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.
Open to elementary school-aged actors in grades 3-5
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 beginning April 12 through May 17
Technical rehearsals will be daily the week leading up to the show- Monday May 21 through Thursday May 24
Friday, May 25 at 7pm
Saturday, May 26 at 1pm & 4pm
Sunday, May 27 at 1pm
When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince. Iago, Jafar, and the Genie are here as well as new characters like Avis, the Tiger God, and the Djinn. With familiar songs, and a few new ones, this musical adventure is filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.
A total tuition fee of $150 per actor (Arts Council Members receive a 10% discount) is required for participation, $20 of which is due upon registration. The remainder is due by May 1. This covers most costumes and props, the script and rehearsal materials, a cast t-shirt, the cast party between shows on Saturday, and two tickets to the show. Registration fee and tuition are non-refundable. Scholarships are available through the Tom Holder fund.
Click here for all show details (Read BEFORE registering!)
Click here to register A detailed registration form will be e-mailed once registration is received.
Aladdin Kids is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
For questions about our Children’s Theatre Troupe or costume rental information click here to email Tabetha White or call 410/848-7272.