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Registration for Middle School Summer Conservatory Begins March 1

New Theatre Tots Classes Announced for March

SAN DIEGO (Feb. 17, 2012)—Auditions for The Old Globe’s 2012 Summer Shakespeare Intensive for San Diego County high school students will be held on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 on the Globe campus.  The four-week program is a unique opportunity for high school actors and actresses to refine their skills as performers in a professional setting.  The Intensive will take place on Saturday, July 14, Sunday, July 15 and on weekdays from July 16 through August 13.  The program will culminate with a performance in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre on Monday, August 13.  The program cost is $650 with a limited number of need-based scholarships available.  Auditions are by appointment only.  For more information, please visit or email

Students in the Summer Shakespeare Intensive study classical theater technique, voice, movement and stage combat led by theater professionals while rehearsing for two productions of Shakespeare’s plays.  Throughout the Intensive, the students have the unique opportunity to study Shakespeare and see the productions of the Globe’s Shakespeare Festival, which runs concurrently with the program.  Festival company members lend the students insights into the art of performing Shakespeare that the students then apply to their own performances of the Bard’s work.

Registration begins on March 1 for the Middle School Summer Conservatory, a three-week program of intense acting study with professional teaching staff and actors from the Shakespeare Festival’s repertory company.  Students will explore scene study, stage combat, theatre games, improvisation, movement and specialty workshops.  The Conservatory will take place on weekdays, July 9 – 27.  The program cost is $600 ($550 for subscribers) and does not require an audition, though a passion for theatre and acting is important.  For more information or to register for the Conservatory, email

Registration is also now open for the March 10, 17, 24 and 31 sessions of Theatre Tots, a highly imaginative introduction to the magic of theater for children ages 4 – 7.  Theatre Tots students are divided into groups featuring age-appropriate activities and introduced to the elements of story, voice, movement and imagination through an interactive read-aloud story time.  Parents return for the last 15 minutes of class to watch them perform a short presentation of the story of the day.  For more information or to sign up for one or more Theatre Tots sessions, email

Theatre Tots sessions for 4 and 5 year olds are different on each date, and children can attend one or more classes throughout the month.  Each of these sessions costs $20 per class, with a 10% discount for enrollment in three or more classes. 

Theatre Tots classes for 6 and 7 year olds take place over the course of four weeks and are continuous as students work each week on a final presentation at the end of the month.  The cost for these sessions is $100 for a set of four classes. 

LOCATION:  The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.  There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park.  For additional parking information visit

CALENDARThe Recommendation (1/21-2/26), A Room with a View (3/2-4/8), Anna Christie (3/10-4/15), The Scottsboro Boys (4/29-6/10), Nobody Loves You (5/9-6/17), Richard III (6/3-9/29), As You Like It (6/10-9/30), Inherit the Wind (6/17-9/25).

PHOTO EDITORS:  Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for 75 years.  The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which are both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival.  More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater’s education and community programs.  Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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