The Academy

The Academy

Love to perform? Porch Light's Academy programs offer students an amazing opportunity to build skills in acting, voice and dance in preparation for a fully-staged musical performed on our stage. Our unique method of integrating performing arts training through rehearsals maximizes skill building for all students involved in the production. Enrollment is limited to encourage focused attention on each student's growth, so don't wait to register - programs fill up quickly. All registered students are cast in the production.


Our 2021/22 season is now open for enrollment and includes 3 performance programs for our Academy (Grades 6-12), Academy Jr (Grades 3-5) and new Academy Mini (Grades K-2) groups. Space will be limited in each program so we encourage you to register early!


Academy

Programs now enrolling:

The Academy


Open to Grades 6-12
Meets Wednesday & Friday
5:30pm - 7:15pm

Designed for middle and high school students, our Academy program offers students the opportunity to improve performance skills while working on exciting contemporary projects. Working closely with arts educators, students receive training in acting, singing and movement/dance in preparation for their final performance. Previous Academy productions have included Something Rotten, Urinetown, 9 to 5, Heathers, Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, Drowsy Chaperone, The Wedding Singer and more.
Each season will include a fall, winter, spring & summer production!


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Academy

Programs now enrolling:

Academy Jr Spring 2022
FULL
Academy Jr Spring 2022 (Session II)
FULL

Academy Junior


Open to Grades 3-5
Meets Wednesday & Friday
3:30pm - 5:15pm (Group I)
5:30PM - 7:15PM (Group II)

Designed for our elementary-age students, the Academy Junior program provides focused acting, singing and movement/dance training for students that love to be on stage. Our methods focus on enhancing skills through the rehearsal process, teaching students the fundamentals and growing skills with theatre workshop curriculum. Past shows have included Descendants Jr, Matilda Jr, Moana Jr, Frozen Jr, The Lion King Jr, Alice in Wonderland Jr and more.
Our 2021/22 season will feature productions of High School Musical Jr, James & the Giant Peach Jr & Little Mermaid Jr! We recommend a 3-show membership to get the most out of your Academy Jr experience!


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Academy

Programs now enrolling:

Academy Mini


Open to Grades K-2
Meets Tuesdays
3:30pm - 5:00pm

A new program for our youngest stage stars, the Academy Mini program will guide our K-2 students through the rehearsal process with our fun, engaging theatre workshops. Students will perform a final show at the end of each session.
Our 2021/22 season will feature performances of High School Musical Jr, James & the Giant Peach Jr & Little Mermaid Jr! We recommend a 3-show membership to get the most out of your Academy Mini experience!


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