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"Summer Theatre in the Park"

Summer programs at Performing Arts 5678 take place in our outdoor amphitheatre!  Newly renovated, our space offers a secluded, "park-like" setting, allowing everyone to not only enjoy performing, but also the beautiful fresh air.  Our indoor studio is used for rehearsals during inclement weather and/or when rehearsing multiple elements at the same time.


Ballet with PreK - Kindergarten


(4 - 6 year olds)

5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17

9:00am - 9:45am

This 4-week class will introduce beginner students to the joy of dance with both ballet and tap.  In ballet, they will be exposed to terminology with warm-ups, stretches, and across-the-floor work.  In tap, concepts of counting, rhythm, and beat will be used, exposing students to the fundamentals of tap dance.  Without the stress of a performance, this is a wonderful way to see if  young students enjoy the structure of a proper dance class, giving parents an idea as to whether or not they should commit to yearly classes in the future.  This class takes place inside our studio.  ($60)   REGISTER HERE



(6th - 12th Graders)

(Musical Theatre)

July 17 - August 4



(3rd - 7th Graders)

(Musical Theatre)

June 19 - June 30



(3rd - 7th Graders)


June 19 - June 30

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(1st - 5th Graders)

(Musical Theatre)

August 21 - August 25


(4 yrs - 7 yrs)

(Musical Theatre)

August 21 - August 25

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details & descriptions.

Summer 2023


MAIN DATES: July 17 - August 4 (details below)

PRELIMINARY DAY: July 13th (2:30pm - 4:30pm) 

REHEARSALS (3 weeks): Mondays - Thursdays 

July 17 - 20, July 24 - 27, July 31 - August 3 (1:30pm - 4:00pm)

PERFORMANCES: August 4th 2:00pm & 6:30pm

(Performance Rain Date:  August 5th)

VIDEO CLIP from 2023's Performance, Matilda Jr.

VIDEO CLIP from 2022's Performance, Shrek Jr.

Matlida Jr. (6th - 12th GRADERS*)


Packed with high-energy numbers and catchy songs such as Naughty, When I Grow Up, & Revolting Children, Matilda Jr. features the power of imagination, courage, & cleverness. You will celebrate the quiet & the revolution inside all of us!

Our full-length Musical, MATILDA JR., is a 3-week, conservatory style program, giving a full experience with auditions and rehearsals, culminating with 2 performances for family & friends. With memorable music & choreography inspired by the original B'way production, everyone will shine!

Auditions to determine roles take place on the 1st day.  Everyone will be cast!  Performances take place in our newly renovated outdoor amphitheatre! 


Some characters require additional rehearsal, 1:00pm  - 1:30pm &/or 4:00pm -  4:30pm.  Schedule will be emailed & updated as the process progresses. (Main rehearsals: 1:30pm - 4:00pm.)

*Due to the nature of this show, upcoming 5th Graders may be great for some younger roles. Email to determine if this is a good fit. (

Summer 2023

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DATES: June 19 - June 30 (details below)

REHEARSALS (2 weeks): Mondays - Fridays 

June 19 - 23, June 24 - 30 (9:00am - 11:30am)

PERFORMANCE: June 30th 10:50am

NOTE: This program runs back-to-back with optional lunch time from 11:30am - 12:00pm, followed by the play "The Internet is Distract- Oh Look, a Kitten!" (creating a "full day" option from 9am - 2:30pm).

VIDEO CLIP from 2023's Performance, Wizard of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz (3rd - 7th GRADERS)


The most beloved tale of all time comes to life as Dorothy and her three friends trot delightfully and tunefully down that fabled road of yellow brick!

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical land of Oz, young Dorothy teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to find the mighty Wizard of Oz, who can send her home. Along the way, they avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy eventually learns just how magical friendship can be and how wonderful it can feel to go home again.

Summer 2023


DATES: June 19 - June 30 (details below)

REHEARSALS (2 weeks): Mondays - Fridays 

June 19 - 23, June 24 - 30 (12:00pm - 2:30pm)

PERFORMANCE: June 30th 1:45pm

NOTE: This program runs back-to-back with optional lunch time from 11:30am - 12:00pm, preceeded by the musical "The Wizard of Oz" (creating a "full day" option from 9am - 2:30pm).

VIDEO CLIP from 2023's Performance, The Internet is Distract - Oh Look, a Kitten!

The Internet is Distract - Oh Look, a Kitten! (3rd - 7th Graders)


Mary only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over her schoolwork, or worse. Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down everytime we go online. 

Summer 2023


DATES: August 21 - August 25 (details below)

PROGRAM (1 week): Monday - Friday 

August 21 - 25 (9:00am - 11:30am)

PERFORMANCE: August 25th 11:10am

VIDEO CLIP from 2023's Performance, "Little Mermaid Week".

The Little Mermaid Week! (4yr - 7yr Olds)


This 1-week session for 4-7 year olds incorporates Musical Theatre, Acting, & Dance.  Friendships are created with Acting Games & working together on simple "pictures of the day". The week culminates with a Dance and Musical Theatre performance for Family & Friends!


"Under the Sea", "Poor Unfortunate Souls", & "Part of Your World" will come to life with a performance on our last day!

Summer 2023

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DATES: August 21 - August 25 (details below)

PROGRAM (1 week): Monday - Friday 

August 21 - 25 (12:30pm - 3:30pm)

PERFORMANCE: August 25th 3:00pm

VIDEO CLIP from 2023's Performance, Lion King.


Lion King (1st - 5th GRADERS)

In this Musical Theatre week, we celebrate the beloved characters & music of Disney’s “The Lion King” with an imaginative adaptation of this timeless story. Performers sing, act, & dance in this timeless adaptation of the popular musical. With theatre games & team building exercises, coupled with performance rehearsal, performers develop a true love of performing in a supportive & rewarding atmosphere!

Performances take place in our newly renovated outdoor amphitheatre!  Light-hearted auditions to determine roles take place on the first day.  Everyone will be cast!

Matilda Jr. - Musical Theatre
Wizard of Oz - Musical Thheatre
The Internet is Distracting, Oh Look, a Kitten!
Little Mermaid Week - Musical Theatre
Tale of The Lion King - Musical Theatre
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How are we different?

  • Tuition is all-inclusive!

    • No ticket fees for audience.​

    • No fees for video or photo footage.

    • No additional Summer costumes fees.

  • NO double casting.

    • Your role is your role, and you get 100% of rehearsal and performance time, rather than observing while counter-parts rehearse and perform.

    • You are cast in a role that will showcase your talents and abilities the whole  time!  You are not compared to the alternate cast member.

    • Your talents and capabilities are utilized! (IE: If you can dance, boy, will you dance!)  With PA5678, you are not limited to the alternate cast member's skillset. 

    • Time is not spent re-teaching two casts (equaling less rehearsal).  This frees up everyone's time during Summer months.

  • Seasoned Directors,  Choreographers & Musical Directors.

    • Each program is led by adult Directors/Choreographers/Musical Directors with years of both professional performance and teaching experience.  Student directors are not in charge. ​

    • We are parents. Not only are our leaders experienced professionals, but we are also parents, and understand the balance of fun and hard work.  We understand what students are capable of at various ages, and present attainable material, allowing each age group to not only have fun, but also be challenged.  As instructors, we teach so that everyone who comes across our path can reach their full potential.  As parents, we nurture, protect, and want the best for each performer.

    • Not sure which program is the best fit?  Call (646) 221-3150 so we can discuss the differences.

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