Piper Education Programming 2021-2022

Piper Theatre Productions Education Programming 2021-2022
New Works
Ensemble Based Training
Meaningful Paid Apprenticeships

Piper is committed to supporting
a diverse community of young artists.


Fun, games, and a one act production at the Old Stone House.

Fall: Sad Sack Sally written by Cormac McWilliams (WAITLIST ONLY)
Nothing ever goes right for this fifth grader!  A comedic tale.

Nine Sessions / 3:30pm – 5:15pm
Thursdays, September 23, 2021 – November 20, 2021 (*Saturday Family Share)
Ages 8 – 10 / 10 students / $335

Spring: Miracle Worker by William Gibson
The story of Annie Sullivan saving a young blind and deaf girl.

Nine Sessions / 3:30pm – 5:15pm
Tuesdays, March 8, 2022 – May 17, 2022
Ages 10 – 13 / 10 students / $335



A gentle introduction to theater. Each program is process-based with an informal share for friends and family at the conclusion of each session.

One Week Programs: Imagination Stations (Ages 7 – 9)
Weeklong immersions in creative play, improvisation and storytelling.

Flat Stanley July 5 -8 / 10 students / $450
Puppies, Dogs, Wolves July 11 – 15 / 10 students / $500
Goblins in the Garden July 18 – 22 / 10 students / $500
Strega Nona July 25 – 29 / 10 students / $500

Two-Week Programs: An Introduction to Shakespeare (Ages 8 – 10) 
A focused concentration on elements of Shakespeare.  Learn about iambic pentameter, basic sword play, and Shakespearian tales. 

This is Illyria: Explore Twelfth Night :
July 5 – 15 / 10 students / $1000.00
Puck’s Dream: Explore Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 18 – 29 / 10 students / $1000.00 


New musicals commissioned for Piper, specifically designed for novice musical theater actors. 

Not So Fair-y Tales (Ages 11-14)
Music and Lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney

Happily ever after, but are they really? Some of our best loved fairy tales need another look.

July 5 – 16 (includes field trip) / 12 students / $1095

Gulch (Ages 11-14)
Book by John P. McEneny
Music and Lyrics by Rob Parker

Almira and Em were girlhood friends in Kansas until one of them met the fortune teller.  What happened before the tornado?  What happened before Oz?

July 18 – 30 / 12 students / $1045


An advanced theater program, featuring deeper characterizations, modern storytelling and advanced themes.  A rigorous introduction to summer stock.  A great opportunity for experienced young actors.  Includes a field trip to a professional NY production (TBA.)

Piper Musicals: The Addams Family* (Ages 13 – 17)
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa and Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.
Based on the characters by Charles Addams.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

July 5 – 30 / 12 students / $2195

NEW ADDITION – Piper Musicals: Into the Woods** (Ages 12– 17)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine

Let’s go back to the woods and meet Grimm’s fairy tale characters with
the sublime music of Sondheim.

July 5 – 30 / 12 students / $2195

While preferences for musical workshops are considered, placement in a particular company is NOT guaranteed.

Piper Theatre Workshop: Puffs*** (Ages 12 – 17)
by Matt Cox

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.  A hilarious parody for experienced comedic actors.  The cast will work with a professional magician.

July 5 – 30 / 15 Students  / $2195

Due to the performance nature of our program, students are expected to attend EVERY day.


Please review our 2021 Summer Education Reopening Plan.

Financial aid is available upon request. Application Deadline is April 15, 2021 (early submission strongly recommended.)  Apply upon registration.  Deposit waived pending awards announced on May 1, 2021.

Non-refundable deposit is required upon registration:

$250 for one-week programs / $500 for two-week & four-week programs

Full payment is due by May 15, 2021

10% Sibling Discount

Titles and Dates are subject to change

Questions?  Email register@pipertheatre.org

* The Addams Family is presented through special arrangements with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

* *Into the Woods is presented through special arrangements with Music Theatre
International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials also supplied by MTI.  MTIshows.com

***Puffs is presented through special arrangements with Concord Theatricals.  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Concord.  www.concordtheatricals.com


Design Apprenticeship Program (minimum age 17)

Interested in learning stagecraft? Lighting? Sound? Costuming? Develop your portfolio by helping to design our youth productions.  Led by working professionals in the field.  Design one of the education shows and work aside professionals for the mainstage show, Musicals Now.   $500 honorarium.  Please apply to Maddie Wall, Production Manager, Piper Educational Programming.   Madeline@pipertheatre.org