River Tree Arts Children’s Theater
“The Wizard of Oz”

Grades 3rd-8th (maximum of 20 students, minimum of 15 students)
Monday, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Shelby Trondle
14 weeks (01/07-04/29 ; No class 01/21 + 02/18 + 04/15) ; Winter Session 1+ 2


Are you looking for an enriching experience for your child that will build confidence, communication, creativity, and instill a passion for the performing arts?

Join us for a River Tree Arts production of “The Wizard of Oz”

Led by Shelby Trondle, who was the lead role in several musical and play productions, traveled with an honors ensemble & choir for several years and who has been teaching public speaking and improv classes as well as directing theater productions for the past 5 years!

If your child is interested but hesitant, there are options for non-speaking to smaller roles. If your child is interested and enthusiastic, we have medium to larger roles available. There are also opportunities to be part of the backstage crew, costume design team, and set/prop design team during Winter session 2. This is a great opportunity for students in our community to get involved in theater. The venue for the final production is yet to be determined but it will be at a community venue for all to enjoy!

$295 (RTA member $275)

Special: $20 sibling discount – please register through the front desk 207-967-9120 to receive your discount.


Important Dates: ALL students in the theater class need to be available for these dates –

May 1: Final Rehearsal (to be held at performance venue TBA)
May 2: Dress Rehearsal (to be held at performance venue TBA)
May 3: First Performance (TBA)
May 4: Final Performance (TBA)



Please join us on Monday, December 17th from 5:30-6:30pm OR Tuesday, December 18th  from 3:30-5:00pm for an open cast call. Please download the reading here for your convenience. Have your child practice both parts, focusing on their voice inflection and volume. They do not need to memorize any of the lines.


NOTE: Students who want to participate in the play but are unable to attend the casting call can still register. By attending the reading, Shelby will get an idea of each students capabilities so she can start thinking about roles.

Not interested in being on stage?

We have some behind the scene art classes for you to enjoy while still being part of this production! Register for Winter – session 2 classes below to be part of this exciting new offering!



Grades 2-5
Monday, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Lucy Hardy
6 weeks (03/11-04/22)



Grades 1-5
Wednesday, 3:30-5:30pm
Instructor: Gayle Fitzpatrick
7 weeks (03/13-05/01)

Students will work as a group to create an assortment of set designs for the River Tree Arts production of the “The Wizard of Oz! Be part of a great community event creating artwork for all to see. A new and exciting opportunity for students who would like to get involved in the creative side of a theater production. Students in this class will not be in the actual performance but their designs will be visible for all to see! $182 (RTA members $165)