Footlights - MHT's Saturday classes!

Spring 2020 Footlights Schedule


13 week, Saturday morning sessions
January 11 - March 28

8:00 AM: Grades 1-3 with April Cochran
Class Description TBA

9:00 AM:  Grades 4 & 5 with April Cochran
Class Description TBA

 10:00 AM:  Grades 6-8 with Janis VandenDool
Class Description TBA

All of the above will be doing a play!

11:00 AM: Grades 9 - 12: Scenes and Monologues with Janis VandenDool

And for our younger friends...
10:00 AM: Ages 4 & 5 - CLUBHOUSE AT THE MARKET HOUSE - Based on MHT's popular PlayTime series, students learn the secret handshake and word of the day, then act out a story! Miranda Bliss leads the class. 
11:00 AM: Ages 4 & 5 - RISING STARS performance class with April Cochran

Footlights class fee is $75 for the 13 week semester. 
March 28 & 29 for Elementary troupes., March 28 for Rising Stars, and March 29 for Middle school. Times to be announced. 


Don't ever let cost keep you away! Scholarships are available! Simply download the Financial Aid Application and return it to the MHT Box Office. 
All classes are held in MHT's Studio Theatre at 120 Market House Square - just look for the rainbow kite!

To register, stop in the MHT Box Office at 132 Market House Square.  Or, call us at 270.444.6828!

Footlights Teaching Staff:

April Cochran, MHT Education Director: April is the founder of FOOTLIGHTS and STORY THEATRE programs for MHT, as well as having served as president of the Kentucky Theatre Association, and board member of the American Association of Community Theatre. April has worked as a creative drama specialist and director of children’s theatre productions for over 30+ years for school systems, parks and recreation programs, professional theatre and community theatres throughout the Midwest. April was awarded the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre in 2011 for her work at MHT and in Western Kentucky Schools. April and Michael were awarded the City of Paducah Mayor's Distinguished Merit Award in June of 2013 for their 30+ years of work at MHT. Her greatest joy is her role as mom to Jade who is a fashion design student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 

Miranda Bliss: 

Janis VandenDool: Janis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Windsor in Canada. She worked for a number of years as a teacher of drama, music and dance in international schools in Canada and India. She has also collaborated with arts groups in Latin America, Asia and Africa carrying out efforts in participatory theatre, community radio and film production. Janis currently lives in Paducah with her husband and two young children.