KidStage® is an after-school drama program that will give children ages 4-12 some experience on stage!  KidStage® kids will work on developing self-confidence and building stage presence through a variety of acting exercises and drama activities with the goal of getting each participant to be loud and proud in a KidStage® Showcase.

At the end of the classes, KidStage® kids have the opportunity to perform in a production. Kids have the opportunity to do it all on stage and off—we’ve had kids as actors, singers, dancers, stage managers, lighting and sound technicians, prop masters and costume designers. Everyone has the opportunity to participate—no one will be left out of the performance!

Participants will be divided into groups based on age and skill level.  At the end of each session a showcase is held at St. Mary Catholic High School Fine Arts Educational Center*.  Showcases are held on the weekend following the end date of the session.  Dress rehearsals will be held on an alternate date of normal class time.  Details of the dress rehearsals and showcase times will be provided by week 5 of the session.
*Location may change depending on availability

KidStage® Teachers

All classes are taught by trained, experienced instructors whose goal it is to teach your child about the excitement of theatre, and to provide a safe, interesting environment for each student.

Those kids who have the opportunity to participate in the Arts perform better in school and in social environments. You can support your child’s development by supporting their involvement in the Arts!

RESIDENT REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 17, 2021 & NON-RESIDENT REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 31, 2021

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo. Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Performers of all ages will be excited to portray the characters from the familiar Dr. Seuss fables. SHOWCASE location and time TBD.

AGES: 4-12
DATES: April 12 – June 12/13
DAY: Mondays
TIME: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Appleton Public Library*
FEE: $92
CLASS #: 212322-01

*Please note – Classes are currently scheduled to be held at the Appletn Public Library. Due to COVID-19, the library may not be able to open the classrooms for programming. In the event they are not open for programming, classes will relocate to the Scheig Center located at Appleton Memorial Park. We will offer 2 Kidstage Classes at the Scheig Center on Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:00- 8:00 p.m. The first ten people that signed up will be moved to the Monday evening class from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The second 10 participants will move to the Wednesday class from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Join Kidstage for a week-long camp two hours per day where all KidStage Kids will be involved in acting exercises, theater games, and will be cast in the production of CINDERELLA that will be performed at the end of the week at the last hour of camp for parents and friends!

AGES: 4-12
DATES: July 12-16
DAY: Monday – Friday
TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Pierce Park
FEE: $92
CLASS #: 312322-J1

Join Kidstage for a week-long camp two hours per day where all KidStage Kids will be involved in acting exercises, theater games, and will be cast in the production of CINDERELLA that will be performed at the end of the week at the last hour of camp for parents and friends!

AGES: 4-12
DATES: July 26-30
DAY: Monday – Friday
TIME: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Pierce Park
FEE: $92
CLASS #: 312322-J3