Acting! Singing! Dance! Crafts! Make-up! Costumes! And a live performance on stage highlight this fun and exciting theatre workshop for kids 4 to 6. “She LOVES the class! Thank you for being so much fun and professional!” raves workshop mom L. Forkin. This internationally acclaimed Santa Monica Playhouse program offers a one-of-a-kind workshop where Early Stagers experience the joy of creativity and self-expression, working with professional actors who have dedicated their lives to sharing the magic of live theatre. “Our daughter and son really did love every minute – they had a productive, interactive and hugely enjoyable few weeks” says mom N. Gestetner. Youngsters sing songs, play theatre games, bring favorite fairytales to life, and perform on stage with members of the “big kids” workshops. Emphasis is on sharing, caring, and having a fun time. Kids learn to improve their communication and team-building skills, overcome shyness and build self-esteem as they make new friends, practice focusing their energy and expand their imagination. The weekly Early Stages workshop also provides children with the confidence needed to excel in upcoming school programs and activities. A great way to introduce the arts at an early age. The innovative Santa Monica Playhouse theatre-for-youth programs, now in their 43rd year, have been developed from work done with more 50,000 students locally, nationally and internationally. “One of the best in the country!” Daily Variety.