CTM Theater Classes

Whether you are a seasoned performer or want to try theater for the first time, our classes offer a fun, educational experience for students at every level.Join our professional Teaching Artists at CTM’s downtown Madison studio and become part of our year-long program.

For complete information on CTM theater classes, email us at [email protected]

Grades 4k-k

  • Movers & Shakers (9:15-10:15)

    Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $210

    This class is perfect for students who sing in the car and dance around the house! This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and enjoy learning theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • Movers & Shakers (10:10-11:10am)

    Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $210 for Fall / $170 for Spring

    FALL: 10 Sessions
    SPRING: 8 Sessions
    This class is perfect for students who sing in the car and dance around the house! This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and enjoy learning theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • 5 Classes!

    The World of Magic

    Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $105

    This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and engage with the theme of the class through theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • The World of Giant Adventures

    Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $210

    This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and engage with the theme of the class through theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • The World of Outer Space

    Grades 4K - K / Tuition: $170

    This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and engage with the theme of the class through theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

Grades 1-2

  • Sing Out! (10:10-11:10am)

    Grades 1 - 2 / Tuition: $210

    For the young musical theater performer in your life! Students will enjoy learning musical theater songs, performing light choreography, and building life skills through theater skills. This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and enjoy learning theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • Sing Out! (11:20am-12:20pm)

    Grades 1 - 2 / Tuition: $210 ($170 for Spring)

    For the young musical theater performer in your life! Students will enjoy learning musical theater songs, performing light choreography, and building life skills through theater skills. This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and enjoy learning theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • Formerly "Storybook Theater"

    From the Pages of Curious George

    Grades 1 - 2 / Tuition: $210

    For the imaginative performer in your life! From the pages of popular storybooks, students will learn the basics of story telling and bring characters to life through the tools of an actor (body, voice, and imagination). This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and enjoy learning theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • Formerly "Storybook Theater"

    From the Pages of Pete the Cat

    Grades 1 - 2 / Tuition: $210

    For the imaginative performer in your life! From the pages of popular storybooks, students will learn the basics of story telling and bring characters to life through the tools of an actor (body, voice, and imagination). This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and enjoy learning theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

  • Formerly "Storybook Theater"

    From the Pages of Frog & Toad

    Grades 1 - 2 / Tuition: $170

    For the imaginative performer in your life! From the pages of popular storybooks, students will learn the basics of story telling and bring characters to life through the tools of an actor (body, voice, and imagination). This is a Creative Drama class, which means students will use their imaginations, explore their creativity through storytelling, and enjoy learning theater games appropriate for their age level. Creative Drama encourages collaboration and builds social skills.

Grades 3-5

  • Beginning Acting (1:45-2:45pm)

    Grades 3 - 5 / Tuition: $210 (Spring $170)

    FALL THEME: "A Hero's Quest"
    WINTER THEME: "Fantastic Beasts"
    SPRING THEME: "On the High Seas"
    Students will use the basics of acting (body, voice, and imagination) to create characters, develop confidence, and work as an ensemble. Every student will learn lines, create a character and perform a short play based on the theme. This class is for students who would like to try theater for the first time as well as the students with some previous acting experience.

  • Beginning Acting (2:45-3:45pm)

    Grades 3 - 5 / Tuition: $210 ($170 for Spring)

    FALL THEME: "A Hero's Quest"
    WINTER THEME: "Fantastic Beasts"
    SPRING THEME: "On the High Seas"
    Students will use the basics of acting (body, voice, and imagination) to create characters, develop confidence, and work as an ensemble. Every student will learn lines, create a character and perform a short play based on the theme. This class is for students who would like to try theater for the first time as well as the students with some previous acting experience.

  • Spotlight Series: Creating a Character!

    Grades 5 – 7 / Tuition: $230

    In Creating a Character, students will use the basics of acting (body, voice, and imagination) to embody a wide range of characters from silly to serious, old to young, and everything in between. Students will explore well known characters and characters of their own creation. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.

  • New Date (Thursdays)!

    Spotlight Series: Comedy!

    Grades 5 - 7 / Tuition: $230

    In our Comedy class, students will learn the basics of improvisation, comedic timing, and how to use physicality to create comedic scenes, characters, and situations. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.

  • Spotlight Series: Scene Stealers!

    Grades 5 – 7 / Tuition: $180

    In our Scene Stealers class, students will perform scenes from the scripts of CTM's main stage season! Learn how to become a script detective to dig up the who, what, when, where, why of your character. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.

  • Spotlight Series: Page to Stage (Play Creation and Performance)

    Grades 4 – 6 / Tuition: $210

    In our Page to Stage class, students will learn the basics of acting (body, voice, and imagination) as well as storytelling (story structure, setting, etc.) to create and perform an original short play. Theater games and exercises will lead students through the collaborative process. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.

  • Best of Broadway

    Grades 3 - 5 / Tuition: $210 ($170 for Spring)

    FALL THEME: "Dream On"
    WINTER THEME: "Under the Sea"
    SPRING THEME: "Taking a Stand!"
    Best of Broadway students will use the basics of acting for musical theater (body, voice, and imagination) to learn songs based on the theme of the class, develop confidence, and work as an ensemble. Every student will gain vocal skills, learn light choreography, and expand their knowledge of musical theater! This class is for students who would like to try musical theater for the first time as well as the students with some previous musical theater experience.

Grades 6-12

  • Teen Improv Troupe

    Grades 8 – 11 / Tuition: $255 ($205 for Spring)

    Performers will think fast, take risks and work as part of a tightly knit ensemble. Using short form and long form improvisation, students will develop characters, scenes, and situations through listening and responding in the moment, remaining open to the suggestions and ideas of others, and pulling comedy from the world around them. This class is open to students of all experience levels. On the final day of class, the troupe will perform an hour long improv show built by the students. (NOTE: This class is rated PG-13. We promise to keep it family friendly!)

  • Musical Theater

    Grades 6 - 9 / Tuition: $230 ($180 for Spring)

    FALL THEME: "Pasek & Paul"
    WINTER THEME: "Beyond Hamilton"
    SPRING THEME: "Rock On!"
    Students will use the basics of acting for musical theater (body, voice, and imagination) to learn songs based on the theme of the class, develop confidence, and work as an ensemble. Every student will gain vocal skills, learn light choreography, and expand their knowledge of musical theater! This class is for students who would like to try musical theater for the first time as well as the students with previous musical theater experience.

  • Spotlight Series: Creating a Character!

    Grades 5 – 7 / Tuition: $230

    In Creating a Character, students will use the basics of acting (body, voice, and imagination) to embody a wide range of characters from silly to serious, old to young, and everything in between. Students will explore well known characters and characters of their own creation. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.

  • New Date (Thursdays)!

    Spotlight Series: Comedy!

    Grades 5 - 7 / Tuition: $230

    In our Comedy class, students will learn the basics of improvisation, comedic timing, and how to use physicality to create comedic scenes, characters, and situations. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.

  • Spotlight Series: Scene Stealers!

    Grades 5 – 7 / Tuition: $180

    In our Scene Stealers class, students will perform scenes from the scripts of CTM's main stage season! Learn how to become a script detective to dig up the who, what, when, where, why of your character. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.

  • Spotlight Series: Page to Stage (Play Creation and Performance)

    Grades 4 – 6 / Tuition: $210

    In our Page to Stage class, students will learn the basics of acting (body, voice, and imagination) as well as storytelling (story structure, setting, etc.) to create and perform an original short play. Theater games and exercises will lead students through the collaborative process. Our Spotlight Series is for actors (new, or with some previous experience) who want to explore a specific aspect of theater arts. This series is designed to offer students an acting class through a more focused lens.