2023-2024 Junior Season

The Spongebob Musical: Youth Edition

Ages 6-18
First Rehearsal January 28, 2024
Performances April 19-27, 2024
Directed by Jenny Martin
Music Direction by Courtney Malone
Choreography by Collin Eten

2023/2024 CLASSES

This advanced theatre class will explore methods and styles of acting, allowing students to hone their craft. Students will engage in advanced acting techniques, as they work on partner and trio scenes, and learn to connect with other actors on stage. $150

Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm, November 7-December 12

In Acting for Tweens, students aged 8-12 will spend their time in class working on acting skills, learning stage terminology, as well as learning musical theatre songs! Students will develop a stage presence, and gain confidence, all while having fun! $150

Mondays, 5-6pm, November 6-December 11

This sweet class with a candy focus is the perfect avenue for a youngster’s first taste of theatre! Children will play theatre games, make crafts, and sing and move their way through Candyland! $120

Mondays, 4-5pm, September 11-October 9

Taught by Marci Bernstein, Jaquie Campos, Cheyenne Dancy, and Jenny Martin, this week-long virtual workshop style class is for budding playwrights, aged 13-18! Students will create their own scripts and learn effective playwriting techniques. Stable internet connection and reliable device required. $100

January 8-12, 2024; 4:30-6pm on Zoom

Welcome to the exciting world of Improv, where age knows no boundaries and creativity knows no limits! Our Improv Class is a vibrant and inclusive space, designed to cater to teens and adults aged 14+ who are eager to explore the magic of improvisational theater. Taught by Noah Stout, Improv class is a unique and dynamic experience that encourages participants to tap into their imagination, unleash their spontaneity, and embrace the joy of collaborative storytelling. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a complete novice, this class is perfect for anyone willing to dive headfirst into the adventure of improvisation. Scholarships are available for students aged 14-18; email [email protected] for more information.


Parkway Playhouse Junior is pleased to offer high-quality vocal instruction to our students! To register, or for more information, contact Jenny Martin, Director of Education at [email protected]. Voice lessons are offered on a 12-week schedule, in either 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions, depending on the instructor. Private voice lessons range from $300-600 per 12 weeks.

Courtney Malone (ages 10-18)

Courtney Malone has been teaching vocal lessons to children and adults for over 20 years. She teaches using the Seth Riggs Vocal Method of Speech Level Singing. “Speech Level Singing is an absolute refusal to reach for any pitch. In other words – the larynx needs to stay on the general level of where you speak – hence Speech Level Singing.” ~Seth Riggs

This method is used by hundreds of Grammy Award Winning artists, such as Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopex, Michael Jackson, Cher, Britney Spears, Olivia Newton John, Liza, Minelli, Bette Midler, and Julie Andrews, just to name a few. Used properly, this method will keep a singer’s voice safe and will bridge the vocal break with ease.

Melanie Veazey (ages 12-18)

Ms. Melanie is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her BFA in musical theater. As an actor, Melanie has been a principal performer in a variety of national and regional TV commercials for, among others, Disney, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens. She also appeared in the ABC TV series “Equal Justice”, the internet series’ “What’s New America” and “Mastering Business”. Theatrically, her favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Morticia in Addams Family, Masha in Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike, Amanda in The Glass Menagerie, and most recently, Gaynelle, in The Red Velvet Cake War. As a private vocal coach, Melanie has spent the last 20 years, developing the talents of many rising stars. She specializes in finding and encouraging a singer’s confidence and unique voice while training them to use their gifts safely and effectively. Though her favorite genre is musical theater, Melanie uses a variety of song styles to help make her students relevant in today’s competitive market. Melanie looks forward to working with, guiding, and training the next generation of performers at The Parkway Playhouse.


Here at Parkway Playhouse, we’re dedicated to providing a high-quality theatre education for all students, regardless of financial need. In 2022-23, through donations, we were able to provide 22 scholarships for students, ages 5-18, for classes, camps, and productions.

Will you help us continue to provide these opportunities by donating towards this mission? Just the button below to give and select “Parkway Playhouse Junior Scholarship Fund.”

These students are our future actors, directors, teachers, and technicians, and Parkway Playhouse is a space where they can feel accepted, make new friends, and have life-changing theatrical experiences and we’re dedicated to helping them succeed!