On Stage Classes at the TCA

Take center stage with these skill-intensive performance classes! Students will refine acting skills through the process of auditioning, rehearsing, and performing in a full-length musical. Each production is directed by profressional actors, directors, and choreographers straight off the Childsplay stage. If you're looking for a chance to shine in the spotlight and work on your acting technique, then this is the class for you! The first two weeks of rehearsals are on our main campus (CIW) and the last week is at the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA).

Students interested in design may join a stagecraft class and make the theatrical magic for the production.


Times: 9:30-3:30pm

Tuition Starts at: $399


Extended Care:

Childsplay offers extended care, before & after classes, for students in full-day classes. 

MORNING Extended Care: 7:30am - 9:30am: $30/wk.
AFTERNOON Extended Care: 3:30pm - 6:00pm: $40/wk 
BOTH SESSIONS of Extended Care: $60 per week



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Showstoppers: Musical Cabaret

5/26/2020 - 6/5/2020

A musical Theatre class, created and taught by Jon Gentry culminates in a cabaret performance. Choose vocal or dance concentration! (Ages 10-15)


Play Production: Paws

6/1/2020 - 6/19/2020

What does life like through the eyes of our pets? (Ages 8-14)


Stagecraft and Design: Paws

6/1/2020 - 6/19/2020

Design and create theatrical magic a "purr"fect play! (Ages 12-17).


Musical Theatre: Newsies

6/8/2020 - 6/26/2020

Stop the presses! This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what's right and seize the day. Performs at the TCA! (Ages 10-15)!


Play Production: Much Ado About Nothing

6/22/2020 - 7/17/2020

Much Ado About Nothing is a perpetual Shakespearean favorite; rich, uplifting and oh-so-funny. (Ages 12-17)


Stagecraft and Design: Much Ado About Nothing

6/22/2020 - 7/17/2020

Bring a favorite Shakespearean rom-com to life through designing, constructing and implementing technical theatre elements for the production. (Ages 12-17)


Musical Theatre: Shrek The Musical, Jr.

7/6/2020 - 7/24/2020

Shrek is back in this hilarious stage spectacle where beauty is in the eye of the ogre and all misfits are welcome! (Ages 8 - 12)