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 Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School or 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.

Grades 6-8

Guys and Dolls Jr.

Calling all 6th-8th graders! Register now to play a part in our spring musical theatre production of “Guys and Dolls Jr.” 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, 2/17/21. If no open spots remain, 6th-8th graders registering on or after 2/17/21 will be waitlisted.  Rehearsals at Woodlawn Arts Academy: 3:45-5:45pm Mon & Wed, 3/1/21-4/14/21 Rehearsals at SHS Centennial Auditorium: 3:45-5:45pm Mon & Wed, 4/19/21-4/28/21 & Tech Week: Mon-Thu, 5/3/21-5/6/21 Performances at Centennial Auditorium May 7th, 8th and 9th. Details will be announced

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Ages 6-10

Elementary Theatre

Learn theatre skills involving script writing, character development, props, costumes and basic blocking. On the last day of class, we will record a performance to share with families and friends online! 

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Ages 9-13

Theatre Makeup 101

Ever wanted to practice with theatre make-up? Learn to make someone look young, old, scary sweet, etc.! You might even turn yourself into your favorite character! Participants will receive an email with Zoom links, and details on picking up makeup kits at Woodlawn Arts Academy prior to the start of class.

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Ages 10 & up

Musical Theatre Dance Class

Theatrical dance style that includes dance technique and acting to songs from musicals. Students will perform a dance in the 2021 dance recital. This is a 16-week class. An additional fee will be charged for a costume at a later date.

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