Emerging Artists



A tuition-based Saturday workshop offering 3rd - 8th grade students the opportunity to work, rehearse and create together as a performance ensemble. Performers explore the many facets of theater – acting, music and dance – as they prepare for a musical performance to be staged on the Villagers Main Stage. Students study proper stage etiquette, technique, and the “works” of theater, as they develop a basic understanding of theater on stage. This workshop is directed by Theater Educators, and a talented support staff of theatrical artists. Over the course of the program, students gain an understanding of this creative art form and develop a strong sense of appreciation for all aspects of musical theater while rehearsing for the production. Sessions run twice a year in the Fall and Spring.


KidsVill is dedicated to presenting shows for young audiences, performed by adults and children, which introduce young children to the joys of live theatre from both an audience and performance perspective. This is an Audition based program for children and adults. There are 2 to 3 KidsVill Productions within a season.


This is a unique program encompassing a mentorship program for teens 13-19 within a live theatrical experience. Teens interested in performance are encouraged to audition for this Villagers’ summer production while encouraging those who have no desire to perform, are creative and enjoy working behind the scenes the opportunity to work side-by-side with our adult production staff. Positions on our Teen Production Crew can include assistants to the director, producer, musical director, stage manager, lighting and sound operators, props master, stage crew, etc.


Our summer program offers extensive training in theatre arts, with the emphasis on a professional attitude, preparing the young performer for the stage. Students ages 7-16, who have demonstrated a desire for the performing arts, will discover many aspects of theatre include acting, dance, voice and musical theatre through both instruction and experience. Each session will culminate in a performance on The Villagers Main Stage on the final Friday of the session at 10:00 AM + 1:00 PM, and the final Saturday at 12 NOON.

SESSION #1 - Mean Girls JR.
Monday, June 26th 2023 - Saturday, July 15th 2023

SESSION #2 - Shrek JR.
Monday, July 17th 2023 - Saturday, August 5th 2023



A fall program with full director-actor collaboration. Previous VTE productions included: FAME, Godspell, Les Miserables, Seussical the Musical, All Shook Up and Little Shop of Horrors. Teens will have the ability to collaborate in an ensemble piece that is guided by an adult staff member, and allows room for growth as actors, throughout the entire process.