Register Today for Kids On Stage Summer Program At Playhouse On Park

Register Today for Kids On Stage Summer Program At Playhouse On ParkThis summer, introduce your budding young actor to theater through creative play and interactive fun at Playhouse on Park! Registration for Kids On Stage is now open to students in kindergarten through 5th grade. The class runs in two sessions: session one starts June 24 through June 29, and session two starts July 9 through July 13.

Session One: Kids on Stage: Superheros! is theatrical experience that focuses on storytelling through acting and creative play. Young actors will shine on stage at the Playhouse and explore popular Superhero stories together as an ensemble. Come act out Batman, Supergirl, Spiderman, and all your favorites! Students will create their own Superhero Alter Ego characters, play Special Power Freeze Tag, and move and sing to songs like Zero to Hero from Hercules and The Incredits from The Incredibles.

Session Two is entitled: Under the Sea! Students will explore popular stories of the ocean together as an ensemble. Come explore the deep in a Snorkling Fantasy Walk and act out sharks, fish, mermaids, and more in a special Animal Runway Walk. Songs may include Under the Sea and Part of Your World from Little Mermaid and Beyond the Sea from Finding Nemo.

Both Superheroes! and Under the Sea! focus on building basic acting skills and also adds in movement and music, along with craft projects to encourage self expression. Students will perform scenes in a culminating open class. Though the emphasis of the class will be on developing skills and not on a final performance, family and friends are invited to the last class to see students present scenes.

Teachers extraordinaire Emily Santarsiero and Tori Mooney return to the Playhouse to instruct Kids On Stage.

Tori Mooney's Playhouse on Park Theatre for Young Audience credits include GO, DOG. GO!, GOODNIGHT MOON, MAIN STREET KIDS CLUB, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, BUSYTOWN, FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY, 3 LITTLE PIGS, and PINKALICIOUS. In 2010, Tori started teaching at Hartford Children's Theatre, then was scooped up by Hartford Stage in 2013. She taught all sorts of classes throughout the years including Mini Production, Storybook Theatre, and Musical Theatre Cabaret Jr. Tori has also been the Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, and Costumer for 101 DALMATIONS KIDS (2013) & THE JUNGLE BOOK (2015).

Emily Santarsiero has worked with with various theaters such as The Hartford Children's Theater, Park Road Playhouse, Performing Arts Programs, The Hartbeat Ensemble & various high school productions. She is a 2014 graduate of Marymount Manhattan College's acting program. While in NYC she had the opportunity to intern with CBS Primetime Casting where she worked beside casting directors & was able to learn the ins & outs of show business. Since graduation she has been an acting teacher for The Warner Theater, Performing Arts Programs, & has been providing private acting lessons as well. She is trilled to join Playhouse on Park and is looking forward to working with everyone!

Kids On Stage meets at the Playhouse from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. The fee is $225 per session, if you register and pay in full by May 1. The fee after May 1 is $275. To register, visit the Education page at, and download the registration form, or call 860-523-5900 x10 for more information. Playhouse on Park is located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, 06119.

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