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

Broadway Upside Down: Flipping Broadway On It’s Head

Audition videos and group registration due by June 16th!
Grades: Kindergarten-12th Grade
Dates: July 10th-August 19th
Time: Sundays-Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
Performance(s): August 19th and 20th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $25
Director: Kivan Kirk & Katie Rowles-Perich (6th-12th), and Carrie Carlson (K-5th Grade)

Broadway Bound

Grades: Entering 3rd-7th Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: June 15th-17th
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Lakes International Language Academy Upper Campus 19850 Fenway Ave N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Cost: $180
Director: Riley Peltz

Creative Dramatics: Animal Tales

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: June 20th-24th
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $150
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Graphically Speaking

Grades: Entering 2nd-4th Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: June 20th-24th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $175

Mythology Mashup

Grades: Entering 4th-6th Grade in Fall of 2022
Dates: June 27th-30th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Lakes International Language Academy Upper Campus 19850 Fenway Ave N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Cost: $175
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Mini Legacy: Aristocats

Grades: Entering 3rd-7th, Fall of 2022
Dates: July 11th-14th, 18th-21st, 25th-28th
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
Performance(s): July 27th and 28th
Location: Forest Lake High School 6101 Scandia Trail N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Cost: $275
Director: Carrie Carlson

Mini Rising Stars: Create, Collaborate, Purrrrrform!

Grades: Entering 1st and 2nd Grade, Fall of 2022
Dates: July 25th-28th
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
Performance(s): July 27th-28th
Location: Forest Lake High School 6101 Scandia Trail N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Cost: $175

Page to Stage: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Entering 3rd-5th Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: August 8th-12th
Time: 9:00 AM-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: $275
Director: Riley Peltz

Ready Set Create: AM Offering

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-2nd Grade, Fall of 2022
Dates: August 15th-19th
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 11:45 AM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $175
Director: Carrie Carlson

Ready, Set, Create: PM Offering

Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: August 15th-19th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase Last Day of Class at 3:45 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $175

Legacy Show: Mary Poppins Jr.

Registration Opens June 6th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-6th Grade Fall of 2022!
Dates: September 11th-February 12th
Time: Saturday 10:00-12:30 PM, Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): January 31st-February 12th
Location: Forest Lake High School
Cost: Shooting Stars: $335, Rising Stars: $295
Director: Carrie Carlson

6th-8th Grade

Broadway Upside Down: Flipping Broadway On It’s Head

Audition videos and group registration due by June 16th!
Grades: Kindergarten-12th Grade
Dates: July 10th-August 19th
Time: Sundays-Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
Performance(s): August 19th and 20th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $25
Director: Kivan Kirk & Katie Rowles-Perich (6th-12th), and Carrie Carlson (K-5th Grade)

Middle School Play: Puffs!

Registration is now full. Please email maddier@childrensperformingartsmn.org to be placed on the waitlist!
Grades: Current 6th-8th Graders
Dates: June 13-July 24
Time: Mondays-Thursdays 3:30-6:30
Performance(s): July 21-24
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: 295
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Broadway Bound

Grades: Entering 3rd-7th Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: June 15th-17th
Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Lakes International Language Academy Upper Campus 19850 Fenway Ave N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Cost: $180
Director: Riley Peltz

Production Crew Bootcamp

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2022
Dates: June 27th-July 1st
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (Full and Half Day Options Available)
Performance(s): ** Performances of Matilda Jr. on July 1st **
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: Half Day- $175, Full Day $275
Director: Riley Peltz and Kivan Kirk

Mythology Mashup

Grades: Entering 4th-6th Grade in Fall of 2022
Dates: June 27th-30th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase on the Final Day at 3:30 PM
Location: Lakes International Language Academy Upper Campus 19850 Fenway Ave N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Cost: $175
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Mini Legacy: Aristocats

Grades: Entering 3rd-7th, Fall of 2022
Dates: July 11th-14th, 18th-21st, 25th-28th
Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
Performance(s): July 27th and 28th
Location: Forest Lake High School 6101 Scandia Trail N, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Cost: $275
Director: Carrie Carlson

Lights, Camera, Action: Short Films

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2022
Dates: July 25th-29th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $185

CPA Players: One Act Play

Grades: Entering 6th-9th, Fall of 2022
Dates: August 1st-5th
Time: 9:00 AM-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: $275
Director: Brian Cern

Ready, Set, Create: PM Offering

Grades: Entering 3rd-6th Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: August 15th-19th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): Showcase Last Day of Class at 3:45 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $175

Middle School Musical: Disney’s Descendants

Registration Opens June 6th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 6th-8th Grade Fall of 2022!
Dates: August 14th-October 2nd
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 6:00-8:30 PM, Sunday TBD
Performance(s): October 6th-16th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $295

Holiday Play: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Registration Opens June 6th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th Grade Fall of 2022!
Dates: October 23rd-December 18th
Time: Sunday 3:00-6:00 PM, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
Performance(s): December 8th-18th
Location: Lakes International Language Academy
Cost: $295
Director: Maddie Ripperger

Legacy Show: Mary Poppins Jr.

Registration Opens June 6th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering Kindergarten-6th Grade Fall of 2022!
Dates: September 11th-February 12th
Time: Saturday 10:00-12:30 PM, Sunday 1:00-4:00 PM
Performance(s): January 31st-February 12th
Location: Forest Lake High School
Cost: Shooting Stars: $335, Rising Stars: $295
Director: Carrie Carlson

Blackbox Play: Peter and the Starcatcher

Registration Opens in February 2023!
Grades: Entering 6th-10th Grade Fall of 2022!
Dates: May 1st-June 18th, 2023
Time: Sunday, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
Performance(s): June 15th-18th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: $295

9th-12th Grade

Broadway Upside Down: Flipping Broadway On It’s Head

Audition videos and group registration due by June 16th!
Grades: Kindergarten-12th Grade
Dates: July 10th-August 19th
Time: Sundays-Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
Performance(s): August 19th and 20th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center
Cost: $25
Director: Kivan Kirk & Katie Rowles-Perich (6th-12th), and Carrie Carlson (K-5th Grade)

Production Crew Bootcamp

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2022
Dates: June 27th-July 1st
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (Full and Half Day Options Available)
Performance(s): ** Performances of Matilda Jr. on July 1st **
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: Half Day- $175, Full Day $275
Director: Riley Peltz and Kivan Kirk

Lights, Camera, Action: Short Films

Grades: Entering 7th-12th in the Fall of 2022
Dates: July 25th-29th
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center 4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Cost: $185

CPA Players: One Act Play

Grades: Entering 6th-9th, Fall of 2022
Dates: August 1st-5th
Time: 9:00 AM-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: $275
Director: Brian Cern

Holiday Play: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Registration Opens June 6th at 10AM!
Grades: Entering 7th-12th Grade Fall of 2022!
Dates: October 23rd-December 18th
Time: Sunday 3:00-6:00 PM, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
Performance(s): December 8th-18th
Location: Lakes International Language Academy
Cost: $295
Director: Maddie Ripperger

CYPP Presents: Tales From the Black Box

Director Applications Open September 26!
Grades: Entering 9th-12th Grade in the Fall of 2022
Dates: December 12th-February 26th
Time: 6:00-9:00 Sundays-Thursdays
Performance(s): February 23rd-26th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: Performers: $50, Directors: $75, Directors who Perform: $100
Director: Directing Mentor: Maddie Ripperger

Blackbox Play: Peter and the Starcatcher

Registration Opens in February 2023!
Grades: Entering 6th-10th Grade Fall of 2022!
Dates: May 1st-June 18th, 2023
Time: Sunday, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:00-9:00 PM
Performance(s): June 15th-18th
Location: Hanifl Performing Arts Center Black Box
Cost: $295