5-Star Academy

5-STAR ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

5-Star Academy, Guiding Kids Toward Their Inner Star

The 5-Star Academy of Performing Arts is an extensive and professional theatrical training ground for youth. This educational program, run by Educational Director and Artistic Associate, Tal Fox, will foster connections between theatre performance and the Conejo Valley/Ventura County community.

We aim to introduce children and teens to professional theatre and give them the opportunity to develop into skilled actors for our mainstage productions and beyond! Through work in the classroom, onstage, and in the community, we strive to develop future theatre leaders by offering a program led by industry professionals.

In addition to offering ongoing classes each session, 5-Star offers Master Classes with theatre professionals such as actors, choreographers, casting directors, agents/managers, musical directors, etc. providing kids and teens in the community an opportunity for top-notch expert feedback.

To sign up, email: EDUCATION@5startheatricals.com for a registration packet!

All classes take place at:
5-Star Rehearsal Space

1489 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite C
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

To contact us with any questions please email EDUCATION@5startheatricals.com or call (805) 497-8613


SUMMER CAMPS/INTENSIVES 2019  

June 20-28, 2019
Shooting Stars Musical Theater Intensive

Ages 11-18
Hours: Weekdays 9am – 2pm
Cost: $725 (includes to ticket to Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages)
Minimum: 8 students
About: This camp is for intermediate and advanced students who are ready for an immersive theater program. In addition to focusing on technique through scenes and songs, students will have industry guests (casting directors, musical directors, actors, agents, etc.) coming in to workshop their material and provide feedback. We will hold a Mock Audition with a casting director or agency, have a Headshot Session with an established headshot photographer, and a performance on the last day of camp. Additionally, this intensive includes 1 ticket to “Phantom of the Opera” at The Pantages in Hollywood on Saturday, June 22nd (Travel to/from the Pantages is not included, but we will help to coordinate carpools).
Sample Daily Schedule:
9am -10am: Physical and Vocal Warm-Up
10am-11:15am: Dance Combination (Broadway choreography)
11:15-12:15pm: Musical Theater Technique
12:15-12:45pm: Lunch
12:45-2pm: Mock auditions with industry guest

July 8-12, 2019
Star Lite Musical Theater Camp

Ages 6-10
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Cost: $450
Minimum: 8 students
About: Young actors of all skill levels are welcome, from novices to seasoned thespians alike. All you need is a little curiosity and a love for performing! 5-Star prides itself on developing technique in their students, and this week-long camp is no different; In addition to putting together a musical revue for family and friends at the end of the week, campers will participate in acting exercises, vocal instruction, and plenty of games.
Sample Daily Schedule:
9am- 10am: Physical Warm-up and Across the Floor Dancing
10am-10:30am: Vocal Warm-up
10:30-11:15: Ensemble Singing/Learn Music
11:15-12:00pm: Staging Production Numbers
12:00-12:30pm: Lunch
12:30-1:15pm: Acting Scenes
1:15-3:00pm: Staging Production Numbers
July 15-19, 2019
Rising Stars Musical Theater Camp

Ages 11-18
Hours: 9am – 3pm
Cost: $450
Minimum: 8 students
About: Actors between the ages of 11-18 are invited to participate in this week-long intermediate camp. 5-Star prides itself on developing technique in their students, and this weeklong camp is no exception. Students will collaborate to build a musical revue and showcase for family and friends at the end of the week. In addition, we will be focusing on musical theater technique, emphasizing the acting of a song and developing some basic dance skills.
Sample Daily Schedule:
9am- 10am: Physical and Vocal Warm-up
10am-10:30am: Developing dance vocabulary and movement skills
10:30-11:30- Group collaborating on different numbers
11:30-12:30pm- Musical Theater Technique: Acting a Song
12:30-1:00pm- Lunch
1:00-3:00pm- Musical Theater Technique: Acting a Song continued

 

July 30-August 2, 2019
Star Lite Musical Theater Intensive

Ages 6-10
Hours: 9am – 2pm
Cost: $375 (includes ticket to West Side Story at 5-Star)
Minimum: 8 students
About: This camp is for beginner and intermediate students who are eager to get in front of industry professionals. In addition to focusing on technique through scenes and songs, students will have industry guests (casting directors, musical directors, actors, agents, etc.) coming in to workshop their material and provide feedback. We will hold a Mock Audition with a casting director or agency, have a Headshot Session with a established headshot photographer, and a performance on the last day of camp. Additionally, this intensive includes 1 ticket to “West Side Story” at 5-Star Theatricals, followed by a backstage tour with a cast member on Friday, August 2nd (Travel to/from the Kavli Theater is not included, but we will help coordinate carpools).
Sample Daily Schedule:
9am-10am: Physical and Vocal Warm-Up
10am-11am: Acting games
11am-11:15am: Snack break
11:15am-12:00pm: Technique work on songs for showcase
12:00-12:30: Lunch
12:30-3:00: Work technique and Stage songs for showcase with industry guest

 

Anneliese van Der Pol (TV: Raven’s Home, That’s So Raven; Broadway: Belle in Beauty and the Beast) with some of our Musical Theater Technique classes – Fall 2018

Ashley Argota (TV: True Jackson VP, Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures, How to Build a Better Boy, Lab Rats, The Fosters; Broadway Tour:Young Nala in Lion King) with some of our Musical Theater Technique classes – Fall 2018

 


 

Tal Fox

Tal Fox

The 5-Star Academy of Performing Arts is run by educational director and artistic associate, Tal Fox. Tal has worked professionally for more than 10 years in the entertainment and education industries. She holds a bachelor’s in fine arts in musical theatre and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Pace University in New York City, and has lectured and taught across the United States at schools, acting programs and theaters. In her five years as a talent agent at Kazarian/Measures/Ruskin & Associates she ran the bi-coastal (Los Angeles/New York) Equity/Theater department and developed the Youth TV/Film/Theater department. She has advanced many careers and put a multitude of actors on Broadway, in television and film, in national tours and in regional theater productions. Tal has experience performing, casting (credits include Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, Bleecker St. Theatre in NYC…), theater tech, and in producing (with Broadway theater producer, Ken Davenport). With all of these resources, she brings an extremely high quality of understanding of both acting technique and business savvy to her students.

TUITION

A $120 non-refundable deposit (deposit + material fee) is required to sign up for a class.

Payment options:

  1. 5-Star will bill the remainder of the class tuition on the first day of class
  2. 5-Star is happy to coordinate and work on a payment plan with any of our students. Please email EDUCATION@5startheatricals.com with any requests.