June 15-26


All classes meet via Zoom Monday thru Friday for two weeks.  There will be a final 'showcase performance' on Wednesday July 1st at 5pm.  Each class performance will be pre-recorded during their regular two week class schedule and edited for a final online viewing on July 1.


Class Schedule

  6-8 Year Olds 9-12 Year Olds 13-18 Year Olds
9:00-9:40 a.m. Musical Madness Dance Fever Acting Up
10:00-10:40 a.m. Dance Fever Acting Up Musical Madness
11:00-11:40 a.m. Acting Up Musical Madness Dance Fever



Acting Up Dance Fever Musical Madness

6-8 year old Acting Up--Time to use all of that creative energy!  Students will work together to bring storybooks to life in a brand new and inventive way.


9-12 and 13-18 Acting Up--With a new performance medium comes new ways to tell stories.  Students will work to bring scripts to life in fun and inventive new ways.

Each student will learn dance and movement, helping to create and perform their own choreography as part of a virtual group showcase performance. Students will learn and perform a Broadway song as an entire class, culminating in a truly unique showcase performance.


Classes are $100 each, or sign up for all three classes for an age group for $250.


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Colleen Jaskulski

Musical Madness Teacher

Colleen is the theatre director at Wauwatosa East High School. She obtained a degree in K-12 Theatre Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2017 and has been teaching theatre in Milwaukee since 2015. Through her teaching, Colleen develops students as both performers and creators through music, voice, and movement. She is excited for another fun summer with WCT!

Gina Laurenzi

Dance Fever Teacher

Gina graduated from the University of WI – Milwaukee (UWM) with a BFA in Dance – Choreography & Performance. Currently Ms. Laurenzi serves as the Artistic Manager for Danceworks Youth Performance Company, is a guest choreographer for the Makaroff Youth Ballet (Appleton, WI), and an Associate Lecturer at UWM. Before beginning her chapter in Milwaukee, Ms. Laurenzi performed with Giordano II, Inaside Chicago Dance, and in Dances from the Hall and Dance Chicago. For seven years, Ms. Laurenzi owned and operated Laurenzi Dance, a studio and center for dance performance companies in her hometown of Kenosha, WI. Most recently, she has had the experience working as a member of Danceworks Performance Milwaukee. Laurenzi’s work has been shown in Italy, Prague, and many art venues across Wisconsin including; the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Fringe Festival, Danceworks Studio Theater and Jan Serr Studio.

Doug Jarecki

9-12 Year Old Acting Up Teacher

Doug has been the Director of Education and Outreach at WCT for 11 years. He continues to work professionally at local theatres such as Skylight Music, Next Act, Milwaukee Chamber, Milwaukee Opera, and more. He is co-founder of the childrens theatre company Kidsplay, which performs original interactive shows throughout southeastern Wisconsin. He has also written a play, 'Twas The Month Before Christmas, which has toured throughout the area in such venues as Vogel Hall in the Marcus Center, Next Act Theatre, and the Schauer Center in Hartford.

Shannon Messplay

13-18 Year Old Acting Up Teacher

Shannon Messplay has been teaching and directing at Waukesha Civic Theatre for four years. She has a passion for theatre and music and loves sharing that with her students. She’s looking forward to the challenge of working with new students virtually.

Madison Penzkover

6-8 Year Old Acting Up

Madison started with the Waukesha Civic Theatre in 2007 as a student in the WCT Academy summer camp. Through the years she has returned to WCT as a teacher, actor, and stage manger - and in 2021 she will be making her WCT directorial debut with The Laramie Project. Madison is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in Theatre.

Ann Van Deusen Teacher

Musical Madness

Anne is thrilled to be teaching Musical Madness again this summer, as WCT is one of her favorite places to be. Anne is active as a church musician, pianist, vocal coach and music director throughout the Milwaukee area, working with schools, community theatres and professional arts organizations. She appreciates working with artists of all ages and all skill levels, as creativity has no boundaries. She hopes to see you this summer.