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2017 Summer Shows at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center

  June 19-July 15 – Seussical Jr. (our Kids Show) will rehearse and run in a camp setting 9:00-3:00 pm for 3 and 1/2 weeks. (the week of July 4 there will be two days of rehearsal on the 6th, and 7th) Shows: 7/13 & 14:…

Performing Arts Education Takes Center Stage in Chester County

  - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -  December 8, 2016 WEST CHESTER, PA - Through a partnership with The Uptown Entertainment Alliance, The West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts will move into the newly renovated Knauer Center For Performing Arts in early 2017. The studio...

Falling Leaf Festival Performance October 2nd

The WCStudio singers performed this past Sunday, October 2nd in the Falling Leaf Festival in Eagleview, PA. All of our 10 singers did a wonderful job with performances of Footloose, Why Don’t You Remember, Lamest Place in the World, Someone Else’s Story, and Joshua Noveck….

WCS To Perform At Philly Womens Theater Festival

We are honored to be included in the 2016 Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (PWTF.) A group who is dedicated to creating opportunities for women in theater – directors, playwrights, performers, designers and administrators. The PWTF is building a community of artists and a city-wide celebration of…

Pentatonix Coming To Philly

Tickets are on sale now!  The Liacouras Center is excited to welcome to the building Pentatonix: The World Tour 2016 with Special Guest Us The Duo. Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, multi-platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold roughly 3.5 million albums in the...

At WCS, Imagination Fuels Confidence and Community

Through their imaginations, children create and find themselves. WCS gives every child the chance to find and use their imagination in their own unique way. Quickly, each child realizes how important a part they play in our show. It is not long before our performers…

What Does It Take To “Perform” a Song?

Many young performers have their sights set on becoming a broadway star. They take voice lessons, dance classes and acting classes. Yet, so often, the big roles remain just out of reach. Why? Most people do not realize that singing lessons, dance classes and acting…

Get to know Teacher Christine Petrini

Christine is a singer, actress, arts administrator and teaching artist. In September 2014, she graduated with distinction from Villanova University, earning a Master of Arts in Theatre and a graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management. Recent credits include The Light in the Piazza (Clara-pictured to the…

Do costumes belong in an acting class?

When people think about acting often they envision all the beautiful costumes. So why do you see all the props and furniture pieces in acting classes instead of costumes? The answer lies in what we teach our children when they are young, “clothes do not…

A “Life-Lesson” – The Meisner Technique

By Therese Walden-Murphy, Studio Owner & Executive Director A “life-lesson”, The Meisner Technique helps students recognize the importance of their voice and ideas. Acting classes are fun and learning to act is par for the course; but the professional actors who teach at West Chester…