JULY CLASSES 2018

 

Grade Levels: Enroll your child in the grade level he or she will be entering in Fall 2018. Children are grouped by grade level so we may appropriately serve their developmental needs.

The symbol denotes a Creative Drama class. Please refer to the Summer Class home page for a full description of Creative Drama. 

This summer, due to major renovations to the Playhouse, we are hitting the road!

  • The majority of our summer camps will be held at West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines. 
  • Our Performance Academy and Broadway Stars camps will perform at the Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines.

Classes road trip!

Driving directions to West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy

Wherever we are, you can still count on our experienced Playhouse education staff to provide the same quality experience!

 

CAT TALES
Kindergarten-Grade 1, 9:30-11:30 AM, July 23-27
$120 Subscribers/$130 Non-Subscribers

Splat the Cat. Pete the Cat. The Aristocats. Everybody, except maybe Skippyjon Jones, wants to be a cat! Join us for a week of fabulous felines with cat stories, cat songs, and cat games. We’ll work on basic theatre concepts while reinforcing literacy and cooperation skills. P.S. No dogs allowed! 

This class has reached full registration and is now closed. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list.

 

DOG MAN AND CAT KID
Grades 2-3, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, July 23-27
$120 Subscribers/$130 Non-Subscribers

The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick and together they have a mystery to sniff out! Help solve the mystery of the missing starlet while staying one step ahead of Petey, the world’s most evil cat.

This class has reached full registration and is now closed. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list.

 

PERFORMANCE ACADEMY: WILLY WONKA KIDS*
Grades 4-6, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, July 23-27
$250 Subscribers/$260 Non-subscribers
Auditions held Friday, July 13, 4:15-6:15pm at West Des Moines Christian Church.
All additional days and performance are at Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave.
Perform a 30-minute adaptation of Willy Wonka on the set of our summer musical at the Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School. Audition for roles, learn the songs and choreography, and perform in front of an audience of your family and friends!

*PLEASE NOTE. BEFORE AND AFTER CARE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR WILLY WONKA KIDS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

 

PERFORMANCE ACADEMY: THE SECRET LIVES OF TOADS
Grades 7-9, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, July 23-27
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-subscribers

Auditions: 4:15-6:15 PM, Friday, July 13
Performance: 3:00 PM, Friday, July 27
In Performance Academy, actors are taken through a more formal process. Audition, rehearse, and perform a play to learn how to polish skills in a dynamic, challenging environment. This one-act play centers on Harvey as he faces his first day at a brand new middle school. The cool kids have staked out their territory and there’s no room in their crowd for nerds or dweebs. Realistically written to reflect multiple challenges kids face at school, this comedy gets serious when the kids find themselves thrown together on the wrong side of a locked door. Enrollment guarantees a role, but all students must attend auditions at 4:15 PM, Friday, July 13.

This class has reached full registration and is now closed. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list.
May we suggest:

Grades 8-9, Live at the Improv, August 6-10

 

For more information on Playhouse classes, contact Robin Spahr, education director, at 515-974-5365.

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