Summer Theatre Workshops


Season 22

Theater Registration and information packet

(includes play descriptions, performance dates and code of conduct agreement )

Performance Dates

Phantom of the Opry

Friday, June 11, 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 12, 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 12, 7:00 pm


The Enchanted Bookshop

Friday, June 25, 7:00 pm

Saturday, June 26, 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 26, 7:00 pm

Doo Wop Reed Riding Hood

Friday, July 9, 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 10, 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 10, 7:00 pm

Law and Order: C-rhyme and Pun-ishment

Friday, July 23, 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 24, 2:00 pm

Saturday, July 24, 7:00 pm


Caught in the Web

Friday, August 6, 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 7, 2:00 pm

Saturday, August 7, 7:00 pm

For tickets and information, please call 209-848-1216



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Hutton's Hamlet will celebrate 22 years of Youth Theater Workshops in 2020. 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 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 1:30 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: $200 per participant. Call 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 Soroptomist 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 2020-2021. She is so honored and excited for her chance to direct one of the shows this summer and cannot wait to work with you all again! (She will be directing The Enchanted Bookshop.)