Summer Stage 2019

Summer Stage is here! Join us for 1, 2, or 3 weeks of collaborative, creative, FUN theater experiences for all ages. Enroll today!

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Grades 4k-k

  • Half Day, 1 Week Program

    Zany Zoo Stories (8:30am)

    Students entering Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $180

    We’re going to the zoo, how about you? Explore popular zoo books such as Curious George, If I Ran the Zoo, and Goodnight Gorilla and act like your favorite animals! (MUST BE 4 YEARS OLD BY 6/1/19 TO ENROLL)

  • NEW TIME! Half Day, 1 Week Program

    Zany Zoo Stories (12:30pm)

    Students entering Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $170

    We’re going to the zoo, how about you? Explore popular zoo books such as Curious George, If I Ran the Zoo, and Goodnight Gorilla and act like your favorite animals! (MUST BE 4 YEARS OLD BY 6/1/19 TO ENROLL)

  • Half Day, 1 Week Program

    Rainbow Fish

    Students entering Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $180

    Journey under the sea with this popular book about a shiny but selfish fish who learns that sharing with others brings true happiness. (MUST BE 4 YEARS OLD BY 6/1/19 TO ENROLL)

Grades 1-2

  • 2 Week Program

    Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Students entering Grades 1 – 3 / Tuition: $585

    Inspired by the imaginative worlds and iconic characters of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, this program will be an exploration of art, music, movement, and creative play!

  • 1 Week Program

    Where the Wild Things Are

    Students entering Grades 1 – 2 / Tuition: $275

    Let the wild rumpus begin! Follow Max to the jungle where the wild things are and bring this iconic book and its characters to life.

  • 1 Week Program

    Sing Out in Summer!

    Students entering Grades 1 – 2 / Tuition: $275

    Join us for a week of music, creativity, and more! Sing new tunes, learn light choreography, and tell stories through song.

  • 1 Week Program

    Dragons Love Tacos

    Students entering Grades 1 - 2 / Tuition: $275

    Hey kid! Do you know why dragons love tacos? Discover the truth about dragons by jumping into the world of this wonderfully wacky book.

  • 1 Week Program

    Toy Stories

    Students entering Grades 1 - 2 / Tuition: $275

    What are your toys really thinking when you aren’t there? Inspired by the popular Toy Story series, create characters based on classic or original toys!

Grades 3-5

  • BRAND NEW! 3 Day Program!

    NEW! Outdoor Theater Challenge

    Students entering Grades 4 - 6 / Tuition: $250

    A new twist on theater in the park! This brand new class combines theater training with an outdoor Challenge and Ropes Course. Stay in character (and on your toes!) in this collaborative, exciting, and fun theater adventure program.

  • 2 Week Program

    Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Students entering Grades 1 – 3 / Tuition: $585

    Inspired by the imaginative worlds and iconic characters of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, this program will be an exploration of art, music, movement, and creative play!

  • 1 Week Program

    Myths, Muses, and Monsters

    Students entering Grades 3 - 5 / Tuition: $275

    Experience the thrilling adventures of Greek mythology, just like Percy Jackson! Battle a Cyclops, journey to new lands, and explore ancient myths and legends.

  • 1 Week Program

    Spy Camp

    Students entering Grades 3 - 5 / Tuition: $275

    Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to create a spy persona, uncrack the code, and work as a team to solve the mystery!

  • 1 Week Program

    Around the World in 5 Days

    Students entering Grades 3 - 5 / Tuition: $275

    Hop in an airplane, boat, or hot air balloon! Journey to distant lands to discover (and perform) stories from other cultures.

  • 1 Week Program

    Costume Creation: 5 Days, 5 Plays

    Students entering Grades 5 - 8 / Tuition: $335

    Step into the world of 5 shows with 5 very different costuming styles. Learn the art of costume design and build costume pieces with a variety of techniques (without the use of a sewing machine). Present your designs in a showcase for family and friends!

  • 2 Week Program

    Best of Broadway: Summer Edition

    Students entering Grades 4 - 6 / Tuition: $585

    Our most popular year-long theater class has made its way to summer! Sing and dance your way through classic and contemporary show tunes, expand your knowledge of Musical Theater, and perform a medley on the final day of class!

  • 2 Week Performance Program

    101 Dalmations KIDS

    Students entering Grades 4 - 6 / Tuition: $600

    This terrific “tail” follows Pongo, Perdita, & their furry friends on an adventure to save 101 precocious puppies from the evil Cruella DeVille, who wants to turn them into coats!

  • 3 Week Program

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $760

    In this tale as old as time, Belle leaves her poor provincial town for an enchanted castle full of new friends and a spell to be unbroken! Enjoy well-known show tunes like “Be Our Guest” & “Gaston!”

  • 3 Week Program

    Annie Jr.

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $760

    Join Little Orphan Annie as she goes from Miss Hannigan’s orphanage to Mr. Warbucks’ mansion, warming the hearts of all she meets. Perform classic songs like “Tomorrow,” “Maybe,” & “Hard Knock Life.”

  • 3 Week Program

    Seussical Jr.

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $760

    “Oh, the thinks you can think!” Horton the Elephant know that Whoville exists on a speck of dust, but can he convince everyone in the Jungle of Nool before it’s too late? Bring Dr. Seuss’ zany characters to life in this wildly imaginative show.

  • 2 Week Program

    Improv-a-Palooza

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $585

    Hilarity will ensue in this in-depth training program for improvisation, clowning, & comedy! Class culminates with an improv comedy showcase for family and friends on the last day of the program.

Grades 6-12

  • 2 Week Program

    Summer Shakespeare

    Students entering Grades 6 - 9 / Tuition: $600

    Gain classical training in acting, movement, and voice; attend a performance of Twelfth Night at American Players Theatre; and perform in a Shakespearean showcase on the final day!

  • 2 Week Performance Program

    Treasure Island (a play)

    Students entering Grades 6 - 11 / Tuition: $600

    The death of an old buccaneer lands Jim Hawkins in an adventure as he follows a group of pirates in search of treasure. When Long John Silver plans a mutiny aboard the ship, it’s up to Jim to save the day!

  • BRAND NEW! 3 Day Program!

    NEW! Outdoor Theater Challenge

    Students entering Grades 4 - 6 / Tuition: $250

    A new twist on theater in the park! This brand new class combines theater training with an outdoor Challenge and Ropes Course. Stay in character (and on your toes!) in this collaborative, exciting, and fun theater adventure program.

  • 1 Week Program

    Costume Creation: 5 Days, 5 Plays

    Students entering Grades 5 - 8 / Tuition: $335

    Step into the world of 5 shows with 5 very different costuming styles. Learn the art of costume design and build costume pieces with a variety of techniques (without the use of a sewing machine). Present your designs in a showcase for family and friends!

  • 2 Week Program

    Best of Broadway: Summer Edition

    Students entering Grades 4 - 6 / Tuition: $585

    Our most popular year-long theater class has made its way to summer! Sing and dance your way through classic and contemporary show tunes, expand your knowledge of Musical Theater, and perform a medley on the final day of class!

  • 2 Week Performance Program

    101 Dalmations KIDS

    Students entering Grades 4 - 6 / Tuition: $600

    This terrific “tail” follows Pongo, Perdita, & their furry friends on an adventure to save 101 precocious puppies from the evil Cruella DeVille, who wants to turn them into coats!

  • 3 Week Program

    Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr.

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $760

    In this tale as old as time, Belle leaves her poor provincial town for an enchanted castle full of new friends and a spell to be unbroken! Enjoy well-known show tunes like “Be Our Guest” & “Gaston!”

  • 3 Week Program

    Annie Jr.

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $760

    Join Little Orphan Annie as she goes from Miss Hannigan’s orphanage to Mr. Warbucks’ mansion, warming the hearts of all she meets. Perform classic songs like “Tomorrow,” “Maybe,” & “Hard Knock Life.”

  • 3 Week Program

    Seussical Jr.

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $760

    “Oh, the thinks you can think!” Horton the Elephant know that Whoville exists on a speck of dust, but can he convince everyone in the Jungle of Nool before it’s too late? Bring Dr. Seuss’ zany characters to life in this wildly imaginative show.

  • 2 Week Program

    Improv-a-Palooza

    Students entering Grades 5 - 9 / Tuition: $585

    Hilarity will ensue in this in-depth training program for improvisation, clowning, & comedy! Class culminates with an improv comedy showcase for family and friends on the last day of the program.

  • 3 Week Program

    Legally Blonde Jr.

    Students entering Grades 6 - 11 / Tuition: $760

    Omigod, you guys! Elle Woods enrolls in Harvard Law School to win back the man she loves. With the help of friends new & old, she discovers that brains & bravery are more important than how you look. Rock out to the pop infused score of this Broadway hit!

  • 3 Week Program

    Grease (High School Edition)

    Students entering Grades 7 - 12 / Tuition: $760

    Grease is the word! Step back into the 1950s, where T-Birds and Pink Ladies rule Rydell High. When tough guy Danny falls for good girl Sandy, can their summer fling withstand high school cliques? Sing famous songs such as “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightning!”

  • AUDITION ONLY - 3 Week Program

    SUMMER ACADEMY: Chicago (High School Edition)

    Students entering Grade 9 - leaving Grade 12 / Tuition: $815

    Immerse yourself in three weeks of acting, movement, dance, and vocal training as well as musical theater history. Participate in daily workshops, seminars, and visits from guest artists as well as intensive rehearsals for a fully realized production of "Chicago!"