•Youth Educational Opportunities

The Education Program at TMP provides an enlightening experience in musical theater arts, including instruction in both performance and technical aspects, with an emphasis on teamwork and personal growth. The youth education program now serves ages 4 to 18. For more information, contact the Director of Education.


Tacoma Musical Playhouse is pleased to offer courses designed to help students aged 4-18 to reach new heights in their studies of Musical Theater. The Academy of Classes for Theater at TMP (ACT @ TMP) offers Saturday morning classes lead by local teaching artists and performing professionals who will challenge and inspire students while building a solid base of the skills necessary to succeed in Musical Theater. Each session will include 10 classes, and each term offers a variety of courses to choose from.

Winter session classes are held every Saturday from January 18 - March 22, 2014. Fort his session, we are offering seven different classes for students between the ages of 4-18.

Tuition for these classes is $160 for one session. Individuals registering for multiple classes, or with a friend or family member, will qualify for the Companion Discount:
   Two sessions (20 classes) = $290
   Three sessions (30 classes) = $375


9:00am - 10:15am

» Early Acting (ages 4-7)
» Beginning Musical Theater Dance (ages 8-12)
» Acting (ages 13-18)

10:20am - 11:35am

» Beginning Group Voice (ages 8-12)
» Musical Theater Dance (ages 13-18)

11:40am - 12:55pm

» Beginning Acting (ages 8-12)
» Group Voice (ages 13-17)

For more information about ACT@TMP classes, contact Steve Barnett, TMP Education Director via email or phone (253.565.6867)

Click here for the registration form.

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After-School Academy
Fall, Winter & Spring Sessions

The After-School Academy program offers students the opportunity to acquire basic skills including singing, dancing, acting, collaboration and teamwork throughout the school year in a performance-based setting. Classes this session will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after school. Performances are scheduled on the Saturday morning following the final day of the class.



Session 3: Lights...Camera...Action!
                   (early registration until January 17)

Quiet! Quiet on the set, everyone! Take your seats and prepare to be thrilled with songs and special appearances by some of Hollywood's biggest stars! From the popular Express Musical series, this musical revue features favorite songs from the hit movies SpongeBob SquarePants,Finding Nemo, The Polar Express, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Shrek.

January 27 - February 22, 2014 M-W-F 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Saturday, February 22 at 5pm


$175 if registered by January 17
$185 after January17
($75 deposit due at enrollment)

Click here for the registration form.


Session 4: Dig It!

 Travel back in time and join inquisitive archeologists Taki and Tut, and their fossil friend, Lucy, as they explore the wonders of ancient civilization. From the farm laborers of early Mesopotamia, Egyptian mummies who "rap" to a chorus of ancient Greeks, and Romulus and Remus who dream of building a great city, you and your students will love discovering the archeological mysteries of the past.

March 3 - March 29, 2014 M-W-F 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Saturday, March 29 at 10am


$175 if registered by February 21
$185 after February 21
($75 deposit due at enrollment)

Click here for the registration form.




Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!tain Hook!

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me." 

Session 1: Disney's Peter Pan Jr.
                   (early registration until March 13) -- Open to grades 1-12

March 31 - April 4, 2014 from 9am to 4pm daily.

Friday, April 4 at 7pm
Saturday, April 5 at 2pm

$325 if registered by March 13
$350 after Marc(additional siblings $275)

Click here for the registration form.

Session 2:">Session 2:  (early registration until March 21) -- Open to grades 1-12

April 14 - April 18, 2014 from 9am to 4pm daily.

Friday, April 18 at 7pm
Saturday, April 19 at 2pm

$325 if registered by March 21
$350 after Marc(additional siblings $275)

Please Note: This year some school districts have their Spring Break from April 7 through April 11. If your child attends one of these districts, please contact Steve Barnett to be added to an interest list. If enough children are interested and available, we might offer a third session during this time. Email: steve@tmp.org

Click here for the registration form.

For more information about ACT@TMP classes, contact Steve Barnett, TMP Education Director via Director via email or phone (253.565.6867)

Summer Youth Musical Theater CampTMPical The  July 14 - August 10, 2014

This four-week musical theater experience offers a more in depth study of the musical theater production process and culminates with two performances of a fully-staged, Broadway-style musical. Information will be available soon, so check back regularly! k back regularly!

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Student Matinee

To increase accessibility for students, TMP offers a special mid-week matinee performance for school groups to attend a live musical theater production.

For more information about booking your school group for a mid-week matinee performance,
go to the Groups page.

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"Your School's A Stage!"
TMP educators bring musical theater training to your school!

Tacoma Musical Playhouse is pleased to announce another exciting educational program!
Your School's A Stage is a performing arts partnership between TMP, local schools and the community - providing onsite musical theater education and performance opportunities for students at their school. The traveling artistic staff of TMP comes to your school to teach and rehearse students. Your parent volunteers provide the behind-the-scenes support; and family, friends and community members attend the fully-staged student performances at the end of the session at your school.

Your School's A Stage meets daily for two hours at your school immediately after school for four weeks. Two public performances are held at the school at the end of the fourth week.

Contact the Director of Education for more information, scheduling or to book Your School's A Stage at your location.

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