“Some children seem ‘born to entertain’ while others simply love to sing, act and express their creativity; there is an important place for everyone in Plaza Theatrical's Performing Arts Academy, Inc!”

~ Kevin Harrington, Producer – Plaza Theatricals

Performing Arts Academy

FALL 2021

Class Registration is OPEN!

Frequently Asked Questions

Both! Depending on the time of year, we either hold classes or rehearse for full musicals! For the 2021-2022 year, the schedule is as follows: 

September-October: Classes

November-February: Musical 

  • Grades 3-5 Show Dates: January 28/29
  • Grades 6-8 Show Dates: January 29/30
  • Grades 9-12 Show Dates: February 5/6

February-April: Classes/Studio Series Musical for High School

  • Grades 9-12 Studio Series Dates: TBD

May-August: Musical 

  • Grades 3-5 Show Dates: July 27/28
  • Grades 6-8 Show Dates: July 27/28
  • Grades 9-12 Show Dates: August 3/4

While rehearsals and classes are held at our Lynbrook studio (34 Forest Ave., Lynbrook, NY), Performing Arts Academy tech rehearsals and performances are held at our beautiful venue at the Elmont Memorial Library Theatre!

Every child who is able to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule will be cast in the show.  We do NOT cut any child from the production. For the “audition” and “callback” process, we strive to make every child feel relaxed and comfortable.

Audition Process
The first “audition” is private.  Your child will sing for the director, stage manager, and musical director.  They can sing a song from a show they have already appeared in, they can sing a song they have learned in school, or they can sing a section of a song they choose provided they bring the sheet music for the musical director to play from (usually about 32 measures).  Song suggestions include the following age appropriate pieces: Do-Re-Me (The Sound of Music), My Favorite Things (The Sound of Music), I Won’t Grow Up (Peter Pan), Tomorrow (Annie), etc.

Callback Process
Every child will be invited to “callbacks”.  At the callbacks, which are held in small groups, students will be taught some musical excerpts from the show and will be asked to read some lines from the show.  The entire callback process is supportive and encouraging. It is NOT competitive.

Preparation
Although a child does not need to prepare for the audition and callback process, they may want to practice their audition song.  In addition, they can familiarize themselves with the music and dialogue by watching the movie version of the show.

Classes

Musical Theatre classes participation fees vary based on sessions. Participation fees for classes can be found on the registration form!

Fully-Staged Musicals

Returning Students
$450.00 (includes DVD digital download of the performance, costumes*, and a souvenir script (for Elementary and Middle School Students only)

New Students
$495.00 (includes script, DVD digital download of the performance, costumes*, and a souvenir script (for Elementary and Middle School Students only)

Sibling Discount: 
A 10% discount will be applied to the second sibling’s participation fee. 

Full Payment is due at the first rehearsal.

Costumes
Although costumes are provided as part of the participation fee, students may have to supply basic items (shirt, shoes, socks, etc.)

Tickets
For the culminating performances for family and friends, each person entering the theatre must have a ticket.

Ticket Prices are:
Broadway Kids : $5.00
Performance Workshop (Grades 3-5):   $10.00
Performance Workshop (Grades 6-8):   $10.00
Performance Workshop (Grades 9-12): $15.00

The Plaza Legacy Robe

The Plaza Legacy Robe

To acknowledge our Performing Arts Academy performers, on the opening night
of each show, the cast members participate in the Ceremony of the Legacy Robe!
This ceremony is steeped in the long-standing Broadway tradition.

Performing Arts Academy Staff

Plaza's Performing Arts Academy Production History

Productions are listed by the academic calendar year!

2020-2021
Willy Wonka KIDS
Disney's Descendants
Legally Blonde 

2019-2020
Spring Awakening*
Into the Woods Jr.*
Into the Woods*
101 Dalmatians Kids
High School Musical Jr.
Frozen Kids
Frozen Jr.
You Can’t Stop the Beat (Musical Revue)
The Show Must Go On (Musical Revue)

*Studio Series

2018-2019
A Charlie Brown Christmas*
Lion King Kids
Lion King Jr.
Chicago
Shrek Jr.
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Little Mermaid Jr. (Grades 3-5)
Little Mermaid Jr. (Grades 6-8)
Mamma Mia

*Studio Series

2017-2018
Heathers*
Willy Wonka Kids
Grease
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Annie Kids
Addams Family Jr.
Godspell*
Aladdin Kids
Once on This Island Jr.
Tommy

*Studio Series

2016-2017
Spelling Bee*
13*
Jungle Book Kids
Hairspray Jr.
Hairspray
Seussical Kids
Seussical Jr.
Carrie*
Camp Rock
Rent

*Studio Series

2015-2016
A Year With Frog & Toad Kids
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
Once Upon a Mattress
Cinderella Kids
Once Upon a Mattress Jr.
All Shook Up Jr.
All Shook Up

2014–2015
Aladdin Kids
Legally Blonde Jr.
Legally Blonde
101 Dalmatians Kids
Shrek Jr.
Anything Goes Jr.
Anything Goes

2013–2014
The Jungle Book Kids
Willy Wonka Kids
Once on This Island Jr.
Honk Jr.
Carrie
The Addams Family Jr.
The Addams Family

2012–2013
A Year With Frog and Toad Kids
Annie Kids
The Little Mermaid Jr.
High School Musical 2 Jr.
Seussical Jr.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Wedding Singer

2011–2012
Storybook Theatre I
101 Dalmatians Kids
The Aristocats Kids
Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
Into the Woods Jr.
Oklahoma Jr.
Songs for A New World
Tommy
Rent

2010-2011
Storybook Theatre I
Storybook Theatre II
Cinderella Kids
13
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
High School Musical Jr.
Camp Rock
Rent
Seussical

2009-2010
Storybook Theatre I
Storybook Theatre II
Starmites
Grease
Cabaret

2008-2009
Honk Jr.
Willy Wonka Jr.
Anything Goes
Urinetown

2007-2008
Seussical Jr.
Dear Edwina Jr.
Pippin