Our Big Kids workshops focus on building a strong foundation for young people in the many aspects of theater performance, singing, dancing, and even design. Students start the foundation for good performance practices and techniques through games and exercises.

Big Kids learn that, just like any sport or subject in school, performing on stage requires studying and practicing the right way in order to get the most out of their creativity and imaginations.

Acting Out 1: Designed for young students that love to tell stories to teach them the basic theater skills to be successful telling those stories on the stage. Classes include focusing on introductions to performance skills like comedy or improvisation and also theater design skills.

Musical Theater 1: For students new to musical theater and for those continuing to improve their singing and dance skills. Musical Theater 1 helps the young performer build confidence by teaching popular musical songs and group dances. 12 week workshops include portions of singing, dancing, and acting classes while 6 to 8 week workshops focus on one particular musical theater “triple threat.”

Leaders To Look Up To

For Ages 9-17

On President’s Day, Lyric Arts Academy invites young actors as we come together to celebrate leaders past and present that help make our country and world a better place to live.

Taught by Education Director, Adrian Lopez-Balbontin this workshop will focus on young actors performing speeches or creating their own speeches from leaders that they admire, whether it be a President, a 1st Lady, a Non-Profit advocate, a church leader, teacher, or even their parents. A special presentation will be held on stage for family and friends!

Monday, FEB 19 from Noon - 4 pm

COST: $30


Musical Theater Bootcamp

Spring Break Camp for Ages 9-17

Want to be able to go into that audition and knock that director’s socks off? This spring break camp is for young Triple Threats and young performers that want to be triple threats. In fivve days, musical theater performers will take seminars and classes in Singing Techniques, Dance Auditions, Cold Reads and Callback Reads. The week will wrap up on Friday with a mock audition presentation. This dynamic week will cater to all levels and experiences, whether you’ve never been to a musical audition or you’re ready to take the next step for college auditions!

Monday-Friday, MAR 12 - 16 from 9 am - 4 pm

COST: $255  - NOW REDUCED TO $195

Musical Theater 1: Big Show Tunes

This spring, our Musical Theater 1 series will focus on song and dance numbers from some of the biggest musicals in history! From Annie to Godspell to High School Musical to Into the Woods, students will learn how to be a featured performer while also being a strong ensemble. The Musical Theater 1 series is great for students new to musical theater and also fantastic for more experienced students who would like to continue to build their performance skills.

Tuesdays, MAR 20 - JUN 5 from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

COST: $195


Workshop Registration Information

Register Online:  Online registration is open. Register here.

Register by mail:  Send a completed registration form plus a check or credit card information to:  Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka, MN 55303.

Register by phone:  Call Adrian Lopez-Balbontin, Education Director at 763-233-0804 and pay by credit card over the phone Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm.

Browse our workshop pages to find something that interests you! If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page (scroll down to the workshops heading) or call our Education Director at 763-233-0804 for more details.