Bay Street Begins Classes

        A theater arts class will be held at the Bay Street Theatre starting on Wednesday and continuing Wednesdays through Nov. 28 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. for 8-12 year olds; 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. for teenagers. The cost is $275 per person for the eight-week course, in which students will develop, rehearse, and perform original works for the stage. The course will culminate with a live performance of an original work created and acted by students. There will be no class on Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 21.
    A vocal performance class will be held on Thursdays starting next week through Nov. 15, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. for 8 to 12-year-olds and 6:15-7:45 p.m. for teenagers. The cost is $275 per person for the eight-week session, in which young singers at all levels work on songs of their choice with a professional vocal coach and a live accompanist. The final class is a live concert at Bay Street, where students will perform the songs they have worked on. There will be no class on Oct. 25.
    Both classes will be taught by Susan Galardi, a professional actor and singer and a classically trained vocal coach and songwriter who has performed in musicals, operas, rock bands, and cabarets. Several notables will make surprise guest appearances.
    Bay Street will hold a pair of one-day musical theater workshops on Monday and Sept. 26, days kids have off from school. Sessions will be geared toward 8 to 12 year-olds, who may select either or both days. Half-day sessions will be held from 9 a.m. till noon for $65, or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $85. At both workshops, students will choose a scene from a musical and perform songs and dance, in addition to improv games, physical warm-ups, and more. Both day-long workshops will be taught by Ms. Galardi and Bethany Dellapolla.

CMEE’s Fall Doings
    Children will have an opportunity this weekend to make abstract art, using only their voices, with a digital technology software called VoicePainter (at-home version: voicepainter.com), starting today. Copies of the art will be exhibited at the museum and sent to pediatric patients at Long Island’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center and the Nassau University Medical Center. The museum has requested advance registration.
    CMEE will host a pizza-and-pajama night with storytime, called “Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli,” tomorrow at 6. Children will be given odds and ends from the craft cupboard as well as a wooden spoon, so they may design their own monster puppet. The cost is $18 for nonmembers, $10 for members. Prior registration is necessary.
    On Saturday at 11 a.m., kids 4 and older will enjoy crafting origami. According to the museum, they will not only be fascinated by their paper models, they will also get practice in following instructions and increasing their manual dexterity. The cost is $10 for members, $23 for nonmembers, with advance registration.