Our Little Kids program offers young children an opportunity to try out the world of theater.

Students will build self-confidence, learn how to use their imagination and creativity to tell stories, and explore the arts through dramatic play. 

In our Story Theater workshops, we work with our students to create their own modest, unique stage adaptations of popular books and series. 

Students in our Playmaking and Music & Movement workshops dig a little deeper into fundamental artistic skills such as using tools and materials imaginatively or learning how to take creative risks. 


Music & Movement: I Really Love to Dance

Get ready to groove to the fun, infectious—and sometimes down-right silly—music of The Laurie Berkner Band. With songs like Rocketship Run, We Are the Dinosaurs, I Really Love to Dance, Victor Vito, and more, students will create characters and tell stories with their bodies while moving to the music.

Wednesdays, Sep 12–Oct 3, 4:45–6:15 pm (4 sessions)

COST: $70 tuition ($60–Early Bird)

Playmaking: Outer Space Adventures

What kid hasn’t dreamed of taking a trip on a rocket ship? In this class, our teaching artist will lead students as they discover new planets, meet aliens, and create their own outer space adventure—all while gaining self-confidence and building their own creativity.

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

COST: $85 tuition ($75–Early Bird)



Story Theater: Dragons Love Tacos

In this best-selling storybook, we discover that dragons love tacos—from great big tacos to teeny tiny tacos. But, watch out! If a dragon eats spicy salsa, you are in red-hot trouble! Kids will have fun creating outrageous characters while re-enacting their own version of this hilarious tale.

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

COST: $85 tuition ($75–Early Bird)

Story Theater: Magic Tree House

In this popular books series, Jack and Annie are sent on extraordinary missions by Morgan Le Fay and Merlin the Magician, traveling to the Middle Ages, Ancient Egypt, and even the moon! Kids will build self-confidence and creativity while rehearing their own version of a Magic Tree House adventure!

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

COST: $70 tuition ($60–Early Bird)

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.

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

COST: $130 tuition ($120–Early Bird)


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.