Spreckels Education Program

"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create." President Barack Obama

Studies prove that young people involved in the arts perform better academically and show a greater involvement in community service.

Arts programs designed for young adults foster critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and innovation. Young people who attend schools where the arts were integrated into classroom curriculum outperform their peers in math and reading who did not have an arts integrated curriculum.

Young people who participate in the Performing Arts (music, theatre, dance), tend to be more in touch with their emotions, able to verbalize what they are feeling and better equipped to deal with challenges as Adults later in life.

The Spreckels Performing Arts Center Arts Education provides a comprehensive experience for those young people who are interested in Theatre.  They are taught dance, voice, and acting techniques by top professionals from the Bay Area.

Call: (707) 588-3400 Visit the Box Office: Wed-Sat, noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before a show. Online: spreckelsonline.com


"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

musicMusic 101 for Young Actors
Ages 10-17
Wednesday 4:00pm-5:30pm
February 12- March 11 (5 classes/5 weeks)

Want to feel more confident reading music? Learn the fundamentals so you can get more out of your music rehearsals and shine onstage! This is a beginning class where we will cover basic music concepts, terminology, and music reading skills, and then learn how to apply this knowledge to musical theatre.

Instructor: Stacy Rutz
Cost: $65 Rohnert Park resident; $75 non-resident CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Character buliding CharacterAges 8-12
Mondays 3:30pm-4:45pm March 2-April 20 (8 weeks/8 classes)
Learn basic acting techniques through fun exercises, scene work, and material from musical theater. This lively class culminates in a simple, final class performance for family and friends.

Cost: $90 resident; $100 non-resident CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
teen classTeen Scene Study Class
Ages 12-17
March 23-April 22 (10 classes/ 5 weeks)
Monday and Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm

A second level class for young actors. Dig deeper into character work and onstage relationships with this skill-building class.
Monday and Wednesday from 5:00pm-6:30pm.

Cost: $140 resident; $150 non-resident CLICK HERE TO REGISTER