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 one of our Theatre Classes. Check back on our Coming Attractions page to learn more.
Begins January 16
Tuesdays 5:00-6:00 Grades: 2-12
Broadway Kidz Presents V.I.L.L.A.I.N.S. A support group for recovering villains who realize their lives have become unmanageable and that they won’t live happily ever after unless they change their ways. Gisela, the evil fairy from “Sleeping Beauty” leads the group, which includes Snow White’s vain stepmother, a pack of wolves, a troll, a wicked witch, Cinderella’s evil stepmother, and many others. To motivate the villains to continue on their path to living happily ever after, Gisela has invited some inspirational speakers including a full-time fairy godmother, Prince Charming, and Jack from “Jack and the Beanstalk” fame. However, the meeting is interrupted by the Pied Piper, who offers transcendental music and hypnosis as a cure for villainy, and some fairies looking for their F.A.R.T.S. meeting.
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 May. See you on Stage!
Musical Theatre Dance
Begins January 9
Tuesdays 6:00-6:45 Ages: 8 and Up
Performance: Showcase of Talent May/June
Musical Theatre Dance is a great class for our actors that want to work on their jazz movement. It's filled with Broadway style dancing to your favorite musical hits. Actors/Dancers will work on performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions. They learn and focus on foundational skills that will help them throughout their theatre careers. This class will perform in our annual Showcase of Talent in May/June. We are so excited to explore a new style of dance for our performers.
Begins January 16
Tuesdays 6:45-7:30 Ages: 4-7
Broadway Totz brings a mix of theatre and dance to our younger up and coming actors. This class will start with beginner dance movements that are applicable to the acting stage. It will be full of energy and fun. We will also explore a short play for our new actors to work on developing their acting skills using voice, body, hands and imagination and showcase their talents with a final performance in May. We can’t wait to work with these younger kids and prepare them for the stage.
Voice & Theatre Private Lessons
RPAC offers private voice & theatre lessons. This is a great opportunity for your actors and actresses to work one on one with their techniques and skills. Voice, auditions, monologues or a favorite musical theatre song are all items that can be worked on during this time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Broadway Kidz Homeschool Edition
Begins January 12
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 Grades: 2-12
Performance: May TBD
This spring, we are introducing Broadway Kidz Homeschool Edition! Kidz will be hands on in directing a show TBD, as they cultivate their characters for the performance in December. We will also work on monologues, develop improvisational skills, play acting games, and work through characterization and auditioning techniques all on a homeschool-oriented stage. Kids will also develop their acting skills using voice, body, hands, and imagination to truly let their talents shine in this all new program.
Musical Theatre Camps
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 shortly. 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.