Sage Studio Theatre Workshops

Sage Studio offers the ultimate learning experience for anyone interested in the world of theatre. All classes are led by working professional actors, directors, and designers (including those from Raue Center’s award-winning Williams Street Repertory) who offer advice and insight into the fast-paced and ever-changing professional theatre landscape, giving students a chance to make important connections and learn from the best. All classes have a maximum class size of 16 students, to ensure personal attention and a hands-on experience. We offer a wide variety of classes in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production, so there’s truly something for every student to explore their passion and build their skills. Our students have gone on to pursue their careers at top colleges and universities, and appear in productions across Chicagoland—including right here with our in-house resident theater company, Williams Street Repertory!

All classes are capped at $100 thanks to the support of the Foglia Family Foundation.For more details, click here to view and download the brochure.

This Season’s Classes

    Part of Sage Studio Junior

Ages 7-8 | Jan 24 – Feb 28, 2017  4:30pm-5:30pm (Tues afternoons)

Ages 9-10 | Jan 26 – March 2, 2017  4:30pm-5:30pm (Thurs afternoons)

Ages: 11-12 | Jan 24 – Feb 28, 2017  4:30pm-5:30pm (Tues afternoons)

Ages 13-14 | Jan 26 – March 2, 2017  4:30pm-5:30pm (Thur afternoons)

Tuition: $100

Sage Studio Junior is proud to once again offer newly expanded classes for our younger students–and this spring we’re focusing on the young “triple threat,” or for any kid who’s been wanting to try their hand at the exciting and vibrant art of musical theatre!  This introduction to musical theatre will teach kids all about the process of creating a character, vocal technique and unique choreography combinations along with theatre games to stretch those creativity muscles—and help build the confidence they need to chase those big dreams and take the stage by storm in their next production.  Parents will be able to see their young stars strut their stuff in a final showcase performance at Raue Center!

Pre-requisites:  None.
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2017


    April 8 – 29, 2017 (Saturday afternoons)
    1pm-4pm | Ages 14-18
    Tuition: $100

Musical theatre is all about the songs, and every song tells a story—but the styles in which those stories are told have had quite the evolution, and a musical theatre pro needs to master

them all! Sage Studio is proud to present a workshop for teen singers focused on the ever-changing world of musical theatre styles—and mastering songs from both the “classical” and

“contemporary” repertoire. Students will study history of the genre, performance skills and vocal technique, and put that knowledge into practice as they tackle performing two songs—one from pre-1960’s “Golden Age” musical theatre, and one from modern “rock”-style musical theatre. Many college programs ask for varying song styles in their placement auditions, so this is a great chance to build up that repertoire! The workshop culminates with a recital for friends and family at Raue Center.

Pre-requisites: Students must exhibit an appreciation and aptitude for musical theatre. Students are also required to submit a video audition of a musical theatre song. If unable to submit a video, please contact Kate Wilford,, to schedule an audition.

 Application Deadline: March 31, 2017