Best of the Main Line 2015 - West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts

Shows and Events

WCStudio Inaugural Children's Gala - “We’re All Made of Stars”

Date/Time: Saturday, March 17, 1 – 4 pm
Location: Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Our Gala features performances by the talented Professional Youth Program, Uptown Singers, West Chester Studio Singers, Broadway Kids Cabaret and Broadway Kiddos. Guests are also invited to a reception and silent auction while their children enjoy exciting, interactive theatre games hosted by our professional theatre staff.

Professional Youth Program Showcases

    • Date: Monday, March 12
    • Times: Doors open 5:00 pm, Show begins 5:30 pm
    • Call time: for performers is 5:00 pm
    • Location: Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street, West Chester
  • Our Professional Youth Program Showcase is an opportunity for all to appreciate the talents of West Chester (and surrounding areas) Future Stars. Our talented actors will perform songs, monologues and scenes all prepared under the direction of Union Professional Actors/Directors.

Spring Shows at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Our Spring Shows provide young performers a live theatrical experience.  During our rehearsal process, creativity is encouraged as students test out classroom skills in a show.  Under the direction of industry professionals, your child will shine on stage!  In addition to honing performance skills, our students witness the process of costuming, directing and everything in-between.  When the lights come up opening night, students feel the rush of excitement, exude confidence and feel a sense of accomplishment.

PARENTS! View Rehearsal Schedules here

Elementary/Middle School Spring Show:
Willy Wonka JR

Date: May 11, 12, 13
Time: 7:00 pm shows May 11 & 12 ; 1:00 pm matinees May 12 & 13
Location: Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

High/Middle School Spring Show:
Love’s Labour’s Lost the Musical

Date: May 18, 19, 20
Time: 7:00 pm shows May 18 & 19 ; 1:00 pm matinees May 19 & 20
Location: Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Uptown Singers Concerts

  • Dates/Times/Locations:
  •         Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:30, Exton Square Mall
  •         Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1:30, Springfield Mall in Media
  •         Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:00, Holiday Cheer Concert at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
  •         Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1:30, Exton Square Mall
  •         Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:00, Holiday Cheer Concert at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
  •         Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11:30, Sunrise Westtown
  •         Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2:00, Atria Willistown
  •         Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6:00, Malvern Buttery
  •         Saturday, Dec. 16 at 3:00, Exton Sunrise
  • The Uptown Singers Concerts are an opportunity to appreciate the beautiful voices of our students perform their songs.

Summer Shows at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Summer Shows provide young performers a live theatrical experience.  During our three week camp process, fun and creativity is encouraged.  Under the direction of industry professionals, your child will enhance performance skills, engage in the process of costuming, and uniquely express themselves on stage!

Summer Camp Kids Show (ages 8-14):
How to Eat Like a Child

Dates/Times: July 12 & 13 @ 1:30 pm
Location: Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Summer Camp Teen Show (ages 12-17):
Changing Minds, the Musical

Dates & Times: August 3, 4 @ 7:00 pm
Location: Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380

Holiday Cheer Concerts at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center

Kick off your holiday season with Holiday Cheer, perfect family entertainment. Listen to old fashioned holiday favorites as well as lively new songs made famous by R&B and Pop Soloists. Our performers are young performers from the area and likely the future stars of Broadway! WCStudio @ Uptown’s following classes comprise the talent used in our Holiday Cheer: Uptown Singers, WCStudio Singers, Broadway Kids Cabaret and Broadway Kiddos. Join us to celebrate the Holiday Season!

Dates & Times: Friday, Dec.7 at 5 pm ; Sunday, Dec.9 at 2 pm
Location: Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 North High Street, West Chester, PA 19380