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.”


Leaders To Look Up To

For Ages 9-17

On President’s Day, Lyric Arts Academy invites young actors as we come together to celebrate leaders past and present that help make our country and world a better place to live.

Taught by Education Director, Adrian Lopez-Balbontin this workshop will focus on young actors performing speeches or creating their own speeches from leaders that they admire, whether it be a President, a 1st Lady, a Non-Profit advocate, a church leader, teacher, or even their parents. A special presentation will be held on stage for family and friends!

Monday, FEB 19 from Noon - 4 pm

COST: $30

Musical Theater Bootcamp

Spring Break Camp for Ages 9-17

Want to be able to go into that audition and knock that director’s socks off? This spring break camp is for young Triple Threats and young performers that want to be triple threats. In fivve days, musical theater performers will take seminars and classes in Singing Techniques, Dance Auditions, Cold Reads and Callback Reads. The week will wrap up on Friday with a mock audition presentation. This dynamic week will cater to all levels and experiences, whether you’ve never been to a musical audition or you’re ready to take the next step for college auditions!

Monday-Friday, MAR 12 - 16 from 9 am - 4 pm

COST: $255 - REDUCED TO $195


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

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

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.