Theatre Classes

Help your young performer get their start in the magical world of theatre and take in a show! Introduce your child to world of musical theatre in kindergarten. Watch your 3-12 grader light up on stage or learn the backstage world of theatre through stagecraft – our theatre program will boost your child’s confidence and creativity through full stage productions.

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Theatre Classes

Stage Kids (Kinder)

An introduction into the world of musical theatre. Students will take their storytelling skills to the next level as they learn new songs, follow simple movements, and find joyful ways to express themselves.

Mini Thespians (PK3)

An introduction to the world of imaginative play. Children get comfortable with their bodies and voices through confidence-building and creative role-playing activities.

Creative Dramatics (PK4)

A beginner theater class for young students looking for a place to let their imagination run free. This class will focus on the creativity of storytelling and teach basic theater concepts and games.

Our flagship performing program, Centerstage offers students in 3-5 grades the opportunity to be a part of a large-scale musical production each fall and spring.

Students will go through a full production process – starting with auditions, casting, rehearsals, tech, and finally, performances. Throughout the rehearsal process, they will develop their singing skills, learn fun choreography and hone their acting skills.

Local designers and technical professionals are brought on to put together a fully-realized set, beautiful costumes, and innovative lighting and sound designs. Our trained staff creates a nurturing and positive environment where every child can shine, no matter their skill level or role size. There is no better place to perform than at the J!

erfect for students who aren’t into singing and dancing, the Act Out program offers them an opportunity to rehearse and perform a non-musical play. Students will work on their core acting skills, and also spend time playing fun theatre and improv games with their peers.

For the show-ready teen, we offer the opportunity to perform in full-scale productions in the Kaplan Theatre each fall and spring. Students experience the entire theatrical process – from auditions and casting, to rehearsals, tech and performances.

Students in middle school can participate in our Second Stage Presents program, where they can really take their training to the next level and tackle scripts that speak to their age and interests.

High schoolers can participate in our Mainstage Presents program, which will challenge them even further and fine tune their character-building and scene-study skills. Children graduating out of the Mainstage program will be ready to step into any college theatre program, if that is the path they choose.

In this hands-on class, students will learn all about the backstage world of theatre. Students will learn from working professionals in technical theatre, and work together to create the scenery, props, costumes, and lighting for our spring productions.

Eva De La Cruz

Youth Performance Arts Director

(832) 408-3524

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