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PPP TV TheaterTalk

Join us for some TheaterTalk on FaceBook!
Next Broadcasts, Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30pm and Thursday, April 2 at 3:30pm

Summer Theater Conservatory: Session One

FOOTLOOSEGrades 6–9
A rebellious teenager moves to a small middle-American town where dance is forbidden. He encourages his classmates to  call for a rock’n’roll prom.
June 22–July 11
9am–5pm

Summer Theater Conservatory: Session One

THE RAINBOW FISHGrades 2–5
June 22–July 11
9am–5pm

Summer Theater Conservatory: Session Two

FROZEN Jr!
Grades 2–9
July 13–25
9am–5pm

Summer Theater Conservatory: Session Three

Dorothy in Wonderland: The Musical!
Grades 2–9
July 27–August 8
9am–5pm

SHREK The Musical

NEW SHOW DATES: August 28–30
Bayside Performing Arts Center
2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo

Time for more PPP TV TheaterTalk


This new online theater program will bring you chats, classes, workshops, you name it….right to you, at your home!

On TUESDAY, March 31 at 3:30pm, we bring you Lyndsee Bell and Tré Tyler.
        
COLD READS and HOW TO WRITE A SCENE with Lyndsee Bell and Tré Tyler
TUESDAY, MARCH 31 at 3:30pm
Lyndsee and Tré (aka Fiona and Shrek) will cover how to prepare for and deliver a Cold Read—something you may encounter in an audition or a callback. They’ll also cover how to write a two-person scene. Think “W’s”. Send your questions to PPPTheaterTalkTV by noon on Tuesday 3/31.
Link to Facebook Event
(Tune in by tapping the “Like” button and you’ll be able to join in as well as receive updates on new broadcasts.)

Then on THURSDAY, April 2 at 3:30pm, we’re back on air with Leslie Stupple, the Piper herself.


ACTING.
EASY TO GET. HARD TO DO.

Thursday, April 2 at 3:30pm
Truth in acting—how observing your everyday experiences can help make you a better actor.
Send your questions to PPPTheaterTalkTV by noon on Thursday 4/2.
Link to Facebook Event
(Tune in by tapping the “Like” button and you’ll be able to join in as well as receive updates on new broadcasts.)

We are all keeping up with COVID-19 (coronavirus) news. As a precaution, we’ve rescheduled Shrek the Musical to August 28, 29 and 30. We look forward to entertaining you in August, and hope that you are able to join us then. For those of you with tickets already in hand (and wash those hands often!), please see more details here.

SHREK The Musical


NEW SHOW DATES: August 28–30
Bayside Performing Arts Center – 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo

PPP THEATER EDUCATION

Please stay tuned as Class plans unfold. We all remain hopeful and flexible.

BROADWAY BELTERS

BROADWAY BELTERS: THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Grades 6+

BROADWAY BELTERS: MULAN
Grades 3–5

BROADWAY SHORTIES

BROADWAY SHORTIES: MATILDA
Grades 2–3

BROADWAY SHORTIES: THE ADDAM’S FAMILY
Grades 4–6

ACTING CLASSES

HOLLYWOOD HOTSHOTS/VIDEO PRODUCTION
Grades 4–6

YOUNG ACTOR’S ACTING and MOVEMENT
Grades K–2

ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP
Grades 5+

ACTING and AUDITION TECHNIQUE
Grades 4–6

YOUNG ACTOR’S IMPROV and ACTING
Grades 1–3

THEATER CAMPS and CONSERVATORIES

 SUMMER THEATER CONSERVATORY
Session One: June 22–July 11
(entering grades 2–5)

The Rainbow Fish Musical

 

SUMMER THEATER CONSERVATORY
Session One: June 22–July 11
(entering grades 6–9)

Footloose


SUMMER THEATER CONSERVATORY

Session Two: July 13–25
(entering grades 2–9)

Frozen Jr.


SUMMER THEATER CONSERVATORY

Session Three: July 27–August 8
(entering grades 2–9)

Dorothy in Wonderland: The Musical!

PPP's partnership with DOWN SYNDROME CONNECTION of the BAY AREA has been a joyful journey!


Flash Mob Event is Postponed for a bit
We will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day. But we’ve temporarily postponed our 3.21 Flash Mob event. We’ll announce updates here, so stay tuned! Thank you for your understanding.
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WE CAN'T DO ALL THIS WITHOUT YOU

  • Free After-School Theater Programs
  • Free Ticket Gifting
  • Production Scholarships
  • Free and Discounted School Show Tickets and Transporation provided
  • MainStage Productions
  • Community Partnerships with local schools and non-profit organizations

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Customized theater programs and productions to fit your vision and budget. Email to arrange a free consultation.

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We are so grateful! To you, our wonderful community. You help PPP bring live theater to kids and their familes through MainStage productions, camps, classes, school shows, free ticket-gifting and transporation, scholarships, free after-school drama and school education programs.

Thank you for your support!

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WHO IS PIED PIPER PLAYERS?

Pied Piper Players is a family theater company dedicated to the promotion of confidence, community and excellence through the performing arts. We’re about learning new skills, sharing our gifts with others, providing others with production design and building services.

Theater Performance

Over the past 19 years, we have evolved from an organization focused on staging two musical productions annually, to a growing community with a home base and the capacity to offer a variety of theater-based programs year round. Voice, Acting, Dance, School Theater Education and Enrichment Programs round out our performance-based history.

Heartfelt thanks goes to the original PPP Posse whose hard work and vision in 2001 gave us the base needed to become the award-winning family theater company PPP is today.

Theater Arts Education

PPP’s HQ at 1000 S Amphlett Blvd in San Mateo is home to Acting, Voice, Dance, and Tech Classes, Workshops, and Camps for participants interested in learning on stage and back stage skills. Our Dance Studio is often lit up with music and movement. PPP’s Theater Arts Education programs include Theater Arts Classes,  Teen Programs, Theater Camps and Summer Theater Conservatory.

School Theater Programs. We work in partnership with local schools, providing drama classes and theater productions.

Giving Back

Giving back to our community continues to play a significant role in realizing our company’s mission. Free After-School Drama delivers a unique theater experience directly to local underserved schools. MainStage Scholarships and the Free Ticket-Gifting and Free Transporation for Local Schools help us share the magic of live theater with our children and their families.

IN OTHER'S WORDS...

Pied Piper Players is an amazing community of caring, considerate children and adults and place where confidence blooms. My daughter has grown so much, not just as an actor or singer, but as a person. She has made wonderful friendships and has learned so much. It is the one place that she looks forward to going and doesn’t mind missing out on Girl Scouts, Birthday Parties, Slumber Parties, or Play Dates. I once asked her if she minded rehearsing all weekend long and her answer was, “Of course not. I wish I could go more.” Need I say more.

Melissa Gustavson

Incredible emotional growth in kids. Great to have good friends outside of school. Huge self-esteem boost. ‘Happy place’ for my kids, even though putting in a lot of hard work. They enjoyed and benefited from directions (and ‘molding’) from all the artistic staff! Grateful for this wonderful opportunity, relish watching the evolution!

Tessa Walters

THANK YOU!

Thanks to your support and participation, PPP will continue to delight audiences with our MainStage productions, expand our class offerings, bring more musical theater experiences to underprivileged kids and offer more scholarships so all families can share equally in the joy of the performing arts.

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