Ages 11-17


Young Children

Ages 5-9

All Skills

Ages 8-15


Ages 10-17



All Skills

Ages 8-14



Ages 10-17

We are no Longer enrolling in this production.
Advanced Mary Poppins is in rehearsal. See the available Mary Poppins productions HERE.


Full-Scale Production Musical for Advanced Students

Ages 11-18

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. Great fun!

All classes are open to new enrollment up to and including the third class meeting. After the third class has taken place, the class will be closed to enrollment.



Advanced classes put the ‘fun’ in ‘fundamentals’ and help build an excitement for excellence!


Our Advanced Classes are where committed and talented students meet together to challenge themselves and each other to greater levels of artistic achievements and confidence, onstage and off. 


In both our full-scale Advanced Play Production and Advanced Musical Production classes, students are presented with additional opportunities for artistic discoveries, including;

  • a more intensive rehearsal process

  • in-depth character work and development

  • challenging choreography for musicals and physical character building for plays

  • additional vocal and physical exercises to help build the strength and confidence required for advanced performance  


Additionally, Advanced and Intermediate classes participate in special workshops tailored to the special challenges presented by each production.  These workshops provide extra learning that students can carry well beyond the individual production. Past workshops have focused on diverse topics, including;

  • Ballroom Dancing

  • Shakespearean Language and Context

  • Character Status and Physicality

  • Creating Character Accents

  • Animals as Physical Characters


LOCATION: Shoal Creek

AGES: For ages 11-18 yrs

DATES: Mondays, 5:00-8:00 pm, November 12 - May 20 

Rehearsals on some Saturdays; final rehearsals & shows at Center Stage Theatre April 20 - May 20, schedule TBA  


Advanced Mary Poppins: $585 deposit to hold your spot in the Fall 2018 season. Payments of $255 are due 12/1, 1/1, 2/1, & 3/1. Or $1525 paid in full.


Experience Necessary.

All previous participants in an Advanced Full-Scale Musical Production are automatically invited to enroll. If you have not participated in an Advanced class before and would like to join, please sign up to audition HERE.


AGES 13+

For more information about becoming a Student Assistant Director or Student Stage Manager for this production, please click HERE.


Broadway Performer and Teaching Artist will conduct a Master Class just for Advanced Students!

A native Austinite, Barrett started his training with kidsActing under the brilliant tutelage of Dede Clark.


In 2001, he won the B. Iden Payne Award for “Outstanding Actor In A Play For Youth” for his work in the original production of The Emperor’s New Shows.


While still in Austin, Barrett trained and performed with Austin Musical Theatre, Tapestry Dance Company, and Zilker Hillside Theatre. He continued his training at Carnegie Mellon University where he graduated with college and university honors with a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre. While at CMU, he was awarded the Charles Willard Memorial Award for excellence in Musical Theatre.


Fresh out of school, he joined the Broadway company of Mary Poppins where he played the role of Robertson Ay as well as being a Swing/Dance Captain. Barrett has worked at many different regional theaters over the years as a performer as well as a director/choreographer.


Barrett has worked as an educator in dance and theatre for 16 years and has taught a variety of master classes and workshops across the country. Some of his favorite teaching experiences include Broadway Dreams, Broadway Masterclass, Students Live!, The Amy Murphy Studio, Dance Molinari, Dancers Pointe, Howell PAL Theatre Company, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, The University of the Arts, and Carnegie Mellon University.


He is elated to be conducting a Master Class with the talented young artists of kidsActing, the place where his artistic journey began.​

Looking for Young Children, All Skills, or Intermediate Classes of Mary Poppins? Click Below.




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