The "new normal" Classes

Stay sheltered, but come sing, get introduced to Directing, Acting, Mastering Monologues! Class sizes are small, Instructors are pros. Connect and learn!

First, a big thank you to everyone who shared thoughts and valuable input on our summer programming. We had really hoped that we could provide a rewarding, interactive and true-to-our-mission in-person theater program this summer. However, after reviewing San Mateo County’s guidelines for summer camps, and exploring every option available, we’ve decided we cannot deliver the summer camp experience that our PPP campers deserve. We feel it best to cancel our 2020 summer camp program.

But as they say, the show must go on! Which for you means we’ll be looking to offer fun and meaningful ways to connect with you this summer through interactive, PPP mission-aligned online programming. Stay tuned!

PPP THEATER EDUCATION

Due to the Shelter-in-Place mandate, all PPP classes will be brought to you via the Zoom video conferencing software. For this online instruction, students will need a web cam and a microphone, as well as a quiet place, stable internet connection and various things easily found at home (class-specific items). Students will also need access to Google Drive files.

BROADWAY BELTERS

BROADWAY BELTERS with Lyndsee Bell
Grades 3–6
Discover the singer you were meant to be!
This class is currently fillled.

ACTING CLASSES

AWESOME ACTING with Ling Lee
Grades 1–4
This core acting class will cover everything young actors need to stay engaged and develop their skills at home.

MASTERING MONOLOGUES with Jen Marte
Grades 5–7
Students learn and develop techniques for mastering the art of performing a monologue.

INTRODUCTION TO DIRECTING with Leslie Stupple
Grades 5+
This class covers all the directing essentials including show selection, casting, table-work, blocking, scene analysis and more.

VOCAL WORKOUTS with Erin Moore
Grades 6+
Warm-ups, pitch and rhythm exercises, solo song performance. This class develops discipline and lasting practice habits.

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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