*Looking for something free to keep kids busy in Tacoma today? Scroll down or go here for my daily mini post of ideas to help you through the teachers’ strike.* Read on for upcoming kids’ acting events in Tacoma and Lakewood!
My friend Jeanne sent me some scoop on upcoming kids’ theater programs. Jeanne has two super talented boys who are now off to college. Both participated in all kinds of productions during their school years, so Jeanne really knows her stuff here. I like to collect friends with successful, kind, grown-up sons. It gives me encouragement, kwim?
The Lakewood Playhouse has several upcoming opportunities for your young thespians. On September 17th there are auditions for upcoming productions of Robin Hood and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. There is a cost associated with this, but scholarships are available.
Auditions are open to children as young as seven.
Five and Six year olds might be interested in their Theater Fun class, a no-audition required program that runs September 19th-October 24th and ends with a performance. Tuition is 100.00 which isn’t a bad deal for a program of this length. Again, some scholarships are available.
Lakewood Playhouse also does week long camps during school breaks- a great resource to keep in mind if your kids like to be kept busy but aren’t inclined to do sports camps, or maybe just want something different.
Tacoma Musical Playhouse also offers a variety of activities for young actors and actresses. Upcoming events include acting classes for children 4-18, and an after-school academy that ends with a performance of Treasure Island for younger children, and a Midsummer Night’s Dream for older students.
Both locations offer kids the chance to express themselves and have fun, while also teaching them the real skills actors need. If someone in your house thinks she’s the next Glee star, maybe it’s time to see if she’s really got some chops!
I know there are other kids’ theaters in the area, but it’s just not my area of expertise. If you have some experience here, please leave a comment. I always love to learn from my readers. Really!