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Verdugo Woodlands Elementary's
After-School Drama Program

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Making Shakespeare
easy, accessible, and fun!

Theatre is back at Verdugo Woodlands!

After more than eight years of after-school drama at VW, we had to take a quick intermission for Covid... but now we're back!

Spotlights is a program offered exclusively to Verdugo Woodlands Elementary students, where the kids will spend ten weeks rehearsing, practicing, and preparing for an originally-written play, based upon the works of William Shakespeare.


Using the characters and themes from Shakespeare's works, students will get an entry level taste of the crazy and sensational tales written over 400 years ago... but updated for the youth of today!

Our originally-written show will give every actor the opportunity to shine on stage, with absolutely NO ONE assigned to play a meaningless "Forest Tree #4" type of role.

Join us for another exciting round of silly theatre, and let's get these VW kids on stage!


Shawn R.

Spotlights is the best!  Mr. Josh and Mr. Jason are great teachers and such positive mentors for all the students.  They make sure all the kids get a part and everyone feels special.  We are HUGE fans!

Julia T.

I highly recommend this program to any who are considering it.  The teachers go to great lengths to ensure that all of the students play a significant part and have a great time.  My son's only regret is that the play is now over.

Brandy B.

This is an amazing after-school program.  It's truly something special, and so wonderful for all the kids.  I can't say enough good things!


Fall 2023

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"Trapped at home on a Friday night with the lame babysitter again, you're convinced that your bad night can't get any worse.  But wait.... what, what's she doing?  You've got to be kidding me!  She's decided to read the entire story of 'Romeo and Juliet' to you and your siblings?!  What is wrong with this lady?!  That's it!!  You've had enough.  It's time for some changes around here, starting immediately.  First things first: this lame book from the babysitter.  It needs more action!  It needs more adventure!  It needs more... more Everything!  You steal the book from the babysitter and announce that it's time for a change.  Yup... It's time for ROMEO REBOOTED!"

Classes are TUESDAYS, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
(start-time adjusted for different grade levels)

Final Performance is Tuesday, November 14th at 6:45pm

All Classes and Final Performance
are held at the Dads Club

*Please Note that there are two additional dates, NOT on a Tuesday:
Sunday, November 12th - Costume Day (10-15 minutes)
Monday, November 13th - MANDATORY Extra Rehearsal, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

EARLY BIRD Registration: $180

(Ends September 1st)

REGULAR Registration: $200

(Ends September 11th)

LATE Registration: $220

(After September 11th)


Payment Plans are not available
No refunds after the 2nd class (September 19th)
All refunds subject to a $20 fee

Click below to sign up for our Fall 2023 show, "Romeo Rebooted"!

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Contact Mr. Josh at
(818) 749-0103
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