Musical Theater Builders  

Musical Theater Builders After School Programs create a world of theatrical adventure, collaboration, and discovery.

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For the past several years Madeline has taught a fantastic Musical Theater Builders class for the After School Program at The School at Columbia University. Not only does she have an in depth understanding of the theatrical arts, but an uncanny ability to interest and motivate her pupils. Her high energy level and creative inspiration have brought a following of students and parents alike.
— Chris Pappas, Program Coordinator (2005-2013), The School at Columbia University

Class overview

In Musical Theater Builders, children experiment with theatrical improv to develop original stories and characters. New lyrics are created, based on the children’s ideas, and set to famous Operatic, Symphonic, and Musical Theater hit tunes—often with very comic effect! Finally, children rehearse and perform the “World Premiere” of their original show for family and friends.

Each class is accompanied by a conservatory-trained musician.  Class size is limited, ensuring that each child is given the opportunity to make his or her own unique contribution.

  • Offered on Thursday and Friday afternoons, 3:30-5:15 pm

  • For children in grades 1-3

  • Class takes place at the Joan of Ark School Complex at 154 W 93rd St.

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