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Workshop and intensive offer a unique opportunity for hands-on theatre education. Together students will embark on an arduous journey to create a live musical theatre event. Along the way their multi-tasking will build confidence, teach life skills, foster collaborative relationships, and educate the imagination.

MTVarts’ performance-based youth arts education, artsIQ, provides opportunities for artists ages 8 to 18 to take the stage and engage nearly 2000 elementary students in a live theater experience as part of the YES series. Public performances are also offered. Our educational series not only has a positive, long-lasting impact on the students involved but on the community as a whole.

2022 Performance-based workshop

Shrek Choice 1

  • COST - $150

    • includes script, show shirt, link to music and choregraphy videos, workshop, and performance.  Required shoes and undergarments are your responsibility.  You will be given specifics on what is needed. Credit cards, checks, and cash will be accepted the day of registration, July 11.
  • LOCATION - Knox Memorial Theater

  • DATES - July 11 - 15

  • TIMES - Monday - Friday  9am to 3pm

  • CHECK-IN - Monday 9am in Veterans Hall

Registration for Shrek JR is over capacity with 90 participants.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be placed on a waiting list.

More details will be provided as instructors are confirmed but the basic format will be the entire group starts the day in the theater.  Each will be assigned one of four groups which will rotate in blocks throughout the day for instruction in music, choreography, theatre basics, acting, tech, production, etc.

Auditions will be held for the speaking parts. Those who are not cast in a speaking role will be divided into one of two ensembles.  The RED ensemble will perform the first weekend and the BLUE ensemble will perform the second weekend.  Both ensembles will have the opportunity for a YES school performance.

Named, speaking roles will perform BOTH weekends and ALL school performances.

No conflicts can be accepted for named, speaking roles for any performance/final dress rehearsal, school or public.  Conflicts for rehearsals the week of September 19 and 26 are strongly discouraged and need special permission. Conflicts for the September First Friday (Sept 2 from 5-8) also need special permission.  Conflicts must be given prior to accepting any role offered.


SHOW DIRECTOR - Bruce Jacklin

MUSIC DIRECTOR - Corey Strinka


STAGE MANAGER - Serra Barrett

COSTUMER - Leah Miller


PRODUCER - Mary Harris

artsIQ BUSINESS - Mike Sears


Christopher Hartman

Ruth Frady

Caroline Pletcher

(more will be added as confirmations are received)