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DCT is offering virtual classes for Pre-K and up…Check them out…

Zoom into Improv or Shake it up with some Shakespeare!


ZOOM into May with Improv and Comedy! Join Jeff Swearingen, master comedian and improv artist. Meet up with other teens to take on improv and comedy right from your very own home! See new ways you can create comedy and explore improv. Get ready, get set – Zoom into Improv!

Classes will take place on Thursdays May 7, 14, 21, 2020 3:00pm-4:00pm

Class cost is $50 nonrefundable

Info on how to join the class via Zoom and other information will be sent upon registration.


Work with award-winning actress, director, teacher, performer Diana Sheehan from your own home! Learn to speak the speech trippingly on the tongue with this fun and energizing dive into Shakespeare’s language, poetry and wit. All students will be given the opportunity to work closely on monologues, sonnets and songs from the Bard’s “greatest hits.” Explore how funny, irreverent, and relevant Shakespeare’s words can be.

No previous experience with Shakespeare required.

Class will take place on Mondays 3:00-4:00pm May 4, 11, 18, 2020

Plus, each student will have one half-hour private Zoom session during office hours (to be scheduled during the three-week session.)


photo credit: Karen Almond

Looking for a fun way to recycle all those toilet paper rolls?

Introducing Mouse Calls with Milo…

Episode 1: Milo and Friend Trish Make Puppets out of Toilet Paper Rolls

Meet Milo, a very good-natured and jovial mouse from Great Britain. He is visiting his very talented and longtime friends in America. You never know what they’ll be up to. Click below to watch the first episode now…

Here is what you will need: 


  • Toilet paper roll
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil and a dark marker
  • Ruler
  • Patterns (download here)




Be on the lookout for more Mouse Calls!

Bring Edward Tulane’s Kate DiCamillo and Broadway to your living room!


You’re in luck! Beloved author Kate DiCamillo is teaming up with St. Paul Magazine’s senior writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl to start a book club! DiCamillo will be reading, discussing, and taking questions from the audience about this incredible story. This is an amazing opportunity for children’s book lovers everywhere!

The original event is now full, but due to demand, you can watch the live broadcast via her Facebook page or via the bookstore’s YouTube Channel.




Every day brings new opportunities to learn and experience something new – even when you’re stuck inside! We are proud to be able to share the innovations straight from Broadway.

Costumes, Makeup, Cookies! What’s not to love? Here’s a list of Broadway-themed activities you can do at home, brought to you by Broadway Direct!

We’ll see you again soon!

First photo by Karen Almond

Good shows, good reading: DCT has some resources for you!

How about Broadway and Harry Potter for your to-do list? DCT recommends these digital resources.

Check out this master list of all the shows you can stream from your home computer. The list updates daily, so no more searching!




In times of struggle, it’s always comforting to return to old favorites. JK Rowling has recently launched an information hub filled with fun facts, trivia, and activities all centered around the wizarding world!

Oh the things we’ll have to talk about when we get back together…

We’ll see you at the theater soon!