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.

Midland Community Theatre is proud to continue its 75-year tradition of excellence in theatre education with theme based classes that are both challenging and fun.  Our goal is to not only teach skills to advance theatre education, but to teach life lessons through theatre that will carry youth into adulthood.  Whether on location or online MCT’s Education Department is a caring, fun-loving environment that allows our youth to express themselves and learn about the type of people they wish to become.

Note, MCT education classes are located online for Fall 2020.  When registering, remember  your ID and Password to attend.  We are re-evaluating periodically to determine the best time to include on site offerings.

  • Session I

    September 28 - October 22

  • Session II

    October 26 - November 19

  • Session III

    TBA

  • Session IV

    TBA

THEATRE SCHOOL

Centerstage

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 28 - November 16

  • Spring Session

    TBA

CENTERSTAGE

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.

  • Interested in this class?

    Email education@mctmidland.org

PRE-K

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 30 - October 21

  • Session II

    October 28 - November 18

  • Session III

    TBA

  • Session IV

    TBA

APPLAUSE! PLAYERS

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.

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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

SPRING BREAK FINE ARTS CAMP

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

    TBA

  • Session II

    TBA

  • Session III

    TBA

SUMMER