This Youth Acting Workshop is a collaborative project of the Reif Performing Arts Center and the Grand Rapids Players.

A Seussified Christmas Carol

September – November 2017

  • Performance Dates: November 17-19, 2017
  • Cost to participate: $75

This program is open to kids in grades 7-12. The script calls for a cast of 39 characters (11-39 actors/actresses). Workshop/Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 18th. Rehearsal schedule is as follows:

  • September: M,T, Th | 4-6pm
  • October: M, T, Th | 4-6pm; Wed | 3:30-5:30pm
  • November: M, T, Th | 4-6pm; Wednesday | 3:30-5:30pm; additional rehearsals as needed.

 

 

Download Registration Form

 

 

Return completed registration forms (with payment) to:

Reif Performing Arts Center
720 NW Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
(218) 327-5780

Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.”

January – March 2018

  • Performance Dates: March 16-18, 2018
  • Cost to participate: $75

This program is limited to 50 participants bast on cast size. Rehearsal schedules will be similar to that of the fall program (see below). More information will be available in November/December.

  • September: M,T, Th | 4-6pm
  • October: M, T, Th | 4-6pm; Wed | 3:30-5:30pm
  • November: M, T, Th | 4-6pm; Wednesday | 3:30-5:30pm; additional rehearsals as needed.

 

Make Up Workshop

October 7  & October 21 | 10am-2pm (with short break for lunch)

  • Cost to participate: $70 (includes $40 for make-up kit and color wheel for you to keep)
  • Non-refundable deposit of $50 by September 21, 4pm.
  • Techniques taught: basic stage make-up; creative make-up; old-age make-up

 

 

 

Download Registration Form

 

 

Return completed registration forms (with payment) to:

Reif Performing Arts Center
720 NW Conifer Drive
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
(218) 327-5780

Meet the Instructor

Jim Cagle

Jim Cagle as Billy Flynn (Chicago), 2011

Jim Cagle, a life-long resident of Grand Rapids, currently owns and manages A-1 Driver’s Training. His true passion, however, lies with the performing arts. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University for Theater/Speech Education, a Master of Science from Capella University for Instructional Design, and a Doctorate from Capella University for Education. Jim’s Master’s project was the development of a workbook for a traveling youth theater program. He has previously taught introductory theater classes at Mesabi Range Community & Technical College. His professional acting experience includes both stage and film credits. Jim has been a part of many local theater productions both as director and as an actor, most notably Best Christmas Pageant Ever (director), A Christmas Carol (director), Two By Two (director), Dracula (Dracula), Ten Little Indians (Capt. Lumbard), Annie (Rooster), Chicago (Billy Flynn), and The Music Man (Harold Hill).