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Summer 2020 Musical Theater Workshops

The Theater Barn Kids Summer 2020 Musical Theater Workshops are designed for students going into Grades 3 through 9. Students will work with Program Director Missy Slaymaker-Hanlon and Musical Directors Stefano Peña & Anya Caravella to learn the skills they need to perform their own musical revue.

Session I
July 6-17, 2020~ 11:00am to 4:00pm
Session II
July 27 - August 7, 2020 ~ 11:00am to 4:00pm

Designed around a field trip to New York City, students enrolled in either Session I (July 6-17) or Session II (July 27 – August 7) of this two-week course will participate in a Broadway Classroom workshop, have a talk-back session with an actor from Wicked, followed by lunch at Planet Hollywood and a 2:00 matinee of Wicked.


Back at the Ridgefield Theater Barn, students will learn characters, scenes and songs from classic and contemporary musicals, creating an original performance with instructors Stefano Pena, Anya Caravell and Missy Slaymaker-Hanlon. On the final Friday of each session, students will present their musical revue featuring material learned throughout our workshop.

One Week Workshop - Anne of Green Gables
July 20-24, 2020 ~ 11:00am to 4:00pm

Designed around a trip to the Goodspeed Opera House to see a Wednesday matinee performance of the folk-musical Anne of Green Gables, students will learn the characters, scenes and songs from musicals based on children’s books including Oliver!The Secret GardenWizard of Oz and Seussical, The Musical. On July 24th, the students will present a musical revue featuring these shows for their guests.