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Raue Center announces Sage Studio Jr. acting classes

SPONSORED • Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 1:51 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:45 a.m. CST
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The Raue Center for the Arts, in Crystal Lake, is now offering acting classes for kids!

Sage Studio Jr. classes for students ages 7 to 14 begin next month as an addition to the Raue’s existing Sage Studio educational theater program.

The new program will launch in July with the course “Ready, Set, Act!” Acting for Young Performers.  The workshop begins July 12 for ages 7-11 and 12-14.  The 7-11 class meets from 10 - 11am and the 12-14 the group meets from 10 - 11:30 am.  Tuition for is $100 per student. To register a student or receive more information contact Kate Wilford at Application deadline is June 27.

Guest instructors include professionals from all areas of the theatre industry, including lifetime members of the Actor's Studio and veterans of Broadway and Off-Broadway.

The program is under the direction of Amanda Flahive. Amanda has been a Williams Street Repertory company member since the inaugural season in 2011, appearing in numerous productions. She holds a BFA in musical theatre from Millikin University, and has appeared in regional and touring productions across the country. Amanda also served for five seasons as the Associate Director of Prairie Fire Children's Theatre, where she taught acting, voice and stagecraft to thousands of children across the Midwest, and has directed and choreographed youth productions throughout northern Illinois.

For 13 years, the Raue Center for the Arts has provided quality programming in its painstakingly restored, 750-seat 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor—Lucile Raue. Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named to the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art deco in the United States. For additional information, visit, and

Raue Center for the Arts | 26 N Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014 |

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