Current Production(s): "Footloose"Performance Dates: March 26-28, 2020 at Denmark High SchoolDirector: Mrs. Amanda SteinbergEmail: email@example.comPhone: (678) 965-5010 x 381261Course Descriptions:Introduction to TheatreIntroduction to Theatre is the beginning level drama class at PGMS, designed to increase students' knowledge and appreciation of the subject of theatre. In this performance-based class, students are introduced to the fundamentals of theatre arts, including character development, improvisation, pantomime, audition techniques and preparation, the history and evolution of theatre, and stage movement. Focus is placed on getting students comfortable in front of people and on the delopment of the speaking voice, body movement, and stage presence.Introduction to Theatre is a semester-long course open to any 6th grade PGMS student with no audition required.This course is performance-based, meaning students will be in front of an audience often, either in solo or small group settings. Students in this course will participate in at least one extra curricular performance as a class and will also assist with some aspects of the 7th & 8th grade musical to help prepare for their involvement in future productions.All PGMS Theatre Students are also encouraged to join the Piney Grove Junior Thespian Society. Please visit the Thespian Troupe page for more information.Musical TheatreMusical Theatre is a year-long course in which students will build upon and use their skills in acting and stage performing, character development, stage movement, audition techniques and preparation, and tech theatre to prepare and present a large ensemble musical for an audience.This course is performance-based, meaning students will be in front of an audience often, either in solo, small group, or large ensemble settings. Students in this course will also participate in rehearsals and performances outside of the regular school day which may count as a portion of the students' overall grade for the course.Musical Theatre is open to ALL 7th & 8th grade PGMS students, also auditions/performance evaluations are required for participation.
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About Mrs. Steinberg & the PGMS Theatre Department
Amanda Steinberg has been at Piney Grove Middle School since 2007, where she has taught Chorus, Music Appreciation, Video Production, Introduction to Drama, and Musical Theatre. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Choral Music Education from Indiana State University. Mrs. Steinberg lives in Roswell, Georiga with her husband, Adam, and her two children, Orli and Harrison.
As Theatre Director, Mrs. Steinberg has continued to grow the PGMS Theatre Program to one that has over 200 students currently involved in theatre classes and extra curricular theatrical productions. She has also started and grown the Piney Grove Junior Thespian Troupe, a national theatre honor society that recognizes and rewards students’ achievements.
Previous Piney Grove Performing Arts productions include Annie, Alice in Wonderland, Guys and Dolls, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, High School Musical, The Music Man, Peter Pan, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Christmas Carol, Bye Bye Birdie, Shuddersome: Tales of Poe, Legally Blonde, The Lion King, Shrek the Musical, Hairspray, and James and the Giant Peach.