SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS

Age 4 - Grade 12


Discover, imagine, create, and play
at Stages Theatre Company this summer!

Get ready for an AMAZING summer!


Scroll down for all the details!


WORKSHOP DIRECTORY

Grade levels refer to the grade level students will enter in Fall 2023.
Age refers to the age students will be on the first day of the workshop!

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
AGES 4-6




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, students will journey through different environments, discover characters and solve problems using their “Actor Tools” – their bodies, voices & imaginations! Families are invited to a sharing of skills learned throughout the week on the last day of workshop.  

LOCATION: Hopkins Center for the Arts - 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
COST: $160 including a $5 handling fee.

Buttons to Register go live 1/31/23 at Noon
Not quite old enough for Summer Theatre Workshop?
Check out our Mini-Workshops for Ages 3-4

Crowns & Capes


Some of our favorite heroes wear capes, and some wear crowns! From Mirabel restoring magic to her enchanted casita, to Anna & Elsa saving their kingdoms from Frozen spells of snow & ice, some of our favorite characters prove that you don’t need a cape (or a crown!) to save the day. We’ll be the heroes of our own stories this summer as we sing, dance, play and imagine!


Jungle Journeys


Pack up your binoculars, explorers…we’re going to the Jungle! Using our Actor Tools, we’ll discover all that the rainforest has to offer. From slimy bugs and slithering snakes to noisy monkeys and ferocious big cats, our dramatic adventures will be full of excitement and surprise as we use our bodies, voices and imaginations to transform into our favorite wild animals.


Magical Worlds


Using our Actor Tools (body, voice, imagination), we’ll adventure to fantastical, far away kingdoms, soar beyond the rainbow in pursuit of mystical unicorns, and journey to enchanted forests to find fairies & dragons. Our imaginations will take flight as we embark on dramatic expeditions to the most marvelous, mystifying and magical worlds!


Silly Storytellers


From Elephant, Piggie, and Pigeon to the Dragons (that) Love Tacos… we’re letting our giggles lead the way this summer as we explore and tell stories that make us laugh out loud! We’ll use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to jump into the most entertaining & side-splitting stories as we take our turn playing our favorite beloved, hilarious, and riotous characters.


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.

WAITLISTS


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 BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
GRADES 1-3



Summer Theatre Workshops for Grades 1-3 will focus on developing theatre skills in a fun, supportive and collaborative environment. Guided by professional Teaching Artists, students will work together to explore and expand their “Actor Toolbox” – their body, voice, and imagination! As part of the last day of the workshop, families are invited to join us for a short presentation of skills learned throughout the week. 
Singing & Dancing – As a part of each day of workshop, students will work with both a professional Choreographer and Music Director to develop dancing & singing skills.
Acting Adventure – As a part of each day of workshop, students will participate in Creative Drama & Improvisation classes led by professional Teaching Artists. 

LOCATION:FAIR School Crystal – 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422
COST: $325 including a $5 handling fee.

Buttons to Register go live 1/31/23 at Noon

Sing & Dance: Disney Channel Sing Off


This summer, we’re taking our favorite hits from Disney Channel off of the screen and onto the stage. Whether they’re fighting off Zombies, breaking curses in Auradon, or jamming out at Camp Rock, these characters never miss a chance to break out in song, and neither do we! Join us as we blow Seabrook and the Isle of the Lost away with our singing, dancing and acting skills.


Sing & Dance: Pump Up Playlist


We always feel “better when (we’re) dancing” at Summer Theatre Workshop, so this summer we’re creating the ultimate pump up playlist to perform to! Guided by professional teaching artists, and with our favorite popstars as our inspiration, we’ll learn choreography, music, and create original stories surrounding music that make us feel happy, confident and energized.


Sing & Dance: Broadway Blockbusters


The biggest, brightest and best stories come from the Broadway stage! Guided by professional teaching artists, grow your musical theatre skills learning & performing some of the best songs from stage musicals like Annie, Newsies, James and the Giant Peach & Beauty and the Beast. This summer, YOU will be in the spotlight singing, dancing, and acting on our stage!


Acting Adventure: Imagination Expedition


We need YOU (and your BIG imagination) for a dramatic expedition for the ages! We’re dusting off our actor tools to travel to strange & undiscovered worlds, never-before-seen mythical lands, alternate dimensions, enchanted kingdoms, and faraway galaxies! We’ll spend the week creating and telling original stories in which nothing is off limits, and everything is possible.


Acting Adventure: Pixar Playmakers


Dive into the amazing world of animation this summer, as you create an original story for the stage inspired by the fantastical world of Pixar! Using our Actor Tools we’ll embark on dramatic adventures to worlds where toys come to life (Toy Story), emotions take on human form (Inside Out), and a portal to the world of monsters is just one door away (Monsters Inc.).


Acting Adventure: Sleuth Troupe


“The game is afoot” at Stages Theatre Company, and we need YOU to help us crack the case! Join an elite squad of fellow mystery solvers this summer, as we use our Actor Tools (Body, Voice, Imagination) to travel in and out of time and all around the globe. Together, we’ll evade red herrings, dodge evil foes & solve the world’s greatest, and most puzzling mysteries.


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.

WAITLISTS


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.

EXTENDED CARE


STC offers afternoon extended care for Grades 1 – 3 & Grades 4 – 6 from 3:30pm –4:30pm. Families must register for the full week of afternoon extended care (Monday – Friday), for a cost of $75.00 per student. We encourage families to register early, as we have a limited number of spots for this program. To register, please visit the Extended Care section, and click the button of your desired week.

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
GRADES 4-6



Summer Theatre Workshop Grades 4-6 students focus on developing and honing theatrical skills. Guided by Professional Teaching Artists, students will spend their days collaborating as an ensemble of performers on themes and material that excites them and expands their skillset. As part of the last day of workshop, families are invited to join us for a short presentation of skills learned throughout the week.  
Musical Theatre – As a part of each day of workshop, students will work with both 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. 

LOCATION: FAIR School Crystal – 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422
COST: $325 including a $5 handling fee.

Buttons to Register go live 1/31/23 at Noon

Grammy Winning Game Changers (Musical Theatre)


Beyoncé. Adele. Harry. Lizzo. Gaga. Prince. This summer, we’re honoring icons & legends that have transformed the music industry with their commitment, artistry and talent by singing and dancing to some of their best work. Working with teaching artists that specialize in dance choreography and vocal music, students will learn musical numbers that inspire and challenge them to find their own unique voice, style, artistry and power as a performer.


On Broadway (Musical Theatre)


Some of today’s top scripts & scores showcase teens and pre-teens in the starring roles, and we’re ready to takeover! We’ll rehearse scenes and learn music and choreography from onscreen favorites like High School Musical, to bona fide Broadway hits-turned-Netflix movie musicals like 13 the Musical & Matilda the Musical, and screen-to-stage adaptations like Freaky Friday and Bring It On the Musical.


T. Swift Takeover (Musical Theatre)


Calling all Swifties! For one-week-only, we are pleased to welcome you to Summer Theatre Workshop (Taylor’s version). She’s claimed all 10 spots on Billboard’s top 10, she’s written over 200 songs, she directed a 10-minute music video of her own work, and most importantly, she has a musical and storytelling style all her own. Guided by professional teaching artists, we’ll dig into Taylor’s eclectic library of hits to grow our skillsets as both songsters, and storytellers.


Acting Anime (Acting)


From original classics like Speed Racer, Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece to contemporary favorites like Avatar the Last Airbender and My Hero Academia, we’re all about anime! Guided by a professional teaching artist, students will jump into anime’s history, it’s influence on pop culture, and use some of their favorites to break down storytelling elements such as character & plot, all the while creating their own devised, anime-inspired, live performance.


Comedy Styles (Acting)


Get ready to laugh this summer, as you learn what it takes to land the joke. Students will dig into a different style of comedy each day of workshop, including Improvisation, Sketch Comedy, Physical Comedy, and Satire. Guided by professional teaching artists, students will hone their comedy skillset and their actor training skills, as they work together to devise an original sketch comedy show filled with parody, farce, and one-liners galore.


Play Creation: Good & Evil (Acting)


From classic fairytales & folktales to some of today’s most popular series, The School for Good & Evil and Harry Potter, the push and pull of “Good & Evil” has reigned supreme in some of our favorite books, plays, and movies. Guided by a professional teaching artist, students will learn how to create dynamic characters using their Actor Tools (body, voice, imagination) while devising & creating an original tale exploring what is good, evil, and all that lies in between.

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.

WAITLISTS


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.

EXTENDED CARE


STC offers afternoon extended care for Grades 1 – 3 & Grades 4 – 6 from 3:30pm –4:30pm. Families must register for the full week of afternoon extended care (Monday – Friday), for a cost of $75.00 per student. We encourage families to register early, as we have a limited number of spots for this program. To register, please visit the Extended Care section, and click the button of your desired week.

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
GRADES 6-9
SUMMER STUDIO



These multi-week workshops are designed to simulate a theatrical rehearsal process from audition to performance, giving young actors a chance to dive deep into their performance training in a supportive and collaborative environment. Student actors will spend half of their day working with professional teaching artists on skill-based actor training, and the remaining half of their day in “rehearsal” working on scripted material. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below:

LOCATION: See class title below for location.

COST:
• Summer Studio: Brainstorm: $780 including a $5 handling fee.
• Summer Studio: High School Musical Jr: $825 including a $5 handling fee.

Buttons to Register go live 1/31/23 at Noon

Acting:
Brainstorm (Grades 6 – 9)


July 5th – July 21st from 9:30am – 4pm

Performances: July 21st at TBD, July 22nd at TBD

Location: PiM Arts High School – 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344


Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic, and exhilarating changes that happen to human bodies. Brainstorm is a theatrical investigation into how teenagers’ brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Dr. Kate Mills, the script is a blueprint for a company of teenagers to create and adapt their own stories, and perform by drawing directly on their personal experiences.


Musical Theatre:
Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. (Grades 6 – 9)


July 10th – July 28th from 9:30am – 4pm

Performances: July 28th at TBD July 29th at TBD

Location: FAIR School Crystal – 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422

It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.


Summer Studio Frequently Asked Questions


Do you make any age/grade exceptions?

Unfortunately, we are unable to make any age/grade exceptions, for any reason, for all Summer Studio classes.

Will you be holding auditions?

Yes. Auditions will be held during the first two days of each Summer Studio workshop. All registered students will be cast in a role. Students will be guided through the audition process as a part of the class.

My family has conflicts, can we still register?

If your student is going to miss more than 2 days of Summer Studio, we do not recommend registering. It is a fast process, and for your student to have the most optimal experience, it is best for them to attend all days of the class. We will be asking for conflicts during the first week of the class, and conflicts will influence casting decisions.

Will each student be “called to” (attend) class each day?

Yes. Summer Studio is first and foremost a class, and therefore is designed to engage students each day of the session.

Is there a “pre-requisite” for Summer Studio classes?

There is not a pre-requisite, however we do not recommend registering for Summer Studio if this is your young person’s first theatre class/camp experience. If this is your student’s first theatre experience (class or performance), we recommend a one-week Summer Theatre Workshop.

Are payment plans available?

Yes, Summer Theatre Workshop tuition can be split into a payment plan by calling the Box Office at 952-979-1111


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.

WAITLISTS


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 BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
GRADES 7-12



Spend your summer training with like-minded young professionals learning from the top theatre educators in the Twin Cities. This summer we’re offering half-day options to ensure the most flexible training opportunities for our busiest students; register for the full day and stay for a supervised lunch, and receive a discount.

LOCATION: PiM Arts High School – 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344

COST:
$175 HALF DAY including a $5 handling fee.
$325 FULL DAY including a $5 handling fee.

Buttons to Register go live 1/31/23 at Noon

Acting: Scene Study


Student actors will work with professional directors this summer, as they dig into small group scenes from contemporary plays. Scene work challenges actors to delve deep into character work, make clear choices, and play off another actor, all while honing their technique – projection, physicality, and confident stage presence.


Acting: Monologues


Let’s face it, auditioning is the hardest part of being a performer, and for most plays, the audition begins with a monologue. Spend your week learning techniques for confident delivery and clear character choices as they rehearse and perform a monologue. Students will leave the class with a renewed confidence and energy for their next audition!


Acting: Physical Comedy & Stage Combat


Whether for comedic effect, slipping on a banana peel, or dramatic effect, sword fighting in Shakespeare, physicality is an immensely important part of storytelling. Dive into comedic and dramatic scene work depicting epic theatrical battles, and side splitting stories as you learn the dos and don’ts of physical comedy and stage combat.


Acting: Voice Over & On Camera


Working as an actor on camera (Film, TV, Commercials), and in voice over (Radio, Commercials, Podcasts) requires an (almost) entirely different skillset from stage acting. In this class, students will try their hand at acting on camera, and voice acting, learning the different approaches, jargon, techniques and skills needed to work in this growing industry!


Devising Original Work


Devising combines a few of our favorite things: performing, playwriting, creative thinking, and a little bit of directing. Working together as an ensemble, students will devise an original piece based on their own ideas and turn it into a story that they will then rehearse and ultimately perform for an audience at the end of the week.


Intro to Theatrical Design


There’s so much more to theatre than performers on the stage. Work with local, professional designers to learn the introductory skills of sound, costume and lighting design! Through hands on projects, students will simulate the design experience while working with theatrical materials and equipment.


Musical Theatre Dance: Broadway Jazz


Get ready to sweat this summer, as you spend the week training with Stages Theatre Company choreographers. This class will focus on jazz and musical theatre dance, allowing students to focus on various choreography from various Broadway musicals. No prior studio dance experience is needed; come prepared to work hard and grow!


Musical Theatre Voice: Contemporary Broadway


Learn how to make your vocal instrument even more dynamic as you give your vocal cords a major workout this summer! Using music from contemporary musicals such as Six, Hadestown, and Beetlejuice, students will sing as a group, and one-on-one in this class, building confidence in their singing skills!


Musical Theatre Voice: Acting the Song


Find out how to hit those big notes, in big songs both musically AND dramatically. At its best, musical theatre is not only musically & vocally engaging, but this form touches us by communicating character and story on a deep level. This week we’ll explore techniques that help you communicate the beats of the story, while staying on beat musically.



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.

WAITLISTS


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 BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOPS
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!
LOCATION: PiM Arts High School - 7255 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
COST: $385 including a $5 handling fee.

Buttons to Register go live 1/31/23 at Noon

C.A.S.T. SUMMER SHOWTIME

C.A.S.T. is a year-round educational program dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other sensory sensitivities. In the summer session, CAST students work together to create, stage and perform a production. Working alongside CAST Teaching Artists, 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!

 
Stages Theatre Company is a Kennedy Center VSA Program Site 2022-2023.
 

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.

WAITLISTS


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 BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON

 

TESTIMONIALS

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  • She looked forward to it every day, took the work seriously, made new friends, and had a fantastic time.
  • She LOVED it! She said she had so much fun and her teachers were very nice.
  • He was excited each day of the workshop.
  • He was so proud of his work and of his team. He can be anxious in new groups and sometimes shy about performance, but we did not see any of that.
  • My child enjoyed the week but at performance time became terrified. I was impressed with the teachers who attempted to get him back out with friends but who also didn’t push. It helped hearing that they get scared too.
  • She loved it!! She talked about it nonstop all week.
  • My child loved her experience with Broadway Kids so much and we loved seeing her confidence blossom and love for performing grow in just one week.
  • The confidence my child has after camp is astounding. She had the best time and can't wait for fall classes!
  • She learned a lot, had fun, and grew in confidence!
  • Loved it! Every day she came home singing and talking about where they “traveled” to that day.
  • She loved the workshop! She was so excited to go each day, and headed right in without looking back - I loved hearing the stories of all the fun and the friends she met on the drive home. Thank you!!
  • Yes.  She loved the social interactions and the opportunity to sing, dance, and wear entirely too much make up.
  • Child enjoyed the workshop.  Well-paced and high energy. Yes! She asked to do it every single day
  • Loved it so much! Loved the introduction to this amazingly imaginative and fun book. 
  • Ms. Laura!  And Ms. Trudy too.  Their energy is amazing, their positivity contagious and they made the time online super fun.
  • The in person meet ups were outstanding! Loved how personal and easy it was, appreciated all of the precautions taken for Covid, it was the highlight of our summer!
  • Our favorite part of the workshop was that it gave our kid a way to express their creativity and love of storytelling with other like-minded kids safely from home. Also, the educator (Andre) did a great job of facilitating and fostering a fun, creative environment.
  • From the quality of the instructors, to the fun peers she met in her class, the whole week was incredible. Can't wait to sign up again for next year!
  • The way they prepared and learned together helped him feel very ready and excited to share his work.


SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP
POLICIES & PROCEDURES



 

DROP OFF  

We will begin checking students in NO EARLIER than 10 MINUTES prior to class start. 
  • Upon arrival at Hopkins Center for the Arts, FAIR Crystal, or PiM Arts High School, look for the YELLOW “WELCOME” SIGN. This sign designates the loading zone & the start of the drop off & pick-up line. Stages staff and interns will be outside guiding you to the right location. 
  • Pull up to the Yellow “Welcome” Sign, or the next available spot in the line.  
  • PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. Staff will meet students at the vehicle. 
  • A brief check-in will be completed at your vehicle. Emergency contact numbers will be checked on the first day of class. 
  • Staff will walk students into the building to begin class! 
**Emergency Contact numbers will be confirmed on Day 1** 
***Early Pick-Ups, Carpooling, and/or new drivers can be confirmed with staff/interns during Drop Off***
Concerned about Drop Off policies? Please contact Elinor Jones, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org to discuss an alternative drop off plan. 
 

PICK UP  

Pick up will begin promptly at the end of class. 
  • Students can be picked up in the same designated loading zone utilized for drop off that is marked by the YELLOW “WELCOME” SIGN. Stages staff and interns will be outside guiding you to the right location. 
  • Pull up to the Yellow “Welcome” Sign, or the next available spot in the line. 
  • PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. Our staff will direct traffic and walk students to vehicles. 
Concerned about Pick Up policies? Please contact Elinor Jones, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org to discuss an alternative pick up plan. 

 

WHAT TO BRING TO SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP 

Half-Day Workshops 
  • FOOD & WATER: 1 water bottle, 1 snack. Stages Theatre Company is STRICTLY nut free (no peanuts or tree nuts), and food sharing is not permitted. Vending machines are not available. 
  • If your student has specific food allergy concerns and you’d like to speak to a camp administrator, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org 
  • CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR: Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable and appropriate for movement. Students should wear shoes with closed toes and backs. 
  • OUTERWEAR: Students will go outside throughout the day at Summer Theatre Workshop. Please send them wearing appropriate sun protection (sunscreen or sun hat) and send additional sunscreen for midday reapplication.  
  • PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Only students in Grades 7 – 12 will be able to access personal electronic devices during class breaks; we recommend all other students leave personal electronic devices at home. Students are not able to share screens of personal devices at any time. Should your student require a personal electronic device for medical purposes, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org

 

Full-Day Workshops 

  • FOOD & WATER: 1 water bottle, 2 snacks (AM and PM), 1 lunch. Stages Theatre Company is STRICTLY nut free (no peanuts or tree nuts), and food sharing is not permitted. Vending machines are not available. 
  • If your student has specific food allergy concerns and you’d like to speak to a camp administrator, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org
  • CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR: Students should wear comfortable clothing suitable and appropriate for movement. Students should wear shoes with backs. Students should pack extra facemasks. 
  • OUTERWEAR: Students will go outside throughout the day at Summer Theatre Workshop. Please send them wearing appropriate sun protection (sunscreen or sun hat) and send additional sunscreen for midday reapplication.  
  • PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Only students in Grades 7 – 12 will be able to access personal electronic devices during snack and lunch breaks; we recommend all other students leave personal electronic devices at home. Students are not able to share screens of personal devices at any time. Should your student require a personal electronic device for medical purposes, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org
 
 

CONTACTING SUMMER THEATRE WORKSHOP ADMINISTRATION 

Change in Pick-Up Schedule: Inform us of early pick-ups, alternate pick up/drop off drivers, carpools, midday appointments, etc. at DROP OFF. 
During Class Time: Please call the Box Office at 952-979-1111, or email Elinor Jones, Education Registrar, ejones@stagestheatre.org. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back to you shortly.  
Summer Theatre Workshop administrators will contact all families of absent students. 
 
 

LAST DAY SHARING  

Finalized last day sharing information will be shared in the welcome email, and reminders will be sent home during your student’s workshop week.  
Ages 4 – 6: The last day sharing will take place during the last 30 minutes of the last day of your student’s workshop in your student’s classroom.  
 
Grades 1 – 3: The last day sharing will take place at 2:30pm at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshops: Pump Up Playlist, Disney Channel Sing Off, and Broadway Blockbusters.  
The last day sharing will take place at 2:45pm at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshops: Imagination Expedition, Pixar Playmakers, and Sleuth Troupe. 
 
Grades 4 – 6: The last day sharing will take place at 2:30pm at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshop: On Broadway (August 7-11).  
The last day sharing will take place at 2:45pm at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshop: Acting Anime.  
The last day sharing will take place from 3:10 – 3:40pm at FAIR School, Crystal Campus for the following workshops: Comedy Styles, Grammy-Winning Game Changers, On Broadway (July 24-28), Play Creation: Good vs. Evil, and T. Swift Takeover. 
 
Summer Studio (Grades 6 – 9): More information regarding final performance times will be shared with families prior to the first day of the workshop. 
 
CAST Summer Showtime (Ages 10 – 17): The last day sharing will take place on the last day of workshop, Friday, August 4th. More information regarding the final performance time will be shared with families during the workshop. 
 
Grades 7 – 12: Not all Grades 7 – 12 classes will have in-person sharing due to the nature of the training. Your student will either be sent home on their last day of workshop with a written evaluation from their teaching artist regarding their work throughout the workshop, a video recording of their final performance at workshop, OR there will be an in-person sharing on the last day of the workshop. More information will be sent in the welcome email.  
 
 

COVID-19 POLICIES 

The safety & well-being of our students, staff and teaching artists is our top priority, and we reserve the right to change our protocols if community levels of COVID-19 rise in our area. 
Face Masks: Masks are optional for all Education Programs & Classes at this time.  Stages Theatre Company Education Programs will follow the updated guidelines regarding face masks put forth by the MDH. Stages Theatre Company will not be checking students’ vaccination status at this time. 
Positive COVID-19 Cases: If your student tests positive for COVID-19 while enrolled in a Summer Theatre Workshop, please notify Stages Education Director, Megan Collins, mcollins@stagestheatre.org, as soon as possible.  If your student tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, they will be required to stay home for at least 5 days. 
Close Contact Protocols: Your family will be notified by a Stages staff member if your student is in “close contact” with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Students may be required to wear a well-fitting mask following close contact exposure. 
Student Health: Students who are sick are kindly asked to stay home to help mitigate the spread of illness and germs. If your student is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, they will NOT be permitted in class, without proof of a negative test, regardless of vaccination status. 
Contact Megan Collins, Education Director, at mcollins@stagestheatre.org or (952) 979-1117 if you have any questions or concerns. 
 

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



REGISTRATION INFORMATION



 

CLASS LOCATIONS  

Ages 4 – 6: Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343 
Grades 1 – 3: The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422 
Grades 4 – 6: The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422 
CAST Summer Showtime (Ages 10 – 17): PiM Arts High School, 7255 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 
Summer Studio: Musical Theatre (Grades 6 – 9): The FAIR School, Crystal Campus, 3915 Adair Ave N, Crystal, MN 55422 
Summer Studio: Acting (Grades 6-9): PiM Arts High School, 7255 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344  
Grades 7-12: PiM Arts High School, 7255 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 
 

REGISTRATION 

To Register, click the link of the class you want on our website or contact the box office at (952) 979-1111. 
Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, Noon to 6:00pm 
 

PAYMENT PLANS 

Summer Theatre Workshop tuition can be split into a payment plan by calling the Box Office at 952-979-1111.  
 
 
 

TUITION ASSISTANCE 

Tuition assistance is available through STC’s Open Door Program. Stages Theatre Company offers need-based tuition assistance for all fee-based programs, such as Summer Theatre Workshop. Please fill out the Tuition Assistance Application via the button below. Tuition assistance applications are processed in the order in which they are received and may take 3-5 days to return. 
Tuition Assistance Application (button) 
  

ACCESSIBILITY 

Stages Theatre Company is committed to addressing barriers that can restrict participation in our performances and programming. We believe that every individual should be able to access the joy, wonder, and benefits of participation in the theatre arts.  We are working towards a future beyond compliance – toward a fully inclusive environment where all programs and performances are accessible to all. Parents are encouraged to contact the Education Director, Megan Collins, mcollins@stagestheatre.org prior to enrollment to discuss accommodations and support strategies to ensure a successful experience at Summer Theatre Workshop.  
  

AGE/RISING GRADE LEVELS POLICY 

If registering for Grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-12, or Summer Studio, please register your student according to the grade level that they will enter in Fall 2023. If registering for Ages 4-6 or C.A.S.T. Summer Showtime, please register your student according to the age that they will be on the first day of the workshop. Students should only enroll in workshops intended for their age at the start of workshop, or grade level in the Fall of 2023. Although we understand that skill and maturity levels vary, younger students may not register up a grade level for any reason. If you’d like your student to register for a class that they have aged out of, please contact ejones@stagestheatre.org.  
  

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION & “WELCOME EMAIL” 

Registration Confirmation 
  • Online registrants will receive automatic confirmation via email from ticketbooth@stagestheatre.org. If you do not see this confirmation, please check spam, junk, or promotions folders, and save Stages as a safe sender. 
  • For registrations over the phone with the Box Office, a confirmation email will be sent from ticketbooth@stagestheatre.org within an hour of registration. If you do not see this confirmation, please check spam, junk, or promotions folders, and save Stages as a safe sender. 
  • If you have any questions about your registration or need an FSA-compliant receipt, please contact Elinor Jones, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org
 

Welcome Email 

  • 4 weeks prior to your student’s workshop a welcome email will be sent to the email provided at the time of registration. This will include a link to the parent portal, which will include all pertinent information for your student’s week of workshop.  
  • Please check spam, junk, or promotions folders if you do not see an email four weeks prior to your student’s workshop. Emails will come from ejones@stagestheatre.org or mcollins@stagestheatre.org
 

REGISTERING WITH A FRIEND 

Let us know if your student is attending Summer Theatre Workshop with a friend so that we can ensure that they are placed in the same group as their friend. Summer Theatre Workshops often have multiple sections within the same class title. 
  • If you provided this information in your registration, we have already noted that information. 
  • If you would like to add a “Friend Request” post-registration, contact Elinor Jones, Education Registrar, at ejones@stagestheatre.org letting us know your student’s name and their friend’s name. 
  • Please provide this information at least 5 days prior to the start of class.  
 

EXTENDED CARE 

STC offers afternoon extended care for Grades 1 – 3 & Grades 4 – 6 from 3:30pm –4:30pm. Families must register for the full week of afternoon extended care (Monday – Friday), for a cost of $75.00 per student. We encourage families to register early, as we have a limited number of spots for this program. To register, please visit the Extended Care section, and click the button of your desired week.
 

CANCELLATION POLICY  

You may cancel your workshop up to THREE WEEKS prior to the first day of camp, for any reason and receive a full refund – minus the $5 handling fee. Call the Box Office at 952-979-1111. 
 

GOT MORE QUESTIONS? CONTACT US! 

For questions regarding REGISTRATION (registering with a friend, using a gift certificate or Stages coupon, cancellation policies, etc.) and CAST Summer Showtime for Ages 10 – 17 contact Education Registrar, Elinor Jones via phone 952-979-1113 or email ejones@stagestheatre.org
For questions regarding Summer Theatre Workshops for Ages 4 -6, Grades 1 – 3, Grades 4 – 6,  and Summer Studio (Grades 6 – 9) contact Education Coordinator, Matt Ouren via phone 952-979-1112 or mouren@stagestheatre.org. 
For questions regarding Grades 7 – 12 contact Teen Program Manager, André Samples via phone 952-979-1120 or asamples@stagestheatre.org.  

REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 at NOON



Summer Theatre Workshop Extended Care