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Cinderella

(a panto)

What is a British Panto?  It’s a unique theater experience, filled with slapstick, audience participation, music, non-traditional casting, and constant laughs.  Treat the family to a hilarious day out, and join us for this unique retelling of the beloved fairy tale, Cinderella

Presented by the Princess Street Players, adult actors playing for young audiences.

This show has been moved to January of 2023.  Tickets will go on sale in 2022.

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You want to be in a play, but you don't have a lot of time?  This is your chance to shine!  24-Hour Theaterfest is a day full of joyful chaos including all the things we love about theater. 

 

Audition Friday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. for a one-act play that will be written just for you (and the others in your cast).  Rehearse all day Saturday, and the curtain goes up that evening at 7:00 p.m.!

No preparation is necessary for the audition.  Everyone who auditions is placed in one of the casts (there will be three one-acts).  Ages 8 to 108 are welcome to join us.  Crew members are needed, too, if you know someone who would rather behind the scenes.

We look forward to seeing you at 7:00 on Friday the 26th!

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Come hear the incredible tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves.  With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle.  However, all is not peaceful for Mowgli, as Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, is plotting to take control of the jungle.  Mowgli must use all his strength and courage to stop Shere Khan before it is too late. 

This 8-week immersive theater workshop for youth aged 8 through 18 is an exciting way for children and teens to experience all the magic of live theater through rehearsals, classes, and hands-on work with the many elements involved in creating a production for the stage.  It begins Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 2023, with auditions.  All registered youth are guaranteed a place in the cast or crew.  You will be contacted to schedule an audition time once your registration is confirmed.  If your actor cannot attend on either date, please make arrangements in advance for a private audition.

 

​​All rehearsals and performances will be at 113 S. Princess Street in Shepherdstown.  Rehearsals for production workshops are scheduled with participants' schedules in mind.  You will be asked for a list of date and time conflicts (for weeknights 5:00 to 7:00) after you register, and you can make changes to that list up to March 26, 2023.  We ask that, once the rehearsal schedule is completed, you and your cast/crew member commit to attend.  Unexcused absences may mean the loss of a role. 

Please bear in mind that rehearsals during the week preceding opening night (Tech Week) will run late.  Attendance during

Tech Week, as well as the mid-run rehearsal and all performances, is MANDATORY.   This covers MAY 8 through MAY 21, 2023.

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There will be six performances of The Jungle Book over two weekends: May 12 through 21, 2023. (Fridays at 7:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm).  To confirm your place, register online with the link above, and include your child(ren)'s name in the address line.  We will follow up on your registration by email.  Space is limited, so register soon.

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Introduction to Acting

This class introduces the student to the fundamentals of acting, focusing on concentration, voice, physical skills, observation, and ensemble.  For the person who has had no training, or who wants to polish some basic skills.

Ages 8 - 12     Wednesday, 6/15 - 8/3    4:00 to 5:30

Ages 13 - 18   Wednesday, 6/15 - 8/3    5:30 to 7:00

 

                 Eight  90-minute classes  $120

You want to be in a play, but you don't have a lot of time?  This is your chance to shine!  24-Hour Theaterfest is a day full of joyful chaos including all the things we love about theater. 

 

Audition Friday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. for a one-act play that will be written just for you (and the others in your cast).  Rehearse all day Saturday, and the curtain goes up that evening at 7:00 p.m.!

No preparation is necessary for the audition.  Everyone who auditions is placed in one of the casts (there will be three one-acts).  Ages 8 to 108 are welcome to join us.  Crew members are needed, too, if you know someone who would rather behind the scenes.

We look forward to seeing you at 7:00 on Friday the 26th!

Looking for a new type of theater experience?

Imagine...

A night of one-acts that were first cast, then conceived, then written, then rehearsed... for only a day.  Well, you don't have to imagine, you can see what kind of crazy theater magic can happen in only 24 hours.  It's the 24-Hour Theaterfest!

Tickets to the performance are only $5 (additional donations are gratefully accepted), and space is limited.  So don't miss out on being a part of this unique experience.  Grab your seats by clicking on the clock, and we'll see you at the theater!

One performance only:  July 1, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

JUNIOR THEATER PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

Sometimes the call of the stage is strong, and we just can't wait until we're "a little older."  That's why the Playhouse offers a Junior Theater Production Workshop for those aged 4 to 8, who want to perform for an audience, but aren't ready for the more intense, 10-week workshops.

This six-week program is designed to gently integrate the younger actor into our larger workshop productions.  Each child who registers will receive a part in a short play to be performed with our fall musical, "Rockin' Robin Hood."  Rehearsals will take place Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30, beginning October 10.  Actors will also rehearse Monday through Thursday, November 7 through 10. Eight performances will take place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, November 11 through 20, 2022. 

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Please arrive in plenty of time to find parking and choose your seat.  Doors will open a half hour before the show begins, and all seats are general admission.  We have a strict no reservation policy, with the exception of our patrons with physical restrictions and one seat for the driver of a party who may be searching for parking.  Ushers may have seats set aside for them.  We ask all others not to reserve seats for members of their party who have not arrived, in fairness to those who have arrived.  Thanks for your cooperation.  We look forward to seeing you!

Take a trip back in time to 1947, when people looked forward to a night around the radio to hear a heartwarming tale.  Join us as our live audience while we recreate a live radio performance of It's a Wonderful Life!

Admission is by donation, and includes a lovely holiday reception.  This is a fundraiser for us, and is the final production of 2022.  We look forward to celebrating this magical season with you!

Reservations are highly recommended.  Click the link below!

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Master Players Workshop

Like our popular Theater Production Workshops, a Master Player Workshop focuses on theater production through hands-on rehearsals, classes, and time designing and/or building props, costumes, marketing materials, etc.  However, the Master Players Workshop is a more rigorous program for those cast and crew who have past performance experience and are eager to be challenged further.  Placement in the cast is by audition only.  Crew placement must be pre-approved.  Auditions for Little Women will be on January 28, 2023, and rehearsals will begin February 9, 2023.  For Little Women, the director is casting youth who can play characters aged 12 and through adult.  If selected for the cast or crew, information will be forwarded so that parents may formally register students in the program.  Tuition for the workshop is $295.

Those interested in scheduling an audition, please click the button below and indicate your preferred audition time(s) in order of preference:  9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m.  Audition appointments will last one hour.

Those interested in applying to be on the crew, please click the button below and let us know the name of the crew member.  If s/he has not participated in one of our programs previously, please list past technical experience.

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Come hear the incredible tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves.  With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera, and the python Kaa — Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle.  However, all is not peaceful for Mowgli, as Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, is plotting to take control of the jungle.  Mowgli must use all his strength and courage to stop Shere Khan before it is too late. 

This 8-week immersive theater workshop for youth aged 8 through 18 is an exciting way for children and teens to experience all the magic of live theater through rehearsals, classes, and hands-on work with the many elements involved in creating a production for the stage.  It begins Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 2023, with auditions.  All registered youth are guaranteed a place in the cast or crew.  You will be contacted to schedule an audition time once your registration is confirmed.  If your actor cannot attend on either date, please make arrangements in advance for a private audition.

 

​​All rehearsals and performances will be at 113 S. Princess Street in Shepherdstown.  Rehearsals for production workshops are scheduled with participants' schedules in mind.  You will be asked for a list of date and time conflicts (for weeknights 5:00 to 7:00) after you register, and you can make changes to that list up to March 26, 2023.  We ask that, once the rehearsal schedule is completed, you and your cast/crew member commit to attend.  Unexcused absences may mean the loss of a role. 

Please bear in mind that rehearsals during the week preceding opening night (Tech Week) will run late.  Attendance during

Tech Week, as well as the mid-run rehearsal and all performances, is MANDATORY.   This covers MAY 8 through MAY 21, 2023.

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There will be six performances of The Jungle Book over two weekends: May 12 through 21, 2023. (Fridays at 7:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm).  To confirm your place, register online with the link above, and include your child(ren)'s name in the address line.  We will follow up on your registration by email.  Space is limited, so register soon.

The registration fee for the program which includes all materials, including costumes, is $295.

Master Players Workshop

Like our popular Theater Production Workshops, a Master Player Workshop focuses on theater production through hands-on rehearsals, classes, and time designing and/or building props, costumes, marketing materials, etc.  However, the Master Players Workshop is a more rigorous program for those cast and crew who have some past performance experience and are eager to be challenged further.  Placement in the cast is by audition only.  Crew placement must be pre-approved.  Auditions for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown will be on August 12, 2023 and rehearsals will begin August 28, 2023.  Performances will be October 13 through 22.  For You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the director is casting six youth with strong singing voices.  If selected for the cast or crew, information will be forwarded so that parents may formally register students in the program.  Tuition for the workshop is $295.

Those interested in scheduling an audition, please click the button below and indicate your preferred audition time(s) in order of preference:  9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m.  Audition appointments will last one hour.

Those interested in applying to be on the crew, please click the button below and let us know the name of the crew member.  If s/he has not participated in one of our programs previously, please list past technical experience.

Kay and Gerda are the best of friends until a piece of an enchanted mirror finds its way into Kay’s eye, causing him to see the world in a cold-hearted way.  Soon taken by the Snow Queen, Kay forgets his happy life.  Determined, Gerda goes on her own journey to find her friend, and to help him discover hope and joy again.

This 8-week immersive theater workshop for youth aged 8 through 18 is an exciting way for children and teens to experience all the magic of live theater through rehearsals, classes, and hands-on work with the many elements involved in creating a production for the stage.  It begins Saturday and Sunday, October 14 and 15, 2023, with auditions.  All registered youth are guaranteed a place in the cast or crew.  You will be contacted to schedule an audition time once your registration is confirmed.  If your actor cannot attend on either date, please make arrangements in advance for a private audition.

 

​​All rehearsals and performances will be at 113 S. Princess Street in Shepherdstown.  Rehearsals for production workshops are scheduled with participants' schedules in mind.  You will be asked for a list of date and time conflicts (for weeknights 5:00 to 7:00) after you register, and you can make changes to that list up to October 15, 2023.  We ask that, once the rehearsal schedule is completed, you and your cast/crew member commit to attend.  Unexcused absences may mean the loss of a role. 

Please bear in mind that rehearsals during the week preceding opening night (Tech Week) will run late.  Attendance during

Tech Week, as well as the mid-run rehearsal and all performances, is MANDATORY.

This covers NOVEMBER 27 through DECEMBER 10, 2023.

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There will be six performances of The Snow Queen over two weekends: December 1 through 10, 2023. (Fridays at 7:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm).  To confirm your place, register online with the link above, and include your child(ren)'s name in the address line.  We will follow up on your registration by email.  Space is limited, so register soon.

The registration fee for the program which includes all materials, including costumes, is $295.

Apprentice Production Workshop     for ages 5 - 8

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Peter Pan

Would your young actor love to be on stage?  This production workshop for beginners features a combination of instruction and rehearsal time for those who are ready to memorize some lines and perform for an audience.  Meeting twice a week for four weeks, the workshop ends with two public performances.  All who register are cast in the show, which this fall will be an adaptation of PETER PAN.

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., September 5 through 28.

Dress Rehearsal will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 29.

Performances will be Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Register early to secure a spot!

All inclusive fee is $175

Fun with Theater

ages 5 to 9

In this exciting class you'll learn all about the magic of theater through improvisational games, storytelling, puppetry, costuming, hands-on activities, and crafts!

Mondays 10/16 - 11/20  5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Registration fee $60

Introduction to Puppetry

ages 5 to 9

Join Puppeteer Heather Perry as she guides you through making several puppet projects (including a Robot marionette and a fire breathing Dragon!) and teaches the basics of puppet performance

Wednesdays 10/18 - 11/15

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Registration fee $75

Create a Comic or Graphic Novel

ages 12 and up

Learn about comic book artists, the history of comics, and the differences between traditional comic books, webcomics, comic strips and graphic novels.  Create your own comic or graphic novel by the end of class!

Monday 10/16 - 11/20

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Registration fee $90

Playwriting Basics

ages 16 to adult

Come sharpen your Playwrighting abilities with local playwright Heather Wallen as she guides you through several exercises to create a short play of your very own!

Saturday, 10/21

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration fee $30

Apprentice Production Workshop     for ages 5 - 8

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Would your young actor love to be on stage?  This production workshop for beginners features a combination of instruction and rehearsal time for those who are ready to memorize some lines and perform for an audience.  Meeting twice a week for four weeks, the workshop ends with two public performances.  All who register are cast in the show, which this winter will be an adaptation of ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., January 2 through 25.  Dress Rehearsal will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 26.  Performances will be Saturday and Sunday, January 27 and 28, at 2:00 p.m.

 

Register early to secure a spot!

All inclusive fee is $175

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