SCCT Academy

Shelby County Community Theatre is committed to providing access to the arts for everyone, which includes art education. Please join us for a class. For more information, email the theatre at .

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Youth Acting Classes – Spring Break Mini-Musicals
April 3-7
Ages 7-10 – 9:00 a.m.-noon
Ages 11-15 – 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Showcase Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
$150 per student

During this week-long camp, led by Emily Kees, students will experience the entire process of preparing and performing an entire 30-minute musical!  More experienced students may be able to perform several roles, while beginning actors will focus on one or two roles they can really dive into.  We will learn and develop our basic theatre skillset and work to improve. With a balance of fun drama games and substantial character work, every student, regardless of where they are in their theatre journey, will be able to grow their skills and confidence!

Students aged 7-10 will be performing What Goes Around, Comes Around, an original fairytale written by children, for children.   This show has many fantastical roles and focuses on of imagination, expression, and the importance of being kind. Students aged 11-15 will be performing a production entitled The One-Stop Happiness Shop.  This show features a mad scientist who runs a store selling happiness, but the characters soon discover there is no shortcut to happiness.

Spaces are limited, register your budding young actor soon!


Adult Acting Class
Wednesdays, March 29-May 3 or Thursdays, March 30-May 4
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Showcase Friday, May 5
$140 per student

Join Dr. Jack Wann for a class on acting featuring modern and contemporary works of authors such as O’Neill, Williams, Miller, Inge, etc.. The course will challenge actors aged 16 and up of all levels of experience. Each student will be given monologues to learn and perform at the showcase at the end of the session. Individual work with Dr. Wann is included. Space is limited.


Improvisation Class
May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 
Tammy Bailey, Instructor
$150 per student

This 6-week, family-friendly class will meet on Wednesdays, May 10-June 14. Students of all ages will make connections between the tools we already use in our day-to-day life and our stage work. Through the improv tenets of (1) support the conversation, (2) be in the moment, and (3) no mistakes, only opportunities, the class will equip the students to make connections between themselves and the audience, whether that audience is sitting in seats or sharing the stage. Students will play games that help enlarge their stage, collaborate, and recognize the body language of any character.


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