Creative Arts Academy


Have you ever watched an improv group and thought “How do they do that?” The skills needed are teachable, and what you learn from improv can be used on and off stage! In this class, students will learn the fundamental rules of improvisational performance. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop their skills in an open, welcoming, “no-bad-ideas” environment. Learn how trusting your instincts, listening to your scene partners and working collaboratively can create surprising (and often hilarious) results.

Unlocking the Mystery: The Teachable Artistry of Improv

Throughout the course, discover the essence of instinctual trust. Hone your active listening abilities. Master the fine art of collaborative teamwork. Witness firsthand how these elements interplay to craft astonishing and often uproarious outcomes. This learning journey is an exploration of the unexpected, an endeavor that fuels personal and artistic growth.

In the realm of improvisation, the unexpected becomes your ally. This art form trains you to think on your feet, respond instinctively, and adapt to the unpredictable. These qualities are invaluable beyond the spotlight, enriching your problem-solving skills, enhancing your communication, and fostering resilience in the face of uncertainty.



60-minutes in-person


Cost: $200

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Exploring the World of Creativity: Our Creative Arts Academy Programs

Are you ready to embark on a journey of artistic exploration? Look no further than our Creative Arts Academy programs, where the captivating world of creativity comes to life. Designed to provide young people with immersive experiences and hands-on participation in the arts, these programs offer a rich tapestry of learning opportunities that ignite the imagination and nurture self-expression.

A Canvas of Possibilities: Inclusive Participation for All

At the heart of our Creative Arts Academy lies a commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Whether you’re a seasoned artist seeking to refine your skills or a curious newcomer eager to dip your toes into the world of arts, our classes and camps are open to all. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to unlock their artistic potential, and that’s why we warmly welcome students of varying backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.

Empowering Through Experience: Learning Beyond Boundaries

The cornerstone of our programs is experiential learning. We believe that true understanding and mastery of the arts come through active participation and hands-on engagement. Through a blend of practical exercises, immersive activities, and collaborative projects, students dive headfirst into the realms of visual arts, performing arts, and more. With guidance from seasoned instructors, they not only grasp artistic techniques but also develop critical skills such as communication, problem-solving, and teamwork.

Cultivating Artistic Confidence: A Journey of Growth

As young participants explore the arts in our Creative Arts Academy, they embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. Our approach goes beyond teaching technical skills; it’s about nurturing artistic confidence and fostering a deep appreciation for creativity. Students learn to embrace experimentation, push boundaries, and celebrate their unique artistic voices. This newfound confidence extends far beyond the studio, positively impacting various aspects of their lives.

A Tapestry of Offerings: Tailored Learning Paths

Our Creative Arts Academy programs offer a diverse range of offerings, ensuring that every student finds their perfect fit. From painting and sculpture to acting and dance, each class is a thread that weaves into the larger tapestry of creativity. For those well-versed in the arts, our advanced classes provide a platform to refine techniques and delve into advanced concepts. Meanwhile, beginners can embark on an exciting journey of discovery, guided by patient instructors dedicated to nurturing their potential.

Building Connections: Collaboration and Community

The power of collaboration shines brightly within the walls of our Creative Arts Academy. Through interactive group projects and joint performances, students learn the art of cooperation and develop meaningful connections with their peers. The studio becomes a vibrant hub of creative exchange, where ideas flow freely and diverse perspectives enrich the artistic process. These connections often extend beyond the classroom, creating a strong sense of community among budding artists.

Cultivating Lifelong Passions: Nurturing Future Artists

Beyond the brushstrokes, dance steps, and theatrical performances, our Creative Arts Academy has a broader mission: to cultivate lifelong passions for the arts. By nurturing creativity, honing skills, and fostering a deep appreciation for artistic expression, we empower young individuals to embark on a lifelong journey of exploration. Whether our students pursue careers in the arts or simply carry their passion as a source of joy and enrichment, the impact of their experience resonates for years to come.

Embracing the Creative Odyssey: Enroll Today

In a world brimming with possibilities, our Creative Arts Academy programs beckon young artists to embrace a creative odyssey like no other. Through immersive experiences, tailored learning paths, and a supportive community, students have the chance to not only discover the arts but also uncover the boundless potential within themselves. So, whether you’re an experienced artist or a curious beginner, take the first step toward a vibrant and inspiring artistic journey. Enroll in our Creative Arts Academy programs today and unlock the door to a world of creativity, growth, and endless imagination.

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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