Summer Theater Workshops

Plant a seed and watch it grow...sing, move, act, create!

At TCAN, arts education is our priority - but your children will only know they're having fun! Kids build funky people structures, paint daffodils and breathe life into classic kid’s stories - acting and dancing their way through a fun-filled season. By selecting from a variety of sessions, your child can choose what they want to do, and you get the guarantee of a rewarding and fun arts experience. 

 

2021 Schedule

June 21 - 25
The Woman Who Fooled the Fairies
The fairies are furious.  They never get a taste of the fine cakes made by the baker who lives at the edge of the forest. The fairies want her to make cakes only for them, so…they capture her! But the baker tricks them into bringing along her entire village for a baking competition, causing such a ruckus that they release her and receive a fabulous surprise in return.

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June 28 - July 2
The Trial of the Big Bad Wold
Famous fairytale characters come from far and wide to testify against or defend the Big Bad Wolf. Who, by the way, objects to being called “Big and Bad” from the start. Each one of them offers reenactments of their interactions with the wolf and tries to convince the jury of dwarves, that their side should win.  Lots of wacky evidence and twists lead us to the final verdict. 

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July 5 - July 9
Half Magic
Faced with a dull summer in the city, Jane, Mark, Katharine, Martha and their entire neighborhood, suddenly find themselves involved in a series of extraordinary adventures. After Jane discovers an ordinary-looking coin that seems to grant wishes, or at least half of them, they set out together to master the coin’s magic and have the best summer ever.

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July 12 - 16
Princess Smartypants
Destined to the same fate as her sisters, this princess and her friends set out to out smart any Prince who proposes. In this modern fairytale, the Princess and her friends create advanced obstacle, riddles and puzzles that are sure to fool even the most clever Prince and leave the Princess to choose how she wants to live her life.

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July 19 - 23
Strega Nona Tales

It seems like every time the pasta pot is left in the wrong hands things go horribly wrong. In these tales of Strega Nona, her friends and the friendly folks of their village, we are inspired by the classic tales and recreate how things can get totally out of control when you haven’t paid attention to the little lessons life offers.

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July 26 - 30
Beauty and the Beast
To save her father, a young girl is forced to move in with a “LIVEly” group of furniture and the Beast, a prince who was placed under a spell because he could not love. Can she save herself and teach him to love at the same time? Can the furniture help?

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August 2 - 6
Princess and the Pea
The Queen has demanded that only a real Princess can marry her son and sets up an elaborate test for any girl who shows even the slightest interest in him. The Prince determined to marry someone he truly loves, sets out on his own to find her. After testing many girls in his absence, who try the most ridiculous ways to convince her that they are worthy, the Queen has almost given up hope. The Prince returns with a girl who looks nothing like a Princess, but could she be the one?

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August 9 - 13
Cloudy With A Chance of Cheeseburgers
If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could be messy. And you'd have no choice of what to have for dinner. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake? It’ll take the whole town and a very fancy invention to get this mess straight.

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Full Class Schedule
 


IMPORTANT NOTICE
For half-day workshops, please have your child bring a nut-free snack and a water bottle. For full-day workshops, your child must bring a nut-free lunch, two nut-free snacks and a water bottle. Your child should be dressed in clothes that can get messy! Upon registration, download an Emergency Information Form at the bottom of this page and bring the completed form with you to the first day of class. All workshops are grouped by age and taught by professional theater artists. Refunds for summer workshops will be granted only if notification is given no later than May 10. There is a $10 administration fee for all refunds. Prorated fees/partial attendance is not available.

Directed by: Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company


Kristy Pace is the Director of TCAN's Theater Education Programs and founder of The Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company. Her experience in teaching dramatic arts and directing children's theater includes successful productions at the Worcester Children's Theater, The Fiddlehead Theater Company, Kidstock Creative Theater Education Center, Theater After Hours, and dozens of theatre programs for pre-school, elementary and secondary school children in Massachusetts, North Carolina and Los Angeles. Kristy earned her Master's Degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College, and holds an MA Teaching Certificate in Communications and Performing Arts for grades K-12. Kristy has performed in and directed live theater throughout New England and in Los Angeles since 1984.