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 2018-2019 Youth Shows

AMERICAN IDLE (5th-8th Grade) Buy Tickets AMERICAN IDLE (5th-8th Grade)
( Coming March )
Tuition based program $150
Bradley Hayward
Directed by Zoe Settle
SPOOF. It’s become the latest TV reality show craze! In “American Idle,” contestants vie for the honor of becoming America’s number-one high school slacker. Host Brian Seacrest takes us through rounds of hilarious auditions, mind-bending challenges, and brutal eliminations. Along the way, contestants compete to impress three judges with their supreme slacker skills—an inarticulate school janitor; a nasty, condescending guidance counselor; and a spacey drama teacher. But in the end, the biggest slackers of all may be the TV viewers themselves, who have become too lazy to vote for a winner! This hysterical spoof has a flexible cast and simple staging.
PERFORMANCES:Saturday, March 7 & Sunday, March 8

THE U-U-UGLY DUCKLING (1st-4th) Buy Tickets THE U-U-UGLY DUCKLING (1st-4th)
( Coming March )
Tuition Based Program $150
R. Eugene Jackson
Directed by Jessica Zervakos
CHILDREN’S COMEDY. Inspired by the 1844 Hans Christian Andersen tale. Mama Duck is thrilled when her ducklings finally hatch. However, when the last and largest egg hatches, Mama Duck is puzzled when Summer emerges. Summer is much larger and doesn’t look anything like the other ducklings. Upon further inspection, Old Duck concludes the eggs must have gotten mixed up and that Summer is most definitely a turkey because she is so ugly. Gramma Duck disagrees and is convinced that Summer must be a tree trunk. Two geese on their way south guess Summer’s either a chicken or a horse. Summer then meets a cat and hen who think she may be a big brown cow, an aardvark, a rhinoceros, a pig, a deer, a squirrel, an alligator, a snake, a tiger, or a kitchen sink. Confused, Summer ventures out on her own to discover what type of animal she is and where she belongs but she must first escape the sharp claws of Scary Cat, a pair of hunters, and a couple of hungry humans determined to eat her for supper. This charming play features a host of irresistible characters that will delight your audience.
PERFORMANCES:Friday, March 6 & Saturday, March 7

( Coming June )
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
Bood by Chad Beguelin

Directed by TBD
The story you know and love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs, and more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for your young performers!

Rated: General Audiences
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: More details to follow soon...
PERFORMANCES:June 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 ~ 2020

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.


Dates: Week of AUGUST 19th ~ 2019
Performance Dates: Ages 1st thru 4th - Friday, October 18 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 1st thru 4th - Saturday, October 19 at 2:00pm
                                Ages 5th thru 8th - Saturday, October 19 at 7:00pm
                                Ages 5th thru 8th - Sunday, October 20 at 2:00pm
CLASS BEGINS: Ages 1st thru 4th - Tuesday, Aug 20 at 4:30pm
                        Ages 5th thru 8th - Thursday, Aug 22 at 4:30pm

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.


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

The two week August workshop will be a complete theater experience for actors and actresses with special needs!
Summer Musical Workshop ~ 2019

VOLUNTEER MEETING - Thurs, July 18 at 7pm. 


Show: Getting To Know Once Upon A Mattress
Dates: July 29 - August 9
Rehearsal Times: 9am-12pm
Performances: Friday, August 9
                      Saturday, August 10
                      Sunday, August 11

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.