We are excited to announce the 2023 Class Schedule and Spring Show! We have a variety of classes for all age groups, as well as private voice lessons. Students will be able to focus on their talents, and find new opportunities when they enroll! Classes are offered on a 4, 6, or 8 week schedule, so students will be able to participate in other extracurricular activities they love, along with theatre! All of our classes offer high-quality instruction, taught by instructors with college degrees and years of experience in their fields, who love teaching.

Our Spring Junior Production is Disney’s Newsies, JR, and students aged 9-18 are eligible to participate. Class enrollment is not required. Students will pay a one-time production fee, that includes 11 weeks of acting, music, and dance instruction, as well as a Newsies, JR production t-shirt!

Disney’s Newsies JR

It’s time to carry the banner with Disney’s Newsies JR.! You’ll be doing flips for the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of young newsies in Manhattan. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsies’ expense, Jack rallies young workers from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Adapted especially for young performers, this musical features a Tony Award®-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award®-winner Harvey Fierstein, and includes rousing songs like “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “King of New York.” Newsies JR. is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message perfect for the whole family and every audience.

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Audition Technique

(Taught by Marci Bernstein)

4 Sundays, 2-4pm:  December 4 and 11; January 8 and 15 $80

Ages 13-18

Auditions can be intimidating, but not if you’re practiced and prepared! This class will help you find and polish your audition monologue so you are capable and confident every time you try out for a show.

Rising Stars

(Taught by Courtney Malone)

6 Mondays, 4-5pm:  February 13-March 20 $100

Ages 4-8

Our youngest group of actors will spend time learning the best way they know how–through play! Students will work on basic stage terminology, confidence, teamwork, and creative movement through games and activities.

Playwriting Workshop

(Taught by Jenny Martin)

Daily 4:00-5:30pm on Zoom; January 23-27 $80

Ages 11-18

If you’ve ever been interested in the playwriting process, this class is for you! Students will spend the week planning, formatting, and writing dramatic and comedic scripts!  

Parkway Junior Thespians

(Taught by Jenny Martin and Marci Bernstein)

5 Saturdays, 2-4pm:  January 28, February 18, March 18, April 22, May 20  $120

Ages 13-18  

Join the Parkway Junior Thespians for a full year of instruction and fun!  This class will explore a variety of theatre skills, from acting and directing, to stage management and stage combat! Teens enrolled in this class will participate in a once-a-month workshop class during Spring Semester, and then become our Summer 2023 Apprentices. 

Our Apprentices continue to strengthen their theatrical experience, as they serve as running crew, help build sets, run lights and sound, assist with summer camps, and more! 

Parkway Junior Thespians will receive a discount for 2023 Summer Production Camp, as well as 2023-24 Parkway Junior Classes, after completing their Spring 2023 semester!  

Stars of Stagecraft

(Taught by Rachel Cort, McKinney Gough, and Carew Henry)

5 Saturdays, 2-5pm:  February 18, March 25, April 1, 22, and 29 $150

Ages 13-18

If you have a student who is interested in backstage action, this is the class for you! Students will learn the design and construction process for lighting, sound, costumes, and sets, and help create and build these technical elements for our Junior productions!  

Students will also serve as running crew for the performances, and will learn sound and light board operations!

Private Voice Lessons 

(Taught by Courtney Malone)

Schedule dependent on teacher and family availability.  $25/lesson; minimum of 8 lessons.

New this year!  We are excited to offer private vocal instruction for our students, to better prepare them for their roles in our Fall, Spring, and Summer productions

Our private lessons are personalized for your child’s specific needs, and offered in 8 week sessions to fit your family’s schedule!  Upon registration, you’ll be sent an informational survey, and the Director of Education, Jenny Martin will contact you via email with more details.  At that time you’ll be able to set up times and dates that will work for your child’s schedule!