Fall 2019

Classes meet here:

701 Clinton Street, Hoboken [map]

Songs & Scenes K-2

The first step on the road to performing. Learn musical numbers and scenes to be presented on the last day of class. A fun way to start singing and dancing your heart out!

Jessica Yagoda & Samantha Alicandri

  • Tuesdays
    September 17, 2019 - November 19, 2019
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Final performance: November 19, 3:15–4:00
  • Wednesdays
    September 18, 2019 - November 20, 2019
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Final performance: November 20, 3:15–4:00
  • Fridays
    September 20, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
    Final performance: November 22, 3:15–4:00
Details Price Qty
Tuesdays $275 (USD)  
Wednesdays $275 (USD)  
Fridays $275 (USD)  

Theater Games Grades 1-3

Come play with us! We will teach you how to use theater games to learn what it means to be an actor!

  • Saturdays
    September 7, 2019 - November 2, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    The final class on November 2 will be a SHARE with parents or caregivers. Bring along a friend as well!
Details Price Qty
Saturdays $180 (USD)  
Saturdays (Discount if also taking Fall 2019 Sing! Dance! Act!) $144 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

Sing! Dance! Act! Grades 2-4

This class is for the child with an interest in performing. Real scripts and costumes, real choreography—and real performances!

Jessica Yagoda & Samantha Alicandri

  • Tuesdays
    September 17, 2019 - November 21, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MANDATORY Dress rehearsal: Mon June 18, 3:30–5:00
    Performances: Tue November 19, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00); Thu November 21, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00)
  • Wednesdays
    September 18, 2019 - November 22, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MANDATORY Dress rehearsal: Mon November 18, 5:15–6:45
    Performances: Wed November 20, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00); Fri November 22, 6:00 (actors arrive 5:00)
Details Price Qty
Tuesdays $650 (USD)  
Wednesdays $650 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit comes A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS. Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, the jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons. This whimsical show follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way. Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special.

Theater Games & Improv Grades 4-6

This class will focus on creating a collaborative space to have fun and create! We will use theater games and improvisation to take acting to the next level and work together as a supportive ensemble who can jump into anything!

  • Saturdays
    September 7, 2019 - November 2, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm
    The final class on November 2 will be a SHARE with parents or caregivers. Bring a friend!
Details Price Qty
Saturdays $225 (USD)  
Saturdays (Discount if also taking Fall 2019 SDA or Performance Workshop) $180 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

NEW CLASS! Group Voice Grades 4-6

A wonderful class with one of our resident Musical Directors, Caleb Damschroeder.  Caleb has been seen in Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella, My Fair Lady and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He recently appeared on Broadway in the hit show Cabaret and in Paint Your Wagon at New York City Center Encores!  He is a composer/lyricist and a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

This class will start you off with healthy vocal technique, working on songs, both individually and in a group, harmony work, and will culminate in a recital for family and friends.

Caleb Damshroeder

  • Thursdays
    September 12, 2019 - November 16, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Voice Recital is Sat November 16, 6pm. No class on Halloween.
Details Price Qty
Thursdays $200 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

Performance Workshop Grades 4-6

This class is for the dedicated actor with some performance experience who is ready to seriously focus on all aspects of a musical production.

Director/Choreographer: Chase Leyner, Musical Director: Caleb Damschroeder, Stage Manager/AD:Jessica Yagoda

  • Fridays 4:00-6:30
    September 6, 2019 - November 10, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    MANDATORY Dress rehearsal: Fri November 8, 4:00-7:00
    Performances: Sat November 9, 2pm & 7pm, Sun November 10, 2pm
Details Price Qty
Fridays 4:00-6:30 $700 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

Teen Workshop Grades 6-9

This class is for the dedicated actor with some performance experience who is ready to seriously focus on all aspects of a musical production.

Director/Choreographer: Chase Leyner, Musical Director: Caleb Damschroeder

  • Thursdays 4:30-7:00
    September 12, 2019 - December 7, 2019
    4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    MANDATORY Tech Week: Tues December 3, Wed December 4 & Thu December 5, 4:00-7:00
    Performances: Fri December 6, 7pm, Sat, December 7, 2pm & 7pm
    No classes on Halloween or Thanksgiving.
Details Price Qty
Thursdays 4:30-7:00 $750 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Teen Improv Grades 7-12

Come play with us as we dive into the spontaneous art of improvisation! We will learn how to get out of our heads and onto the stage while building a strong group dynamic. This class will be focused on making quick acting choices and following each unique creative impulse to the fullest extent. The final class will be an improv show for family and friends.

  • Saturdays
    September 7, 2019 - November 2, 2019
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    The final class on May 4th will be a presentation for family and friends.
Details Price Qty
Saturdays $270 (USD)  
Saturdays (Discount if also taking Fall 2019 Teen Workshop or JR CO) $216 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

HCT Company

HCT Company is for advanced performers, grades 6-12, with extensive experience. By invitation/audition only.

Director: Chase Leyner, Musical Director: Scott Pearson

  • Mondays
    September 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    No Class Columbus Day, Oct 14, Monday November 18, December 16, December 30
    PJ Day: Sun Jan 5, 12:00-5:00
    Tech Week: Jan 13 -16 4:00-7:00
    Performances: Fri Jan 17, 7:00 (actors arrive 5:00); Sat Jan 18, 2:00 (actors arrive 12:00) & 7:00 (actors arrive 5:00); Sun Jan 19, 2:00 (actors arrive 12:00) (Performance times are subject to change.)
Details Price Qty
Mondays $750 (USD)  

This season’s performance:

Hoboken Children's Theater Company is known for performing new and original works.  Our performers have extensive experience including Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theater, Films and Television. The show is chosen to suit the registrants.


Payment Payment in full must be received to hold class spot.

Please send check or money order payable to Hoboken Children's Theater to:

Hoboken Children's Theater
55 Sterling Avenue
Weehawken, NJ 07086

Attendance It is very important to be at all rehearsals. We understand absences due to illness, but do not register if you foresee multiple absences due to schedule conflicts.

Cancellations We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet the enrollment requirements.

Refunds Students withdrawing at least 24 hours prior to the first day of class receive a full refund, minus a $25 processing fee. Students withdrawing after the first class, but before the second, receive a 50% refund. No refunds are given after the second class, regardless of attendance.