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Open Mic Friday February 1 @ RVP Studios

Our next Open MIC night will be on Friday, February 1st

All ages, all performers welcome!

It’s Friday Open Mic Night!  BYO- Dinner, Snacks, Beverages! We love to share!
Fans & friends, make an evening of it. Share good times, great music, with some great people in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Perform on stage under the lights like a real rockstar! Cabaret style seating, fun relaxed atmosphere. venuecopen mic_n

Open to all ages- we have a great time!    $5 Door Charge. $10 for 3- Invite your friends!

RVP Studios Open Mic Night:is a safe, fun place for artists of all-ages to practice their performance skills. All music styles welcome: bands, poetry, dance, vocalists, guitar, drums, you name it! Full back-line, or track. Improve your confidence and network with other performers. Challenge yourself! Increase your creativity! You won’t find a more supportive audience than at the RVP-Performance Plus community! 

RVP Studios: 221 Bull Hill Lane West Haven/Orange line 

Improv Club


Wednesday Nights 6-8 pm                Session one: January 2- March 6 2019

Performance Plus / RVP Studios is excited to announce a new theatre arts program, designed to free the mind, boost confidence and release feel-good endorphins by reviving the spirit of play and possibilities of creation: PERFORMANCE PLUS IMPROV CLUB Improvisational acting is a phenomenal tool for personal development for both the actor and non-actor alike, as we all must make our way through our personal and professional lives without a script. Performance Plus Improv Club is a safe and encouraging space to explore ideas, use our head-to-toe body instruments creatively, find our funny and free our voices.  AGES 17+  10wks/$200

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With over twenty years of experience in teaching, performing and directing, Improv Club Director Lara Morton utilizes Spolin-based instruction to impart a solid foundation in improv technique, accessible to students of improvisational acting at any level.

FOR REGISTRATION/INFO: Performance Plus/RVP Studios, 221 Bull Hill Lane, West Haven, CT 06516    Email:

CALL NOW TO REGISTER:  Ph. 203-934-7579 

Performance Plus Band/Lesson Package

Performance Plus Band Winter Band/Lesson Package

Come Join the band this January!  If you take lessons at Performance Plus, you can now join the band for a discounted rate – $230 per month for half hour lesson and weekly 2-hour rehearsals. (This price is way below other band programs!)

Come learn songs you love with other musicians and perform concerts on our awesome stage! Adult and Teen Options.

Call (203) 692-1171 or email

 Some of the benefits of playing in a band are:

Students learn teamwork. They get very good at working together. Team skills are a very important aspect of being successful in life.

It boosts self-esteem. Being in a band gives students a sense of pride and accomplishment and is good for their self-esteem.

It develops your social skills. Playing an instrument can be a great way to enhance your social skills. I have seen many kids come out of their shell through playing in a band. Weekly band rehearsals become an oasis in an often stressful and complex world and many times the friends you make in the band become like family.

It provides opportunities to be stretched. They learn to be stretched beyond their comfort zone, and in the process they put themselves out there and expand their knowledge of other instruments and learn what it’s like to be under pressure.

It teaches you to be a performer. One of the goals of practicing so much on your instrument is so that you can perform for others. The more you get up in front of people and perform, the easier it becomes and the more you will enjoy showing off your skills that you worked so hard to develop. Playing on stage in a band helps build confidence in yourself, and being prepared and really knowing how to play your part makes it much easier to get up and play for a crowd.

Call (203)692-1171 or email

Performance Plus Student Showcase- December 9th

Performance Plus Student Showcase Tickets-click here!
winter 2017 show

Saturday, December 9th

1pm, 4 pm, 7 pm

It’s your time to shine!

Performing is an important part of learning an instrument!

  1. A Goal– Having an outcome for all the hard work a student is pouring into their instrument is important. A performance is something a student can strive for and look forward to.
  2. A learning opportunity – Performing is learning. When a student is preparing for a showcase they are learning stage etiquette, audience etiquette, stage set up, how to deal with performance anxiety, how they personally react to being on stage, recovering from mistakes, listening skills, how to perform under pressure, and perform with others.
  3. A Record of Progress- Musicians can be highly critical of themselves. It can be difficult for them to hear their progress. Some students may feel that they are not progressing at all if they do not improve by leaps and bounds over the course of a week. Recording performances is a great way for students to hear their progress over an extended period time*.
  4. Encouragement- Performance time is always a good time for students to receive encouragement from teachers, family, and peers. This will give them more drive for the next performance and encourage them to seek more performance opportunities.
  5. And so much more!!!

*We can provide a professionally recorded and edited video of your student’s performance for only $25.00! Now you can sit back and enjoy the performance without watching it through a cameral lens or your phone!  Sign up now!