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SUMMER 2024

OVERTURE

Join us as we kick-off the start of the summer with our partnership program, Under the Big Top, & a fast-paced play festival! These classes are the perfect way for students in grades K to 8 to dive into the fun and creative worlds of circus and playmaking.

Programs that Start June 24

Kindergarten

Under the Big Top

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

Under the Big Top

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
5th Grade

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
6th Grade

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
7th Grade

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm
8th Grade

Under the Big Top

Come one, Come all to the Greatest Show on Earth! We will kick-off our summer program with a rousing week-long exploration of the theatrical world of the circus. Professional Boston area circus artists will lead classes each day in circus skills such as clowning, juggling, tumbling, spinning plates, hula hoops, acrobatics, Chinese yo-yo, and more! In partnership with Cirque Us, students will learn the skill and storytelling involved in contemporary circus performance. All together, making for a three-ring circus of an experience!
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Circus Arts, Clowning, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 9:00am - 3:30pm

Programs that Start July 1

Kindergarten

72 Hour Playmakers!

Let’s make a play! In this program students will act as playwrights, actors, and designers as they work in an ensemble to create world premiere works for the stage! Using their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, & imagination) students will work collaboratively to create one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, Creative Drama, Playwriting, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

72 Hour Playmakers!

Let’s make a play! In this program students will act as playwrights, actors, and designers as they work in an ensemble to create world premiere works for the stage! Using their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, & imagination) students will work collaboratively to create one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, Creative Drama, Playwriting, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

72 Hour Playmakers!

Let’s make a play! In this program students will act as playwrights, actors, and designers as they work in an ensemble to create world premiere works for the stage! Using their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, & imagination) students will work collaboratively to create one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Acting, Creative Drama, Playwriting, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

72 Hour Playmakers!

Let’s make a play! In this program students will act as playwrights, actors, and designers as they work in an ensemble to create world premiere works for the stage! Using their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, & imagination) students will work collaboratively to create one-of-a-kind theatrical experiences. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Acting, Creative Drama, Playwriting, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

72 Hour Play Festival

Let’s make a play! In this program, students will work in teams of actors, directors, and playwrights, all working towards producing original 10-minute plays--in just three days! On the first day students will be divided into teams and a list of required elements (a theme, lines of dialogue, props, etc) to create their original works. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am to 3:30pm
5th Grade

72 Hour Play Festival

Let’s make a play! In this program, students will work in teams of actors, directors, and playwrights, all working towards producing original 10-minute plays--in just three days! On the first day students will be divided into teams and a list of required elements (a theme, lines of dialogue, props, etc) to create their original works. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am to 3:30pm
6th Grade

72 Hour Play Festival

Let’s make a play! In this program, students will work in teams of actors, directors, and playwrights, all working towards producing original 10-minute plays--in just three days! On the first day students will be divided into teams and a list of required elements (a theme, lines of dialogue, props, etc) to create their original works. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Directing, Performance, Playwriting |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am to 3:30pm
7th Grade

72 Hour Play Festival

Let’s make a play! In this program, students will work in teams of actors, directors, and playwrights, all working towards producing original 10-minute plays--in just three days! On the first day students will be divided into teams and a list of required elements (a theme, lines of dialogue, props, etc) to create their original works. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Directing, Performance, Playwriting |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am to 3:30pm
8th Grade

72 Hour Play Festival

Let’s make a play! In this program, students will work in teams of actors, directors, and playwrights, all working towards producing original 10-minute plays--in just three days! On the first day students will be divided into teams and a list of required elements (a theme, lines of dialogue, props, etc) to create their original works. With limited time & resources, but unlimited imagination, students will put their creativity to the max as they develop and rehearse their plays, with a world premiere performance for families and friends on the final day!
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Directing, Performance, Playwriting |
Tuition: $300
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 9:00am to 3:30pm

ACT ONE

Act One, our first 3-week session, is full of programs for everyone! Our popular multi-week performance programs (starting the week of July 8) are back, and feature stories that will take students into the worlds of Fairy Tales, the Big Apple, Shakespeare, an enchanted castle & the busy world of dogs! In addition to our multiweek classes, our one-week programs are designed to give students a fun intensive experience in a specialty area of theatre. From K to 12, students in every grade will be sure to find their spot center stage with us this summer.

Programs that Start July 8 & Multi-Week Programs

Kindergarten

Treasure Trunk Theatre: Around the World

Explore the icy Arctic to the scorching desert. Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by mystery objects found in the treasure trunk, students will head off on a new adventure each day using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play. An engaging theme charts the course for a fun-filled journey. Adventure around the world and be back in time for lunch. The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm

Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

Treasure Trunk Theatre: Around the World

Explore the icy Arctic to the scorching desert. Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by mystery objects found in the treasure trunk, students will head off on a new adventure each day using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play. An engaging theme charts the course for a fun-filled journey. Adventure around the world and be back in time for lunch. The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm

Characters Take the Stage: Tricksters & Treats

Trick or Treat? A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using Trickster Tales as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Acting, Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm

Mini Musical: Annie Kids

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist.Let’s put on a show! This program is a fast-paced intensive for young people ready to take the stage. In three weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute version of Annie. While working on this musical, they will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning more about production elements such as sets, props, costumes, and sound and light design.

About the show:
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

Characters Take the Stage: Tricksters & Treats

Trick or Treat? A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using Trickster Tales as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Acting, Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm

Mini Musical: Annie Kids

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist.Let’s put on a show! This program is a fast-paced intensive for young people ready to take the stage. In three weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute version of Annie. While working on this musical, they will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning more about production elements such as sets, props, costumes, and sound and light design.

About the show:
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

Characters Take the Stage: Tricksters & Treats

Trick or Treat? A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using Trickster Tales as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Acting, Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm

Mini Musical: Annie Kids

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist.Let’s put on a show! This program is a fast-paced intensive for young people ready to take the stage. In three weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute version of Annie. While working on this musical, they will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning more about production elements such as sets, props, costumes, and sound and light design.

About the show:
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse, and Martin Charnin, Annie KIDS features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr.

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (from MTIshows.com)
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm
5th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr.

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (from MTIshows.com)
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm
6th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr.

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (from MTIshows.com)
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Theatre Design Intensive I

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm
7th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr.

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (from MTIshows.com)
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Theatre Design Intensive I

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm
8th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr.

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. (from MTIshows.com)
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Theatre Design Intensive I

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm

Shakespeare on Stage: Macbeth (Audition Required)

Something wicked this way comes. This program invites serious acting students to sink their teeth into one of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies as they bring an abridged one-act version of Macbeth to life. Students will decode the sometimes perplexing language of Shakespeare to find meaning, humor, and more behind the words. Students will delve into some of the Bard’s most famous scenes and characters, making connections with their own experiences as the “Scottish Play “ comes to WFT this summer!

*Audition Required* Click here to learn more about upcoming auditions & how to submit for a video audition. Note: This program will take place on Boston University's Charles River Campus, with a location to be announced.

About the show:
William Shakespeare's classic tragedy unfolds fast and furiously in this abridged one-act version, trimmed to the story's very essence. When Scottish war hero Macbeth is told by three witches that he will become king, he and his wife descend down a path of murder and betrayal. Though their plotting initially brings success and power, the guilt and even the ghost of a murdered ally lead to their madness, downfall, and destruction.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Performance, Shakespeare, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Taught by: Jen Lewis

Theatre On Tour: Go, Dog, Go! (Audition Required)

Let’s take this show on the road! This program gives experienced teen performers the opportunity to rehearse, tour, and perform a show for the most discerning of audiences, children! For the first two weeks, actors rehearse the play Go, Dog. Go!, a fun and physical production then take the show on tour, performing for children and their families at The Boston Children’s Museum. This program will challenge experienced actors to create performances that not only entertain but educate the next generation of theatergoers. Students will learn firsthand what it takes to create a traveling theatre piece. Performances daily at the Boston Children’s Museum July 22 - 26 with final performance at WFT on July 26 at time TBD

*Audition Required* Click here to learn more about upcoming auditions and how to submit a video audition. Note: This program will take place on Boston University's Charles River Campus, with a location to be announced.

About the show:
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color, and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a Ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.



Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Audition, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (3-week program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm (weeks 1 & 2) 9:00am to 3:30pm (week3)
Taught by: Stephanie Charlton, Katherine Gustafson

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 9:00am - 3:30pm
Grades 9 to 12

Theatre Design Intensive I

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm

Shakespeare on Stage: Macbeth (Audition Required)

Something wicked this way comes. This program invites serious acting students to sink their teeth into one of Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedies as they bring an abridged one-act version of Macbeth to life. Students will decode the sometimes perplexing language of Shakespeare to find meaning, humor, and more behind the words. Students will delve into some of the Bard’s most famous scenes and characters, making connections with their own experiences as the “Scottish Play “ comes to WFT this summer!

*Audition Required* Click here to learn more about upcoming auditions & how to submit for a video audition. Note: This program will take place on Boston University's Charles River Campus, with a location to be announced.

About the show:
William Shakespeare's classic tragedy unfolds fast and furiously in this abridged one-act version, trimmed to the story's very essence. When Scottish war hero Macbeth is told by three witches that he will become king, he and his wife descend down a path of murder and betrayal. Though their plotting initially brings success and power, the guilt and even the ghost of a murdered ally lead to their madness, downfall, and destruction.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Performance, Shakespeare, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Taught by: Jen Lewis

Theatre On Tour: Go, Dog, Go! (Audition Required)

Let’s take this show on the road! This program gives experienced teen performers the opportunity to rehearse, tour, and perform a show for the most discerning of audiences, children! For the first two weeks, actors rehearse the play Go, Dog. Go!, a fun and physical production then take the show on tour, performing for children and their families at The Boston Children’s Museum. This program will challenge experienced actors to create performances that not only entertain but educate the next generation of theatergoers. Students will learn firsthand what it takes to create a traveling theatre piece. Performances daily at the Boston Children’s Museum July 22 - 26 with final performance at WFT on July 26 at time TBD

*Audition Required* Click here to learn more about upcoming auditions and how to submit a video audition. Note: This program will take place on Boston University's Charles River Campus, with a location to be announced.

About the show:
P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book comes to life on stage in an exploration of movement, color, and space. The dogs delve into life with gusto, creating a visual spectacle for the audience to feast upon. They snorkel. They howl at the moon. They ride a Ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees. This is a rollicking free-for-all of chicanine-ery. A big and little musical world of doggy fun. Like a pop-up book that comes to life – and never stops.



Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Audition, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 26 (3-week program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm (weeks 1 & 2) 9:00am to 3:30pm (week3)
Taught by: Stephanie Charlton, Katherine Gustafson

Programs that Start July 15

Kindergarten

Story Explorers: Once Upon a Book

A week of creative play! Inspired by Once Upon a Book By Grace Lin and other stories about using your imagination! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while traveling inside their favorite storybooks. The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

Story Explorers: Once Upon a Book

A week of creative play! Inspired by Once Upon a Book By Grace Lin and other stories about using your imagination! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while traveling inside their favorite storybooks. The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm

Sing & Dance-a-Story: Down the Rabbit Hole

Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, students will learn to “sing a story” by exploring the various voices that can be produced by using the appropriate vocal technique. Students will connect the voice to posture, gesture, and full-body movement through improvisation to create vivid characters. They will “dance a story” by learning to use creative movement to bring a story to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

Sing & Dance-a-Story: Down the Rabbit Hole

Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, students will learn to “sing a story” by exploring the various voices that can be produced by using the appropriate vocal technique. Students will connect the voice to posture, gesture, and full-body movement through improvisation to create vivid characters. They will “dance a story” by learning to use creative movement to bring a story to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

Sing & Dance-a-Story: Down the Rabbit Hole

Inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, students will learn to “sing a story” by exploring the various voices that can be produced by using the appropriate vocal technique. Students will connect the voice to posture, gesture, and full-body movement through improvisation to create vivid characters. They will “dance a story” by learning to use creative movement to bring a story to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

Broadway Bootcamp

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist.Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm
5th Grade

Broadway Bootcamp

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist.Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm
6th Grade

Broadway Bootcamp

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist.Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am - 3:30pm

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am to 3:30pm
7th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am to 3:30pm
8th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 9:00am to 3:30pm

Programs that Start July 22

Kindergarten

Music Movers: Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie

Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by cool cats and other favorite pets, students will purr, wag, and wiggle as they explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The day will be spent engaging in music-making and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

Backstage Adventures: The World of Annie

How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Annie, students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will be sure to make the sun come out tomorrow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm

Music Movers: Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie

Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by cool cats and other favorite pets, students will purr, wag, and wiggle as they explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The day will be spent engaging in music-making and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

Backstage Adventures: The World of Annie

How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Annie, students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will be sure to make the sun come out tomorrow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

Backstage Adventures: The World of Annie

How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Annie, students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will be sure to make the sun come out tomorrow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am to 3:30pm
5th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am to 3:30pm
6th Grade

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Directing, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am to 3:30pm
7th Grade

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Directing, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm
8th Grade

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Directing, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26 9:00am - 3:30pm

ACT TWO

ACT TWO, our second 3-week session, didn’t take an intermission this time! Our popular multi-week performance programs (starting the week of July 29) feature stories that will take students into the worlds of Fairy Tales, under the sea and onto the s-t-a-g-e! In addition to our multiweek classes, our one-week programs are designed to give students a fun intensive experience in a specialty area of theatre. From K to 12, students in every grade will be sure to find their spot center stage with us this summer.

Programs that Start July 29 & Multi-Week Programs

Kindergarten

Treasure Trunk Theatre: Out of this World

3,2,1, Lift off! Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by mystery objects found in the treasure trunk, students will head off on a new adventure each day using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play. An engaging theme charts the course for a fun-filled journey. Students will have a blast while blasting off to places out of this world! The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.

Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

More Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

Treasure Trunk Theatre: Out of this World

3,2,1, Lift off! Get ready to take an imaginative trip! Inspired by mystery objects found in the treasure trunk, students will head off on a new adventure each day using movement, creative problem-solving, and imaginative play. An engaging theme charts the course for a fun-filled journey. Students will have a blast while blasting off to places out of this world! The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.

Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

Characters Take the Stage: Mythmakers

Why does the elephant have a long trunk? A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using Pourquoi Tales,( myths and legends that explain why things are as they are), as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

More Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Mini Musical: Disney's Finding Nemo Kids

Let’s put on a show! This program is a fast-paced intensive for young people ready to take the stage. In three weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute version of Disney’s Finding Nemo. While working on this musical, they will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning more about production elements such as sets, props, costumes, and sound and light design.

About the show:
​​Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a 30-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo KIDS brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

Characters Take the Stage: Mythmakers

Why does the elephant have a long trunk? A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using Pourquoi Tales,( myths and legends that explain why things are as they are), as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

More Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Mini Musical: Disney's Finding Nemo Kids

Let’s put on a show! This program is a fast-paced intensive for young people ready to take the stage. In three weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute version of Disney’s Finding Nemo. While working on this musical, they will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning more about production elements such as sets, props, costumes, and sound and light design.

About the show:
​​Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a 30-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo KIDS brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

Characters Take the Stage: Mythmakers

Why does the elephant have a long trunk? A fun and physical introduction to the fundamental building blocks of drama (body, voice, mind, and imagination). Using Pourquoi Tales,( myths and legends that explain why things are as they are), as a jumping-off point to spark and support the creative process, the characters will fly off the page as students participate in movement exercises, story reenactments, theatre games, improvisation, role-playing, music, dance, and visual arts.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

More Adventures in Fairy Tale Land

Happily Ever After? In this three-week interdisciplinary theatre arts program, students will bring the stories of their favorite fairy tale characters to life. Through story drama, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to create big, bold characters such as giants and wicked witches, princes, and fairy godmothers. Through exploring the essential elements of fairy tales, students will collaboratively create an original fractured fairytale. Finally, artistic imaginations will come out to play as students design and create simple props, costumes, and scenery to complete their Once Upon a Time world.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Mini Musical: Disney's Finding Nemo Kids

Let’s put on a show! This program is a fast-paced intensive for young people ready to take the stage. In three weeks, students will work together to perform a 30-minute version of Disney’s Finding Nemo. While working on this musical, they will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning more about production elements such as sets, props, costumes, and sound and light design.

About the show:
​​Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS is a 30-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo KIDS brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm
5th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm
6th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

Theatre Design Intensive II

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm
7th Grade

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

Theatre Design Intensive II

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm
8th Grade

Musical Theatre Intensive: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Audition Required)

Our newest advanced theatre experience bridges the worlds of acting, singing, & dance. This program is designed for teens in high school with prior musical theatre training and performance experience who are committed to deepening their skills as actors, singers, and dancers. Through voice, dance, and character work, students will bring the award-winning production to life while also deepening their knowledge and understanding of their craft.

*Audition required.* Click here to sign-up for an audition appointment or learn how to submit a video audition. Note: This program will take place on Boston University's Charles River Campus, with a location to be announced.

About the Show:
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion!
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Audition, In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Taught by: Jenna Lea Scott, Jon Goldberg

Musical Theatre Production: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Take to the stage! This program focuses on coordinating the instruments of voice and body to create dynamic musical characters. In this 3-week program, students will advance their acting, singing, and dancing skills while also learning the importance of community and the role of the ensemble in a production. Students will apply these skills to the rehearsal of the musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. This program is open to anyone interested in deepening their musical theatre experience. Auditions for roles within the production will take place during the first week of the program.

About the show:
Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Performance, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 9:00am - 3:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 9:00am - 3:30pm

Theatre Design Intensive II

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm
Grades 9 to 12

Musical Theatre Intensive: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Audition Required)

Our newest advanced theatre experience bridges the worlds of acting, singing, & dance. This program is designed for teens in high school with prior musical theatre training and performance experience who are committed to deepening their skills as actors, singers, and dancers. Through voice, dance, and character work, students will bring the award-winning production to life while also deepening their knowledge and understanding of their craft.

*Audition required.* Click here to sign-up for an audition appointment or learn how to submit a video audition. Note: This program will take place on Boston University's Charles River Campus, with a location to be announced.

About the Show:
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny, and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion!
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Audition, In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (Three Week Program) 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Taught by: Jenna Lea Scott, Jon Goldberg

Advanced Performance Intensive (Audition Required)

Our longest-running advanced acting experience is back for it’s 15th summer. This program is designed for teens in high school with prior training and performance experience who are committed to deepening their acting skills and knowledge of the craft. Through challenging exercises in vocal, movement, and character work and exploration of scenes from outstanding plays, students will experience the actor’s process in depth, culminating in an acting showcase on the final day of the program. Join the dozens of teens who have experienced and benefited from this intensive, many of whom have gone on to attend top acting and theatre programs around the country.

*Audition Required.Click here to learn more about auditions. Note: This program will take place on Boston University's Charles River Campus, with a location to be announced.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 12:00pm - 6:45pm
Taught by: Esme Allen, Alex Leondedis, Fran Weinberg

Theatre Design Intensive II

Bring a show to life from concept to execution. This program is a dynamic immersion in the theatre crafts that are vital to professional stage productions. This course balances theory with practical experience through the study of scenic, prop, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will work with WFT’s professional technical staff during this three-week intensive, designing and building technical elements for the Musical Theatre Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Work will be shared at the final performances of each production.
Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Summer, Theatre Design |
Tuition: $1500
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 (3-week program) 12:00pm to 6:30pm

Programs that Start August 5

Kindergarten

Story Explorers: Be You!

A week of creative play! Inspired by the imagination of author Peter H. Reynolds and books such as Be You!, Ish, and The Dot! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while traveling inside their favorite storybooks. The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

Sing & Dance-a-Story: Along the Yellow Brick Road

Inspired by the adventures of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, students will learn to “sing a story” by exploring the various voices that can be produced by using the appropriate vocal technique. Students will connect the voice to posture, gesture, and full-body movement through improvisation to create vivid characters. They will “dance a story” by learning to use creative movement to bring a story to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $480
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm

Story Explorers: Be You!

A week of creative play! Inspired by the imagination of author Peter H. Reynolds and books such as Be You!, Ish, and The Dot! Students will work together and use their imaginations, bodies, and voices while traveling inside their favorite storybooks. The day will be spent engaging in creative drama and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

Sing & Dance-a-Story: Along the Yellow Brick Road

Inspired by the adventures of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, students will learn to “sing a story” by exploring the various voices that can be produced by using the appropriate vocal technique. Students will connect the voice to posture, gesture, and full-body movement through improvisation to create vivid characters. They will “dance a story” by learning to use creative movement to bring a story to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $480
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

Sing & Dance-a-Story: Along the Yellow Brick Road

Inspired by the adventures of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, students will learn to “sing a story” by exploring the various voices that can be produced by using the appropriate vocal technique. Students will connect the voice to posture, gesture, and full-body movement through improvisation to create vivid characters. They will “dance a story” by learning to use creative movement to bring a story to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $480
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm
5th Grade

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm
6th Grade

Broadway Bootcamp

Creating the Triple Threat! In this program students will develop musical theatre technique through an exploration of scenes, songs, and dance numbers from musicals, exposing students to the many different genres and styles of musicals. Utilizing the musical theatre skills of acting, singing, and dancing, this jam-packed week is perfect for beginner and advanced musical theatre students alike.
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): In Person, Musical Theatre, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am - 3:30pm

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am to 3:30pm
7th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am to 3:30pm
8th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9 9:00am to 3:30pm

Programs that Start August 12

Kindergarten

Music Movers: Barnyard Dance

Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by favorite barnyard animals, students will go hog wild as they explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The day will be spent engaging in music-making and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm
1st Grade

Music Movers: Barnyard Dance

Get ready to move and groove! Students will make their own music exploring rhythm and music dynamics such as loud/soft, high/low, and fast/slow. Through creative movement inspired by favorite barnyard animals, students will go hog wild as they explore different ways of moving in a celebration of self-expression. In our Music Movers classes, dancing to the beat of your own drum is encouraged! The day will be spent engaging in music-making and movement as well as hands-on visual arts projects connected to the theme of the week.
Grades: 1st Grade, Kindergarten | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm

Backstage Adventures: The World of Finding Nemo

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Finding Nemo students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will go with the flow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm
2nd Grade

Backstage Adventures: The World of Finding Nemo

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Finding Nemo students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will go with the flow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm
3rd Grade

Backstage Adventures: The World of Finding Nemo

This program is sold out. Click the REGISTER NOW button to add your student's name to the waitlist. How does this get made? Inspired by the world of the musical Finding Nemo students will create costume, scenic, and prop designs that will go with the flow! In this class, students will be introduced to some of the backstage secrets that result in onstage magic. Through hands-on experiences students will explore the art of design and then, using acting, music, and movement students will bring their designs to life.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade | Type(s): Creative Drama, In Person, Summer, Theatre Design, Visual Arts |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm
4th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am to 3:30pm
5th Grade

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am to 3:30pm
6th Grade

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm

Night at the Improv

Make it up as you go! In this program, students will learn to trust their instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines. Students will explore the rules & techniques of short-form and long-form improv as they prepare to engage an audience in a laugh-filled “Night at the Improv.”
Grades: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade | Type(s): Acting, Improv, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am to 3:30pm
7th Grade

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm
8th Grade

Making a Scene

The playwright's work is only the beginning, it’s an actor's job to bring their words to life! In this program, students will use scene work to create characters with depth and reveal motivations, obstacles, relationships, and more. Students will deepen their skills as actors, taking their skills to new levels as they work in an ensemble to convey complex stories to an audience.
Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade | Type(s): Acting, In Person, Summer |
Tuition: $500
Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16 9:00am - 3:30pm

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