Singing, Acting, Improv, Dance!

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Annie performs November 9–18

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November 9–18
Bayside Performing Arts Center  |  2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo

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EDUCATIONAL AND THEATER ARTS PROGRAMS
Acting, Improv, Musical Theater, Tap Classes
Classes have just begun…try one!

BROADWAY BOUND THEATER PROGRAM

BROADWAY SHORTIES

Age-based levels of acting, singing, and dance classes to hone the skills necessary to become a “triple threat”.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat (grades 1–3) Wednesdays, Sept. 12–Nov. 14 from 4:00–5:00pm

Peter Pan (grades 2–4) Wednesdays, Sept. 12–Nov. 14 from 5:00–6:00pm

Peter Pan (grades 5+) Thursdays, Sept. 13–Nov. 15 from 4:15–5:30pm

Instructors LYNDSEE BELL & ANDREW TINSMAN

BROADWAY BELTERS

Learn to develop their voices as musical instruments through solo and choral singing, group vocal improvisation, warm-ups, exercises, and more.

Come From Away (grades 2–4) Tuesdays, Sept. 11–Nov. 13, 5:15–6:30pm

Come From Away (grades 4–8) Thursdays, Sept. 13–Nov. 15, 5:45–7:00pm

Instructor LYNDSEE BELL

BROADWAY BOOGIE

Designed to enhance skills and develop craft as a musical theater dancer, in this class students build dance vocabulary, master complex routines, and learn to choreograph.

The Greatest Showman (grades 2–4) Tuesdays, Sept. 11–Nov. 13, from 4:00–5:00pm

Instructor TRE TYLER

ACTING CLASSES

ACTING/IMPROV II (grades 5+)

Designed for intermediate students who want to continue honing their skills in acting and improvisation. Material and improvisations will increase in difficulty and build upon introductory skills. Tuesdays, Sept. 11–Nov. 13 from 5:15–6:30pm.

Instructor TRE TYLER

ADVANCED IMPROV (grades 6+)

Students engage in both long-form and short-form improv activities to sharpen the mind, enhance listening skills, and improve collaboration and the ability to think and respond on the spot. Designed for advanced students to enhance and hone their skills. Previous acting experience is required. Mondays, Sept. 10–Nov. 12 from 4:30–6:00pm.

Instructor ANDREW TINSMAN

IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING for ADULTS

Learn improv through games, scenes, character work, and more games! Experience firsthand the importance of thinking on your feet and being “in the moment,” all in a friendly and safe environment!

Tuesdays, Oct. 2–Nov. 13 from 7:00–9:00pm. There is no class 10/30.

Guest Instructor VIRGINIA MUSANTE

HOLLYWOOD HOTSHOTS (grades 3–7)

Learn the fundamentals of capturing (on camera) an honest and organic performance by living, breathing, and experiencing the life of the character. Hollywood Hotshots goes in-depth exploring the techniques of film acting, from lighting, to eye lines, framing, memorizing, and more! Wednesdays, Oct. 17–Dec. 19 from 6:15–7:30pm. No class 10/31 and 11/21.

Instructor ALICIA URIZAR

DANCE CLASSES

TAP I

Come join the fun….tap shoes not required! But if you’ve always wanted to DIP YOUR TOES INTO TAP, HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!

Thursdays, Sept. 13–Nov. 15, 5:00–6:00pm.

Instructor RAUL RAVINA

TAP II

Designed for intermediate students who want to continue their tapping skills and aim for the STAGE and the SPOTLIGHT!

Mondays, Sept. 10–Nov. 12 from 6:00–7:00pm.

Instructor RAUL RAVINA

MY TWO LEFT FEET

This class aims at maximum fun! Oh, and learn some TAP and LINE DANCING along the way. Come join us, and bring a friend!

Mondays, Sept. 10–Nov. 12 from 7:00–8:00pm.

Instructor RAUL RAVINA

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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.

Performance

Over the past 15 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. Dance, Acting, Tech, School Outreach Education and Enrichment Programs round out our performance-based history. We thank the original PPP Posse whose hard work and vision in 2001 gave us the base we needed to become the award-winning family theater company we are today.

Education

Our home at 1000 S Amphlett Blvd in San Mateo had afforded our community efficiencies that we used to dream of. As we expand our offerings, look for more educational programs, classes, camps and performance opportunities. Acting and Theater Tech classes offer invaluable skills for participants both on and off stage. Jazz, Tap and Ballet classes fill our Dance Studio with music and movement. Our educational programs include theater classes, Turbo Teen programs, seasonal camps and Summer Theater Conservatory. Come join the fun!

Community Outreach

Outreach programs continue to play a significant role in realizing our company’s mission to enrich our community. Free After-School Drama delivers a unique theater experience directly to local underserved schools. MainStage program 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 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,  we 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 PPP.

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