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whARTon at Home Emerging Artists


Young performers, grades 5-8, will have the opportunity to take part in a theatrical music experience. Participants will be introduced to fundamental concepts of the discipline, with an end goal of producing a piece of art that can be shared with family, friends, and the community.

Participants will need access to a video device (i.e. a laptop, tablet, or phone) and internet service.

Middle School Musical Theatre Performance

Students in grades 5-8 will participate in a completely virtual musical theatre program, rehearsing and performing “The Show Must Go Online!” – a charming virtual children’s musical written specifically for Zoom. Participants will work on the basics of acting, singing, and dancing, with a unique focus on how these skills translate to “on camera” work. Actors will meet once a week for a synchronous lesson, and materials will be shared for practice in between sessions. This will culminate in a performance that combines pre-recorded and live elements, for friends and family to attend. No prior experience is needed.

  • For students in grades 5-8
  • Cost - $10 per student
  • Class meets Tuesdays from 4-5pm, Feb 2- March 16, 2021
  • Students will need access to a device, reliable internet connection, and a space that’s appropriate for singing and dancing

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Host Bio: Kelly Stuible-Clark

Kelly Stuible-Clark holds a Master of Opera and Musical Theatre Performance from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Bachelor of Science in Music from Central Michigan University, and has worked professionally as an actor, choreographer, music director, and musical theatre teaching artist in Michigan and Illinois. Currently, the Manager of Musical Theatre Programs for Wharton Center’s Institute for Arts & Creativity, Mrs. Stuible-Clark has held adjunct faculty positions at Saginaw Valley State University, Lansing Community College and was an instructor with Dynamics Music School in Lansing, MI.

Host Bio: Ben English

Ben English has a bachelor’s degree in Family and Community Studies from Michigan State University. He also holds a Level 1 certification in Early Childhood Music through the lens of Music Learning Theory. Ben is currently the Community Engagement and Special Projects Manager at Wharton Center for Performing Arts, and the owner and founder of Munchkin Music Makers, an early childhood music studio. 

Questions about any of our offerings? Contact Kelly at stuible3@whartoncenter.com or (517) 884-3166.

Registrations are filled on a first-come, first-served basis for all the above classes. Space is limited. Apply early to guarantee your spot.

Sponsored by Wharton Center Inner Circle.

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