Acting for Young People
Performance in the Spring
Classes held Saturday mornings:  11am to 12noon
Ages 5-9
Registration: January 14, 2017
14 Weeks for $120

This course is designed for first timers, aged 5 – 9. The goal of the course is to acclimate young actors to performing in front of an audience. To accomplish this, we study the art of the hand puppet.  The Playhouse boasts over 100 different hand puppets and an eight person puppet stage. Primarily, we work at stretching the young actor’s ability to focus over an extended period of time. Pantomime plays a significant part in this. We also stress creative dramatics, poetry, and vocal technique.  All of it coming under the heading of FUN. The class meets for 14 Saturdays for a modest fee of $120. The class always culminates with a live performance given for our Seniors in the Rebeca Sosa Theater. We can accommodate children younger than five, but they must be accompanied by a parent during class.

Acting for the Stage
Performances May 12-21, 2017
Saturday/Sunday Afternoons: 1pm – 3pm
All ages
Registration: January 14, 2017
14 Weeks for $120

This course is the main stage acting class that mounts the Pelican Playhouse productions. It is the hallmark of the Pelican Playhouse that we present our family oriented productions using both adults and children on stage together. Very often, parents and their children appear together in the same production.  We have always believed that real growth in acting only occurs during a live performance. We start with the basics, work on vocal technique, stage presence, and improvisation.  Once the actors are settled in, a production is selected that would best suit the company.  The play is cast and the remainder of the weeks are spent in rehearsal.

The class culminates with six performances over two weekends in the Rebeca Sosa Theater. Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm.  The class meets for 14 Saturdays or Sundays (depending on actor availability) for a modest fee of $120.


Our playhouse is unique in that we hold classes instead of auditions for our productions and summer recital. We are a teaching theater and invite everyone to participate, no matter their background in acting. On rare occasions we will select a play and “cast” accordingly, but the majority of our productions are performed from our Acting for the Stage Class.