Leddy Center School for the Performing Arts announces that registration is going on now for fall classes and private lessons beginning the week of September 10. For information on instructors, how to set up your lessons, and to register online, please visit www.leddycenter.org.
Melissa Ransdell, new to Leddy staff, but veteran of Leddy stage, has been involved in theater her entire life, doing productions in New Hampshire as well as Maine. Melissa has been with Leddy Center since 2004, starting out in Jennifer Cardin's musical theater classes, and recently playing the lead role in Leddy Center's "Cinderella" and the leading role of Tzeitel in this summer's Leddy production of Fiddler on the Roof. Melissa has done everything from working backstage to starring on stage, to working in the lighting booth for productions at Leddy Center. Melissa has grown up working with the Leddy Center and has moved up right through the system.
She is very excited to be making the transition from student to teacher, and to be teaching your children all about theater, while having the time of their lives. Melissa will be teaching Let’s Get Acting for ages 10 and up, on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30pm. In this fun class the focus is on acting with a smattering of musical theatre thrown in for those who like to sing and dance, but are more at a beginning level.
If you do not like to sing, you will NOT have to! You will learn lots of acting games and techniques and learn about character development, role playing, scene study, skits, and improvisation!
Students in this class will also learn a play that they will perform on the Leddy Center stage in a recital at the end of the year in May. If you ever wanted to learn how to act and perform on stage, this is the class for you! Ms. Ransdell will also be teaching Mini-Musical Theatre for ages 5 & 6, on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:20. This is a fun class with lots of make-believe and singing and dancing for the little ones culminating with an on stage performance in May! To register for these classes and all classes and private lessons at Leddy Center, just go on line at leddycenter.org for information and registration forms.
Leddy Center is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, until Labor Day, from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Visit or call and register for classes at 679-2781. Or just go to leddycenter.org and fill out the registration forms online! Beginning Sept. 10, Leddy Center will be open Monday through Friday, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.