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Essex Youth Theater







14 Alvin Place, Upper Montclair NJ 07043

Schoolkids (5-7 yrs)
Tweens (8-12 yrs)
Teens (13-18 yrs)

Essex Youth Theater Performing Arts Program Lets Every Child Shine

IN-PERSON, ON-STAGE! A Full 10-Week Semester!

Essex Youth Theater provides a fun and exciting theater experience. This unique after-school program lets every child shine. You’ve seen acting programs that crowd a large group of kids on stage. Some children may get speaking roles, some may not. Some are featured, others are left in the background. Essex Youth Theater is different. Essex Youth Theater is a specialized program that uses custom-written scripts. Every child gets an equal role in the play, including a solo song in four musical choices! Each class also incorporates acting exercises, theater games and improvisations that help students express their creativity and develop dramatic skills.

Class size is small, with each child receiving lots of individual attention in a fun, friendly environment that nurtures self-esteem, fosters imagination and builds confidence. Self-confidence is our primary emphasis so every child can blossom. Finally, students experience that indescribable feeling of accomplishment through the joy of performing.

The teachers are professional directors specially trained in children’s theater. Skilled artists, they bring many years of experience, as well as a love and understanding of young actors, to every class.

Classes and performances are held at The Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place in Montclair, (right by The Acme on Valley Road). The big, beautiful Playhouse stage gives the students a performance to remember!

JOIN US THIS FALL FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND THEATER EXPERIENCE!  Two class times!  Two days offered per musical!  Plus, Creative Dramatics! Class size is small, with lots of individual attention in a fun, friendly atmosphere that nurtures self-esteem, fosters creativity and builds confidence.  Plus improvisation, theater games and more! And students experience that indescribable feeling of accomplishment through the joy of performing. All for ages 6-13!  Taught by Artistic Director Janet Sales.

3 Semesters:  2 Class Times. Two Days offered per musical.

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Winter/Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Theater Day Camp: July-August

Summer Theater Day Camp

Classes are offered for students ages 6-13 and takes place Monday through Friday from 9am-2:30pm. Throughout the 6 plus weeks of summer camp at Essex Youth Theater, students can choose from 2 week musical sessions or 1 week musical & plays sessions. Every child is a Star!

Visit us at Essex Youth Theater for additional information on all our classes as well as summer camp.



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