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Pay For Classes

Following is information about classes held at the Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom.

    • All classes require a $25 deposit to hold a space in the class which will be used as part of the first month’s tuition.
    • Payment is due at the first session of each month and is for four sessions per month.
    • Students from the same family receive a 10% discount for each additional student.
    • Except for Oil Painting and Private Lessons, a minimum of five registered students is required for a class to be held.


      • Showcase performances are presented every 3-4 months.


 All classes are currently in session. 

Improv for Young People with Allen Schmeltz

Instructor: Allen Schmeltz

Ages: 11-18
When: Two Sessions – Fridays from 4:00pm-5:45pm & Wednesdays from 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Tuition: $60 a month
Limit of 12 students in each class
In the Improv class, students practice the skills of acting and improvisation through theatre games and exercises all while having fun in a safe, learning environment. The class is ongoing, and students may join at any time!

For available class information or if you have any questions, please call Allen at (916) 802-2249 or email For more information, visit Allen’s website at


Private Acting Lessons with Allen Schmeltz or Alison Gilbreath


Various times available

Instructor: Allen Schmeltz, Alison Lewis Gilbreath

Age: All ages
Tuition: $35 per weekly 30-minute in person lesson. Zoom lessons also available for $30 for a 30-minute lesson.

Do you have a theatre or college audition coming up? Get professional coaching from Allen Schmeltz or Alison Gilbreath to get an edge on those auditions! Audition coaching is $50 for a one-hour session. Video recording of your audition is also available at an additional cost. For questions or to sign up call Allen at (916) 802-2249 or email For Alison call (916) 353-1001.



Oil Painting with Mike Jimena

Instructor: Mike Jimena

Ongoing Every Tuesday 4:30pm – 7:30pm
(Additional times available by appointment)

Ages: 10 through Adult, all skill levels
Tuition: $100/month for 3 sessions (includes all supplies)

Oil Painting with Mike Jimena is taught in a self-paced studio setting.  Based on Mike Jimena’s award-winning technique, each student progresses, learns, and develops at his or her own pace.  Student work is included in periodic Art Shows and Receptions. The class is ongoing and may be started at any time. Classes do not need to be consecutive.




Oil Painting for Home Shoolers

This workshop is scheduled for homeschoolers and comes with a higher concentration of one-on-one instruction to develop the skills and technique of the student.

$100 for three 2-hour classes, including all supplies.
(Note: We can accept vouchers on a pre-negotiated fee with schools. Call for details.)



Musical Theatre with Alison Gilbreath

Thursdays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Ages: 10-18 yrs.
Tuition: $80/month or $25/class for drop-ins

Instructor: Alison Lewis Gilbreath


In this class, students will cover all aspects of Musical Theatre performance including solo songs, choral works, character building, audition technique, movement, stage presence, and confidence.

Acting Class with Alison Gilbreath

Mondays 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Age: 10-18 yrs.
Tuition: $80/month or $25/class for drop-ins


This class will cover acting theory based on the Stanislavski technique and will focus on creating a character, script analysis, performing monologues, sight-reading, audition preparation, stage presence, and confidence.



Tap Dance for Musical Theatre with Diane Hoel

Instructor: Dian Hoel

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Ages: 12 and above
Tuition: $60/month for weekly classes

Dian has many years of experience as a dance performer and teacher. She has choreographed many musical productions over the years both at Sutter Street Theatre and other venues.




Children’s Intro to Theatre with Lindy Mallonee

Instructor: Lindy Mallonee

Rising Stars Class

Ages: 4-6

When: Thursdays 4:00-4:45pm

Tuition: $60 a month

Our Rising Stars class offers a chance for our youngest aspiring actors to shine as they learn and practice beginning theatre skills through action games, music and movement, crafts and role playing simple stories and activities.


Bright Stars Class

Ages: 7-10

When: Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm

Tuition: $60 a month

Our Bright Stars class is for our intermediate group of aspiring actors, offering basic theatre skills to first time as well as continuing students. We will cover acting techniques while having fun through drama activities, role-playing, games, stage movement, music, vocal projection, crafts, costuming and peer interaction. We will offer opportunities for family and friends to attend performances at times throughout each session.


Vocal Technique and Skill with Hannah Hurst

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Ages: 10 and above
Tuition: $60/month for weekly classes

Let’s have some fun singing our faces off while further developing our musical skills! This class will take you that extra step in learning to pick up and hold harmonies, reading sheet music, and singing comfortably and confidently.



Instructor: Hannah Hurst