Want to audition for a solo singing role in our production of Music Man Jr? Learn exactly what you need to do for your audition video! Learn two selections of music to choose from for your audition, learn what the directors are looking for, learn about all of the different characters in the show and learn the dance audition for the production. 

When: Sunday  Jan. 9th 

           4:30-5:15PM in Peoria at St. Paul's Episcopal Church


Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $6 at the door      Register Here



Stage Tots

Foundations of Singing, Dancing and Acting in an appropriate “play” environment for 3-5 year olds. Student will perform “pre-show” at one of the  Stage Kids performs of Music Man Jr in May   

Ages 3-5years.

Broadway Princess Ballet

Get the FUNdamentals and fondation of ballet with a magical theme.

Ages 6-16 years.


4:15-4:45pm- Eureka Rising Stars

4:45-5:30pm- Eureka Stage Kids

5:30-6:00pm- Eureka Broadway Dance

6:00-6:30pm- Eureka Singapella






Join us in our Accapella group "SINGAPELLA" . Learn what it means to blend with fellow performers and create performance pieces as a group. 

Video Auditions can be submitted to info@nitschtheatrearts.org until January 16th. What do you need to prepare? Please send a video that includes your name, and you singing a verse and a chorus of harmony along to a piece of music.  

January  16th   -April 28th

No classes Feb. 21st

Eureka: Mondays  6:00-6:30pm @ Pritchard Theatre, Eureka College

Peoria: Tuesdays  4:00-4:30pm @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Ages 12 and up  years.                             

Cost $80  Register Here​​

January 16th  -April 28th

Class times/Locations​

No classes Feb. 21st, March 16th & 17th, April 6th(no Washington)

Bloomington: (starting Jan. 26th) Wednesdays 5:45-6:15pm  @ BCPA 
Eureka: Mondays 5:30-6:00pm  @ Eureka College
Tremont: Thursdays 5:45-6:15pm @ Tremont Community Center
Peoria: Tuesdays 5:45-6:15pm  @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church 

Washington: Wednesdays 6:00-6:30pm @ Washington Park District (REGISTER AT https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=washington


Stage Kids - Music Man Jr.

Join us in our "learning by doing" production based class. This Spring we will be marching to 76 trombones in our production of "The Music Man Jr." This is an all-inclusive program that is great for anyone at any level to be involved in this full scale production. Not only make friends and memories, but learn acting, singing and dancing technique as we put on a show that you will never forget. This class meets only once a week and concludes with tech rehearsals and performances.

If your student would like to audition for a solo singing role, Please send an audition video to info@nitschtheatrearts.org by Jan. 12th.  Consider attending our Audition workshop (info below) to prepare you for audition video otherwise  audition info will be posted to group after audition workshop. If you do not want a solo singing role, you do not need to audition but are still in the show. 

Ages 5-18

Cost:$150​       REGISTER HERE

January  17th  -April 28th

No classes Feb. 21st, March 16th & 17th
Class times/Locations​​

Peoria: Tuesdays 6:15-6:45pm @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church

​​​Love to sing and dance? Join our community performing group as we learn group numbers and have solo opportunities to perform in the central Illinois community.  

Ages 5 and up

​Cost: $80​​     REGISTER HERE


4:00-4:30pm- Peoria Singapella

4:30-5:00pm- Peoria Rising Stars

5:00-5:45pm- Peoria Stage Kids

5:45-6:15pm- Peoria Broadway Dance

6:15-6:45pm-Acting for Film

4:30-5:00- Washington Stage Tots

5:00-5:30- Washington Acting Fun

January 16th  -April  28th
Class times/Locations​

No classes Feb. 21st, March 16th & 17th, April 6th(no Washington)

Bloomington: (Starting Jan. 26th) Wednesdays 4:30-5:00pm  @ BCPA 
Eureka: Mondays 4:15-4:45pm  @ Eureka College
Tremont: Thursdays 4:30-5:00pm @ Tremont Community Center
Peoria: Tuesdays 4:30-5:00pm  @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Washington: Wednesdays 4:45-5:15pm @ Washington Park District (REGISTER AT https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=washington

Once Registered and paid please join the Stage Kids Facebook group "NTA Rising Stars" .  ​​



4:30-5:00pm- Tremont Rising Stars

5:00-5:45pm- Tremont Stage Kids

Ever wanted to learn and work behind the scenes for shows and to learn all the behind the scenes skills? Lighting, Sound, Set Design, Set Construction, Costumes, Propping and Stage Managing! All of these skills and more as you learn and become the Tech team for our Spring productions! 

Two classes offered each session plus optional work days and work behind the scenes. 

Classes: Sunday, Feb. 27th 3:30-5:00pm and Sunday, March 27th 3:30-5:00pm

Optional work days will be held the week before "Music Man" as well as 2 other upcoming shows.

Tech crew will be used for "Music Man" as well as 2 other upcoming shows

Cost:$50.      Ages 12 and up     Register Here

Overall Class Schedule




January 17th -April 28th

Class times/Locations​

No classes  Feb. 21st, March 16th & 17th, April 6th(no Washington)

Bloomington: (Starting Jan.26th) Wednesdays 5:00-5:45pm  @ BCPA 
Eureka: Mondays 4:45-5:30pm  @ Eureka College- Pritchard Theatre
Tremont: Thursdays 5:00-5:45pm @ Tremont Community Center
Peoria: Tuesdays 5:00-5:45pm  @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Washington: Wednesdays 5:15-6:00pm @ Washington Park District (REGISTER AT https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=washington

Show/Tech Dates:  Spacing/Tech : April 30th, May 1st, May 7th,

                                                       May 15th

                               Shows: May 8th-11th, May 16th and 17th

Once Registered and paid please join the Stage Kids Facebook group "NTA Stage Kids Music Man" .  ​​

Learn technique and learn what you need to know for a broadway dance audition as we explore tap, jazz, ballet, modern, hip hop, ballroom and more. Class will be divided into beginning and advanced skills as we aim to challenge everyone at their different skill levels.  

Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $80.      Register Here

January 17th  -April 28th

No classes  March 16th , April 6th(no Washington)
Class times/Locations​​

Washington: Tuesdays  5:00-5:30pm @ Washington Park District (REGISTER AT https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=washington

Acting for Film

Find out what Actors need to know when in front of the camera, build a different acting skill set, gain understanding of the film process. This is a precursor to the Stage Teens Short Film Intensive in March

Ages 12-19 years.
Cost:$80.            REGISTER HERE


January  17th  -April 28th
Class times/Locations​​

No classes  Feb. 21st, March 16th & 17th, 

Washington:  Tuesdays 4:30-5:00pm @Washington Park District (REGISTER AT https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=washington

Spring 2022

Nitsch Theatre Arts Classes


4:30-5:00pm-Bloomington Rising Stars

5:00-5:45pm- Bloomington Stage Kids

5:45-6:15pm- Bloomington Broadway Dance

4:15-4:45pm- Broadway Princess Ballet

4:45-5:15- Washington Rising Stars

5:15-6:00pm- Washington Stage Kids

6:00-6:30- Washington Broadway Dance

Acting Fun

Come and join the fun as we learn acting technique in a fun setting. Play theatre games, create characters, create scenes and more.

Ages 5-18 years.

January 17th  -April 28th

No classes  March 16th , April 6th(no Washington)
Class times/Locations​​

Washington: Wednesdays  4:15-4:45pm @ Washington Park District (REGISTER AT https://bluerec1.bluerec.com/php/login.php?org=washington