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Fall Enrollment is Open at Adventure Theatre MTC Academy!

If your child loves to sing along and act out their favorite movies, Adventure Theatre MTC Academy is looking for them! The ATMTC Academy provides young people (Grades K-12) the highest quality musical theatre training incorporating singing, dancing, and acting all in one class.

ATMTC Academy’s Elementary (Grades K-5) and Pre-Conservatory (Grades 5-8) programs are best way to introduce your young thespian to the genre of musical theater. With weekend and evening class options available, children will delight in the joy of learning step-by-step how to create a complete theatrical performance, adding in all the elements of acting to their song and dance technique. Surrounded by a nurturing and encouraging environment, teachers harness students’ energy and enthusiasm for performing arts to build technique and knowledge in an engaging and inspiring way. There is no experience required, and enrollment is open to all.

Additionally, middle and upper school programs are open for enrollment with weekend options available:

Conservatory (Grades 6-12)
ATMTC’s Conservatory is an integrated 6-hour weekly musical theatre training program that accepts students at all levels of experience. Its curriculum delivers focused technique-based training in the four basic disciplines of musical theatre performance: acting, ballet, jazz, and vocal music. Whether exploring a new avenue for fun or seeking to improve skills for your next role on stage, ATMTC is the key to your child’s stage success. This class meets on your choice of Tuesday/Thursday evenings (3 hours each evening) or Sundays only from 12-6pm.

Pre-Professional Program (Grades 6-12)
The final audition date is coming up! For the serious student, the Pre-Professional Program prepares committed and gifted students in grades 6–12 for college and/or a professional career in the performing arts, led by a highly qualified faculty. The Pre-Professional Program curriculum provides students with inclusive training in Acting, Music, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Voice & Speech, and Performance. To learn more about the program, visit https://adventuretheatre-mtc.org/academy/preprofessionalcompany.html. Register for a Pre-Professional Program Audition on September 11, 2019 and secure a timeslot.

Be sure to ask about their scholarships and upcoming student productions! Did you know, ATMTC does not turn anyone away for their inability to pay? Call 301.251.5766 — and mention KidFriendly DC!

This post is sponsored by The Navy Mile, however, I only promote events, programs, and places that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Class Act: Fall Programs for Kids at Adventure Theatre

Does your child love to perform and have an interest in acting, dancing, and/or singing? Are you looking for an extracurricular activity for kids that is enriching and fun? Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy are still accepting students for their fall programs that begin in less than two weeks, with classes for all ages and levels of experience!

Chances are you’ve seen a show or two (or ten) at the Glen Echo venue that is well known for its family-friendly productions. Their plays and musicals, often interpretations of classic children’s stories, are always top-notch, featuring amazing talent, delightful sets, and some of the area’s best theatre experiences for young audiences.

Those high standards are maintained in their class offerings for kids. (I know this first hand, as both Owen and Sasha have participated in — and loved! — summer camp with Adventure Theatre.) Tweens and teens have an opportunity to experience an intensive program that explores many facets of musical theatre, while elementary school aged kids can join classes designed especially for their level of learning.

Conservatory Training
This program provides comprehensive musical theatre training for students in grades 4 through 12. Each semester, Conservatory students receive extensive training in acting, ballet, jazz, music theory, tap, and diction. They also participate in workshops of rotating topics, including Stage Combat, Alexander Technique, Theatre for Social Change, Audition Technique, The Business of the Business, and more. Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:45-8:25pm. The 12-week fall program runs from September 18 – December 16, giving students over 90 hours of training.

Elementary Program
Younger children can get in on the act, too! The Elementary Program includes classes for kids in grades K-5. In Sing, Dance, Act! is an introduction to musical theatre for kids in grades K-1. Broadway Prep delves further into the craft for 2nd and 3rd graders. And Bridge to Broadway offers even more training in musical theater performance for students in 4th and 5th grades. Class days and times vary — you can find more details along with class descriptions here.

Classes are held at the theater in Glen Echo Park and at Wintergreen Plaza in Rockville, MD. For more information and registration, visit the Adventure Theatre MTC website.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre MTC, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Adventure Theatre MTC Academy: Where Kids are Encouraged to Act Up


Does your child love to perform? Are you looking for an active after school activity in a fun setting for your kids, or perhaps a new weekly series for your little one?

Adventure Theatre MTC Academy is getting ready to begin its fall semester, offering performing arts classes for children ages 3-18 that are fun and enriching, and benefit kids on stage and off. Watch below for an informative introduction to ATMTC programs:

Chances are you’ve seen a show or two (or ten) at the Glen Echo venue that is hugely popular among DC area families. Their plays and musicals, often interpretations of classic children’s stories, are always top-notch, featuring amazing talent, delightful sets, and some of the best theater experiences for young audiences around.

Those high standards are maintained in their class and camp offerings for children — and I know this first hand: Both of my kids have participated in Adventure Theatre MTC summer camps, Owen took part for three years, and Sasha made her stage debut this past July. Not only did they have an absolute blast, I loved seeing just how much they got out of the program. Over a two-week session the kids learn an incredible amount about acting and the inner workings of the theatre, which they showcase in a real production that parents and friends are invited to watch. It was obvious they received quality instruction in a fun, encouraging environment.

A brilliant performance by Adventure Theatre summer campers

A brilliant performance by Adventure Theatre summer campers

The Academy provides young people with creative drama and musical theater training, including classes, student productions, ensembles, camps, and workshops based on National & State Fine Arts Standards of Learning. Some of the fun and popular classes on the schedule this fall include:

Lightsaber Adventures – Focusing on stage combat instruction, young Padawans will learn the ways of the force through both simple tasks and challenging missions. This class will teach lessons in safety, focus, spatial awareness, teamwork and self-discipline all within a safe framework of basic stage combat movement.

Acting Up! – One of the most important classes a young performer can take! Students will journey with ATMTC through the process of acting as a professional teaching artist guides them using creative drama techniques through the basics of acting, improvisation, and character development, culminating in an informal presentation of the characters and stories the class created during the semester.

Broadway Baby – This magical introduction to the world of song, dance, and make-believe for little ones will explore music and movement through guided activities in a playful and structured environment designed for the imagination and rooted in musical theater. Props, costume accessories, and themes enhance exploration and movement. Students will work on classroom skills such as following directions, listening, and working with others.

Mini-Play: Mary Poppins – One part exploratory drama, one part improv, all around fun! This class culminates in an informal showcase of work. Participants will explore the classic story of Mary Poppins, its characters, plotline, and sequence, and work together each week to create their own improvised version of the play.

Singing for the Stage – Courses help students establish the basic techniques of vocal production, pitch controls, tone production, and breathing through various exercises and demonstrations in a choral/group setting.

The above are just a sample of the many, many classes being offered, so be sure to check out the full selection. And they take place at two locations: Glen Echo Park and Wintergreen Plaza in Rockville. Days, times, and rates vary by class — details are available on the Adventure Theatre website.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre MTC, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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Save on School’s Out Day Camp at Adventure Theatre MTC!


School is out, but the office is still open. What to do? Send your kids to play with Adventure Theatre MTC! Your kids will thank you — and so will your boss.

When students are off from school, Adventure Theatre MTC is open and offering School’s Out Day Camp for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Along with theatrical activities throughout the day, campers will also enjoy a performance of a main stage show when one is scheduled and an afternoon snack. Aligned with the Montgomery County Public School schedule, current School’s Out Day Camp dates are October 16, November 2, December 28-31, January 18, January 25, and several spring days.

Sign up for individual days or sign up for a bunch and save! Register for five School’s Out Day Camps and save $25, register for 10 and save $50. Spring dates are not yet listed on the website, so be sure to call 301.251.5766 to signup for those and get your discount. (Valid only at the Glen Echo Park location.)

For more information about School’s Out Day Camps and to register online, visit the Adventure Theatre MTC website.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre MTC, however, I only promote programs, events, and products that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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A Giveaway & Discounts for Entertainment at Adventure Theatre


Adventure Theatre is bringing Caps for Sale, the classic folktale and book by Esphyr Slobodkina, to the stage on its 75th Anniversary with a three-week world premiere run September 11-27. The Glen Echo Park venue is the first stop on a national tour that will take Caps For Sale, the Musical to over 17 cities around the country. And you have a chance to win a 4-Pack of tickets to be among the first audiences to see it!

“Caps! Caps for sale! Fifty cents a cap!” The cap peddler, wears a huge stack of caps, balanced carefully on top of his head. Brown caps, blue caps, gray caps, and red caps. When no one buys a cap, he takes a nap under a shady tree. But, when he wakes up, the caps are gone! Was it bears, pirates, one thousand thieves or a band of merry mischievous monkeys?

Co-adapted by Ann Marie Mulhean Sayer and Michael J. Bobbitt with music and lyrics by William Yanesh, directed by Ovation Award-nominated Patrick Pearson and a part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, this folktale cleverly illustrates the saying, “Monkey see, monkey do.”

Catch a performance of Caps for Sale September 11 – 27. Tickets are $19.50 and can be purchased online or at the box office, 301-634-2270. And be sure to read below about a great way to get discounts on your Adventure Theatre entertainment!

Flexpass: Want to save on tickets and get some great theater benefits? Adventure Theatre now offers a Flexpass that saves you up to $4.50 on tickets and fees, plus gives you flexibility on what to see and when. For $170, you get 10 tickets to see any Adventure Theatre production during the 2015-16 season. More benefits include:
– Advance scheduling of tickets before they go on sale to the public
– No fees and free exchanges
– 20% savings on tickets and fees
– The biggest discounts to ATMTC’s most popular shows

Purchase your Flexpass for the 2015-16 season here!

Giveaway: Want a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to see Caps For Sale at Adventure Theatre? Simply leave a comment telling me what activity you’re most looking forward to with your kids this fall. To be eligible, you must also follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (see sign-up on left sidebar). This giveaway will run through Tuesday, September 1, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, events, and services that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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