After School Programs

Emerald City Theatre brings world-class teaching professionals to your classroom for exercises in acting, singing, and dancing after the bell rings. We offer a wide array of after-school drama classes for all age levels with exciting new themes each session. Our weekly programs focus on team-building, communication and listening skills, storytelling techniques, and self-esteem strengthening. Your students will have fun while learning through play!

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Register for an After School program!

If your program isn’t listed here, please contact your school’s main office to register.

For more information on this program, contact:

Associate Education Director Taria Michelle Abram,, 773.529.2690 x820



Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Academy After School Drama Program
Winter Session 2019

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For Grades 1 – 4

Fridays, 3:00 – 3:55 PM
January 18 – March 15
$135.00 per student (9 classes)

Join Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan, and Hamilton in the revolution that made America the country it is today. Our Hamilton-inspired class will challenge students’ rhythm and storytelling skills while teaching about the founding of the country through contemporary rap, hip-hop, R&B, and pop music. The final show on the last day of class is not to be missed! 


St. Alphonsus

St. Alphonsus Academy After School Drama Program
Spring Session 2019

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For Grades PreK – K

Curious George
Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:10 PM
March 28 – May 30
$200.00 per student (10 classes)

Join George and the Man in the Yellow Hat on their adventures throughout the city and through your student’s imagination!  Students will explore their own curiosity and use their bodies, voices, and imaginations. On the last day of class, students will share what they’ve learned in a final show even George would approve of! 

St. James Lutheran

St. James Lutheran After School Drama Program
Winter Session 2019

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For Grades PreK – K

Dragons Love Tacos – NEW SECTION!
Wednesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
January 23 – March 20, 2019
No Class February 27
$120.00 per student (8 classes)

Dragons Love Tacos – SOLD OUT! 
Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
January 24 – March 21, 2019
No class February 28
$120.00 per student (8 classes)

Based on the New York Times best-selling book, this class is full of spice and pizzazz! Students will find out exactly what happens when you invite some dragons over for a taco party (hint: no spicy salsa!) and will work together to create their own tale of caution and celebration. Family and friends can join in on the fun during the final presentation on the last day of class. 


Burley School After School Drama Program 
Spring Session 2019

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For Grades K – 2

Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
January 24 – May 2, 2019

No Class April 18
$210.00 per student (14 classes)

Fairy tales don’t end at happily ever after.  When kids of infamous fairy tale villains are offered the chance to live in the United States of Auradon, they leap at the chance. But are their motives good or evil? Students will explore complex characters from this smash hit, along with vocal techniques, acting exercises, and theater vocabulary, to create a final show that examines the choices we all have between good and evil.