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Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop

Winter 2018 Session Accepting Students

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop is now accepting students ages 5-18 for the 2018 Winter Session of professional arts instruction beginning on Friday, February 2 for Children 5-10 years old and beginning on Saturday, February 3 for Teens 11-18 years old. The Youth Acting Workshop Winter 2018 Session features expanded instruction time of four class hours per week, lower tuition for all students and scholarship opportunities. Students will receive instruction in acting, directing, play writing, producing, magic, improvisation, creating characters and the world of the play and costume design during the six week session. Acting teacher, director and award winning actress Gloucester native Heidi Dallin will be joined by guest instructors : costume designer Lara Jardullo, the Costume Designer of the YAW’s annual production of Holiday Delights, to teach Costume Design; Tufts graduate Danvers native Sarah Vandewalle to teach How to Make A Musical and magician EvanNorthrup to teach The Principles of Illusion. Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops are designed to provide young people an outlet to nurture their creative potential through developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theater. Registration is now open for the Winter 2018 Session. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. For further information and to register, call 978-283-6688 or go to www.gloucesterstage.com.


With tremendous thanks to Heidi Dallin, creator, producer, and director of the fabulous “Holiday Delights.” Every year “Holiday Delights” charms the community with the talented cast of actors from Heidi’s Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop. Thank you to Lisa Smith for sharing the video with the community. Special shout out given by Heidi to the show’s sponsors: Cape Ann Savings Bank, Bank Gloucester, New England BioLabs, David Robinson, Daniel Lee, and Anonymous donors. 

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop Summer 2016 Session


Professional Theater Training for 5 – 18  Year Olds

Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop exposes young people to professional theater during a 6 week acting program for children ages 5 to 18 on Fridays from July 8 through August 12. The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop provides young people an opportunity to develop self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as to introduce them to the skills necessary for professional theater. A professional training program, the workshops include an introduction to theater basics such as theater games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, character preparation, scene study, storytelling, writing, public speaking and confidence building training. Award winning actress Heidi Dallin teaches acting in collaboration with Special Guest Instructors to offer specialized training in theater related disciplines. This summer some of the Guest Instructors will include: Academy nominated actress Lindsay Crouse teaching an Advanced Acting Class;  Elliot Norton Award winning actress Marya Lowry teaching Acting Shakespeare Techniques; and Emerson College trained Dialect Instructor Elizabeth Milanovich  teaching a variety of dialects including Cockney, Proper British, American Southern and Russian. The  2016 Summer Session  begins Friday, July 8 and meets on Fridays for two hours per week through Friday, August 12 at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. The students are divided in classes according to age: Children’s Class: 9 am to 11 am-5 to 8 year olds; Pre-Teen Class: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm-9 to 11 year olds; Teen Class: 2 pm to 4 pm-12 to 18 years old. The Youth Acting Workshop Program received a grant for tuition reduction thanks to sponsorship in part from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation and John and Mollie Byrnes.  Call Heidi at 978-283-6688 to register or visit www.gloucesterstage.com for more information.

All photos by Gary Ng

Don’t Miss Gloucester Stage Company’s Holiday Delights!

“Holiday Delights,” is a fun-filled holiday spectacular presented by the Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops, playing December 19th through the 21st. For more information please call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.

2013 Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops start on Friday (9/27) Still time to register

2013/2014 Gloucester Stage
 Youth Acting Workshops
(YAW Program)
Acting Classes for Ages 6 – 18 years old

Six-Week Program begins on
Friday, September 27, 2013
Classes on Fridays and Saturdays
through November 2, 2013 

Children’s Class (ages 6-10):
     Fridays 4pm – 6pm, and Saturdays 2pm – 4pm

 Teen Class (ages 11 +):
Saturdays 12pm – 4 pm

 The YAW Program Director is award-winning actress and Gloucester native Heidi Dallin. Workshop topics include basic acting techniques, theatre games, improvisation, movement, vocal and physical expression, non-verbal communication, character study, storytelling, public speaking and confidence-building training.

Students will also prepare for the 2013 edition of the annual YAW holiday production, Holiday Delights in December.

  Special Guest Instructors for the Fall Session 2013 

Curriculum Include:

  • Sign Language Interpreter Kara Kelly Martin, teaching American Sign Language
  • Theatrical Yoga Instructor Daria Whittaker

Class size is limited and
Registration is on a first-come basis.
Tuition: $225 Per Student.

 To register, call Heidi Dallin at 978-283-6688
Visit http://gloucesterstage.com/youth_workshops.html for more information.

Behind the Scenes @ Holiday Delights ~ Opens Tonight Thursday

In this video, we take you on a sneak peak behind the scenes at a Holiday Delights rehearsal.  You won’t see the fabulous sets, but you WILL see the first rehearsal in costume.

Meet some of the cast members, hear a song and get a rare glimpse of the show’s creator, Heidi Dallin, as she directs a scene with two dozen children on stage and a photographer taking promotional stills in the foreground.

Holiday Delights opens tonight at 7pm at Gloucester Stage and plays through Sunday.  See here for all show times or call 978.281 4443 to reserve your tickets NOW!

This is a professional-quality production featuring Cape Ann’s best young talent.  Children will love it.  Parents, grand parents & great grandparents will love it.  Couples thinking about becoming parents will love it too!

Everyone involved has worked extremely hard for many weeks.  I was at dress rehearsal last night and they are all at the top of their game.

Holiday Delights is a show you don’t want to miss.

See you there!

Meet the cast of Holiday Delights – Video

The Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops proudly presents Holiday Delights from December 16 through December 19 at Gloucester Stage. Holiday Delights

.Conceived and directed by Heidi Dallin with music direction by Gloucester Public Schools’ Helen Greene, choreography by Windhover’s Carol Burnham, set design by Susan Frey, costume design Linda Stockman and lighting design by Brendan Marr.

December 16 through December 19 at
Gloucester Stage,
267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.

Performance times are 7 pm on December 16, December 17 and December 18 and 3 pm on December 18 and December 19. Ticket prices are $15 for Adults; $12 for Senior Citizens, $8 for Students and $6 for Children under 12.

For tickets and further information, call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org

Enjoy meeting the cast and some music from Holiday Delights.