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Our online enrollment period is now closed. Please email with questions.

EXPLORING MUSICAL THEATER is an 11-week course taught by actor/director/choreographer Kristi Grand.


In this course, we will take a deep dive into character exploration, musicality and how we apply that to our performances. Participants will learn key audition techniques, expand their knowledge in individual and ensemble performance, stage presence, facial expressions and emoting, memorization, and vocal confidence. Participants will learn several group numbers and have the opportunity to perfect individual performance selections (vocal/monologue/scene work). At the end, students will perform in a showcase weekend for family, friends and the public. Four sessions are offered: beginner and intermediate/advanced for ages 8-11 and beginner and intermediate/advanced for ages 12-16. 

The BEGINNER course is intended for students with 0-1 year of theater experience. Some previous theater training (a camp, a class, or a show) is helpful but not necessary. Enthusiasm and an interest in performing are the most important qualities for this class.


The INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED course is intended for students with 2+ years of previous theater training (or 2+ shows). These students should already be familiar with basic concepts like blocking, projection and stage directions and should come ready to dive into the material.

Limit 15 students per class. 

DATES: 11 weeks January 23 - April 6 (2 classes per week), showcases April 8 & 9

BEGINNER (AGES 8-11): Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 – 6:30pm

BEGINNER (AGES 12–16): Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 – 8:00pm

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (AGES 8-11): Monday/Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30pm

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (AGES 12-16): Monday/Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00pm

**please note all classes will be 5:00-8:00pm the final week (April 3-6)**

FEE: $405.00 for full course (scholarships available)

REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be offered for cancelled enrollment up until the end of the 3rd week of classes. Starting January 23rd, refunds will be pro-rated based on classes already completed. No refunds will be given after February 10th, 2023.

QUESTIONS? Please email instructor Kristi Grand at


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Exploring Musical Theater is taught by actor/director/choreographer Kristi Grand. Kristi was born and raised in the Bay Area in CA and began performing at the young age of 8 as a competitive dancer and Musical Theater performer. At the young age of 16, Kristi became the Choreographer for a statewide theater company where she choreographed dozens of productions both in the Bay Area and Los Angeles areas. From 2009-2020 Kristi owned and operated her own Family Community Theater Program, Grand Performing Arts, a lifelong dream of hers. Most recently at RRCP, Kristi directed the Summer 2022 production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. She is so grateful to have the opportunity to create with local community members and coach up young actors with a love and passion for performance art. 

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