The Woodland Opera House Education Program

Education through dance, drama & musical theatre

Inspiring creativity in the hearts and minds of our youth through the learning and experiencing of live dramatic art.

Youth Workshops 

Musical Theatre, Acting, and More!

Join our award-winning youth programs!

 

What people are saying about our program:

 

“This program is clearly creating a safe and nurturing environment in which the young people

can rely on each other and bring their full selves to the rehearsal room.”

 

– Nina Meehan, Founder of Bay Area Children’s Theatre and Innovation and Creativity Speaker/Consultant

 

” It’s clear that their theatre program helps create confident young artists who work

incredibly well as an ensemble and take pride in their work.”

 

– Rob Rokicki, Broadway Composer of The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical

 

“Woodland Opera House’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. was completely innovative. The cast

created sets, costumes, and even a flying car with without any physical

items. Their production shows that the theater program back home

encourages young performers to be brave and focused.”

 

– Steven G. Kennedy, Vice President, iTheatrics

NEW! Homeschool Workshops

Fall 2024 Homeschool Workshops

We are a vendor for: Horizon, Sequoia Grove Charter Alliance (Feather River, Clarksville, Lake View),

IEM Schools (South Sutter, Sky Mountain, Ocean Grove), Visions in Education. If you do not see yours listed here, let us know!

 

 

Register Here 

 

 

Tuesdays

 

Theatre Games 

Our Homeschool Theatre Games class will be a semester-based program introducing fun, structured theatrical games for students. Incorporating these fun theatre games can assist beginners and experienced students alike with memory/retention, confidence building skills, muscle coordination, taking calculated risks, and public speaking, this type of class can be the spark of what begins an interest in the performing arts or just allows students to come out of their shells.

 

Ages: Open to ages 8 through 17 years old.

When: Tuesdays, 1:00 to 1:55 pm

Where: The Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street, Woodland.

Tuition: $70/month

Session: September 3rd through November 19th. 

Teaching Artist: Karen Fox

 

Mini-Play Production Workshop

This class will be introducing aspiring actors to an amusing script based on “A Christmas Carol” that is appropriate for all ages. This short play will be auditioned, rehearsed, and put into a mini-production with an in-class showcase performance on the last day of class. Students will learn how to memorize lines efficiently, how to build characters, and how to block/stage scenes.

 

Ages: Open to ages 8 through 17 years old.

When: Tuesdays, 2:00 to 3:55 pm

Where: The Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street, Woodland.

Tuition: $125/month

Session: September 3rd through November 19th. 

Teaching Artist: Karen Fox

 

Wednesdays

 

Technical Theatre Production Workshop

NEW! – We are excited to offer a Technical Theatre Production Class for the Fall 2024 semester! This class will supplement our Tuesday Mini-Play Production Workshop as technical assistance covering several aspects behind-the-scenes: costume design, prop building, stage management, as well as set design. Several fun projects will assist students in learning and developing relevant skills: ugly doll creation will be used to teach sewing skills and particular stitches (students can keep these!), utilizing scripts to research and design props and sets, and students will receive a tour of our prop basement, scene and costume shop, as well as our historic theatre! This is perfect for those that enjoy theatre but would prefer to be behind the scenes.

 

Ages: Open to ages 11 through 17 years old.

When: Wednesdays, 1:00 to 2:55 pm

Where: The Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street, Woodland.

Tuition: $125/month

Session: September 4th through November 20th. 

Teaching Artist: Karen Fox

 

Playwriting Workshop: “Letters to Santa”

HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP – NEW! – This Playwriting class will focus on writing individual scenes to culminate in one short play entitled, “Letters to Santa.” Students will learn how to format scripts, develop characters, learn how to write exciting dialogue, and all will have the chance to read their scenes in a staged reading at the end of the semester. Students will need to bring notepads, writing utensils, and anything else requested from the instructor.

 

Ages: Open to ages 8 through 17 years old.

When: Wednesdays, 3:00 to 3:55 pm

Where: The Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street, Woodland.

Tuition: $70/month

Session: September 4th through November 20th. 

Teaching Artist: Karen Fox

 

More classes to be announced soon! 

 

Homeschool Acting/Dance Workshops: Do you have a group of 10 or more and would like a workshop tailored for you? Email us for possibilities! 

Musical Theatre, Acting & More!

Rising Stars Audition Workshop Series: Mean Girls JR.

 

 

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This workshop will assist young performers in developing strong audition skills such as selecting appropriate songs for an audition, how to format a resume even if you don’t have a lot of experience, how to have confidence in a dance audition, how to tackle cold reads from the script, and more! This session will culminate in a mock audition with Mean Girls JR Director, Andrea St. Clair. While this series will be centered around the Mean Girls JR. audition, students may take this session if they do not plan to audition.

 

Session led by Teaching Artist, Erik Catalan.

 

Ages: Open to ages 12 through 17. 

When: Saturday, July 20th through August 17th

Time: 10:00 am to 11:15 am 

Where: Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street, Woodland.

 

Stay tuned for the Risings Stars Audition Workshop for The Big 1-Oh! JR. coming this fall! 

Registering July 1st, 2024:

 

Fall Musical Theatre Workshop

“Tantalizing Titles”

A Musical Revue of Book-Inspired Broadway Songs

 

 

Our Fall Musical Theatre Workshop is an exciting look at the magic of books called, “Tantalizing Titles: A Musical Revue of Book-Inspired Broadway Songs”  that will culminate in musical revue performances on December 10th and 11th.

 

All workshops learn the art of song and dance through introductions to music theory, character development, and choreography in each 55 minute long class. All class material will help weave together a magical tale that is perfect for the whole family! 

 

Fall Musical Theatre Workshops will begin the week of September 30th and perform mid-week for Fall 2025! Tech/Dress Rehearsal will be held on Monday, December 9th from 4:30 to 7:30, with performances on Tuesday, December 10th and Wednesday, December 11th at 6 pm.

 

Registration opens July 1st, 2024. 

 

 

 

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