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Youth classes and camps at The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem foster personal growth, teamwork, and creativity. Whether your child is new to the stage, or a confident performer looking to hone their craft, they will find classes at The Little Theatre inspirational, educational, and fun!


Youth Classes

at The Little Theatre

Pirates of Penzance Jr.

For students in Middle and High School

Classes Tuesday & Thursdays

February 28-April 20

Tech Rehearsal April 24-27


Performances April 28 & 29 7pm;

April 30 2pm

Director: Charity Hampton
Choreographer: Rachel Conway

Music Director: Kristina Railsback

The Pirates of Penzance JR. is a swashbuckling musical journey! Set sail with this classic comedy that boasts one of the most famous songs in musical theatre history. The wit and whimsy of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic score is suffused with a modern sensibility. A hilarious farce with sentimental pirates, dim-witted young lovers and an eccentric Major-General, based on the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.
The Pirates Of Penzance JR. is a light, comic introduction to the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, featuring opportunities for singing as an ensemble or in small groups, with vocal parts written in unison or simple two-part harmony.
Students will learn music, choreography and comedic timing in this fun production class. Finishing off with a weekend of performances for the public.

Cost $375


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For students Gr. 3-5

Wednesdays March 8-April 26

Instructor: Hayley Greenstreet

Join our intrepid cast of Pirates as they adventure around the known and unknown seas. Through theatre games and creative movement these pirates will set sail for lands unknown. Join us for this fun adventure class where we'll explore the depths of imagination and the vast actor's range of our characters.

Cost: $225

Cast Away-A Pirate's Acting Adventure


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Hayley Greenstreet

Hayley Greenstreet comes from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She earned her BA in Theatre with Honors from Wake Forest University in 2015. After graduating, she worked as a year-long Education Resident Professional Intern at Lexington Children's Theater in Kentucky.  In 2016, she moved to Omaha Nebraska to work as a Teaching Artist Fellow at The Rose Theater. After her fellowship year, Hayley continued working at The Rose as a full time Teaching Artist! In this role, Hayley wore many hats;  she served the children and families of Omaha as a teacher, performer, director, and mentor.  In her fourth year at The Rose, she had the pleasure of directing The Rose’s First Stage Production of A Bucket of Blessings where she was able to collaborate with Omaha Public School Pre K classrooms and local traditional Indian choreographer Mallika Jayanti to create a colorful, engaging, and culturally diverse piece of theater for very young audiences. When she was still in Omaha, she worked as an artist in other spaces.  In summer and fall of 2018, she had the thrilling opportunity to work as the Assistant Director to Kerfuffle's Nested - a devised theater experience for the very young at The Union for Contemporary Art.  Starting in fall 2020, Hayley attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for her MFA in Theatre for Youth.  While at UNCG, she directed The Arkansaw Bear by Aurand Harris and Round Pegs, Square Pegs by Mary Hall Surface.  Her most recent adventure has been directing North Carolina Theatre for Young People’s first ever TVY piece: Wake Up, Brother Bear!  which will be touring out to North Carolina preschool and daycare communities in March and April of 2022. Throughout all of her endeavors, Hayley strives to work with young people as collaborators, using their voices and ideas to fuel the work that will ultimately be shared with other young minds.

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Charity Hampton

Being on stage is her first love.  In addition to her work with multiple local theatre companies, she has also had the honor to perform in some amazing venues.  She has performed with the Winston-Salem Symphony.   In 2016, Charity won the National Blind Idol competition, a singing competition for individuals who are blind and visually impaired.  In 2018, she had the honor of being chosen to perform twice at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NY. 

Many thanks to LTWS for giving her such amazing opportunities to learn and grow in the craft she loves!


Scholarships: Youth scholarships are determined by need on a sliding scale, first come first served basis.

Contact for a scholarship application.

Attendance and Cancellation Policy: Regular attendance and participation are strongly encouraged. No make-up classes or reductions in fees will be provided for students who miss class. The Little Theatre's class sessions follow the WS/FCS public school calendar. If school is closed due to inclement weather, acting classes will be canceled and an extra class will be added at the end of the session. If The Little Theatre cancels a class for any other reason, caregivers/attendees will be alerted via email, and a make-up class will be added to the end of the session.

Refund policy: 
In the event that The Little Theatre cancels an entire course, camp or workshop, or if a student withdraws more than two weeks before the session begins, the choice between a full refund of tuition or a credit towards a future class, camp, or workshop held within the next year will be offered. Registration fees are not refundable when student withdraws. Tuition is non-refundable for withdrawals made within two weeks of the start of a class, camp, or workshop.

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