Education

Playhouse's Triple Threat program continues to thrive

From high school and community stages to Broadway, directors are always looking for triple threat performers. What is a triple threat? It’s someone who can act, sing and dance, all equally well. And for 50 years, the Playhouse has been known for cultivating young performers and raising them to such a high level that they’re able to perform alongside seasoned professionals. Classes are about more than just performing: students will have fun, receive world-class instruction and learn lifetime lessons in discipline, confidence, and collaboration.

The Playhouse offers top-notch dance instruction in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop and modern styles for all ages. In addition to dance classes, the Playhouse Education Program also offers classes in voice, acting, clogging, stagecraft and musical theater.

What makes the Playhouse Performance Education classes stand out from the crowd? In addition to being the only facility that offers a well-rounded education in all aspects of theatrical performance, all of the Playhouse’s senior teachers are working professional performers. They continually strive to enhance their teaching skills with advanced classes and workshops. They continue to perform in Playhouse productions, as well as regional theater and dance companies across the country.

In addition, student teachers have trained for years and have performed with the Playhouse’s professional actors and directors extensively. Students also have the unique opportunity to participate in master classes presented by visiting teaching professionals.

Many students enjoy the opportunity to audition and perform in major Playhouse musicals, plays, and dance productions. The 2016 education year offers opportunities in several professional productions... and every student gets a chance to perform in our annual education performance in May.  For more information, call (931) 484-5000 and speak to Caitlin Schaub, Education Administrator (extension 105) or Weslie Webster, Education Director (extension 123).