Programs

WCT provides a range of programs from musicals to vacation programs, and weekend workshops to afterschool projects. For an overview of the kinds of programs we offer, visit our ‘What We Do‘ page.

Online registration is available and is HIGHLY recommended! Paper and email registration forms will still be accepted, but they are slower to process, so for popular programs which fill quickly, we encourage the use of the online form.


WINTER 2015 SESSION

Monster Mash! Sign up for Visual Art or Theatre & Music workshops – mornings (9 am-12 pm) or afternoons (1 pm-4 pm) or both!

Tuition: NM/$145 M/$130
Dates: February 17-20 (half day sessions)
Location: Arsenal Center for the Arts
Final presentation: Friday, February 20, time TBA

Mornings (9 am-12 pm)
FV5 Cyclops Singing, Monster Songs & Sounds(Grades K-2) – Music
FV1 Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls (Grades K-2) – Mixed Media Sculpture
FV7 Shapeshifting, Monster Acting Academy (Grades 3-5) – Drama
FV3 Monsters, Inc. (Grades 3-5) – Crazy Cartoons, Drawing, Painting & More…

Afternoons (1 pm-4 pm)
FV6 Monster Mischief Acting Academy (Grades K-2) – Drama
FV2 Monsters, Inc. (Grades K-2) – Crazy Cartoons, Drawing, Painting & More…
FV8 Monsterhouse Sing & Scream (Grades 3-5) – Music
FV4 Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls (Grades 3-5) – Mixed Media Sculpture

Click below to view February Vacation Workshop programs and to register:

Bard Battles! Shakespeare’s Fight Scenes
Explore the art of stage combat through some of Shakespeare’s most famous fight scenes. Gain classical skills, stage combat experience, while strengthening your acting foundations.

Tuition: NM/$55 M/$50

Dates/Times: Saturday, March 7, 1:00-3:00 pm

Click below to register for Master Class, Bard Battles:


SPRING 2015 SESSION

Join WCT as we transport ourselves to River City, Iowa to bring this timeless musical to life. Filled with original, toe-tapping classics like 76 Trombones, Shipoopi, and Gary Indiana, The Music Man Junior is sure to be a fun-filled adventure!

Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Book by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
THE MUSIC MAN JR is presented
through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 541-4684 Fax: (212) 397-4684
www.MTIShows.com

Tuition: NM/$335 M/$330
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Required Orientation: Sunday, March 29
2:00 – 5:00 pm, Student Audition Orientation
4:00 – 5:00 pm, Parent Orientation

Auditions:
Wednesday 4/1 & Friday 4/3, 3:30-6:00 pm

Rehearsal Dates/Times:
April 8 – June 7
Wednesdays/Fridays, 3:30-6:00 pm, Sundays, 2:00-5:00 pm
(No Rehearsal 4/19, 4/22, 4/24, 5/24)

Additional Rehearsal: Saturday, June 6, 1:00-4:00 pm

Final Rehearsals: June 8-11, 3:30-6:30 pm

Performances: Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts

  • Friday, June 12, 7 pm
  • Saturday, June 13, 2 pm & 7 pm
  • Sunday, June 14, 2 pm

Click below to register for The Music Man Junior:

Junior Players will sing and dance as part of the cast of The Music Man Junior in 2 of the 4 performances*. Students will also have fun with theatre games and creative movement in this popular performance class.

Tuition: NM/$225 M/$220
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

3:30 Class Accepting Waitlist Names
Dates/Times: Mondays, April 6-June 1, 3:30-4:45 pm (No class 4/20, 5/25)
Required Parent Orientation: Monday, April 6, 3:30-4 pm
Additional Rehearsal: May 17, 2:30-3:30 pm
Final Rehearsals: June 8 & 10, 3:30-6:00 pm
Performance Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts: June 12, 7 pm, June 13, 2 pm

4:45 Class
Dates/Times: Mondays, April 6-June 1, 4:45-6 pm (No class 4/20, 5/25)
Required Parent Orientation: Monday, April 6, 4:45-6:00 pm
Additional Rehearsal: May 17, 2:30-3:30 pm
Final Rehearsals: Monday, June 9 & 11, 3:30-6:00 pm
Performance Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts: June 13, 7 pm, June 14, 2 pm

Click below to register for the 3:30 Junior Players, The Music Man Junior:

Click below to register for the 4:45 Junior Players, The Music Man Junior:

Looking to brush up your dance skills, scene work, and vocal performance? Then this is the workshop for you! In this 2 hour intensive, students will gain confidence and skills that will assist them in any audition, as well as receive feedback from a mock audition.

Tuition: NM/$35 M/$30
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: Friday, March 27, 3:45-5:45 pm

Click below to register for the Audition Workshop:

Explore the art of Hip Hop and Funk. Gain knowledge of these different street dance styles – learn how to move on the beat and find your own style. Master street dancer and award winning choreographer Fadayz teaches this two-hour dance intensive.

Tuition: NM/$55 M/$50

Dates/Times: Saturday, April 11, 1:00-3:00 pm

Click below to register for Master Class, Hip Hop and Funk:

Romp around with Dr. Seuss and Friends! Venture into Dr. Seuss’s imaginary lands for new adventures! Create your own endings and more, working toward a final ensemble performance in the Mosesian Theater!

Tuition: NM/$150 M/$135

Dates/Times: March 28 – June 6, Saturdays, 10:30 am-noon
(No Class 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23)

Final Showcase: June 6, Time TBA

Click below to register for Dr. Seuss and Friends:

Stay and Play! Join us for a class filled with music, theatre games and crafts. Each class will explore a different fairy tale, with a focus on basic story-telling.

Tuition: NM/$150 M/$135

Dates/Times: March 28 – June 6, Saturdays, 11 am-noon
(No Class 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23)

Click below to register for Fairytale Frolic:

This popular class is back! Join us for the chance to design your own garment, rehab a costume from WCT’s stock, and/or create a garment for a Junior Player to wear in the Spring Musical, The Music Man Jr. This class is appropriate for all skill levels!

Tuition: NM/$160 M/$145 (includes $10 materials fee)

Dates/Times: March 28 – June 6, Saturdays 1:30-3:30 pm (No Class 4/4, 4/25, 5/2, 5/23)

Final Showcase: June 6, Time TBA

Click below to register for WCT Runway:

Explore creating and filming your own movies! Take your ideas all the way from the page to the screen. Students will demonstrate their new skills as they premiere their original films at WCT’s spring showcase.

Tuition: NM/$160 M/$145

Dates/Times: March 30 – June 1, Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm (No Class 4/20, 5/25)

Final Showcase: June 6, Time TBA

Click below to register for WCTV – Extended Play:

Ready to explore Shakespeare’s greatest villains and clowns? Interested in taking your understanding of Shakespearean acting to a new level? Join us for this acting intensive class, ending with a presentation by students, each performing one monologue and one scene, at our spring showcase!

Tuition: NM/$160 M/$145

Dates/Times: April 9-June 4, Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm (No Class 4/23)

Final Showcase: June 6, Time TBA

Click below to register for Shakespeare’s Villains and Clowns:

Learn the essentials of both African dance and drumming in this fun and energetic class!

Tuition: NM/$160 M/$145

Dates/Times: (Grades 3-6)
April 7 – June 2, Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm (No Class 4/21)

Dates/Times: (Grades 7-12)
April 7 – June 2, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm (No Class 4/21)

Final Showcase: June 6, Time TBA

Click below to register for African Dance and Drumming, Grades 3-6:

Click below to register for African Dance and Drumming, Grades 7-12:

Time Travelers! Sign up for Visual Art or Theatre & Music workshops – mornings (9 am-12 pm) or afternoons (1 pm-4 pm) or both!

Tuition: NM/$145 M/$130
Dates: April 21-24 (half day sessions)
Final presentation: Friday, April 24, time TBA

Mornings (9 am-12 pm)
AV5 Supernova Song Quest (Grades K-2) – Music Making
AV1 Space Stations & Rocket Ships (Grades K-2) – Mixed Media Sculpture
AV7 Dramapocalypse (Grades 3-5) – Acting Intensive
AV2 Fred Flintstone to George Jetson (Grades 3-5) – Cartoons, Drawing, Painting & More…

Afternoons (1 pm-4 pm)
AV6 Dancing with Dinosaurs (Grades K-2) – Creative Drama & Dance
AV3 Fred Flintstone to George Jetson (Grades K-2) – Cartoons, Drawing, Painting & More…
AV8 Blast from Broadway’s Past (Grades 3-5) – Musical Theatre Intensive
AV4 Space Stations & Rocket Ships (Grades 3-5) – Mixed Media Sculpture

Click below to view April Vacation Workshop programs and to register:

Read our Voice Program Policies here (pdf).

Strengthen your voice through individual lessons with Rebecca Rapoport-Cole! Special attention will be paid to proper vocal technique, performance ability and stage deportment, as well as general music appreciation and awareness.

Tuition: $35/half-hour lesson
Location: Arsenal Center for the Arts, WCT Drama Space
Days/Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Notice: WCT’s Voice Lesson Policy allows students to keep their assigned slots as long as they continue to register in consecutive terms.* As a result, new slots only become available at the transition between semesters when/if any ongoing students decide not to continue. People who are interested in having voice lessons with WCT are kept on a ‘waitlist’ to be notified as spaces become available. To be added to the waitlist, please contact voice@wctmail.org

*continuing student status does not extend to new students registering for summer session.

Click below to sign up for the Private Voice Waitlist:

Bring theatre to your afterschool program! Watertown Childrenís Theatre partners with Parent-Teacher Associations and school administrators to offer creative dramatics and theatre workshops as part of after-school clubs and enrichment programs. Students are able to participate in these opportunities in the comfort of a known environment and take advantage of school-sponsored transportation (like activity buses) where available.

Ask your PTO or afterschool administration to contact us at programs@wctmail.org

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SUMMER STAGE 2015

Listed grades – Completed School Year 2014-2015
Register by March 23 and use the code ‘SUMMER’ to get $10 off!

Join us as we explore movement, dance, acting and music in this exciting one-week program that focuses on the wacky characters and creative, poetic world of Shel Silverstein. Participants will learn more about performance as they bring their imaginations to life through song, dance and acting. This program culminates with a showcase on Friday for family and friends.

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: June 22-26, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Shel Silverstein Summer Fun!:

Do you like to sing and dance? Do you like to wear crazy, costume pants? This week, ArtVenturers will create their very own Seuss inspired scenes, songs, artwork, and dances. Who knows, they may stop in Whoville, The Jungle of Jorn, Kalamazoo or wherever their imagination takes them! This program culminates with a showcase on Friday for family and friends.

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: July 6-10, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Dr. Seuss on the Loose:

Tickle your funny bone! Through improvisation, students will learn different approaches to comedy and explore the humor of everyday life. This program culminates with a showcase on Friday for family and friends.

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: July 13-17, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Laugh Out Loud:

Join us as we mount an exciting musical in 2 weeks! This musical intensive will have participants singing, dancing and acting their way to a workshop performance on July 24 for friends and family. Besides playing their role onstage, all participants will work on backstage committees to bring their costumes, props and other production elements to life! Check back soon to learn the title of the show!

Tuition: NM/$660 M/$645
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: July 13-24, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Broadway Bootcamp:

Explore with Zeus! Race with Hermes! Get witty with Athena! Dive into these ancient myths and legends, create your own surprise endings, and more! This program culminates with a showcase on Friday for family and friends.

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: July 20-24, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Myths and Legends:

Once upon a time, in an art center not so far, far away was a third week of ArtVenturers. Hooray! From creating original scenes, songs, artwork and dances to reprising some of Broadway’s greatest fairy tale inspired hits, participants are sure to have a blast. This program culminates with a showcase on Friday for family and friends.

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: July 27-31, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Fairytale Frenzy:

In a re-envisioned version of this WCT staple, students will write, design and rehearse their own film shorts. Learn the tricks of the trade and have your film premiered on cable access TV!

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345 (Early Bird subtract $10 if registered by March 23)
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: July 27-31, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for WCTV:

Ever wanted to “exeunt, pursued by a bear”? Want to compare someone to a summer’s day? Perhaps you might like to untangle time or challenge a foe to a duel. All of these things and more are possible in this two-week Shakespeare intensive. Participants will cover a range of material as they work as an ensemble to select scenes, songs, and sonnets to create their own showcase for friends and family.

Tuition: NM/$660 M/$645
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: August 3-14, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Shakespearience:

Prepare for future performances and explore character work through this new intensive program for teens. Participants will gain exposure to varied performance techniques such as Meisner, Stella Adler, and Meyerhold as they create an ensemble production of monologues and scenes. This intensive culminates in a Studio Performance at the end of the second week.

Tuition: NM/$335 M/$320
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: August 3-14, 9 am–noon

Click below to register for Scene Study Studio:

This intensive is geared towards both the new and the seasoned singer. Participants will focus on technique and performance as they work through solos, duets and ensemble pieces. This intensive culminates in a Cabaret performance at the end of the second week.

Tuition: NM/$335 M/$320
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: August 3-14, 1 pm–4 pm

Click below to register for Vocal Studio:

Act! Sing! Dance! In this one-week theatre intensive, our youngest performers will explore these three major performance components. Participants will gain new performance skills, boost their confidence and have fun as they create and learn routines inspired by musical hits like “Under the Sea”! This program culminates with a showcase on Friday for family and friends!

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: August 17-21, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Ocean Commotion:

Explore the art of theatre as you make your own production! Participants will share the roles of producers, directors, performers, designers, and playwrights as they create characters and bring their work to life on stage. This program culminates with a showcase on Friday for family and friends.

Tuition: NM/$360 M/$345
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: August 17-21, 9 am–4 pm

Click below to register for Break a Leg:

Choose from the art, music, dance, theatre offerings below to create your own one-week camp experience!!! Participants in these half-day workshops will explore the world of Neverland. Perhaps they will build a ship, dance with the Fairies or join in a swashbuckling fight with Captain Hook!

Tuition/session: NM/$195 M/$180
Early Bird: Register by March 23 and get $10 off – use code ‘SUMMER’
Dates: August 24-28 (half day sessions)

Mornings (9 am-12 pm)
Pixie Dust Jams!(Grades K-2) – Music Making
Treasure Chests and Tree Houses (Grades K-2) – Mixed Media Sculpture
Swashbuckling with Captain Hook (Grades 3-5) – Scene Study/Dance
Shadows, Stars & Ships (Grades 3-5) – Drawing, Painting & More…

Afternoons (1 pm-4 pm)
Crocodile Creek Creative Drama (Grades K-2) – Drama/Dance
Shadows, Stars & Ships (Grades K-2) – Drawing, Painting & More…
Pirate Songs!(Grades 3-5) – Vocal Intensive/Songwriting
Treasure Chests and Tree Houses (Grades 3-5) – Mixed Media Sculpture

Click below to register for a Neverland Adventures session:

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