TMS 8TH GRADE SPRING MUSICAL, SEUSSICAL, JR.: Friday, June 8 & Saturday, June 9 at 4:00 & 6:30pm in the TMS Black Box, 2100 Park Ave., Laguna Beach. Pre-sale tickets will be available at lbhs.booktix.com approximately one week before the performances, with general admission tickets priced at $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults.
TMS 7TH GRADE DRAMA/CHORUS READING, THE BULLY PLAYS: Thursday, June 14 at 3:30pm in the TMS Black Box, 2100 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach. The reading will be performed free of charge to the public, although donations to the Laguna Beach Schools Performing Arts Boosters will be accepted at the door. The suggested donation is $5 per person.
Current Course Offerings
- Exploratory Wheel - 6th Grade Drama & Chorus
- Creative Arts Wheel - 7th Grade Drama & Chorus
- Drama Production - 8th Grade Drama & Chorus
Auditions for all TMS productions will be held during class time. Students may have opportunities to participate in LBHS productions, either by teacher request or by audition. Information regarding open auditions will be posted on on Ms. Karol's website and announced in class.
About the Director
Alexis Karol holds a B.A. in Theatre with departmental honors from Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center and a Masters in Education from National University, where she received the Distinguished Student Award. She holds a valid Single Subject teaching credential in English with Authorization in Theatre, as well as a credential in Multiple Subjects, meaning she is certificated by the State of California to teach all grades, K-12. She is proud to bring her experience as a professional actor to the classroom, which includes appearances on stage in New York, Southern California, and throughout the country on national tour. Previously, Ms. Karol was a teacher and director at the Academy for the Performing Arts in Huntington Beach, Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, and Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove. Ms. Karol believes in creating a safe, positive environment in which students feel comfortable taking risks which foster both artistic and personal growth. A true educator, she believes students must be taught applicable skills and provided with authentic opportunities to practice them. Within the framework of collaboration, Ms. Karol is supportive of student progress at every step of the process, facilitating growth in student confidence and success. She has observed the unique capabilities of drama to provide students with skills that aid their success in school, college, the workplace, and beyond. The competencies and values exhibited by drama students include teamwork, creative problem solving, compassion, dedication and discipline, all of which are necessary in our diverse and innovative culture. Ms. Karol is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Leadership through Seattle City University, with a concentration in P-12 Educational Program Leadership.