What Parents have to say about YAS!

In case you’re wondering how parents like you view the program, check out these kind words from our previous students’ parents!

Yay! So excited to hear that you’re a bit closer to West Olympia . . . Folks, Melissa is an amazing teacher/coach/director and our daughter really enjoyed being part of one of her teen programs in the past!

  • Michelle K. (parent of Teen Program Participant)

Melissa is an amazing teacher! The kids love her and she is great at letting the kiddos have a part in developing their roles. Her productions always amazed us!

  • Maria P. (parent of Youth Program Participant)

[Melissa is] phenomenal and the program is amazing!

  • Jessica L. (parent of Youth Program Participant)

Thank you for being such an amazing teacher and mentor.

  • Charlynn A.(Teen Program Participant)

[My son] absolutely loved the class and you are great with the kids.

  • Ryan S. (Parent of Youth and Teen Program Participant)
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Youth Acting Studio – 3 years . . . 20+ productions!

Since its inception in January 2013, Youth Acting Studio has produced over 20 original shows.  Each play is shaped in collaboration with our students.

It has been so exciting to watch each production become influenced by these creative and talented young performers . .

Here’s a look back at the past few years….

Winter /Spring Showcase 2013
Tangled Up . . . A Monologue Showcase

Youth Studio Summer 2013
The Brementown Rappers
Super Spies Go to the Middle Ages

Youth Studios Fall 2013 -101 & Mix
Super Spies & The Australia Express
The Vortex of Dreams – October 2013

Youth Studios -Winter/Spring 2014
 The Very Mysterious Pretty Princess Placement Agency
Supernaturals Anonymous
Youth Studios -Fall 2014-DuPont

The Super Hideaway
The New Girl

Youth Acting -Lacey Fall 2014
 “Hey, give me that hat!” Comedy Improv Showcase
Super Spies & The Australian Express
TheatreLab Fall 2014-DuPont

The Magic Compass

Youth Acting -Lacey Winter 2015

Zoobilee Kazaam- A Magical Comedy

Youth Studio – DuPont Winter 2015

The Treasure of Ninja Island

Theatre Playground -DuPont Winter 2015

The World’s Greatest Story

TheatreLab -DuPont Winter 2015
Valentime’s Up!
Youth Acting -Lacey Spring 2015
The  Vortex of Dreams
Theatre Playground – DuPont Spring 2015
Once upon a Stump
Youth Studio -DuPont Spring 2015
#Live from Mytholovia
TheatreLab – Lacey Spring 2015
The Fortunate One
TheatreLab-DuPont Spring 2015
The Heist
Movie Camps in DuPont & Lacey- Summer 2015
The Wonderland Connection-  Lacey
(July 2015)
The Wonderland Connection- DuPont(August 2015)
Cherrydale Primary AfterSchool Program- Fall 2015
Ship of Secrets
Youth Studio-DuPont Fall 2015
Midnight & The Mini Lisa
Youth Studio – Lacey Fall 2015
The New Kid (November 2015)



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Princesses thinking about their shipwrecked parents and their missing dresses . . .

Princesses thinking about their shipwrecked parents and their missing dresses . . .

Curtain Call! Congratulations Players!

Curtain Call! Congratulations Players!

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We’re so excited to announce that  with the CHERRYDALE PRIMARY PTA IS SPONSORING Youth Acting Classes for their After School offerings!

We’ll be playing lots of games and putting on an awesome show! You can pre-register here:


Details below!  Questions?  Email me at youthactingstudio@gmail.com!


Ages 7 – 10 years
Wednesdays from 2:35 pm – 4 pm
Class Runs from Sept. 9th – November 18th
**Showcase Weekend is November 20th**
Location – Cherrydale Library
Tuition: $75 *
In this beginners class, students learn acting through exciting improv exercises & fun games that promote creativity, confidence, teamwork. Students create their own play and present it as a Friends & Family showcase.

*Tuition includes weekly snack.
Minimum 6 students/Maximum 15 students
Extended rehearsal on October 21st (12:35 pm – 3:35 pm)
Dress Rehearsal – November 20th @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SHOWCASE Performance – November 21st @ 3:30 pm
Parent Volunteers needed! Sign-up Sheet for Showcase set-up and/or take down by email or at end of first session.

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Problems with Online Registrations?

Hi Folks!

As we actively partner with local communities’ Parks and Recreation Departments to run our programs, we sometimes run into snags with our registrations . . . Please feel free to email me @ youthactingstudio@gmail.com or through the Contact Form at the bottom of “Class Offerings” so I can help get you registered!

Including your chosen camp, your child’s name and age, your phone number and email and town of residence will help us to help you!!!

Play! Imagine! Shine!

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