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The Life of a Show

8 Week/1-Hour per Week Course

Instructors: Melissa Ordaz & Jessica Ordaz

Follow the life of a new show from blank page to dazzling on stage! Students will be walked through the process of bringing a show to life as they get a behind-the-scenes look at the many people that contribute to a production along the way. From playwriting, to designing, to acting, and even producing, students will get a chance to practice a variety of skills as they create their very own show. Bursting with valuable life skills such as team work, communication, creativity, and emotional intelligence, this course will be worthwhile for first-timers to the theatre as well as young Broadway stars in the making!

Taught from a Christian Perspective:

See how each different member of the cast and crew of a show 

is a beautiful picture of the body of Christ!


Regular Price


Limited Time Offer!


 Grades 1-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

This class is created for beginner - advanced levels, broken down by the following ages:


 Grades 1-5

9:00am - 10:00am

Grades 6-8

10:15am - 11:15am

Grades 9-12

11:30am - 12:30pm

The 2021 Fall Session of this Course will take place Oct.-Nov. 2021, with dates/times below:

Saturday, October 2

Saturday, October 9

Saturday,October 16

Saturday, October 23

Saturday, October 30

Saturday, November 6

Saturday, November 13

Saturday, November 20


Classes will be held at a private home studio in La Mirada, CA.

Address to be provided upon registration.


Week 1: Brainstorming a New Show


Week 2: Forming a Story


Week 3: Designing a Show, Pt. 1


Week 4: Designing a Show, Pt. 2

Week 5: Auditioning


Week 6: Acting


Week 7: Directing


Week 8: Presenting a Show


Will there be a performance at the end of the 8-week course?

No. While the students will be going through the process of creating a show and will be creating parts of a show in class, this class focuses on letting them explore the process rather than working to present a fully produced piece. 


How can the course cater to both beginning and advanced students?

This course is able to challenge novice and advanced students alike because it focuses on the skill of practicing creativity. Some terminology and theatre history is incorporated that may be review for students who have had previous theatre experience/training. However, because the focus is not on previous knowledge, but on the act of creating, teachers are able to challenge each student individually.

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