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Session: Fall 2020
Chapter:  McHenry
Location:  Calvary Church, Crystal Lake
Time:  4:45pm - 6:30pm
Day:  Tuesday
Starts:  09/01
Ages:  8-12
Tuition:  $210.00
Current Tuition:  $195.00
Early Bird Discount:  $15.00 off , ends Aug 9

Class Description

Let your creativity take flight through dance, drama and singing. Jump into the magical world of musical theater by exploring dance choreography, vocal technique and how to portray a character. Become a triple threat through warm-ups, group activities, theater games and performance. By the end of class, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine as one of the show-stoppers in the showcase!
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Teacher:


Karen Gerold

Five years ago, my family was introduced to CYT and we fell in love with the program, the people and most importantly, the Mission. I started teaching with CYT in 2019 and have taught eight classes including Musical Theater, Actor’s Workshops, and vocal classes in the Lake and McHenry Chapters. I was the Assistant Director for the McHenry Chapter’s Winter 2020 production of James and the Giant Peach. I also served as the Production Coordinator Assistant for McHenry’s Mulan production. I will begin my journey as McHenry’s new Production Coordinator when the Winter 2021 session begins! I have a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, both from Purdue University. Music and theater have been passions of mine since high school and continued throughout college. While at Purdue, I participated in the Purdue Repertory Dance Company, the PMO Bell Choir, Purdue Symphonic Band, and the Lafayette Civic Theater. I also choreographed a high school show choir for six years, directed my home church’s children’s choir and bell choir. After college, I married the love of my life. We have two teenage children, one who is actively involved with CYT and has been in 11 productions. Over the last 20 plus years, I have been a vocalist with one of our church’s contemporary worship bands, directed a flute choir and the bell choir, directed several VBS programs, and served as a pre-school Sunday school teacher, a high school Sunday School teacher, and s Sunday School superintendent. I’m so excited for this season of CYT!!!

Class Location:

5906 South Rt 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60014