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Julian Wiles, Founder and Producing Artistic Director
Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director



All Acting Classes Are Held At Our Mount Pleasant Studio: 629 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

Charleston Stage has one of the oldest and largest arts education programs for young people in the region. Led by Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education, Charleston Stage TheatreSchool classes are taught by seven full-time professional actors who make up Charleston Stage’s Professional Resident Acting Company. These professional actor/educators introduce young people to the exciting world of the theatre. Students explore the craft of acting and learn the discipline of performing, as they develop their own unique creative voices. The goal of Charleston Stage’s acting classes is to provide young people with performance and creative thinking skills that will serve them in whatever profession they one day choose. Students develop poise, movement, speaking, and acting skills as they explore improvisation, theatre games, character development and the many skills of professional actors.

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Spring/Summer Class Schedules




SummerStage 2014 Musical Theatre Camp (Grades 2-12 School Year 2014-2015)
Seussical Jr.

Register by calling (843) 856-3822 or by coming by the Mount Pleasant studio on your registration date from 9am to 1pm. 

Each summer, students spend three weeks learning the magic and discipline of performing in a musical. At the end of the camp, students present their own full-scale musical complete with sets, lights and costumes on stage at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. No prior musical theatre experience is necessary. Our musical for SummerStage 2014 is Seussical Jr.

Monday, February 24: Students who were in 2013 SummerStage Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. or 2013 SummerStage Express
Tuesday, February 25: Any Student who took class at Charleston Stage in the 2013-2014 school year
Thursday, February 27: Open registration

New Schedule
In order to accommodate the number of students interested in this program, we are producing the same show with two completely different casts. All shows will be at the Historic Dock Street Theatre.

Students in Grades 2-5 (2014-2015 school year) will attend camp 9am-12pm and perform their show on Saturday, July 26 at 10am.

Students in Grades 6-12 (2014-2015 school year) will attend 1:30pm-5pm and perform their shows on Friday, July 25 at 7pm and Saturday, July 26 at 2pm.

Class Dates and Locations:
July 7-10, Mount Pleasant Studio
July 14-17, Mount Pleasant Studio
July 21-23, Mount Pleasant Studio
July 24 & 25, Dock Street Theatre (Grades 2-5 meet 9am-12pm on both these days. Grades 6-12 meet on July 24 rom 1:30pm-5pm and on July 25 from 9am-12pm.)

Tuition: $650
$325 is due at registration. NO REFUNDS.




SummerStage Express All About Dr. Seuss (Grades 1-3 School Year 2014-2015)

In ALL ABOUT DR. SEUSS we will bring some of your favorite stories and characters to life. Students will learn how musical theatre uses song, music and dance as an integral part of the play's action. This one-week SummerStage Express Session ends with a final performance in our Mount Pleasant Studio on the final Friday. Each session includes some prop and set projects.

SummerStage Express All About Dr. Seuss classes are Monday thru Friday from 9am-12pm in our Mount Pleasant Studio
Tuition (due upon registration): $250.00




SummerStage Express Pinkalicious (Grades 3-6 School Year 2014-2015)

In PINKALICIOUS EXPRESS students choose the best parts and create a performance with lots of opportunities for all. This one-week camp meets in June in the Mount Pleasant Studio and ends with a final performance in our Mount Pleasant Studio on the final Friday. All programs include some prop and set projects.

SummerStage Express Pinkalicious classes are Monday thru Friday from 9am-12pm in our Mount Pleasant Studio
Tuition (due upon registration): $250.00




Performance Troupe (For Advanced Students Grades 4-8 School Year 2014-2015)

PERFORMANCE TROUPE is for the most dedicated and experienced students and meets year round. (Students are acccepted only by auditions which are held every April). Students meet weekly to further develop their acting, movement and singing skills. Students in Performance Troupe are given the opportunity to audition for Charleston Stage's MainStage and Family Series productions at the Dock Street Theatre.

2014-2015 Troupe Auditions:
Toupe auditions for our 2014-2015 season will be held on Monday, April 28 at 7pm. Register for an audition time online today!

Tuition (for those accepted): $600
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon acceptance into Performance Troupe and the full balance is due August 1, 2015. Please login to pay your balance or contact our Education staff for assistance at 843.856.3822.

Classes for current 2013-2014 Performance Troupe members meet Mondays from 4pm-6pm in our Mount Pleasant Studio. 




Weekly Education Classes During the 2014-15 School Year Begin in the Fall. An Updated Schedule of Classes Will Be Posted Online by July 1, 2014.






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