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Imagine … Create … Explore …

Enroll your young actor at Civic Theatre School and unlock the transformative power of the arts!

Grow! Civic Theatre School kids don’t just learn how “to act” but gain important life skills that help them grow.  Students involved in the arts watch less TV and display more tolerant behavior towards others! Classes like those at Civic Theatre help foster positive achievement, collaborative-working and critical-thinking skills. Studies have shown that theatre classes can not only enhance creativity, but help develop skills that assist in learning languages and even mathematics.

Learn! Since theatre education is an interdisciplinary art form it satisfies our human need to express thoughts and feelings through written text, dramatic interpretation and multimedia production. The Civic Theatre School, the oldest continually operating theatre education program in the Lehigh Valley, is based in solid educational principles and incorporates many of the elements of the Pennsylvania Education Standards for the Arts and Humanities.

Optional Specialty Classes for Grades 3-8

In addition to our engaging Drama and Movement program, students in grades 3-8 will have the option to participate in an additional specialty package of classes. If this package is purchased (full day option), students will bring a lunch each day and have a supervised lunch break from 12-12:30. From 12:30-3, students will enjoy and experience a variety of exciting topics taught by talented and qualified instructors. Classes from 2015 session included: STOMP (percussions), Vocal class, Voice and Diction, Storytelling with Music, Comic Improv, Character Creation, Tap, Stage Combat, Let’s Make a Commercial!, Set Design, Writing for the Stage, Monologues for Auditions, and Acting for the Camera.

Class Schedules, Descriptions, and Tuition Information

Session I:
July 11 – July 22, Monday through Friday

Session II:
July 25 – August 5, Monday through Friday

PreK/K (9am-11am): $225/session, $450 both sessions
During Sessions One and Two students will:
Participate in creative expression, learn to take stage directions, learn basic theatre terminology, play simple acting games, work on projecting their voice, work on cooperating in small group settings and explore imaginary characters such as super heroes and fairy tale characters.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families and friends to attend.

Grades 1-2 (9am-12pm): $255/session, $500 both sessions
During Session One students will:
Explore story dramatization, work on speaking and listening skills, engage in creative performance games, work on stage directions and theatre terminology and participate in lively movement and dance opportunities.
During Session Two students will:
Work on character exploration, focus on vocal development, participate in basic pantomime activities, work on stage directions and theatre terminology, participate in lively movement and dance opportunities and play clever theatre games.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

Grades 3-8 (9am-12pm): $255/session, $500 both sessions
Grades 3-8 Full Day (9am-3pm): $510/session, $900 both sessions
During Session One students will:
Work on improvisation skills, explore character work, refine vocal projection, play theatre games, engage in scene work, develop movement and dance skills and explore staging and directing.
During Session Two students will:
Focus on scene work, practice memorization, explore character development, play theatre games, refine vocal projection, participate in scene blocking, develop movement and dance skills and be exposed to audition skills.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

Grades 9-12 (6pm-9pm): $255/session, $500 both sessions
Grades 9-12 w/ Voice (6pm-9:45pm): $345/session, $680 both sessions
During Sessions One and Two students will:
Enjoy two unique sessions that focus on character development and scene work with an introduction to
the Stanislavsky method for actors. Students will be actively engaged in the process of character and scene analysis and will play an important role in creating their showcase piece.
Each two week session will culminate in a theme based showcase involving all students for families to attend.

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was a tremendous success! 

Thanks again to all of our sponsors:



Tonys & Tapas Sponsors

City Center Lehigh Valley
BB&T Bank

A-Town Pawn and GoldBuckno, Lisicky & Company
MAGDA Design Studios
National Penn Insurance
Schaefer Industries
St. Luke’s University Health Network
Timothy Richard Fine Jewelry

Dorothy J. Allen
JoAnn & Marc Basist
Alvin H. ButzCharles & Joan Cole
Dietrick Group, LLC
Embassy Bank
Joseph & Deborah Kochanasz
Dr. Vito & Patricia Logudice
Alan & Judith Morrison
Victoria Sanders Neff
Kathy & David Patterson
Lissette Santana
Carol Sizemore
Susan Ellis Wild
Stan & Shea Zukowski

Elena & Joe Pascal



The Cakesmith
The Dime
Divine Catering
Ringer’s Roost
The Shanty on 19th

Phoebe Floral Shop


Ray Starner

Acoustic Guitarist, Frank M. Flandorffer Sr.; Diann Garnett;
C.E. Roth Formal Wear


 Allentown, PA—On Sunday, June 12, 2016, Civic Theatre of Allentown hosted its 6th annual Tonys & Tapas celebration. The event raised over $25,000 for Civic Theatre and had nearly 100 attendees. The event also served to officially unveil Civic’s new logo in preparation for its 89th season. Sharon Glassman, Board President, stated in her welcome, “This evening, Broadway celebrates its best and brightest of the 2016 season by honoring each winner with the prestigious Antoinette Perry Award, thereby assuring these performers a place in theatre history. This afternoon, we not only celebrate those awardees, but also the inimitable magic that the theatre brings into each of our lives.”

Acoustic Guitarist Frank M. Flandorffer, Sr. serenaded guests upon their arrival as they walked down the red carpet and into Civic’s transformed scene shop, which was decorated with set pieces and costumes from past Civic productions. They then entered Civic Theatre514 to enjoy food and drink while bidding on the silent auction. Tapas for the event were provided by Biaggio’s, The Cakesmith, Centro, The Dime, Divine Catering, Kome, Ringer’s Roost, Roar, The Shanty on 19th and Yianni’s , and libations were provided by Elena and Joe Pascal, Candida’s and Shangy’s.
Guests were free to visit both of Civic’s buildings and to mingle underneath a tent that stretched across 19th Street. A troupe of singers appeared to musically announce the beginning of the live auction in the historic 19th Street Theatre. Auctioneer Ray Starner began the show, dazzling bidders with fabulous items.
The event culminated in a live performance, “A Tony Revue,” which was Directed and Conceived by William Sanders with Musical Direction by Justin Brehm. The revue featured performances by Dan Becker, Justin Brehm, Melissa Brehm, Andrea Cartagena, Tracy Ceschin, Autumn Colalillo, August Fegley, Brian Foley, Janis Greim, Emilie Leyes, Will Morris and Sarah Nekich.
The 2016 Tonys & Tapas Committee included Co-chairs Jason Sizemore and Marie Ann Sutera along with JoAnn Wilchek Basist, Kenn Colodonato, Maria DeFebo-Edwards, Sharon Lee Glassman, John Hedges, Shirley Kline, Will Morris, Kate Pistone, William Sanders and Patty Yurchak.

Sponsors included City Center Lehigh Valley; BB&T Bank; A-Town Pawn and Gold; Buckno, Lisicky & Company; MAGDA Design Studios; National Penn Insurance; Schaefer Industries; St. Luke’s University Health Network; Timothy Richard Fine Jewelry; Dorothy J. Allen; JoAnn & Marc Basist; Charles & Joan Cole; Dietrick Group, LLC; Embassy Bank; Joseph & Deborah Kochanasz; Dr. Vito & Patricia Loguidice; Alan & Judith Morrison; Victoria Sanders Neff; Kathy & David Patterson; Lissette Santana; Carol Sizemore; Susan Ellis Wild; Stan & Shea Zukowski.




Mainstage Productions Ladies Night Receptions

Held the Thursday after each opening of a mainstage production , bring your female friends to our complimentary pre-show reception in Civic’s Theatre514!

Save the date!

Pre-registration is required & your ticket will be collected at the reception. Call the Box Office to reserve your reception tickets – 610-432-8943.



FiddlerBus Trip to Fiddler on the Roof

Sunday, August 21 – Arrive to Civic Theatre at 9:30 am.

Price is $150.00 per person

Click here to buy your ticket on the bus!

This bus trip includes transportation to and from New York City, a ticket to see Fiddler on the Roof, and a talkback with the cast of the show! Enjoy this family-friendly classic with your Civic Theatre friends!

Lunch will be on your own, and snacks can be brought onto the bus for the ride back to Allentown.  The bus will return to Civic Theatre of Allentown at 8:00 pm.


New York Magazine calls this new Fiddler on the Roof “an entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A reason for celebration!” Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring an original and authentic vision to this exhilarating theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

Starring Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht, Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” and features stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. Get your tickets today to the iconic musical that Time Out calls, “magnificent and life-affirming!”