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May 2020

$200

Chicago

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until June 7.
Register By: April 24
Ages: 18 - 25

We are thrilled to offer a performance opportunity for students previously in the Academy’s youth programs who are now in college and/or are young adults. This cast will be performing in our Historic Academy of Music Theatre. Students will need to sign up to audition for this show using the register button. If cast they will be given the registration link for payment. _________________________________________________ Audition information: Students will only need to attend one of the audition dates. April 24 from 6-9pm or April 25 from 10am-1pm. All students need to prepare 32 bars from a jazz song. If auditioning in person, you will have a choreography portion at auditions. Students who are out of town will have the opportunity to submit an audition video singing 32 bars of a jazz song as well as 60 seconds of a jazz or hip hop dance number. Those students still need to sign up using the SignUp Genius link under ‘video submission sign-up’ and email the video prior to April 24 to kposenauer@academycenter.org. Please note that week 1 rehearsals are from 10am – 6:30pm. Weeks 2 and 3 they are from 10am – 4pm. _________________________________________________ ABOUT THE SHOW: In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine…

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$180

Pottery Basics and Beyond

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until June 29.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 15
Ages: 15+

Ready to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? There will be helpful demonstrations and lots of hands-on time in this session. You will be learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration in this fun and casual class, taught by instructor Kim Clarke. You will get some tips and tricks that will help you create some beautiful pottery! This is a great way for you to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay. No experience needed! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.

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$180

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until June 30.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 16
Ages: 15+

For beginning and intermediate students with instructor Justin Rice. Introduction to and focusing on wheel throwing and incorporating some hand building and glazing techniques, with advanced technique instruction for returning students. Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.

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$180

Intermediate and Advanced Hand Building

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until July 1.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 18
Ages: 15+

Intermediate and more advanced students will learn hand building techniques with teacher Anna Ellis. Advanced students will continue to develop independent work supplemented with a demonstration each class. Demonstrations will cover use of under glazes, utilizing different techniques in a single piece, hand building larger, and complex forms. Students will be encouraged to develop a style with personal distinction motifs in order to complete a body of work by the end of the class.  Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.

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$135

Thursday Independent Studio

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until July 2.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: May 18
Ages: 15+

FOR EXPERIENCED POTTERS looking for studio time without instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Must have two years previous experience in pottery.  Includes a 25 lb. bag of clay with registration.

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Academy Center of the Arts

CANCELED: Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Presents: Lynchburg’s Finest

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra Presents: Lynchburg's Finest   This event has been canceled in response to the recent Executive Order by Governor Northam, made on March 30, 2020, which bans gatherings of 10 or more people.   Patrons with tickets to this performance will be contacted with regard to refund options.  

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June 2020

$135

Inspired by Artists

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until June 5.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: May 28
Ages: 6 - 10

Instructors: Kirsten Donohue & Anna Ellis In this week-long art and pottery camp, young artists will create artwork inspired by the masters, including Georgia O’Keefe, Wolf Kahn, De Grazia, and Roberta Rogers. Painting projects will include sunflowers, deserts, forests, and patchwork landscapes! Students will also learn hand-building skills in the pottery studio to create projects such as Mexican floral tile plates, Monet water lilies bowl, American folk face jug, and Matisse cutout candle holder.

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$450

The Addams Family

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until June 26.
Register By: May 11
Ages: rising 9th grade - 18

Cost: $450 before April 6 | $475 after April 6 _________________________________________________ This camp for high schoolers features a four week comprehensive program for rising 9th graders – 18, designed to help youth learn the art and craft of theatre in a challenging and collaborative atmosphere. Students will participate in musical theatre classes in addition to rehearsing the show. This camp will be rehearsing and performing in our Historic Academy of Music Theatre. Auditions are May 12 from 5:30-8:30pm and Callbacks (if needed) are May 13 from 5:30-8:30pm. _________________________________________________ ABOUT THE SHOW: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend…

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The Addams Family – Orchestra Pit

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Historic Academy of Music Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: May 15
Ages: Rising 9th - 12th grade

We’re excited to open up auditions for high school students to be a part of our Addams Family orchestra pit this summer!  High School students with experience in various instruments, especially those who have played in pits before are strongly encouraged to audition for this program. The Addams Family camp will be in session June 1 – 26 from 10am-4pm but the orchestra pit will have a varying schedule during that time, mostly during tech week. Shows for this camp are June 26 at 7pm, June 27 at 7pm and June 28 at 2pm. Please submit your resume with performing experience, particularly in pits, to the email below. Audition videos should include: One classical (technical) excerpt, and one groove-based excerpt (such as pop, swing, jazz, funk, gospel, etc.)  The video should be approximately 5 minutes in length. Audition videos and resume are due MAY 15 and need to be emailed to Kelly Posenauer at kposenauer@academycenter.org.

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Academy Center of the Arts

Academy Summer Movie Series

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Academy Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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  Academy Summer Movie Series Free movie series running every Tuesday in June and July     New at the Academy this Summer! Join us for our FREE family-friendly Summer Movie Series! From classics to new family favorites, these films are on the softer-side and are sure to entertain the whole gang.   Grab the popcorn and a soda, snag a seat in our plush theatre chairs, and enjoy a new film projected on the BIG screen each Tuesday, June to August, at 6:00PM.   Schedule: June 2, 2020 - Toy Story 4 June 9, 2020 - Space Jam June 16, 2020 - The Incredibles 2 June 23, 2020 - The Goonies June 30, 2020 - Mary Poppins July 7, 2020 - Finding Dory July 14, 2020 - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark July 21, 2020 - Willy Wonka July 28, 2020 - Into the Spider Verse     Tickets:   FREE - NO TICKETS REQUIRED   For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.     Sponsored By:         Know Before You Go:   All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket…

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AN IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE ACADEMY

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, THE ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS HAS POSTPONED ALL PERFORMANCES AND EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS THROUGH MAY 16, 2020. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CANCELATIONS, POSTPONEMENTS, AND MORE, PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW.