Theatre

Woodlawn Arts Academy’s student theatre programs are open to all, and every student who registers gets a part! Participants get the opportunity to act, sing and dance, plus learn auditioning tips, and about costuming and set design. Rehearsals for our musicals take place in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at Woodlawn Arts Academy until the last few weeks of rehearsals, when they move to Sauk Valley Community College’s Jerry Mathis Theatre, thanks to our Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance partnership with SVCC and Centennial Auditorium.

Additionally, we offer outreach theatre programs with Dixon Public Schools, as well as Rock Falls Middle School through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant with the Sterling-Rock Falls Y.

For details on our upcoming productions, click the button below.


Broadway in Chicago Bus Trip!

Seats are limited and sell fast so register right away!
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Bus departs Woodlawn farmhouse parking lot at 8:30am
  • Time in Chicago for shopping & lunch on your own before the 2pm showtime
  • Dinner (not included in cost) on the way back
  • Return to Woodlawn by 8:30pm
  • $100 per person (includes show ticket, transportation & bus driver tip)
  • All ages welcome, but children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult



Rising Stars

Only available in Session 3!
  • Grades: 1st-4th
  • Instructor: Faith Morrison
  • Time & Date: 6-7pm Mon, 1/28/19 - 3/4/19
  • Location: J. Mark Beaty Performance Center
  • Tuition: $48



Spring Musical Theatre Production

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr.
  • Grades: 6th-8th
  • 5th graders may call to be put on a wait list, and any open spots will be given to these students starting at 9am Wednesday, 1/23/19. If no open spots remain, 6th-8th graders registering on or after January 23, 2019 will be wait-listed.
  • 3:45-5:45pm Mon & Wed, 1/28/19-3/13/19 at Woodlawn Arts Academy
  • 3:45-5:45pm Mon & Wed, 3/18/19-3/27/19;& Tech Week: Mon-Thu, 4/1/19-4/4/19 at Sauk Valley Community College
  • Show Dates: April 5-7, 2019
  • Director: Faith Morrison
  • Tuition: $135



Theatre Intensive

Just for middle schoolers; only available in Session 1!
  • Grades: 6th-8th
  • Instructor: Tim Schlegel
  • Time & Dates: 4-5:15pm Wed, 10/3/18-10/24/18
  • Location: J. Mark Beaty Performance Center
  • Tuition: $40



Winter Break Crew Camp

Only available over winter break at Dixon High School!
  • Grades: 5th-8th
  • Instructor: Karen Kaufman
  • Time & Date: 2-5pm Wed & Fri, 12/21/18-1/4/19
  • Location: Dixon High School Theatre, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive
  • Tuition: $80