An opportunity to use your imagination and build life skills while you learn more about the theatre and what goes on behind the curtain. Join us for one of our theatre camps or enjoy more personalized instruction in Broadway Kidz. Check back on our Coming Attractions page to learn more.
Mask up and join Broadway Kidz as a new session begins Tuesday, September 15, 4:30-5:30.
RPAC presents Dear Mrs. Claus. Who do the children of the world turn to for answers when they’ve got serious questions about Christmas or the Big Man himself? Why, Mrs. Claus, of course! With a very long, pre-Christmas “to-do” list nearly complete, Mrs. Claus is in for a surprise when her Personal Elf Assistant Buddy informs her there’s still a lot more to do: the North Pole mailroom has received stacks and stacks of inquiries about everything from Santa’s health to how reindeers fly! Mrs. Claus resolves to answer all the curious children’s letters, but quickly finds that she needs expert advice to guide her best and most thoughtful responses. So she turns to the elves for help! Mailroom elves, Santa’s personal trainer elves, Santa’s pit crew elves, spy elves, and even Bartholomew, the nerdy elf in charge of Reindeer Flight Design, all provide Mrs. C the scoop on what goes on behind the scenes at the North Pole — and all around the world on Christmas Day!
In addition to the play, kids will be hands on in directing the show, channel their inner characters as they select and perform monologues, develop improvisational skills, play acting games, and work through characterization and auditioning techniques. Kids also develop their acting skills using voice, body, hands and imagination and showcase their talents with a performance in December. See you on Stage!
Open to grades 3-12. Students should be ready to use their imagination and be creative!
Class Schedule: Tuesdays | 4:30-5:30pm
For the aspiring actor or actress who's ready to experience musical theatre! From auditions to rehearsals to the stage, children of all ages are given a unique opportunity to shine under the spotlight. They will learn valuable lessons in listening and collaboration, how working together and supporting one another makes everyone better. Click here for a sneak peek at some of our favorite productions.
Why Musical Theatre?
Musical theatre offers many development opportunities (besides being fun!). It is a great introduction to basic performing arts (music and dance), integrates visual arts (set creations, props and costumes), and helps performers continue to develop language skills through rehearsing and performing dialogue. At RPAC, we believe EVERY CHILD'S CONTRIBUTION IS IMPORTANT. From the ensemble to the lights to the lead role, every child plays an integral part of the show's success. Not only does a musical invite collaboration toward a common goal, it becomes a creative community of good listeners and future leaders - who stand hand in hand at curtain call and share the applause they've earned in working together.
How it all began
The Theatre Camps started with elementary school students participating in an after school program with a sixth grade teacher - Jeff Reed. Whitney Reed began working with the group on choreography when some of her dance students became part of one of the productions. The camps have outgrown the school district and now include children from schools in the Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and the greater Kansas City area from the 1st grade to high school level! The attendance for each production has grown from over a hundred per night to nearly 300 per night for many performances. Jeff continues to teach at the elementary school level when not producing great shows!