JULY 2023

Explore our different class options and find the right fit for you and your student!

Trimester Classes: offered during the fall, winter, and spring sessions following our production seasons. Classes will be from 6:00-7:30 on Mondays and Thursdays at off site locations in the KC area.

  • Discovery Theatre - Ages 5-7
  • Intro to Improv and Sketch Comedy - Ages 8-11
  • Intro Group Voice - Ages 8-11
  • Audition and Callback Techniques - Ages 12-18

Semester Studio: offered for the fall and spring session for 14 weeks each. Our three studios will offer classes which vary in length and classroom style, hosted at the First Act KC office or offsite.

  • Acting Studio: Private Acting and Studio Hour - Ages 12-18
  • Dance Studio: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Swing, Modern, and More - Ages 5-18
  • Vocal Studio: Private Voice and Studio Hour - Ages 12-18
  • Vocal Audition Rep - Ages 12-18

Daytime Academy: offered in the fall and spring for 10 weeks each. Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 AM at the First Act KC Studio.

  • Discovery Theatre - Ages 5-10
  • Intro to Improv and Sketch Comedy - Ages 10-14

To learn more about all our class offerings, explore our 23-24 Education Handbook.

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After many years of devoted service to our First Act KC Community, Josie Strickler is stepping down as HEART Coordinator. Over the years, the HEART program has served over 150 families of students with disabilities, and is a pillar of First Act KC's mission. Without Josie's vision, passion, and guidance, none of that would have been possible. We are so incredibly thankful to her, and want to celebrate her work with CYT & First Act.

Join us Saturday, July 15th from 1:00-3:00 PM at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center to wish Josie well and thank her for all her years of service!

The First Act KC Giving Day is just around the corner! This is our opportunity as a community to come together and give together to build and expand the First Act KC Scholarship programs! 

#FAKCGivingDay will kick off when the curtain rises on the High School Master Camp production of Big Fish Saturday, July 22nd at 2pm. Until the curtain closes on Sunday, July 23rd (around 4pm), we will be asking students, alumni, parents, staff, patrons, friends and families to join us in Giving, Sharing, and Shining!

Would you consider how you can help us reach our ambitious goal of raising $10,000? Not sure what that might look like? Well here are a few ideas:

  • Give! Just a $10 donation moves us closer to our goal!! Especially when your donation will be DOUBLED by a generous matching gift! Run your own fundraiser - lemonade stand anyone?
  • Ask! Invite others to join you in donating!
  • Share! Are you on social media? Please share our #FAKCGivingDay posts, tag your friends who love performing arts, and encourage others to participate! Post about why you support First Act KC!
  • Shine! Wear your First Act KC swag - and bonus points for posting a photo in your gear and tagging First Act Theatre Arts!

Building up our scholarship funds helps us reach more students with the transformative benefits of the theatrical arts and the inclusive community that is First Act Theatre Arts! Thank you for participating in #FAKCGivingDay!

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Festival Schedule:


10:00-10:50 am: Acting Workshop

11:00-11:50 am: Vocal Workshop

12:00-12:50 pm: Dance Workshop

12:50 pm: By attending all 3 workshops students will put together a mini-performance that families can watch at 12:50pm.

1:00-3:00 pm: Reception for Josie Strickler, HEART Coordinator

3:30 pm: Ticketed Performance featuring Dance Company, Improv Troupe & Musical Theatre Troupe

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Get those front row seats before they're gone for our last two summer shows!

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Students ages 10-14 are invited to join us for Curtain Up Camp! Students will audition for, learn and perform Seussical Jr. in one week! There are two more chances this summer to join us in the world of Dr. Seuss!

July 10-14 - Grace Church North OP (10300 Antioch Rd, OP, KS 66212)

July 31-August 4 - Ascension Catholic School (9510 W 127th St, OP, KS 66213)

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July 5 - Fall Registration Opens

July 6-9 - Dance Company Trip to St. Louis

July 7 - Footloose Read Through & Costume Parade

July 10-14 - Kids Camp: Broadway Time Machine

July 10-14 - Curtain Up Camp: Seussical Jr.

July 10-14 - Xtreme Camp: Heritage of the Force

July 13 - Dance Company Performance at Starlight

July 15 - First Act KC Festival

July 16-23 - High School Overnight Camp

July 17-21 - Xtreme Camp: Bards & Barbarians

July 21-23 - Big Fish

July 24-29 - Middle School Overnight Camp

July 28-29 - Footloose: Youth Edition

July 31-August 4 - Kids Camp: Broadway Time Machine

July 31-August 4 - Curtain Up Camp: Seussical Jr.

August 25 - Fall Unified Auditions

First Act Theatre Arts ~ (913) 681-3318 ~ firstactkc.org
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