Grades 9-12

Our workshops for high school students provide opportunities for more experienced students to further hone their training and for those just discovering theater to jump right in. 

Our intensive Bootcamps provide students with experience in devising, rehearsing and performing for an audience. We dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as character analysis, group improvisation, specialized areas of design, and more.

Next Stage workshops provide training in the three skills that make a successful musical theater actor: singing, dancing, and acting. Private coaching is available in a variety of areas including audition prep, vocal performance, and Shakespearean acting.

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Musical Theater Bootcamp

Bootcamp classes are meant to introduce new students to the basics while giving experienced students an opportunity to brush up on their skills. This four-week class will touch on acting technique, vocal technique, the basics of musical theater dance, and combining all three at the same time—all in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Mondays, Sep 17–Oct 8, 4:45–6:­15 pm (4 sessions)

COST: $70 tuition


Improv & Sketch Comedy

Wouldn’t it be great to NEVER be wrong? In this five-week class, young actors will learn the art of improvisation and comedy sketch writing,  while practicing improv techniques like character creation, object work, and physical comedy, and learning to trust their instincts and collaborate with fellow students.

Saturdays, Nov 3–Dec 15, 12:30–2:30 pm (5 sessions)

COST: $110 tuition


NEXT STAGE (Grades 7–12)

Lyric Arts’ Next Stage classes are for students who are interested in a deeper exploration of performance skills and techniques in a nurturing and non-competitive environment, designed to build confidence and support young people’s growth as actors and artists.


Acting Technique

Great acting starts with great technique. This class will use monologues and scenes from existing scripts to teach skills such as accessing your creativity, breaking down a script, creating truthful characters, and developing a strong and flexible body and voice—no matter your experience level.

Mondays, Oct 22–Dec 17, 4:45–6:15 pm
(8 sessions, no class on Dec 3)

COST: $130 tuition

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Vocal Showcase

Singing and acting are two very different skills that are more effective when used together. This five-week class gives performers to opportunity to focus their singing technique and the musical theater skill of “acting the song.”

Wednesdays, Nov 7–Dec 12, 4:45–6:15 pm (5 sessions, no class on Nov 21)

COST: $85 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.