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• The ​Phoenix Theatre Troupe


The Sword in the Stone

The King of Britain, Uther Pendragon, dies, leaving no heir to the throne. As his most powerful knights fight to decide who will succeed, a mysterious sword appears in a stone. Whoever pulls the sword from the stone will be the next king.

Why we chose it

The legends of Arthur and Merlin contain ideas of destiny and chivalry, wise wizards, and magical objects that still run through stories today like Lord of the Rings, The Dark is Rising, and Harry Potter.

Where it came from

King Arthur appears in myths and legends from the medieval period. He may have been based on a historical figure, a military leader in Roman Britain, who fought against the Saxons. In the 12th century, Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote The History of the Kings of Britain bringing the stories of Merlin and Arthur together and introducing the sword.  And that is what we will be working on.  Magic and Myth intertwined!  Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

Fridays, Starting January 19 from 4-6 pm. (No experience necessary)  AGES 6-12 - $250.00

The Final Performance will be on April 19, 2024, at 5:30PM


Saturdays, Starting January 20 from 10 - Noon.  (No experience necessary) - AGES 6-12 - $250.00

The Final Performance will be on April 20, 2024, at 11:00 AM

(Actors to be at the studio at the regular time on performance day)


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​• Scene Her​e!

Beauty and the Beast


Apart from the Disney version (of course), readers are most familiar with the shortened tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711 – 1780). 


[Yup!  We said Beaumont!] 


Beaumont pared down the list of characters of Beauty and Beast and simplified the tale to transform it into a  fairy tale. This tale was first published in 1756 went under the title La Belle et La Bête as a tale young readers.


The original story of Beauty and the Beast was written by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve.

The changes Beaumont made to Villeneuve’s tale tell another story too, reflecting the social concerns and political changes happening in France at the time.

This is an experienced goup of young actors.  Please send an email to:  stating previous experience for this program.

Saturdays, Starting January 20 from 1:30-3:30 - AGES 6-12 - $250.00

Show on April 20 at 2:30PM

(Actors to be at the studio at the regular time on performance day)



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• Magnetic Theatre


The Three Musketeers

D'Artagnan as they pursue their dream of becoming a musketeer. D'Artagnan arrives in Paris finding to be befriended by Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, three experienced musketeers, and they become caught up in political intrigue and court dramas.  History might just be turned on its head!

Only a fool would try and arrest us twice in one day.
You're under arrest.
Aramis, Porthos:
A fool.
Are you coming peacefully or do you intend to resist?
Oh don't be so stupid, of course we intend to resist! 



Sundays, Starting January 21 from 10 AM to Noon. - AGES 12-18


Show on April 21st at 11 AM

(Actors to be at the studio at the regular time on performance day)

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• Barnstormers

Letters Live

Join us as we celebrate the enduring power of literary correspondence. 


The idea of the LETTERS LIVE program is simple: we discover our dramatic talent and find ways to inspire our audience as artists by reading letters out loud.

Our audience won’t know in advance which letters they’re going to hear (they will be curated by the director and the Barnstormers troupe).  This allows us an incredible blank canvas in putting a show together because we’ve got such a deep well of both the history of literary correspondence and Beaumont Talks input. This production will be an eclectic selection.


The Barnstormer Solidarity is taking the stage!


Join us for an amazing program that will be sure to inspire, evoke laughter, and socialize every Thursday from 10 to noon!

Rehearsals at Place Beausejour, Beaumont.


Thursdays, starting January 25th from 10 - Noon


Show on April 14th at 2 PM

(Actors to be at the studio at the regular time on performance day)

Empty Classroom


• Ghost Light Theatre



This all-femail cast will blow your mind!

The main theme of the Breakfast Club is the constant struggle of all teenagers to be understood, by adults and by themselves. It explores the pressure put on them to fit into their own realms of high school social constructs, as well as the lofty expectations of their parents, teachers, and other authority figures.


On the surface, the students have little in common with each other. However, as a Saturday in detention rolls on, they eventually bond over a common disdain for the aforementioned issues of peer pressure and parental expectations.


In the end, they just might discover that they are more similar than different.

Show on April 21th at  4 and 7PM

(Actors to be at the studio at the regular time on performance day)

Do you expect participants to be at every rehearsal and in the performance?

Yes. With up to 70 actors and 10 crew (not to mention our audiences over one weekend at the end of session) it is our firm expectation that all our program actors will be available when called to rehearse and will be on time and ready to perform for their show.
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