Youth Programs

Rockwall Children’s Playhouse (RCP) at Rockwall Community Playhouse (RCP)

RCP at RCP After School Academy believes the future of community theater depends on identifying, nurturing and developing the talents of children.  No matter what future endeavors children pursue, experience onstage prepares them for confident communication before a wide range of audiences. This tuition based program has evolved to being offered twice a year.

Our 2016-2017 Youth Shows


AESOP'S FABLES REDUX (1st-5th Grades) AESOP'S FABLES REDUX (1st-5th Grades)
( Closed )
(Tuition Based $150)
By Susan Pennington

Directed by Cathryn Harris
A witty narrator helps an inquisitive child understand some famous expressions by exploring Aesop's beloved fables. The lessons behind these expressions are playfully illustrated through a series of the well-known stories, and brought to life by a variety of human and animal characters. These classic fables, such as The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, provide a fresh, warm, and fun learning experience.
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: Registration begins on Thursday, Feb 9th at 4:30pm
PERFORMANCES:Friday, April 21 & Sunday, April 23

DARCY'S CINEMATIC LIFE (6th-8th Grades) DARCY'S CINEMATIC LIFE (6th-8th Grades)
( Closed )
Tuition Based Program - $150
By Christa Crewdson
Directed by Whitney Rosenbalm
Darcy struggles with issues that most teenagers deal with on a day-to-day basis. What makes her unique, however, is that she experiences the events in her life as short movies -- or "daydreams," as her teacher calls them. Often these movies grow out of her desire to fit in and be accepted. But during a class trip to a museum -- complete with a romance, an evil nemesis, and a nerd fashion show -- Darcy is able to find her way with the help of both her intelligence and her unwillingness to change who she is just to fit in.
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: Registration on Tuesday, Feb 7th at 4:30pm
PERFORMANCES:Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23

DR DOLITTLE JR DR DOLITTLE JR
( Coming June )
Tuition Based Program - $150
Book, Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Based on the "Doctor Dolittle" stories by Hugh Lofting and The Twentieth Century Fox film.

Directed by Joseph Lee Burnam

The classic tale of kindness to animals trots, crawls and flies onto the stage in Doctor Dolittle JR. All of the characters we've come to love through the stories of Hugh Lofting and the magical movie musical are given new life in the stage version.

The musical tells the classic tale of a wacky, but kind, doctor who can talk to animals, taking the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world. When Doctor Dolittle attempts to help a seal named Sophie, he’s wrongly accused of murder and stands trial before General Bellowes. Once pronounced innocent, Dolittle is free to continue with his search for the Great Pink Sea Snail – the oldest and wisest of the creatures on earth.

Doctor Dolittle JR. provides directors the wonderful flexibility of casting performers of all ages and types, including a large ensemble that calls for actors to portray talking animals.

AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: Registration begins Sat, May 6th at 10am
PERFORMANCES:June 20-25

RCP @ RCP: This children’s theatre mini production will introduce students to theatre basics, as well as how to learn and produce a complete show!  This unique program provides educational opportunities along with a stage performance for parents and community.  Perfect for the developing actor to experience the entire production process, including audition, rehearsal, stage movement, acting techniques, and the performance.  A mini production session is conducted in the fall and in the spring. Not quite ready for the limelight?  This venue also allows participation and valuable experience in the ‘behind the scenes’ activities for the future theatre buff.  Performances for family and friends will be held at the end of the rehearsal period.

All RCP @ RCP are tuition based programs for the fee of $150.  Scholoarships are available but are limited.

SPRING 2017 WORKSHOP DATES
Dates: Week of February 5 - April 20
Performance Dates: Ages 1st thru 5th - Friday, April 21 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 1st thru 5th - Sunday, April 23 at 5:00pm
                                Ages 6th thru 8th - Saturday, April 22 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 6th thru 8th - Sunday, April 23 at 2:00pm
REGISTRATION DATES: Ages 1st thru 5th - Thursday, Feb 9 at 4:30pm
                                    Ages 6th thru 8th - Tuesday, Feb 7 at 4:30pm

NOTE - Day of Week and meeting Time may change upon director's request.


RCP at RCP SUMMER MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Children ages 6 through 12 will have a daily rehearsal schedule set by the director.  A great way to get your child involved in theatre, develop confidence and hone improvisation skills.  The Children’s Summer Musical production, takes future stars one step further through an actual auditions process.  Then onto learning songs, chorography and what it takes to produce a quality production through daily rehearsal and commitment.  The final result is a 6 performance ticketed production for the community to enjoy.


RCP STAR PLAYERS
The two week August workshop will be a theater experience for actors and actresses with special needs!
Show: TBD
Dates: Aug 7-18, 2017
Rehearsal Times: 9am-12pm
Performances: Aug 18, 19 & 20 ~ 2017

STAR Players Spring Workshop 2017 - Class will meet once a week for 10 weeks and focus on theater basics. 
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 18th - Saturday, April 29
First Date: Saturday, Feb. 18th
Time: 9am-11am


RCP TEEN THEATER
RCP’s Teen Theater program gives the talented students of the Rockwall area an opportunity to rehearse and perform their own production each summer.  This program focuses on performance opportunities for young people, highlighting their unique style and energy, while preparing them for later community theater participation.  Many of our teens have gone on to perform in larger shows and bigger venues.  We regularly hear from past participants how their involvement in RCP shaped their performance skills and built lasting memories. Each year, RCP awards a scholarship to graduating seniors to further their education in the fine arts in college.

All RCP at RCP programs are tuition based and cost $150 per child.  Limited scholarships based on need are available.