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Classes for kids ages 6–18


Middle & High School: Oct. 5–28

Elementary School: Oct. 8—Nov. 5

Class size is extremely limited.

Don't miss your chance to be part

of this amazing experience! 


Fill your Musical Theatre Toolbox with techniques and life strategies taught by working actors, musical directors, coaches and Broadway performers. This is a unique opportunity for individualized instruction in small groups!


Join us for our four-week intensive workshops culminating in a short, professionally recorded, small audience/live stream variety show performance:

The High School and Middle School classes will meet for two hours twice a week, and the Elementary School classes for two hours once a week. Students will experience a curriculum that includes Acting, Dance, Voice, Stage Presence, mindfulness and meditation, and audition technique.


Your student will never be in a session with more than six students as they move through a series of workshops.

Session opportunities will include some of the following, but the program will be tailored to the registered students. We will meet them where they are at and give them what they need and want!


  • Acting Nuts and Bolts

  • Creating and building dance foundations

  • Expert Q and A

  • Singing: how to raise the roof

  • Audition building blocks

  • Creating your own choreography

  • Song selection and prep

  • Theatre dance basics and learning choreography

  • Monologue prep

  • Breaking down scenes

  • Finding songs and monologues perfect for you

  • Musical theatre history

  • Building Confidence and giving your best performance

  • Finding and telling your story


Times and Dates


The Harmonious High School: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Dates: 10/5, 10/7, 10/12, 10/14, 10/19, 10/21, 10/26, 10/28

Cost: $350


The Magnificent Middle School: Mondays, 3:30-6pm

Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9

Cost: Returning Students $300; New Students $325


The Extraordinary Elementary: Thursdays, 4:30-6pm

Dates: 10/8, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12

Cost: $175


Culmination presentation:



Emery Pace Archer (EP)

Emery Pace Archer (EP) is a performer, composer, poet and educator with 25 years professional teaching experience. Performing credits include audiences of over 7,000 people, recording sessions with nationally known artists, staged plays musicals and original works.  EP teaches choir and theater at Conifer High School, has worked as a Teaching Artist with the Colorado Symphony’s Very Young Composer program, and is an adjunct professor at the Lamont School of Music at DU. With 28 years professional experience as a performing musician, a MM in Jazz, EP is the composer, lyricist and author of CRESCENT HEARTS, a full scale collaborative rock opera in progress. Their most recent release UNDERNEATH is an album of songs EP performs on voice, violin, piano and guitar. EP is an advocate for LGBTQ+ community, especially those in the arts, and a proud member of the universal community of oneness, diversity and love.

Stephanie Femsler

A specialist in voice and piano instruction, Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education/Choral from the University of Delaware and a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Maryland-College Park. Her research is geared toward rural elementary music teaching and how teachers can provide strong characteristics and attributes to teaching in rural demographic areas. Stephanie spent four years teaching high school choir and theatre. She directed three different high school choirs including a mixed choir, women’s choirs, and a cappella choirs. In addition to her classroom teaching, Stephanie is an experienced private vocal instructor able to teach in a variety of styles including jazz, classical, and musical theater. She spent three years teaching with a music studio in Washington, D.C. where she taught piano and voice to students ages 4-18, as well as adults. Stephanie has also played the piano for 26 years, in classroom, church and other accompaniment settings. Stephanie is also the co-founder of Elk Creek Music Studio in Pine Junction, CO, providing music lessons to the Conifer/Pine/Bailey communities.

Amy Fletcher

Amy is thrilled to be taking on the role of Artistic Director of  The Venue Theatre and is looking forward to bringing her vision of theatre education and performance creation to the foothills and its many aspiring artists. She is a native New Yorker with 35 years of experience in professional theatre. After performing on Broadway and in numerous touring productions, Amy began pursuing a career as an educator and mentor. She has worked at several high schools, as a professor of Theatre and Dance at Five Towns College, and achieved her MFA in interdisciplinary arts and theatre education from Goddard College. She was thrilled to join The Venue Theatre after relocating to Colorado with her amazing husband Michael and son Matthew. Venue director and/or choreographer credits include:Thoroughly Modern MillieBye Bye Birdie, Guys and Dolls, Urinetown, Anything Goes, Newsies, Venue on Broadway and Venue Through the Years.  

Jenna Haimes

Jenna is a New York-based actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer. She currently serves as the Director of Development for Nerve Project Theatre Company (recently welcomed into the Alliance of Resident Theatres New York City 2019) in addition to being a company member. After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, she worked continuously regionally. Favorite regional credits include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hunyak in Chicago, Ruth in Wonderful Town, and Kaye in The Taffetas. She eventually ended up at The Historic Barter Theatre working in the Barter Player company, performing for young audiences at Barter and on tour, as well as with the Resident Company. She transitioned into the Resident Acting Company where she earned her Equity eligibility. She has since studied at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway in New York City, having completed the International Independent Study program at Steps. She has choreographed productions regionally, touring, and Off-Broadway. She is a student at Kimball Film Studio, and her most recent work in film can be seen on Amazonprime, to be released in 2020. She has a love of fitness, and works with clients regularly as a NASM-certified personal trainer and barre instructor. Originally from Colorado, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and bike riding. She is grateful to be in the mountains and working with young theatre artists. Imagination is a powerful tool available to everyone; learning to strengthen it means a brighter and braver future. @jennanigans.

Elizabeth Tanner

Elizabeth holds her B.A. in Speech Theatre and M.F.A. in Acting/Performing Arts from Roosevelt University.  She studied Acting at the Royal National Theatre in London, England.  She has been an educator and professional actor all over the United States and abroad. Tanner acted in productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, Provision Theatre Company, Melvin Theatre, Majestic Theatre, NewBridge Theatre Company, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, St. Croix Off Broadway, and Porchlight Musical Theatre Company.  Film credits include Edge of the Road (Indianapolis Film Festival Lead Actor award winner).  Tanner toured with the St. Olaf Choir, was awarded a MRAC grant, and was the Artistic Director for NewBridge Theatre Company. Currently works as the Performing Arts teacher at Evergreen Middle School.

Joe Veale

Joe is a NY- based actor, singer, and dancer with a fondness for dogs and four-leaf clovers. He is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Nerve Project Theatre Company, recently welcomed to the Alliance of Resident Theatre’s New York City in 2019. Recent Off Broadway credits include: Enter Laughing (Marvin, U.S David, and Dance Captain—York Theatre), Great Expectations (Pip—Hudson Guild Theatre), and The Wrong Box (Wickham—Theatre for a New City). Before moving to NY, Joe worked extensively regionally as a member of the Resident Acting Company at the Historic Barter Theatre. Favorite regional credits include: The Rivals (featuring Tony winner Harriet Harris and director Eric Tucker), Peter and the StarcatcherAltar Boys42nd StreetFootloose, and ISO Yuletide (featuring Frankie Morino). BFA Musical Theatre/Professional Acting (Meisner Cert.) East Carolina University. @therealjoeveale. @nerveprojecttheatrecompany.

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