Snow Day Special

You can always count on Maryland weather to be… a little unpredictable. So, in prime Maryland weather fashion, it appears that most of us are holed up at home watching the snow come down. Since you have some time at home, we decided to do a little flash sale and offer some….

SNOW DAY SPECIALS! It’s not too late to get involved in Spring drama at DLC. We’re going to have a blast this Spring with Madagascar – a Musical Adventure. Many classes (are supposed to) start this week. You haven’t missed your chance, though! Register for a Spring Production or Beginning Acting Class today only using code WAIVELATE and we’ll waive the late registration fee.

Wondering what Madagascar is even about? Check out one of our recent blog posts detailing the story to get a taste of what’s in store.

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Madagascar – Five Fast Facts

We’re so excited to bring the 2005 DreamWorks Animation feature film Madagascar to dazzling life on our stage this Spring in Madagascar – a Musical Adventure. In anticipation of these fun-filled Spring drama classes, we’ve put together a couple of facts to get you in the Madagascar spirit. Are you ready??

  1. None of the main character animals (lion, zebra, giraffe, or hippo) are actually housed at the real-life Central Park Zoo. The Zoo does have penguins, though.

  2. In real life, King Julien wouldn’t be the king. In lemur tribes, they follow a matriarchal structure. The female lemurs are the ones who lead the tribes and do most of the fighting. Fans of the original movie generally reconcile this because Maurice, King Julien’s right-hand-lemur, announces him as the “self-proclaimed king of the lemurs.”
  3. Alex the lion considers himself to be an actor even though he’s also a great dancer.
  4. Gloria the hippo is a talented dancer and tightrope walker.
  5. In addition to numerous other ailments and phobias, Melman the giraffe ironically and hilariously suffers from Acrophobia (a fear of heights).

Thanks for stopping by for some of these fun facts about Madagascar. We adapted them from the Madagascar Wiki, so if you’re itching for some more Madagascar trivia, check them out! We hope to see you on our stage this Spring in a Production Class (grades 3-12, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays), Beginning Acting Class (grades K-2, Fridays or Saturdays), or Broadway Babies Class (ages 3-5, Saturdays or Tuesdays). Register by February 15th for $15 off tuition!

Winter Enrollment Update

Time is running out to participate in our exciting Winter session of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach! This fantastical tale based on one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved novels has been set to music by hit Broadway duo Pasek & Paul (Dear Evan Hansen). Tuesday Elementary/Middle School started this week, and the rest of our popular Production Classes are slated to start soon.

Ms. Amy’s Tuesday Elementary/Middle Musical Theatre on the first day of class – Winter 2017-18

Here’s a quick update on where we stand with our classes. If you’ve been on the fence about registering, now is the time to commit so that you don’t miss out!

  • Tuesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Amy): Started this week. A few slots still remain. Call us at (410) 849-6335 to register by phone and set up an audition before the start of the next class.
  • ​Wednesday Elementary/Middle (with Ms. Debbie): Starts next week. A handful of spots remain. Register online or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.​
  • Friday Elementary (with Ms. Debbie): Starts January 5. Only a few spots remain, and this class routinely fills. Register online today to ensure you can participate in this highly-coveted class.
  • Saturday Middle/High School (with Ms. Amy): Starts January 6. Over half full, and this class routinely fills. Don’t wait until the holidays to try to register. Secure your spot online today or call us at (410) 849-6335 so that we can hold a spot for you.
  • Homeschool Musical Theatre (with Ms. Sarah): Starts January 4. Ask about our sibling discounts and enrollment deposit program. This is also a great class for groups from small independent schools. Give us a call at (410) 849-6335 to talk with us about partnering with your local Montessori school or Homeschool Co-Op for a discounted rate.​

That’s not all we’ve got in store this Winter. Also check out our Broadway Babies: Fairy Tale Adventure classes for preschool students and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty presented by our Beginning Acting Classes. Both of those programs begin in the New Year and are filling up quickly!

Do you have any other questions? Drop us a line in the form below and we’ll get right back to you!

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The Critters in James and the Giant Peach

Get to know the critters behind Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach ahead of our fantastical Winter session of production classes!

Spider is a clever creature who becomes a fun-loving older sister to James.

Ladybug immediately takes on the doting, maternal role in James‘ life. 

Grasshoper is the leader of the Insects. Ever the optimist, he assumes a paternal role in James‘ life.

Centipede is a bit of a grouch, but he is ever-loyal to the pack. Will he win over James by the end of the story?

Earthworm is one part gentle spirit, one part coward. Will he be able to gain enough courage to save the day for James and the rest of their Insect pals?


So many questions get answered throughout Roald Dahl’s classic story of James and the Giant Peach. Join us on our fantastical journey this Winter by registering for a Winter production class today. Next time, we’ll introduce you to the people in James and the Giant Peach. Who is your favorite insect? Let us know in the comments!

Going Inside James and the Giant Peach at DLC

The cat’s out of the bag! This Winter, students will perform in their own productions of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Jr. on DLC’s stage. Now that you know what we’re doing, learn a little more about it before you register for a Winter class at DLC.

What’s It About?


​When young orphan James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. Based on the fantastical tale by Roald Dahl (author of other popular children’s books like Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe BFGand Matilda) with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (the duo behind Broadway smash hit Dear Evan Hansen), James and the Giant Peach promises to be a magical adventure.

How will we tell this fantastical tale?


The visual elements of this production will nod towards the work of Henry Selick (director of the film adaptations of James and the Giant Peach and Coraline) but we will also derive inspiration from the style of Tim Burton.

Register by October 15th for our Early Bird Discount: $15 off tuition for any of our Production, Beginning Acting, or Broadway Babies classes.



Any student registered by October 15th will get access on October 16th to buy tickets for our New York City bus trip to see Disney’s Frozen on Broadway! We only have a limited number of tickets and anticipate these seats to sell out very quickly, so register early to save money and ensure you’ll be able to secure your seats to this once-in-a-lifetime trip on the day tickets go on sale!