Main Street Academy

Main Street Academy Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Main Street Academy Semester

For the Spring 2023 semester, the academy students will be producing and performing, The Rainbow Fish Musical!


Ten Saturdays from March 11, 2023 to May 13, 2023. 

Weeks 1-8: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Week 9: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Week 10: Please arrive at 1:30pm. First performance is at 3pm. Dinner break 4pm-5pm. Second performance is at 6pm.

Week 1

First day of class will be auditions! Please come prepared with a 16-bar cut or one minute of a musical theater or Disney song. Not everyone has to audition! You can pass on singing if you would like an ensemble role or stage crew.

After auditions the children will take a snack break while the directors decide if they want to call anyone back for roles. While auditions and callbacks are going on, students will learn about the stage crew side of things and plan what they might like to do. After the first class, the show will be cast and the schedule will be sent out. EVERYONE WHO SIGNS UP GETS A ROLE IF THEY WANT ONE. 

Weeks 2 - 10

The rehearsal schedule will vary, but everyone will be working together to make our show a reality! Week 2 will start with a table read where all the students will read through the show and start brainstorming ideas for the design. After our design meeting, it’s time to get to work! When not rehearsing with directors, students will work downstairs in classrooms to build set pieces, props, costumes, lighting design, sound cues and more! Students will decide what each character’s costume will look like, what the set should be, what props they will need, and what the lights should look like. Students will work with Main Street Theatre Company crew members to learn how to design and execute a show on the technical end. Weeks 8 and 9 will consist of tech and dress rehearsals until our shows go up at 3pm and 6pm on week 10!


May 13, 2023 at 3PM
May 13, 2023 at 6pm

Tuition - $300

Make a payment to reserve your spot at the Arts People Payment Portal.

Tuition includes an 8x10 headshot photo session, a t-shirt.

After we have received your payment, we will share Google Form and Google Classroom links to begin collecting and sharing information.


Open to students ages 5 to 18.


Main Street Theatre Company at 70 Route 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Still Have Questions?

Email us at academy[at]


Joe Puliafico

Director of Theatre Education

Teaches: Music and Directing

Voice, Piano, and Acting Lessons

Morgan Kaileigh

Managing Director of Theatre Education

Teaches: Choreography and Directing

Actor | Design Tech | Teaching Artist

Voice, Piano, and Acting Lessons

Emily Christensen

Director of Offsite Activities

Teaches: Music and Directing

Just Off Main

Stephen Kane

Director of IT

Teaches: Not Choreography


The Rainbow Fish Musical
A Large-Cast Undersea Adventure

Book, Music and Lyrics By Austin Zumbro
Adapted from the book and illustrated by Marcus Pfister.

"The Rainbow Fish Musical, A Large-Cast Undersea Adventure" is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.