Youth Programs

Rockwall Children’s Playhouse (RCP) at Rockwall Community Playhouse (RCP)

RCP at RCP After School Academy believes the future of community theater depends on identifying, nurturing and developing the talents of children.  No matter what future endeavors children pursue, experience onstage prepares them for confident communication before a wide range of audiences. This tuition based program has evolved to being offered twice a year.

Our 2017-2018 Youth Shows


CHILDREN OF THE SUN (1st-4th Grades) Buy Tickets CHILDREN OF THE SUN (1st-4th Grades)
( Coming October )
Tuition Based Program - $150
Written by Charles Rittenhouse
"One Hundred Plays for Children" - An Anthology of One-Act Plays

Directed by Elena Bianco
Join this guest Professor as he teaches a small class about all the happenings of the solar system and their need to be a family.
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: First Class Meets Tuesday, Aug 21st at 4:30pm
PERFORMANCES:Oct 26 & 27

THE FRIED KOBASSA (5th-8th Grades) Buy Tickets THE FRIED KOBASSA (5th-8th Grades)
( Coming October )
Tuition Based Program - $150
Written By J. Robert Wilkins
Directed by Kally Duncan

Inspector Kapusta will leave no stone unturned to find the camp cook's missing kobassa. Okay, maybe he'll leave a couple of stones unturned. Okay, maybe he's a pretty bad detective but that just makes the play all the more hilarious.

A light-hearted romp with the funniest of all the red meats at its centre: FRIED KOBASSA!

AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: First Class Meet Thursday, Aug 23 at 4:30pm
PERFORMANCES:Oct 27 & 28

RCP @ RCP: This children’s theatre mini production will introduce students to theatre basics, as well as how to learn and produce a complete show!  This unique program provides educational opportunities along with a stage performance for parents and community.  Perfect for the developing actor to experience the entire production process, including audition, rehearsal, stage movement, acting techniques, and the performance.  A mini production session is conducted in the fall and in the spring. Not quite ready for the limelight?  This venue also allows participation and valuable experience in the ‘behind the scenes’ activities for the future theatre buff.  Performances for family and friends will be held at the end of the rehearsal period.

All RCP @ RCP are tuition based programs for the fee of $150.  Scholoarships are available but limited.

SPRING 2019 WORKSHOP DATES
Dates: Week of JANUARY 7 - FEBRUARY 28 ~ 2019
Performance Dates: Ages 1st thru 4th - Friday, March 1 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 1st thru 4th - Saturday, March 2 at 2:00pm
                                Ages 5th thru 8th - Saturday, March 2 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 5th thru 8th - Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm
CLASS BEGINS: Ages 1st thru 4th - Tuesday, Jan 8 at 4:30pm
                        Ages 5th thru 8th - Thursday, Jan 10 at 4:30pm


RCP at RCP SUMMER MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Children ages 6 through 12 will have a daily rehearsal schedule set by the director.  A great way to get your child involved in theatre, develop confidence and hone improvisation skills.  The Children’s Summer Musical production, takes future stars one step further through an actual auditions process.  Then onto learning songs, chorography and what it takes to produce a quality production through daily rehearsal and commitment.  The final result is a 6 performance ticketed production for the community to enjoy.


RCP STAR PLAYERS
SPECIAL THEATER AT ROCKWALL

Our program aimed at teens and adults 16+ years with Down syndrome and autism in the Rockwall-Rowlett-Garland area. (STAR) Players will produce a full production musical!

STAR Players Spring Workshop 2019 - Class will meet once a week for 10 weeks and focus on theater basics. 
Dates: TBD
First Date: TBD
Time: 9am-11am

The two week August workshop will be a complete theater experience for actors and actresses with special needs!
Summer Musical Workshop ~ 2019
Show: TBD
Dates: July 29 - August 9
Rehearsal Times: 9am-12pm
Performances: Saturday, August 10
                      Sunday, August 11



RCP TEEN THEATER
RCP’s Teen Theater program gives the talented students of the Rockwall area an opportunity to rehearse and perform their own production each summer.  This program focuses on performance opportunities for young people, highlighting their unique style and energy, while preparing them for later community theater participation.  Many of our teens have gone on to perform in larger shows and bigger venues.  We regularly hear from past participants how their involvement in RCP shaped their performance skills and built lasting memories. Each year, RCP awards a scholarship to graduating seniors to further their education in the fine arts in college.

All RCP at RCP programs are tuition based and cost $150 per child.  Limited scholarships based on need are available.