Youth Program


Students ages 12 – 17 are invited to audition for a summer musical theater workshop on June 4th at 11:00 a.m. We are looking for “triple threat performers” who can sing, act and dance. Only a limited number of performers will be accepted into the program. During the two-week camp, students will put together an intense Broadway-style musical revue and perform it for the community.

Once the summer workshop is over, performers automatically become a part of “Headliners,” the official performance ambassadors of San Pedro Playhouse. “Headliners” will go into the community to help spread the word about San Pedro Playhouse and its wonderful upcoming 2011-2012 Season.

Entrance into the program is by audition only. Audition date – June 4 at 11 am


June 13 – June 24, 2011

Ages 12 –17

10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Performance on June 24th at 7:00 pm



Imagination and creativity will be unleashed during this three-week session as students create their own show from start to finish. Students will write the script, make costumes, build the set and STAR in their own show.


June 27 – July 15, 2011

(No class on July4th)

Ages 7 – 12 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – $250.00

Ages 13 – 18 – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – $250.00

Performance on July 16th in the afternoon



This three-week session will explore musical theater through song and dance. Students will take the stage as they perform scenes and numbers from some of musical theater’s most popular shows.


July 18- Aug. 5, 2011

Ages 7 – 12 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – $250.00

Ages 13 – 18 – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – $250.0

Performance on Aug. 6th in the afternoon


The curtain is going up on our newest theater class beginning August, 2011 at San Pedro Playhouse for aspiring young performers ages seven to 14. The group, aptly called “Curtain Up!”, will meet every Saturday at the Playhouse from 10 AM to 1 PM through the beginning of May. The semester-long program will culminate with a performance recital at San Pedro Playhouse. The class will cover all areas of theater arts, including theater games, terms, improvisation, singing, dancing and auditioning techniques. Tuition is $200 per student for the semester. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. For more information, call the box office at (210) 733-7258. Registration will begin in the Summer. Exact dates will be announced soon.


San Pedro Playhouse’s Youth Performance Group

Students ages 7 to 18 can audition for the fall semester of Troupe, San Pedro Playhouse’s youth educational/performance program. Students will be placed in one musical production after the audition, depending on their age and experience. The Troupe program meets every Saturday at the theater. The specific time will depend on which show they are placed in. If accepted into the program, there will be a tuition fee of $350. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. NO REFUNDS after the first day of class. Audition and Semester dates will be announced Summer of 2011.

Meet the Directors
Christopher Rodriguez (Youth Program Director / Troupe Director and Choreographer) has been performing on the San Pedro Playhouse stage for over nine years. Recently, he directed the San Pedro Playhouse production of Altar Boyz. Prior to that, he played Protean in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Wayne Frake in State Fair and Ching Ho in Thoroughly Modern Millie. His favorite roles at the Playhouse were in Once Upon a Mattress (Prince Dauntless), Beauty and the Beast (Lefou), Cabaret (Bobby), West Side Story (Baby John) and A Chorus Line (Mark). He was the co-director and choreographer for Zombie Prom and choreographer for Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience at San Pedro Playhouse. He is also San Pedro Playhouse’s Office Manager. He has choreographed for various high school choirs and theater programs in the North East Independent School District and at the Church Bistro Theatre. Credits elsewhere include Oklahoma (Sam Houston State University), Diviners, The Shadow Box, The Miracle Worker, When Pigs Fly (Actors Theatre of San Antonio), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (ATAC Globe Winner) and Southern Baptist Sissies at the Church Bistro Theatre.

Andrew Hendley (Headliners Music Director) has been teaching middle school choir for the past eleven years. He graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor’s in Music and a Master of Arts in teaching. While teaching in NEISD after graduating, Mr. Hendley sang with the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers. He then relocated to Las Vegas, where he continued to teach and joined the UNLV Chamber Chorale, which performed at the MGM Grand Garden with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Chapman University Choral Festival. Mr. Hendley was the Choir Director at Woodlake Hills for six years. He now teaches elementary-level music in Judson ISD. He was a section leader and soloist of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Choir and has been playing in the orchestra for San Pedro Playhouse for the past four years. At the Playhouse, he has been the Musical Director for Cabaret, The Mikado and Footloose.

Amy Dullnig (Troupe Jr. Director) has appeared in several shows at the Playhouse: Music Man, Curtains, the past two productions of A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hair and Aida. She has stage managed several shows at the Playhouse, favorites being Zombie Prom, Sound of Music, and Evita. As a member of the Texas Christian University (TCU) choir, she performed twice at Carnegie Hall singing with the New York Pops under the direction of the late Skitch Henderson. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Incarnate Word and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance from TCU. This is her fifth year directing Troupe at the Playhouse.

Jillian Cox (Troupe Music Director) has been seen on the Playhouse stage as Meg Brockie in Brigadoon, Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel, for both of which she received ATAC Globe Awards for Excellence in Acting; the title role of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Patience in the Cellar Theater as well as Eve in Meet me in St. Louis and Sister Miller in Damn Yankees on the Russell Hill Rogers stage. Other roles include the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Sister Margaretta in The Sound of Music and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and Lucy in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Mary in Child of the Promise and Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take It With You in Tokyo, Japan. In the San Antonio area, Ms. Cox performed with the UTSA Lyric Theatre as Monica in The Medium, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Kaye in The Taffetas. She also performs frequently as a young artist with the San Antonio Opera.

Christopher Garcia (Troupe Jr. Music Director) has been seen in several San Pedro Playhouse productions including: Aida, Once Upon a Mattress, Brigadoon, Man of La Mancha, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. He is currently studying Vocal Performance at UTSA under the tutelage of Dr. Diana Allan. He has performed with the UTSA Lyric Theatre in Cosi Fan Tutte (Guglielmo), The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King), La Boheme (Schaunard), and created the role of Pembroke Jr. in the World Premier of Dr. David Heuser’s Comedic Opera A Brief History of Root Vegetables. Mr. Garcia also performs with the UTSA Concert Choir, the UTSA Chamber Singers and is a chorus member of the San Antonio Opera. Some of his Honors and Awards include: Oscar J. Fox Award for Excellence in Vocal Performance, 1st Place South Texas Chapter NATS, Andrew Gurwitz Memorial Scholarship, and the Opera Guild of San Antonio Lyric Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance in an Opera or Musical for his performance of the Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance.

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