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Pied Piper Theatre

Pied Piper Theatre

The Center for the Arts’ nationally recognized Pied Piper Theatre (PPT), welcomes young people ages 8 through 18 to explore the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the curtain. Offering three fully staged musical presentations a year, this award-winning children’s theatre provides dramatic and musical theatre training while building confidence, responsibility, and self-esteem.


West Side Story-School Edition

West Side story-School edition logo in red

The classic Romeo and Juliet spin-off is coming to the Hylton stage this summer during this 3-week intensive! Join the Jets and the Sharks in this modern day musical set in New York City. This award-winning classic tragedy of feuding families combines outstanding music and dance numbers including: "Jet Song", "Dance at the Gym", and "Tonight". Directed by David Johnson and Choreographed by Shania Stewart.

Performances are Friday, Aug. 16 at 7pm and Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are available through the Hylton box office by clicking the button below!

Entire original production of "West Side Story-School Edition directed and choreographed by Robert E. Griffeth and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens. "West Side Story-School Edition" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIshows.com

Pied Piper Theatre's 2019 Fall Show

The Prince Street Players Ltd. Production of
Journey down the rabbit hole with Alice this Fall as Pied Piper Theatre opens their season with the Prince Street Players version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. After falling asleep under a tree, Alice dreams her way into Wonderland, a place where everything is topsy-turvey! Following the always late White Rabbit down an enchanted rabbit hole Alice finds herself in a land filled with whimsical characters. The Mad Hatter, a March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and of course the Queen of Hearts (plus many more) will come to life on the stage.

Auditions will take place Friday, September 6 from 5-9pm and Saturday, September 7 starting at 9AM. Callbacks will be September 8. Details are listed in the tabs below, please call the Center at 703-330-2787 to schedule an audition. 

Alice in Wonderland (Prince Street Players Version) is adapted from the book by Lewis Carroll, with adaptation, book and lyrics by Jim Eiler and music by Jim Eiler & Jeanne Bargy. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Performances will be at Metz Middle School November 9 at 2pm and 7pm and November 10 at 3pm. Tickets will be available through our website.

Audition Details

Auditions for Alice in Wonderland (Prince Street Players Version) will be September 6 from 5-9pm and September 7 starting at 9am with Callbacks September 8.

Auditions will take approximately one hour. Please arrive 30 minutes early to fill out paperwork. If you'd like to come with papers already filled out follow this link. Be sure to list any potential scheduling conflicts. There will be a mandatory 10 minute parent meeting after each set of auditions.

There is a $10 Non-refundable audition fee (paid at the time of audition)

  • Bring a small photo (wallet-sized school photo is fine).
  • Prepare a short monologue that is about one minute long (example: poem, lines or paragraph from a play). Acting is encouraged.
  • Prepare a short song (about 16 bars) to sing acapella.

Wear comfortable clothing such as: (modest) athletic/dancewear and tennis shoes or jazz shoes, if you have them. Clothes should not be restrictive as dance movements may be required. Absolutely no dresses, flip flops, crocs or sandals. 

If cast in the play, there is a Participation Fee of $245 plus a $50 Production Fee. Members of the Center for the Arts pay a $220 Participation Fee plus the $50 Production Fee. Please make all checks payable to Center for the Arts. 

Rehearsals are held at the Center for the Arts (9419 Battle Street); and Baldwin Elementary School (1978 Eagle Way, Manassas) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturdays at the Center for the Arts from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.