contact Information (to be filled out only once per season)
Performer Contract (to be filled out only once per season)
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Junie B. Jones JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

Our Town is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684 www.MTIShows.com