As a summer program for over 55 years, Weston Drama Workshop offers performers and audiences an array of options to enjoy and experience live theater. We offer an exciting and memorable musical theater program for students from middle school through college.

Morning Program

For students entering grade 5 through 9. 
Rehearsals: 9:00 am–1:30 pm, Mon-Fri.

Participants learn multiple aspects of theater production including basic stage terms, safety, stage presence, character development, dance, basic music theory, movement, and voice.

Afternoon Program

For students entering grade 5 through 9. 
Rehearsals: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Mon-Fri.

Focused training on acting theory, ensemble building, guided monologue and scene work. Each participant will leave a stronger theater artist and with a firm understanding of the inner workings of an acting company. 

Evening Program

For students entering grade 9 through age 23.
Rehearsals: 6:30 pm-10:30 pm, Sun-Thu. 

Advanced focus on scene study, character development, movement, voice, music theory, and fundamentals of dance while rehearsing for professional level productions. Some Friday rehearsals.

2018 Season Shows

Morning Program
Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt Stephen Schwartz musical.
 
Auditions
Sat, May 19 @ 10AM & 1PM
Sun, May 20 @ 10AM
 

Black Box Theater Night Show
When Christopher Boone, a 15-year-old math savant, discovers that his neighbor’s dog has been murdered, he sets out on a thrilling journey to solve the crime.

Auditions:
Mon, May 14 @ 7pm
Thu, May 17 @ 7pm
Sat, May 19 @ 4pm

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside.

Auditions:
Mon, May 14 @ 7pm
Thu, May 17 @ 7pm
Sat, May 19 @ 4pm

For Stanley, life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing, something no one’s ever seen before. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. 

Lasting Experiences

With a program geared for middle school, high school and college age performers, WDW offers a unique opportunity for participants to learn from one another and take their craft to new levels under the guidance of WDW’s talented staff. 

 

Over the season, WDW inspires over 200 participants, volunteers, board members and theater staff members to offer over 20 fully staged productions over a 10-day period at the end of July.


Another wonderful season and experience! My daughter loves her WDW family of friends. The whole experience was very positive. The staff and cast were outstanding. I was amazed at what was accomplished in such a short time. Thank you WDW for your dedication and commitment to these kids. Already looking forward to next year.
Parent

This was our first year with WDW and we were completely blown away by the quality of the production! All the kids were happy and eager to attend each session, no matter the time or duration of rehearsal. That really spoke to the positive atmosphere you were able to create through your program!
Parent

We had an awesome director!!! He is great at involving everyone and involving lots of humor into the show. He makes everyone think about the show and the characters and is an overall great person.

The quality of the performance, the costumes(!) and the staff expectations really inspire these children to perform like professionals; my child felt that the standards were high and was proud to take part in a first rate production
Parent of Morning Show Participant

I can’t imagine my summer without WDW.
Night Show Program Participant