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!

For Homeschool Workshops, please scroll down. 

 

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

Rising Stars - Educational Theatre Productions

 

Rising Stars Audition Workshop

 

NEW! Our Rising Stars Audition Workshop is designed to allow aspiring student performers to learn and refine audition technique skills in anticipation of our 2024-25 Rising Stars Season, our series of three education musicals (season to be announced on January 28th, 2024.)
 
These workshops will feature 6 weeks packed with everything your student performer needs to be successful at auditions. The final two weeks will be set aside with mock auditions with the first Rising Stars director of the 2024-25 season: Angela Baltezore. Students will get to present audition pieces and receive constructive feedback that they can utilize for the first Rising Stars production auditions, with auditions slated for late May/early June 2024.
As this will be a hands-on opportunity, there are limited spaces available. Plan ahead and secure your spot before the holidays as these workshops will fill quickly.
 
When: Saturdays, February 24th through March 30th
Ages: 7 to 11 years old, 10:00 am to 10:55 am | 12-17 years old, 11:00 to 11:55 am
Tuition: $100
Instructor: Education Director, Andrea St. Clair, AEA (featuring Angela Baltezore for the final two weeks)
 
All workshops are held at the Theatre and Dance Annex, 520 Court Street, Woodland.
 
Register through your Parent Portal or by clicking here. 

Rising Stars 2024-25 Season – To Be Announced January 28th, 2024! 

 

 

In the meantime, don’t miss out on following our friends under the sea this February 16th-18th, 2024 for Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo JR! Tickets available via our box office here online or via telephone: (530) 666-9617. 

 

Our cast of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR (pictured above) will be performing a 15-minute adjudication piece at the Junior Theatre Festival West February 9th-11th, 2024. We are excited to hear all about it! 

NEW! Homeschool Workshops

New!

Spring 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!

 

 

Creative Theatre Play 

NEW! The Woodland Opera House is excited to restart our Homeschool Program at the Theatre and Dance Annex! Our Homeschool Creative Play class will be a semester-based program introducing fun, structured theatrical play for students. Incorporating fun theatre games that 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.

 

Taught by Teaching Artist: Karen Fox.

Grades: 2nd through 8th grade

When: Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 1:55 pm.

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

Spring Semester Dates: January 9th through March 26th, 2024

Tuition: $70/month 

Mini-Play Workshop

NEW! We are excited to restart our Homeschool Program here at the Woodland Opera House Theatre and Dance Annex! This class will be introducing aspiring actors to a script or two that will be auditioned, rehearsed, and put into a mini-production with an in-class showcase on the last day of class. Students will learn how to memorize lines efficiently, how to build characters, and how to block/stage scenes.

 

Taught by Teaching Artist: Karen Fox

Grades: 2nd through 8th grade

When: Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.

Spring Semester Dates:  January 9th through March 26th, 2024

Tuition: $110/month (90-minute class)

Register Here 

 

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!

Spring Acting Workshops

 

 

Acting A to Z 

Ages 9 through 12 years old

Tuesdays 5 pm (Class workshop length – :55 minutes)

*Will add a 4 pm class if enrollment demands.

 

Teen Acting Workshop 

Ages 13 through 18 (Senior in HS)

Tuesdays 6 pm (Class workshop length – :55 minutes)

 

Our Acting Workshops will be back again this fall allowing new and veteran young actors the chance to study and learn the acting craft! Each class becomes more nuanced as the students get older, allowing age-appropriate material to be covered. Each workshop is 55 minutes and is taught by Woodland Opera House veteran actor and drama teacher, Karen Fox. These workshops are recommended to be repeated and are not to be missed if one wants to become a better, stronger performer.

 

THESE CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE WOODLAND OPERA HOUSE THEATRE – 340 2nd Street.

 

Workshop Length: 8 weeks – January 16th through March 5th, 2024  Tuition: $150

 

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move well in, bring water, and a notebook.

 

Register Here.

 

Registering November 1st, 2023:

Spring 2024 Musical Theater Workshops

 

 

“A Trip Around the Sun: Songs For All Seasons”

 

Our Spring Musical Theatre Workshop is a sensational seasonal spectacular called, “A Trip Around the Sun: Songs for All Seasons”  that will culminate in a musical revue performance on April 20th and 21st, 2024.

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! 

 

Our Spring Musical Theatre Workshop registration opens November 1st.

Do not hesitate to enroll – this workshop series sells out quickly!

Register Here or through your Parent Portal (if a currently enrolled family.)

Workshops run week of February 20th through April 21st, 2024.

 

Spring Musical Theatre Workshop Performance Information:

SHOWCASE REHEARSAL: Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES: Saturday, April 20th at 2 pm and Sunday, April 21st at 7 pm

Performers Call Time will be 45 minutes prior to curtain. 

 

Tickets will be available for purchase.

More information regarding tickets will be sent to enrolled parents prior to being released to the general public.

 

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade 

Two Classes Available in the same time slot!

Tuesdays 5:15 to 6:00 pm – Both Waitlist Only

Starts February 20th, 2024

 

Grades 3rd through 5th

Three Class Options:

Wednesdays 4:00 to 4:55 pm* – Waitlist Only

Wednesdays 5:00 to 5:55 pm* – Waitlist Only

Fridays 4:00 to 4:55 pm** – Waitlist Only

*Starts February 21st and **23rd

 

Grades 6th through 12th

Two Class Options:

Tuesdays 6:00 to 6:55 pm* – Waitlist Only

Fridays 6:00 to 6:55 pm** – Limited Spots Available! 

*Starts February 20th and **23rd

 

All Workshops $160 and includes Show T-Shirt

Currently Running (Closed Enrollment)