Classes & Education


CTA provides a wide range of theatre arts education, including:

  • Audition workshops, including the basics of how to audition and how to get noticed by the production team.
  • Workshops with multiple sessions in both fall and winter sessions, held weekly over 8 to 12 weeks period focusing on development of the total performer and ending with a performance for family, friends, and the general public.
  • Special masterclasses are presented periodically with highly regarded professionals in different areas of the theatre arts.
  • “Behind the Scenes” training is presented to all production participants and walks them through all the aspects of the physical theatre.

These programs give each participant the opportunity to learn the basics of theatre, expand their imagination, develop voice, dance and performance techniques, and much more. All training, workshops and camps are aimed to specific age and skill groups.



PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions, LLC.

Through workshops students gain experience and knowledge in acting techniques, improvisation, characterization, movement, props, scenery, and much more. Production workshops conclude with a final performance on our main stage. In production workshops, teamwork is a major focus and all participants are guaranteed a role. We encourage students with all levels of experience to attend.

*Please note: workshop productions are subject to change due to cast requirements and limitations.


TEACHING ARTIST: Tiffany Shannon has been studying dance & theatre for over 30 years. She has performed professionally in MD & VA by the age of 10. She has trained at Towson University, The Studio Theatre in DC, AACC, Palomar College and CA University in San Marcos. She has performed on many stages and has been teaching voice, drama & dance for the past 15 years. Click here for more information about Miss Tiffany.



*NOTE: These are non-musical theatre workshops


Wild animal thrills!  Jungle adventure!  Film producer Larry Livermore is desperately searching for an unknown to portray the lead in his next film, Archie of the Amazon.  He’s about to give up when he learns of a wild jungle man living deep within the Amazon rainforest.  With his loyal assistant, Kimberly, and a jungle guide, Borneo Joe, Larry heads to the jungle where he discovers the wild man is not only real but friendly with a mountain gorilla named Ingagi!  Although the people who live in the jungle, such as animal trainer Betty Beatty, ecologist Dorothy Greener and Princess Aquacola and her hostile tribe, have all seen the wild man, they’ve never gotten close to him.  Is he dangerous or just shy?  To confuse matters more, explorer Osa Byrd traipses through, searching for the illusive Amazon Ghost Moth with three teenagers who won the trip on a quiz show.  The finale is riveting as Aquacola plans to steam the intruders in cooking pots.  Will the jungle man be able to save them?  Even with vicious jaguars and coiling anaconda snakes?!

AGES: 7 to 15

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 2 – May 11, 2017. (No class on April 13.) Final performance: May 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Click here to register for Ages: 7 to 15.


WHEN: 1:15-3:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, February 28 – May 9, 2017. (No class on April 11.) Final performance: May 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Click here to register for the Homeschool Edition Ages: 7 to 15.


This course introduces students to many of the fundamental skills of acting. They will learn about stage directions, blocking, scene study, script notation, character development, and more. Through creative exploration students will discover how to use their voices, faces and bodies to clearly communicate ideas to an audience.

AGES: 10 – 18

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays, March 4 – 25, 2017

TUITION: $120.00

Click here to register for the Basics of Acting Workshop.

TEACHING ARTIST: José de la Mar has been an active member of the local theatre scene for many years now. He is a professional actor working on local films, commercials and industrials. Theatrically speaking, José has performed with or directed for Do or Die Productions, Spartan Lyrical Society, Bowie Community Theatre, 2nd Star Productions, Musical Artists Theatre, Merely Players, Spotlighters … just to name a few. He has also taught several classes and workshops + directed five shows right here at CTA! Click here for more information about Mr. José.

Passport to Broadway

Join us as we sing and dance our way around the globe in “Passport to Broadway”! We have all new countries and songs to visit for our Spring semester. In this class our students will learn songs, movement, and work on craft projects inspired by an international collection of Broadway’s musical theatre. Whether they’re a newbie to theatre or an experienced performer, we’ve got an agenda of fun scheduled for all levels.


Students must dress appropriately for movement. Shoes should be either dance shoes or sneakers secured with laces or velcro. No open-toe shoes, flip-flops, sandals, or crocs. Bring a water bottle.


AGES: 5 – 9

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Saturdays, April 8 – 22, 2017

TUITION: $120.00

Click here to register for Passport to Broadway.

TEACHING ARTIST: Trevor Greenfield is a 2011 graduate of Slippery Rock University and holds a K-12 Music Education degree with a concentration in Voice. He has been teaching in a public school setting for four years and has directed show choirs, plays, musicals, marching band, private vocal and instrumental lessons, and K-12th grade vocal ensembles. Most recently he was our “Seussical” Music Director.  Click here for more information about Mr. Trevor.


Join us for an exciting & inspiring master class taught by current Broadway performers from Something Rotten! who are also Broadway Connection (BC) teachers. This master class focuses on: dancing, singing, & acting for the stage. Learn to stand out in front of directors, choreographers, & professors when auditioning for top universities or the Broadway role of your dreams. Each class ends with a Q & A where you ask questions & receive detailed advice on education, auditions, Broadway shows, & more. Whether polishing dance technique or perfecting triple threat skills, students leave their Broadway Connection class completely inspired, energized, & focused to continue training hard and reach new heights!

AGES: 12 – 18

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, April 22, 2017

TUITION: $120.00

Click here to register for the Broadway Connection Master Class.

TEACHING ARTIST: Broadway Connection Teachers are the stars of every Broadway tour, Broadway production, dance company, film, TV show and regional theatre production. They are the most in-demand teachers, choreographers and performers who are excited to educate and inspire performing arts students worldwide. Click here for more information about Broadway Connection.

Registrations are open for our Summer Camps! Click here to visit our Summer Camps webpage and check out our schedule & to register today.




AGES: 13 – 18

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; Saturdays, February 4 – 25, 2017

Teaching Artist: José de la Mar


Teaching Artist: Anwar Thomas



AGES: 6 – 10

WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; Saturdays, February 11 – April 1, 2017



AGES: 11 – 16

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; Saturdays, February 11 – April 1, 2017




Teaching Artist: Tiffany Shannon Productions, LLC

AGES: 7 to 11

SESSION 1: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Mondays, February 13 – May 15, 2017. (No class on April 10.) Final performance: May 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

SESSION 2: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, February 15 – May 17, 2017. (No class on 4/12.) Final performance on May 17 at 5:00 p.m.

SESSION 3: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, February 15 – May 17, 2017. (No class on April 12.) Final performance: May 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

AGES: 11 to 16

WHEN: 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Mondays, February 20 – May 15, 2017. (Class on Monday, May 15 will be from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. No class on April 10.) Final performance: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


The Fine Print

Registration is required for all workshops and students must be a CTA member to participate. Memberships are $10 for an individual, $20 for a family. Click here to register online.

Students are required wear comfortable clothes and sneakers or closed toe shoes (no Crocs, sandals, flip-flops or skirts for the ladies.) Students are not allowed to bring cell phones, toys, games or other electronic devices. A telephone is available for emergency use.

All workshops are located at CTA’s theater complex in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis 21409. For more information email our Education Team at or call us at 410-757-2281 (ext. 4).


Cancellation Policy:

  • Minimum of 3 weeks prior to camp: Full refund minus the membership fee.
  • 2 weeks prior to camp: Refund minus $75 registration fee and membership fee.
  • First day of camp or later: No refund


Inclement Weather Policy: Workshops follow the Anne Arundel County School closings. If schools are closed or afternoon and evening activities are cancelled, the workshop is cancelled for the day. You can email if you have questions or concerns.


Sign In/Out PolicyPlease know that the purpose of all this is for your student’s safety and well-being. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our program run smoothly!

  1. Students, including teens, must be checked in and out by a responsible adult. Please sign your student into their class and say hi to the teacher or supervising adult. This will help us to know who you are!
  2. If you will be more than 5 minutes late picking up your student, please call the Instructor or our office at 410-757-2281 to let us know.
  3. Please notify the teacher if another adult has your permission to pick up your student that day. Parents must understand that once their student is signed out, they are no longer the responsibility of Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.


CTA Named “Best Theatre Education Program for Young Artists”

Best Theatre Education Program for Young Artists 2013