Programs

At Children’s Performing Arts we strive to offer programs for every interest and skill level. Camps, workshops, and productions are listed below by grade level. Scroll to your student’s grade to find our current offerings.

We group students by grade to keep content developmentally appropriate.

K-5th Grade

Creative Dramatics: Yes Chef!

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 10th-14th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

Broadway Bound: Disney Villains

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-5th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 17th-21st
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Yer a Wizard!

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 24th-28th
Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $295
Director: Clare Rolinger and Maddie Ripperger

Creative Dramatics: Fun With Fancy Nancy

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 8th-12th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Create a Play: Shipwrecked!

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 15th-19th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Claire Chenoweth

Creative Dramatics: Avengers Assemble!

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 22nd-26th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Jeffrey Nolan

Page to Stage: Camp Halfblood (A Collaboration with White Bear Center for the Arts)

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 2nd
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:15 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $295
Director: Jackson Hoemann

Creative Dramatics: Seuss on the Loose

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 5th-9th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:15 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205

Blast from the Past: Wildwood Amusement Park (Collaboration with the White Bear Historical Society)

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 12th-16th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Maddie Ripperger and Rheanna O'Brien

Saturday Morning Drop-In

Registration Now Open!
Grades: Kindergarten-5th Grade
Dates: Bi-Weekly from September 23rd-May 25th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $25

Spring Break 2024: Fairytale Detectives

Grades: Kindergarten-2nd Grade
Dates: March 11th-15th, 2024
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Performance(s): Showcase on Friday at 11:15!
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $205
Director: Lauren Paulson

Spring Break 2024: Spy School

Grades: 3rd-5th Grade
Dates: March 11th-15th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on Friday at 11:45!
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

Legacy Program: Finding Nemo Jr.

Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest!
Grades: K-6th
Dates: September 10th - February 26th
Time: Saturday 10:00-1:00 PM, Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): February 13th - February 24th
Location: Forest Lake Area High School
Cost: Shooting Stars: $335 Rising Stars: $295
Director: Tami Provencher and Jen Duden

Mini Production Camp: How I Became A Pirate

Registration Opens February 5th!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 8th - July 25th
Time: Mondays-Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Performance(s): July 24th at 6:30 PM and July 25th at 2:00 PM
Location: Forest Lake High School
Cost: $305
Director: TBD

Mini Production Camp: Seussical Kids

Registration Opens February 5th!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 15th
Time: Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): August 14th at 6:30 PM, August 15th at 2:00 PM
Location: White Bear Community Stage
Cost: $305
Director: TBD

Seussical

Registration opens February 5th
Grades: Entering 3rd-12th in the Fall of 2024 | (30 elementary/15 middle school/15 high school)
Dates: June 1st-August 17th
Time: Sundays 12:00-3:00, Mondays-Thursdays 6:00-9:00
Performance(s): August 8th-August 17th
Location: White Bear Community Stage
Cost: $325 for 3rd-6th Graders, $370 for 7th-12th Graders
Director: Director: Natalie Dulka

6th-8th Grade

Broadway Bound: Jukebox Musicals

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 6th-8th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 17th-21st
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205

Yer a Wizard!

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 24th-28th
Time: 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $295
Director: Clare Rolinger and Maddie Ripperger

Behind the Scenes: Design Studio

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 24th-28th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Riley Peltz

Create a Play: Shipwrecked!

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 15th-19th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Claire Chenoweth

Put Your Story Center Stage: CPA Variety Show

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 15th-19th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:15 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

Page to Stage: Camp Halfblood (A Collaboration with White Bear Center for the Arts)

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 2nd
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:15 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $295
Director: Jackson Hoemann

One Act Play: Hamlet Abridged (And Possibly Improved?)

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 2nd
Time: 12:30-4:30 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $275
Director: Claire Chenoweth

Blast from the Past: Wildwood Amusement Park (Collaboration with the White Bear Historical Society)

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 12th-16th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Maddie Ripperger and Rheanna O'Brien

YES AND! Intro to Improv

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 12th-16th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

Pizza Performance Pop Ups

Registration Now Open!
Grades: 6th-10th
Dates: Once Monthly on Saturdays Starting September 23rd
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $25
Director: Maddie Ripperger, Clare Rolinger, Sonja Thorson, and Guests

Collaborative Youth Performance Program: Shakespeare Intensive

Grades: 7th-12th Grade
Dates: January 4th-February 8th
Time: 6:00-8:30 Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Performance(s): February 8th at 7:00
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: $200
Director: Evan Heil and William Edson

Spring Break 2024: Murder at Jefferson Middle

Grades: 6th-10th Grade
Dates: March 11th-15th, 2024
Time: 12:30-4:30 PM
Performance(s): Final Performance on Friday at 4:30 PM!
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: $275
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Legacy Program: Finding Nemo Jr.

Registration is now closed. Thank you for your interest!
Grades: K-6th
Dates: September 10th - February 26th
Time: Saturday 10:00-1:00 PM, Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): February 13th - February 24th
Location: Forest Lake Area High School
Cost: Shooting Stars: $335 Rising Stars: $295
Director: Tami Provencher and Jen Duden

Mini Production Camp: How I Became A Pirate

Registration Opens February 5th!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 8th - July 25th
Time: Mondays-Thursdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Performance(s): July 24th at 6:30 PM and July 25th at 2:00 PM
Location: Forest Lake High School
Cost: $305
Director: TBD

Mini Production Camp: Seussical Kids

Registration Opens February 5th!
Grades: Entering 3rd-6th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 15th
Time: Monday-Thursday 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): August 14th at 6:30 PM, August 15th at 2:00 PM
Location: White Bear Community Stage
Cost: $305
Director: TBD

Freaky Friday: The Musical

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Current 7th-12th Graders in the Spring of 2023
Dates: April 13th-June 23rd
Time: Sundays 3:00-6:00, Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 6:00-9:00
Performance(s): June 19th-23rd
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $325
Director: Amanda Weis

Black Box Play: Little Women

More Info February 5th!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th Grade in the Fall of 2024
Dates: May 18th-July 28th
Time: Monday-Thursday 3:00-6:00 PM
Performance(s): July 25th-28th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center | Black Box
Cost: $325
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Seussical

Registration opens February 5th
Grades: Entering 3rd-12th in the Fall of 2024 | (30 elementary/15 middle school/15 high school)
Dates: June 1st-August 17th
Time: Sundays 12:00-3:00, Mondays-Thursdays 6:00-9:00
Performance(s): August 8th-August 17th
Location: White Bear Community Stage
Cost: $325 for 3rd-6th Graders, $370 for 7th-12th Graders
Director: Director: Natalie Dulka

9th-12th Grade

Behind the Scenes: Design Studio

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: June 24th-28th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center, 4941 Long Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Riley Peltz

Put Your Story Center Stage: CPA Variety Show

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 15th-19th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:15 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

One Act Play: Hamlet Abridged (And Possibly Improved?)

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: July 29th-August 2nd
Time: 12:30-4:30 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $275
Director: Claire Chenoweth

YES AND! Intro to Improv

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2024
Dates: August 12th-16th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $205
Director: Clare Rolinger

Pizza Performance Pop Ups

Registration Now Open!
Grades: 6th-10th
Dates: Once Monthly on Saturdays Starting September 23rd
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $25
Director: Maddie Ripperger, Clare Rolinger, Sonja Thorson, and Guests

Collaborative Youth Performance Program: Shakespeare Intensive

Grades: 7th-12th Grade
Dates: January 4th-February 8th
Time: 6:00-8:30 Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Performance(s): February 8th at 7:00
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: $200
Director: Evan Heil and William Edson

Spring Break 2024: Murder at Jefferson Middle

Grades: 6th-10th Grade
Dates: March 11th-15th, 2024
Time: 12:30-4:30 PM
Performance(s): Final Performance on Friday at 4:30 PM!
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: $275
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Freaky Friday: The Musical

Registration Opens February 5th at 10AM!
Grades: Current 7th-12th Graders in the Spring of 2023
Dates: April 13th-June 23rd
Time: Sundays 3:00-6:00, Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays 6:00-9:00
Performance(s): June 19th-23rd
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $325
Director: Amanda Weis

Seussical

Registration opens February 5th
Grades: Entering 3rd-12th in the Fall of 2024 | (30 elementary/15 middle school/15 high school)
Dates: June 1st-August 17th
Time: Sundays 12:00-3:00, Mondays-Thursdays 6:00-9:00
Performance(s): August 8th-August 17th
Location: White Bear Community Stage
Cost: $325 for 3rd-6th Graders, $370 for 7th-12th Graders
Director: Director: Natalie Dulka

Legally Blonde: The Musical

More information on February 5th!
Grades: Entering 11th Grade in the Fall of 2024-Age 22
Dates: June 10th-August 4th
Time: Sundays 5:00-8:00, Monday-Thursday 6:00-9:00
Performance(s): August 1st-August 4th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: TBA
Director: Director: Kivan Kirk