Student Classes & Productions

Whether your child is an aspiring actor or just looking for a fun and creative opportunity, we can't wait to welcome them to our Young Company Acting Academy. We offer a diverse range of educational after-school classes and student productions that will allow your child to develop new skills, overcome challenges, and make new friends in a safe and encouraging production environment.
Our Acting Academy features:
  • A staff of professional teaching artists, eager to share their knowledge.
  • Goal-oriented curriculums that focuses on skill development, and celebrates their success.
  • Welcoming environments, which promote friendship, self-esteem, and self-growth.
  • End-of-session recitals and live performances for family, friends, and members of the public to attend.

Our Young Company Acting Academy is broken into two components: Ater-school classes and Student Productions. Keep reading to learn more.

After-School Classes

Whether you are a seasoned pro or newly exploring your theatre interests, our After-School Classes are the perfect place to stretch your creative skills. Our Afterschool Classes run in two 8-week sessions and feature a range of different classes for students ages 3-16 years old. 
Creative Drama and Movement

Through a combination of creative movement, storytelling, imaginative play, singing and dancing, 3 and 4 year olds will delight as they work with their teachers each week to bring new and beloved stories and songs to life by using their actors' tools of: imagination, body and voice! Families will be invited into our class on April 25th at 4:30 to join us as we showcase some of the skills and techniques we will have learned over the 8 weeks of class.

Ages: 3-4
Times: 4:00-5:00pm
Dates: Teusdays, February 28th - April 25th (No Class March 14th)
Session Length: 8 weeks
Tuition: $160
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Actors Lab I: Building our Characters

Perfect for new and seasoned performers alike, our Actor’s Lab I class will begin their journey as they learn the foundational skills of acting and performing. They will work alongside theatre artists to hone their actors' skills of imagination, bodily control, and vocal skills to create and become a variety of characters. Students will then apply these skills as they work together to devise, write, rehearse, and perform an original performance. While the primary focus of this class is skill and creative process based, the students will be working towards a short showcase for their families on April 25th at 5pm.

Ages: 5-7
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Dates: Tuesdays, February 28th - April 25th (No Class March 14th)
Session Length: 8 weeks
Tuition: $160
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Actor Lab II: Perform & Direct Scripted Scenes

Join us on stage and in the director’s chair in Actor’s Lab II. Students will begin with a series of workshops focused on Improvisation, Blocking, Performing in and Directing scenes. Our students will then utilize their new skills as they work alongside theatre artists through the process of selecting, staging, directing, performing and producing a showcase of scenes. Friends and family are invited to join us on April 27th at 5:30pm to watch as our students step into the roles of both actors and directors in their final showcase of scenes!

Ages: 8-10
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Dates: Thursdays,  March 2nd - April 27th (No Class March 16th)
Session Length: 8 weeks
Tuition: $160
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Actors Lab III: One Act Play

New and seasoned performers in Actors Lab III will work alongside theatre professionals to prepare for and perfect their audition technique. Actors will use these skills to audition for a one act play which will be staged for performance. During the staging process actors will hone other necessary skills needed for the stage such as memorization, blocking, character development and vocal projection.The one act play will be presented April 27th at 7pm. The final class on April 27th will include dinner as that class period will run from 4:30-until show time.

Ages: 10-14
TIme: 4:30-6:00pm
Dates: Thursdays, March 2nd - April 27th (No Class March 16th)
Final Performance: April 27th (Students come at 4:30 and will have dinner provided for the extended rehearsal time)
Session Length: 8 weeks
Tuition: $240
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Youth Improv Troupe

New and seasoned performers are invited to join our Youth Improv Troupe! Led by seasoned Improv instructors, students will dive into this comedic style of acting which is all about quick thinking, team work, and of course creating absurd situations and characters in seconds. This class will culminate with a live Improv night with performances from not only our troupe but other local Improv groups on April 28th at 7pm.

Ages: 11-16
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Dates: Fridays, March 3rd - April 28th (No Class March 17th)
Improv Show: April 28th at 7pm (Students come at 6pm like normal)
Session Length: 8 Weeks
Tuition $280 (This price includes dinner each week)
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Homeschool Production: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

New and seasoned performers will work alongside theatre professionals to stage and present the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre production of Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. During the staging process actors will hone necessary skills needed for the stage such as memorization, blocking, character development and vocal projection. Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland. will be presented for friends and family on May 5th at 7pm.

Ages: 8-13
TIme: 10:00am-12:00pm
Dates:Thursdys, March 23rd - May 4th
Final Performance: Friday, May 5th at 7pm (Actors called at 5pm)
Session Length: 7 weeks
Tuition: $240
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Student Productions

Come on stage with OCT! Young actors will love taking to the stage as they work alongside their directors, adult actors, and technical staff, working to bring productions of full-sized adventure to life. Through a diverse and exciting production season, Young Company offers countless opportunities for children and teens to experience the excitement of the theatre as they hone their craft, develop new skills, overcome challenges, and make new friends in a safe and encouraging production environment.
A Christmas Story

Ages 8-16 (Limited roles for younger cast members may be available)
Dates: Nov 5 - Dec 23

The Christmas classic follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.

Rehearsals This production includes Saturday morning rehearsals as well as full-day rehearsals during our Winter Break Camps.
10am - 1pm Saturday Rehearsals: Nov 5, 12, 19 & Dec 3, 10, 17
Winter Break Camps: Mon - Friday, Dec 19-23: 9am - 4pm
Performance Dates

December 22nd & 23rd, 7:00pm

Cast Size 13 - 16 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16. Limited roles for younger cast members may be available. May include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information New actors may be required to submit a video audition.
Sign Up Information Enroll online or call (405) 208-6200. Tuition $400. Financial aid may be available for eligible applicants.
Miss Nelson is Missing!

Ages: 8-16
Dates: Feb. 4th- Mar. 18th

Miss Nelson can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice. But when she disappears, her replacement is the hard-as-nails, detention loving, recess-canceling substitute teacher Viola Swamp! The kids suddenly realize how much they miss Miss Nelson and they’ll do anything, including hiring a private eye, to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back.

Rehearsals This production includes Saturday morning rehearsals as well as full-day rehearsals during our Spring Break Camps.
Saturday  Rehearsals: 10:00am-1:00pm Feb 4th, 11th, 18th,  25th, Mar. 4th &  11th
Spring Break Camp  Rehearsals:9am-4pm March 13-17th
Performance Dates

March 17th & 18th, 7:00pm

Cast Size 10 - 14 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16. Limited roles for younger cast members may be available. May include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information No Audition Required
Sign Up Information Enrollment Opens December 1st. For more information call (405) 208-6200. Tuition $400. Financial aid may be available for eligible applicants.
The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Ages: 8-16
Dates: June 2023.
Full dates release Jan 2023
Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's quintessential children's book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from "Chicken Little" to "The Gingerbread Man" gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.

Rehearsals June 2023. Full dates released Feb 1, 2023
Performance Dates June 2023. Full dates released Feb 1, 2023
Cast Size 15 - 30 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16. May include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information New actors will be required to attend and in person audition or submit a video audition.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens on Feb 15, 2022.
Twice Upon a Time

Ages: 8-16
Dates: June/July 2023. 
Full dates release Jan 2023

Rehearsals June 2023. Full dates released Feb 1, 2023
Performance Dates June 2023. Full dates released Feb 1, 2023
Cast Size 15 - 20 actors
Show Type Play (non-musical)
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16.
Audition Information Auditions are encouraged but not required
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens on Feb 15, 2022.
Shrek the Musical Jr

Ages: 8-16
Dates: July 2023. 
Full dates release Jan 2023
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way. With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.

Rehearsals June 2023. Full dates released Feb 1, 2023
Performance Dates June 2023. Full dates released Feb 1, 2023
Cast Size 15 - 30 actors
Show Type Musical
Suitable for Ages 8 – 16. May include adult actors in some principal roles.
Audition Information New actors will be required to attend and in person audition or submit a video audition.
Sign Up Information Enrollment opens on Feb 15, 2022.

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