2016 Summer Productions

StageLights, Williamsburg’s Premier Childrens’ Theatre, was established in 1993 as an educational, non-profit, musical theatre program for young people interested in theatre arts.  In our summer workshops, we teach young people the techniques of acting, voice, dance, and stagecraft and strive to increase their appreciation of theatre. StageLights is an educational, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Act III and Encore! Please check your email for results.

Act I, Scene I is now full and 2016 Act I and Act II application is filling up fast. If you are interested in this program, don’t wait to enroll. More information about this program below.

Act I

Our two week programs are for students 6 to 8 years old.  In this workshop we introduce children to the stage, work on skills such as projection, diction, and expression, and allow students to display a great deal of creativity as they produce their final show.  Students perform a “family and friends” show on the final day of the session at the workshop location. We accept an average of 10-12 applicants into the two week program.

Also, there are a few spots left in 2016 Act II. Information about this program below.

Act II

Our Act II Program for students 8 to 12 years old is a 3-week-long workshop with a focus on acting techniques, performance skills, and character development as our students work to produce a play (non-musical).  Students perform a Family and Friends show on July 15 at the program location.  We accept an average of 25 students into the Studio Workshop each summer.  No audition is required for the Act II Program.

Program dates: July  5, 2016 – July 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: Warhill High School

Performance: July 22, 2016, 11:00 AM Location: Warhill High School

Act II tuition: $295

2016 Act I and Act II application  (No audition required.)










Mark A. Salsman Memorial Scholarship

Mark A Salsman

In memory of Mark Salsman, July 7, 2000 – April 22, 2013

All of us have a desire to make a difference in this world. This is true with children as well. Few have been as successful as our son, Mark. In his brief twelve years, the little boy with the light brown hair, big brown eyes, and the sweetest voice in the world charmed all who knew him.
God gives children with cancer something extra. Mark used his extra to bring joy and happiness to everyone he met. Mark was a mixture of charisma, creativity, charm, toughness, and swagger. We loved him from the day he was born. We know that Mark is with God now and he will be forever joyful. For us, Mark will be forever unforgettable.
–Scott Salsman

Mark appeared in the 2012 three-week workshop production of Paul Sill’s Story Theatre directed by Beth Wigley. He is survived by his parents, Scott and Sharon Salsman, and brothers, Paul and John. In his memory, StageLights, Williamsburg’s Theatre for Children is creating a scholarship to be awarded annually to a child participating in the three-week workshop.
Please make your donations payable to StageLights. PO Box 1910, Williamsburg, VA 23187.