What We Do
WCT provides a range of programs from musicals to vacation programs, and weekend workshops to afterschool projects. Below, you can see our available programs based on their types, as well as the times at which they occur. For more information about specific programs, visit our Programs page.
WCT’s Musical Series provides student performers the opportunity to gain advanced theater skills in singing, acting and dancing. Performers will benefit from the opportunity to work with a director, choreographer and music director in order to develop a fully-staged production for the public in the Charles Mosesian Theater. Please note that this is a registration, not audition, based program.
Junior Players is a companion program to our musicals. Junior Players sing and dance in 3-4 scenes as part of our musical production. Classes are held on Monday afternoons. There is a parent orientation and parent volunteer component as a part of this program. During the final week, there will be additional rehearsals. Performances take place in the Charles Mosesian Theater, and Jr. Players will perform in one evening and one matinee performance. In the Fall session, Jr. Players rehearse and perform their own one-of-a-kind musical review.
Black Box Series
WCT’s Black Box Series provides student performers the opportunity to gain advanced theater skills. Performers will benefit from collaborating within a small cast to develop a fully-staged production for the public in the Black Box Theater. Please note that this is a registration, not audition, based program.
Page to Stage
In Page to Stage students will learn to collaborate, explore their creative ideas, and find their voices while utilizing various classic texts and childhood favorites. Additionally, students will build basic performance skills.
Join us on Saturday mornings for Family Jam, a time just for toddlers and their families to play with music and movement! Each week, a new performer or teaching artist will have you and your youngster singing, dancing, moving and exploring the performing arts. Sign up for a single Saturday or all five sessions!
Intensives are led by local and visiting theatre artists, and will help you keep your skills sharp or try something new!
In WildCard classes students will get to explore a new skill or aspect of theatre arts not covered in our other offerings. Students will stretch their knowledge of various aspects of performing arts, build collaborative skills, and expand their creativity.
Music and Movement
WCT Music and Movement classes focus on incorporating mind, body and character into one. Students will develop coordination & character physicalization and vocalization.
Like a Cyclorama (or Cyc) curtain enclosing the stage to create a background, WCT’s CYC program serves as a basis for all technical/production work at WCT. CYC Students receive priority consideration for serving as crew members for season productions, work alongside professional designers, and receive opportunities (based on skill level) to design showcases and student productions throughout the year.
Write from the Heart
This Playwriting series focuses on the craft of script creation and development. Students will work with local playwrights and writers to put their ideas on paper and then see them brought to life onstage in WCT’s One-Act and Spring Shorts Festivals.
The Performer’s Toolbox
Actors must hone their art while putting it into practice in productions. Classes in The Performer’s Toolbox offer students a chance to further develop the necessary skills to create characters, convey a story, and act with confidence onstage.
Weeklong school vacation programs and two-week Summer Stage programs are a chance for students to immerse themselves in the arts. Programs generally run from 9 – 4 pm on weekdays, and may include acting, music, visual arts, scenic and costume design, theatre games, and more. Each Vacation Program has its own theme, and culminates in a final, informal presentation on the final day.
After School Residencies
Students explore theatre and visual arts in the comfort of their own school! WCT partners with Parent-Teacher Associations and school administrators to offer creative dramatics and theatre workshops as part of after-school clubs and enrichment programs.
Private Voice Program
With WCT’s Private Voice Program, students will learn techniques to strengthen their voices through weekly individual lessons. Students will acquire the skills for healthy singing with special attention paid to proper vocal technique, performance ability, and stage deportment as well as general music appreciation and awareness. The Voice Program also acts as a compliment to the Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework – Music, directly supporting the curriculum learning standards for both Singing and Reading and Notation. Students also have the opportunities to perform at recitals and various other venues.