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

This introductory showcase program is designed for 1st and 2nd 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.

Join us on a delightful adventure as “Number Crunchers” accounting firm hosts its annual “take your child to work day”! Boredom turns to excitement as the kids decide to explore, stumbling upon a secret room full of wonder. In this enchanting world, they discover that being an adult doesn’t have to be dull – it’s a realm of endless possibilities and fun! Featuring beloved tunes like “When I Grow Up” from Matilda, the sweet “Candyman” from Willy Wonka, the uplifting “I’ve Got a Dream” from Tangled, and the joyous “I’m a Believer” from Shrek. Join us on a magical journey where kids unlock the secrets to making adulthood an extraordinary adventure!

Acting! Singing! Dancing!...It takes all three to become a “Triple Threat”! In this JUNIOR showcase program participants will be introduced to the three main performance skills of acting, singing, and movement. While fine tuning these skills, they will work toward a final showcase presented at the program's end for family and friends.

Important Dates & Details

Grades: 1st & 2nd

Parent/Guardian(s) Virtual Zoom Orientation

Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00 PM ET

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


ALL rehearsals take place in the Berkeley Elementary School GYM beginning Monday, February 26, 2024. Rehearsals are closed to the public.

Day of the Week: Mondays

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 - Monday, June 3rd from 4:15 - 6:15 PM

Showcase Performance - Tuesday, June 4th* 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 (6/3), mainstages provides a Pizza Cast Party prior to the Showcase Performance (6/4).

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:

  • A carefully designed program to introduce younger participants to the world of performing!
  • 12 1.5 hour rehearsal sessions, 1 2-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 22nd @ 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 older children? Try our elevated showcase program, Triple Threat Academy for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders!

Full Schedule for Triple Threat Academy JR

Rehearsals - The Berkeley School GYM

Mondays from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
February 26
March 4, 11, 18, 25
April 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20

Dress Rehearsal - The Hurley Theater - Westwood Regional High School

Monday, June 3rd from 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

Showcase Performance - The Hurley Theater - Westwood Regional High School

Tuesday, June 4th* - Participants called at 4:15 PM. Production at 6:00 PM for Friends and Family. Doors open at 5:45 PM.
*Denotes NOT a Monday.
Participants must bring a hearty snack for the extended Dress Rehearsal. mainstages will provide a Pizza Cast Party for participants on Tuesday, June 4th 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.