Shaking Up Shakespeare is a Musical Theater class focused on musicals from the great works of the Bard! Lion King, Something Rotten, Kiss Me Kate, All Shook Up and West Side Story are all iconic, musicals with roots in Shakespeare’s most beloved classics! We will be performing numbers from these musicals, combined with scenes pulled directly from the play they are based on! This is a great opportunity for actors to demystify Shakespeare, grow light years in acting ability and polish by tackling literatures greatest plays!
Prerequisite: 8 & 9 year olds – ALL CORES Required | 10 & Up – Core Drama & Core Voice Required
Jessica Belisle has been the Artistic Director at CYT North Idaho for 3 years. Jessica is a CYT Spokane Alumna, her love for theater started when she was 8 years old and she saw her first CYT show (Sleeping Beauty)! Jessica studied History and Theater at Carroll College in Helena Montana, has been working with CYT since 2011 and has worked on 20 CYT productions. Jessica firmly believes that through theater arts education a student can develop greater self awareness, empathy, discipline, teamwork, focus, passion, joy and confidence! Her goal is to cultivate an environment where every class, every production, every interaction, allows each student passing through CYT’s doors to feel, included, uplifted and inspired. Jessica is incredibly excited to be taking on such a delightful classic as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dream Coat!