shade tree players

Summer Children's Theater for Ages 7-18

Our mission is to provide as many children who are interested a chance to participate in the performing arts in front of their family, friends, and community. Performing with others fosters teamwork and communication, promotes confidence and motivation, and instills professionalism, responsibility, and commitment.  These skills will benefit the participants in their personal and professional lives for years to come. 

The 2018 Online Registration has closed!

Academy Program

Students entering grades 2 through 8 in Fall 2018 are welcome to join us each summer to participate in a theatrical production! With two sessions for a play and two sessions for a musical, parents and children can find the dates and times that best suit their schedule for this 4 week experience!

Rehearsals and performances will be in the Imagination Theater at the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex, 1810 Schafer St in Bismarck.

Please remember that all registration payments are now due. Payment must be made by the time the rehearsals begin.

Parents: Please check your email throughout the summer for important updates from Shade Tree with information regarding volunteer opportunities, promotional events, and performance information. Please email Josh at shadetree@dakotastageltd.com if you suspect that you are not receiving our updates.

Special Note: The date for the work day provided on the linked flier above is incorrect. The work day for the Academy Play is June 23rd.


Conservatory Program

Students entering grades 9-12 in Fall 2018 and students who have completed grade 12 in Spring 2018 are welcome to join us each summer to participate in a full-scale theatrical production! With one play and one musical, students can select a show based upon their interests. Participants are asked to audition each Spring to enable the directors to get a jump start on casting. All who audition will be cast!

Please remember that all registration payments are now due. Payment must be made by the time the rehearsals begin.

Parents: Please check your email throughout the summer for important updates from Shade Tree with information regarding volunteer opportunities, promotional events, and performance information. Please email Josh at shadetree@dakotastageltd.com if you suspect that you are not receiving our updates.