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. Performing in this educational experience does not earn service learning hours.
In the spring the Arts Center produces a show for elementary school-aged actors in grades 3-5. 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. 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.
Spring 2019 Production
Auditions (for actors in grades 3-5):
Tuesday, January 15 at 4:30-6:30 pm
Thursday, January 17 at 4:30-6:30 pm
Friday, March 29 at 7 pm
Saturday, March 30 at 1 pm & 4 pm
Sunday, March 31 at 1 pm
Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.
Click here for Theatre Program Assistant Application
A Year With Frog and Toad-Kids is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
For questions about our Children’s Theatre Troupe or costume rental information click here to email Lindsay Sier or call 410/848-7272.