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Children’s Theatre

OTA Children’s Theatre offers one week workshops during school holiday breaks and ten week class sessions after school between holiday breaks. There are also production opportunities during the summer months.

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©2018 Alan M Halfhill

©2018 Alan M Halfhill

OTA will be holding main character auditions for the Children’s Theatre summer production The Phantom Tollbooth on three consecutive Wednesday afternoons in June. Auditions will be held in the OTA Center on June 6, 13 and 20 beginning at 3:30 p.m. Candidates need only attend one of the audition dates but are welcome to attend more than one. They will be asked to cold read from the script by directors Bonne Smith and Lisa Mantchev. The production will run from August 31 through September 9, 2018.

The directors will schedule some optional table reads in July and rehearsals will begin in earnest the week of August 6 where attendance will be mandatory unless conflicts have been pre-approved. This early audition is intended to give the main character actors time over the summer to read the play and understand their roles. Additional auditions may also be scheduled for August 1 and 4 to cast some of the cameo and ensemble roles.

OTA will be charging a participation fee for this year’s production to help to offset the production costs. “This experience is intended to be a learning vehicle where the participants will be guided through the many facets of the production process by industry professionals.” stated Carol Willis, OTA executive director. “ We feel that such an educational experience has value.”  Participation fees are set at $150 for the 5 week session, including performance weekends. OTA class and workshop members from the prior two sessions will be offered a discount as will OTA ‘family members’.

‘Adventures on Stage’ SUMMER WORKSHOP, June 18-22, ages 8-18ADVENTURES

Join us for high energy theatrical games designed to enhance the theatrical experience on stage. Emphasis will be on building confidence, developing spatial awareness, learning good preparation methods, as well as fostering teamwork, communication and collaboration. The one week workshop runs from 9:00 to 3:00 daily ending with a special showcase performance for invited guests on the final day.

Tuition $175 ($150 for OTA members) and includes lunch. Click HERE for registration form.

Directed by Bonne Smith 

Musical Theatre Intensive for Teens

July 23 to August 3, 2018.

Click HERE to read more information.

Download the registration form HERE.


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Need-based tuition assistance is available.

OTA Children’s Theatre entertains, educates, and builds confidence by enriching young lives and empowering young spirits through the magic of live theatre.