Adult Acting & Improv

We had our first class on Wednesday and are open to adding more adventurers next week. Fun, interesting, encouraging. Let's celebrate the troublemaker you keep in the attic - or cellar. Your choice.

This class is a mixture of acting and improvisation aspects that compliment each other as you develop. We are "Performance Improv" centric. Dangerous, exciting and always interesting. We use games as skill builders but shine when it comes to creating from "nothing". For neophyte and experienced, it's a supportive nonjudgemental atmosphere that never leads to a joke at someone's expense.

Your welcome to come and try a class at anytime. 

Good News/Bad News

The Noon Adult Acting class has been a regular class for over two years and a constant delight. It was instrumental in the creation of a full length play The Other Women (soon to be premiered at an area theater). It's taking a little  break until another generation of adults trod the boards.

The same with the Home School class. Both are beneficiaries of a new wave of inspired people. It was held for two years and most of the adventurers are in our regular after school and summer classes. 

So no Noon Adult class or Home School class. All others are rolling including the evening adult class. Join us!

And watch for special One Shot Workshops in improv, acting, writing and directing for kid in all of us. Even the too busy us. 

A whole lot of "adult" trying to burst out like the alien in Alien.

The 6-9th grade class - 6:15pm - 8:15pm on Tuesdays is a dynamic mix of young actors in probably the most chaotic transition point of our life. We remember. I believe mine was punctuated with thinking grey tinted glasses and a flying unicorn disco shirt were super cool. (That's why we love "Freaks and Geeks".)

This class is a haven for being a "kid" without judgement and flexing our "maturity" every once in awhile. We sing lots of songs and do lots of scenes and do a lot of creative exercises. 

And laugh. A lot. At ourselves. At each other. At Nick and Troy. At the world. There's plenty of time to be adults in the day. For two hours, we can be kids.

Cool kids


Cool weather brings cool kids with the Fall Session.

Tuesdays start the week at 5:00pm with the K-2nd class. Music director Troy Schuh and Artistic Director Nick Turner spend the hour introducing young actors to healthy singing and acting and fun. Theater is supposed to be fun. And educational. But fun. la-de-da can be a great starting point for a vivacious, unique expressive child and a quiet, thoughtful child - and all the rest of the millions of combinations. Admittedly, it is a gathering of individuals passionately fascinated with Doctor Who, Minecraft and The Lego Movie.

How was Session 1?

"...I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for giving Sarina such a wonderful experience.  When I asked her if she enjoyed LaDeDa, she replied, "Oh, yeah -- can I do it for the rest of my life?"  She talked constantly about all her new friends and worked diligently with her script every night.  Talk about total buy-in!

Again, thanks for providing such an engaging and nurturing world for Sarina and her friends."

No, thank you!

Master Class @ Arvada Center

MASTER CLASS - Mike Ruckles, NYC Broadway conductor in

"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" at the Walter Kerr Theater,

which just received 10 Tony nominations including best musical on Broadway.

Mike Ruckles will present a Master class in the Denver area~

Date & Time: Sunday, July 13th from 1pm-5pm

Location: Arvada Center of Arts & Humanities, 11A-11B

This is an event for Musical Theatre singers ages 14+, vocal coaches and voice teachers within a limited group setting not to be missed!

Suggested rep: Two musical theatre pieces in contrasting styles should be prepared - upbeat and ballad.

We anticipate having to make a cap on registration*~Participating singers will be limited to 14!

Our first priority for registration is to participants/singers and auditors*

Contact: to register-pay by June 15th deadline.

Visit and click "Upcoming events-Arvada Center" for registration* and payment details.

On being an artist - Scene from "Walk The Line".

I'm sorry. I can't market gospel. No more.

So that's it?

I don't record material that doesn't sell, Mr. Cash... and gospel like that

doesn't sell.

Was it the gospel or the way I sing it?


Well, what's wrong with the way I sing it?

I don't believe you.

You saying I don't believe in God?

J.R., come on, let's go.

No. I want to understand. I mean, we come down here, we play for a minute... and he tells me. I don't believe in God.

You know exactly what I'm telling you. We've already heard that song a hundred times... just like that, just like how you sang it.

Well, you didn't let us bring it home.

Bring... bring it home? All right, let's bring it home. If you was hit by a truck and you were lying out in that gutter dying... and you had time to sing one song, huh, one song... people would remember before you're dirt... one song that would let God know what you felt about your time here on earth... one song that would sum you up... you telling me that's the song you'd sing? That same Jimmie Davis tune we hear on the radio all day? About your peace within and how it's real and how you're gonna shout it. Or would you sing something different? Something real, something you felt? Because I'm telling you right now...that's the kind of song people want to hear. That's the kind of song that truly saves people. It ain't got nothing to do with believing in God, Mr. Cash. It has to do with believing in yourself.

Being Nice Can you be too friendly? Evidently, smiling way too much. Like jumping much too fast in

Being Nice

Can you be too friendly?
Evidently, smiling way too much.
Like jumping much too fast in Double Dutch.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Sometimes, you have to stop.

Can you be too cheerful?
Fearful of saying something wrong.
Like staying in the swimming pool too long.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Being nice.

(Another little girl enters.)
Can you be too thoughtful?
Thoughtful, almost to a fault.
Like pouring chocolate syrup in a malt.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Sometimes, you have to stop.

Can you be too polite?
Go light on the how-do-you-do’s.
Like wearing out your favorite pair of shoes.
Some time you have to stop.
Some time you have to stop.
Being nice.

    Being nice is tough
    You’re never quite nice enough.
    No matter what people say
    in their nice and helpful way
    Being told you’re nice is just not the same
    as being asked to join in on a game.

Can you be too lonely?
Your only friend a balloon.
Like talking to the man up in the moon.
Sometimes, you have to stop.
Some time you have to stop.
Being nice.