Market House Theatre – Kentucky

May 23, 2014 |

Business Name: Market House Theatre


Telephone: 270.444.6828


132 Market House Square

Paducah, KY 42001

Additional Information:

The Market House Theatre develops and nurtures local residents to become performers through arts education classes and the production of plays. The organization brings theatre into the schools, using arts educator residencies and helps schools use theatre as a teaching tool for math, science, social studies, history and literacy. Market House Theatre also is committed to providing a safe place to explore difficult social issues that affect the community through the performance of plays and audience “talk back” conversations.


PLAY TIME: INTERACTIVE THEATRE SHOWS FOR AGES 3-6—School’s Studio Theatre is transformed into an intimate magical Clubhouse where youngsters listen for the secret word of the day, interact with puppets, help the Clubhouse gang dramatize the day’s story and more!  Great for preschools, child care centers, kindergarten classes and families.

When it’s PLAY TIME – children spend time with Ollie the Ostrich and her friends from The Clubhouse at The Market House Theatre acting out stories from around the world! Children participate in songs, pantomime, rhymes and role-playing while they help with the day’s story. Learn the secret handshake and the Clubhouse Pledge and don’t forget your keys to unlock the huge rainbow storybook!

Preschool Classes

MHT offers six-week classes for ages 3, 4 & 5!  “Destination Exploration” and “Monster Mayhem” begin in April, and registration is now open!  The classes are just $35 for six weeks, and include stories, art, creative play and LOTS of imagination! Contact the box office at 270.444.6828 to register or for more information!

Travel to a different exotic location each week! From the majestic mountains, to dry deserts, to the Deep Blue Sea – there are lots of exciting places to discover.  Senior Explorer Katie will be there to guide kiddos on their quest to become an expert explorer though dramatic play and theatre games. Young adventurers  will even craft their own explorer gear required for each week’s journey. So grab your map as we prepare to act our way through different terrains while meeting unforgettable creatures and characters along the way!

Fee: $35

Don’t look under your bed…because the Monsters are coming out and they’re ready to play! Come join us for a six week in-depth look into the world of the hairy, long-clawed, googly-eyed – and often hilarious – monster! Each week your child will hear a tale about a different creature, create monster costume pieces and accessories, then get a chance to bring out their “wilder side” as we explore the basics of acting.

Fee: $35

Footlights are MHT’s four youth acting troupes which meet on Saturday mornings.  Grades 1-3 meet at 8 a.m., grades 4 & 5 at 9 a.m., middle school at 10 a.m. and high school at 11 a.m.  These 60-minute sessions are action-packed theatre game/improvisation based with emphasis on fun while expanding performance skills.  You can take just one trimester or all three!  Participants produce a play during the 2nd trimester.

Classes are led by MHT’s Education Director April Cochran, and Education Assistant Katie Hamilton. No previous classes or performing experience is needed. The FOOTLIGHTS fee is $50 per trimester. Financial need partial scholarships are also available. Those who wish to obtain a scholarship can pick up an application form from the theatre. To register – phone Market House Theatre at (270) 444-6828.

All hour-long classes meet weekly on Saturday mornings through May 24 in Market House Theatre’s Studio Theatre classroom


(Grades K-5) Exercise your creativity, build teamwork skills, stretch your acting abilities…but most of

all – have FUN in this theatre games based action-filled class!  Instructor: April Cochran


(Grades K-5) It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane – no….It’s a Play!  Captain Invisible, Freeze Frame, The Green Pen, and Info Blast are superheroes with a problem.  Their superpowers are sketchy, their sidekicks are aiding them, and they’ve been flagged by the ISS as “not mixing well with the general population.”  Ouch!  Fortunately, their Advisors at the ISS want to help them improve, sending them on a quest to master people skills. With the help of human beings all over the city, they’ll learn the importance of listening to others, thinking before they speak or post online, facing conflict, and making amends.  PERFORMANCES MAY 24 & 25 in MHT’s Studio Theatre.  Weekly attendance mandatory for rehearsal.  April 5 can be an excused absence.  Instructor: April Cochran


(Middle School) Students will learn the tricks to improv, exploring ways to bring in comedy, and discovering what works for an audience. Short form improv games will test teens’ quick thinking and comedy skills!  Focus is on FUN!  Weekly attendance encouraged, but not mandatory.  Instructor: Katie Hamilton


(High School) Students will “play” with four contrasting theatre styles – Absurdism, Classical, Epic and Realism!   Weekly attendance encouraged, but not mandatory.  Instructor: Katie Hamilton


Fee: $50.Financial need partial scholarships available. Register for classes by calling 270.444.6828. Advance registration is strongly recommended. There is a class size limit to the musical class.

Footlights, a part of Market House Theatre’s Just Off Broadway programming, is sponsored by Aloha Pools & Spas and GEO Consultants, LLC.

On & Off Stage Theatre Arts Workshop

This workshop allows youth to rehearse and perform a fully staged musical in a condensed schedule – making it easier to include theatre in busy young lives! It also enhances theatre education by including technical aspects of production. New workshops coming soon! Watch the website and Facebook for announcements!



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