Teen Classes

Training and Networking for the Next Generation of Theatre Artists

For teens who want to develop as an artist with personal mentorship from the area's highest-caliber theatre professionals. Whether you are an experienced performer and ready to tackle more challenging roles, or a dabbler wishing to explore your creativity in a welcoming collaborative environment, we have a place for you on our stage!

Teen Audition Prep Class

Sundays 6-8:30pm | August 14, 2022 - February 19, 2023  
Sarah Gay and Hannah Arguelles | $1400 total cost; payment plans spreads out cost over 7 months | 9th-12th grade

A 7-month program for talented teenagers who envision a future on stage, beyond the high school level. Is your dream to be accepted into a college theatre program? Or to be hired professionally? This course gives you training and tools so you can successfully navigate the audition process, and nail that break-through audition!

Each student receives:

  • Hand selected audition materials for college and professional auditions.
  • College prescreen and audition taping.
  • 1 professionally edited headshot (add-on options available).
  • Weekly audition preparation and skill instruction.
  • Professional guidance for the college audition process.
  • Individual pre-semester meeting (student and parent/guardian) to assess audition materials and set student goals.
  • Bi-weekly one-on-one coaching in area of students’ choice (voice, acting, or dance).
  • A showcase in December to share the work.
  • Gain the confidence to fully let your artistic expression shine and be seen!

Your instructors, Sarah and Hannah, blend their talents as professional performers, keen directors, and experienced educators to support you through the audition process from start to finish. This course is designed to sync up with college audition and callback season to provide support just when you need it. We are proud of our students! Last year’s college acceptances included TCU, SMU, OSU, Columbia College, and Boston Conservatory. If you’re not preparing for college auditions right now, you can take this course to be super well prepared when the moment comes for your own big audition!

THIS CLASS IS FULL Email education [at] stagewest.org to be added to the waitlist. 

$1400 | Payment plan available: $400 deposit plus 13 payments of $71.42, paid every two weeks. Final payment of $71.54.

Stage West Youth Troupe

Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm | September 14, 2022 - December 14, 2023 
Rob Bosquez​ | $430 for 12 weeks | 8th-12th grade

For teens seeking an artistic home to explore creativity onstage, while forging lifelong friendships offstage. Under the leadership of beloved master teaching artist Rob Bosquez, students will collectively create an original production, from visionary start to performance on the professional stage! This Troupe is open to those with stage experience, total newcomers, and everyone in between. Just bring some collaborative spirit, an eagerness to learn and grow, and your own creative intuition! The director will meet each member's unique background and talents with personally catered exercises, responsibilities and support.

No class on 10/12 and 11/23

Musical Theatre Masters

Mondays 6-7:30pm | September 12, 2022 - December 12, 2023
Sarah Gay and Hannah Arguelles | $480 for 12 weeks | 9th-12th grade

For the more mature student who wants to up their skillset and loves being onstage, this class is a perfect fit! We will act, sing, and dance our way through the semester, focusing on teenage characters from the musical theatre cannon. Students will receive weekly instruction in musical theatre movement (no previous dance experience required), vocal technique, and acting. The semester will culminate in a showcase performance December 11th in the Russell Theatre.

No class on 10/10 and 11/21

Email education [at] stagewest.org with any questions!


Important Policy Info

  • Any client who misreprents info about the student being registered waives their right to a refund.
  • Before registering a student outside the program's age range, email education [at] stagewest.org to place a request.
  • Price includes a non-refundable $20 processing fee. 
  • Full refund (less the $20 processing fee) available up to 48 hours before the first class. 
  • Pro-rated refund (less the $20 processing fee) available until after class session 2. No refunds after class session 2.