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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.


Make sure you are fully prepared for the upcoming auditions by taking our "How to Audition" classes for ages 8-18, which will be offered before the audition dates of each production. Learn the "need to know" basics of preparing for an audition and learn how to leave them remembering you. More experienced actors can brush up their skills for getting that "dream role". Upcoming dates are listed below:

HA-7    Mon., Feb. 24  5-7pm
HA-8    Wed., Feb. 26  5-7pm
HA-9    Thu.,   Feb. 27  5-7pm

Go to  the "Classes > Drama" tab at the top of the page to view pricing and to register for a class.


Hunchback of Notre Dame logo

Performances will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm and Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. We recommend this production for elementary-aged children and older.

Disfigured bell-ringer Quasimodo has lived his whole life locked away in Notre Dame, with only gargoyles and his caretaker, archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo keeping him company. Quasimodo longs to be “Out There” in Paris, and gets his chance during the Feast of Fools. After an encounter with beautiful gypsy Esmeralda, Quasimodo finds himself taken with her; but Claude Frollo and Captain Phoebus also become entranced by Esmeralda. As Frollo becomes bent on destroying the home of the gypsies, Quasimodo must assert his independence and defend the woman he loves and Notre Dame itself. Well-known songs such as “the Bells of Notre Dame”, “Topsy Turvey”, and “Hellfire” combined with a captivating story will have you asking, “What makes a monster, and what makes a man”? Directed by David Johnson with musical direction by Veronica Miller and choreography by Gretchen Lamb.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Peter Parnell was originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions. It is presented through special permission with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.


A prince, a pumpkin, some mice, and a fairy godmother all add up to a magical evening for one girl named Cinderella. This classic princess fairy-tale gets a new spin with Rodgers and Hammerstein's songs including "In My Own Little Corner", "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Impossible/It's Possible". Don't wait until the clock strikes twelve to audition for this enchanting musical!

Auditions for Cinderella will be held at the Center for the Arts Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29 with callbacks March 1. Please call 703-330-2787 to sign up for an audition slot. Auditions are open only to children ages 8-18. 

Audition Details

Auditions for Cinderella will be February 28 from 5-9pm and February 29 starting at 9am with Callbacks March 1. Open only to ages 8-18. We are not yet taking audition calls. 

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 5-10 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 a paragraph from a play). Acting is encouraged.
  • Prepare a short song or section of a song (about 16 bars) to sing acapella. Something about the length of "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star"

Wear comfortable clothing such as: (modest) athletic/dancewear and tennis shoes or jazz shoes, if you have them (we prefer no crop tops). 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 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 (9419 Battle Street) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Some rehearsals may be extended and/or special rehearsal days added due to a tight production schedule.