Classes taught by Jan Ewen

Jan has performed professionally and holds a degree in musical theater and acting. The Southern California Philharmonic Society selected Jan at age 19 as outstanding vocalist. Jan stresses the creative potential of audience and participants through the experience of live theatre.


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Wednesday Schedule

Musical Theater

Singing, dancing and performing on stage

Ages 8-11



Ages 12-15


$60/month - 4 sessions


Adult Acting - Ages 16+

Improvisation, stage basics and acting techniques; the preparation you need to be on stage or enrich your life!


$60/month - 4 sessions

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Summer Musical Theatre

Workshops For Kids

Our kids' workshops have been "center-stage" at the theater since its inception. The workshops introduce youth to the adventure of performing on stage in an environment that encourages each participant to explore his or her talents in a friendly and structured setting. Workshops are available during the summer break, usually late June through mid-late July.


Registration Now Open!








Summer Workshop 2014

June 30 - July 11




Past workshops include Beauty and the Beast Jr., Fractured Fairy Tales, Annie Jr., and Fiddler on the Roof Jr.


Workshops are designed to teach through "doing" without being intimidating. All registrants perform a full junior performance on stage at the end of the workshop


All participants are given the chance to practice the basics of stage performance - singing, dancing, technical aspects, backstage, costumes, hair and make-up. Each child is carefully coached and encouraged in every aspect of theatre art.


Summer Workshop Directors are chosen for their abilities in theatre as well as their abilities to work with children.




Summer Acting Workshop For Kids

Ages 8-16

Led by WWCA Artistic Director & Author Jan Peterson Ewen!


Join us Monday through Friday,

July 21st - 25th

from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

for this awesome

Summer Acting Workshop!

You will experience Improvisation,

Acting Techniques and work on scenes from

"Sci - Fi Scenes and Monster Dreams"

a new collection of scenes

by Jan Peterson Ewen.

The Workshop will end with a performance on

July 26th, at 7:00 pm.

Participants must be able to read.




Workshop Fee - $150.00

(A $50.00 deposit will secure your space.)

Space is limited so register soon to

secure your spot.


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