ALL IN-PERSON CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT:
SOUTHERN ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE
1710 GENERAL GEORGE PATTON DR. SUITE #107
BRENTWOOD, TN. 37027
Theatre I - Waiting List Only
Our primary theater class that produces a mainstream Broadway musical each year featuring Backlight students. This year we will be continuing our work on “Mary Poppins” in partnership with the Nashville Repertory Theater as it was unable to be performed this past April. The show will be produced at whatever capacity is available to us in April 2021. New students will only be admitted to Theater 1 this year if a space opens up due to a student from last year’s cast needing to withdraw. Virtual participation is available for this class until January 2021 for a discounted price – please inquire for more details
Mondays Group 1 – 11:30am-1:30pm & Group 2 – 2pm-4pm
Featured Performances: “Mary Poppins”
Theater 2 is Backlight’s secondary theater class that works with a more intimate group to dive deeper into how to strengthen creative abilities and utilize them in smaller varying productions. This year in Theater 2 we will be producing a small production of an original work by a local playwright entitled “Of Birds Who Try” for the first half of the term. During our second term we will host our popular “New Works Writers Lab” course in which students will write an original play that will be performed in a live reading by professional actors.
Featured Performances: “Of Birds Who Try” & New Works Writers Lab
In this class students will learn vocal technique and incorporate their learned skills into musical sets in the genres of Broadway, Pop, Jazz, & Holiday. When it is safe to hold in-home performances again, students will perform their pieces alongside professional singers at in-home cabaret style productions.
Featured Performances: In-Home cabaret performances
Our newest class for students who enjoy theater but prefer to be BACKstage rather than ON the stage. In this class students will learn about all the work that is done to produce a show and work together to produce and direct their own play performed by professional actors.
Cost – $40/month
Featured Performance: Class-produced play