Managing the Stage

Not only learn the skills of a Stage Manager, also learn lifelong leadership skills.
Beginning Thursday, July 9. Sign up today!

Be the Director

Be the Director! Or become a better actor! This class will help you on both sides of the audition table.
Beginning Friday, July 10. Sign up today!

Beginning Next Week

New Theater Arts Classes!
Singing, Directing, Acting, Dancing and Stage Management.
We can’t wait to see you on screen!
Running w/0 July 5–w/o August 15. Sign up today!


We greatly appreciate the support of
The San Mateo County Arts Commission.

The purpose of the San Mateo Arts Commission is very much in line with the core values of Pied Piper Players. They support arts events, programs, outreach, engagement or services that create social vitality in neighborhoods, K-12 schools and with underserved constituencies. They provide funds to assist arts organizations in building a strong presence in the community, growing audiences and expanding services and programs to the community and to children in grades K-12 and to educate and expose county residents to a wide range of artistic and cultural expression.

We’re excited to announce our SUMMER PROGRAMS! We have a variety of fun virtual classes running from July 5th through August 15th. You can sign up for everything from dance to performing a One Person Show! Classes will be taught by Leslie Stupple, Lyndsee Bell, Grey Miller and Anna Sieben. Be sure to check out our new Teen Programs! Classes are listed below. Sign ups now live! Classes run the week of July 5–the week of August 15.

PPP THEATER EDUCATION

We hope to see you all on our computers soon!
Get more details HERE!

BROADWAY BELTERS

BROADWAY BELTERS – Two Time Offerings
Grades 2–7 (Ages 7–12)
Singing introductory course
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

ADVANCED BROADWAY BELTERS
Grades 2–7 (Ages 7–12)
More advanced vocal lessons
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

ACTING CLASSES

ACTING 1
Grades 1–3 (Ages 6–8)
The basics of acting
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

ACTING 2
Grades 3–7 (Ages 8–12)
The next level in acting
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

ADULT VOICE
Ages 16+
Learn vocal basics in a group setting
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

SOLO PERFORMANCE
Grades 3–7 (Ages 8–12)
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

INTRO TO DIRECTING
Grades 6+ (Ages 11+)
Learn the essentials of directing.
Instructor: Leslie Stupple

DIRECTING 1
Grades 6+ (Ages 11+)
Prerequisite: Intro to Directing or instructor approval.
Instructor: Leslie Stupple

PRIVATE VOICE OR ACTING LESSONS
4 Thirty-Minute Lessons
Grades: Any (Ages: All)
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

PRIVATE VOICE OR ACTING LESSONS
4 One-Hour Lessons
Grades: Any (Ages: All)
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

DANCE CLASSES

TAP 1
All Ages
Intro to the basics of Tap
Instructor: Anna Sieben

JAZZ 1
All Ages
Intro to the basics of Jazz
Instructor: Anna Sieben

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS

ACTING WORKSHOP
Grades 8+ (Ages 13+)
Advanced acting workshop
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

SINGING FOR ACTING
Grades 8+ (Ages 13+)
Advanced acting workshop
Instructor: Lyndsee Bell

STAGE MANAGEMENT
Grades 7+ (Ages 12+)
Learn the basics of becoming a stage manager
Instructor: Grey Miller

In light of current gathering guidelines, we felt it best to cancel the August performances of Shrek the Musical
Thank you to everyone who participated—onstage, backstage and in the house—in this wonderful show. We miss you. Please stay healthy, happy and reach out if you have any questions. For those of you with tickets already in hand, please see more details here.

PPP Partners with DOWN SYNDROME CONNECTION of the BAY AREA. Yes, We Can!


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!
Click here for more 3.21 details.
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WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP

  • 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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PPP DESIGN & BUILD

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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