Center Stage 8th – 12th Grade

Our Center Stage program embraces a diverse community and is open to students in 7th through 12th grade. With a focus on process-based theatre, Center Stage invites students to enhance their current skills with challenging scripts that expand on movement, characterization, vocal technique, with an overall goal of achieving greater self-esteem and encouraging inclusion and personal confidence.

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Current Offerings

Super Saturday: Saturday Night Dead – Grades 7th – 12th

Ever heard of Saturday Night Live? Well, this is First Act’s own improvised version–only we’re focusing on some hilarious “Scary stuff”! Students will collaborate with Theatre Artists Stephen Tabor and Emma Sorenson to create a series of improvised comedy sketches centered on “ridiculous horror” and then perform them in a semi-costumed showcase for family and friends at the end of the day. This is sure to be a blast you won’t forget!

Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Super Saturday: “All That Jazz” and Bob Fosse!

We’ve got MAGIC TO DO! Learn about the iconic director/choreographer BOB FOSSE’s dance style while performing combinations to his most famous works, including songs from Chicago, Cabaret, Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game, Pippin, and more! Get your jazz hands ready as we prepare to RAZZLE DAZZLE ‘EM. and feel the STEAM HEAT of this camp! Audience members are welcome for a final showcase at the end of the workshop!

Saturday, November 4th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

A Christmas Carol – Grades 7th – 12th

First Act brings A Christmas Carol, to the Edgewood College Theatre stage! Set in Victorian England, this heart-warming tale by Charles Dickens tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge through charming characters and Christmas carols. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miser and refuses to join his family for Christmas Eve or treat his one employee, Bob Cratchit, with the barest of kindness. his ways are about to change! When he is visited by the ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, followed by the Spirits of Christmas past, present and future, Scrooge is forced to face the person he has become. Christmas morning dawns finding Ebenezer a changed man determined to redeem himself and make amends! With lovely costumes, singing, dancing and challenging characters, this is a play that will provide a lasting positive experience for youth performers!

Auditions: November 16th

Rehearsals & Performance: November 30th – December 2nd

First Act Children’s Theatre

Why Choose Us

Fully Staged Performances

Our classes and camps offer fully staged and costumed performances–a positive and exciting culmination for students!

Develop Social Skills

Our theatre environment encourages the development of positive social skills in a pressure-free setting.

Increase Imangination

First Act encourages youth to stretch their imaginations through theatre games and exercises!

Gain Confidence!

Experience in theatre has been proven to increase self-confidence and self-esteem in children.