“She LOVES the class! Thank you for being so much fun and professional!” raves workshop mom L. Forkin. “I could see so much joy and happiness in my daughter's eyes and she told me ‘Mommy, I can't stop smiling cheek to cheek!’ " exclaims B. Alvarez. Acting! Singing! Dance! Crafts! Make-up! Costumes! and a live performance on stage highlight this fun and exciting create-a-play theatre experience for kids 4 to 6. The internationally acclaimed Santa Monica Playhouse program offers a one-of-a-kind experience where Early Stagers revel in the joy of creativity and self-expression, working with professional actors who have dedicated their lives to sharing the magic of live theatre. Two one-week sessions to fit your summer schedule! (June 24-28; Aug 12-16).
“Our daughter and son really did love every minute – they had a productive, interactive and hugely enjoyable time,” says mom N. Gestetner. Youngsters sing songs, play theatre games, bring favorite fairytales to life, work with crafts and props, and perform on stage with members of the “big kids” workshops on the last day of the session. Emphasis is on sharing, caring, and having a fun time. Kids learn to improve their communication and team-building skills, overcome shyness and build self-esteem as they make new friends, practice focusing their energy and expand their imagination. The innovative Santa Monica Playhouse theatre-for-youth programs, now in their 50th year, have been developed from work done with more 50,000 students locally, nationally and internationally. Daily Variety calls it “One of the best in the country!”
Santa Monica Playhouse programs are support in part by grants from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, the Ahmanson Foundation, and Playhouse PALS.