Education Programs

Theatre School/academy Sessions

Theatre School/Academy classes are at the heart of MCT’s Education Department.

This year, MCT Education embraces storytelling as a foundation for lessons in theatre skills, acting and fine arts.  Tales from around the world allow us to journey toward our end of the year production in the spring.  Theatre School classes consist of 4 sessions throughout the school year. The final session celebrates the year with a production on our main stage.  In addition, Fine Arts Academy classes return, providing alternative class days for each grade level and offering opportunities to develop additional fine arts skills more keenly.

Students in K-6th grade can choose either Theatre School or Academy classes.  Even better, why not expand involvement to classes twice weekly, focusing one day on acting and one day on other arts endeavors?  Whatever you choose, K-6 Grade students in Theatre School and/or Academy can audition for the Spring production that comprises Session IV.

Note, all classes subject to change.

  • Session I

    Session 1 - September 11 - October 12, 2023

  • Session II

    Session 2 - October 16 - November 16, 2023

  • Session III

    Session 3 - January 22 - February 22, 2024

  • Session IV

    Session 4 - March 25 - April 27, 2024



Centerstage Class for 7-12 grade is designed to serve those students who would like to build more practice before expanding their theatre experience, as well as those who have limited time to commit to theatre pursuits. The class parallels skills learned in Pickwick classes, providing a training ground for those students who may be interested in the annual Pickwick audition in the spring. There is no audition requirement for this class.

  • Fall Session

    September 11 - November 13, 2023

  • Spring Session

    January 22 - March 25, 2024


Pre-K Creative Play

Creative Play classes are an excellent opportunity for 3, 4, and 5 year olds to experience not only theatre and fine arts, but a classroom setting as well.  This program offers 3 sessions throughout the school year, with literature based curriculum. Students learn pantomime, story structure, characterization, and other theatre skills while also developing fine and gross motor skills through craft activities and movement exercises.

  • Session I

    To be announced

  • Session II

    To be announced

  • Session III

    January 9 - February 6, 2023


Applause! Players

Applause! Players is a theatre and creative arts class offered for students with autism. The class uses theatre skills to develop social interaction and communication for students 5-16 years old. This program is constantly evolving to give special needs students an outlet to express themselves through the arts. Students are encouraged to register for the entire year for continuity.

  • Session I

    September 13 - October 11, 2023

  • Session II

    October 18 - November 15, 2023

  • Session III

    January 24 - February 21, 2024

  • Session IV

    March 27 - April 24, 2024


Pickwick Players

The Pickwick Players play a vital role in all aspects of Education at MCT. This is an audition only theatre education, performance, leadership and service group for 7-12 grade students. Pickwick Players participate in 90 minute classes twice a week, learning different aspects of theatre, dance, and music. Once accepted into the Pickwick Players, students have the opportunity to audition for the three Pickwick productions during the year. Pickwick Players also volunteer to work in various programs in the Education Department, including Fine Arts Camp and Theatre School. Pickwicks also participate in many community events throughout the year.


Fine Arts Camp (spring break)

All aspects of the arts come together at our annual Spring Break Fine Arts Camp. K-6 grade students enjoy a week long camp learning drama, art, puppetry, music, and dance with the assistance of the Pickwick Players. The last day of camp is a time for parents to come see what students have been working on all week in a showcase on the main stage. Fine Arts camp is a wonderful place to spend Spring Break and learn about all aspects of fine arts.

Note, all classes subject to change.

  • March 11 - 15, 2024

    Spring Break Fine Arts Camp


Summer Theatre School Sessions

As summer begins, we welcome K-6 students to experience the joy of creativity in our classes. There are two summer sessions, centered on a theme to foster skills in fine arts. Students participate in theatre, dance, music, and art classes from 9 AM to Noon, Monday-Thursday during the month of June.

  • Session I

    June 5 - 15, 2023

  • Session II

    June 19 - 29, 2023