Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Announces Acting Classes Classes for Students Grades 1-12 Begin January 19, 2019

HERSHEY, Pa., December 6, 2018 – Hershey Area Playhouse Theatre Academy Classes Begin January 19, 2019.

Once again, this year Hershey Area Playhouse offers acting classes to grades 1 – 12 beginning in mid-September and running through November. Reserve a spot at:

Students in our winter session will be focused on building these performance skills with age-appropriate activities and games designed to offer skill building in an atmosphere of encouragement and fun. 

The eight-week sessions start on January 19th, and run every Saturday through the winter, ending on Saturday March 9th with an open house in each class. All classes are held at the Playhouse on the campus of Country Meadows of Hershey. Grades K-3 meet each week from 9:00 -10:30, Grades 4-6 meet 10:30 –noon and Grades 7-12 meet from 1-3 PM for eight weeks.

This year Grades K-3 will focus on heightened use of body, mind, and voice to tell a story for the stage, Grades 4-6 will engage in an active exploration of theme or idea through the elements of stagecraft, working on devising original pieces using space, light, sound, rhythm, movement, and tension, and Grades 7-12 will continue to focus on living truthfully in an imaginary world by learning to dig deep into the text for clues to the character’s reality.

Acting classes for youth, like dance classes, are repeatable skill building designed to build on each individual student’s skills in a recursive circular learning pattern that aligns with the way in which we all learn best. Most importantly, acting classes are fun ways to teach important life lessons and give children a safe place to imagine and grow. Students begin with us in grade one and stay through high school- learning poise, confidence and communication skills while enjoying time with friends.  

The Playhouse is proud to be one of the few area schools committed to instruction based on national standards for excellence in Theatre education. That means your student will experience classes designed around age-appropriate learning goals and taught by highly trained instructors. Each class is staffed by two experienced instructors with assistance from a teen acting intern who has come up through our program; we are proud of our reputation and the high quality of our offerings.

For more information or to register for classes please go to the Hershey Area Playhouse website at Or you may also go directly to the registration site at

For more information contact playhouse board member Cory Wilkerson at [email protected].


Hershey Area Playhouse ( is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing residents of the community with an opportunity to participate in the creation and production of a theatrical experience. Since its inception in 1999, Hershey Area Playhouse has staged dozens of productions at numerous venues around the Hershey area. In April 2007, the Playhouse opened its new permanent home, Hershey Area Playhouse at Country Meadows.