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Children's Theater Workshop


Theater education for kids in grades 1 through 7 at the Park Playhouse

The Children's Theater Workshop program is run by the Burlington Players under the sponsorship of the Burlington
Recreation Department. The program began in 1973 and is run by the Burlington Players and Winnmere Family Theater.  New students are accepted each fall. The season begins with Creative Dramatics classes (grades 1-7) and Stagecraft workshops (grades 4-7 only), ending in December with a demonstration class for family and friends. The students return in January for the spring session, which concludes with a fully mounted production in late March/April.

Classes are 1 hour long and take place from 6PM to 7PM and 7PM to 8PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The fall session is 9 weeks long.  New students are accepted only in the fall.

Tuition $85 for the 9-class session of Creative Dramatics or Stagecraft. Financial aid is available if the registration fee will create a hardship. 

Creative Dramatics, open to kids in grades 1 - 7,  helps develop imagination, voice, body movement, story telling, character creation and other performance skills.  Working on a show teaches team work and cooperation while building confidence.

In Stage Craft, open to kids in grades 4 - 7, students get to "learn by doing" by working on projects in the technical aspect of theater: set design, costumes, make-up, lighting, sound, etc.  Students run the state-of-the-art equipment in our booth for the spring production and support the show as stage and house crew as needed.  The majority of our stage craft students enroll in both classes. 

Children's Theater Workshop
Registration for Seussical Kids 
is now open!*
Please click here to register!

*Please note that the fall session is a prerequisite for the spring session.


Auditions will be held Jan 8 & 9 from 6:00 to 7:30.

      • Your child MUST attend one of the two evenings in that timeframe. It can be either evening
        (regardless of which night they wish to participate).
      • Your child will be asked to sing either Happy Birthday or Twinkle Twinkle or the song of their choice.
        They will also be asked to do a reading from the script. We will happily assist anyone that needs a little help with reading.
      • We expect this to only take about 20 minutes so please wait for your child as opposed to dropping them off.
Contact Rachel Fennell at ctw@burlingtonplayers.com with any questions. 

Spring 2019

DRAFT SCHEDULE


Tuesday Classes

 

Wednesday Classes

Tuesday

1/15

Rehearsal

 

Wednesday

1/16

Rehearsal

Tuesday

1/22

Rehearsal

 

Wednesday

1/23

Rehearsal

Tuesday

1/29

Rehearsal

 

Wednesday

1/30

Rehearsal

Tuesday

2/5

Rehearsal

 

Wednesday

2/6

Rehearsal

Tuesday

2/12

Rehearsal

 

Wednesday

2/13

Rehearsal

Tuesday

2/19

No rehearsal –Players Tech Week

 

Wednesday

2/20

No rehearsal –Players Tech Week

Tuesday

2/26

Rehearsal

 

Wednesday

2/27

Rehearsal

Tuesday

3/5

6-8 all (run show)

 

Wednesday

3/6

6-8 all (run show)

Tuesday

3/12

6-8 all (run show)

 

Wednesday

3/13

6-8 all (run show)

Saturday

3/16

2 – 6 PM STAGE CRAFT ONLY

 

Saturday

3/16

2 – 6 PM STAGE CRAFT ONLY

Sunday

3/17

12-3 all (tech)

 

Sunday

3/17

3-6 all (tech)

Tuesday

3/19

6-8 all (tech dress)

 

Monday

3/18

6-8 all (tech dress)

Thursday

3/21

6-8 all

 

Wednesday

3/20

6-8 all

Saturday

3/23

6 PM (7:30 show)

 

Friday

3/22

6 PM (7:30 show)

Sunday

3/24

12:30 (2 PM show)

 

Saturday

3/23

12:30 (2 PM show)




 
















 
 
Creative Dramatics helps develop imagination, voice, body movement, storytelling, and other performance skills. Working on a show teaches teamwork and cooperation while building confidence.

In Stagecraft, participants get to "learn by doing" in scenery design and construction, lighting, sound, etc., using the
actual Park Playhouse equipment.