Our Programs

(Making a comeback from 2020!)

Act I

Our Act I Program, for students rising 2nd grade and up, is a 3-week 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 12 at the program location. We accept an average of 25 students each summer. No audition is required for the Act I Program.

Workshop dates:
Act I: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 – Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 9 a.m. – noon, Location: Warhill High School
Performance: July 12, 2023, noon

Act I tuition: $300; financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

Act II

Our Act II – Mainstage Musical Program, for students rising grades 4th to 10th, is a three-and-a-half-week workshop taught by an artistic director, a music director, and a choreographer. Students are taught dance skills that are incorporated into choreography, vocal exercises and harmonizing skills that are incorporated into multi-part musical numbers, and dramatic exercises and techniques that improve their ability to portray convincing characters. They present four public performances of their musical production (traditionally accompanied by a live music ensemble) at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. We accept an average of 30 students into the Act II Program each summer. Auditions are required for this program. Please note, this is a true audition. Unfortunately, not all who audition may be placed into this program.
Audition dates: April 10-12, 4:30-6:00pm, Location: TBD
Please watch our website for appointment sign-up.

Program dates: June 21, 2023 – July 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: TBD
(The rehearsals will change to afternoons at the library the last week of the program. There are no excused absences during the last week.)
Performances: July 14, 2023 (7:00PM), July 15, 2023 (2:00 and 7:00 PM); July 16, 2023 (2:00 PM) at the Williamsburg Library Theatre.
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Act III Program tuition: $350; financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

Encore

Our Encore Program for students rising seventh- to rising twelfth-grade is a 3-week workshop with a focus on acting techniques, performance skills, and character development as our students work to produce a play (non-musical). Students perform in two public performances of their play at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. We will accept an average of 25 students into the Encore Program each summer. Auditions are required for this program. Please note, this is a true audition. Unfortunately, not all who audition may be placed into this program. Audition dates: April 17-18, 4:30-6:00pm. Please watch our website (www.stagelightstheatre.org) for appointment sign-up.

Program dates: July 5, 2023 – July 21, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: TBD
(The rehearsal schedule and location will change the last week of the program. Also, there are no excused absences during the last week.)
Performances: July 22, 2023 (2:00 PM and 7:00 PM) at the Williamsburg Library Theatre.

Encore tuition: $350; financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

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