The 2012 Summer Gleekers
Little to Big 2012 workshop
Cannibal! The Musical
Fiddler on the Roof!
The Rocky Horror Show
The Subject Was Roses
2010 Holiday Showcase
Waiting for Godot
The Jungle Book
Bye Bye Birdie
Shakespeare Workshop '07
Geo-what?! Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt that utilizes a handheld GPS unit, a good set of eyes and a bit of hiking around.Enter the secret world of treasure hunting. It’s a real-life adventure game where puzzles and challenges await you at each turn of the trail. Did you know that there are geocaches around you right now? There are even geocaches on every continent in the world! Experienced staff will guide you as you learn how to use a GPS for geocaching, make your own geocache, and log it online by giving your “cache” a name, description and hint for others to find. Explore the outdoors as you search for hidden containers and design your own geocaching course. This workshop takes place at The First Congregational Church, located on the Williams College Campus.
Students ages 8-16 from the all Berkshire County are eligible.
This is a 3 week workshop, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Aug 5th – 24th
Cost: $270.00 per student
Curriculum covered during the workshop include:
What is geocaching?
How is the game played?
What are the rules?
What do I need?
Where are geocaches located?
Are there different types of geocaches?
How did geocaching start?
What kind of cache should I look for on my first adventure?
Searching for geocaches
Loading coordinates onto your GPS device
What does a geocache look like?
What is usually in a cache?
What should not be placed in a cache?
How do I find the cache and what should I do once I’ve found it?
Can I move a cache once I find it?
What should I do if I discover that a cache has gone missing?
How do I log my find?
Who hides geocaches?
How do I hide a geocache?
When I submit a new cache for publication, how long will it take to be listed?
Design your own geocache to place
List your cache online for others can find it
What are Trackables?
What should I do when I find a Trackable?
How do I log a Trackable?
What is a Geocoin
What is a Travel Bug
Students of all ages celebrate the vast world of music and choreography. Students select songs ranging from top hits to Broadway goodies and match traditional and modern choreography to the music. Fully costumed and polished, the students present the work at a performance for family, friends and the community.
Workshop classes include, voice, musicality, movement, character, choreography, costuming and make-up.
Workshop will be held August 19th through August 23rd Monday through Friday Noon to 5 PM
Workshop will be held August 19th through August 23rd Monday through Friday Noon to 5 PM
Performance will be on August 23rd at 7 PM. The workshop will be held in Fellowship Hall, at the First Congregational Church of Williamstown.
Tuition for the workshop is $150.
Sibling discounts and financial assistance is available, for information call Kathy at 413.441.6120
Summer 2013 Teaching Artists are Jennifer Howard,Kathy O’Mara, Nicole Rizzo, Kimberly Rose, and Cassandra Valleries
Minerva Arts Center Announces Summer 2013 Workshops
Little to Big Presents… The Lion King!!
Students of all ages participate in a musical theatre production of the Lion King. Students in the workshop act, create, and produce a performance that is shared with family, friends and the community. Workshop classes include auditioning, casting, blocking, choreography, scenic, costume and make- up design. Teaching artists and parents are involved in the workshop along with the students to bring a “Little to Big” production to life.
Workshop will be held July 29th through August 16th Monday through Friday Noon to 5 PM
Performances will run August 15th at 7PM and August 16th at 10 AM. The workshop will be held in Fellowship Hall, at the First Congregational Church of Williamstown.
Tuition for the workshop is $450.
“Where student’s art forms are celebrated and hidden talents discovered”
The Best of Shakespeare Workshop
Minerva Stage offers a workshop for students exploring the
world of Shakespeare that can be modified to fit every
student’s level of experience with the Bard. Students will
strengthen their skills as they explore the nuances of classic
Shakespearean text. The workshop will include classes in
voice, stage combat, clown, movement, monologue, sonnet and
scene work. The workshop will culminate with a performance
for their family, friends and the community at large.
Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, April 7th, 14th
Performance April 14th at 7pm
Students ages 8 and older
All classes and performance will be held
at: Silverlake Community Church
2930 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Meet the Teaching Artists
Teaching Artists Kathy O’Mara and Stacy Highsmith bring years of experience with teaching and directing to the workshop, committed to the success and value of Shakespeare training and performance. Kathy O’Mara has been teaching and directing Shakespeare’s works since 1996. Her favorites include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “The Tempest” and “12th Night”. Kathy is Artistic Director of Minerva Stage and enjoys having the benefit of working and living on both coasts.
Stacy Highsmith has spent years teaching children Shakespeare and staging productions such as “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Tempest.” She loves to see the excitement in her students as they learn to conquer Shakespeare as well as the awe of the parents as they see their children transform into classical actors.
Sign me up! Workshop Tuition $200. To register: fill out registration below or send an email with “Shakespeare Workshop” in the subject line to MinervaStage@gmail.com or call Stacy at 323.788.3298
We offer installment plans, sibling discounts, and financial assistance: For information call Kathy at 413.441.6120
Minerva Arts Center announces the winter/spring workshop “The Gleekers”
Back by popular demand the Minerva Arts Center will be offering its winter/spring session of The Gleekers.
To register, go to Minerva Workshops tab on the home page to submit on line registration form.
Inspired by the hit T.V. show Glee, students explore dance, song and theatricality ranging from Broadway tunes to modern songs and choreography, instructed by dance instructor and choreographer Nicole Rizzo and vocal teacher Kimberly Rose, this 12 week workshop culminates with two performances on
April 27th, 2013.
Two sessions available, Wednesdays 4PM-6PM or
Workshop and performances to held at The First Congregational Church located at 906 Main Street in Williamstown.
Wednesday classes will be held from 4PM to 6PM in the Youth Chapel, and will run January 23rd, 30th, February 6th, 13th, 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, April 3rd,10th, and 24th. Saturday classes will be held from 10AM to Noon, and will run January 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, 13th, 24th.
There will be a 2PM and a 7PM performance for the public on April 27th in Fellowship Hall.
Payment installments and tuition assistance available by contacting Kathy O’Mara at 413.441.6120
Teaching Artists: Nicole Rizzo, Kimberly Rose, & Kathy O’Mara
Minerva Arts Center presents: The 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase
Minerva Arts Center is proud to announce The 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase, a wintertime variety show that plans to warm the Northern Berkshire melting pot and fill you and your family with holiday cheer from around the world. This year our performers show multi-faceted talent, ranging from soloists, duets, dance, piano, storytelling, a staged-reading, trumpets and flutes, guest appearance of the Minerva Gleekers, and an Illusionist.
When: Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th 2012 at 7PM
Where: The First Congregational Church of Williamstown, in The Fellowship Hall, located at 906 Main Street, Williamstown, MA
Tickets: $5.00 General Admission Students 7 and under Free!
Boston String Quartet
Haunting French carols, all new stories, and a multimedia adventure through “la ville lumiere” the City of Lights featuring the Boston String Quartet
12/23: 7PM: All Saints Episcopal Church (59 Summer St. North Adams, MA)
The Minerva Arts Center is proud to have The Boston String Quartet return again this year for their 3rd annual Christmas series entitled “Christmas in Paris”. With over 40 showings of their last two series, “Christmas in Buenos Aires” and “A Celtic Christmas Extravaganza”, the Quartet will be exploring Parisian Life by presenting music from hit movies such as Scorsese’s “Hugo” and the French award winning “The Illusionist”, jazz legends Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, native French supergroup the Gipsy Kings, music from the beloved Edith Piaf, and traditional French carols. All arrangements are written by Quartet members. NEW in 2012 will be soaring videos of the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Louvre to accompany the music.
The Boston String Quartet is one of very few string ensembles forging new territory in the string world by writing all original music and arrangements. Contemporaries and collaborators with the Boston String Quartet include ensembles such as the GRAMMY Winning Turtle Island and Kronos Quartets, and string celebrities such as Mark O Connor and Edgar Meyer. “By writing original compositions for string quartet, we are paving a way for our traditional instruments in a world of contemporary music” says cellist, Christina Stripling.
Under 18 FREE! Concert tickets are $20 to the general public, $50 for family pack. For more information, or to schedule interviews please call (617) 875-7851 or visit www.bostonstringquartet.com.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or from brownpapertickets.com, keywords: Boston String Quartet
Good afternoon Minerva friends and family,
Tonight is the first round of auditions for the 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase.
6:30PM to 8:30PM, first come first serve basis.
Auditions are held in the Youth Chapel at the First Congo Church of Williamstown, 906 Main Street.
Minerva Arts Center Presents:
The 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase
Minerva Arts Center is proud to announce open auditions for the 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase, a wintertime variety show that plans to warm the Northern Berkshire melting pot and fill your family with holiday cheer from around the world.
Whether you’re a musician, poet, actor, dancer, juggler, or any other type of performing artist, there’s an opening for YOU, especially if your act highlights any number of world religions and the upcoming holiday season. All types of performers of all ages are encouraged to audition
Auditions are Tuesday, December 4th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM,
Thursday, December 6th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM and
Saturday, December 8th from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.
All auditions will be held in the Youth Chapel at The First Congregational Church of Williamstown, 906 Main Street, Williamstown, MA. Performances are Tuesday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 19th at 7PM, at The First Congregational Church of Williamstown, in Fellowship Hall.
For any questions or concerns, please call the Minerva Arts Center at (413) 346-4502 or e-mail General Manager, Nathan Samson at firstname.lastname@example.org.