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


THE PRINCESS AND THE PRINCESS (Grades 1st - 4th) THE PRINCESS AND THE PRINCESS (Grades 1st - 4th)
( Coming March )
Tuition Based - $150
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by Colleen Neuman
Directed by TBD
The Princess and The Princess tells the story of Popplepea, a poor polite princess, and Twinkleberry, a rich rude princess, who meet on a narrow mountain path and neither will move to let the other one pass.  Everyone who tries to help gets stuck up there on the mountain with them. After a riddle provided by the Royal Wise Person proves both princesses are "real", it is Popplepea who graciously steps aside - not because she has to, but because she so chooses.
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: First Registration - Tuesday, Jan 8th at 4:30pm
PERFORMANCES:Friday, March 1st & Saturday, March 2nd

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (5th-8th Grades) THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE (5th-8th Grades)
( Coming March )
Tuition Based Class - $150
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Adapted by Don Quinn
From C.S. Lewis' story
Directed by Jennifer Wheat
That master of imaginative enchantment, C.S. Lewis, has created a unique world and he invites children to walk into it and enjoy both surprise and adventure. An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. In the incredible Narnia, they make friends with the frightened forest people who have almost given up hope for the return of good King Aslan, their true ruler. When Aslan was there, it was always summer. There is a great battle to see whether this magical country will remain under a wintry spell or will, once again, know freedom and summer under good King Aslan. A charming play about courage and the love of freedom.
AUDITIONS/REGISTRATION: First Registration - Thursday, Jan 10th at 4:30pm
PERFORMANCES:Sat, March 2nd & Sun, March 3rd

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.