Calliope Pre-Teen Youth Theatre Workshops

Spring 2023

Calliope Productions is accepting registrations for its 32nd annual Spring Pre-Teen Youth Theatre Workshop, which will be conducted at Calliope's Theatre at 150 Main Street in Boylston, MA.

This program is designed for students ages 9 - 12, and will meet on Saturdays at 9:00 - 11:00 am, from Saturday, February 4, until March 25. It will end with two performances of The Claw, a one-act musical play, on Saturday, April 1, at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Student age requirements are a) at least 9 years old on 2/4/2023, and b) younger than age 13 on 4/1/2023.

During the course of this workshop, students will concentrate on performance-related skills such as diction, voice-projection, singing, stage movement, choreography, and characterization, and they will learn about technical and practical aspects of presenting plays as they work towards staging a production.

The workshop will be taught by Megan Burke, with musical direction by Devynn Boudreau. The tuition fee is $175 per student, with space filled on a first-come basis.

Registration Process

Registration for each Spring Pre-Teen Workshop opens on January 3. Workshop registration is closed when the waitlist has 10 candidates.

Registration requires

  • Submit the online Registration Request Form
  • printing and signing the Workshop Registration Request, and sending it in with
  • a non-refundable $50 deposit within 2 weeks of the online sign-up. The balance is due on February 4.
  • When the online Registration Request form has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with the details you provided. Please sign and send in either

    • a printout of the Registration Request form web page (with fields filled in), or
    • a printout of your confirmation email.

    Workshop registration requests are not accepted or finalized until the signed form and deposit have been received by us. Registration requests received after the available places have been filled will be put on a waiting list (and the deposit will be returned if the student is not placed).

    Calliope Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 581
    Boylston, MA 01505

    Calliope Medical Medical and Photo Release Form (PDF format): print, fill out and sign

    Workshop Details

    • Starts Saturday, February 4, 2023
    • Meets Saturdays, 9 - 11 am, for 9 weeks
    • No morning session on Saturday, April 1
    • Workshop Presentations: Saturday, April 1, at 2 pm and 4 pm
    • Show: The Claw, a one-act children's musical
    • Director: Megan Burke
    • Music Director: Devynn Boudreau
    • Workshop Cost: $175 (includes all material, tuition and registration fees)
    • Workshop tuition balance due: February 4.
    Important: Please check the workshop and presentation dates carefully, as attendance is essential for all dates.

    Planned absences must be noted in the Workshop Registration Request form.


    The Claw

    When an out-of-order claw game suddenly turns back on, most of the toys are ecstatic - except for Dot, a stuffed cow, who is desperate to hold onto her home and her best friend, Aiden. Dot manages to conquer her fear of the unknown with some help from the Flair Bears, the Mighty Mutant Power Turtles, the Beanie Elders, and the all-knowing Mystical 8-Ball. This wonderful 45-minute-long children’s musical about friendship and growing up has received rave reviews from parents and children alike.