Our summer theatre workshops are ideal for young performers interested in a fast-paced, supportive, and creative environment lead by experienced theatre professionals and educators. Providing an opportunity to build upon the skills and confidence necessary for success in mainstage productions, our leveled curriculum offers performers training appropriate to their age and ability. In addition to rehearsing a musical to be presented at the culmination of their session, performers will take classes intended to expand their skills. Participants will leave Summer Session with improved skills in acting, singing, and dancing, a better understanding of the audition and rehearsal process, and the kind of confidence that comes from socializing with like-minded friends while working together to create something to be proud of!
workshops are held for two-week sessions: monday-friday / 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.
performances take place at 3:00 pm on the final friday of each session.*
July 9 - 20
Rising 1st - 3rd Graders
"Everybody wants to be a cat" in Disney's stage adaptation of the beloved animated film The Aristocats, featuring a jazzy, upbeat score! In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess leaves the entirety of her estate to her high-society cat, Duchess, and her three young little kittens. Adventure ensues when a greedy yet bumbling butler attempts to pull off the ultimate catnapping caper! Now it's up to a rough-and-tumble alley cat namd Thomas O'Malley, to save the day, along with his cool band of swingin' jazz cats.
Showcase: Friday, July 20 / 3:00 PM
July 23 - august 3
Rising 4th - 6th Graders
A vibrant stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle takes the life of his father, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew, but when the weight of responsibility comes to find the adult prince, Simba must face his past in order to fufill his destiny as king.
Showcase: Friday, August 3 / 3:00 PM
August 6 - 17 / 18
Rising 7th graders - grads*
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind this deliciously campy smash musical that has devoured the hearts of audiences for over thirty years! Seymour Krelborne is a meek floral assistant working at a struggling florist shop. When he stumbles across a new breed of plant, he names it Audrey II after his workplace crush, but soon the foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivorous plant promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour, so long as he keeps feeding it - blood!
Friday, August 18 / 3:00 PM & Saturday, August 19 / 7:00 PM
* If a high school graduate wishes to participate in PSP programming, he or she must a) be 18 years of age or younger at the beginning of the season (June 1st), and b) have not begun attending secondary education of any kind.