Winter 2018 Session
January 6-March 3

Playhouse on the Square’s Youth Theatre School Classes are designed to provide a fun and challenging experience for both the beginner and the experienced performer. Taught by local theatre professionals, our classes give students the opportunity to develop and expand their performance skills, including character development, movement, and voice. Theatre School sessions span eight weeks, which includes seven weeks of classwork.rehearsal, and an informal showcase performance for family and friends on the eighth week.


No audition is required to register.

You may register by filling out the form at the bottom of the page.
or mailed to:
Playhouse on the Square
Attn: Youth Theatre School

66 S. Cooper
Memphis, TN 38104


You & Me: Movin’ and Grovin’ – $65*
Tuesdays 10:30am – 11:30am *New Class Series*
Students and guardians (3-4 year olds with an adult) join a POTS instructor as we explore movement, the senses, sound, and social development through creative play with a new and delightful storybook and theme each week. Experience a unique bonding opportunity with your child! (There are no showcases for You & Me Classes)

*Price covers one child and one adult

This class meets for 4 weeks: Feb 6-27

You & Me: Movin’ and Grovin’ – $65*
Saturdays 10:10am – 11:10am *New Class Series* *Added Date*
Students and guardians (3-4 year olds with an adult) join a POTS instructor as we explore movement, the senses, sound, and social development through creative play with a new and delightful storybook and theme each week. Experience a unique bonding opportunity with your child! (There are no showcases for You & Me Classes)

*Price covers one child and one adult

This class meets for 4 weeks: Jan 20-Feb 17 (no class on Feb 3)


Kinderdrama: Snow White and Seven Dwarves – $120
Saturdays 9:00am – 10:00am
Heigh-Ho! Journey into the story that has inspired countless movie and stage adaptations. A magic mirror, an evil queen, and a group of strange but silly dwarves all surround Snow White. Students will explore story, movement, and characterization as we delve into this classic tale by the Brothers Grimm!


Sing & Dance: Let It Go! – $120
Saturdays 10:10am – 11:10am
Do you want to build a snowman? Soon to be a Broadway musical based on the popular Disney film, join an icy princess, a reindeer, a magical snowman, and friends as we sing and dance our way through our favorite songs. This class takes your favorite songs to introduce students to the skills of singing and dancing that comes with performing in musical theatre. Let the storm rage on, move like the break of dawn, and let it go! (jazz or tennis shoes are mandatory)

Story Explorers: The Snow Queen – $120
Saturdays 11:20am – 12:20pm
Trolls, a magic mirror, a mysterious woman in white, and frozen hearts. Join us as we explore this classic tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Students will explore story, character, and movement as we delve into the book that inspired the popular Disney film, Frozen


Page to Stage: James and the Giant Peach – $120
Saturdays 9:00am – 10:00am
Magic, mystery, talking bugs, and a giant peach! Join James Trotter on a high sea, high-flying adventure as you travel across the ocean, from England to New York, through oceans and clouds, all in the peachiest of ways. This class is a fun introduction to the world of stage acting as you journey through this beloved classic by Roald Dahl.

Music Medley Madness – $120
Saturdays 10:10am – 11:10am
Music, melody, measure, mash up, mayhem! A mix up, mash up of today’s hits and Broadway favorites. In this high-energy class you will be introduced to contemporary and classic songs and musical theatre numbers; a fun and invigorating introduction to vocal performance that will improve your confidence on stage.

Steps to Broadway – $120
Saturdays 11:20am – 12:20pm
Put on your jazz shoes, shake off your dancing blues, and strut down the great white way. Explore your favorite Broadway musicals, learn basic and intermediate musical theatre dance techniques and get ready to exercise your body as you are dancing through life! (jazz or tennis shoes are mandatory)


MT Dance: INFERNO! – $120
Saturdays 9:00am – 10:00am
Ignite the fire within! Shake off the wintery blues, warm-up your frozen feet, and don’t stop till you drop. This high-octane dance class explores the hot, explosive and energetic showstoppers of your favorite musicals. This class is all about dances that are #lit. (jazz or tennis shoes are mandatory)

Actor’s Toolbox: Monologue Studio – $120
Saturdays 10:10am – 11:10am
You look at the page of text before you and wonder where to begin. A new character approaches your mind and it wants to speak and an actor comes to life on stage. This class is designed to help you navigate monologues for auditions and performance. From memorization to character analysis, from vocal dynamics to movement, this class is designed to help you bring a character out of the text and onto the stage.

Vocal Mash-Up! – $120
Saturdays 11:20am – 12:20pm
Mix, match, mash! This class is designed to train the Musical Theatre Performer to work as a soloist and as an ensemble working with classic and contemporary MT repertory. Students will explore songs to match their style and mix it up as we mash together a medley of musical theatre.


MT Rep – $120
Saturdays 9:00am – 10:00am
Have an audition coming up? Need a song to sing at karaoke? Looking for the next song to surprise the director? Then join Musical Theatre Rep! This class challenges students to look at the songs best suited for their voice and type, build a repertoire of songs, and prepare yourself to show off your best vocal self. Students will be required to have a vocal book with current and new audition songs. For beginner, intermediate, and advance students.

MT Dance: Step In Time – $120
Saturdays 10:10am – 11:10am
Let’s do the time warp again! This dance class explores dance with a focus on time. Slow dances, fast dances, waltzes, and the Time Warp. So, slap on your dance shoes, jump to left and step to the right, kick your knees up and step in time! (jazz or tennis shoes are mandatory)

Actor’s Studio: Scene Lab – $120
Saturdays 11:20am – 12:20pm
So you’ve mastered the monologue and you’re ready to handle more? Think you have what it takes to go head to head with another performer? This class analyzes, breaks down, and explores duo and group scenes. Students will train to memorize fast, establish relationships, develop rich characters and train your acting tools. Get ready to delve into characters new and unknown.


No Fear: Cold Reads – $100
Saturdays 12:30pm – 1:45pm *New Class Series*
Cold readings give you cold feet? Or have they left you frozen on stage? Never fear: Warm-up to cold reads! This class will work on audition prep with a focus on cold material (un-memorized), improv, audition sides, and several types of auditions you may encounter. (There will not be a showcase for this No Fear Class)



Class Discounts

Multiple Classes- $15
Students taking multiple classes (or multiple students from one household) receive $15 off each class.
Early Bird- $10
Register before December 15 to receive $10 off each class.
Subscribers- $15
Season subscribers receive $15 off each class.


For payment plan information, please see the Theatre Education Payment Plan page.


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Youth Theatre School- Winter 2018- Registration Form

After submitting this form, you should receive a confirmation email from Jason Gerhard, Theatre School program director, within 7 business days. This form does not automatically process credit card payments.

If you have any questions, please contact Jason Gerhard at or 901-937-6475.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is necessary to reserve your space. This deposit goes towards your tuition total. Full payment must be received by the first day of class in order for the student to attend.
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