Theatre Education


Lakeshore Players Theatre arts education programs include a range of classes and workshops for adults, after-school classes for K-5, in-school residencies where Lakeshore Players Theatre brings the theatre right into the schools, plus fun summer programs.


Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing useful life skills. Lakeshore Players is thrilled to offer classes and workshops for all people, all ages, and all abilities. 




Thanks to donations from Lakeshore Players supporters and foundations, limited financial assistance is available in the form of partial scholarships. To apply, download and complete a scholarship request form, and we will do our utmost to honor your request.

Apply online or download our printable form.



Important Notes

  • Pre-registration is required for every program.

  • Capacity is limited and classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • A class may be cancelled due to low enrollment.

  • If a class is cancelled, your registration fee will be returned.

  • Payment must be received for registration to be confirmed.

  • Registration will be confirmed by email.

  • Sorry, we cannot pro-rate, refund, or issue credit for missed classes.

  • We know plans change! If you have to cancel, we can only issue a credit if you let us know at least a week before the class start date.

  • Students must wear clothes and shoes that allow for movement.


Contact Molly Weibel, Education Director at 651-478-7432 or

spring 2019




Why do you think what happens in a theater is called a “play”?  Spend your week off from school playing theater and improvisation games – jump around and make funny noises, use your playground voice inside, make up stories and play-pretend!  At the end of the last class period the participants will show off their favorite games and stories for family and friends, who will be invited to play with them.

Day and Time: MONDAY to FRIDAY from 1:00-3:00 pm (one week of class)

Dates:  March 11th, March 12th, March 13th, March 14th, March 15th

Sharing Showcase: March 15th at 2:30 pm

Educator: Rudd Rayfield

Price: $125/student




Princess Lenore has fallen afoul of a Dark Wizard and been transformed into a dragon!  Since the princess has vanished, and a dragon has appeared, the King and Queen assume the dragon has eaten her.  A Brave Knight is summoned to slay the beast, and Princess Lenore must face him.  Can she convince everyone that she is really the princess under a spell?  Will she ever get her true form back?  To find out, join us in this original play, written especially for this program.  Participants will help decide what roles they play, and everyone gets a speaking part.  It will be rehearsed, and performed for family and friends during the last class period. Perfect for beginning and experienced actors alike!

Day & Time: TUESDAYS from 4:00-5:15 pm

Dates: March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd

Showcase Performance: April 23rd at 4:45 pm

Educator: Rudd Rayfield

Cost: $90/student






Lakeshore Players Theatre is thrilled to offer a new program for students interested in pursuing their passion for theatre and honing their craft.


Emerging Voices is a workshop and performance series that pairs Twin Cities Professional Theatre Artists with a performance by Lakeshore Players Theatre for a night of incredible theatre education and conversation. Secure your spot today to ensure you won’t miss this incredible opportunity!


Each ticket to an Emerging Voices workshop night includes a workshop with a Twin Cities’ Theatre Professional, dinner hosted at LPT, a ticket to the current LPT performance, and a talk back with the cast and crew after the show.

Cost: $25-$35 per workshop


SFX: Tissues please

STEEL MAGNOLIAS || March 23, 2019

Workshop with Paran Kashani

Learning the ropes to mastering special effects (SFX) makeup is an easy road once the basic techniques are covered. In our workshop, “SFX: Tissues Please,” we will focus on fundamentals that can be adapted to creating realistic old age makeup, bruises, wounds, and scars.

Additional $10 material charge for this class. 

Price: $35/student


Mary Poppins || MAY 11, 2019

Workshop with Anna Esposito


Tap has been synonymous with Broadway for almost as long as The Great White Way has been in existence. Even if you don’t know how to tap, join us in learning some tap basics which will give you the confidence to feel secure in your dance call. Already know how to tap? Join us anyhow, and learn how to really show off your skills in the audition room or on stage, and help you stand out and be noticed! 

Price: $25/student


Paran Kashani

Paran Kashani is a local theatre artist and delighted to be a part of Lake Shore Players this season with her workshop on SFX makeup! Recent credits include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, and She Loves me through Artistry theatre, and apprenticeship at the Playwright Center. 


Anna Esposito is a performer, choreographer, and educator in the Twin Cities. She has trained, taught and performed all over the world from Spain, Poland,the U.K., and across the United States. She most recently was on faculty at Omaha Rhythm Weekend sharing the stage and classroom with some of the best Tap masters in the world. In the Twin Cities she has worked with Stages Theatre Company, Youth Performance Company, Children’s Theatre Company, Lyric Arts, and many more. Her choreography has also been seen on national stages and even television for Rochester Motors.  She currently dances with Keane Sense of Rhythm and teaches for Escalate Dance and Theatre Studio and Eleve Performing Arts Center. 




“yes, and?” LPT’S IMPROV CLUB

Join funny person and Twin Cities actor, Katie Rowles-Perich and become a member of the first LPT improv club! We will meet once a week on Mondays from 4:00-5:30 and go through the 8 week process of creating a true "improv team!" Then, show off all your new found skills to friend and family in an evening improv show on the last day of class! Open to students 6th through 8th grade.

Tuition includes 8 weeks of improv instruction, an LPT Improv T-shirt, and dinner on the last day of class! 

Days and Times: MONDAYS from 4:00-5:30 pm

Dates: March 4th - April 22nd

Tuition: $150/student

Showcase Performance: April 22nd at 6:00 pm


Teaching Artist, Katie Rowles-Perich

Hailing from the neighboring city of Shoreview, Katie Rowles-Perich is thrilled to begin her journey with Lakeshore Players Theatre. She is a recent graduate of the University of MN, Morris where she studied Theatre Arts and Elementary Education. Growing up with a comedian for a mother, Katie has always been surrounded by humor.  She was fortunate to lead her college improv club while being a member of two troupes during her time in Morris. Improv is the perfect way to exercise communication skills while having a blast and creating lasting friendships. 




syp jr.


The Summer Youth Players Jr. are back for another summer of exciting theatre opportunities for actors entering 2nd grade through exiting 7th grade. Join us for our show this year, Dear Edwina, Jr! a fun, fast-paced musical centering around the gift of giving good advice, and knowing when to take your own.

Camp Dates: Monday through Friday, June 10th through 28th

Performances: June 28th-30th

Cost for Students: $395

Times: 9:00-12:00 (Morning Session) or 1:00-4:00 (Afternoon Session)




Whether participants choose to register for the optional writing workshops that will create the text of the play, attend the no-additional-cost tech sessions to build, sew, light, and paint the show in the afternoons, or join us just for rehearsal and performance, everyone will have the opportunity to share their talents on the Lakeshore stage. This year’s show will be a student-created show based on The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Camp Dates: Monday through Friday, July 8th through 26th

Performances: July 26th-28th.

Cost: $450/per student

Time: 9:00-12:00 (Performance Camp) 12:30-3:30 (Optional Technical Theatre Shop Hours).

Writing Workshop Dates: April 30, May 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24

Day and Time: 4:30-6:30 pm, Mondays and Fridays

Cost: $150/student without the performance component || $120/student with the performance component




Lakeshore Players Theatre is thrilled to be offering a brand new summer intensive for students who are passionate about advancing their career as a musical theatre performer. SYP+ is an audition-based, two week musical theatre intensive program that will take experienced musical theatre performers and bring their work to a whole new level.

Camp Dates: Monday through Friday, July 8th through 19th

Performances: July 19th-21st

Cost: $425/per student

Time: 1:00-7:00 pm

improv-aganza! with the brave new workshop


The Brave New Workshop and Lakeshore Players Theatre has teamed up to offer an exciting improv-aganza class with the longest running comedy theatre in Minnesota! Since 1958, The Brave New Workshop has been creating comedy, satire, and improv shows that garners local and national press! And now they’re here - in White Bear Lake, ready to teach you in the ins, outs, ups, and downs and improvisation ensuring lots of laughs along the way!

SESSION 1 Camp Dates: June 10-15

SESSION 2 Camp Dates: June 17-21

Cost: $260/student per session

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm