Join The Berkeley School's Cast of Triple Threat Academy!

This elevated showcase program is designed for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to register for this program!

SPACE IS LIMITED to ensure that every participant has a vital role in this ensemble showcase. Registration will close on Monday, February 12th with a waitlist.

Embark on a thrilling adventure with the lucky children who win a golden ticket to paradise island! But paradise isn’t what it seems – the caretaker, Dee Forest, has evil plans to steal their inner sunshine and joy. As the families unite, they discover a magical solution to help convince Dee Forest to give back to the earth and watch as the island transforms into a true paradise. Join us on this musical journey featuring show-stopping hits like “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” from Willy Wonka, the enchanting “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, the timeless “Hard Knock Life” from Annie, the empowering “Let It Go” from Frozen, and the irresistible “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from Hairspray.

Acting! Singing! Dancing!...It takes all three to become a “Triple Threat”! In this showcase program participants will explore and build their vocal performance, acting technique, movement skills, and off-stage role knowledge while working toward a final showcase presented at the program’s end for family and friends.

Important Dates & Details

Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th

Parent/Guardian(s) Virtual Zoom Orientation

Thursday, February 15th at 7:00 PM ET

Join mainstages administrative team to share program expectations and learn more about Triple Threat Academy! Link to follow!


ALL rehearsals take place in the Berkeley Elementary School GYM beginning Friday, February 23, 2024. Rehearsals are closed to the public.

Day of the Week: Fridays

Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Dress Rehearsal & Showcase Performance

The Dress Rehearsal and Showcase Performance will be held in The Hurley Theater at Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Rd, Township of Washington, NJ 07676. Parents/Guardians must provide transportation for participants to the High School on both of these program dates.

Dress Rehearsal - Thursday, May 30th* from 4:15 - 6:15 PM

Showcase Performance - Friday, May 31st at 6:00 PM. Participants are called to the High School for a 4:15 PM program start time. Auditorium doors open at 5:45 PM.

Participants must bring a hearty snack for the extended Dress Rehearsal (5/30), mainstages provides a Pizza Cast Party prior to the Showcase Performance (5/31).

Cost: $375/Participant

A FULL PROGRAM SCHEDULE is provided below with exact dates, times, and locations for all 14 program dates!

Registration is $375 for Each Participant and Includes:

  • Elevated theatrical training in acting, voice, and movement, along with an introduction to the world of off-stage roles and responsibilities!
  • 12 1.5 hour rehearsal sessions, 1 two-hour dress rehearsal and a live showcase performance directed by mainstages professional theater director
  • A Show Poster and Playbill
  • Rehearsal Guides and Showcase Scripts
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A Pizza Cast Party!

mainstages wants this production program to be accessible for anybody who wants to join. The Tommy Walker Scholarship Fund is an endowment that helps provide financial assistance to those who need it.

Please contact us at for information on the Tommy Walker Scholarship Fund.

Family Engagement

We keep parents informed in a multitude of ways:

  • The program begins with a Zoom meeting on Thursday, February 15th @ 7 PM ET for families for us to share expectations and outline the program.
  • Families have access to an online portal that provides schedules, resources, and reminders for the cast.
  • Email correspondence with mainstages administration throughout the program with production updates and rehearsal news.

Have younger children? Try our introductory showcase program, Triple Threat Academy JR! for 1st and 2nd Graders.

Full Schedule for Triple Threat Academy

Rehearsals - The Berkeley School GYM

Fridays from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
February 23
March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24

Dress Rehearsal - The Hurley Theater - Westwood Regional High School

Thursday, May 30th* from 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Showcase Performance - The Hurley Theater - Westwood Regional High School

Friday, May 31st - Participants called at 4:15 PM. Performance at 6:00 PM for Friends and Family. Doors open at 5:45 PM
*Denotes NOT a Friday.
Participants must bring a hearty snack for the extended Dress Rehearsal. mainstages will provide a Pizza Cast Party for participants on Friday, May 31st prior to the showcase performance.

To REGISTER please complete the enrollment form below. Note: Only press “submit” once. You will see a “please wait” icon while the form is loading. Scroll up to find the “Thank You! Your child’s registration has been received” notice. You will also receive a confirmation email.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Registration will close on Monday, February 12th with a wait list.