Grandstreet Theatre

Important Dates

March 18-May 16, 2019
Session 4
March 25-28, 2019
no classes-Spring Break!
March 28 & 29, 2019
SAB Spring Break workshops
April 15, 2019 6 p.m.
Scholarship materials due
Acting Technique for Adults (Studio)
April 30, May 7, 14, 21
April 25, 2019
Sneak Preveiw for Bridges of Madison County, 7:30 p.m.
April 30 & May 1, 2019
48 Hours to Curtain show 7:00 and 4:30
May 4, 2019
Scholarship Auditions
May 7, 2019
Jr/Sr Showcase - 7:30 pm tickets $6.00
May 10, 2019
Words by Kids tour
May 15, 2019
Theatre School Banquet 6:30 p.m.
May 16, 2019
Last day of regular classes
June 7-16, 2019
June 10-14, 2019
Mini Camp #1 – Improvisation
June 17-21, 2019
Mini Camp #2 - Acting Magic
July 8-20, 2019
Summer Theatre School
July 11-27, 2019
July 29- Aug. 2, 2019
Social Skills Theatre Classes
August 2-17, 2019
Mini Camp #3- Musical Theatre
Aug. 2-18, 2018
SIster Act
September 2019
Sneak Preview for ?? 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 10-Nov. 1, 2018
Session 1
Sept 10 & 11, 2018
photo session with Kurt Keller Photography
September 14 & 15, 2018
auditions for ???
Oct. 18, 2018
Sneak Preview for Treasure Island, 7:30 p.m.
October 18, 2018
No classes for Fall Break
Oct. 22-25, 2018
Share Days
Nov. 5-January 14, 2019
Session 2
Nov. 27-28, 2019
no classes - Thanksgiving
Dec. 5-22, 2019
Dec.TBA, 2019
Theatre School Dance @ Carroll College 9:30-11 pm
Dec. 17-Jan. 1, 2019
no classes - Holiday break
Jan. 8-14, 2019
Share Days
Jan. 15-21, 2019
No classes
Jan 24, 2019
Sneak Preview -Silent Sky 7:30 p.m.
January 22-March 14, 2019
Session 3
January 26, 2019
Conservatory/Summer Auditions 1 p.m.
Jan. 31, 2019
Sneak Preview - Book Of Will 7:30 p.m.
Feb 6-10, 2020
Junior Theatre Festival - Sacremento, CA
Feb. 18, 2019
no classes - Presidents Day
March 11-14, 2019
Share week for Session 3
April 13, 2020
No class (Easter break)
April 6 & 7, 2020
Auditions for TBA
March 19 & 20, 2019
Headshot appointments with Kurt Keller

Theatre School News

Cast list for Wildwood

We want to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who auditioned for your incredible bravery and eagerness to play. This made for some difficult casting decisions. If you do not see your name on the list we hope you will come back and audition at Grandstreet in the future.


Prue: Cadence Hatten

Curtis: Kai Moser

Mom/Bureacrat 3: DeAundra Shackelford

Dad/Richard:Guil Poelsma

Alexandra: Cayla Clark

Maksim/Lars Svik: Andrew Martinez

Dimitri: Kynan Moon

Brendan: Alan Zackheim

Angus: Ella Shropshire

Damian: Robert Stimpson

Septimus: Will Swenson

Bureaucrat 2: Emerson Poole

Bureaucrat 4: Will Krings

Bureaucrat 5: Riley Ford

Bureaucrat 6: Hailey Cox

Rachel: Alicia Treichler

Guard/Coyote Soldier: Kade O’Brian

Owl Regina: Meghan Hanrahan

Enver: Gracie Fay Petersen

Iphegenia/Bureaucrat 1: Elsie Harrington

Farmer 1: Donny Shire

Farmer 2: Declan Van Wyk

Farmer 3: Sophie Johnson


For those cast, congratulations and please keep an eye on your email for detailed information about rehearsals, which will begin the week of APRIL 29th.

Buy Tickets


Junior/Senior Showcase

Our annual showcase for the Juniors and Seniors is Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $7.00

Buy your tickets online or at the door

Come and watch some amazing performances!

Spring break day camps

Bring your kids for fun-filled days learning about Musical Theatre with some of Grandstreet’s High School students! We will be basing classes on four shows

Thursday March 28th
  • Alice in Wonderland Jr: 9am-1pm
  • Peter Pan Jr: 1pm-5pm
Friday March 29th
  • The Little Mermaid Jr: 9am-1pm
  • Madagascar Jr: 1pm-5pm

You may sign up for as many sessions as you would like!

A full day: 9:00am – 5:00pm – $35
half day: 9:00am – 1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm – $20
Both days:$65
WHERE: Grandstreet’s Studio, 328 Fuller Avenue
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING: No previous experience needed! Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle. More info will be sent out via email upon registration.
AGES: 6-12
Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions!

Junior Theatre Festival 2020

We are making plans to attend the Junior Theatre West Festival in Sacramento, CA in February 6-10, 2020! And we want you to join us! 


In order to participate, fill out this form JTF20 application and turn it in with your $100 deposit by April 1, 2019. OR sign up online

Want to chaperone?  JTF20 chaperone

Click here to watch a video about the Festival

The Junior Theater Festival is a festival produced by iTheatrics for children ages 8-18 held every year in Sacramento and Atlanta, GA. It is designed for serious minded performers who are committed to working hard and delivering an amazing performance. Organizations from all over the world attend each year and present a 15 minute condensed version of a Broadway Jr. show under the license of Music Theatre International or Disney Musicals. The weekend festival includes the show presentation, workshops, guest speakers, awards, a dance party, and a ticket to a Broadway-style performance. All of this is available for the organization presenting their show, the directors, and the parent chaperones.

We will be putting a class together for this project. Students who want to be involved in the class must sign up and pay the $100.00 non-refundable deposit by April 1st. All students in the class will be cast in a show from the Music Theatre International Junior collection and that cast will be considered the “JTF20 class”. After we know how many kids will be participating, we will pick the show and cast it using all of the young actors in the “ JTF20 class”. This is a great opportunity for our kids to do a production, meet other kids from around the United States and beyond who love musical theatre, see working professionals and take workshops.

The JTF20 class will have a rehearsal schedule based on their conflicts. The cast will also have fundraisers and do a send off performance for Helena audiences.



How many will be in the cast?

16-40 participants will be cast. We must have 1 chaperone for every 4 kids so how many we can cast will depend on how many chaperones we get.


What will we do at the Junior Theatre Festival (JTF)?

Groups perform a 15 minute selection from one Broadway JR or KIDS collection show for adjudication, participate in workshops, participate in other fun events such as “tech Olympics”, watch outstanding performances by their peers.


How old do you have to be?
8-18 years old.


Does this take the place of my regular theatre school class?

No, you must be enrolled in a regular after-school class to be considered for the JTF18 class. If you decide to leave the theatre school class you will also no longer be in the JTF18 class/cast.


Will there be chaperones?

Yes, we will need one chaperone for every four students attending the festival.

Do the chaperones travel for free?

Does it cost money?
Yes. See the expense details at the end of this document.

Will there be fundraising involved?
Yes, unless you want to pay for the entire trip yourself and forget the fundraising.

Will there be scholarships available?

Can I use Frequent Flyer miles for airfare?

Yes. You can make your own airfare or transportation plans as long as you have a parent with you. You will then be responsible for your own transfers to and from the airport/hotel.

When will you be casting?

May/June 2020.

Can I make payments?
Yes! All students will be asked to put down a $100.00 non-refundable deposit by April 1st to be considered. After that you will make $100.00 payments per month through January 2020 if you would like to make payments. After October 1st you must have $600.00 deposited on your account which at that time cannot be refunded if you withdraw.




Student Expenses

Fee: $740.00 which includes the following:

Production staff
A role in the show
Transfers to and from airport
Supervision at rehearsal, performance and festival
all meals except travel days
Competition performance at JTF in Sacramento
An official festival T-shirt
Adjudication and feedback
Professional development workshops for directors
Performance workshops for students
Technical theater workshops for students and teachers
Dance Party
Celebrity talk-back with special guests
A Broadway-style show/concert
Show Script

Plus Transportation & hotel (approximately $725)


Quad room: $150.00 Triple 200   Dbl 300

Total approx. cost:

Student $1465.00 (quad) 1515 (trp) 1615 (double)


Chaperone Expenses

JTF Fee $230.00

Airfare: $575

Quad room: $150.00-quad (Dbl 300.00)

Total Approximate cost: $955-$1105.00 plus food


Adult Acting Classes

Adults – You can now join the fun that is Theatre School!


3 Sessions to choose from – or take them all!

Treat yourself to improved confidence and character skills through an–often hilarious and always entertaining series of adult acting classes with friends and fellow actors!

Session II – Physical Comedy – March 5-26, 2019

Explore acting through movement.  This fun and exciting class is for all levels.

Instructor – Kevin Casey

Cost:  $60

Register here

Session III – Acting Technique – April 30-May 21, 2019

The objective of this class is to further explore the tools learned in the basic acting and physical comedy class while encouraging actors to make bolder choices and to begin more character development.  This is for actors of all experience levels.

 Instructor:  Kevin Casey

Cost $60.00

 Register here

Take one or take all 3 sessions for $120.00


Grandstreet Theatre is located at 325 N. Park Ave. in downtown Helena


60.00 per session or all 3 for $120.00

Summer Theatre School 2019 registration is open

July 8-20, 2019


You can sign up for summer theatre school now

Mini Camps!

Join us this summer for our mini-camps. You can come for one day, one week, or all 3 weeks! These half day workshops are a fun addition to our popular two- week summer camp July 8-20, 2019.


One-day drop in $25.00
  • One week – $90.00
  • Take all three for $250.00


Scene One: Improvisation!

June 10-14, 2019

1:30-4:00pm: 3rd – 9th Grades

Comedy Improvisation-Learn to think on your feet and play many theatre games!

Scene Two: Acting Magic!

June 17th -21st, 2019


1:30-4:00pm: 3rd – 9th Grades

Stage Magic-Learn fun acting techniques from auditioning to stage combat!


Scene Three 
- Sing, Dance, Act!

August 5-9th, 2019 

Come and play with the cast members of the summer shows!
9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. – 3rd-5th graders
1:30-4:00 p.m. – 6th-9th graders



Sign up now for Mini Camps!

Sign up for a Mini Camp!

Sample resume

Here is a sample resume for those of you wondering about a good format.

Beware of some common mistakes:
1. Grandstreet is one word (not Grand Street)
2. List your shows with the most recent at the top
3. Don’t list a category if you have no experience (i.e commercials, film)
4. Remember to list your special abilities and make sure you can actually do those things.

Banquet tickets

2019 Banquet is Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Our annual banquet will be May 15th at 6:30 at Carroll College. It is in the All Saints Hall (basement of The Cube). Tickets are $15.00 for current students and $20.00 for anyone else.  You can buy your tickets online  Tickets are on sale until May 16th if there are any left by then.

There will be door prizes, scholarships, awards, entertainment, food and lots of laughs—maybe a few tears too. Come and help us celebrate the end of a wonderful year and send off our wonderful senior class in style!

Doors open at 6:00

Banquet begins promptly at 6:30 and ends approx. 9:30 p.m.