The Early Stages

Children ages 3-6 are introduced to theatre with CTW’s Early Stages Company.

Theatre Classes for The Early Stages

3-4 year olds

Parents are encouraged to observe and participate in this weekly, 45 minute drop-in class for young people ages 3 and 4. Our teacher will incorporate song, movement, and puppetry to guide our youngest performers into improved theatrical understandings and practices. There is no established registration or fee for this class, but donations for supplies and the teacher’s time is appreciated.

April and May 2017 3-4 Year Old Dates
(All 9:30 am-10:15 am)

April 6
April 13
April 20
April 27
May 4
May 11
May 18
May 25

Stay tuned for June 2017 dates!

5-6 year olds

Introduction to theatre, using play and story drama to introduce character development. Students will begin to practice auditioning and basic theatrical terms.

Students ages 5-6 in the Early Stages Company students attend one-hour classes on Saturday mornings for 8 weeks.


Winter/Spring Class Times for 5-6 olds:

January 14-March 4, 2017 (Saturdays)
9:00-10:00 am

Winter/Spring 2017 Early Stages Performance

   The 5-6 year old Early Stages performers will rehearse 10-15 minute plays, which will both encourage reading and accommodate for students who are very early in their reading skills. These plays will be selected once the class roster is set, to better ensure the students are set up to succeed. Each child will do an audition in their class, and the teacher will assign roles to each child.

Rehearsals will begin January 23, and will meet once a week, Mondays, from 6-7 pm.

The Early Stages students will perform their 10-15 minute plays on March 4, 2017, at 1:00 pm, in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW. This will be a free and public performance, with costumes and sets.

Tuition Costs

$100 per semester for the 5-6 year olds
($10 off if you pay in full by December 12, 2016!)
For information about scholarship, click here.

3-4 year old classes are free–we will accept donations to honor the teacher’s time and cost of materials.

Important Dates for Early Stages Winter/Spring 2017

November 11, 2016
Early Bird Registration opens for Winter/Spring 2017

December 2, 2016
Scholarship Applications for Spring 2017 are due

December 12, 2016
Early Bird rates close for Winter/Spring 2017

January 7, 2017
Last day to register for Winter/Spring 2017

January 14, 2017
First Day of Winter/Spring Classes for 5-6 year olds

January 23, 2017
Rehearsals start for 5-6 year olds

January 28, 2017
Payment due for those using the installment plan: $25

February 18, 2017
Final payment due for those using the installment plan: $25

March 4, 2017
Last Day of Winter/Spring Classes for 5-6 year olds

March 4, 2017
1:00 pm performance for 5-6 year olds

March 27, 2017
Early Bird Registration for Summer 2017 opens