Education Programs

Theatre School Sessions

Theatre School shows what is at the heart of MCT’s Education Department.

These classes find their inspiration from literature, and K-6 grade students have the opportunity to develop theatre, movement & dance, music, and art skills. Theatre School classes consist of 4 sessions throughout the school year. The final session celebrates the year with a production on our main stage.

  • Session I

    September 9 - October 10, 2019

  • Session II

    October 14 - November 14, 2019

  • Session III

    January 28 - February 28, 2020

  • Session IV

    March 23 - April 25, 2020



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 9 - November 11, 2019

  • Spring Session

    January 27 - March 30, 2020

    (No class on March 9, 2020.)


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

    September 9 - October 7, 2019

  • Session II

    October 14 - November 11, 2019

  • Session III

    January 27 - February 24, 2020



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 6-15 year olds. 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 11 - October 9, 2019

  • Session II

    October 16 - November 13, 2019

  • Session III

    January 29 - February 26, 2020

  • Session IV

    March 25 - April 22, 2020


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 participate in many community events throughout the year, including Yuletide at the Yucca.


Spring Break Fine Arts Camp

All aspects of the arts come together at our annual Spring Break Fine Arts Camp. Ninety 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.

  • 2021 Camp Dates TBD


Summer Theatre School Sessions

As summer begins, we welcome rising K-9 students to experience the joy of creativity in our classes. There are three 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


  • Session II


  • Session III