SPARK*les is a series of master classes, workshops, and camps where our young thespians can shine!

We are very excited to offer this series run by Mary A. Stiegelbauer.

2019/2020 Classes, Intensives, Camps!


Cabaret Intensive

Cabaret Intensive with Mary Stiegelbauer & Cat Yudain

When:   May 18 – May 22, 2020 (Monday-Friday)

              May 26 – May 29, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday)

Final showcase on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 7:30pm

Time:    5:00pm-7:30pm

Cost:     $150.00 

Ages:     10-19

No experience necessary!

     Students will be given a diverse curriculum, taught by Mary A. Stiegelbauer who is currently the founder and Artistic Director of draMAStic dance works and Guest Artist, Cat Yudain who is the Artistic Director of RAWHIDE Theatre Company.

     Mary graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Dance and a minor in Classical Studies. She worked professionally with The Lost Colony ( in Manteo, North Carolina for 3 seasons before forming her own company, draMAStic dance works. Mary has an extensive resumé as a teacher and director and is well known to students who have attended theatre camp at the Playhouse.

     Cat, a resident of New York City, obtained her BFA in acting from the University of CT. Recent New York acting credits include Psittacus Productions' Cyclops: A Rock Opera and The Royal Pyrate at ArsNova. Recently, Cat was the Fight Director for PrashNYC's indy film Sluggo the Skullcrusher. She has training in Krav Maga and experience with most weapons. Cat is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. She is the Artistic Director of R A W H I D E   Theatre Company, teaches Suzuki, enjoys modeling, banjo, writing, and a good adventure.

     For two weeks, students will be working on acting, dancing, singing, stage combat and finding their individual strengths on stage!  

There will be a final showcase on May 29, 202- at 7:30pm

     This is a perfect program for beginner and experienced aspiring actresses & actors! Maximum enrollment is 20 students.

Email: or call the office at (757) 787-2050 to sign up!


kids Musical theatre camp

June 15-19, 2020 (Mon-fri) 9:30am-3:30pm
June 22-26, 2020 (Mon-fri) 9:30am-3:30pm

Legally Blonde Show Dates:

  • June 26, 2020 at 7:30pm

  • June 27, 2020 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

  • Tickets: $15 Adults & Seniors $10 Students

Campers will study acting, dance, voice,  costuming, backstage and improv.

  • Ages 11+

  • No experience necessary

  • Space is limited so register early

  • Limited scholarship funds are available for partial tuition costs.

  • Camp Tuition is $250 for both weeks.


Email to enroll in this workshop.

In addition, there will be many, many dance and theatre classes, master classes, and workshops throughout the year presented by our visiting guest artists! Look out for email blasts, social media posts & updates here!


Our student & internship coordinator:

Mary Stiegelbauer  Artistic Director of draMAStic dance works

Mary Stiegelbauer

Artistic Director of draMAStic dance works

Mary Stiegelbauer

Mary A. Stiegelbauer, founder and artistic director of draMAStic dance works, graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Dance and a minor in Classical Studies. Prior to earning her degree, she trained in ballet, modern, contemporary, African, tap, jazz, Latin, and character for eleven years at the ESO Arts Center, the Virginia School for the Arts and the Richmond Ballet. Her dance credits include principle roles in The NutcrackerLe CorsaireSwan LakeDon QuixoteLa SylphideThe Sleeping BeautyL’Enfant ProdigueCinderella, andNutcracker Swings. Choreography credits include The Pirates of PenzanceHairsprayThoroughly Modern MillieOnce Upon a MattressMiracle on 34th Street, The Musical, Shrek, The MusicalElf, the musicalThe Little MermaidSanta's Mixed Bag, and Beauty and the Beast Jr. Acting credits include Joby in Anton in Show Business, Sophie in Artist Descending a Staircase, Meg in The Actor’s Nightmare, and the title role in Peter Pan. Ms. Stiegelbauer performed at the Waterside Theatre as a dancer in The Lost Colony for two seasons, as Aggie in Oklahoma!, ensemble member in Jesus Christ Superstar and as a featured dancer/Dance Captain inThe Wizard of Oz. In 2012, she returned to Manteo and performed in The Lost Colony’s 75th Anniversary season as a Dancer/Dance Captain. In 2014 she danced the role of the Secretary in her original production, Intrigue, a mystery on marley… which made its Washington D.C. debut at the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival. Ms. Stiegelbauer is an Associate Producer for, choreographs for and teaches classes in theatre and dance at The North Street Playhouse.