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Current Offerings

Summer 2024

Stage Right Musical Camp – The Wizard of Oz

Grades 2nd – 8th

When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and along the way meet a Scarecrow that needs a brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. Based on the book by L. Frank Baum, First Act Children’s Theatre invites you along for a week full of fantastical fun, with workshops, theatre games, singing, dancing, and a fully produced musical at the end of the week! For students entering second grade through eighth, this is a First Act classic not to be missed!

June 17th – 21st, 2024

Center Right Musical Camp – TBA

Grades 7th – 12th

First Act Children’s Theatre is excited to bring to the stage a NEW release of a very popular Broadway musical! Due to publicity restrictions by the composers, no one may release the title until late March, HOWEVER- we can give you a clue: What do swords, Greek mythology, rock music, the color orange and the search for a lightning bolt have in common? Don’t wait to register for this certain-to-be-filled summer musical theatre camp, and keep your eyes “peeled” for the title announcement going live on March 29th!

July 8th – 12th, 2024

Stage Right Summer Play Camp – Fantastic Mr. Fox

Grades 1st – 5th

Fantastic Mr. Fox! Join First Act Children’s Theatre as we bring to life a beloved Roahl Dahl classic, featuring the extraordinary adventures of some nasty farmers, curious creatures, a family of foxes, and our hero—the Fantastic Mr Fox! With the help of his friends the Badgers, the Moles, the Rabbits, and the Weasels, Mr. Fox schemes to ensure the safety and full bellies of all who live on the farm. This week-long camp is perfect for new and experienced students alike, focusing on the step-by-step process of putting on a fully staged and costumed show! Students entering grades 1st through 5th are invited to join us as we play, produce, and perform this delightful play!

July 22nd – 26th, 2024

Stage Left Summer Adventure Camp – Legend of the Caribbean Pirates

Grades 4th – 10th

This First Act Original, set in the time when Jack Sparrow was a boy–is action-packed with adventure and swashbuckling fun! When siblings Nick and Kate, with their friends Sam and Constance, find a key to an old trunk they unlock the mystery of a long-lost relative, a pirate named “Stick-Jim”! they are magically transported back to the 17th century and must help Stick-Jim recover the lost Sword of Cortez to find their way back home.

August 5th – 9th, 2024

Stage Right

Spring 2024 Stage Right After School – Peter Rabbit: The Rest of the Story! Grades 1 – 7

First Act Children’s Theatre welcomes you into Beatrix Potter’s world of Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Mr. Mcgregor, and more in this hopping story! When the neighborhood children of Beatrix Potter hear that the story of Peter Rabbit has no ending, they decide to surprise her with a play of their own. This heartwarming play full of mischief, curiosity, adventure, and friendship will bring a smile to young actors and audiences alike!

3 After School Locations!

Stage Left

Our New Stage Left Program!  For Grades 5 – 8

It’s a dark and stormy night in the 1940s and the eccentric guests of the Welcome Back Inn are gathered together, seeking shelter, when the radio announces an escaped convict on the loose! Suddenly the night takes a surprising turn as the dancer, Ginger Robbers dies after a single sip of Lemonade! Everyone is a suspect including the serving staff! Join First Act Children’s Theatre as we launch our new STAGE LEFT program for upper elementary and middle school students with this comedic and suspenseful story! Filled with suspicious and hilarious characters, this play is certain to provide a new challenge for inspired youth performers!

Thursdays at our Edgewood College Location

Center Stage

Centre Stage – The Princess Bride. Grades 7 – 12

“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die…” These lines come to life when Mara’s cold forces her to stay in bed all day, and listen as her Mom reads a story jam-packed with pirates, revenge, and true love! The Princess Bride comes to life onstage combining action-packed sword fights with comical humor as Buttercup finds herself in the middle of Prince Humperdink’s scheme to start a war. Buttercup is kidnapped by the evil Vizzini, and his companions, Inigo Montoya and Fezzik the Giant, but luckily the Dread Pirates Roberts is on the way to rescue her, right? With plenty of theatrical combat, creative staging, and fantastical costumes, Center Stage students will find this production to be everything they wished for and more!

Audtions – March 21st,  7-9 PM

Rehearsals & Performance – April 4th & 5th, 7-9 PM, April 6th, 10 AM- 8 PM

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to two weeks prior to the class/camp start date will be refunded in full, less a $20 registration fee. All cancellations will be charged a $20 processing fee that will be deducted from the refunded amount. Cancellations made less than two weeks before the camp start date will be non-refundable.

First Act Children’s Theatre

Programs

We offer programs year-round, focusing on the process of learning the art of theatre.  We provide instruction in acting, choreography, and vocals as well as creative movement.