Pearl Academy of Performing Arts


Pearl Academy of Performing Arts

Study after study reveals that students who study in the performing arts tend to be more creative, develop a stronger sense of self-esteem, and excel academically.  Skills acquired in theater and performance arts develop the habit of creative problem-solving, the ability to work well with others, and a confidence in all areas of life.


Pearl Academy of the Performing Arts (PAPA) Policies:

  • All tuition must be paid in full before class starts. All classes must have a minimum number of students to make. Class sizes are limited.
  • Students are expected/encouraged to attend all rehearsals and classes. Absences will affect casting.
  • All students are required to attend all performances as listed.
  • Required class attire consists of black jazz pants to the ankles, a plain black shirt or a Pearl Academy Shirt, gym shoes or jazz dance shoes, and socks. Hair must be secured and out of the face.  Students in flip-flops or open toed shoes will not be allowed to participate. This is a mandatory dress code that must be followed.
  • Students should be dropped off and picked up on time.
  • A $50 deposit is required to hold the student's place in the class or workshop. This deposit is applied toward's tuition non-refundable.
  • Once a class or workshop has begun, we cannot provide refunds.
  • Parents are expected to help with some aspect of production in a workshop. There are no set hours or tasks. An interest sheet will be provided.
  • Students should bring a bottle of water to class.
  • *We reserve the right to update or change these policies at any time, without prior notification.

Acting Classes for All Ages now Registering

The Pearl Academy of Performing Arts presents acting classes for all ages and experience levels.

  • Adult Acting Workshop, "Acting, An Art & A Technique" February 18- March 25. READ MORE
  • Teen Scene Study for Ages 12-17, January 27 - March 3 READ MORE
  • Acting and Musical Theatre for Children Ages 7-14, January 22 - March 5 READ MORE

Adult Acting Classes

Teen Acting Classes

Children's Acting Classes

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Summer Camps 2018

Summer Camp 2018

10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
by Don Zolidis

It's the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! After two weeks of learning about producing a play from the audition phase to opening/closing nights and then to strike, participants will complete this camp with true knowledge of what it's like to be a part of a full production from beginning to end. It will be a time to remember! This is a Production Camp with a weekend of shows following the camp.
Camp director: Curtis Barber.

Camp Dates and Hours:

  • Monday- Friday 9 am to 5pm, July 9 - 20, 2018

Performances (Tickets $10):

  • Friday, July 20 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 21 at 3 PM and  7:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 22 at 3PM

Buy Your Tickets Online

See the show for FREE as an usher or concessions volunteer! CLICK HERE
The Theater is COLD, please bring a sweater.

Stagecraft 101

Stagecraft 101

What is it?

Stagecraft 101 is an educational initiative by the Guild designed to teach our volunteers and the community about the fundamentals of working behind the scenes. Many people are interested in helping out in the theater, but do not want to be on stage. They don’t realize that there are many other areas where they can help. A series of classes offered this summer about the art (and science) of working backstage, cover the following disciplines:

  • Fundamentals of Directing
  • Stage Management
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design
  • Light/Sound Board Operation
  • Set Design
  • Set Construction
  • Costuming & Makeup

Read more: Stagecraft 101

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