The Early Stages

Children ages 3-6 are introduced to theatre with CTW’s Early Stages Company.


Fall 2019 Important Dates

Important Upcoming Dates for Fall 2019 Early Stages

August 10, 2019
Last day to register for Fall 2019 semester

August 17, 2019
First day of Fall 2019 classes for 5-6 year olds
Classes are Saturdays at 12:45 pm-1:30 pm through October 19, 2019

Week of September 2, 2019
Rehearsals start, teacher will contact you for exact schedule

October 19, 2019
Last day of class for 5-6 Year Olds

October 23, 2019 (Wednesday)
5-6 Year Old Performance from 6:00-6:30 pm

Early Stages: The 3-4 Year Olds

3-4 year olds

Parents are encouraged to observe and participate in this weekly, 45 minute drop-in class for young people ages 3 and 4. Our teacher will incorporate song, movement, and puppetry to guide our youngest performers into improved theatrical understandings and practices.

Classes are $5 each for drop-in, or you can purchase a five-class flex pass for $20. The flex pass doesn’t expire until May 31, 2020! Purchase the flex pass here, or when you come to class!


Early Stages: 5-6 Year Olds, Fall 2019 Semester

5-6 year olds

Introduction to theatre, using play and story drama to introduce character development. Students will begin to practice auditioning and basic theatrical terms with our CTW Teacher and Early Stages Director.

Students ages 5-6 in the Early Stages Company students attend 45 minute classes on Saturday afternoons for 10 weeks.

Fall 2019 Class Times for 5-6 olds:

August 17-October 19, 2019 (Saturdays)
12:45-1:00 pm

Fall 2019 Early Stages Performance

The 5-6 year old Early Stages performers will rehearse 10-15 minute plays, which will both encourage reading and accommodate for students who are very early in their reading skills. These plays will be selected once the class roster is set, to better ensure the students are set up to succeed. Each child will do an audition in their class, and the teacher will assign roles to each child.

Rehearsals will begin in late January, and will meet once or twice a week between 6 and 7 pm. The actual calendar will depend on the students’ availability.

The Early Stages students will perform their 10-15 minute plays on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 6:00 pm, in the Tansey-Zimmerman Theatre at CTW. This will be a free and public performance, with costumes and sets.

Early Stages Tuition

Tuition Costs

$100 per semester for the 5-6 year olds
Early Bird Discount ($10 off) is in effect until July 19, 2019
For information about scholarship, click here.

3-4 year old creative drama classes are $5 per class, or $20 for 5 classes when you purchase your flex pass.