Duration: Each course lasts two weeks, excluding weekends
Daily Hours: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Age Group: 6 to 16 years old
Tuition: $675 per student*

For each course, students will be divided into similar age groups as they learn new skills and perfect those already acquired. The ultimate goal is for all the participants to come together at the end of the course to perform a dynamic one-hour live stage production on the last day of the course for family and friends to enjoy!

*A 10% discount is available for siblings within the same course
and for children who enroll in more than one course. To access this special pricing, please call the office at 508-385-3838.

All Theatre School participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19.


August 1-12

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney Film Written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Originally Produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Seize the Day with Disney’s rousing musical that has thrilled and inspired young people for generations!

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right.

Disney’s Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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August 15-24

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney Film
Music Adapted and Arranged by David Weinstein

From classic literature to the Academy Award-winning film and Broadway musical, Ariel’s undersea journey is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is set in a magical underwater kingdom, where the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

A journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., is a beautiful love story for the ages.

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Brian Bassett
'Education Director'

Brian is excited to join The Cape Playhouse’s Summer Theatre School! A native of Leominster, he returns to Massachusetts after living in Richmond, Virginia, where he spent his days teaching creative writing at Northstar Academy, his nights directing the Kesem Inclusive Theatre Project for the Weinstein Jewish Community Center, and the time between completing an M.F.A. In Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to these activities, he nerded out as the dramaturge for Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Fall 2018 production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, where he drew upon his experience teaching dramatic literature at Beacon High School, a therapeutic special education school in Watertown, Massachusetts.


What time does the program start? When does it end?
The class begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Where on the campus does the summer school meet?
Class meets in The Nickerson Building, diagonally across from The Cape Cinema.

When will the performance take place?
The performance will take place at 2:30 on the final day of the session.

What should I pack for my child?
A bagged lunch, a snack for the late afternoon, and a writing utensil.

Does my child need sunscreen?
We recommend sunscreen. We usually go outside for short stretches of time around the campus.

Whom should I contact if I have additional questions?
Please contact Brian Bassett, Education Director. His email is:

“My kids can’t stop talking about it!

What an exceptional experience for my daughters. The classes were truly amazing.

I highly recommend youth theater at The Playhouse.”

The Cape Playhouse Education Program is made possible by generous support by Community Sponsors. Contact us to get involved.

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