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.


INSTRUCTOR: Tiffany Shannon

Tiffany Shannon has been studying dance & theatre for over 30 years. She has trained at Towson University, The Studio Theatre in DC, AACC, Palomar College and CA University in San Marcos. Click here to read more about Tiffany.


Kids Cabaret               Tuition: $270.00

This week-long summer camp focuses on the three main components of musical theatre. Singing, dancing and acting! Your student will have a blast as they sing and dance to styles ranging from classic musical theatre to funky hip-hop. Students will build confidence playing improv games, working on group acting scenes, and so much more! There will be a final performance for families and friends on CTA’s mainstage. The performance will take place on Friday during the last hour of camp. Don’t forget to send in a pre-washed t-shirt for your student to tie-dye and wear for the performance!


Ages 12-17, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Ages 8-11, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

*Please choose only one session from the options below. Students may not register for multiple sessions.

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Wee Kids Cabaret               Tuition: $200.00

Do you have a little performer at home? We have the workshop for you! Students will meet others with similar interests and build social skills through singing, dancing and acting out our favorite stories. Students will gain insight on becoming a character and movement skills. There will be an exciting performance for friends and family during the last half hour on the final day of camp!


Ages 5-7

*Please choose only one session from the options below. Students may not register for multiple sessions.


Summer Camp 2014



PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS presented by Tiffany Shannon Productions

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 the Main Stage of the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. 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.




AGES: 7 – 15

WHEN: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, September 22 – December 1, 2016. (No class 11/24.) Performance on December 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.



WHEN: 1:15-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, September 27 – November 29, 2016. Performance on November 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.


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AGES: 11 – 16

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Mondays, October 24, 2016 – February 6, 2017. (No class 10/31, 12/26 and 1/2.) Performance on February 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


AGES: 7 – 11

Session 1: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Mondays, October 24, 2016 – February 6, 2017. (No class 10/31, 12/26 and 1/2.) Performance on February 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Session 2: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 – February 8, 2017. (No class 11/23 and 12/28.) Performance on February 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Session 3: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, November 2, 2016 – February 8, 2017. (No class 11/23 and 12/28.) Performance on February 8, 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 in Bay Head Park, 1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis 21409. For more information email or call us at 410-757-2281.


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

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