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Confidence, voice quality, body movement and theatre fundamentals; your child will experience these and more in our age-appropriate theatre classes. Embarking on our eighth year, Theatre Academy has expanded to offer Preschool thru 8th Grade classes not only on Saturdays but also after school. Theatre Classes are about finding your child’s confidence through fun and exciting theatre experiences. Learning fundamentals of theatre will make your child more confident not only on stage but also in the classroom and on the playing field! Being able to speak in front of people is a skill that will live on through adulthood. Join us for a year of fun!

• All instructors are qualified actors, artistic directors, and/or stage technical directors with over 50 years combined experience in theatre.

• Class sizes:
          FUNdementals: 5 minimum / 12 maximum
          kinderACT: 5 minimum/12 maximum
          STAGEprep: 7 minimum/15 maximum 
          production: 15 minimum/30 maximum

• Each class will have one Volunteer Theatre Intern. Interns are experienced high school theatre students who have completed an application form and submitted a letter of recommendation. Interns will earn volunteer hours for programs such as National Honor Society, A+, etc. [See information below for application deadline dates.]

• Each class is independent of the other; new actors may enroll for any class without feeling left behind; experienced actors will not feel held back. Students are encouraged to repeat a course to reinforce acting skills since they will study / perform different scripts and concepts each year.

Start Here > Registration to Register Online or call 816-232-1778
(Registration Begins August 1st)
(Registration Ends September 30th)

On the final checkout screen, we provide flexible payment options:
you have the option to: PAY IN FULL (use registration button above)
or you can pay the first month by: MAKE A DEPOSIT (use registration button above)

Scholarships are available upon request * Days and Times are subject to change

Class Schedule                     

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FUNdamentals – 9:30am-10:30am
KinderACT – 11:00am-12:00pm
StagePrep – 9:30am-10:30am
Production – 11:00am-12:30pm

Production – 5:15pm-6:45pm
FUNdamentals – 5:30pm-6:30pm
KinderACT – 5:30pm-6:30pm

Production – 5:15pm-6:45pm

Holidays – Classes are NOT in session:
Fall Break: November 20-26, 2017
Winter Break: December 22, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Robidoux Landing Complex - Main Street Entrance
103 W. Francis (Upstairs)
St. Joseph, MO  64506

101 Dalmations

101 Dalmations





Starting theatre at a young age is so beneficial to your child. In this energetic and exciting class, your preschooler will be learning theatre fundamentals within a fun and loosely structured environment. The teachers will take them on adventures, acting out animal sounds and movements, playing princesses and knights, building worlds and jumping their imaginations into high gear. Your preschooler will learn fundamentals like areas of the stage, voice projection, costume and prop building, and the confidence to stand out from their peers. We are very excited to jump start your child’s theatre knowledge!

•  two semesters available  •  Fall and Spring  •  each will be different  •  enroll in one or both





Moving up in school also means moving up in responsibility. Your Kindergartener will continue their knowledge of theatre fundamentals in KinderACT. Just a tad more structured than the Preschool Class, KinderACT will still focus on all of the theatre fundamentals from the Preschool Class with a punch. They will now start to memorize lines, blocking and the flow of a show while still staying at their level. This class will further build their confidence so they can be a great member of a Stage Prep class the next year and the Production Class in years to come.  KinderACT will dive deeper into the world of theatre with our fun and energetic teachers.

•  two semesters available  •  Fall and Spring  •  each will be different  •  enroll in one or both

stageprep   production



Stage Prep is an exciting shortened version of our Production Class! Designed to further prepare 1st and 2nd graders for the responsibilities of a big production, this class will perform a highly energetic and fun 30 minute production at the end of each of its semesters. The kids will learn choreography, music, how to memorize lines and be part of a team in the context of a show without the pressure of a full production. Building the mind of an actor takes time and dedication and this class will fully prepare them to work with the “big kids” in Production Class!

• two semesters available  •  Fall and Spring  •  each will be different  •  enroll in one or both




These production classes will start their year with production foundations and end with a big production that they will put together themselves with the help of our teachers, assistants and interns! They will be tackling a Broadway style JUNIOR production of 101 Dalmations. The Production classes will focus on voice projection, team building, confidence, set construction, costume and prop building, makeup, areas of the stage and many more. These classes will be a more in-depth look at how a show is actually put together. We are building our future Mainstage actors in this class and we are so excited to mold your child’s imagination and stage presence.

•  runs September - March •  1st and 2nd graders must have completed STAGEprep, production, or Summer Musical Camp


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