Our tween programs help young actors to discover their passion for live performance and provides opportunities for more experienced young artists to dig deeper into theater techniques and performance styles. Classes encourage individual creativity and unique voices while encouraging to work together as a group. Tweens will learn to grow artistically beyond what they already know and gain a deeper appreciation for different styles of theater performance.

Acting Out 2: Designed for students to help strengthen skills like creating big and bold characters, stage presence, louder and clearer voices for the stage and listening skills. Students will be introduced to specific acting styles and techniques created throughout history, this workshop series takes another step to encourage talented individuals to be stronger actors.

Musical Theater 2: A continuation of the Musical Theater 1 series in the Big Kids age group, these workshops are open to all levels and are ideal for returning Lyric Arts Academy students or young actors that have previously been in school or church musicals. Students will focus on one musical for each 12 week session to explore the story and characters through acting, singing, and dance units, which culminates with a shortened version of that musical on the Lyric Arts stage. 6 to 8 week workshops focus solely on one particular musical theater “triple threat.”


Musical Theater 2: Dance Break!

This eight-week winter workshop is for our more experienced musical theater performers and will focus solely on dance for musical theater. Intermediate and advanced movers will learn short musical theater dance combinations while chosen to strengthen techniques, flexibility, and stage presence. Big Kids ages may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Tuesdays, JAN 9 - MAR 6 (skip FEB 20) from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

COST: $115
Early Bird: $100

Acting Out 2: Beginning Improv

This Acting Out workshop will be filled with theater games aimed to get kids to react quickly and think on their feet. Acting Out 2 helps students strengthen skills in theater techniques like creating bold character, stage presence, and listening. This workshop is sure to be fun for young Tweens experienced in acting and perfect for the newcomer to performing!

Saturdays, JAN 13 - MAR 3 from 9 am - 10:30 am

COST: $115
Early Bird: $100

Hogwarts Skills of Wizardry and Magic

Ever wanted to cast spells and create magic just like Hermione and Harry? In this super special eight-week winter workshop, a professional actor and magician will train students in a variety of magic tricks and illusions! The workshop will culminate in a presentation on the Lyric Arts stage where these young performers will be sure to delight and amaze friends and family!

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

COST: $115
Early Bird: $100

Musical Theater 2: Guys & Dolls

In this second level musical theater workshop, students take classes in singing techniques, scene study, and musical theater movement. Selections from Guys & Dolls will be rehearsed with students playing multiple roles, giving them the opportunity to work on skills in musical theater comedy!

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

COST: $195
Early Bird: $175

Acting Out 2: Steven Universe Skills

Based on the quirky cartoon about the friendship between the youngest member of the Crystal Gems and his Guardians! Skills & Craft workshops dig deeper into developing specific artistic skills such as developing a character, playwriting, technical theater, design, respect, and safety. This eight-week workshop will have students creating fun props and cosplay outfits to make this cartoon come to life in probably the most creative presentation yet for Lyric Arts Academy! Tuition includes materials fee.

Thursdays, MAR 22 - MAY 10 from 4:45 pm - 6:15 pm

COST: $125
Early Bird: $110

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.