Seedlings Children’s Theatre

Tallgrass Theatre Company is excited to offer Seedlings children’s theatre programming in conjunction with West Des Moines Parks & Recreation. The Seedlings program is led by experienced theatre professional, Maranda Turner. Who has a wide range of children’s theater, education, and performance experience.

Programming with West Des Moines Parks and Rec


Seedlings Story Time

All Ages – Free Will Donation – No registration
Join us on the first Saturday of each month to enjoy fun interactive stories. Jump up and share your flair for the dramatic by helping the storyteller act out the story, add sound effects, and maybe even a little dance.

Saturday September 3 at 10:00 AM
Saturday October 1 at 10:00 AM
Saturday November 5 at 10:00 AM


Preschool Performers

Join us for creative play and games that lay the groundwork for future performers while letting their creativity flow. A parent or other special adult is asked to join the child for this class. Children will enjoy the time bonding with their grownups and parents/guardians will have a chance to connect with others. Registration fee is per child.
Ages 3-5 years old with a guardian Registration Fee: $60 – Course ID 00027618

Six sessions from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
September 10, 2022
September 24, 2022
October 8, 2022
October 22, 2022
November 12, 2022
November 26, 2022


Tweens and Teens Beginning Improv

Just say “yes, and” join us for our beginning improv class catered to our older Seedlings. This workshop teaches you all the basics of improvisation and fun ways to improve your skills. You won’t even notice you are learning you will be having so much fun. Be sure to send a water bottle and nut free snack. Tennis shoes are strongly encouraged.
Ages 11-17 – Registration Fee $40 – Course ID 00027621
September 10, 2022 1:00PM-4:00PM


Improv is Elementary

This workshop includes improvisation techniques and games that will keep elementary aged kids engaged and laughing. Kids will grow socially and become more self-confident as they work with peers to create characters and situation to tickle the funny bone or bring a tear to the eye.
We will be very active so tennis shoes are a must as well as a nut free snack and water bottle.
Ages 6-10 – Registration Fee $40 – Course ID 00027622
October 8, 2022 1:00PM-4:00PM


Just The Two of Us – Partner Scene

Learn how to give and take on stage while practicing short scenes with two actors. We will touch on the acting skills and how to be a courteous scene partner. A snack and water bottle are encouraged.
Ages 10-17 – Registration Fee $40 – Course ID 00027623
November 12, 2022 1:00PM-4:00PM

Registrations will open soon


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