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Winter Registration has begun!
Register by using the form at the bottom of this page. Registrations may also be emailed to or mailed to Theatre School, c/o Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104.

Playhouse on the Square’s Theatre School Youth 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. This winter session spans eight weeks, which includes seven weeks of classwork/rehearsal, and an informal showcase performance for family and friends the eighth week.



No audition is required to register.

Winter 2017
Saturdays starting January 7, 2017
Weekday classes starting the week of January 9, 2017
Winter Theatre School Showcase: March 4, 2017
 Classes are at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN, 38104.



Story Theatre: Frog and Toad Are Friends – $120
Saturdays, 9:00am – 10:00am
Frog and Toad are the best of friends, but that doesn’t stop them from getting into the weirdest of situations together. From missing buttons to cookie-stealing birds, this class will take students through the world of Arnold Lobel’s Caldecott winning book series, as they learn about the the importance of friendship while at the same time preparing for a future in acting.

Sing and Dance: Under the Sea – $120 – CLASS SOLD OUT
Saturdays, 10:05am – 11:05am
Take a break from the Winter cold as we head to the beach! A fun introduction for anyone who wants to prepare for a future in musical theatre and dance. This class will combine singing and dancing in a fun, supportive way. We’ll use our favorite sea creatures as inspiration for singing and movement!

Story Theatre: The Odd Egg – $120
Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
All the birds have laid their eggs… except for Duck. But when she finds a very large egg all the animals think it’s silly for her to take care of it. What will appear once Duck’s egg hatches? Find out in this story class that introduces students to basic acting principals while allowing them to let their imaginations run wild.


Music: The Golden Age of Musicals – $120 – CLASS SOLD OUT
Saturdays, 9:00am – 10:00am
In 1943, Oklahoma! premiered on Broadway and the theatre world was never the same again. From Rodgers & Hammerstein to Irving Berlin to Cole Porter, students sing some of the most timeless classics of the stage as they learn about the decade and a half that defined the future of American theatre.

Build-a-Play: World of Narnia – $120 – CLASS SOLD OUT
Saturdays, 10:05am – 11:05am
Journey in the world of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia in this exciting course. When young Lucy wanders into a mysterious wardrobe she is transported to a world where she meets Mr. Tumnus, a friendly faun who invites her to meet his friends. But how will Lucy get home? Students will learn about derived works in this creative class.

Dance: Electrifying! – $120 – 1 SPACE REMAINING
Saturdays, 11:10am-12:10pm
Pick up your feet and feel the rhythm as this class kicks your student’s dance training into high gear. This class focuses on technique and conditioning as students train to always dance with purpose and energy.


Dance: Intro to Choreography – $120
Saturdays, 9:00am – 10:00am
Teenage students will be introduced into the world of choreography as they develop a greater understanding of the mechanics behind creating a dance number. By the end of this course, students will not only be better at dancing, but they will be able to begin creating their own routines!

Musical Theatre: Audition Workshop – $120
Saturdays, 10:05am – 11:05am
The ultimate musical theatre prep class! Students will learn about performing in a musical while preparing a musical theatre audition package that showcases their abilities and talent. Never be afraid of a singing audition again!

The Actor’s Way of Work – $150
Saturdays, 11:10am – 12:40pm
Anyone wishing to begin a career on the stage must work from the foundations of the trade in order to excel. This class is designed to explore and develop the actor’s tools. Students will use training and exercises to bring pieces to life, while also learning how to exist in the world of theatre from audition preparation to proper communication with other actors and directors.

Playwriting Workshop – $150
Ages 16 – Adult
Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Have you always had an idea for a small play but could never fully flesh it out? Create your own 10 minute play over the course of this 8 week program. Students will learn the basics of structure, dialogue and scene creation as they write a complete short play over the course of 8 weeks. (Must be 16+ to enroll)

Advanced Acting: Scene Study – $150
Thursdays, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
There’s a famous saying, “Acting is reacting.” This advanced level course will train students in how to create realistic, dynamic and expressive onstage relationships in scenes with multiple characters. Students will learn the ins and outs of performing dialogue. This is an advanced class for students with previous theatre experience.

All listed prices cover the full session.

Students taking multiple courses (or multiple students from one household) receive $25 off each course.

For any additional information contact Jeff Posson, Assistant Director of Theatre Education at:  or call (901) 728-5631.

Youth Theatre School Winter 2017 Registration

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

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Posson at or 901-937-6475.



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