Reed Performing Arts Company

100 NE Tudor Rd, Ste 108 | Lee's Summit, MO 64086 | 816.525.4455 |

​​​​​Readers' Theatre 

For the aspiring actor or actress.  In this exciting class, kids work on scripts, monologues, improvisational skills, acting games, characterization and auditioning techniques.  Kids also develop their acting skills through the use of voice, body, hands and imagination and showcase their talents with a final performance for parents and guests.

Open to grades 3-12, (classes may be segmented depending on age and grade level enrollment).  Students should be ready to use their imagination and be creative! See you on stage! 
Class Schedule:  Tuesdays | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Theatre Camps
For the aspiring actor or actress who's ready to experience musical theatre!  From auditions to rehearsals to the stage, children of all ages are given a unique opportunity to shine under the spotlight.  They will learn valuable lessons in listening and collaboration, how working together and supporting one another makes everyone better.

Camp Schedule:Keep up to date with our Studio Calendar!  

Why Musical Theatre?

Musical theatre offers many development opportunities (besides being fun!).  It is a great introduction to basic performing arts (music and dance), integrates visual arts (set creations, props and costumes), and helps performers continue to develop language skills through rehearsing and performing dialogue.  At RPAC, we believe EVERY CHILD'S CONTRIBUTION IS IMPORTANT.  From the ensemble to the lights to the lead role, every child plays an integral part of the show's success.  Not only does a musical invite collaboration toward a common goal, it becomes a creative community of good listeners and future leaders - who stand hand in hand at curtain call and share the applause they've earned in working together.

How it all began

The drama camps started with elementary school students participating in an after school program with a sixth grade teacher - Jeff Reed.  Whitney Reed began working with the group on choreography when some of her dance students became part of one of the productions.  The camps have outgrown the school district and now include children from schools in the Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and greater Kansas City area from the 2nd grade to high school level!  The attendance for each production has grown from over a hundred per night to nearly 300 per night for many performances.  Jeff continues to teach at the elementary school level when not producing great shows!

You're in the Spotlight

An opportunity to use your imagination and build life skills while you learn more about the theatre and what goes on behind the curtain.  Join us for one of our drama camps or enjoy more personalized instruction in Readers' Theatre.

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