Theater Program - Eugene Performing Arts Centre

Theater Program

What Makes Us Different?

When it comes to Children’s theater in Eugene we know there are many options but we wanted to build a theater that would prepare students for real world opportunities. We believe students should work hard and earn each role. That is why you are paying for acting and musical theater classes and not to be in the production. This also gives students the opportunity to explore all aspects of the theater including costumes, props, set design and lighting.

Acting & Musical Theater students will have the opportunity to perform in our Winter show, Spring All Studio production and our Student Works showcase featuring works written by our student playwrites.

All students will have the opportunity to audition for each show but it is not required. They may also work backstage or supporting technical theater aspects. Current students will have first opportunity to audition for shows before we open auditions up to the community.

Lanny Mitchell

Theater Director

Lanny has trained with Bob Fosse, Joe Tremaine, Michael Bennett, and more. He has been on and off Broadway as a performer and most importantly, has worked in the business. Lanny is a teacher, director and choreographer who will prepare your children to nail auditions, be admitted into a college program or just learn life lessons.

Youth Classes Ages 7-11

Young artists will explore their imagination, create characters and build confidence in our acting classes. 1 hour.

Saturday 1:30pm

Dance and sing your way on stage in our youth musical theater class. Explore Broadway shows and then audition for one of ours! 1 hour

Saturday 12:30pm


Teen Classes 12+

Actors will explore their three actor tools – Imagination, Voice, and Body. Students will learn to construct a story, project their voice with confidence, character development, lead and follow in a group and work in an ensemble. 1 hour

Monday 7pm

Combining dancing, singing and acting, students will explore how to present themselves on stage, project confidence and develop characters. Both group and solo work will be explored. 1 hour

Wednesday 8pm


Starting in January 2021, playwrights will meet 2x a month to work shop their plays. In April we will hold open auditions for their plays to be performed in our June Student Works Showcase. 1 hour

Tuesday 5:30pm

Director Approval Required