Summer Theatre Workshops

for Ages 4 - 18

Week-Long Classes from June 7-August 13, 2021

Welcome to Summer Theatre Workshop 2021



We are thrilled to be offering IN-PERSON Summer Theatre Workshops this year. We can’t wait to get creative, sing, dance, and imagine this summer. Click your student’s age group below to find out more about what we have planned for your young person this summer!

SUMMER 2021 IS COMING!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Register ONLINE or by PHONE.
952-979-1111, option 4
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-4pm.

Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

WORKSHOP DIRECTORY


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Register ONLINE or by PHONE.
952-979-1111, option 4
Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-4pm.

Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

4-6 YEAR OLDS

Students will sing, dance, and let their imaginations soar OUTSIDE this summer.

Each day of Summer Theatre Workshop for Ages 4-6 will highlight a new story, with a new jumping off point for dramatic adventure. Using our favorite books as our guide, we’ll create characters, and journey through different environments to tell stories using our “Actor Tools” – our bodies, voices, and imaginations!

Grown-ups are welcome to join us on the last day of class to share in our adventure and sing and dance-along with us as we celebrate a week of outdoor imaginative play.

Please see the Safety Policies and Procedures: Summer 2021 for more information regarding outdoor, in-person workshop format, enhanced safety protocols, and frequently asked questions.

LOCATION FOR AGES 4-6 WORKSHOPS:
  • HOPKINS - 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
  • MINNETONKA – 18325 Minnetonka Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391 - New This Year!
  • COST FOR AGES 4-6 WORKSHOPS: $135

    CAN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER? Join us this SPRING for Creative Play classes!


    SPRING CREATIVE PLAY CLASS INFO

    Space Squad - Ages 4-6

    3, 2, 1…Blast Off! Take an interstellar voyage through space with us this summer! With our imaginations as our guide, we’ll pack up our gear, build, program and launch our rockets into an epic expedition that will take us to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

    Ocean Explorers - Ages 4-6

    Mermaids, Jellyfish, Sharks, Octopi and more await us as we make a big splash! Suit up, shake the sand off your Actor Toolbox, and get ready to use your body, voice, and imagination to swim to the deepest, most untraveled zones of the ocean. Join us for an adventure “Under the Sea” and find out “How Far We’ll Go” this summer!

    Animal Adventurers - Ages 4-6

    Travel to the Jungle and slither with snakes, dance with noisy monkeys and sing with the birds of the Rainforest. Explore Antarctica’s penguins and the Arctic’s polar bears as we adventure across the globe using our Actor Tools to become the most astonishing wild things!

    Enchanted Lands & Faraway Kingdoms - Ages 4-6

    Soar through the sky, journey through enchanted forests, and discover magical powers in faraway (and sometimes Frozen) kingdoms with some of our favorite fairytale friends and creatures. Become the fire breathing dragons, sparkling unicorns, and ruling royals that save the day!

    TUITION ASSISTANCE


    Tuition assistance is available through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.

    WAIT LISTS


    Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to offer a spot to your student, we highly recommend joining the waitlist for any class that is currently full. If we are able to offer you a spot you will be contacted via email/phone and will have 24 hours to claim your spot before we move down the waitlist. If you have registered for an alternate class you will have the option to transfer the cost of tuition towards this new class.

    CAN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER? Join us this SPRING for Creative Play classes!


    SPRING CREATIVE PLAY CLASS INFO

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE.
    952-979-1111, option 4
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-4pm.

    Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

    GRADES 1-3

    Students will play, discover and get creative OUTSIDE this summer.

    Summer Theatre Workshop students in Grades 1-3 will develop theatre skills in a supportive, collaborative, and imaginative environment. Guided by professional teaching artists, students will work together as an ensemble to explore and expand their “Actor Toolbox” – their body, voice, and imagination.

    Musical Theatre – As a part of each day of workshop, students will work with a professional Choreographer and Music Director to develop dancing & singing skills.

    Acting – As a part of each day of the workshop, students will participate in Creative Drama & Improvisation classes, led by professional teaching artists.

    Please see the Safety Policies and Procedures: Summer 2021 for more information regarding outdoor, in-person workshop format, enhanced safety protocols, and frequently asked questions.


    LOCATION FOR GRADES 1-3 WORKSHOPS:
  • PLYMOUTH – 10635 36th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55441 - New This Year!
  • COST FOR GRADES 1-3 WORKSHOPS: $295
    Students are eligible to register for Grades 1-3 Workshops if they will be entering Grade 1, 2 or 3 in the 2021-2022 School Year

    Descendants Disney Dreams - Grades 1-3

    (Musical Theatre)
    Back by Popular Demand!
    Are you wondering what happened to Mal, Uma, Audrey, Carlos, Evie, Jay, and Harry since the barrier to Auradon was removed? We are too, and we plan to find out this summer! Using hit songs from the Descendants franchise as our jumping off point, we’ll play our favorite characters while adding new characters & tales to the story, as we sing, dance, and perform all of the “Ways to Be Wicked.”

    Sing Out: World Tour! - Grades 1-3

    (Musical Theatre)
    Unleash the power of your voice this summer! We’re taking our cue from Trolls World Tour, Sing and YOUR favorite musical artists as we explore and perform pop, rock, funk, techno, and country music! We’ll develop performance confidence, and create our very own, larger than life, “Rockstar” personas. Grab a microphone, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to take over the world of music!

    Broadway Kids - Grades 1-3

    (Musical Theatre)
    An exciting trend is sweeping Broadway… all of the biggest and best Broadway shows are now starring KIDS! From classic musicals like Annie and Oliver, to contemporary hits like Matilda, Tuck Everlasting, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, kids are ruling the stages of New York City. This summer, YOU will be in the spotlight singing, dancing, and acting on our stage at Summer Theatre Workshop!

    Lairs, Caves & Other Secret Hideouts - Grades 1-3

    (Acting)
    Dragons, Giants, Unicorns & Ogres are out there…if only we could find them! Join our exclusive adventure club and create lairs, forts, caves, and other secret hideaways using your Actor Tools. Drawing inspiration from favorites such as, How to Train Your Dragon & Onward, we’ll hatch the perfect plan for up-close encounters with the most legendary, mysterious, and evasive creatures.

    Time Travelers - Grades 1-3

    (Acting)
    Adventure awaits us, as we work together to create stories that span time periods, and even dimensions! We’ll journey Back to the Future beginning with prehistoric times. We’ll roam with dinosaurs, discover secret passageways in medieval castles, and uncover hidden treasures from cultures of long ago. With our “Actor Toolbox” as our guide, we’ll travel past the present, and far into the future!

    Extended Care:

    In order to limit the amount of crossover interaction between camps, we will not be offering Morning Extended Care this summer. We will be offering 1 hour of Afternoon Extended Care from 3:30-4:30pm, Monday – Friday. We have a limited number of spots available, and encourage families to register early.

    TUITION ASSISTANCE


    Tuition assistance is available through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.

    WAIT LISTS


    Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to offer a spot to your student, we highly recommend joining the waitlist for any class that is currently full. If we are able to offer you a spot you will be contacted via email/phone and will have 24 hours to claim your spot before we move down the waitlist. If you have registered for an alternate class you will have the option to transfer the cost of tuition towards this new class.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE.
    952-979-1111, option 4
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-4pm.

    Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

    GRADES 4-6

    Students will cultivate, develop and hone theatrical skills OUTSIDE this summer.

    Summer Theatre Workshop is a place for students in Grades 4-6 to explore and take risks as performers in a supportive, collaborative & imaginative environment. Guided by professional teaching artists, students will work together as an ensemble, using themes & material that excites them and pushes them to expand their skillset.

    Musical Theatre – As a part of each day of workshop, students will work with a professional Choreographer and Music Director to develop dancing & singing skills.

    Acting – As a part of each day of workshop, students will participate in Acting & Improvisation classes led by professional teaching artists.

    Please see the Safety Policies and Procedures: Summer 2021 for more information regarding outdoor, in-person workshop format, enhanced safety protocols, and frequently asked questions.

    LOCATION FOR GRADES 4-6 WORKSHOPS:
  • PLYMOUTH – 10635 36th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55441 - New This Year!

  • COST FOR GRADES 4-6 WORKSHOPS: $295
    Students are eligible to register for Grades 4-6 Workshops if they will be entering Grade 4, 5 or 6 in the 2021-2022 School Year.

    Broadway Squads - Grades 4-6

    (Musical Theatre)
    Whether or not your “real-life” friendships are more like Elphaba & Glinda, SpongeBob & Patrick, Timon & Pumba…or your squad has the energy of Hamilton, Laurens, Lafeyette & Mulligan, Broadway Musicals are filled with top-rated pals. We’ll follow some of our favorite Broadway friendships, as we rehearse scenes, songs, and choreography from hit musicals such as Wicked, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Lion King, Hamilton & more!

    Silver Screen Stardom - Grades 4-6

    (Musical Theatre)
    Some of our favorite musicals have become movies, and some of our favorite movies are now Broadway musicals! We’ll take our cue from the “silver screen” and the “small screen” as we dig into scenes, songs, and dance numbers from onscreen favorites like The Greatest Showman, Julie and the Phantoms, High School Musical & School of Rock. This summer, we’re finding out how much star power it really takes to captivate the stage AND the screen!

    Potions, Charms, & Other Forms of Wizardry - Grades 4-6

    (Acting)
    Use your Actor Tools to cast spells, create charms, and master transfiguration with us this summer. We’ll create brand new narratives, inspired by some of our favorite witches and wizards in stories like The Girl Who Drank the Moon, A Tale of Magic and more! With our imaginations as our guide, we’ll jump into fantasy lands and solve problems that require brains, heart, talent, and of course, magic.

    The Mystery Society - Grades 4-6

    (Acting)
    “The game is afoot” at Stages Theatre Company, and we need you to help us crack the case! Join an elite squad of fellow detectives this summer, to create, uncover and solve mysteries inspired by The Mysterious Benedict Society, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, to name a couple. Puzzles, riddles, clues, disguises and more are in your future as we utilize our Actor Toolbox to help us decipher, decode and perform the most tangled tales!

    Extended Care:

    In order to limit the amount of crossover interaction between camps, we will not be offering Morning Extended Care this summer. We will be offering 1 hour of Afternoon Extended Care from 3:30-4:30pm, Monday – Friday. We have a limited number of spots available, and encourage families to register early.

    TUITION ASSISTANCE


    Tuition assistance is available through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.

    WAIT LISTS


    Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to offer a spot to your student, we highly recommend joining the waitlist for any class that is currently full. If we are able to offer you a spot you will be contacted via email/phone and will have 24 hours to claim your spot before we move down the waitlist. If you have registered for an alternate class you will have the option to transfer the cost of tuition towards this new class.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE.
    952-979-1111, option 4
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-4pm.

    Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

    GRADES 7-12

    Spend the summer with like-minded, ambitious, aspiring professional artists as you push yourself to go deeper, dedicating time to building & strengthening your technique. Join us for a series of classes taught by leading industry professionals designed to give students rigorous training. We welcome all levels of experience.

    Classes for Grades 7-12 will take place at the Hopkins Center for the Arts (HCA), home of Stages Theatre Company. Classes will take place in the most well-ventilated spaces at the HCA, and masks and social distancing will be required at all times.

    Please see the Safety Policies and Procedures: Summer 2021 for more information regarding enhanced safety protocols, workshop format and frequently asked questions.

    LOCATION FOR GRADES 7-12 WORKSHOPS:

  • HOPKINS - 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343


  • COST FOR GRADES 7-12 WORKSHOPS: $295
    Students are eligible to register for Grades 7-12 Workshops if they will be entering Grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 in the 2021-2022 School Year.

    Song & Dance Bootcamp - Grades 7-12

    Spend a week splitting your focus between singing & dancing technique. Stretch, tone & sweat through dance technique and choreography class with STC favorite, Michael Matthew Ferrell, and flex your vocal muscles working with STW favorite, Beth Hellstedt on contemporary musical theatre material to build strong, and healthy vocal technique.

    Actor's Lab: Scene Study - Grades 7-12

    In this deep dive into Acting technique, students will rehearse & perform scenes from contemporary plays. Students will grow their performance skillset by deconstructing scene objectives, tactics, and obstacles. Come prepared to work hard and push your boundaries as a performer.

    Master Class Sampler - Grades 7-12

    Tackle a new challenge each day through a series of master classes in specialized theatrical disciplines such as Stage Combat, Audition Technique, Playwriting & Directing, Dialects, and Improvisation. Surprise yourself by finding a new interest, while adding to your range of skills.

    Producer's Lab: Good v. Evil - Grades 7-12

    Join your fellow theatre artists in collaborating on the production of a newly created play. Using the prompt of "Good V. Evil" to guide you, team up with your peers to write, design, and perform a new play from scratch - mystery, satire, drama, horror, it's all up to, and created by, you!


    TUITION ASSISTANCE


    Tuition assistance is available through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.

    WAIT LISTS


    Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to offer a spot to your student, we highly recommend joining the waitlist for any class that is currently full. If we are able to offer you a spot you will be contacted via email/phone and will have 24 hours to claim your spot before we move down the waitlist. If you have registered for an alternate class you will have the option to transfer the cost of tuition towards this new class.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE.
    952-979-1111, option 4
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-4pm.

    Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

    C.A.S.T. SUMMER SHOWTIME

    C.A.S.T. Classes will take place at the Hopkins Center for the Arts (HCA), home of Stages Theatre Company. Classes will take place in the most well-ventilated spaces at the HCA, and masks and social distancing will be required at all times.

    Please see the Safety Policies and Procedures: Summer 2021 (C.A.S.T.) for more information regarding enhanced safety protocols, workshop format and frequently asked questions.

    LOCATION FOR C.A.S.T. SUMMER SHOWTIME WORKSHOPS:

  • HOPKINS - 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

  • COST FOR C.A.S.T. WORKSHOPS: $365

    C.A.S.T. Summer Showtime - Ages 10-17

    The C.A.S.T. (Creative, Accepting, Sensory-Friendly Theatre) Program for youth with Autism, or other Sensory sensitivities, is taking over the stage again this summer! Directed by CAST Lead Teachers and professional Theatre Artists, Peter Morrow & Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, CAST students will work together to create and stage a production. Students will design sets, costumes, puppets and projections, adapt a script, and rehearse their parts, with the class culminating in a performance for family & friends! Please see, Safety Policies and Procedures: Summer 2021 (C.A.S.T.) for more information regarding enhanced safety protocols, workshop format and frequently asked questions.

    CAN'T WAIT FOR SUMMER? Join us this SPRING for C.A.S.T


    SPRING C.A.S.T. CLASS INFO

    TUITION ASSISTANCE


    Tuition assistance is available through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.

    WAIT LISTS


    Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to offer a spot to your student, we highly recommend joining the waitlist for any class that is currently full. If we are able to offer you a spot you will be contacted via email/phone and will have 24 hours to claim your spot before we move down the waitlist. If you have registered for an alternate class you will have the option to transfer the cost of tuition towards this new class.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

    Register ONLINE or by PHONE.
    952-979-1111, option 4
    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri Noon-4pm.

    Thank you for your patience & enthusiasm!

    TEACHING ARTISTS FOR SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS


    Additional Teaching Artists to be announced soon!
    Megan CollinsMegan Collins
    A former Stages' Summer Theatre Workshop student herself, Megan is proud to serve as Stages' Education Director. Prior to joining the STC Education team in 2018, Megan attended Loyola University Chicago, studying Theatre & Education Studies, and served as the Resident Teaching Artist at Seattle Children's Theatre. Megan enjoys teaching everything from Creative Play, to Musical Theatre, to advanced Actor Training!

    Jeannine CoulombeJeannine Coulombe
    Jeannine has been a teaching artist with Stages Theatre Company since 2002 and on staff since 2008. She has taught acting, creative dramatics and playwriting for ages 3 through 83 for over 20 years. She serves as Stages Conservatory Director and New Play Manager as well as a both a playwright and director. She loves to tell stories, listen to stories, and play with stories. She can't wait to see you in class and at the theatre in 2021!

    Michael Matthew FerrellMichael Matthew Ferrell
    Michael is a three-time Ivey Award winner and recently received the AARP 50 over 50 Distrutor Award. He was also named 2015 & 2010 Choreographer of the Year by Lavender Magazine and also won the WCCO Making A Difference Award for his work with A&K. Select theater credits include: Drowsy Chaperone, Hairspray, Guys and Doll’s, Singin’ In The Rain, Les Miserables, Additionally his work has been seen at The Ivey Awards, Children’s Theatre Curtain Call Ball, The Minnesota Opera Company, Sesame Street, Stages Theatre Company, Pantages Theatre, Hennepin Theatre Trust Spotlight Awards and Guthrie Theatre. He has also taught and worked at several academic schools including U of M ,UMD,Gus Davis Academy, St Olaf College, Eastview, Hill Murray, Minnetonka and Spooner WI .

    Beth HellstedtBeth Hellstedt
    Bio Coming Soon!

    Laura MahlerLaura Mahler
    Laura started with Stages Theatre Company long ago as an 8 year old actor and eventually used her training to graduate from The Goodman School of Drama- Depaul's Theatre Conservatory program in Chicago. For the past 10 years, she has been back in MN working for Stages as an Education Associate, teaching Middle School Drama at The FAIR School, Crystal. She also loves to Roller Skate and plays Roller Derby with MINNESOTA ROLLER DERBY! Don't Hate - Roller Skate.

    Trudy MonetteTrudy Monette
    Trudy has been with Stages Theatre Company since 2003. She taught the Arts & Literacy program to kindergarteners throughout the Hopkins School District for 9 years and currently works with students in grades K through 4 at Fair Pilgrim Lane Elementary in Robbinsdale. Trudy has taught acting and dance; performed in and choreographed shows for over 20 years in 4 different states.

    Peter Morrow
    Peter Morrow
    Peter Morrow has worked as a composer, sound designer and teaching artist for the last eleven years. Peter has been working with the CAST Program for six years and has been part of developing the curriculum which is noted on many national platforms. For the summer CAST session, Peter also serves as designer and mentor for ASD youth who are serving as interns. He also works as a composer and designer for Stages.

    Matt Ouren
    Matt Ouren
    Singing + Dancing Teaching Artist, Composer, Actor - Matt is a Stages Theatre Company Creative Play Academy and Conservatory teacher and appears regularly on our mainstage. He's been in Spookley the Square Pumpkin THREE times and he's appeared in and composed the music for our Theatre for the Very Young Production of Leo Lionni’s Inch by Inch. Other credits include: Fish in a Tree, The Nightingale, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Shrek The Musical, and many more.
     

    Sara Pillatzki
    Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha
    Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha is a Twin Cities based director and teaching artist who has worked with Stages’ CAST Program for many years. She is also a PhD student in Theatre Historiography at the University of Minnesota where she specializes in Indigenous performance, and holds an MFA in Acting from MSU Mankato. Sara has taught and directed for UMN Morris and Northern State University, and directed with Twin Cities companies Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Black Dirt Theatre, New Native Theatre, and Stages Theatre Company, among others. She is a mom, wife, and lover of vinyl records and orange cats.
     

    André Samples
    André Samples
    André has been teaching at Stages Theatre Company since 2012. He has taught classes and directed shows for them at Columbia Academy, FAIR School Crystal, and FAIR School Downtown. He has been working in theater since a very young age, having performed on the stages of the Guthrie, Mixed Blood, Penumbra, Illusion, Park Square, and many other local theaters. He has lived in Minneapolis his whole life, and enjoys spending time at all our local parks with his wonderful family. Black Lives Matter.

    POLICIES & INFORMATION


    CLASS LOCATIONS


    AGES 4-6 HOPKINS LOCATION:– 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
    AGES 4-6 MINNETONKA LOCATION– 18325 Minnetonka Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391
    GRADES 1-3 & GRADES 4-6 PLYMOUTH LOCATION:– 10635 36th Ave N, Plymouth, MN 55441
    GRADES 7-12 HOPKINS LOCATION:– 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

    REGISTRATION


    To Register, either click the link of the class you want or contact our box office.

    Box Office Hours: Tue-Fri, Noon to 4:00 pm.

    EMAIL CALL 952-979-1111

    QUESTIONS?


  • For questions regarding REGISTRATION (registering with a friend, using a gift certificate, cancellation policies, etc.) contact the Box Office 952-979-1111, option 4 or EMAIL
  • For questions regarding SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR SUMMER 2021 contact Megan Collins via phone: 952-979-1117 or EMAIL
  • For questions regarding WORKSHOP CONTENT FOR AGES 4-6 contact Matt Ouren via phone 952-979-1112 or EMAIL
  • For questions regarding WORKSHOP CONTENT FOR GRADES 1-3 & GRADES 4-6 contact Megan Collins via phone: 952-979-1117 or EMAIL
  • For questions regarding WORKSHOP CONTENT FOR GRADES 7-12 contact Jeannine Coulombe via phone 952-979-1106 or EMAIL

  • WAIT LISTS


    Though we cannot guarantee we will be able to offer a spot to your student, we highly recommend joining the waitlist for any class that is currently full. If we are able to offer you a spot you will be contacted via email/phone and will have 24 hours to claim your spot before we move down the waitlist. If you have registered for an alternate class you will have the option to transfer the cost of tuition towards this new class.

    TUITION ASSISTANCE


    Tuition assistance is available through our Open Door Program, we offer need-based tuition assistance for our fee-based programs, such as our Winter and Summer Theatre workshops, Creative Play Academy and Acting Conservatory. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below.

    EMERGENCY CONTACT & PERMISSIONS FORM


    If registering online, the Emergency Contact Form will be completed at the time of registration, prior to payment. If you are registering over the phone with the Box Office, you will complete this form verbally over the phone. If at any time you wish to change or update this form, call or email our Box Office (952) 979-1111 option 4, or tickets@stagestheatre.org

    CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS


    You may cancel your workshop at any point, for any reason up to 4 weeks prior to the first day of the workshop and receive a full refund – minus the $5 handling fee.