Young Artists Program
High School, Ages 14-18

In addition to a fully-staged production in the summer, Civic Theatre’s YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM (YAP) is a year-round series of workshops and seminars designed just for high school students interested in improving their skills in a professional setting and looking to prepare for college auditions and beyond.  All workshops are taught by performers and instructors with extensive experience locally, regionally, and in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

YAP also includes a seven-week summer program with intensive rehearsals and specialized workshops culminating in a fully-supported and professionally-staffed production on the Tarkington stage.  Training will focus on developing the skills needed to succeed in the world of musical theatre including character development, vocal coaching and advanced dance technique.


Tap & Jazz with Tina Mollis
October 8th, 2017| 2:00-5:00 PM| Cost: $20 for 1/2 class; $35 for full class| Smith Rehearsal Hall @ Civic 


90 Minutes of Tap!


90 Minutes of Jazz!

You may enroll in either one 90 minute portion (either JAZZ or TAP) at full price for $20 or enroll in the full 3 hours at the discounted price of $35.

Tina caters to all levels so all are welcome! Tap shoes not required but please bring them if you have them. If not a hard, soled dress shoe that makes a little noise is acceptable. Tina challenges more advanced dancers and breaks down steps for the beginner. Don’t miss a great afternoon of Dance!!





Acting in Commercials with Ellen Kingston
October 22, 2017 | 3:00-5:30 PM | Cost:$40 | Smith Rehearsal Hall @ Civic


Every actor wants to do commercials.  They know that it’s good experience and great money.  And FUN!  This is your chance to train with one of the best acting coaches around, Ellen Kingston with Ideal Talent.  With over 40 years of experience as an actor, voiceover artist, producer, director, casting director and performance coach, Ellen knows the ins and outs of commercial acting.

You’ll learn her script technique, how to quickly pull out the writer’s intentions and bring commercial scripts to life.  You’ll perform both on-camera and voice over spots, as well as learning what happens on a shoot and in a recording session.  Don’t miss your chance to jump into the commercial talent pool!