Grades 3-5


Our Big Kids classes focus on building a strong foundation for young people in the many aspects of theater and performance. 

We use games and playful exercises to encourage creativity, build confidence, and foster ways to work together as a group.

Our workshops also provide students with experience in creating, rehearsing and performing for an audience. As we dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as developing a character, playwriting, technical theater and design, and more.

Character & Craft: We Are All Wonders

With inspiration from the best-selling books Wonder and We Are All Wonders, students will learn about character development and the basics of theatrical design while exploring the most amazing characters of all—themselves—and discovering what makes each of us uniquely wonderful.

Thursdays, Sep 13–Oct 4, 4:45–6:15 pm (4 sessions)

COST: $70 tuition


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Acting Out: Diaries of Dorks and Wimpy Kids

The books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries series are filled with the stories of our heroes’ innermost thoughts and tale of their everyday lives. In this class, our teaching artist will help students craft and create their own “everyday story,” while building self-confidence and acting skills.

Saturdays, Sep 15–Oct 13, 9:00–10:30 am (5 sessions)

COST: $85 tuition

Music & Movement: Dancing Through the Decades

Get ready to and groove through the hottest moves of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, in this musical adventure. No dance experience is necessary for the fun and relaxed trip through time. Students will gain self-confidence and increase their skills as performers and dancers.

Tuesdays, Sep 18–Oct 9, 4:45–6:15 pm (4 sessions)

COST: $70 tuition

Musical Theater Mash-Up: Disney Extravaganza

Disney movies like Moana, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast, are filled with incredible songs and characters. Young actors will have fun learning the fundamentals of musical theater—strong voices, expressive movement, and character creation—while building self-confidence as performers.

Tuesdays, Oct 23–Dec 11, 4:45–6:15 pm (8 sessions)

COST: $130 tuition


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 Street, Anoka, MN 55303.

Register by phone: Call Eli Halterman, Education Director at 763-233-0804 and pay by credit card over the phone.

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.