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.


All classes will need to reach a minimum enrollment requirement in order to stay on the schedule.

Note to our students & families

 We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our community by following the guidelines provided by Yolo County and the CDC. We understand that these guidelines are rapidly changing and we may need to modify our programs to remain in compliance.

Musical Theatre, Acting & More!

Registration form for new students:

Student Workshop Registration Form


Current Families: Access your Parent Portal Here. 

Musical Theatre & Acting Classes

Musical Theatre and Acting classes will culminate in a
showcase performance.

Spring Musical Theatre Workshop:
Showcase rehearsal: Saturday, April 2nd from 9-11 am
Showcase performance: Saturday, April 2nd at 2:30 pm
This performance is FREE for the entire family. 

Develop your skills as a vocalist and dancer while working on numbers from popular Broadway musicals.  Class will culminate in a musical revue showcase performance on April 2nd.


Broadway Babies (Ages 3-5)
Session 2:
Wed, 4:00 -4:45 pm  Feb 2nd -March 31st  Tuition: $125

Grades K-1st Tuesday
Session 2: Tue, 5:15-6:00Feb 1st -March 29th   Tuition: $125

Grades 2nd-4th Wednesday
Session 2: Wed, 5:00-5:55- Feb 2nd-March 30thTuition: $125

Grades 2nd-4th Friday
Session 2: Fri, 4:00-4:55 Feb 4th- April 1st    Tuition: $125

Grades  5th+ Tuesday
Session 2: Tue, 6:00-6:55Feb 1st -March 29th  Tuition: $125


Imagination Theatre

Experience the joy of  self-expression through the use of theatre games and short imaginative scenes. This class will develop the young actor’s confidence on stage.


      Grades 2nd-4th      

Session 2: Tue, 4:00-4:55Feb 8-April 5

Tuition: $125



Learn everything from stage directions to Improv…from theatre games to scene study… all while having a blast!


            Grades 5th – 9th grade           

Session 2: Tue, 5:00-5:55Feb 8-April 5

Tuition: $125


Get in touch with your classical side and explore the Greek tragedy of….Antigone!

Shaking Up Shakespeare is an intermediate to advanced acting company designed to help young actors ages 11-18 develop more refined acting techniques to have in their actor’s toolkit by exploring the classic tragedy Antigone by Sophocles.  The acting company meets Saturday mornings for 8 weeks starting in late January with a tech rehearsal the final week of class. Auditions for parts and cast assignments will be held the first two weeks of class.

Instructor: Cheryl Watson
Location: Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Hall – 415 4th St

Ages 11-18

When: Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 am
January 29th through March 26th, 2021

Showcase Performance: March 26th at 2:30 pm

Tuition: $145

Space is limited. Register early.

Please send via email a resume with a photo and include the answers to the following after you register for the workshop, 
Director, Cheryl Watson.
1. What is your favorite theatre experience?
2. What interests you about Greek Theatre?
3. Find a quote from a Greek play and describe what it means to you



Yes, you can do a complete play in ten minutes!


This workshop is designed to explore new acting techniques while rehearsing a short play. Each actor will perform with classmates in a ten-minute play showcase at the conclusion of the session. All plays are age and subject appropriate for each individual actor. The workshop explores the following: interior character development, building a physical character, the actor’s relationship to their environment, putting action to the words, understanding the importance of finding clear intentions and how to become a better storyteller.

Instructor: Cheryl Watson
Location: Woodland Opera House Rehearsal Hall – 415 4th St


Ages 11-16

When: Saturdays, 9:00-11:00 am
April 16th through May 14th

Showcase Performance: May 14th at 2 pm

Tuition: $145

Space is limited. Register early.

STAGE MAKEUP – Ages 13 – Adult 


Our Stage Makeup class is back! Come learn stage makeup basics with Elly-Award Winning Makeup Designer, Miles Meckling.  This class will lead from beginning to intermediate skills designing makeup themes like youth/old age makeup, fantasy, blood and guts and more.


For this class, it is recommended that students obtain a Ben Nye Starter Theatrical kit (there are small and larger kits available online.) However, if you already have a kit, or have basic makeup tools used for performances, bring what you have! Miles will show you how you can use what you have and what you can add to make your kit ready for any role onstage!


Instructor: Miles Meckling

When: Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:55 pm

Dates: March 2nd through 30th


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

Tuition: $140 for 5-week session, 2 hours a week.

COVID Safety: Students must wear a mask to class and in between makeup applications. Makeup must not be shared and all makeup tools must be properly cleaned between classes.

Space is limited, register early. Class minimums must be reached for workshop to begin. 

Sample kits:

Rising Stars Productions

The Rising Stars series of productions will be back for the 2022-23 season!

Check back soon for details for these fantastic productions for kids and teens!