Theatre fun for all ages!

Theatre offers a multitude of talents for students to cultivate and display: acting, singing, dancing, and creation of sets, props and costumes. By allowing students to explore and experience all the diverse components of a finished theatre product, students create their own ensemble—a community centered around the stage. At Apple Tree Arts, our theatre arts programs are developed with this philosophy in mind. We believe that every student has a story to tell and makes a meaningful contribution to the art of theatre.

We welcome and invite you to join us!

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Musical Theatre Programs

Our musical theatre programs provide students with the opportunity to learn about and hone their skills in three different theatrical focuses: acting, singing & choreography. Each skill set is given separate instruction and later added together to form the finished product, a musical production. The level of difficulty and complexity of instruction and productions are tailored to specific age groups, ensuring each child a rewarding experience that matches their abilities.

REGISTRATION for the fall programs is open!

We offer theater programs for children and teens/adults. Please choose from the list below.

School year programs:

Grades 1-4  (one session in fall, winter, and spring)
FALL: YEE-HAW!

Grades 2-6  (one session in winter)
WILLY WONKA KIDS

Grades 7-12  (one session in late fall through winter)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR

Adult Community Musical Theatre YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (cast will be selected after auditions)

Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown follows a day in the life of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder and Snoopy as they navigate the joys and pitfalls of growing up. 

Auditions, rehearsals and performances held at Apple Tree Arts, One Grafton Common, Grafton MA. Schedule an audition time by emailing matt.m@appletreearts.org. Audition dates are: Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, from 6:00-8:30pm at Apple Tree Arts.

  • Rehearsals: Sundays from 2:00-5:00PM, Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm, Thursdays from 6:30-9:00PM starting November 25th. Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00PM added in January. 
  • Performances: Friday, February 7 at 7:30pm and Saturday, February 8 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

There is no participation fee for this production

Acting Adventures –  for children in grades 2-6. Incorporates theatre games, storytelling, scene-study and improvisation while introducing basic performance skills. The program culminates in a creative performance showcase following the final session.  

Private Acting/Performance Coaching – call to schedule private sessions with Matt Mariner. Available on an as-needed basis for auditions, or ongoing sessions for a more broad approach.