Adult (Ages 18+)

Little House on the Prairie: Reader’s Theater


Raleigh theater company Voice in Concert performance of “Sacred Fire: Phillis Wheatley and Her Friends,” a readers’ theater play about the nation’s first published African-American poet.

Laura Ingalls Wilder has been charming the young-at-heart for generations with her books series, The Little House on the Prairie.  Beloved world-wide and adapted for the stage and screen, these books feature fabulous characters filled with drama, love, and laughter.  Reader’s Theater is similar to a staged reading – actors sit at music stands reading the script aloud to an audience, often playing multiple characters of different ages.  Rehearsing and performing this script provides a great opportunity to focus on character development and an expressive voice without the pressures of memorization or the time-commitment of a full-length rehearsal process.

little house garth williamsWhile rehearsing, participants will learn to create a more layered and complex performance for each character.  It’s also a great way to practice reading with expression which is the key to a successful cold read audition.  Performances at places such as elementary schools, senior centers, and local arts partners are still to be determined.


Dates:  Saturdays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 21 (skip 10/17; 10/31), 2015
Time: 10:45am to Noon
Location:  Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka
Cost:  $100 (includes all materials)

How To Register

Register Online:  Click the red box at the bottom of the left column to register online.

Register by mail: Download our Fall Workshop Brochure (coming soon) and send a completed 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 our Education Director, Cassandra Proball, at 763.233.0804 or call our Box Office at 763.422.1838 and pay by credit card over the phone Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Register by fax: Download our Fall Workshop Brochure (coming soon) and fax a completed form with credit card information to: 763.712.3206.



This activity funded in part thanks to the generous support of the Pentair Foundation.








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