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Arts Education & Community Enrichment

City Springs Theatre Company will create and produce arts education and community enrichment programs for our community. Our diverse program offerings will serve students and educators PreK through College and engage the educational community through a student matinee series, hands-on training, and summer programming, highlighting all disciplines of the arts.

Additionally, as a collaborative partner, City Springs Theatre Company will work alongside the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center management in the planning, production, and execution of the City of Sandy Springs Arts Education Initiative, featuring field trip programs, master classes, talkbacks/tours, summer camps and more at the new performing arts center. The greater community will have opportunities to engage in all aspects of the performing arts through family-oriented programming, summer arts camps, and the ability to interact with artists to understand the creative process.


Elf The Musical
Presented by City Springs Theatre Company

Wednesday, December 12
11:00am – 12:00pm
Grades: K-12
Tickets: $5 per person

Presented by City Springs Theatre Company and based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy- making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.


Learn the Choreography of Elf the Musical

Saturday, December 8, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm
Byers Theatre at City Springs
Grades: 6th – College
Participants: $20


Calling all musical theatre students! You’re invited to learn choreography from holiday classic, Elf the Musical! Led by CSTC’s Choreographer, students will do a dance warm-up, learn two numbers from the show, and participate in a Q & A where students are encouraged to ask about auditions, the creative process, and the excitement of performing every night! Parents are invited to join the classroom for the Q & A. Students should wear clothes and shoes in which they can easily move and bring a bottle of water.

Behind The Scenes of Elf the Musical

Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm
Byers Theatre at City Springs
Grades: 6th – College
Participants: $20

Go behind-the-scenes of City Springs Theatre Company’s (CSTC) production of Elf the Musical! Led by CSTC’s Production Team, students will learn about the set design, construction, lighting design, sound design, and stage management process of the song and dance extravaganza! Students will receive practical technical theatre knowledge and training during this unique 2-hour workshop!


Study with Tony Award Winner Shuler Hensley!

Gain confidence, better your technique, and sharpen your performance skills with City Springs Theatre Company’s Tony award-winning Associate Artistic Director Shuler Hensley! Through private studio coaching for aspiring theatre talent of all ages, Shuler’s award-winning experience will help you explore unique character development for successful performances and auditions.

Lessons take place at Shuler’s private studio and are scheduled individually based on Shuler’s availability.

Pricing is as follows:
30 minute coaching sessions are $60
60 minute coaching sessions are $120


About Shuler Hensley: Shuler Hensley is the Associate Artistic Director of City Springs Theatre Company and currently playing Julian Marsh in the inaugural production of 42nd Street! Recently seen in the New Group’s production of Sweet Charity opposite Sutton Foster, Shuler also appeared on Broadway in productions of No Man’s Land (also Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Waiting For Godot, in repertory, opposite Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Billy Crudup. Previous Broadway credits include: The Monster in Young Frankenstein (also the U.S. National Tour), Kerchak in Tarzan, Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (also at The National Theatre and London’s West End- Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards) and Javert in Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Assassins (Encores!) How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden, Carousel at Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, The Most Happy Fella and Fiorello! (Encores!), The Whale (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards; Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations), Sweet and Sad (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble), That Hopey Changey Thing, The Great American Trailer Park Musical.  Regional credits: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Alliance Theatre), All About Us (Westport Playhouse), The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Hamburg, Germany). Opera appearances include Wozzeck (Curtis Institute of Music), and Regina (Kennedy Center). Shuler has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra. TV credits include: Murder of a President, Shades of Blue, Banshee, The Americans, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Intent. Film credits include: The Greatest Showman, The Legend of Zorro, Van Helsing and the upcoming Into The Wilderness. Proud Equity member. Shuler was awarded the “Stage Performance of the Year” by New York Magazine in recognition for his work in The Whale.

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