School Break Workshops


Winter Break Workshop


ages 7 and up

A 21st Century Christmas Carol

9:00am – 3:00pm
Class dates: December 26, 27, 30, 31, January 2, and 3 (No Class on New Years Day- January 1)

A final performance will be on January 3rd at 3:00pm.

Tuition: $150

Here’s a modern twist on Dickens’s classic…  with a female lead!  Eleanor Scrooge, a greedy old spinster, spends her days barking orders at her gift shop employees.  Though the mall will be closed, she still wants them to work on Christmas Day!  Then she’s visited by the ghost of her old boss, Mr. Marley, and a parade of zany spirits who materialize from cheesy collectible figurines.  First there’s the Spirit of the Past, who loves the 1950s and takes Eleanor dancing at a bygone party.  Then there’s the Spirit of Present, who takes Eleanor to the Hatchett family Christmas dinner, where Eleanor feels like she’s watching a sitcom with a nice message of forgiveness.  Finally, the Spirit of Future, who takes Eleanor to her own funeral, completes her change of heart.  She even forgives Tiny Tim’s fake limp!  With great humor, contemporary references, and crazy characters, this easy to stage show will make your audience (and your actors!)  fall in love with the classic story all over again.

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Spring Break Workshop

ages 7 and up

What Happened After Once Upon a Time?

9:00am – 3:00pm
Class dates: Monday- Friday, March 9th-13th

A final performance will be on March 13th at 3:00pm.

Tuition: $175

What really happened after “once upon a time”?  You’ll find out in this fun fractured fairy tale!

A substitute narrator is called in on short notice to present stories from a stack of fairy tale books.  But just as each tale begins its ”once upon a time,” the main characters show up to interrupt and correct the newbie narrator’s telling of their story.  Turns out, these characters have hysterical idiosyncrasies:  Rapunzel is an insufferable diva, Cinderella is a clean freak, the Three Little Pigs are hypochondriacs, Little Red Riding Hood is a lawyer defending the Wolf, and more.

The chaos continues until the frustrated narrator finally breaks down.  It’s up to the characters to comfort the narrator and explain what really happened after “once upon a time.”  Wouldn’t you know?  Everyone lived happily ever after, of course!

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