Classes & Camps

CTA provides a wide range of theatre arts education, including:

  • Audition workshops, including the basics of how to audition and how to get noticed by the production team.
  • Workshops with multiple sessions in fall, winter, and spring semesters, held weekly over an eight-to 12-week period focusing on the development of the total performer and ending with a performance for family, friends, and the general public.
  • Special masterclasses are presented periodically with highly regarded professionals in different areas of the theatre arts.
  • “Behind the Scenes” training is presented to all production participants and walks them through all the aspects of the physical theatre.

These programs give each participant the opportunity to learn the basics of theatre, expand their imagination, develop voice, dance and performance techniques, and much more. All training, workshops and camps are aimed to specific age and skill groups.

CTA is committed to making theatre education available to all, regardless of income status. If tuition poses a financial hardship, scholarships and payment plans are available. For a payment plan or scholarship information, contact CTA’s Executive Director April Forrer at aprilforrer@childrenstheatreofannapolis.org. Queries will be kept confidential.

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Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS—Monday Classes

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Musical Theatre Production Workshop Pet owners Roger and Anita live happily in London with their dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue […]

Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS—Wednesday Classes

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Musical Theatre Production Workshop Pet owners Roger and Anita live happily in London with their dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue […]

Whose Laugh Is It Anyway? Improv Comedy Workshop

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

They say laughter is the best medicine, and this workshop will provide tons of it. Students will build confidence playing improv games, learning about comedy acting skills and timing, working on group acting scenes and so much more! This workshop concludes with a free showcase performance for families and friends on CTA's main stage! This class is taught in the […]

Gran’s Guide to Stop an Ogre (Also Works for Witches and Bullies)—Tuesday Classes

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Theatre Production Workshop Zach and Lilly arrive home from school upset about the troubles from their day—Zach’s friend is getting pushed around, Lilly is being left out by the “mean girls” who rule the school, and both of them are worried about being called tattle-tales. Granny tells them a seemingly unrelated whimsical, magical story... but it might just help them […]

Gran’s Guide to Stop an Ogre (Also Works for Witches and Bullies)—Thursday/Homeschool Classes

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Theatre Production Workshop Zach and Lilly arrive home from school upset about the troubles from their day—Zach’s friend is getting pushed around, Lilly is being left out by the “mean girls” who rule the school, and both of them are worried about being called tattle-tales. Granny tells them a seemingly unrelated whimsical, magical story... but it might just help them […]

Wee Kids Cabaret—Session One

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Presented with Tiffany Shannon Productions In this week-long summer camp, your little performer will meet others with similar interests and build social skills through singing, dancing and acting out their favorite stories. They'll gain insight on character development and movement skills. This camp concludes with a free performance on the main stage for family and friends on the final day […]

Teen Kids Cabaret

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions Students will have a blast in this week-long summer camp as they sing and dance to styles ranging from classic musical theatre to funky hip-hop. They'll build confidence playing improv games, working on group acting scenes and so much more! There is a free performance on the main stage for family and friends on the […]

The Grunch—Production Summer Camp

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone—he’ll steal the sets, costumes and lights the night before it opens. But […]

Kids Cabaret—Session One

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Presented with Tiffany Shannon Productions This week-long summer camp focuses on singing, dancing and acting! Students will have a fun time as they sing, dance, play improv games, work on group acting scenes and so much more! There is a free performance on the main stage for family and friends on the final day of each camp session. NOTE: Students may […]

Kids Cabaret—Session Two

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Presented with Tiffany Shannon Productions This week-long summer camp focuses on singing, dancing and acting! Students will have a fun time as they sing, dance, play improv games, work on group acting scenes and so much more! There is a free performance on the main stage for family and friends on the final day of each camp session. NOTE: Students may […]

Wee Kids Cabaret—Session Two

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

Presented with Tiffany Shannon Productions In this week-long summer camp, your little performer will meet others with similar interests and build social skills through singing, dancing and acting out their favorite stories. They'll gain insight on character development and movement skills. This camp concludes with a free performance on the main stage for family and friends on the final day […]

Nickelodeon’s Spongebob the Musical: Youth Edition—Production Summer Camp

Children's Theatre of Annapolis 1661 Bay Head Rd, Annapolis, MD

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! The […]

The Fine Print

Registration is required for all workshops. An Annual Registration Fee must be paid annually for students to participate in theatre arts education sessions. The Annual Registration Fee is $20 for one or more students per family and is valid from July 1 until June 30 annually.

Students are required to wear comfortable clothes and sneakers or closed toe shoes (no Crocs, sandals, flip-flops or skirts without pants/leggings worn under the skirt.) Students are not allowed to bring cell phones, toys, games or other electronic devices. A telephone is available for emergency use.

​All workshops are located at CTA’s theater complex in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis, MD 21409. For more information, email CTA at info@childrenstehatreofannapolos.org or call 410-757-2281.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Minimum of 3 weeks prior to camp: Full refund minus annual registration fee
  • 2 weeks prior to camp: Refund minus $95 ($75 administrative fee + $20 annual registration fee)
  • First day of camp or later: No refund

​Check-In/Out Policy: Please know that the purpose of all this is for your student’s safety and well-being. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our program run smoothly!

  1. Students, including teens, must be checked in and out by a responsible adult. Please sign your student into their class and say hi to the teacher or supervising adult. This will help us to know who you are!
  2. If you will be more than 5 minutes late picking up your student, please call the Instructor or our office at 410-757-2281 to let us know.
  3. Please notify the teacher if another adult has your permission to pick up your student that day. Parents must understand that once their student is signed out, they are no longer the responsibility of Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.

Teaching Artists

Our team is composed of highly qualified teaching artists and dedicated educators who are passionate about working with children in the performing arts. If you’re interested in teaching at CTA, please contact Education Director Jason Kimmell at education@childrenstheatreofannapolis.org.

Atticus Cooper Boidy

Atticus Cooper Boidy is a local director and teaching artist who has produced a multitude of productions throughout Maryland. Under the tutelage of Angie Germanos, he began his directing career during his high school years. Teaching credits include: Indian Creek Upper School summer camps (2018), Stageworkz, Theater in the Park, CTA. Directing credits include: Severna Park Elementary School, 2nd Star Productions, Silhouette Stages, Colonial Players(Neil Simon’s Rumors), Severna Park High School (Cinderella Enchanted Edition), CTA(Madagascar JR & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR). Outside of directing, Atticus has worked in multiple theaters for lighting design, stage management, set design, and scenic artistry.

Brandon Glass

Brandon is an energetic, lively, and ambitious dancer and stunt performer from the DMV area. While working within the industry and artistic field for a number of years, Brandon has been a teaching artist for 12 years both in the DMV and multiple states. He has shared his love for evolving young and adult artists at places such as Arena Stage, Red Branch Theatre, Enhance Arts Project, Attack Dance Convention, and Millennium Dance, SLC. His love for educating and mentoring is driven by a hope to have every student he teaches realize that they have something to offer. Not only to the world of artistry, but the world in general. Art is expressive, but also encouraging, and provides a sense of belonging, and that is one of the driving pillars in his classes & workshops! Brandon has performed with Odyssey Dance Theatre, singer Jodeci Milhouse, and recently toured with Marvel Universe Live among many other performing opportunities.

Trevor Greenfield

Trevor Greenfield is a 2011 graduate of Slippery Rock University (Pennsylvania) and holds a K-12 Music Education degree with a concentration in Voice. He currently teaches K-4th grade General Music at Frank Hebron-Harman and Solley Elementary School for AACPS. He has been singing, performing in plays and musicals, and also playing trumpet for over 17 years. He has been teaching in a public school setting for four years and has directed show choirs, plays, musicals, marching band, private vocal and instrumental lessons, and K-12th grade vocal ensembles. His interests outside of teaching include reading and watching movies and sports. Trevor also served as Music Director for our production of Seussical (2016)

Heather Harris

Heather discovered her love of theatre at age 6 on the CTA stage in Snow White Goes West. 25 years later, she is honored to be sharing her passion and experiences with another generation of performers. Heather has performed extensively throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia and even for a time at the Disneyland Resort in California. Heather studied musical theatre, voice, and dance at Carnegie Mellon University, AACC, and Suitland High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. She created and runs the musical theatre program for the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks where she also teaches dance.

Marie Harrison

Marie Harrison holds her BM in Collaborative Piano and is pursuing a dual MM in Harp Performance and Conducting. She actively works in the Mid Atlantic region as an orchestral and solo harpist, an accompanist and coach, and private teacher. Her pianistic accomplishments include subbing and accompanying for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, co-music directing and acting as the staff pianist for the Arena Stage Academy’s Musical Theater Training Company, attending the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) as a collaborative pianist working with vocalists specializing in German lieder in Graz, Austria, and holding the position of Music Director at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Lothian, where she leads and conducts the choir. As she maintains a career as a collaborative pianist, she equally works as a harpist, having acted as principal for both The Catholic University of America and the Annapolis Chorale, subbed for the Capital City Symphony Orchestra, and worked with the Maryland Lyric Opera. She coaches and accompanies for various studios between the middle school and collegiate levels, performs on degree recitals both as a harpist and a pianist, supports young composers, and is kickstarting a career in writing, having made her stage debut with Bel Cantanti Opera Company.

Emily L. Sergo

Taking a hiatus from a degree in Vocal Performance, Emily has been performing professionally all over Maryland for the past 7 years. Emily started off playing several instruments and was involved in a variety of instrumental ensembles. She later discovered her passion for singing, participating in audition-only State level choirs and festivals throughout grade school. Emily became involved with CTA while in high school, which propelled her to audition for professional and community theatre companies, such as Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Winters Lane Productions, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, and Colonial Players of Annapolis, to name a few. Emily also teaches voice, accompanies, music directs, and occasionally choreographs around the area.

Tiffany Shannon

Tiffany Shannon has been studying dance & theatre for over 30 years. She has performed professionally in MD & VA by the age of 10. She has trained at Towson University, The Studio Theatre in DC, AACC, Palomar College and CA University in San Marcos. She has performed on many stages and has been teaching voice, drama & dance for the past 15 years.

Gerrad Alex Taylor

Gerrad Alex Taylor is a DC/MD/VA based actor, director, and voice and speech coach. He received his BA in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and his MFA in Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently works at several regional theaters throughout the country, continually showcasing various spectrums of theatre as much as he can. He spends the majority of his time directing and teaching with The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis as well as acting with The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company where he is member of their resident acting company.

Tuition Assistance

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis began more than 60 years ago as a way to introduce and develop the love of theatre for all children. CTA is committed to making theatre education available to all, regardless of income status.

If tuition for workshops and camps or production fees for main stage shows pose a financial hardship, scholarships and payment plans are available. For a payment plan or scholarship information, please reach out to executive producer April Forrer at aprilforrer@childrenstheatreofannapolis.org. Queries will be kept confidential.

James & the Giant Peach (2017)