The Sharon Playhouse Children’s and YouthTheatre program, designed for students from ages 5 to 18, will identify, strengthen and enhance each student’s performance skills, self-esteem and self-expression. Students receive training in dance and choreography, improvisation, acting, staging and vocal work while preparing to perform before a live audience on the Playhouse stage. Each of the sessions culminates in a fully staged production.
Students will attend rehearsals Monday-Friday from 9:30PM — 3:30PM with performances Saturdays and or Sundays.
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Productions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once enrollment is full for any given production, students will be added to a wait list and notified at the first available opening.
Michael Kevin Baldwin (A Midsummer Night's Dream and Frozen Jr.Director )
Michael Kevin Baldwin is the Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director of The Sharon Playhouse. He has performed in dozens of productions on the Playhouse stage, most recently as Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast. Other favorite acting credits include playing Tony Whitcomb in Shear Madnessat The Kennedy Center and The Notary in The Barber of Sevilleat The Metropolitan Opera. Michael has taught at The Brearley School, Hunter College High School, Skidmore College, Ghost Light Theater Camp, TADA NYC, SOAR, and The Falls Village Children's Theater. Michael has conducted masterclasses and delivered speeches all over the country, most notably serving as a keynote speaker for The Educational Theatre Association's "Theater in our Schools" initiative. Michael received a Bachelor's Degree in Theater and Sociology from Skidmore College and a Master's Degree in Education from The City College of New York.
Michelle Lemon (Frozen Jr. Choreographer)
Michelle has performed at the Sharon Playhouse in Anything Goes, Crazy for You, Joseph..Dreamcoat, and From Sharon to Spoon River and is now thrilled to be a Teaching Artist at the Playhouse! Michelle was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin and received her BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. During her time in the Twin Cities, Michelle performed professionally with Minnesota based tap dance, jazz dance, and theatre companies. Michelle also taught and choreographed at local performing arts high schools and dance studios. In January 2017, Michelle moved to NYC to participate in Broadway Dance Center's Professional Semester Program. Since then, Michelle has booked regional theatre work across the country, performing in musicals at Arizona Broadway Theatre, Surflight Theatre, Resident Theatre Company, The Palace Theatre (WI), and Bucks County CPA. Michelle is also a registered Yoga Instructor.
Sean Moton (Director/Choreographer Seussical Kids)
Sean Moton is currently the theatre teacher at Marion P. Thomas Charter School for the Culinary and Performing Arts in Newark NJ. Sean has also taught theatre at West Side High School in Newark and at Success Academy in New York City. He is originally from Augusta Ga, where he first began working in school and community theatre. Sean has toured the country in TheatreWorks USA's production of "Julie B Jones". Some of his favorite roles include Peter in "Jesus Christ Superstar", Paul in "Kiss Me Kate", Pvt. Smalls in "A Soldier's Play"and the voice of Audrey ll in " Little Shop of Horrors". He received his B.A. at Augusta University and he is a graduate of The American Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in NYC. Sean is incredibly excited for this opportunity to be working with The Sharon Playhouse.
Sarah Cuoco (Director/Choreographer Sharon Playhouse Stars)
Sarah has been a dance teacher and choreographer for the past 16 years, with a focus on Ballet and Jazz. Growing up the “ballet teacher’s daughter”, Sarah has spent her whole life observing and learning this art. Her training began with Gail Gerber of Les Grands Ballets Des Canadiens, and the Nutmeg School of Ballet. Sarah has taught at The Ballet School (Lakeville, CT), The Studio (Amenia, NY), and was a sub for Lara Luzim at PMT (New York, NY). While living in New York City, Sarah continued her training at Broadway Dance Center and PMT. Sarah is a certified bodyART instructor and holds a teacher certificate from the National Dance Institute founded by Jacques D’Amboise.
If you have any questions, contact our Director of Education, Michael Kevin Baldwin, at firstname.lastname@example.org