Rise Musical Theatre

Rise Musical Theatre

Our Director

Monroe Moore

RISE Musical Theatre Director Monroe Moore is an award-winning director, choreographer and proud member of AEA and SSDC.

Mr. Moore has produced, directed, and choreographed professional theatre productions regionally, nationally, and internationally, including the national tour of Footloose. Mr. Moore has locally produced performances at Houston’s Hobby Center, The Wortham Theatre, Stafford Center, & The Berry Center. He has directed and choreographed for many local schools including the Tommy Tune award-winning Stratford Playhouse, Memorial, Spring Woods, and Clements High School.

In addition to directing and choregraphing, Mr. Moore serves as Entertainment Operations Director for Carnival Cruise Lines where he oversees all entertainment and youth programs for several ships.

Mr. Moore has taught dance and theatre for over 15 years and served as Executive Artistic Director for Broadway Bound.

Our Director

Monroe Moore

RISE Musical Theatre Director Monroe Moore is an award-winning director, choreographer and proud member of AEA and SSDC.

Mr. Moore has produced, directed, and choreographed professional theatre productions regionally, nationally, and internationally, including the national tour of Footloose. Mr. Moore has locally produced performances at Houston’s Hobby Center, The Wortham Theatre, Stafford Center, & The Berry Center. He has directed and choreographed for many local schools including the Tommy Tune award-winning Stratford Playhouse, Memorial, Spring Woods, and Clements High School.

In addition to directing and choregraphing, Mr. Moore serves as Entertainment Operations Director for Carnival Cruise Lines where he oversees all entertainment and youth programs for several ships.

Mr. Moore has taught dance and theatre for over 15 years and served as Executive Artistic Director for Broadway Bound.

Proscenium Theatre Space

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The magic and wonder of Musical Theatre is its ability to transport audiences to a different time and place. And the performance venue certainly plays an important part in setting the scene for the production.

RISE has incorporated theatre curtains, integrated speaker systems, and premier lighting equipment to ensure its facilities are production-ready. Our students are given the opportunity to perform with these great amenities while also learning firsthand about these important components of a Musical Theatre production.

Musical Theatre is a full sensory experience for both the actors and the audience, and our goal at RISE was to provide the facilities and equipment to make productions like this possible.

Spring 2021 Productions

Our Musical Theatre Production Class is an immersive experience for students that gives them comprehensive training in all aspects of performance through putting on a production while exploring their entire creative self.

Students will learn creative and performing arts skills through acting, dancing, voice, and creative arts (costume, set, & prop design) technique and how to work with other actors while engaging a captive audience in an end-of-class production.

Our Musical Theatre Production Class is an immersive experience for students that gives them comprehensive training in all aspects of performance through putting on a production while exploring their entire creative self.

Students will learn creative and performing arts skills through acting, dancing, voice, and creative arts (costume, set, & prop design) technique and how to work with other actors while engaging a captive audience in an end-of-class production.

Beauty & The Beast

Age Range:
1st – 8th Grade

Class Tuition:
$350

Production Fee:
$125 (includes costumes, props, script, 2 tickets to the show, and one 8×10 headshot)

Class Dates:
April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd, May 29th, June 5th

Class Schedule:
10:30am-1:30pm

Mandatory Parent+Student Orientation:
April 24th 10am-10:30am

Production Dress Rehearsals:
June 3rd 5:30pm-8:30pm
June 4th 5:30pm-8:30pm
June 5th 10:30am-3:30pm

Production Live Performances:
June 5th 7:30pm-8:30pm
June 6th 3:30pm-4:30pm

Age Range:
1st – 8th Grade

Class Tuition:
$350

Production Fee:
$125 (includes costumes, props, script, 2 tickets to the show, and one 8×10 headshot)

Class Dates:
April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th, May 22nd, May 29th, June 5th

Class Schedule:
10:30am-1:30pm

Mandatory Parent+Student Orientation:
April 24th 10am-10:30am

Production Dress Rehearsals:
June 3rd 5:30pm-8:30pm
June 4th 5:30pm-8:30pm
June 5th 10:30am-3:30pm

Production Live Performance:
June 5th 7:30pm-8:30pm
June 6th 3:30pm-4:30pm

Summer 2021 Classes

Broadway Babies Theatre Class

Broadway Babies is for our young actors, singers and dancers. If your child loves to sing and dance in the living room this class is for them. Students will learn songs and choreography as well as develop physical motion, rhythm, and coordination.

Broadway Babies helps introduce children to body awareness, coordination, flexibility and musicality through age appropriate exercises and creative theatrical movement concluding with a showcase for family and friends.

Broadway Babies is for our young actors, singers and dancers. If your child loves to sing and dance in the living room this class is for them. Students will learn songs and choreography as well as develop physical motion, rhythm, and coordination.

Broadway Babies helps introduce children to body awareness, coordination, flexibility and musicality through age appropriate exercises and creative theatrical movement concluding with a showcase for family and friends.

Age Range:
1st – 5th Grade

Class Schedule:
6-Week Class on Tuesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm

June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6
July 13

Showcase:
Tuesday July 13 at 7:30pm

Class Tuition:
$300

Backstage Stage Craft: Costumes, Prop, Set & Make Up

Join us for this fun, interactive theater design class! Students will learn about the roles costume, prop, set, and makeup designers play in creating an imaginary world and how they support the director’s vision in a musical.

After picking their show, students will research, attend a production meeting and design their own costume plots and storyboards!

Learning basic makeup design techniques, each student will receive their own Ben Nye Stage Makeup Kit to practice at home and use for future productions. Students will help design for one of RISE showcases ending with a design gallery for family and friends. In addition to having the opportunity to work backstage at one of the RISE showcases.

Join us for this fun, interactive theater design class! Students will learn about the roles costume, prop, set, and makeup designers play in creating an imaginary world and how they support the director’s vision in a musical.

After picking their show, students will research, attend a production meeting and design their own costume plots and storyboards!

Learning basic makeup design techniques, each student will receive their own Ben Nye Stage Makeup Kit to practice at home and use for future productions. Students will help design for one of RISE showcases ending with a design gallery for family and friends. In addition to having the opportunity to work backstage at one of the RISE showcases.

Age Range:
3rd – 8th Grade

Class Schedule:
6-Week Class on Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm

June 3
June 10
June 17
June 24
July 1
July 8

Class Tuition:
$185

Supply Fee:
$75

“I’m A Movie Star” – Acting For The Camera

Is your child ready for their closeup? If so join us for this amazing class for that future movie star!

All Students will explore the artistic and technical tools needed for film and television acting work and auditions. We will focus on auditioning on-camera skills, rehearsing famous film directors, acting in a master shot and close-up shot, eye-line and emotions while developing characters.

Is your child ready for their closeup? If so join us for this amazing class for that future movie star!

All Students will explore the artistic and technical tools needed for film and television acting work and auditions. We will focus on auditioning on-camera skills, rehearsing famous film directors, acting in a master shot and close-up shot, eye-line and emotions while developing characters.

Age Range:
1st- 8th Grade

Class Schedule:
6-Week Class on Thursdays 5:45pm-6:30pm

June 10
June 17
June 24
July 1
July 8
July 15

Class Tuition:
$175

Triple Threat Teen Acting Troupe

Our Triple Threat Teen Acting Troupe brings together the three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing into a unified whole. The emphasis in these classes is to strengthen each of the elements equally to create a well-rounded Triple Threat performer.

The class is open to 5th grade through 9th graders and prepares the students to meet the challenges of college auditions, school musicals, talent shows, and professional auditions. The class will conclude with a showcase.

Our Triple Threat Teen Acting Troupe brings together the three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing into a unified whole. The emphasis in these classes is to strengthen each of the elements equally to create a well-rounded Triple Threat performer.

The class is open to 5th grade through 9th graders and prepares the students to meet the challenges of college auditions, school musicals, talent shows, and professional auditions. The class will conclude with a showcase.

Age Range:
5th- 9th Grade

Class Schedule:
6-Week Class on Wednesdays 5:45pm-6:30pm

June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14

Showcase:
Wednesday July 14 at 7:30pm

Class Tuition:
$215

Our Facilities

We offer 3 spacious studios for our musical theatre students to learn and prepare for productions:

  • Studio A is 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Studio B is 1,200 sq. ft.
  • Studio C is 600 sq. ft.

All of our studios feature high ceilings, mirrored walls, and in-wall speaker systems. Studios A & B are separated by a floor-to-ceiling acoustical floating partition that allows the studios to open up into one large performance space for in-house productions complete with theatre curtains and premier theatre lighting.

Studio C is a smaller, fully-mirrored space ideal for our acting classes.

Performance Opportunities

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Our unique campus offers both indoor and outdoor performance opportunities for students enrolled in our production classes. Our goal is to give students as many opportunities as possible to perform in front of an audience.

The 2,400 sq. ft. expanded studio space and 2,400 sq. ft. outdoor lawn were both specifically designed with musical theatre performances in mind. 

Teaching Methodology

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RISE Musical Theatre follows age-appropriate curriculum for each class and only performs family-friendly productions.

We offer introductory Musical Theatre classes for beginners that teach the foundations of Musical Theatre and beginner terminology. We also offer production classes that give students valuable experience performing on the stage.

Additionally, RISE offers various levels of Acting classes from beginner-level to advanced for students looking to learn practical skills that can immediately improve their performance techniques.