Education

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About Our Education Programs

About the Hippodrome’s Education Programs

The Hipp provides quality arts education for all ages. The region’s most dynamic and experienced teachers lead our camps and classes. Children are supported as an individual in a non-competitive, enriching environment through a spirit of inclusion, acceptance, and positivity. The Hippodrome also offers Hipp-provisation classes and a Spring Play Observership for adults.

The Hippodrome has also introduced such innovative programs as the New Play Reading Series, the Teen Playwright Festival, Theatre Arts Series and has hosted more than 200 visual arts exhibits, artistic residencies, master classes, festivals, and guest artist presentations.

Through all of its combined programs, the Hippodrome serves more than a quarter of a million patrons annually.

Want to learn more and register? Visit the links below for specific program information and registration forms. To contact the education department, call 352.373.5968 ext 241 or ext 230 or email education@thehipp.org.

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Nov

Ripcord


Back by Popular Demand!
Hippodrome Theatre’s Spring Mini Play Observership
A Behind-the-Scenes Look Into

RIPCORD

It takes months of planning and dozens of theatre professionals to produce a play on the Hippodrome mainstage. The Hippodrome Mini Play Observership offers the opportunity for the public to go behind-the-scenes at a professional regional theatre. Alongside the director, designers, actors and staff, participants are immersed in the theatrical creative process and experience as the production team takes a play from page to stage. 

In this engaging Mini Play Observership, you will be led through the creative process of our new hilarious high-stakes comedy by David Lindsey-Abaire, Ripcord. Come explore with us as we bring this heartfelt and deliciously inappropriate comedy to life on the stage.


Participants in the Observership will witness designer presentations, the cast table read of the script, additional rehearsals, a backstage Hippodrome tour, and the chance to experience a press run of the show. This Mini Observership culminates with a preview performance and post-show discussion with the cast and creative team. Cost for 3 classes is only $70 and includes 1 ticket to the preview performance.

3 MEETING DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, February 9, 2018 (12:45-3PM) – Meet the cast and Director, attend the first read-through, see design presentations
Friday, February 16, 2018 (3-5PM) – Get a behind-the-scenes look as the set and costumes come together in a rehearsal with the actors
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (7-10PM) – Preview performance and discussion



To sign up: Call the Hippodrome Box Office at 352-375-4477 or go online to www.thehipp.org.  Register by January 31st and save $10 with our Early Bird Special.


Make your reservation today and mark your calendar for a unique, educational and memorable experience!

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Nov

The Christians


Hippodrome Theatre’s Spring Play Observership

A Behind-the-Scenes Look Into: The Christians

It takes months of planning and dozens of theatre professionals to produce a play on the Hippodrome mainstage. The Hippodrome Play Observership offers the opportunity for the public to go behind-the-scenes at a professional regional theatre. Alongside the director, designers, actors and staff, participants are immersed in the theatrical creative process and experience as the production team takes a play from page to stage. 

In this engaging Play Observership, you will be led through the creative process of a challenging and deeply personal new play by Lucas Hnath, The Christians. Come explore with us as we bring this beautiful exploration of a church struggling with its faith to life on the stage.

Participants in the Observership will witness designer presentations, the cast table read of the script, additional rehearsals, a backstage Hippodrome tour, and the chance to experience a press run of the show. The Observership culminates with a preview performance and post-show discussion with the cast and creative team. Cost for 5 classes includes 1 ticket to the preview performance.

5 MEETING DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, March 23 (3-5PM) – Crash course on the classic novel and behind-the-scenes at the Hipp
Friday, March 30 (12:45-3PM) – Meet the cast and Director, attend the first read-through, see design presentations
Friday, April 3 (3-5PM) – Get a behind-the-scenes look as the set and costumes come together in a rehearsal with the actors
Thursday, April 12 (3-5PM) – Full run through of the play on the mainstage
Wednesday, April 18 (7-10PM) – Preview performance and discussion

To sign up: Call the Hippodrome Box Office at 352-375-4477 or go online to www.thehipp.org.  Register by March 9th and save $10 with our Early Bird Special.
Make your reservation today and mark your calendar for a unique, educational and memorable experience!

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Nov

Summer Spec Youth Ensemble: Ages 5 – 6

Summer Spec Youth Ensemble: Ages 5 – 6

Session 1 June 11-22, 2018

Session 2 July 9-20, 2018

Full-day $550 | Half-day $300

With baskets full of costumes and a trunk full of props, children in this summer camp are encouraged to imagine whole worlds and bring stories to life. During each half-day or full-day camp, your child will be able to paint their stage sets and design their costumes, as well as work together to create their own play! Parents and friends will be invited to the ensemble’s showcase on the second-to-last day of camp. Drop-off is at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up is at 2:00 p.m. for half-day campers and 5:00 p.m. for full-day campers.

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Nov

Summer Spec Tech Track: Ages 13 – 18

Summer Spec Tech Track:  Ages 13 – 18

Session 1 June 11-29, 2018

Session 2 July 9-27, 2018

$595

Teens enrolled in the Tech Track will take on the technical aspects of the Junior and Teen productions of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe after receiving hands-on instruction from the Hippodrome’s professional production team in lighting and sound design and stage management. They will participate in some of their age group’s workshops, but they will break off into their own sessions to take on the roles of sound & light crew, stage manager and assistant stage manager; and will help design, set cues and operate the technical aspects of the camp productions.

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Nov

Summer Spectacular Intensive: A Week with the Masters

Summer Spectacular Camp: A Week with the Masters

June 4-9, 2018

$325

This week-long intensive will cover a wide range of topics, including production management, lighting, sound and video technology, structural design, acoustics, theatre engineering and computer applications. In addition to the Hippodrome’s staff of theatre-teaching artists, we will be joined by Artistic Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell and Lightning Designer in Residence, Robert P. Robins.

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Nov

Spring Break Camp: Ages 7 – 17

Spring Break Camp: Ages 7 – 17

March 26-30, 2018 * 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$295

The Hippodrome’s Spring Break Camp explores various facets of performance: improv, storytelling, costuming, prop making, voice, movement, acting for theatre and film and much more. At the end of the camp, family and friends are invited to a reception and showcase highlighting scenes and artwork the campers created.

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Nov

Spring After School Jan. 29 – Mar. 5

Spring After school: Ages 7-17

January 29th – March 5th, 2018 * 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

$175

After-school classes at the Hippodrome are the best way to foster your child’s enthusiasm for art and theatre. Our after-school series focuses on acting skills, improv and playwriting. We believe that these subjects will expand your child’s storytelling abilities by developing character study, writing exercises and performance techniques. Join us for an action-packed and enriching experience your kids won’t want to miss.

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Nov

Three-Week Theatre Summer Camps: Ages 7 -18

THREE-WEEK THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS: Ages 7 -18

Session 1 June 11-29, 2018

Session 2 July 9-27, 2018

$595

In these three-week, full-day theatre camps, students will explore a wide range of aspects of what it takes to produce a play, from acting and dance to costume design and marketing, all while learning collaboration, building self-esteem, and exercising their imagination. The camps culminate in a full-scale production on the Hippodrome Mainstage! Camps are 9 am-5pm. Early drop-off begins at 8:40am; pick-up runs through 5:20pm.

This year, the Junior and Teen campers will each be producing different adaptations of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. The campers will retell the fantasy novel about redemption.

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