Here at Brigham's Playhouse we believe strongly in the power of the arts to change lives and uplift others. Getting involved in the ards can have a positive impact in shaping who you become. We offer classes for all age groups and in all kinds of performing arts including: Singing, Acting, Musical Theatre, Creative Musical Dramatics, Show Choir, Acting Troupe, etc.

We would love to have you be a part of our family and assist in our mission to help others "Feel the Difference" by using your talents to change lives! For any questions or to speak more about our Theatre Academy, call 435.251.8000!


Theatre Academy - Fall 2019

September 16 - December 21

(No Classes on the following Dates: October 17-18 Fall Break; November 28-29 Thanksgiving Break)
Showcase will be December 16

All classes are subject to cancellation if enrollment does not reach 6 students.

Please click on the course header below to register

Ages 3-6 - Creative Musical Dramatics

Monday 4:00 - 4:45 pm

This class provides opportunities for children to develop creativity and expression skills through playful activities and research based games. Sensory exploration, emotional awareness, goal setting, problem solving, and characterization will all be explored. The child will learn how to utilize the mind, voice, face, and body to increase their communication and awareness skills. Students will need to provide their own props and costumes from materials found at home.

Ages 7-9 - Youth Performing Arts

Tuesday 5:00 - 5:55 pm

This class will be an experience that combines all of the elements of performing arts including, singing, dancing, acting & musical theatre. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity have be introduced to each part of the performing arts and get hands on experience with each one. This will be a great opportunity for students to use their creativity and unlock their talents as they explore each performing art form with games and interactive experiences.

Ages 10-12 - Pre-Teen Musical: Reality

Monday & Tuesday 4:00 - 4:55 pm

Musical theatre acting combines the art of acting with the art of singing in a unique technique all of its own. Using the techniques of subtext, sense memory, emotional recall, and activation of objectives to heighten truthful performances of songs will be the content of this class.

Ages 10-12 - Pre-Teen Musical: Heightening

Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 - 4:55 pm

The class will explore how the mind, voice, face, and body can be used to energize, focus, structure, and stylize a musical theatre performance. This will be accomplished through carefully crafted theatre games, discussion, and workshops of solos, and duets.

Ages 10-18 - Youth Acting

Thursday & Friday 5:00 - 5:55 pm

This class will present acting techniques that will lead to openness, confidence, self-discovery, imagination, sensory awareness, creative expression, emotional believability, dramatic action (establishing objectives & overcoming obstacles), character development and improvisation. Theatre games, monologues, and scenes will be used in class to teach these life changing skills and attributes.

Ages 10-18 - Youth Singing

Friday 4:00 - 4:55 pm

The group voice lessons will teach relaxation, alignment, breath, support, resonance, placement, style, articulation, and diction. Songs will be selected by the students and may include pop, country, musical theatre, or classical material. The class will be taught in a safe emotional environment for beginners through experienced singers.

Ages 12-18 - Youth Acting Troupe

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 4:00 - 4:55 pm

This is a performing group that will present plays or improvisations in several performances throughout the term. Students will be part of excellent productions that will entertain audiences, but the process of preparing these shows will teach amazing life skills. Please be aware that addition costume fees (not to exceed $50) may be applied to the students in this class.

Requirements: Must also be enrolled in either Youth Acting or a Musical Theatre class.

Ages 12-18 - Youth Show Choir

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00 - 5:55 pm

This is a performing group that will present musical theatre pieces and song & dance numbers in several concerts throughout the term. While high quality, entertaining performances will be the result, developing self-esteem, teaching performance skills, and having fun is the purpose. Please be aware that addition costume fees (not to exceed $50) may be applied to the students in this class.

Requirements: Must also be enrolled in either Youth Singing, or a Musical Theatre class.

Ages 13-18 - Teen Musical Theatre: Reality

Monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 6:55 pm

Musical theatre acting combines the art of acting with the art of singing in a unique technique all of its own. Using the techniques of subtext, sense memory, emotional recall, and activation of objectives to heighten truthful performances of songs will be the content of this class.

Ages 13-18 Teen Musical Theatre: Heightening

Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 - 5:55 pm

The class will explore how the mind, voice, face, and body can be used to energize, focus, structure, and stylize a musical theatre performance. This will be accomplished through carefully crafted theatre games, discussion, and workshops of solos, and duets.

Ages 13-18: Teen Musical Theatre: Externalization

Wednesday & Friday 6:00 - 6:55 pm

This class isolates each of the performance modes (voice, face, and body), untangles them, and then strengthen’s each with techniques and skills. The results of this class lead to amazing performing power.

Adults/Seniors - Directing: Rehearsal Methods

Monday & Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm (September 16 - October 19)

This is the first part in a series of five special 5-week-long workshop (10 one-hour sessions per workshop) that teach every aspect of the art and craft of directing. The five workshops (Rehearsal Methods, Concept & Preparation, Staging Techniques, Working with Actors, Musicals) in the series may be taken in any order. For this session, we will be focusing on rehearsal methods. These directing workshops will be taught by theatre professor Jamie Young and will provide enrollees with personal coaching by him. These workshops are for participants 18 years of age and older. $150 per workshop.

This workshop will give directors the ability to evaluate each rehearsal situation and determine which of six universal rehearsal methods should be used in that situation. Information and practice of each rehearsal method will be included. Topics included: Factors of Directing (Time, Cast Size, Experience Level, Complexity), and Rehearsal Methods (Instruction, Discussion, Coaching, Critique, Experimentation, Problem Solving).

Adults/Seniors - Adult Musical Theatre: Heightening

Monday & Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm (October 21 - November 23)

The class will explore how the mind, voice, face, and body can be used to energize, focus, structure, and stylize a musical theatre performance. This will be accomplished through carefully crafted theatre games, discussion, and workshops of solos, and duets.

Homeschool Ages 7-9 : Daytime Youth Performing Arts

Monday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

This class will be an experience that combines all of the elements of performing arts including, singing, dancing, acting & musical theatre. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity have be introduced to each part of the performing arts and get hands on experience with each one. This will be a great opportunity for students to use their creativity and unlock their talents as they explore each performing art form with games and interactive experiences.

Homeschool Ages 10-18 : Daytime Youth Acting/Musical Theatre

Monday 1:00 - 1:55 pm

This class will present acting and musical theatre techniques that will lead to openness, confidence, self-discovery, imagination, sensory awareness, creative expression, emotional believability, dramatic action (establishing objectives & overcoming obstacles), character development and improvisation. Theatre games, monologues, and songs will be used in class to teach these life changing skills and attributes.