The Academy of Children’s Theatre, quality children’s theatre, by kids, for kids, embarks upon its 18th season providing children in the Kearney area educational opportunities in performance skills and technical theatre. Workshops are offered throughout the year to K-12 students!

Summer workshops and classes

All classes and workshops will be held at Kearney Community Theatre, 83 Plaza Blvd., Kearney, NE 68845.
Class size is limited. To register, please call 308-234-1529 Tuesday-Thursday, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Registrations will be accepted until May 25. Payment must accompany registration (credit card via phone or cash/check/credit card in person).

June 4-7
STORYBOOK THEATRE – 9:30 AM–10:30 AM – Tuition: $25
For students completing Kindergarten through 2nd grade in the 2017-2018 school year. Taught by DeeDee and Taylor Kitzelman

Step into the fairy tale and storybook world you love. Use your imagination and acting tools to create alternate endings to your favorite stories, and create fun, new, and exciting tales to share. Movement, dance, acting and music will inspire you to shine as you pretend, invent, and learn theatre skills.

The workshop will finish with a presentation for parents on Thursday, June 7, at 10 AM.

June 4-7
THEATRE FROM THE GROUND UP – 1:30–3:30 PM – Tuition: $30
For students completing grades 3-8 in the 2017-2018 school year.
Taught by Judy and Dave Rozema

This class is for beginning to intermediate theatremakers. Through storytelling, games, and creative thinking, you will learn the basics of acting as well as how theatre is created, using sets, lights, and costumes. This class is a great prerequisite to auditioning for an ACT/KCT production.

The workshop will finish the week with short scenes presented for parents on Thursday, June 7, at 3:00 PM.

June 11-15
BROADWAY BOUND – 9:30–11:30 AM – Tuition: $40
For students completing grades 3-8 in the 2017-2018 school year.
Taught by Eileen Jahn

Are you an aspiring actor and singer? Expand your musical theatre abilities with this workshop that focuses on audition preparation, voice, movement, and ensemble work. Students will be given individualized instruction, as well as the opportunity for group feedback in a “master class” environment.

The workshop will finish the week with performances for parents on Friday, June 15, at 10:30 AM.

June 11-15
CREATE YOUR STORY – 1:30-3:30 PM – Tuition: $30
For students completing grades 6-12 in the 2017-2018 school year.
Taught by Lauren Bonk

Want to be a better actor and performer? Interested in improv? Storytelling? Learn how to take personal experiences from your life and create stories that are identifiable and real for an audience. Whether you are a writer seeking to fine-tune your narrative skills, or someone who wants the confidence and ability to get in front of people and be heard — this class is for you!

June 11-14 and June 18-21
MELODRAMA MANIA – 4:30-6:30 PM – Tuition: $50
For students completing grades 6-12 in the 2017-2018 school year.
Taught by Dave Rozema

Villains in black, Damsels in distress. Heroes in white. Audiences in stitches. This is what you get with a melodrama! Learn from a master of puns, an experienced actor and director, as well as someone who has written more melodramas than audience “boos”! In this two week workshop, you will learn acting skills (be they villainous or heroic) and present a melodrama at the end of the second week!

Melodrama performance for parents on Thursday, June 21, at 5:30 PM.

June 25-29
THEATRE THREE – Tuition: $30
9:30-11:30 Completed grades 3-5 – 1:30-3:30 Completed grades 6-12
Taught by Alex Schwarz

Body, voice, imagination. Our Theatre Three. Learn to use all three in fun and unique ways, while building your skills in rehearsed scenes, as well as improvised scenes. This class is for beginners who want to learn about performing, as well as experienced actors who want to improve their skills. Choose the time appropriate for your age!


Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of