Our workshops and performance groups for teens provide opportunities for more experienced students to further hone their training as they start to think about pursuing college and a life in the arts and for those just discovering theater to dive in with some intermediate and advanced workshops. Teens will be challenged to think critically about the material, hone in on performance quality, prepare for auditions, and push themselves to new performance levels.

Acting Out 3: Designed as the next-level for students with experience in Lyric Arts Workshops or school plays and musicals. Students will learn techniques in audition skills, classical acting styles, stage combat, playwriting, and theater design.

Musical Theater 3: For intermediate to advanced students that love musical theater and are serious about pursuing a degree in college. Workshops focus on advancing skills in audition monologues, singing, and specific dance techniques while learning about the rich history of the American Musical. Audition technique classes for MT3 students are taught regularly to better prepare for high school musicals and college auditions.

LACITY: The Lyric Arts Comedy Improv Theater Yoots is a group formed in 2017 because our summer improv camps had many returning students over the years. The group meets most Saturdays throughout the year to practice and hone their improv skills, which finishes with three public performances in the spring. Members must successfully complete an Acting Out 3 improv workshop to be considered for LACITY.

LAYTE: The Lyric Arts Youth Theater Ensemble is a group of teen and young adult theater artists that train in all aspects of theater performance, directing, design and production. Under the guidance of trained adult mentors, the ensemble selects, produces, designs and performs a run of their production for paid audiences in August on the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage. New members are interviewed and auditioned as openings occur.

For more information about LACITY or LAYTE please contact Education Director, Adrian Lopez-Balbontin.


Musical Theater 3: Choreographer Styles

Jerome Robbins, Kathleen Marshall, Susan Stroman, Bob Avian, and Misha Gabriel are all choreographers with their own specific style. This seven-week dance class, taught by Resident Choreographer Lauri Kraft, will focus on different musical theater choreography styles for students that love musical theater and dance…and just before she holds auditions for this summer’s Guys & Dolls!

Saturdays, JAN 20 - MAR 3 from 3 pm - 4:30 pm

COST: $110
Early Bird: $95


Acting Out 3: Improv Skills 101

This fun eight-week Saturday morning winter workshop will be filled with games and techniques aimed to get students to think and react quickly on their feet. Acting Out 3 focuses on specific performance techniques and is designed for students with past theater experience or Lyric Arts workshops. All levels are welcome. *Note that this workshop is a prerequisite for joining the Lyric Arts Comedy Improv Theater Yoots.

Saturdays, JAN 13 - MAR 3 from 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

COST: $115
Early Bird: $100


Acting Out 3: Physical Comedy

Pratfalls, double takes, spit takes, and slipping on a banana are just a few of the physical comedy techniques students will learn during this six-week workshop. Students will learn how to make funny and animated character choices as an actor and perform physical comedy safely. Acting Out 3 focuses on specific performance techniques and is designed for students with past theater experience or Lyric Arts workshops. All levels are welcome.

Saturdays, MAR 31 - MAY 5 from 9 am - 10:30 am

COST: $95
Early Bird: $85


Lyric Arts Comedy Improv Theater Yoots

For returning LACITY members only. This winter and spring, our teen improv troupe will continue growing and learning short-form and long-form improv in preparation for three public performances in April!

Saturdays, JAN 27 - MAR 31 (Skip MAR 10 & 17) from 12:30 pm - 3 pm

COST: $120


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.