Musical Theater Classes for Kids

Come to The Center and be yourself!

Imagine. Create. Rehearse. Perform.

Explore singing, dancing and acting in the art that brings it all together: Musical Theater.

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  • Tuition is per 10-week session (with the exception of the High School and All-School Musicals).
  • Classes run for 3 sessions, for a combined 30 weeks over the school year.
  • Students do not need to be in every session.
  • Students cannot join Musical Theater Performance Workshop classes in session 3; they must take session 1 and/or 2 to be eligible for session 3.
  • Registration for one session will continue into the next session unless we are otherwise notified.

Session 1 – Monday, September 11, 2023 – Saturday, November 18, 2023

Session 2 – November 27, 2023 – February 10, 2024

Session 3 – February 19, 2024 – April 27, 2024

  • High School Musical runs: September 11 – February 3; students must be enrolled in another CTA class to participate (at least for sessions 1 & 2)
  • All-School Musical runs: Saturdays in April, select weekdays and Saturdays from April 29 – June 1, 2024; students must be enrolled in another CTA class to participate (at least for sessions 2 & 3)

Musical Theater classes

Our Musical Theater program incorporates the three performance elements: Dance, acting, and singing. All classes are team-taught and offer students an opportunity to learn while working on age-appropriate songs, basic choreography, and acting. Musical Theater classes culminate in an in-class sharing for family and friends on-site at the CTA. Higher-level classes within the same program – Performance Workshops – challenge students with progressive levels of training and more complex material, working towards a final performance that will be shared as a part of our Showcase week in late April.

Performance Workshop

Our Performance Workshop classes offer students a chance to develop their skills in a traditional rehearsal process as they prepare for a year-end showcase performed on stage during Showcase Week in April. Artists in this program learn artistry, discipline, personal accountability, and rehearsal etiquette as they collaborate with others in a professional working environment. Build confidence and skill … and have fun doing it! No new students accepted after session 2.


Whether it’s for family and friends or the greater community, nothing makes learning more fun than a live production in front of a live audience. We have many opportunities for you to shine.

All School Musical

Performed in the spring, the All-School Musical is open to any Center student from third grade through eighth grade. No auditions are necessary and all members are guaranteed participation! Special Junior Chorus participation options available for students in first and second grade!

High School Musical

Everybody cut … FOOTLOOSE!

One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid.

The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

Performances February 8-10, 2024
Open to all CTA students 13+; Students must be taking at least one other CTA class at the time of the rehearsal and performance process.

Musical Theater Instructors

Lori Marinacci