All Newton Music School - Theater and Drama

Theater and Drama



We are very excited to introduce you to our theater classes, your chance to learn about theater and acting from local theater directors and teachers. Whether you want to sharpen your musical theater skills in Broadway Bound, join our Drama Club, prepare for auditions in our Voice Class or want a fun and creative outlet in our Music Therapy Drama Troupe, we have the class for you!  Students in elementary through middle school will be challenged to stretch their imaginations and flex their acting muscles in age appropriate theatre activities specially developed for each class.


Actors will spend the year exploring character, learning choreography, and proper singing technique under the direction of an expert musical theatre educator. Broadway Bound will allow each actor to deliver lines, sing, dance, and be part of a theatrical ensemble which builds stage presence and self-confidence.

Directors Laura Backley and Nick Foster are experienced music educators with backgrounds in musical theatre direction. Both instructors share a passion for teaching and creating a life-long love of musical theatre in children.

Musical: The Music Man

Ages 6-10 years
Instructor: Nick Foster
Saturday: 12:00 – 12:45 pm
Tuition: $600 for 30 Sessions

Performance Dates:
Full Performance – Saturday June 3, 2017

Musical: Disney’s The Lion King Kids

Ages 6-10 years
Instructor: Laura Backley
Thursday: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Thursday: 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Tuition: $600 for 30 Sessions

Performance Dates:
Full Performance – Sunday June 11, 2017




Drama Club provides an outlet for self-expression. “Drama David’s” many years of elementary school teaching brings a unique energy and insight into the young child’s learning. Activities and exercises involve music, movement, pantomime and role playing, culminating in a small performance for family and friends. Full year enrollment required.

Ages 6-10 years
Instructor: David Gaita
Tuesday: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
Tuition: $550 for 30 Sessions


A voice class is the important 1st step before starting private lessons as a young singer. Designed for the young vocal student to develop healthy vocal techniques, including breathing, posture, tone quality and diction.

Ages 10-13 years
Instructor: Nicholas Foster
Thursday: 5:30 – 6:15 pm
Tuition: $300 for 15 Sessions


Throughout the year, these young actors will explore drama and theater with games, reader’s theater, and fun acting activities. Designed specifically for students with special needs to guide them in finding their voice and feeling successful on stage. Full year enrollment required. Taught by David Gaita, BS., M.Ed. with a concentration in Special Education.

Ages 5-13 years
Instructor: David Gaita
Tuesday: 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Tuition: $475 for 30 Sessions REGISTER ONLINE

The creativity fostered in theater classrooms is carried through every aspect of life and into adulthood, building students into great thinkers. We are eager to share our love of theater and imagination with our students at ANMS.