2ND-5TH GRADE COMMUNITY PROGRAM

when kids train to put on a show, they are learning life skills:

Empathy, Teamwork, Patience, Listening, Focus, Hard Work, Awareness, Confidence, Discipline, Personal Responsibility, Body Control, Problem Solving... the list goes on!


Please check out our FAQs page for information on Absences, Casting, Costumes, Tickets, and more!

Frozen is full, but we still have room in our Friday production classes for next school year

PARENTS please note: Our production classes are a huge commitment! Please be aware the purpose of this class is putting on a show for which we can be proud. All kids 2nd - 5th grade will be asked to work hard to memorize lines, songs, and dances for the performance (sometimes outside of class as homework). We believe theater is a discipline to be respected and learned. This is not simply an after school child care class. Please talk with your children about this commitment and know that attendance is extremely important.

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“A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!” -MTI

“Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!” - MTI


Who: Our Community Program is open to ALL 2nd - 5th graders in the Portland area.

What: A 60-minute production of a Broadway production explored, rehearsed, and then performed. Kids will learn what it takes to put on a professional show through fun theater and vocal games, as well as being cast in the show. No formal auditions are held ahead of the start date. Any kid who joins the club, joins the cast! 

When: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm (see below for 3pm Abernethy Elementary walking group)
Tuesdays: September 3, 2019 - June 4, 2020 (36 classes)

  • We will follow the PPS calendar. If there is no school there is no class. We can not offer refunds for snow days.

  • Performance Dates: Saturday May 2nd (with a tech rehearsal after school Friday May 1st )

  • Once our show is over we continue with classes through to the end of the school year for child care purposes, but also for expanding our theater knowledge and experience. Classes are loose and fun with games, improv, outdoor play and in class performances.

Where: St. David of Wales Parish Hall, 2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland 97214

Cost: $720 (payment plan available)
      +$50 for Abernethy Elementary walking group (see more info below)

Who: Our Community Program is open to ALL 2nd - 5th graders in the Portland area.

What: A 60-minute production of a Broadway production explored, rehearsed, and then performed. Kids will learn what it takes to put on a professional show through fun theater and vocal games, as well as being cast in the show. No formal auditions are held ahead of the start date. Any kid who joins the club, joins the cast! 

When: Fridays 3:30pm-5:30pm (see below for 3pm Abernethy Elementary walking group)
Fridays: August 30, 2019 - May 29, 2020 (34 classes)

  • We will follow the PPS calendar. If there is no school there is no class. We can not offer refunds for snow days.

  • Performance Dates: Saturday April 25 (tech rehearsal Friday April 24)

  • Once our show is over we continue with classes through to the end of the school year for child care purposes, but also for expanding our theater knowledge and experience. Classes are loose and fun with games, improv, outdoor play and in class performances.

Where: St. David of Wales Parish Hall, 2800 SE Harrison Street, Portland 97214

Cost: $680 (payment plan available)
      +$50 for Abernethy Elementary walking group (see more info below)


*A 3-payment plan option is available at check out for a $25 fee. Pay $225 at registration (+ $50 walking fee if added) and then auto-payments for the remaining amount on August 28, 2019 and January 6, 2020.

  • A 15% sibling discount is available (full price for first child and 15% off additional children)

  • We offer refunds minus a $65 administrative fee up to August 27th. After that we can offer a pro-rated refund amount of $14 per class taken and the $65 fee until October 4 (Fridays cast) and October 15 (Tuesday cast). NO refunds after October 4th or October 15th when our shows are both cast. We can accept students up to October 4th or 15th at a prorated price (minus $14 per missed class). Any kids entering class after our Tuesday, September 24 class will only be considered for chorus roles.

  • We are not able to offer full scholarships for our programs. A limited number of partial scholarships are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact us for details.

  • No refunds after October 4 (Fridays) or October 15 (Tuesdays).

Abernethy Walking Group: The walking group from Abernethy Elementary will ONLY be possible in 2019/2020 with the help of volunteer parents. Please help! 
If you volunteer for at least 3 walking days in the school year, you get the walk fee waived (if you plan to use this option please choose the payment plan option and contact Caroline so she can adjust your account).
You can also get $10 off class for each additional walk.
If you want to be a permanent parent walker, you can save 50% off the total cost of the class. We need one per class. Tuesday class is already taken.
We anticipate having a large group of walkers, so we need at least 2 parents per walk.
If you can't volunteer at all, the fee is $50 for your child to participate in the walk for the entire year. The $50 fee covers my one staff member + the additional half hour of care before class starts.
While our staff member and volunteer parents will always make your child's safety their #1 priority during the walk, Portland Drama Club and volunteer parents will not be held responsible should an accident happen. If your child can not handle him or herself in a responsible and safe manner, your child will be removed from the walking group. Please dress your child appropriately on days when rain is in the forecast (a change of shoes is helpful) and pack a snack! Thank you! We can't wait for next year.