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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. 

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.

Simply register your child using the form above (SUMMER 2018 REGISTRATION FORM) and submit the registration fee prior to March 31, 2018. As a non-profit, we prefer payment via check or cash. Payments can be mailed to Dakota Stage Ltd, 412 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND, 58501, dropped off at that location, or by calling 701-258-4998 to charge a credit card over the phone. Please call or email theaterdir@dakotastageltd.com for more information.


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!

Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will be at Dakota Stage Ltd, 412 E Main Ave in Downtown Bismarck.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 11 and Sunday, February 25.

The Jungle Book 12PM - 3PM - Cold reading material will be provided. If students have a prepared monologue they may use that also.

Anything Goes 3PM - 6PM - Students should prepare 16 bars of a song. Cold reading material will be provided. If students have a prepared monologue they may use that also.

Conservatory participants must also register using the form above (SUMMER 2018 REGISTRATION FORM) and submit the registration fee prior to March 31, 2018. As a non-profit, we prefer payment via check or cash. Payments can be mailed to Dakota Stage Ltd, 412 E Main Ave, Bismarck, ND, 58501, dropped off at that location, or by calling 701-258-4998 to charge a credit card over the phone. Please call or email theaterdir@dakotastageltd.com for more information.