Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Multi-Week Class, Full Day

Age 12-17

June 22th - July 17th
(no class June 29 - July 3)

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Campus for Imagination and Wonder, 900 S. Mitchell Dr., Tempe 85281

Price: $650 (Early Bird $618 before March 1st)

Directed by Debra K. Stevens and Kate Haas

Take center stage with this skill-intensive performance class! Students will refine acting skills through the process of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in a full-length play. Professional actors, directors, and choreographers straight off Childsplay's stages will direct Much Ado About Nothing. The first two weeks of rehearsals are on our main campus and the last week students rehearse at the Tempe Center for the Arts with final performances at 11 am and 2 pm on Friday, July 17th.

(This class does not meet from June 29 - July 3rd)

About the play:

Beatrice and Benedict wield words as weapons and armor, but this banter hides an affection for one another. Another pair of young lovers, Hero and Claudio, conspire to get these verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well. Much Ado About Nothing is a perpetual Shakespearean favorite; rich, uplifting, and oh-so-funny.


Note about Extended Care:

All extended care takes place at Childsplay's Campus for Imagination and Wonder in Tempe. During the final week of this class, when rehearsals occur at the Tempe Center for the Arts, young people enrolled in extended care will be transported between the theater and campus by Childsplay staff in company vehicles. Caregivers must sign a vehicle release for students enrolled in an onstage class and extended care.


If you have a question, please contact Childsplay Academy Manager at