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Summer Theatre Workshops


Season 25

Summer Theatre Dates


Help! I'm Trapped in a Musical!

May 30th- Jun 10th


Friday the 9th @7:00 PM

and Saturday the 10th @2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

No Strings Attached

June 12th- June 24th


Friday the 23rd @7:00 PM

and Saturday the 24th @2:00PM and 7:00 PM

It's a Madhouse!

June 26th- July 8th


Friday the 7th  @7:00 PM

and Saturday the 8th @2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

*Note: There WILL be rehearsal on July 4th

The Secret Garden

July 10th- July 22nd


Friday 21st @7:00 PM

and Saturday the 22nd @2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

The Trial of the Wicked Witch of the West

July 24th- August 5th


Friday the 4th @ 7:00 PM

and Saturday the 5th @ 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Summer seasons are announced after the third week of January - 

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About Summer Theatre

Hutton's Hamlet will celebrate 24 years of Youth Theater Workshops in 2023. With each new production, the Hamlet welcomed returning veterans of prior theater workshops as well as newcomers from throughout Stanislaus County and beyond. Prior to beginning the workshops in 1999 at Hutton's Hamlet, Annette Hutton (Director) worked extensively in theater in Stockton, Lodi, and Groveland, as director and musical director for both community theaters and children's theater. She holds degrees in music education and piano performance from the University of the Pacific.


WHAT: Theater Arts/Drama/Music workshops. The workshops emphasize acting techniques, stage presence, and vocal training. The workshops culminate in a fully-staged production open to the public.

WHERE: Hutton's Hamlet Performing Arts Center, 132 West G Street (the chapel at the northeast corner of West G Street and South Church Avenue), Oakdale.

WHEN: Monday through Friday mornings, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for two-week workshops. 

ELIGIBILITY: Students ages 7-20. Enrollment is first-come, first-serve. No auditions. (Note: These are only two-week workshops. Regular attendance every day is mandatory; it is critical that you do not schedule anything else for the participant that will interfere with attendance on any day during a workshop that you select.)

TUITION: $250 per participant. Call (209) 848-1216 for more information.

DIRECTORS: Annette Hutton has worked extensively in theater in Stockton, Lodi, Columbia, and Groveland in the capacities of director and musical director for community theaters and children's theater. She holds degrees in music education and piano performance from the University of the Pacific. In 2003, Annette was honored with the Excellence in Music award as a Woman of Distinction (in Education) by Soroptimist of Oakdale, in May 2007.

Emily Frantz is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Theatre. She participated in Hutton’s Hamlet theater from ages 6-18 and was a First Assistant for Annette for many years. She has been teaching college-level workshops (Intro to Theatre, Clowning, and Dance Technique) at Hutton’s Hamlet in 2020-present. She is so honored and excited for her chance to direct some of the shows this summer and cannot wait to work with you all again! 

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