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Class Overview 

  • Acting 2: Classes are for beginning and intermediate students to learn the fundamental skills of theatre arts in a fun and supportive environment.  Students tackle the fundamentals of acting, improv, stage directions and stage blocking.
  • Acting 3: Classes begin to build the foundation for performance skills using the P's and C's of acting (projection, pronunciation, posture, character, creativity and courage)  These classes incorporate scene work, improv, and character development.
  • Acting 4, 5, 6: Classes are for intermediate and advanced students seriously considering a future in the arts.  Classes are designed to challenge students to strengthen their technique and expand their skill set in the performing arts.
    Acting 4, 5 & 6 require a placement audition.

 Class Schedule

Placement Auditions: August 30 or 31 at 6:30pm

FALL: Classes held the weeks of September 18 - December 15, 2017

WINTER: Classes held the weeks of January 8 - March 2, 2018

SPRING:  Audition for one of the two School of Theatre play productions.

  • Rehearsals for the spring plays March 8 - April 29, 2018
  • Rehearsals will be held 5 days a week excluding spring break (March 30 - April 6)
  • Shows perform the weekend of April 20 or April 29, 2018.



$400 for the school year (20 weeks)

$75 production fee to participate in the Spring show 

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  • Please Note +

    Website Registration is not required prior to enrolling in any classes or camps. 

    See FAQ here

  • Scholarships +

    Partial scholarships are available for Summer camps and will be considered up until May 1st, 2018.  Please contact the Playhouse prior to enrolling in a class, you will be given instructions on enrolling and securing a spot for the class.  Please complete the

    Scholarship Application Form

    and follow the submission guidelines. 


  • Refund Policy +

    Cancelations are accepted until 3 weeks (21 days) prior to start of class or camp. If you are unable to cancel at least 3 weeks before the class or camps first day, no refunds will be given. Prior to that time you may receive a refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee.  This $25.00 fee also applies to any changes in class registration not initiated by Matthews Playhouse.

  • Waiting List +

    Full Classes will allow for "Waiting List" enrollment.  The waiting list requires all the same steps as above with the exception of payment.  You will be notified via e-mail and phone call if a position becomes available.  If a position does become available you can make your payment by logging onto the website and going to Account Information Menu and "Your Enrolled Classes"  where you see the "Pay Now" button.

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