Classes


In addition to renting out the theatre and presenting productions, Chromolume Theatre offers classes for adults in various mediums, such as dance (jazz, tap, musical theatre). musical theatre performance and even yoga and Pilates classes.

To find out more about the classes we offer, give us a call at

(323) 510-2688 Ext. 204

OR by sending us an email classes@crtheatre.com

Please note there are NO REFUNDS for classes.


Ongoing Classes

          

 

 

 

 

The Harmony Workshop
Tuesdays 9/12 - 10/3
1:30pm - 3:00pm

 

A class designed to introduce concepts of harmony and group singing.

 

 

 

 

 

The Harmony Workshop is a class from songwriter, musician and vocal coach Ryland Shelton, designed to introduce the concepts of harmony and group singing, and to impart the confidence to "get your part" every time. So often, studying music is focused on the solo performance, which, of course, is important but can leave students feeling like they're at the mercy of the song, stuck on their own musical island. Well, we are about to get to know the whole ocean. Harmony - knowledge of it and comfort with it - is essential for musicianship, emotional connection in performance, and improvisation. We'll learn three- and four-part chord structures, put them in action on popular songs, and create our own harmonies as a group. By the time class concludes, students will have everything they need to speak – no, sing! – harmony like a second language.

 

Class Rate is $125 per session.

 

Tuesdays, September 12 - October 3, 1:30pm-3:00pm

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Session begins September 12!

Ryland Shelton, Instructor

Ryland Shelton's work as vocal coach for pop artists, singer-songwriters, theatre artists, on stage, in the recording studio, and - most recently - as the vocal coach and music director for the feature film movie musical Crazy For The Boys (in theaters Spring 2018) has earned him a reputation as one of the most exciting new names in the vocal coaching industry in Los Angeles. His mission to bring sustainable singing to singers of all levels of experience while retaining the originality of each voice has become the touchstone of his practice, and the inspiration for the challenge he insists of all his clients: REACH YOUR PEAK PERFORMANCE. www.rsvocalcoach.com

 

 

Scene Study with Bjorn Johnson
Tuesdays 9/12 - 10/17
3:00pm - 6:00pm

 

A scene study/technique class designed to carry the experienced/advanced actor to a deeper level of work.

 

 

The class is a scene study/technique class designed to carry the experienced/advanced actor to a deeper level of work. From Classics to Contemporary, material is selected to challenge the actor to find a deeper understanding of themselves and their work. Participants will explore and polish their strengths as well as identifying and breaking through defense mechanisms.

Learn how to:
-Function masterfully, even in challenging circumstances.
-Hone the ability to make powerful choices and put them into action.
-Develop an individual, dependable technique.
-Go beyond where one usually gets stopped.

 

Class Rate is $225 per session.

 

Tuesdays, September 12 - October 17, 3:00pm-6:00pm

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Session begins September 12!

Bjorn Johnson, Instructor

Bjřrn Johnson has been helping actors grow and develop since 1981. He has taught in NYC at the Juilliard School, Circle-In-The-Square Professional Training Workshop, NYU Graduate School of Drama, and he ran his own acting studio in Los Angeles for 16 years. A working actor himself, he has a wide range of experience on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional Theater, International Theater and extensive work in film and television. He is an award winning director (Dutchman by Amiri Baraka, Room Service, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's The New Testament) and acting coach. www.bjornjohnson.net

 

 

Theatre Auditions
with Brian Allman
Thursdays 9/14 - 10/5
10:00am - 12:00pm

 

A class designed to prepare and strengthen the actor in their theatrical auditioning skills in a safe, fun, and positive setting.

 

This class is designed for actors and performers of all ages, ranges, and experiences who are looking to strengthen their theatrical auditioning skills in a safe, fun, and positive setting. Filled with numerous auditioning exercises, and exciting theatrical games and interactive scenarios, this series of workshops focuses on the presence, confidence, and concentration demanded of those auditioning for a stage play, improv/sketch group, or live speaking performance. Over a series of four (4) weeks, we will look at different types of theatrical audition experiences, including, but not limited to: Finding, choosing, and developing monologues; Cold Readings; Dealing with Sides; Reading and Annotating Texts; Improvisations; Projection; Movement & Breathing Techniques; and General Auditioning Etiquette. This class is great for beginners, those with limited stage experience, and even those experienced stage veterans look to challenge or rebrand themselves.

 

Class Rate is $125 per session.

 

Thursdays, September 14 - October 5, 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Session begins September 14!

Brian Allman, Instructor

Brian Allman is the Artistic Director of the Award Winning Defiance Theatre Company in North Hollywood, CA. He has a BFA in Film, a BA in Film Studies, and an English Minor from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and received his MFA in Theatre, Film, & Television from UCLA in 2007. Brian has since worked on stage with numerous Academy Award, Emmy Award, & Tony Award winners, performing with The Actors' Gang, Theatre of Note, The Bootleg Theatre, The Lyric Theatre, Sacred Fools, A Faery Hunt, LA Theatre Ensemble, and the Geffen Playhouse. Brian has also directed for UCLA, Playboy, Maxim, ComedySportz, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival. He was also a founding member of the award winning Improv Groups OLD MILWAUKEE & THE COMEDY BANDITS. Currently, Brian teaches at The Art Institute of California-Hollywood; the Geffen Playhouse; the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA), and for a number of Team Building companies, facilitating groups ranging in size from 9 to 900! Finally, Brian is currently serving as an elected official for the North Hollywood Neighborhood Council, where he also serves as Chair of the Arts & Humanities Committee.

 

 

Acting Master Mind Workshop
Thursdays 9/28 - 11/16
7:00pm-9:00pm

 

An eight-week course of intensified actions to keep you motivated and on-target in your acting career.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An eight-week course of intensified actions to keep you motivated and on-target in your acting career.
In these weekly gatherings, we will discover what YOU truly desire as an actor.
WHAT DO YOU WANT?!

We will unlock YOUR core acting potential and explore methods to use your passions to create a unique & inspired CAREER PATH!
HOW to GET what YOU WANT!

We turn YOU into a powerful, audacious & focused acting machine!

Registration includes a FREE PDF copy of the book "Awakening the Actor Within"

 



"Stephen Foster's book "Awakening the Actor Within" is so valuable. I love the mind set work that is underneath. Acting is spiritual and physical and Stephen encourages actors to go for their dreams. His twelve week program will get you started or encourage you to pick up your dreams and go for them again." -- JUDY KERR (best-selling author of "Acting is Everything")

 

"Awakening the Actor Within" is "The Artist's Way" meets "Respect for Acting." It's a training manual for actors to discover their power and to put themselves out into the world in a way that cultivates success and strength.

 

Class Rate is $250 per session.

 

Thursdays, September 28 - November 16th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Session begins September 28, 2017!

C. Stephen Foster, Instructor

C. Stephen Foster is an award-winning actor/writer originally from Ft. Worth, Texas currently living in Hollywood. He won best supporting actor awards for his role in the comedy short That's Opportunity Knocking. He is the lead in the in the independent movie Off Hollywood, and featured in Hidden Hills, Expect Delays, David Whiting Story, Big Bear Weekend, C.P.R., Studio Lot, Eternity Hills, and Making Olivia. As a stand-up comedian he's played the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Stephen penned the plays The Green Room, Legends and Bridge, and Divanalysis.

 

 

 

 

 

Singer's Workout
Saturdays
10:30am - 1:00pm

 

An opportunity to refine your singing book and develop new material, with an experienced coach and a room of seasoned fellow performers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join coach/accompanist Brenda Varda in a weekly workout, where you can polish audition and performance pieces. Perfect your process of working on songs, while getting valuable, experienced feedback. Whether legit or pop or rock or jazz, this workshop allows you to identify intent, styles, and technique - and refine your performance goals. During the 4-week session, artists will pick 2-3 songs, and up the performance game with strategies to reach a new level of excellence.

 

Each class will begin with a short warm-up and then do two rounds of performance -- the first with in-depth critique and discussion, and the second with each artist having the chance to 'redux' - taking the feedback and bringing it to the next round of performance. Varda has developed a critique system that supports each artist, and also targets individual issues so that singers reach new heights...so at the end of four-weeks you'll have new and/or refined material.

We'll also bring in guest directors once a month, giving singers a chance for feedback from the other side of the table. AND - every 8 weeks- there will be an opportunity to do a performers' concert at Chromolume.

 

Class rate is $150 for four sessions! (expires two months from date of purchase)

 

Saturdays 10:30am - 1:00pm

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Classes Ongoing! Audit first class for free!

Brenda Varda, Instructor

Brenda Varda, the founder of Singers' Workout LA, is an experienced vocal coach, composer, and musical director. A valued vocal instructor, she also has 20 years of musical direction and accompanist work, with a talent for finding the blocks and habits of both experienced and inexperienced singers. With a combination of training in classical voice, musical theatre, yoga, acting, and performance psychology, she discovers methods that create dynamic performance, from technical, emotional and physical approaches. Having worked on over 25 musical productions as musical director in Los Angeles, Brenda also works professionally as an actor and writer - so she brings a balanced viewpoint to artist issues and the performers' goals. She also develops original works, and helps singers to create their own new material. Brenda holds an MFA in Performance Writing, UCR, BA-Theatre/Music University of Minnesota. Her credits include 99c Show, A Wasted Evening With Tom Lehrer, The Mad Blue Demon of the Night, Alice Through the Wormhole, Rent, Annie, Nine Dresses -- plus bands, variety and cabaret.

 

 

Characterization Through Movement
Saturdays 9/30 - 10/21
11:00am - 12:30pm

 

A class where students get out of their heads and into their bodies, using a series of exercises passed down from Russian movement coach Andrei Droznin.

 

 

 

Students will have the opportunity to get out of their heads and into their bodies, using a series of exercises passed down from Russia's Moscow Art Theatre's movement coach Andrei Droznin. Droznin's focus is two-fold: break down social barriers that define what's acceptable when working physically with a partner, and wake up the muscles in your body you don't use on a day to day basis to allow for a complete physical transformation when playing a character. In our class, you'll learn to walk like animals, create dynamic poses using shared body weight, and build a vocabulary of movement that can be applied to storytelling. We'll incorporate that movement vocabulary into scenes from contemporary plays and explore all the different ways to tell story without words.

Please wear clothing that allows for a full range of motion (no jeans) and bring plenty of water!

 

Class Rate is $125 per session.

 

Saturdays, September 30 - October 21, 11:00am-12:30pm

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Session begins September 30!

Doug Oliphant, Instructor

Doug Oliphant is an LA-based theatre director, movement and fight director, and serves as artistic director of Drive Theatre Company. His movement training with Droznin technique comes from the O'Neill Theater Center's National Theater Institute & St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (Russia). He's also trained extensively in parkour and CrossFit, and incorporates all disciplines into the movement he creates. Recent movement and fight credits include the Mark Taper Forum, Carrie Hamilton Theatre at Pasadena Playhouse, Odyssey Theatre, Skylight Theatre, The Vagrancy, CalArts, and Chapman University, among others. Movement and fight director for Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble's production of Br'er Cotton, opening September 23rd, 2017.

 

 

 

DANCE/FITNESS CLASS RATES


Single-class, 5-class and 10-class cards are available for any fitness or dance class. Purchase a 5-class or 10-class card to save time and money!

Class Card

Regular

Union

Expiration Date

1-Class | Dance+Fitness

$14

$13

45 days

5-Class | Dance+Fitness

$60

$60

45 days

10-Class | Dance+Fitness

$110

$110

45 days


* Union rate is for U.S. entertainment unions: AEA, AGMA, AGVA, SAG/AFTRA. (Active Union Card must be presented at purchase.)

 

Get Tappy with Dorothy!
Wednesdays
9:30am - 10:30am

 

Tap class for all levels!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Dorothy for a rhythm-filled class that makes you sweat AND smile! Each week includes a classic Broadway-style warm-up, tap technique drills, Pilates-infused toning (a.k.a. TaPilates) and a combo with a monthly theme! All levels welcome, as Dorothy can ramp up (or down) any move to make each student feel like a STAR! BYOTS (Bring Your Own Tap Shoes) and a bottle of water. Forget your troubles, come on, Get Tappy!

 

Wednesdays, 9:30am-10:30am

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Classes begin September 27!

Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Instructor

Dorothy's passion for performing began in the dance studios and theatres of Columbia, SC. She continued her studies with the London Drama Programme and Northwestern University, earning a B.S. Her tap mentors include Naomi Calvert, Billy Seigenfeld, Lane Alexander, and Bill Bartlett. She has directed & choreographed over 40 musicals for Theatre Palisades Youth and STAR Education. Dorothy appeared on the Chromolume Theatre stage as Lucy Van Pelt in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown and is an Earphones Award winner for her narration of LAST IN A LONG LINE OF REBELS and NINE WOMEN, ONE DRESS for Penguin Random House Audio. She appears on-camera in national & regional commercials. Learn more about Dorothy at www.dorothydillinghamblue.com and follow her on Instagram & Twitter @DorothyDBlue.

 

 

Musical Theatre
Dance Prep
Sundays
10:30am - 12:00pm

 

Musical Theatre Dance Prep is a jazz-based dance class for ALL levels of experience that consists of stretching and strength training to give you better technique, control, and strength.

 

 

 

Musical Theatre Dance Prep is a new dance class from Chromolume Dance Studio. Musical Theatre Dance Prep is a jazz-based dance class for ALL levels of experience that consists of stretching and strength training to give you better technique, control, and strength.  After a series of unique stretches and technique instruction, the class will end with a dance combination from a Broadway musical or a combination/routine one might expect in an audition. Wear appropriate dance clothing and bring plenty of water!  Classes taught weekly. Drop-ins welcome!

 

Sundays, 10:30am-12:00pm

 

Contact (323) 510-2688 Ext. 204 or classes@crtheatre.com for more information.

 

Classes ongoing!

Michael Marchak, Instructor

From Philadelphia by way of Rhode Island, Michael studied theatre and chemistry at USC. He has been seen on Chromolume's stage playing Mark in Altar Boyz. Having started his dance training at sixteen years old, Michael found a true passion for storytelling through the use of movement. Ballet quickly became a favorite as he trained in jazz, tap and dabbled in hip-hop. Michael works extensively on stage with Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood having recently appeared in Nosferatu and I'm Just Wild About Harry. Past productions: Crown City's The Fantasticks (Matt), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Miles Gloriosus), Cabaret (Ernst, Emcee); San Diego Musical Theatre's White Christmas (dance ensemble, quintet) and A Chorus Line (Mike), Sweeney Todd (Moonlight), Legally Blonde (Moonlight), A Chorus Line (Mark, Morgan Wixon Theatre), Sound of Music (3D Theatricals), The Real Love (Pasadena Civic Auditorium), Once Upon a Mattress (Cabrillo). On-Camera: Competent Charlatan Productions' Bizaria short and webseries, Week Night Stands; as well as the part of Ronnie in the feature movie musical Waiting in the Wings: Still Waiting. He has also choreographed Zanna, Don't for Chromolume Theatre and will be choreographing their upcoming production of Pacific Overtures in the fall! @michaeljmarchak "You've got talent. Don't give up."

 

Directions

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
5429 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016

From West
Take the 10 Freeway East to Fairfax Ave. exit. Go straight off freeway to Washington Blvd., turn left. Theatre is three blocks down on the left. It is a red building.

From East
Take the 10 Freeway West to Washington Blvd. exit. Turn right off freeway. Theatre is three blocks down on the left. It is a red building.

From South
Take the 405, 110 or 5 North (depending) to the 10 Freeway and continue as above with East or West directions.

From North
Take the 405, 110 or 5 South (depending) to the 10 Freeway and continue as above with East or West directions.

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Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Box Office 5429 W. Washington Blvd.
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Phone: (323) 205-1617
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FAQ

Where are you located?

We are located at 5429 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. We are managing the Attic Theatre & Film Center.

What time should I arrive at the theatre?
Generally speaking, it is best to arrive at the theatre roughly 15-30 minutes before your performance.

Does the theatre have wheelchair access?
Yes.

Can my child/baby attend the theatre?/Is the show appropriate for children?
It is Chromolume Theatre's policy that no babies in arms may be allowed to attend. Further, we do not permit children under the age of four (4) to attend. This is to ensure that all customers enjoy the show. Young children are admitted but are not encouraged to attend unless the parent is confident the child will not distract other members of the audience. Everyone must have a valid ticket and occupy a seat. Accompanying adults will be asked to remove any noisy children. Generally, Chromolume Theatre produced productions are appropriate for school age children, while visiting productions can vary in appropriateness. Regardless, you should probably check with the Box Office when you order your tickets whether the production you are attending is appropriate for your child.

Are your actors professional?
In most cases, yes. Most, if not all, of the actors who perform in our shows are members of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and/or American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Do your musicals have live musicians or taped accompaniment?
All of Chromolume Theatre's produced musicals include a single piano, or a small orchestra, usually five pieces. We do not use taped accompaniment at any of our performances. Any visiting production may use taped accompaniment.

Whom do I contact to usher for one of your performances?
If you wish to usher for one of our performances, contact our House Manager.

How can I purchase tickets for one of your productions?
There are three ways to purchase tickets for Chromolume Theatre produced performances (please note that visiting productions' methods may vary):

  • Purchase them online through our secure server
  • Purchase them in person at the Box Office
  • Purchase them over the telephone by calling (323) 510-2688 x705


Where do I pick up my tickets?
You can pick them up at the Box Office on the date of your performance.

Where is the Box Office located?
The Box Office is located immediately as you enter the theatre, to your right. The Box Office is open one hour prior to performance.

What type of music does Chromolume Radio play?
As we are a theatre company dedicated to presenting intimate experiences of the American Musical, our music is almost exclusively showtunes. The notable exceptions are music written for movies and/or TV by musical theatre composers.

Who do I contact if I have a question about advertising on your radio station?
You would contact our Advertising department by sending them an email at advertising@chromolumeinc.com with "Radio" in the subject field. For our list of current rates, please check our Advertising Page available on this website.

When are auditions for your performances?
Audition dates and times vary depending on the production. You can browse our Audition Page to check out when an upcoming audition is occurring and what to prepare for said audition.

Do you do only do musicals?
Chromolume Theatre's production productions are not only musicals. Occasionally, we will produce a play or a play with music. Visiting productions can vary anywhere between performance art to fully staged musicals.

Where can I find rental information?

To rent our theatre or to find out more information, you can check our Rental Page or call us at (323) 510-2688.

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AUDITIONS

Chromolume Theatre does not currently have any auditions scheduled.