IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to a public emergency related to COVID-19, many of our scheduled programs and events have been affected.  Please note that effective March 13, 2020, all student theater programs have been suspended.

AHM Youth and Family Services is excited to announce that we have partnered up with Playhouse Theatre Academy, to offer fun and exploratory pre-professional theatre programs!

From workshops in Musical Theatre to themed sessions of Creative Drama, Playhouse Theatre Academy offers something for everyone.  As an emerging artist, or as a student wanting to explore your creativity in a new way, Playhouse Theatre Academy is your home for quality theatre instruction.

Please take a look below at some of our exciting new programs!

Creative Kids Grades K-2
Young Actors Grades 3-6
Teen Musical Grades 7-12
Summer Youth Theater Grades 6-12
Creative Kids Grades K-2
  • Session:  February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
  • Time:  4:15 – 5:15 PM
  • Cost:  $130/student (minimum of 6 participants needed)
  • Register for this program

Welcome to the world of theatre!  Children grades K-2 will explore their creativity through imaginative play and ensemble games.  Exercises and games will focus on acting, storytelling, puppetry, music and movement.

Young Actors Grades 3-6
  • Session:  February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
  • Time:  4:15 – 5:15 PM
  • Cost:  $130/student (minimum of 6 participants needed)
  • Register for this program

This class is for students grades 3-6 who are interested in improving their acting and performance technique and love being on stage!  Working with scenes and monologues as well as improvisation and group vocal exercises, students will build confidence in front of an audience and as an ensemble.

Teen Musical Grades 7-12
  • Session:  February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
  • Time:  5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Cost:  $185/student (minimum of 10 participants needed)
  • Register for this program

A choreographer/music director will teach this class for students grades 7-12 who love to act, sing and dance!  The emphasis of the program is on developing strong performance skills.  As part of that goal, each student will be featured in a final performance as a singer, actor, and dancer.  Join us for a full group number from a well known Broadway musical including solo pop-outs, scene work from the show and choreography.

Summer Youth Theater Grades 6-12

The AHM Summer Youth Theater was formed in 1983 and is AHM’s longest running program. Participants from Andover, Hebron, Marlborough and Columbia, in grades 6-12, audition in May. Anyone who wishes to be on stage receives a part; whether a lead, supporting role, walk-on, or a chorus part.  The cast rehearses from the end of the school year for four nights each week.  the program is designed to promote positive youth development as well as to provide a summer alternative activity.  Summer Youth Theater also gives students techniques and skills related to interpersonal communication, community building, conflict resolution and of course, singing, dancing and acting.

Auditions

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Student Fees and Registration

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Rehearsals

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Show Dates and Tickets

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Meet Our Youth Theater Teachers

Thomas Beebe              

AHM is excited to introduce Thomas Beebe, one of the teachers for our new theater program! Thomas Beebe is an actor, director, and teaching artist who has worked with many professional companies across Connecticut. Thomas has held various positions in educational theatre with companies including Hartford Stage and Hartford Children’s Theatre. Some recent projects include productions of Charlotte’s Web and Robin Hood and classes in Improv, Broadway Dance, Acting, and Playwriting. As an actor, Thomas has appeared in over 50 productions at theaters such as Playhouse on Park, Hartford Stage, The Bushnell, and Peak Performances with favorites being Max Bialystock in the hit musical The Producers and William Barfee in Spelling Bee. Thomas holds BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University.

Sierra Kane

AHM is excited to introduce Sierra Kane, one of the teachers for our new theater program! Sierra is grateful to be a teaching artist for Playhouse on Park. She comes to Connecticut by way of Southern California where she received her B.A. in Communications at California State University, Fullerton. At Fullerton, she received an opportunity to co-teach a college-level public speaking course. There she realized she had a passion for teaching. With years of acting and comedy improv experience, she soon started teaching a weekly comedy improv course open to the public. Due to the success of the class, it ran for two years, until she moved away. Sierra has also been fortunate enough to have worked as a counselor at an Easter Seals Camp, a camp for youth with disabilities. In May she will graduate with her MFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut.

Thank You to Our 2019 Summer Youth Theater Sponsors!

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Colleen Keenan Memorial Fund (CKMF)
Established by family and friends to honor this kind, loving and wonderful daughter, mother, sister and friend; this fund helps support the AHM Summer Youth Theater and in the future additional performing arts activities for young people.

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