Young Actors Studio


The Young People’s Theatre Project has school-year opportunities designed especially for elementary and middle, and high school students.  Our YOUNG ACTORS STUDIO classes focus on a  range of theatre skills, with fun hands-on activities for many skill/experience levels.


Musical Theatre Playlab Grades 5 – 8

Classes meet Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm January 23 – March 13 in the Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center at Jesuit High School.

beauty_beastIn this class, taught by Elizabeth Fagan, students will learn the building blocks of musical theatre including vocal technique, choreography, and storytelling through song. Over the course of eight weeks, students will explore the classic story of Beauty and the Beast, diving into its themes of love and friendship, mistaken first impressions and being true to oneself.

There will be a final Demo performance for friends and family on the last day of class (Monday, March 13). Tuition is $140.00. Scholarships and payment plans available. Please contact to inquire. Register Online Now.



Classes are taught by local theatre professionals, some of whom started out as Project students themselves! Most multi-week sessions feature an informal demo presentation—giving students the opportunity to showcase the skills they’ve acquired—in front of an audience of friends and family.

For High School students, the Young Actors Studio takes the form of periodic workshop “intensives” with a specific focus, based around a special guest artist or opportunity, often just one exciting session long.  Please see below for current High School intensive opportunities.

Young Actors Studio classes are taught at Jesuit High School’s Alex L. Parks Performing Arts Center.


  • Character Creation
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance for the Theatre
  • Shakespeare
  • Stage Combat
  • Scenes/Monologues
  • Page to the Stage
  • Preparing your character
  • Viewpoints
  • Clowning/Physical Theatre
  • Improvisation