Programs

WCT provides a range of programs from musicals to vacation programs, and weekend workshops to afterschool projects. For an overview of the kinds of programs we offer, visit our ‘What We Do‘ page.

Online registration is HIGHLY recommended! Paper and email registration forms are still accepted, but they are slower to process, so for popular programs which fill quickly, we encourage the use of the online form.

Registration is OPEN for Summer and Fall 2016 programs.


FALL 2016

WA1 – Looking to brush up your dance skills, scene work, and vocal performance? Then this is the workshop for you! In this 2 hour intensive, students will gain confidence and skills that will assist them in any audition, as well as receive feedback from a mock audition.

Tuition: M/$30 NM/$35
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Date/Time: Thursday, September 1, 4:00-6:00 pm

Registration for Audition Workshop will open on June 8 at 12:01 am.

Click below to register for Audition Workshop:

WM1 – Everybody cut Footloose! Dancing and rock music are banned in Bomont, but an outspoken group of teens are determined to speak to the heart of community to turn the beat around. Join us as we embrace the power and joy of movement and music in this upbeat musical.

Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by TOM SNOW Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD
Additional Music by ERIC CARMEN, SAMMY HAGAR, KENNY LOGGINS and JIM STEINMAN

FOOTLOOSE is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Tuition: M/$330 NM/$335
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Required Orientation: Wednesday, September 7
3:30 – 6:30 pm, Student Audition Orientation/Auditions
5:45 – 6:30 pm, Parent Orientation

Auditions:
Friday, September 9, 3:30-6:30 pm & Sunday, September 11, 2:00-5:00 pm

Rehearsal Dates and Times:
September 14-November 11
(No Rehearsals 10/9, 10/12)

  • Wednesdays & Fridays, 3:30-6:30 pm
  • Sundays, 2:00-5:00 pm

Additional Rehearsal (if needed): Saturday, November 5, 1:00-4:00 pm

Final Rehearsals: November 14-17, 3:30-7:30 pm

Performances: Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts

  • Friday, November 18, 7 pm
  • Saturday, November 19, 2 pm & 7 pm
  • Sunday, November 20, 2 pm

Registration for Footloose will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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Junior Players will showcase their vocal, dance, and performance skills in a one-of-a-kind musical revue about traveling though time.

Tuition: M/$230 NM/$235
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

WJ1A – 3:30 Class
Dates/Times: Mondays, September 12 – October 31, 3:30-4:45 pm
(No class 10/3, 10/10)
Required Parent Orientation: Monday, September 12, 3:30-4 pm
Final Rehearsals: Sunday, 10/30, 12:30-2 pm; Monday, 11/7, 3:30-6 pm; Tuesday, 11/8, 3:30-6 pm, Thursday, 11/10, 3:30-6 pm
Performance: Friday, November 11, 7 pm

WJ1B – 4:45 Class
Dates/Times: Mondays, September 12 – October 31, 4:45-6:00 pm
(No class 10/3, 10/10)
Required Parent Orientation: Monday, September 12, 4:45-5:15 pm
Final Rehearsals: Sunday, 10/30, 12:30-2 pm; Monday, 11/7, 3:30-6 pm; Tuesday, 11/8, 3:30-6 pm, Thursday, 11/10, 3:30-6 pm
Performance: Friday, November 11, 7 pm

Registration for Time to Shine! will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

Click below to register for Junior Players, 3:30 group:

Click below to register for Junior Players, 4:45 group:

WB1 – This fall, WCT will bring E. B. White’s beloved animal tale to life in the Black Box! Join us as we tell this charming story of courage, determination, and a classic friendship between a spider and a pig.

Adapted from the book by E.B. White
By Joseph Robinette

Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois

Tuition: M/$230 NM/$235
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Orientation and Auditions: Tuesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 8, 3:30-6:00 pm
Parent Orientation: September 6, 5:30-6:00 pm

Rehearsals: September 13 – October 20
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-6:00 pm

Tech Rehearsal: Saturday, October 22, noon-4:00 pm

Final Rehearsals: October 24-27, 3:30-6:30 pm

Performances: Black Box Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts

  • Friday, October 28, 10:30 am* & 7 pm
  • Saturday, October 29, 1 pm & 7 pm
  • Sunday, October 30, 1 pm

* Students will be required to miss one morning of school on 10/28 in order to perform on-site for visiting school groups.

Registration for Charlotte’s Web will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WPS1 – Tangle with timeless tricksters, from a slippery spider to a fearsome fox! Students will explore trickster tales both classic and modern as they learn fundamentals of performance, including how to create characters and tell stories as a team.

Tuition: M/$165 NM/$180
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 10 – November 12, Saturdays 10:30 am-noon
(No Class 10/8)

Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 11:00 am

Registration for Trickster Tales will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WFJ1 – 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!

Tuition Full Series): M/$100 NM/$115
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times:

  • WFJ1A Saturday, September 10, 11 am-noon Tuition: M/$25 NM/$30 Registration Closed
  • WFJ1B Saturday, September 24, 11 am-noon Tuition: M/$25 NM/$30 Registration Closed
  • WFJ1C Saturday, October 8, 11 am-noon Tuition: M/$25 NM/$30
  • WFJ1D Saturday, October 22, 11 am-noon Tuition: M/$25 NM/$30
  • WFJ1E Saturday, November 5, 11 am-noon Tuition: M/$25 NM/$30
  • WFJ1F All five sessions (pre-enrollment required) Tuition: M/$100 NM/$115

Registration for Family Jam will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WWC1 – Get ready to laugh out loud in this class exploring the genre of comedy! From stand-up to slapstick to short-form improvisation, this class will introduce students to the techniques they need to make bold, hilarious choices onstage.

Tuition*: M/$165 NM/$180
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 14 – November 9, Wednesdays, 4:00-5:15 pm (No Class 10/12)

Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 11:00 am

Registration for Laugh Out Loud will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WMM1A – Explore the different styles of dance most commonly used in theatre, and build your knowledge and confidence in movement techniques and terminology. Learn essential dance styles from classical to contemporary in this fun and energetic ensemble class!

Tuition: M/$165 NM/$180
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 20 – November 18, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm

Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 11 am

Registration for Boys Only Dance Review will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WMM1B – Everybody loves a Broadway ensemble singing and dancing together – but what does it really take to be a part of that classic chorus line? In this triple-threat class, budding performers will develop their singing, acting, and movement skills as they learn the techniques you need both to stand out proudly and to blend in seamlessly.

Tuition: M/$145 NM/$160
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 12 – November 7, Mondays, 4:00-5:15 pm
(No Class 10/3, 10/10)

Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 11 am

Registration for Broadway Chorus will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WMM1C-G – “More Than Moves” is just what it says it is: more than moves! In collaboration with WCT, local movement company Paradise Lost brings its fun-filled fusion of dancing, acting, movement, and improv in this series of four workshops. Instructors take a holistic approach to dance by focusing on values of collaboration, listening, and self-expression while leading classes. This series of workshops is designed for students at any level of experience or comfort with dance. Each of the four classes focuses on a specific foundation of movement that when put together make for a well-rounded performer and mover.

Tuition(Full Series): M/$105 NM/$120
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

WMM1C – SLAM! Saturday, Sept. 17, 4:00-6:00 pm
Tuition (Single class): M/$30 NM/$35
Move and groove with friends during “SLAM!” Instructors marry the skills of improvisational theatre, comedy, and dance performance in a series of games and activities that lead to the unique form of
SLAM-ing (Storytelling Listening And Movement). This is an improv movement-based workshop perfect for anyone looking to laugh, let loose, and have fun dancing in a judgment-free space.

WMM1D – BALANCE! Saturday, Oct. 15, 4:00-6:00 pm
Tuition (Single class): M/$30 NM/$35
Find yourself losing your balance more than you want to? We will help you find your footing in “BALANCE!” Instructors focus on the importance of core-strengthening to improve overall stability. Through fun and easily accessible games, students will learn basic dance positions, alignment, and technique… Without even realizing they are in 1st, 2nd, OR 3rd position!

WMM1E – REACH! Saturday, Nov. 5, 4:00-6:00 pm
Tuition (Single class): M/$30 NM/$35
Looking to stretch your boundaries? Join “REACH!” – a fun-filled workshop of activities and exercises that will leave students with tools for how to improve flexibility and properly warm-up before performance or physical activity. Students will be reaching for the stars by the end of the workshop!

WMM1F – CREATE! Saturday, Dec. 3, 4:00-6:00 pm
Tuition (Single class): M/$30 NM/$35
Let your imagination run wild in “CREATE!” Instructors facilitate collaboration among students to create their own dance pieces and learn some tips and tricks on how to pick up choreography along the way. At the end of the day, students will share the short pieces they have created with each other. This choreography-based workshop is perfect for aspiring directors and choreographers-to-be!

Registration for More Than Moves will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WPT1 – A chance for experienced teen performers to hone their acting skills! Students will work on advanced techniques in scene study, monologue performance, and character development as they build towards a final performance showcasing their growth as dramatic actors.

Tuition: M/$165 NM/$180
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 22 – November 10, Thursdays, 6:15-7:30 pm

Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 11 am

Registration for Advanced Acting will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WWH1A – Our WCT PlayMakers will have the unique opportunity to try their hand at playwriting as they work together to write and perform an original story! Students will collaborate as an ensemble to write a one-of-a-kind theater piece that will be performed at our Fall Class Showcase. NOTE: Depending on the age distribution of participants, the ensemble may work in groups according to age.

Tuition*: M/$165 NM/$180
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 10 – November 12, Saturdays, 10:30 am-noon
(No class 10/8)

Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 11 am

Registration for Playmakers will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WWH1B – Write your own one act play and see it come to life – in this class your creativity has no limits! Learn from local working playwrights as you explore playwriting, adaptation, devised work, and other options within the One Act form. This program culminates with a One Act Festival where your script will be performed onstage! This program will require some writing during out-of-class time.

Tuition*: M/$165 NM/$180
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 22 – November 10, Thursdays, 7:30-8:45 pm
(No class 10/8)

Final Showcase: Rehearsals and performance TBA

Registration for One Act Play Festival will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WI1A – How can you use theatre to stand up for what you believe in? How can theatre make an impact on your community? Discover the techniques created by Augusto Boal as you use theatre to make a difference in this powerful intensive.

Tuition: M/$70 NM/$75
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Date/Time: Saturday, September 17, 1:00-3:00 pm

Registration for Theatre for Change will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WI1B – In this hands-on intensive, students will discover techniques for hair and makeup for the stage! Learn how to use hair and makeup design to create characters from realistic to fantastical. Students will experiment with and apply these new skills during the intensive, and learn tricks they can take home just in time for Halloween!

Tuition: M/$80 NM/$85 (Includes materials fee)
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Date/Time: Saturday, October 15, 1:00-3:00 pm

Registration for Hair and Makeup will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

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WCY1A – The Foundation course equips students with basic, necessary knowledge in all areas of theatrical design, technology, and safety procedures. Foundation CYC members are eligible to serve as crew members for WCT productions.

Tuition: M/$145 NM/$160
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Dates/Times: September 12 – November 7, Mondays, 5:30-6:45 pm
(No Class 10/3, 10/10)

Final Showcase: Saturday, November 12, 11 am

Registration for CYC Level 1, Foundation will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

Click below to register for CYC Level 1, Foundation:

WCY1B – Core CYC Members choose a major and minor focus area from the following: Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, Stage Management, Scenic Design/Painting, Properties Construction and Management, Makeup and Hair Design, Stage Direction, Music Direction, Choreography.

Training with professionals in these areas provides students with the skills to confidently contribute to a production process. Successful completion of the Core program provides students with the opportunity to lead a technical or production process for a WCT showcase, One-Act Festival, Spring Shorts Festival or other production opportunity as members of the CYC Company. Core members are encouraged to explore several areas before choosing a focus and applying to the CYC Company program.

Eligibility Requirements: Completion of CYC Foundation training or Exemption.

Tuition: M/$165 NM/$180
(M)= Member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts tuition;(NM)=Non-member tuition

Group Meetings: Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, 6:30-7:15 pm
Individual meetings and projects as scheduled with mentors.

Registration for CYC Level 2, Core will open on June 8 at 12:01 am

Click below to register for CYC Level 2, Core:

Bring theatre to your afterschool program! Watertown Children’s Theatre partners with Parent-Teacher Associations and school administrators to offer creative dramatics and theatre workshops as part of after-school clubs and enrichment programs. Students are able to participate in these opportunities in the comfort of a known environment and take advantage of school-sponsored transportation (like activity buses) where available.

Ask your PTO or afterschool administration to contact us at programs@wctmail.org


PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS

Read our Voice Program Policies here (pdf).

Strengthen your voice through individual lessons! Special attention will be paid to proper vocal technique, performance ability and stage deportment, as well as general music appreciation and awareness.

Tuition: $35/half-hour lesson
Location: Arsenal Center for the Arts, WCT Drama Space
Days/Times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-8:30 pm (half-hour slots)

Notice: WCT’s Voice Lesson Policy allows students to keep their assigned slots as long as they continue to register in consecutive terms.* As a result, new slots only become available at the transition between semesters when/if any ongoing students decide not to continue. People who are interested in having voice lessons with WCT are kept on a Wait List to be notified as spaces become available. To sign up for the Wait List, please fill out a registration form at WCT School-Year Private Voice Lessons Wait List.

*continuing student status does not extend to new students registering for summer session.


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