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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.


Beat summer boredom by signing your child up for one of our exciting theatre camps! We have a range of camps and classes for our youngest actors all the way up to adults. Each camp and class will help build on the basic skills of acting such as scene study, movement, improvisation, and audition basics. Not a fan of being on stage? We have a variety of technical classes to help you learn what goes on behind the curtain.


It's time for an intensive Summer!

Disney's Frozen, Jr.


Cool off this summer with the first of a Pied Piper Theatre three-week intensive, Frozen, Jr. at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge. Newly released, this enchanting musical production provides the opportunity to experience the kingdom of Arrendale with Anna and Elsa. Join these princesses, plus a delightful mixture of other characters like Sven, Kristoff, Olaf and the hidden folks of the woods. This intensive is both an entertaining and educational experience for ages 8-18.

Rehearsals are scheduled Mondays-Fridays, July 1-19 from 9am-3pm. There WILL be rehearsal held July 4. Actors should plan to be available for all rehearsals and the final performance Friday, July 19 at 7pm. Directed and choreographed by Shania Stewart. Tickets for the one night only performance are available below.

Pied Piper Theatre's production of Disney's Frozen, Jr. with music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and book by Jennifer Lee is based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck &  Jennifer Lee.  It's presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 424 West 55th Street, New York, NY. T: 212-541-4684. www.MTIshows.com

West Side Story-School Edition (for ages 13-20)

West Side story-School edition logo in red

There is currently a waitlist for this production! Please call us at 703-330-2787 to be put on the list. You will be contacted within a day or two with details about your enrollment status in the intensive.

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 Kelly Glyptis and Choreographed by Shania Stewart.

Open to ages 13-20, this production will have rehearsals Mondays-Fridays, July 29-August 17 from 9am-3pm at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Actors should plan to be available for all rehearsals and the final performances Friday, Aug. 16 at 7pm and Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets will be available through the Hylton box office at hyltoncenter.org

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

Audition Details

The 2019-20 season and shows will be announced at the end of summer. Please check back then for our upcoming season!

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.