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Parks Theater Classes and Camps

At Metro Parks Theater, we give students the opportunity to explore the fun of drama and invest in the art form of theater. With classes, camps and full production offerings that feed the innate creativity in all of us, we strive to produce experiences that excite students’ passion for learning and desire for collaboration. We seek to involve students in all facets of theatre and dramatic arts and provide quality instruction from practicing community artists.

Register online! If you have any questions, contact Sam at Samuel.Frazee@Nashville.Gov or Samantha at Samantha.Drapeaux@Nashville.Gov.

Register online for Metro Parks Classes

If you choose not to register online, you may register in person at the Centennial Performing Arts Studios, 211 27th Ave N. in Centennial Park during the hours of 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays. A staff member will be able to take your registration and payment.

Payment for classes is due at the time of registration. If you are registering online (preferred), you will be prompted to by by credit/debit card. If you come to register in person, you may pay by cash, check or credit/debit card. If you require a payment plan, please contact Sam at Samuel.Frazee@Nashville.Gov for more information.

New Musical Theater Workshops

We are pleased to be offering several one-day sessions focusing general music theatre technique and "Acting Through the Song" using themes from popular Broadway shows. These six-hour mini intensives will cover songs, blocking, stories and character development. For ages 8-18.

Hamilton

January 18, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $40 ages 8-18

Don't throw away your shot! While exploring musical theatre technique, students will learn a song from the show, how to understand and examine Hamilton themes and artistry and to express their own personal narrative through performance. Parents are encouraged to be familiar with contents of the show.

Mean Girls

February 8, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $40 ages 8-18

Get on loser, we're going to the Mean girls musical theatre workshop at Centennial Park! While exploring musical theatre technique, students will learn a song from the show, lessons from the pink side, how to lead like a boss, and what it means to ditch the mean and find you kind. Parents are encouraged to be familiar with contents of the show.

Broadway Voice

March 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Explore the fundamentals of proper vocal technique, including healthy warm-ups, breath support, control, pitch, diction, and projection. For singers who want to act and actors who want to sing, this workshop develops strong actor/singer skills through group work from contemporary and classic Broadway hits.

Fall Classes Return September 7

Students perform at Centennial Black Box

Join instructors Ginny Shockley and Kelsie Craig as they team up to provide fun and educational workshops in musical theater and acting fundamentals. These Saturday sessions will feature two classes that can be taken separately or combined for a total dramatic experience.

The Musical theater workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and will cover popular songs from Broadway Musicals. Students will focus on proper vocal technique, creative movement and building acting skills to connect the lyrics to the story of the song. This class will meet weekly for 90 minutes and culminate in a combined performance with the acting ensemble class.

The acting ensemble will meet at 12:00 p.m. for 90 minutes. This class will focus on acting techniques designed to strengthen awareness and creativity through improvisation, character development, and scene study. Exercises will enhance concentration, imagination, observation and relaxation.

Please look for Acting Ensemble and Musical Theatre Ensemble on our online registration system.