Team Improv

Taught by David Lee Rock, these 90 minute weekly courses teach students short form improv comedy in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Designed for 3rd graders and up, these workshops give a foundation in improvisational theatre. Improv I introduces basic techniques for maintaining focus and mental agility. Improv II expands on techniques to include characterization and maintaining storyline. Each workshop culminates in a live performance. Upon completion of Improv III, students, fully prepared, compete with the Improv Performance Team. Learning Improv helps to improve self-esteem, confidence under pressure, collaboration, problem solving, IMAGINATION and much more.

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Dates and Times

Classes begin Sept. 8, 12-1:30pm

Final Performance Oct. 27 at 5pm (call 4pm)

We hold this class at TBA


Students must take classes in sequential order.


$150 per child per workshop2

Hours of Instruction - 12.5hrs

Total Workshop Time - 10.5hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 2hrs

Students will learn...

  • Heightened listening, focus, commitment, and teamwork skills
  • Mime and space work
  • Storytelling and public speaking

Extra Expenses

Family and friends are invited to participate in the Final Performance for $10.00 per admission.

Creative Dramatics

Taught by Guinevere PH Dethlefson, this fun and stimulating class is sure to build confidence and support cognitive development all the while teaching theatre fundamentals. With weekly themes, props & costumes and favorite stories come to life, this class is the perfect introduction to the theatre.

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Dates and Times

Class begins when enrollment exceeds four students.

One hour each week.

Final Performance



We hold class at The Empty Space.


No auditions take place in this class.

Total Workshop Time - 6hrs 30mins

Hours of Instruction - 6hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 30min

Students will learn...

  • Proper theatre behavior
  • Successful listening skills
  • Theatre Games

Extra Expenses

Family and friends are invited to attend the final performance for a flat admission price of $5.


$125 per child2

Summer Theatre Workshops

Tonicism's repertory theatre program for children ages 5 - 18 is perfect for experienced young performers wanting to improve their craft or those just starting out onstage. Or if the limelight makes them wither join the workshop as a student stage manager or student technician in our Theatre Tech program. Make lifelong friends, improve acting skills and expand student’s creative horizon while producing full length productions of musicals and plays. We meet and perform at The Empty Theatre on their intimate three quarter thrust stage. Through the use of exercises in pantomime, improvisation, voice/diction work, scene work, character analysis, and dance/movement students gain a solid foundation of theatre fundamentals. Auditions techniques and theatre etiquette will also be taught. Workshops meets M-F, July 8 - August 2 at The Empty Space Theatre. Performances August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11.

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Technical Theatre Track

Does your child love the theatre but prefer to work behind the scenes? Join our workshops on a technical theatre track! Student stage managers and student technicians needed for both productions. Just sign up for either workshop and add technical theatre to the notes.


Tonicism's AM Session meets 8am - 12pm - Sherwood Forest is in danger of being destroyed and it's up to Robin and his band of dimwitted Merry Men to save the day. When the Sheriff challenges them to a contest to determine the forest's rightful owner, their skills are put to the test. Unfortunately, archery is only the first round. Robin and his men will also have to win a talent show and a beauty pageant. Will this be the end of Sherwood? Find out this summer!

Dates and Times

July 8 - August 11

Class meets Mondays through Fridays from 8am-12pm

    Final Performances
  • August 3 @ 7pm
  • August 4 @ 2pm
  • August 9 @ 7pm
  • August 10 @ 2pm


We hold this class at The Empty Space1


All students will audition for all roles.


$400 per child

Total Workshop Time - 100hrs

Hours of Instruction - 80hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 20hrs

Students will learn3...

  • Character Development
  • Audition and acting techniques
  • Script Analysis

Extra Expenses4

Family and friends are invited to attend final performances at The Empty Space. Admission price is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Each enrolled student will receive one (1) complimentary adult admission. Complimentary admission must be purchased with another admission for the same performance.

*Ask about our 15% sibling discount and scholarships.2

Please make a deposit to hold your student's spot!