2022-23 Youth Theatre Program

Enrollment for fall 2022 will open Aug 10 at noon. 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the musical Jr.

Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Directed by Kathryn Huffman     

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. The school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! 

Open to: Grades K-9               
Rehearsals: Sep 13-Nov 10 (Tue, Wed, Thur), 4:30-6:00pm
Performances: Fri. Nov 11 7pm & Sat. Nov 12 2pm
Cost: $108 (does NOT include tickets)

Scholarships are available. Please ask before enrolling.

Enrollment for spring 2023 will open around Dec 14. 

Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies   

By Craig Hawes

Coming spring 2023! Follow the most outrageous outlaws in history on their side-splitting, action-packed adventure to defeat the dastardly Sheriff, storm Nottingham Castle, rescue Maid Marion and overthrow King John - all without laddering their tights!

Scholarships are available. Please ask before enrolling.

Helping Kids Deal with Disappointment:

There are many talented children with interest in the performing arts here in our community. Sometimes an actor doesn't get the role they want. With many students auditioning for a limited number of roles, the decisions of the directors are always very difficult. 

Should your child not receive the role they wanted this time, we encourage you to consider the following:

  • Give your child some time. Things might not seem nearly so bad tomorrow.
  • Talk about it – what was their favorite part of auditioning? 
  • Discuss what they could do even better next time. (working on singing/acting skills, taking direction, etc.) 
  • Every role in a show is important and we want every actor to take their part seriously.
  • Even if they may not have a lot of lines, actors have other jobs - waiting quietly and patiently backstage, ensuring they are in their proper places and that they have the correct props, etc. - there are lots of things to learn and practice, not just lines.

How one responds to disappointment is a tremendous test of character. Children will look to you as an example of how to react. Compliment them for their efforts and for taking a risk by being part of the show!  

There is always another show at MAC and we look forward to seeing you again!

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MACademy Youth Theatre


Season Sponsor:


SPS Companies, Inc.

Things to know before registering for MACademy Theatre:

  • This is an 8-9 week commitment for rehearsals, Tues/Wed/Thu, 4:30-6. The final week we ask performers to get here as close to 4 as possible so that we can start dress rehearsals as close to 4:30 as possible. Rehearsals this week may run a bit past 6.
  • Participants must attend all rehearsals and performances.
  • Participants must arrive on time and remain for the entire rehearsal
  • This show is performed from memory so get to work right away to memorize lines. You'll even need to practice on the weekends. 
  • This is real theatre - that means that sometimes there is waiting for your turn to come on stage. Patience is a virtue here
  • Parents are not allowed to attend rehearsals.
  • Performance tickets are not included in the tuition. To see a performance, please plan to buy show tickets. 
  • Tickets go on sale to participant families first, then to the general public.