Children’s Theatre

Classes (Mondays)

4:45-5:45: Musical Theatre (Ages 7-up)
Singing, Choreography & Acting Exercises

5:30-6:30: Acting (Ages 8-up)
Theatre Games, Acting Exercises, Improvisation & Movement

6:15-7:15: Advanced Acting Workshop (Ages 10-up)
Character Work, Scene Work, Monologues & Movement
*Class begins October 3rd
*Students must audition and have taken 2 months of Acting

For more information please email CSDS or Paulette (

Theatre Showcase

Students have the opportunity to participate in a Fall and Spring Showcase. This fun (and informal) presentation allows you see what fun things we’ve been up to in classes! It also allows students to experience the excitement and success of performing for friends and family. Anyone curious about classes is encouraged to attend as well. Showcases are 30-40min. long and are held in a studio room.

Spring Showcase to June 12 at 5:30

Class Attire

  • Students should wear appropriate clothing that is easy to move in.
  • Dancers have specific shoes (not worn outside) that protect their feet and preserve the studio floors…. so should actors!

Theatre students must wear closed-toe shoes that securely stay on while we work and play. NO socks, bare feet or flip flops.  “Theatre” shoes need not be expensive. They can be shoes your child already owns… just no longer worn outside. Simply clean/wash and set aside for classes. Students should carry shoes into studio and remove after classes.

Instructor – Paulette Gilbert

Paulette has extensive professional theatre experience as an actor, costumer and teacher. She was an Associate Artist at The Foothill Theatre Company for 8 years and is currently a Costume Designer for the B St. Theatre in Sacramento. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education and a MA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University. She has worked with children as an actor and director with numerous professional theaters across the country, including a national tour with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. She teaches theatre for several area schools including Forest Charter, Grass Valley Charter and Twin Ridges Home Study. She is the primary theatre instructor for Center Stage and directs their annual Children’s Ensemble Theatre production.