Theatre Performances!

Welcome to APA's Theatre Performance page! Learn more about what it means to participate in an APA Theatre Production, and see what performances we have on the way!

Upcoming Performances:

Alice in Wonderland, a Mini-Musical!

APA is proud to be partnering with Franklin Rec to present: Alice in Wonderland, a mini-musical inspired by the famous story by Lewis Carroll. This adaptation shows Alice falling down that rabbit hole–and turning into three people! (Small, Medium, and Tall). Just as you’d expect, she meets characters like the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts and ends up standing trial to establish her innocence of some ridiculous charges.

Come join us for this FREE PERFORMANCE and support our cast of APA musicians, actors, and dancers, on May 24th from 6:30-7:00 pm at Southwood Glen Elementary School in Franklin!

Please click below to RSVP for this FREE performance and help us know how many people to expect! You can also pre-order flowers to present to APA performers after the the show!

“PUFFS, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years At A Certain School of Magic and Magic” by Matt Cox

| An APA Drama Club, Spring Session Project!

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. Performance dates tentatively June 16 and 17. Keep an eye out for On Sale Ticket Dates!

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed, or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros., or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films, or plays.

The Little Mermaid – APA Official Summer Musical!

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. features the hit songs such as “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar®-winning “Under the Sea.”

Auditions June 19th @ 4:00-7:00 pm in Oak Creek. Callbacks June 20th. More details HERE!

About APA Productions:

Why choose APA drama and musical theatre courses? 

– The Theatre arts is a great way for kids to meet new people with similar interests.

– Being in a group where everyone contributes and is supportive of sharing ideas can positively affect your child’s Creativity, Personal Development Social Development

– Performance options: While all students participate in exercises and games, when planning upcoming events, your budding thespian will be able to explore both aspects of putting on a show:

  • Performer: There are no small parts! Each student will have the opportunity to put their skills into action by performing monologues and skits for APA events, or sharing short video of material they’ve written and performed for their family and friends. 
  • Behind the scenes: Theatre students will learn technical theatre skills and can gain valuable experience learning director, writer, and stage manager roles, as well as using their artistic skills to work on sets and stage makeup. Their art shines just as bright as a performer’s!

What to Expect From An APA Production AUDITION:

– In APA’s musical theatre programs all enrolled students will be cast in a role.

– Larger shows require an audition- which would include performing a short song, reading from the script, and learning a short dance routine.

– We recommend signing up early to ensure, as slots fill up quickly.

About APA!

APA is the largest performing arts school in Metro Milwaukee! We offer group dance, music, theatre, and drama classes to students ages 2-18, as well as private music lessons for students of any age! Our performing arts academy has two locations! Find us in Oak Creek and Franklin, Wisconsin. The Academy of Performing Arts has been in business since 2005, and hasn’t stopped growing since.