Theatre Classes

No matter the experience, there's a class for every child.

Join us in January for Theatre Classes and our Next Musical!


Director: Christina Docter

Rehearsals: Saturdays (January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22; plus Sunday, January 26)
9am – 4pm each day **NEW EXTENDED HOURS**

Tech week: Monday -Thursday, February 24th-27th from 4:45 – 8:30pm. Tech week is MANDATORY. If a cast member does not appear for a tech week rehearsal, his or her role may be recast.

Performances: Friday, February 28th at 7pm; Saturday, February 29th at 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, March 1st at 2pm & 6pm

Tuition: $350 (includes cast t-shirt, cast member yard sign, & two complimentary show tickets)

Registration FULL

If you are still interested, please email to be put on the wait list

Sherlock Meets the Phantom- Theatre Class

Ages 8 and up

Tuition: $175

The Virginia City Opera House is on the verge of complete ruin!  The sinister “Phantom” has been terrifying the performers by climbing the walls and swinging from the scenery.  Only one man can solve the bizarre goings-on, the world famous master detective — Sherlock Holmes!  The fantastic (and hilarious) aspects of the case intrigue Sherlock.  Could the Phantom be the mysterious “Chiquita Banana,” or could it be an irate composer who, after submitting “I’ll Take You Home Again, Kathleen, ’Cause The Avocado Dip Has Turned You Green” was fired from the theatre?  Only you and Sherlock Holmes can decide!

Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

January 7th-February 18th, & Monday March 2nd

Performance March 3rd  at 7pm

Registration limited to 14 actors


Improv Acting

Ages 10 and up

Tuition: $125

Instructor:  Christina Docter

We will focus on the skills of improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement. Whether you want to be funny on stage, or a more effective communicator, listener, and leader off stage – this course will educate and entertain at the same time. STUDENTS WILL WORK WITH ENSEMBLE, ENVIRONMENT, AND OBJECT WORK. Expect a lot of fun and laughing!

Beginning Improv

Wednesdays, January 8th- February 19th (demonstration on February 19th at 6:30)

6:00pm – 7:00pm


Advanced Improv (Prerequisite- must have completed 2 Improv classes with YAAL)

Wednesdays, January 8th- February 19th (demonstration on February 19th at 7:45)

7:15pm – 8:15pm

**If you are an Advanced Improv Student and you would also like to take the Beginning class (for more practice), you can do so for 50% of the tuition price of the beginner class.  Please email for a coupon code for registration.


Musical Theatre Class

Ages 8 and up

Tuition $125

Instructor: Rachel Vigil

Description coming soon!!

Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

January 9th-February 20th, Showcase on February 20th at 7pm

Does your child LOVE musical theatre? If they do, then this class is for them! Dance is an integral part of musical theatre which is why YAAL is proud to offer a musical theatre focused 7 week dance workshop. Mixing fun musical theatre songs with dance vocabulary and basic technique, this workshop gives children a chance to dip their toes into dance in a fun, relaxed way. Culminating in a short performance for friends and family, this class includes mock dance auditions, flexibility exercises and dance inspired games. Space is limited so sign up now and join us. We can’t wait to see you there!

Registration limited to 20 students


Improv Troupe Auditions: Stay Tuned.  Winter/Spring Auditions coming soon……

The YAAL Improv Troupe is an elite audition troupe for Improv Acting.  Rehearsals will be Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30.  It is required that you take one (or both) Wednesday night Improv acting classes while participating on the Troupe.  During Troupe rehearsal the Troupe Members will be fine tuning the fundamentals (that they learn in class) in order to independently host an Improv Show once a quarter.

The Troupe audition will consist of a panel of 3 experienced Improv coaches watching the actors participate in several Improv games to see how well they work together and problem solve in an Improv setting.  The maximum amount of members on the Troupe will be 12.

Registration closed

"To be an actor you have to be a child." — Paul Newman