Rise Musical Theatre

Rise Musical Theatre

Cabaret Musical Theatre Classes

RISE Cabaret was designed to take your artists’ gifts to the next level. In this 7 week workshop style course, students will develop their technical performance skills by studying musicals and musical songs selections from the contemporary cannon of musical theater.

Each class will feature equal parts training in acting, dance, and voice by RISE instructors who specialize in each of these disciplines.

We will conclude our class with a cabaret show featuring solos, duets, scenes, and dance numbers from some of our favorite musicals…Wicked, Legally Blonde, Lion King, Seussical, The Addams Family and much more.

RISE Cabaret Group

Class Day & Time


Class Link

Foundation: Ages 7-9

Saturdays @ 10am-12:30pm

October 21 - December 9

Foundation: Ages 7-9

Mondays @ 4pm-6:30pm

October 16 - December 9

Emerging: Ages 10-12

Tuesdays @ 4pm-7pm

October 17 - December 9

Christmas Carol Play


RISE Youth Theatre

This Fall 2023 performance class features advanced onstage and backstage training in acting concluding with fully produced performances of Ken & Jack Ludwig’s Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol.

*Please Note*

This is an audition-based performance class. Auditions will be held on Saturday October 7th at 1pm.

Students must attend the audition to enroll; the audition is the designated time for the RISE Theatre team to meet the students and make casting decisions.

    Audition Date Details:

    • Date: Saturday October 7th @ 1pm-4pm
    • Location: RISE at the Warehouse
    • Ages: 8-14
    • An email with instructions on how to best prepare for the audition will be sent upon enrollment

    Class Details:

    • Ages
      • 8-14
    • Play
      • Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol
    • Audition Date
      • Saturday October 7th @ 1pm-4pm*
        • Mandatory 30-minute parent & student meeting @ 3:30pm-4pm
    • Class Dates & Times
      • Thursday October 19th @ 4pm-7pm
      • Saturday October 21st @ 1pm-4pm
      • Thursday October 26th @ 4pm-7pm
      • Thursday November 2nd @ 4pm-7pm
      • Saturday November 4th @ 1pm-4pm
      • Thursday November 9th @ 4pm-7pm
      • Thursday November 16th @ 4pm-7pm
      • Thursday November 30th @ 4pm-7pm
      • Thursday December 7th @ 4pm-7pm
      • Thursday December 14th @ 4pm-7pm
    • Dress + Tech Rehearsal Dates
      • Friday December 15th @ 4pm-8pm
        • Please pack a hearty snack!
      • Saturday December 16th @ 10am-1pm
        • Class pizza party included!
    • Performance Dates & Times
      • Saturday December 16th @1:30pm-2:15pm
      • Saturday December 16th @ 6:30pm-7:15pm
      • Sunday December 17th @ 3pm-3:45pm
      • Monday December 18th @ 6pm-6:45pm
      • Tuesday December 19th @ 6pm-6:45pm
    • Tuition
      • $400
    • Production Fee (costumes, props, scripts, scenic elements)
      • $150

    Group Acting Classes

    We are proud to offer acting classes to help students improve their acting skills and technique!

    For our beginner students we have Introduction to Acting for ages 7-12 and for our intermediate to advanced students we have Acting I for ages 9-14.

    Our acting classes utilize games and high-energy activities to teach concepts that are integral to acting on the stage such as stagecraft, imagination & sensory work, voice work, body & spatial awareness, blocking & body positions, viewpoints & story structure, emotion work, character & play, movement, stage pictures, and improvisation.

    Private Acting Lessons

    For students looking to truly hone their acting skills, we provide one-on-one acting lessons with our Theatre Program Director, Shenyse Harris.

    Shenyse is a Houston, New York-based actress, acting coach, and producer. She holds a master’s degree in Acting from Brown University and has been working professionally in New York and Atlanta since 2018.

    Some of her credits include CBS Blue Bloods, Verizon, Dallas Theatre Center, Trinity Repertory, Virginia Stage Company.

    Private acting lessons allow students to further develop their technique and see much quicker improvement, especially when focusing on specific areas of their craft. Lessons are offered on a semester-basis and meet weekly.

    Jazz Technique Dance Class

    Our Jazz technique dance class is for musical theatre students ages 8 and older who would like to develop their Jazz dance skills and abilities.

    This is a semester-based class that does not perform in the Spring 2024 dance recital. The primary objective of the class is to improve the students’ Jazz technique with the ultimate goal of helping musical theatre students receive more well-rounded training.

    The class can accommodate students of all different skills and levels. Students from beginner to advanced are welcome!

    Imagine & Play Theatre Class

    Our Imagine & Play class helps students ages 4-6 years old develop receptive and expressive communication skills through imagination and play! In this fun and high energy class, students will explore curiosity, create crafts and express themselves through dramatic play, song and dance.

    Specific skills & techniques include:

    • Imagination exploration: Learn how to access your imagination through role playing and games.
    • Imitation and Recreation: Explore and recreate physical behavior, and movement
    • Sound imitation: Listen and reproduce sound to develop receptive communication skills.
    • Body awareness: Learn how to use the body in relation to other people in space.
    • Expressive Movement: Learn how to use your body to make shape, gestures, pictures and stories.
    • Dramatic Play: Learn how to use movement, physical gestures and facial expressions to create a story.

    Our Facilities

    We offer 3 spacious studios for our musical theatre students to learn and prepare for productions:

    • Studio A is 1,500 sq. ft.
    • Studio B is 1,200 sq. ft.
    • Studio C is 600 sq. ft.

    All of our studios feature high ceilings, mirrored walls, and in-wall speaker systems. Studios A & B are separated by a floor-to-ceiling acoustical floating partition that allows the studios to open up into one large performance space for in-house productions complete with theatre curtains and premier theatre lighting.

    Studio C is a smaller, fully-mirrored space ideal for our acting classes.

    Teaching Methodology

    RISE Musical Theatre follows age-appropriate curriculum for each class and only performs family-friendly productions.

    We offer introductory Musical Theatre classes for beginners that teach the foundations of Musical Theatre and beginner terminology. We also offer production classes that give students valuable experience performing on the stage.

    Additionally, RISE offers various levels of Acting classes from beginner-level to advanced for students looking to learn practical skills that can immediately improve their performance techniques.