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Education is Booming at the Sharon Playhouse

Interested in the performing arts? Under the direction of Michael Kevin Baldwin, The Sharon Playhouse is offering wonderful educational programming this spring.

Baldwin breaks the educational programming into three main buckets: classes, partnerships, and camps. The Playhouse offers classes from September through May. For young ones (starting at age three) there are such classes as Movement for Munchkins, Creative Dramatics, and Let’s Act. For tweens and teens there are classes like Stage Combat, Playing the Part, and Improv. And for adults, the offerings include Tap Dance, Scene Study, Adult Comedy Night (which includes a free drink at the bar!), Playwriting, and the popular Play Soirees.

The Playhouse has established educational partnerships with many local schools and organizations, including Indian Mountain School and Sharon Center School. Throughout the school year, Sharon Playhouse teaching artists offer in-school skills-building in the Performing Arts including techniques on how to devise original scripts. Baldwin also recently led a workshop with the staff of Project SAGE (formerly Women’s Support Services) on how to bring a sense of play and joy into the workplace.

Finally, there is the popular Summer Youth Theater “Camp” Program. Seven weeks of theater camp offer local youth, ages 5-18, the opportunity to play a role in a production on the mainstage of the Bobbie Olsen Theater. This summer’s youth productions include Peter and the Starcatcher (ages 13-18), Disney’s Newsies, Jr. (ages 10-16), A Year with Frog and Toad, Kids (ages 7-11), and Sharon Playhouse Stars (ages 5-7).

Regardless of your age, there is something fun and exciting for everyone at the Playhouse!

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