The Arts Council mounts fully-staged musicals featuring young people from the Carroll County area. Families pay tuition to be part of the cast that covers expenses, including a script, cast t-shirt, most costume pieces, 2 complimentary tickets, and other fees associated with producing a high quality show. This program is broken down by age group to help young actors develop a better understanding of the theatre process and encourage a lifelong love of the performing arts.
In the spring the Arts Center produces a show for elementary school-aged actors in grades 3-5. The rehearsal process is generally 8-10 weeks long and performances are between half an hour to an hour long. Cast members are introduced to theatrical terminology and drama games while creating an artistic performance. The music and choreography are simple but fun with opportunities to showcase specific talents. This is a fundamental introduction to performance in a supportive and positive environment.
The fall production is for middle school aged actors in grades 6-8. The rehearsal process is generally 10-12 weeks long and performances are between 1-2 hours. Actors are challenged more in this age group through character development, and levels of music and choreography varying from simple to complex. This program is an ambitious in-depth experience with a high production level.
Occasionally the Arts Center produces shows for high school students in the summer.
High school students interested in theatre can apply for volunteer crew positions with the Children's Theatre Troupe. A limited number of positions are available for each production. These positions are voluntary but do count for community service or could be applicable for school credit depending on the school. Application forms will be linked below when available.
Photos from past productions can be found on our Flickr Page.
Carroll County's youngest stars will shine on the Carroll Arts Center's stage in our spring production of Disney’s “The Aristocats KIDS”! Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, the show is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.
Performances - March 24, 25 & 26
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For questions about our Children’s Theatre Troupe or costume rental information click here to email Tabetha White or call 410/848-7272.