An intensive, professionally-oriented, ongoing training program for ages 8 to 18, offered year-round.  Classes will include Drama and the Theatre Arts, Creative Dramatics, Scene Study, and Improvisation.  Children will be exposed to live professional theatre in an intimate surrounding, developing their appreciation for theatre and nurturing their abilities to relate theatrical scenarios to their real life interactions.
Members of the program will also have the chance to participate in theatrical productions of the highest possible artistic quality, specifically and solely for families and young people.
In addition to the ongoing weekly workshops, we eventually plan to establish a Company Group of no more than 25 students who are selected based on experience and invited audition.  All members of the Company Group will be required to maintain a high GPA and have a dedication to their craft.  We envision being involved with this family of students through their high school years.
Class hours every Saturday:
10:00 – 12:00, 12:15 – 2:15, 2:30 – 5:00
Dues:  $90.00 per month, payable the first Saturday of the month.  Unlike "acting classes," CTGSC is a dues-oriented membership-only workshop.  Dues go towards membership in CTGSC and enable us to provide workshops that go beyond the typical "per hour" cost basis.  Dues also allow us to have our own home in a shared space at the Eclectic Company Theatre.
BONNIE HELLMAN is the Co-Artistic Director of CTGSC.  She directed this season’s CINDERELLA, last season’s production of GODSPELL and THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER.  Bonnie has been a working director for over 20 years.  Notable L. A. credits include the critically-acclaimed West Coast premiere of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Dupree Studio Theatre), SOMETHING’S AFOOT and SHE LOVES ME, which was nominated for an Ovation Award for Best Musical.   Outside LA, she has helmed productions of THE WORLD GOES ROUND & HIGH BUTTON SHOES with Jason Graae and Susan Egan (Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura), IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN, FUNNY FACE & FINIAN’S RAINBOW (San Francisco), 42ND STREET (Denver), OKLAHOMA (San Jose), PETER PAN (Santa Cruz), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Whittier-LaMirada CLO), and MY FAIR LADY and HELLO DOLLY (Santa Barbara).  Bonnie has spent her last 7 summers directing for CAPS as well as teaching puppetry and Advanced Musical Theatre.  Also, a professional actress, Bonnie has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in TV and films.  Favorite roles include Red Riding Hood in INTO THE WOODS with Leslie Uggums, Agnes Gooch in MAME with Mariette Hartley and Sister Mary Amnesia in NUNSENSE.  She was a series regular on the CBS series “NURSE” (1980-82) with Michael Learned and Robert Reed and spent 2 years recurring as "snarky" Nurse Stacey on the soap opera SUNSET BEACH.  Most recently she guest-starred on the sitcom “All of Us” and on “All That” for Nickelodeon.
SHERRY LYNN is the Co-Artistic Director of CTGSC.  An LA native who began acting at the age of 19, Sherry began her career on camera, landing an NBC contract.  During a SAG strike she discovered the world of voiceover and never looked back.  Since that time she has starred in a number of cartoon series and can be heard in the animated features “Shrek 2,”  “Brother Bear,” “Finding Nemo,” “Spirited Away,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 1 & 2,” “Alladin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Little Mermaid.”  Most recently she finished work on the upcoming Pixar film, “Cars,” and “Ice Age 2” for Fox.  She has also found her niche providing the English voices for several popular Japanese anime series.  Ms. Lynn is the founder and director of CAPS (Creative Arts Program in the Summer) at Campbell Hall, which has just completed its seventh successful year.  As CAPS Director, she has produced sold out performances of “Wonderland,” “Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast,” “Once on this Island,” “Music Man,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Bugsy Malone,” “Charlotte’s Web,” and “Annie.”  Sherry also produced CTGSC’s three previous main stage productions, “Cinderella,” “House at Pooh Corner” and “Godspell, Jr.”  Her dream was always to start a children's theatre company with a young ensemble of actors, which would guide them through their senior year in high school.  Her CTGSC kids have truly become her extended family.
MARC ANTONIO PRITCHETT has appeared on the small screen in such shows as:  THE PRIVATEERS (pilot), JAG, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT with Jason Bateman, and THE WEST WING with Martin Sheen.  On the big screen, some of his appearances include:  THE ONION MOVIE, THE BACCHAE, SOLDIER OF GOD, and FROST PORTRAIT OF A VAMPIRE with Gary Busey.  Marc is a member of the alternative band VELVET CHAIN of the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER soundtrack.  He has sung with Opera Pacific since 2001 and was seen in their productions of RIGOLETTO, DON GIOVANNI, EUGENE ONEGIN, DEAD MAN WALKING, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, LA BOHEME, IL TROVATORE, COSI FAN TUTTE, CANDIDE, I PAGLIACCI/CARMINA BURANA, TURANDOT, SAMSON & DELILAH, LA TRAVIATA, TOSCA, ITALIAN GIRL & ALGIERS, AIDA, and most recently in PORGY & BESS, the first show in the brand new concert hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.  Marc toured with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival's production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and with Georgia Mountain Theatre's productions of HAMLET and PYGMALION.  He worked on several productions at Company of Angels, most notably performing in FLIRTING WITH MORTY and directing A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.  Notable Theatre of NOTE appearances include "Cucurucu" in MARAT SADE and "Richmond" in RICHARD III.  In spring of 2007 he will star in the Sacramento Theatre Company's production of OTHELLO.
In addition, guest teachers will come from the membership of
the Eclectic Company Theatre and from the theatrical community in Los Angeles.
Space is limited.
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Name: ________________________________________________________        Age:________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Phone: ______________________     Fax: _____________________     E-mail: _____________________
Acting Experience:______________________________________________________________________
Mail to:             Robert Briscoe Evans - Children's Theatre Group of Southern California
                         C/O The Eclectic Company Theatre
                         5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, CA  91607
Enclose a check for dues ($90.00) made out to the Eclectic Company Theatre.  You will be notified about  Saturday classes, audition times and rehearsal schedules.
Any questions?  Contact Sherry Lynn or Robert Briscoe Evans via e-mail at