We traditionally offer one or two Play Production classes for Fall Session and Winter/Spring Sessions. These classes engage the student in the full process of producing a play (not a musical) with roles, costumes, sets and lights and either one or multiple performances. Students are cast at the beginning after auditions (enrollment numbers are based on roles so everyone participates!) and bonds are formed that can last way beyond the last curtain call.

Drama improves a child’s public speaking skill: Talking and performing in front of audiences will teach a child so many important parts of public speaking, including volume, enunciation and inflection.

Acting increases a teamwork mentality: When working with a cast, a child is put into a team environment where everyone matters and has a part. This builds a teamwork mentality that can’t even compare to group projects.

Drama improves a child’s confidence: Being on stage is not for the light of heart. You perform in front of strangers. This, in turn, makes your child more confident and able to handle the most embarrassing situations that can arise.

Theatre is a place for everyone: A lot of kids decide at an early age that sports aren’t for them. Performing can be a good alternative to both activity and developing those bonds in a closely supervised inclusive environment. Between dance choreography, blocking during rehearsal, building sets or just goofing off with fellow actors, acting encourages healthy socialization and new viewpoints of how to see the world.

Reading Comprehension: From learning to read to the in-depth study of Shakespearean literature, drama can play a significant role in the continual development of students’ reading comprehension skills. 

Being in drama and on stage improves professionalism: For a lot of children, theater is the beginning of professional behavior. When in the dramatic arts, children have to make a great impression on directors, support fellow actors, show enthusiasm, work hard and treat everyone with respect. This follows through into a child’s work and professional life.

White Weevil

PLAY PRODUCTION I

The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil

It’s 1942, and the radio drama of the White Weevil is in deep trouble. Have no fear—management has an idea to save the show: Introduce a female superhero, Mrs. Amazing! But the chauvinistic White Weevil doesn’t want to give up his starring role, and the fact that they’ve cast his wife is driving him insane. If that weren’t bad enough, the script is a mess, his youthful ward is having a fainting fit and they’re going on the air in five minutes.
Put on a full play with your friends! This fun and wacky production experience offers acting fundamentals mixed with over the top comedy. Learn the tricks of the trade in this ensemble-building production of The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil. *Conveniently scheduled before our new acting conservatory program; consider registering for both for a full training experience. 20 total classes including tech & performances. Classes are 1.5 hours. TECH: May 12th + 13th. SHOWS: May 13th (evening) & May 14th (matinee). No Classes 2/25 or 4/22.

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PLAY PRODUCTION II

Play Production II We are thrilled to offer the next level of our popular Play Production class. Designed to provide a more mature and focused experience, students will continue to hone their acting skills as they work together to select a play, then take a deep dive into more complex work. *Conveniently scheduled after our new acting conservatory program; consider registering for both for a full training experience. This class meets 2x a week. 18 classes including tech and performances. TECH: May 12th, 13th, & 14th SHOWS: May 14th (evening) & May 15th (matinee) No classes 2/24-2/25 or 4/21-4/22.

Production Classes

History of Play Production Shows

10 Ways to Survive the End of the World by Don Zolidis
Director | Gary Schoenfeld

Spring 2021 – Play Production – HelpDesk by Don Zolidis
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

Fall 2020 – Play Production – 10 Ways to Survive Life In Quarantine by Don Zolidis
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

Spring 2020 – Play Production – The Legend of Robin Hood….Sort of by Pat Cook
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

2019 Fall – Harry’s Hotter at Twilight by Jonathan Dorf
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

Spring 2019 –The Brothers Grimm: Out of Order by Flip Cobler and Cindy Marcus
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

2018 Fall – The Rehearsal by Don Zolidis
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

2018 Spring – The Audition by Don Zolidis
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

2017 Fall – Goldilocks On Trial by Ed Monk
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

2017 Spring – Game of Tiaras by Don Zolidis
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

2016 Fall – The Monologue Show (From Hell) by Don Zolidis
Directed by Gary Schoenfeld

2015 Fall – Harry’s Hotter at Twilight by Jonathan Dorf
Directed by Omar Hasrouni

2015 Spring – This is a Test by Stephen Gregg
Directed by Omar Hasrouni

2014 – 15 Reasons NOT to be in a Play by Alan Haehnel
Directed by Omar Hasrouni

2014 Spring – Story Theatre by Paul Sills
Directed by Kelly Bentley

2014 Fall – Cheating Death by Frank Higgins
Directed by Kelly Bentley

2014 Spring – 12th Night by William Shakespeare (A special project of our Homeschool community)
Directed by Carla Pauli

2013 – Mother Goose Has Flown the Coop by Pat Cook
Directed by Natalia Luna

2013 – Applause for Plautus by Katie Bufithis Oberlander (A special project of our Homeschool community)
Directed by Carla Pauli

2012 Fall – One-Act Fest by Various
Directed by Natalia Luna & Collin Wenzell

2012 Fall – Alice in Wonderland by Anne Coulter Martens (A special project of our Homeschool community)
Directed by Carla Pauli

 2012 Spring – The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette
Directed by Natalia Luna

2011 – Scenes from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner
Directed by Christa Jensen

2010 – The Marquis Crossing Ladies Society’s First Attempt at Murder by Pat Cook
Directed by Paul Kwapy

2009 – Secret Lives of Girls” & “What I Wanted to Say by Linda Daugherty
Directed by Natalia Luna

2008 – John Lennon & Me by Cherie Bennett
Directed by Natalia Luna