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SEARS STUDIO PERFORMING ARTS

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

2024-2025

Welcome to Sears Studio After School Program, a premier arts education initiative in Pinellas County. Recognized as one of the top programs in the county, we offer students unparalleled opportunities to learn, grow, and shine in the performing arts. Our students have the opportunity to grace the stage at the prestigious Mahaffey Theatre for Pinellas County School events through the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts and have made their mark in film, television, commercials, and professional theatre venues.

Whether you are a beginner exploring your passion or you are an advanced student seeking professional training, Sears Studio provides a supportive and enriching environment. Our program is designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and personal development, equipping students with skills that extend beyond the arts. Join us at Sears Studio and become part of a vibrant community that celebrates the transformative power of the arts.

FAMILY POTLUCK KICK-OFF

Thursday,  August 15, at 6:00 pm

Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church

Join us for a Potluck Kickoff Meet and Greet! This is the perfect opportunity to sign forms, ask questions, and meet our new families. Please bring a main dish large enough to feed your family and share with others. Fill your own Gulpees, Stanleys, Bubbas, or whatever you carry. We will provide desserts. All family members are invited, and we can't wait to see you there! Click the sign-up link to let us know you'll be attending.

Register Deadline is August 9

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Acting, Improv, and Sketch Comedy!

4:30-6:30 pm

*3:30 pm Early Drop off/ Home Work Assistance Program

 

Class Dates:

August 19 - May 12

*No class on public school Holidays unless announced as an extended rehearsal or "bonus class"

Student Age 9 and Up

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Join us on Monday nights for an exciting and intensive acting course dedicated to sketch comedy!  Students will gain valuable experience in the art of acting, improv comedy, and overall stage presence. Our dedicated instructors will guide students through the nuances of comedic timing, character development, and live performance techniques. This course is ideal for aspiring comedians and actors eager to enhance their craft and perform in front of live audiences. Join us for an unforgettable year of growth, laughter, and performance!

This year, our students will have the unique opportunity to perform a sketch comedy showcase at the prestigious Mahaffey Theater during the Class Acts Festival. This course requires a full-year commitment and is designed for students who are serious about attendance and dedicated to mastering the showcase material. Only our most passionate and committed students will be selected to perform at the Mahaffey Theater. However, all students will benefit from the comprehensive class instruction provided throughout the year. To be considered for the Mahaffey Theater showcase, students must audition after thoroughly learning the showcase material. Any student who is not selected or prepared to perform at the Mahaffey Theater showcase will have an opportunity to perform and demonstrate their skills in a performance at the end of the year.

Important Dates!

Please check your calendar carefully and save the dates below

Regardless of Auditions to Participate:

All students must be available for the Mahaffey Performance

Mahaffey PERFORMANCE:

Tuesday, April 8th, 9:00am 

Monday, Feb. 17 No School 10:00am - 6:00pm

"Extended Rehearsal"

Saturday, April 5th, 12:00pm - 6:00pm

"Extended Rehearsal"

 

A $100 Non-Refundable deposit holds your Spot.

Early Bird Registration Ends July 17 - must make at least a full Semester payment before August 1st to receive a free $20.00 Snack Card per class 

Tuesdays

Sears Studio Pop Stars Show Choir

4:30-6:30 pm

*3:30 pm Early Drop off/ Home Work Assistance Program

*Join us for our Annual Trip To Orlando

This year we return to Universal Studios!

Class Dates:

 August 20th - May 13th

*All Voice Lesson Students are required to register for this class

* voice lessons are NOT required to register for the class

*Students will Audition for Pop Stars Level One or Level Two

Age 7 and up

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Our high-energy, talented, and fast-paced show choir program offers two levels of dynamic musical performance opportunities and requires a full-year commitment. Level One is open to all students, providing a vibrant environment where they can develop their singing, dancing, and stage presence. Level Two is reserved for our most dedicated and skilled performers, requiring auditions to join. This advanced level focuses on honing students' talents to a professional standard, culminating in exclusive, high-profile performances. Both levels ensure students experience the thrill of live performance while growing their abilities in a supportive, energetic atmosphere. Throughout the year, students will have various opportunities to perform at community events, showcasing their talents and contributing to our local arts scene. Whether in Level One or Level Two, each student will have the chance to shine on stage and be part of an electrifying show choir ensemble.

Important Dates!

Our performance dates will vary based on community invitations. We will invite students to register to perform at various events. Please pay close attention to all emails and communications throughout the year to sign your child up for special performances.

*No Show Choir Class during the Musical Theatre Production Weeks.

Dates and Performances to Keep in Mind

NOVEMBER 5th Evening

Showcase at Lake Seminole or The Peacock Center

 Show Choir Christmas Extravaganza *Possibly at the Botanical Gardens

Date TBD - possibly December 13th (Evening)

December Broadway Christmas - Professional Show at the Mahaffey Theatre

Tech Rehearsal December 19

Showcase December 20

State Fair :TBA Feb. 7th or 8th or  14th or 15th

Orlando Fest Universal Studios Weekend  *TBD ( Most likely the first or second weekend in March)

May 13th Last Day of Show Choir- Performance for Voice Lesson Students

A $100 Non-Refundable deposit holds your Spot.

Early Bird Registration Ends July 17- must make at least a full Semester payment before August 1st to receive a free $20.00 Snack Card per class 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Vocal Techniques, Music Theory,

Acting for Auditions (HS Auditions, college, film, and more)

VOICE LESSONS

Lessons will start in the first week of September. More information will follow soon. Lessons are very popular and fill up quickly, so be sure to show your interest by signing up with the link below for more information ASAP. 

PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS 

EMAIL: NancySearsTopper@gmail.com

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Wednesday and Thursday

MUSICAL THEATRE ALL YEAR!

FALL SHOW:

SHREK TYA

SPRING SHOW:

JUNIE B JONES TYA

4:30-6:30 pm

*3:30 pm Early Drop off/ Home Work Assistance Program

Class Dates:

August 21 - May 8

Student Age 7 and Up

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*No class on public school holidays unless announced as an extended rehearsal or "bonus class"

*Note: we have added several extended Saturday Rehearsals to the calendar this year to help alleviate show week pressure. Please mark your calendars accordingly!

Join our musical theater class for an unforgettable year of performances and creative fun! This fall, we're excited to dive into the enchanting world of "Shrek TYA," where everyone will get to shine in fantastic roles, from the lovable ogre Shrek to the hilarious fairytale creatures. It's a show brimming with laughter, adventure, and heartwarming moments. As we move into spring, we’re thrilled to perform "Junie B. Jones TYA" at the prestigious Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater as part of the Class Acts Program. This charming production brings the beloved characters and humorous adventures of Junie B. Jones to life on stage. Enroll for the full year to experience a journey filled with dynamic roles, camaraderie, and the joy of musical theater!

 

Wednesday and Thursday

*must be available on both days*

Semester One is Shrek - Ends November 22

Semester Two is Junie B Jones - Starts December 4 (Auditions) and Ends May 8th

Shrek Dates

Extended Rehearsal Saturday, September 7, 12:00 - 5:30pm

Extended Rehearsal Saturday, October 5 12:00 - 5:30pm

Extended Rehearsal Saturday, November 16 10:00 - 6:00pm 

Shrek Production Week November 18 - 23

Shrek Show Dates: November 22 AND November 23

Junie B Jones Dates

Auditions December 4 and 5

March 1 Extended Rehearsals 12:00- 5:30

April 26 Extended Rehearsal 10:00-6:00 pm

Show Rehearsal Week April 28th - May 3rd 

Home Show Dates May 2 and 3

Mahaffey Performance Tuesday, May 6th

A $100 Non-Refundable deposit holds your Spot.

Early Bird Registration Ends July 17- must make at least a full Semester payment before August 1st to receive a free $20.00 Snack Card per class 

SUPER STARS--Best Deal

Please be sure to check all the information and important dates in the text above for all class information 

Monday- Thursday

*Save on all four days

4:30-6:30

*or Add Early Drop 3:30-6:30 

Class Dates: August 14th - May 8th

*No class on public school Holidays unless announced as an extended rehearsal or "bonus class"

 

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A $100 Non-Refundable deposit holds your Spot.

Early Bird Registration Ends July 17- must make at least a full Semester payment before August 1st to receive a free $20.00 Snack Card per class 

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