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Registration for Lexington Children’s Theatre’s 2024 Summer Theatre School is open!

Please check out the information below to help make your summer planning a breeze:

First Stage Players (FSP):

Open up a book and leap right in! First Stage Players, offered for ages 4 to 6, investigates your favorite stories through drama while creating a simple performance. Students will share the story using music, art, crafts, and creative drama techniques as their teachers guide them towards the Friday presentation. Tuition $225

Playmakers (PM):

Playmakers is designed to meet the needs and interests of 6-8-year-olds. Students explore the world of theatre by using contemporary literature, media, or a theme as their source material. The sharing will use basic costumes and scenery in a wonderful presentation at the end of the week. Tuition $225

Performance Workshop (PW):

Performance Workshops allow participants to improve their acting and performance skills. Students receive classes in acting, voice, and movement. Each child enrolled in the workshop receives a speaking role in the play which rehearses every day, culminating in a fully mounted performance for family and friends on Friday evening. Tuition $240

Musical Theatre Revue (MTR):

Musical Theatre Revue is designed for students who wish to develop their musical performance and presentation skills as they learn about the world of musical theatre. Each session has a different theme that ties the music together. The class culminates in a musical revue for family and friends on Friday evening. Tuition $260

Youth Arts Academy (YAA):

Youth Arts Academy is a brand new 2-week intensive structure designed to build skills in areas of the dramatic arts beyond acting, voice, and movement. While open to students of all experience levels, these classes were created with our veteran Summer Theatre School attendees in mind. Students enrolled in the workshop will spend two consecutive weeks engaging in a specialized theatre or theatre-adjacent topic, culminating in a presentation of their class project at the end of the second week. Tuition $375

Students must be the minimum age of a class’s designated age range by the first day of class (i.e. – a young person must turn 6 on or before the first day of a Play Makers class for ages 6-8). We do not allow students to age up into any class for any reason.

Summer classes at LCT will operate on a staggered start and dismissal schedule. Students should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their class’s scheduled start time for drop off in the mornings. Families have a 15-minute window to pick up their young person at the end of each day. Should a young person be picked up after the 15-minute window, families will be charged the $15 daily fee for Extended Care. Additionally, if you need to pick up your young person early from class, you must do so no less than 30 minutes prior to their class’s scheduled dismissal.

Families will be asked to fill out an emergency contact form for their student(s) on the first day of class. The form can be found here: Emergency Form. We encourage you to fill out and print this form in advance and bring it with you on the first day of class to expedite the check-in process. If you are unable to do so in advance, copies will be available at the check-in desk on the first day. Families with multiple students attending classes can list them all on one form. Families only need to fill out the form once if they are attending multiple weeks of classes.

Every class has a mid-morning and afternoon snack break. Every class will also have a thirty-minute lunch break. We ask families to pack items that don’t require refrigeration or microwaving. Please note that LCT’s Summer Theatre School is a peanut and tree-nut free program. Do NOT pack snacks and lunches containing peanuts/tree nuts as students will NOT be permitted to eat those items while at theatre school. Please help us keep our students with allergies safe.

All students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to class to assist with hydration. Students in performance workshops, musical theatre revues, and youth arts academy may bring money for use at the 3rd floor vending machine. We ask that students only bring standard silver change (nickels, dimes, and quarters) and 1-dollar or 5-dollar bills. The vending machine does not accept anything larger than a five and the Education Department will not make change for larger bills.

Students enrolled in LCT’s Summer Theatre School will spend their week engaging in a variety of activities as they work toward their Friday sharings. While most of the schedule each day is devoted to preparing for the performance at the end of the week, we also include a few blocks of time throughout the week that either build specific theatre skills or allow for some much-needed downtime. Below are some of the activities your young person can expect to experience throughout the week:

First Stage Players (Ages 4-6) & Playmakers (Ages 6-8):

  • Drama Time: the time when students are engaged in their class’s story where they play the protagonist in an imaginative play experience facilitated by their teaching artists.
  • Art Block: usually folded into Drama Time, this time is spent creating props and other items that will enhance the story students are taken through during the week.
  • Fundamentals of Drama: a series of lessons introducing and identifying key theatre terms (such as pantomime and stage directions) that students have already been engaging in during their Drama Time blocks.
  • Centers: a daily period set aside for students to have free play within pre-determined activities such as reading, LEGOs, and puzzles.
  • Chill Time: a daily post-lunch activity where students watch part of an age-appropriate children’s movie. This time allows students a chance to relax after a morning full of adventure during drama time.

Performance Workshops (Ages 8-16), Musical Theatre Revue (Ages 10-16), & Youth Arts Academy (Ages 11-18):

  • Rehearsal: the time when students are engaged in practicing their play including blocking, line memorization, characterization, and more.
  • Core Class: a series of lessons introducing and identifying key theatre concepts and skills (such as movement, voice, and intro to acting) that help students as they bring their characters to life onstage.
  • Elective: a time set aside to either focus on elements of theatre that aren’t covered in rehearsal and core classes or to contextualize the world of the play. Popular past electives have included technical design, intro to stage combat, and trivia.
  • Mid-week Movie: held on Wednesdays each week, students take a break from the busyness of rehearsals and watch an age-appropriate children’s/family movie, usually the film adaptation of the script for their class.
  • Pizza Party: Fridays are a long day, especially for our older students whose sharings take place after their class’s usual end time. To help celebrate their hard work and also ensure they can keep up their energy, LCT hosts a pizza party for all students in PWs, MTRs, and YAA. Students are asked to contribute $5 to the cost of pizza.

All classes will have a final performance on the last day of class. Please note that for Youth Arts Academy classes, the last day is the Friday of the second week of the intensive. Sharings run approximately 25-35 minutes and are free and open to family members and friends. Friday sharing times remain the same all summer:

FSP (Ages 4-6): 3:00 PM

PM (Ages 6-8): 4:00 PM

PW (Ages 8-12): 5:00 PM

PW (Ages 9-13): 6:00 PM

PW/MTR/YAA (Ages 10-18): 7:00 PM

Each year, LCT designs a T-shirt to commemorate our summer classes. Cost of the shirt is $15. Purchasing a shirt is not required for participation in LCT’s Summer Theatre School program.

To order, you will see a Tuition + CS option when adding a class to your cart. The plus (+ CS) is the shirt size. We offer:

Child Small (CS)

Child Medium (CM)

Adult Small (AS)

Adult Medium (AM)

Adult Large (AL)

Adult Extra Large (AXL)

Adult 2X (A2X)

Please note that if you are registering your young person for multiple classes, you only need to choose a Tuition + Shirt Size option for ONE (1) of the classes. While we do order extras of each size, the only way to guarantee the size you need is by ordering a shirt during registration. Preordered t-shirts will be sent home with students on the first day of class.

LCT provides extended care service for families who need to pick up or drop off their young person outside of normal arrival and dismissal times. The service is provided in the mornings from 8:00 – 9:15 AM and in the afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Extended Care is available for a rate of $15 a day or $70 for the full week. Fees include both morning and afternoon services.

Extended Care for the full week can be purchased online in advance or in-person when you arrive for check-in on the first day. Single day extended care can be purchased in-person the day the service is needed when you bring your young person for check-in.

As classes fill, we accept students on a waitlist in case of cancellations. If a seat becomes available and you are at the top of the waitlist, you will be notified via email.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please sign up here: Waitlist Request Form. We highly encourage families be specific about the classes they would like to be placed on the waiting list for as it boosts your placement priority on the list. If you have been added to the waitlist for a class but are no longer available, please let us know so we can remove you from the list.

For more information or questions about the waitlist, please email education@lctonstage.org.

There will be no Theatre School classes on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth Holiday)
  • Thursday & Friday, July 4-5 (Fourth of July Holiday)

If a patron cancels more than two weeks before class begins, the patron will receive a full refund. If the patron cancels less than two weeks prior but still before class begins, the patron will receive full credit towards another theatre school class or production during that fiscal year. If the patron cancels after class begins, a partial class credit will be issued for 70% of the tuition that can be used towards another theatre school class or production during that fiscal year. After the second class, no adjustments will be made. If LCT cancels the class for any reason, the patron will receive a full refund.

For additional questions about Box Office hours, financial aid, and more, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Summer Theatre School Week 1

FSP: The Little Mermaid (Ages 4-6) – SOLD OUT

June 3-7

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Explore life under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends.

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PM: Super Mario & Friends (Ages 6-8) – SOLD OUT

June 3-7

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Join Mario, Luigi, and the rest of their friends as they defend the Mushroom Kingdom from Bowser and his minions.

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PW: Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Ages 8-12) – 1 SPOT OR LESS

June 3-7

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Junie B. Jones just can’t help getting into all kinds of trouble. She does her best, but life just has so many interesting possibilities.

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PW: The Wizard of Oz (Ages 9-13) – SOLD OUT

June 3-7

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Dorothy visits a strange land of flying monkeys, munchkins, and witches.

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PW: The Addams Family (Ages 10-16) – SOLD OUT

June 3-7

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $240

The Addams Family is creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky, and they’re bringing their delightfully unusual ways to the stage for some wickedly good fun!

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Extended Care: June 3-7

June 3-7

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

Register

Summer Theatre School Week 2

FSP: Harold and the Purple Crayon (Ages 4-6)

June 10-14

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement.

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PM: Monster High (Ages 6-8) – SOLD OUT

June 10-14

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

In the town of New Salem, there’s a school where monsters of all kinds can come together to learn and make new friends!

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PW: Harry Potter and the Mystery of Mrs. Norris (Ages 8-12) – SOLD OUT

June 10-14

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Harry tries to save a friend by figuring out what happened to Filch’s beloved cat.

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PW: Anne of Green Gables (Ages 9-13)

June 10-14

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Meet Anne Shirley Cuthbert, a talkative young girl with a wild imagination ready to explore her new home in the town of Avonlea.

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MTR: Broadway Hits (Ages 10-16)

June 10-14

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $260

Grow your skills as a triple threat in this class featuring the best of modern Broadway!

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Extended Care: June 10-14

June 10-14

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

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Summer Theatre School Week 3

FSP: Pete the Cat (Ages 4-6)

June 17-21 (4-Day Week)

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $200

Pete the Cat is one cool cat, and nothing seems to bother him because “it’s all good.”

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PM: Princess Academy (Ages 6-8) – SOLD OUT

June 17-21 (4-Day Week)

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $200

Do you have what it takes to be a princess? Come train with us!

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PW: Matilda (Ages 8-12) – SOLD OUT

June 17-21 (4-Day Week)

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $215

Matilda uses her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

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PW: The BFG (Ages 9-13)

June 17-21 (4-Day Week)

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $215

Join Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant in their adventure to outwit and defeat the not-so-friendly giants.

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PW: Frankenstein (Ages 10-16)

June 17-21 (4-Day Week)

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $215

A monstrous creation is brought to life in Mary Shelley’s thrilling tale of an experiment gone out of control.

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Extended Care: June 17-21

June 17-21 (4-Day Week)

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $55

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Summer Theatre School Week 4

FSP: Tangled (Ages 4-6)

June 24-28

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Rapunzel dreams of adventure, but first she has to leave her tower.

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PM: Muppet Mania (Ages 6-8)

June 24-28

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all their friends as the embark on the wildest ride of their lives!

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PW: Phineas and Ferb (Ages 8-12)

June 24-28

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

There’s 104 days of summer vacation, and Phineas and Ferb know exactly how to make each one the best day ever.

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PW: Peter Pan (Ages 9-13) – SOLD OUT

June 24-28

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Think happy thoughts and travel to Neverland on a high-flying adventure with Peter Pan and the gang.

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PW: Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth (Ages 10-16) – SOLD OUT

June 24-28

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $240

Can Percy and Annabeth find Daedalus’ workshop in the Labyrinth before Luke does?

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Extended Care: June 24-28

June 24-28

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

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Summer Theatre School Week 5

FSP: Night at the Museum (Ages 4-6)

July 1-3 (3-Day Week)

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $175

When Larry becomes a night guard at New York’s Museum of Natural History, he expects to have an easy job. But boy, is he in for a surprise!

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PM: World Builders: Survival Mode (Ages 6-8) – SOLD OUT

July 1-3 (3-Day Week)

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $175

Enter the world of Minecraft where dark creatures lurk all around and the things one can build are endless.

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PW: Aesop’s Fables: Live Onstage! (Ages 8-12)

July 1-3 (3-Day Week)

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $190

Come activate Aesop’s classic tales full of humor, insight, and savage wit in this special class where the students write the script.

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PW: Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (Ages 9-13)

July 1-3 (3-Day Week)

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $190

Act out your favorite Brothers Grimm fairy tales in this special class where the students write the script.

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PW: Tales from Mount Olympus (Ages 10-16)

July 1-3 (3-Day Week)

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $190

Tell the well-known myths of gods, goddesses, and superhuman monsters in this special class where the students write the script.

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Extended Care: July 1-3

July 1-3 (3-Day Week)

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $40

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Summer Theatre School Week 6

FSP: Peppa Pig (Ages 4-6)

July 8-12

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Peppa and George love to play, especially in a good muddy puddle.

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PM: Adventures at Hogwarts (Ages 6-8) – SOLD OUT

July 8-12

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Come enroll at the world-famous Hogwarts and join Harry Potter and his friends for some magical adventures.

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PW: Harry Potter & the Double Bubble Quidditch Trouble (Ages 8-12) – SOLD OUT

July 8-12

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

When two twins from America show up at the Quidditch World Cup, Fred and George are in for trouble. Double trouble!

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PW: The Spiderwick Chronicles (Ages 9-13)

July 8-12

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace discover their great-great uncle’s Field Guide.

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YAA: Beginner Film Institute: Short Films (Ages 11-18)

July 8-19 (2-week Class)

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $375

Students in this special 2-week class will take their acting skills to the next level by writing, producing, and starring in a short film of their own creation.

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Extended Care: July 8-12

July 8-12

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

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Summer Theatre School Week 7

FSP: Bubble Guppies (Ages 4-6)

July 15-19

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Head to school under the sea with Molly, Gil, and all their merfriends!

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PM: My Little Pony (Ages 6-8) – 1 SPOT OR LESS

July 15-19

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

There’s trouble in Equestria, and it’s up to Twilight Sparkle and her best pony pals to save the day.

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PW: The Adventures of Dog Man (Ages 8-12) – SOLD OUT

July 15-19

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Meet Dog Man – part dog, part man, and of course all hero – as he faces off against Petey, the “World’s Most Evilest Cat.”

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PW: Alice in Wonderland (Ages 9-13) – SOLD OUT

July 15-19

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Wild tea parties and new friends, what more could a little girl ask for? Alice falls up the rabbit hole and into a crazy adventure.

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YAA: Beginner Film Institute: Short Films (Ages 11-18)

July 8-19 (2-Week Class)

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $375

Students in this special 2-week class will take their acting skills to the next level by writing, producing, and starring in a short film of their own creation.

Extended Care: July 15-19

July 15-19

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

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Summer Theatre School Week 8

FSP: Bluey (Ages 4-6) – SOLD OUT

July 22-26

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Join Bluey, Bingo, and their friends in this episode of Summer Theatre School full of giggle-filled adventures and imagination.

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PM: SpongeBob (Ages 6-8)

July 22-26

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Take the plunge under the sea to the city of Bikini Bottom where you’ll find the world’s wackiest sponge.

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PW: Charlotte’s Web (Ages 8-12)

July 22-26

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Charlotte befriends Wilbur and guides him along the path to self-discovery.

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PW: James and the Giant Peach (Ages 9-13)

July 22-26

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

James has an amazing adventure when a peach grows to the size of a house.

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MTR: Disney Sing-along (Ages 10-16)

July 22-26

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $260

Come sing and dance along to the best songs Disney has to offer!

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Extended Care: July 22-26

July 22-26

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

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Summer Theatre School Week 9

FSP: Curious George (Ages 4-6)

July 29-August 2

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

How much trouble can one very curious monkey get into…right? This little monkey seems to find his way into just about everything!

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PM: Animal Crossing (Ages 6-8) – 3 SPOTS OR LESS

July 29-August 2

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Tom Nook welcomes you to your new island home where every day is an adventure.

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PW: The Magic Tree House: Mummies in the Morning (Ages 8-12) – SOLD OUT

July 29-August 2

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Jack and Annie travel to Ancient Egypt. Pharaohs, mummies, crypts…oh my!

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PW: Harry Potter and Moaning Myrtle’s Magnificent Mayhem (Ages 9-13) – SOLD OUT

July 29-August 2

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

There’s only one rule at Hogwarts: if Moaning Myrtle can’t have fun, then no one can.

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YAA: New Works Studio (Ages 11-18)

July 29-August 9 (2-Week Class)

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $375

Students in this special 2-week class will build their skills as playwrights and actors by writing and performing an original one-act play straight from their imagination.

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Extended Care: July 29-August 2

July 29-August 2

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

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Summer Theatre School Week 10

FSP: Elephant and Piggie’s Summer of Adventure (Ages 4-6) – SOLD OUT

August 5-9

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Gerald and Piggie are best friends ready to have the best summer ever!

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PM: Wild Kratts’ Creature Safari (Ages 6-8) – SOLD OUT

August 5-9

9:00am-3:45pm

Tuition: $225

Hit the creature trail aboard the Tortuga and use your creature powers to study animals living free and in the wild!

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PW: Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Ages 8-12) – SOLD OUT

August 5-9

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Wayside is a very strange school with some very strange characters and stories.

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PW: Amphibia (Ages 9-13)

August 5-9

9:15am-4:00pm

Tuition: $240

Anne is separated from her best friends Sasha and Marcy after being magically transported to Amphibia, a world of talking frogs and dangerous secrets.

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YAA: New Works Studio (Ages 11-18)

July 29-August 9 (2-Week Class)

9:30am-4:15pm

Tuition: $375

Students in this special 2-week class will build their skills as playwrights and actors by writing and performing an original one-act play straight from their imagination.

Extended Care: August 5-9

August 5-9

8:00am-9:15am & 4:00pm-6:00pm

Tuition: $70

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