Saturday Drama Classes


WINTER 2021 SESSION: Saturdays 

DATES: January 9th thru March 13, 2021 (10 week session)

All classes will be held virtually.

Holiday Sale: $150 is now $125; $300 is now $250!!

Questions about ROYAL's Education Program? Email Valerie, Education Director







9:00 - 10:00AM

Ages 7-9
Closed: please contact Valerie for more information

10:30 - 11:30AM

Ages 10-13
Closed: please contact Valerie for more information

Noon - 2:00PM

Ages 14+
Closed: please contact Valerie for more information

Class Descriptions:

Overcoming Stage Fright

In this class, students will explore exercises and techniques to gain confidence onstage.  Students will be given various assignments that will expand their knowledge in the field of musical theatre.  Students will also collaborate on a 1-hour play throughout the class to be performed on the final day.  By the end of the 10-week session, students will not only have strengthened their confidence and knowledge, but they will also have a monologue and new song cut for their audition repertoire.  Materials needed: binder, sheet protectors (optional), and composition notebook. Ages 7-9. Cost: $125



Theatre Etiquette and Finding Your Voice

In this class, students will refine their musical theatre skills by working through various scenes from musicals.  Students will be given assignments throughout the session that pertain to discovery of oneself through the lens of musical theatre.  Central focus of this class will be rehearsal, performance, and audition etiquette.  By the end of the 10-week session, students will have gained new insight into the workings of auditioning and callbacks.  Students will also leave the class with two newly refined song cuts to add to their audition repertoire.  Materials needed: binder, sheet protectors (optional), and composition notebook. Ages 10-13. Cost: $125



College and Professional Audition Intensive

This class is for the serious musical theatre student looking to pursue a career/education in theatre post high school.  Taught by Brent Knipper who has experience in recruiting and as a working performer, students will develop the skills necessary to move forward with a professional or collegiate musical theatre career.  Students will be given various class assignments that will help them further their familiarity with musical theatre.  Topics explored in this session include, but are not limited to, resume building and evaluation, how to balance personal strengths and weaknesses, and the college audition process.  By the end of the 10-week session, students will have experience working with and receiving feedback from musical theatre professionals.  Students will also gain insight and better understanding on how to take their careers to the next level. Ages 14+. Cost: $250



About our Instructors:

Brent Knipper

Brent Knipper, hailing from Franklin, Ohio and an alumnus of the Children’s Theatre of Mason (ROYAL Theatre), received his B.F.A. in Musical Theater from Ball State University. While attending Ball State, Brent performed in numerous plays, musicals, and cabarets. Notable performances included Robert in Boeing Boeing, Leo Bloom in The Producers, and the Soldier in Parade. He has performed in cabarets in Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and New York, where he was under the direction of Tony-Award winning actress Sutton Foster. He has worked on numerous new works and appears on Sutton Foster’s latest album, Take Me To The World. Brent has also worked as a performer and decor designer at Kings Island Amusement park. He has an interest in choral production and worked with international choirs at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Kennedy Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. Brent was a recruitment coordinator for Ball State University’s Department of Theater and Dance and most recently was seen in the national tour of Pete the Cat. Outside of work, Brent independently produces plays and musicals for the Off-Broadway and Broadway stage.

Maddi Kilgore

Maddi Kilgore is so excited to be working with Royal Theatre Company again, but this time as an instructor! In her younger years, Maddi performed in 11 different mainstage shows with Royal including The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, and more! She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from Belmont University, and previously studied in New York City where she interned for Wojcik/Seay Casting office. She has been a part of many recordings, music videos, live concerts, you name it! She is beyond thrilled for classes to begin and can’t wait to meet all the students! Let’s keep theatre alive!


Class Notes:
  • Questions about ROYAL's Education Program? Email Valerie, Education Director
  • Maximum 15 students per class / minimum 5 students
  • Class payments are accepted via PayPal. Your PayPal email receipt will serve as your confirmation of class. Approximately one week before class begins, a reminder email will be sent to those who have registered.

ROYAL cannot offer refunds except in the case of class cancellation or if there is a waiting list with a student available to take the spot.