Find Your Drama at Creative Arts

Musical Theater

Ages 6-12

Students learn the basics of musical theater technique: vocal pedagogy, ear training, lyric interpretation, music theory and choreography. Theater games and creative activities will challenge students to learn quickly and express themselves. Students collaborate on a final performance to showcase skills and build confidence in front of an audience of friends and family. 

Instructor: Shannon Eldridge


8 Mondays, January 13 - March 16 (No class on Jan 20 and Feb 17)

4pm - 4:45pm

Final FREE Performance on Monday March 16 at 4pm


Winter Theater Class

"You're Driving Me Crazy! A Collection of 4 Short Comedies"

Ages 6-12
Using age appropriate theater games and stage skills, students learn how to use movements and facial expressions to tell a story, how to project their voice and perform in front of an audience of family and friends. Every student will have lines, get guidance from our instructor and gain some onstage confidence!

Note: Classes are 1.5 hours each. Final performance is 45 minutes.

Instructor: Shannon Eldridge


8 Mondays, January 13 - March 16 (No class on Jan 20 and Feb 17) 

4:45pm - 6:15pm

Final FREE Performance on Monday March 23 at 6:00pm


Teen Assistant Director needed to assist with rehearsals, costumes, sets and props.

Call the CA office to learn more, 781-942-9600. Assistant Director must be available for final performance and most classes. 

More About "You're Driving Me Crazy!"

Most people have some funny stories about learning to drive, and driver’s ed seems to add to the absurdity of this rite of passage. These four scenes take a hilarious look at the world of driver’s ed, especially from the instructor’s perspective. 

In them, we meet: 1) a nervous teacher who doesn’t seem to know the first thing about driving, 2) a teenage girl who brings some unexpected guests to her first driving class, 3) a teenage boy who’s forced to share a car with his temperamental ex-girlfriend, and 4) a teenage girl who can’t break away from her smartphone long enough to learn how to drive. 



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- Trial Music Lesson $30

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  Lesson $40
- Music or Art Class 


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Fall Theater Class Performance 

Monday, December 16 at 6:00pm

"Red Vs. the Wolf"


We’ve all heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood. But how often has it been told from the Wolf’s point of view? Yes, this kind, sensitive wolf gentleman is upset, for he has been maligned by society because of a story that has been repeated to generations of children. He is determined to tell the story as it really happened, of the true nature of Red Riding Hood and his own good intentions. 

  • Doors open 30 minutes before the performance.

  • Guild Hall is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
    Please call for ramp entrance location, 781-942-9600.


Creative Arts, Guild Hall Location:

Entrance #1: Nearest to 32 Lowell St/Rt. 129 with a parking lot that is shared with the back of Reading Town Hall.

Entrance #2: Nearest to 49 Sanborn St. and street parking is available.



Phone 781-942-9600



25 Woburn Street

Reading, MA 01867

Entrance at rear of building, at shared parking lot behind Reading Town Hall, nearest to 32 Lowell St/Rt. 129.

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