Glebe Theater

The Educational Theatre Company (ETC) brings their Main Stage Residency to Glebe Elementary School in the fall. Students create an original musical to be performed in December. 


Dr. Doolitte, Glebe’s inaugural collaboration with the Educational Theatre Company

Important dates for 2018:

September 13: Question and answer session following back-to-school night at 8 PM in the Multipurpose Room.
September 15 and 20: Registration for the musical opens on September 15 and closes on September 20. Registration will be done via the after school enrichment sign-up process. Parents will be notified about whether their student was selected via the lottery by September 23.
October 1: After-school rehearsals begin.
December 13 and 14: Performances in the Glebe Multipurpose Room at 7 PM.

This year’s musical these has not yet been determined. It will be selected prior to opening registration.

Participation in the Glebe theater program is open to students in grades 2 – 5. Participants are selected via a lottery, with an emphasis on providing opportunities to new students and to students across all qualifying grades. Students receive information on the application process and program in their first day school packets. For every year that a student has entered the lottery and not been selected, the student will receive an extra lottery entry for the current year. 

ETC staff meet with students most Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:45 – 5:30 and on two Saturday mornings, as well as every evening the week of the show. For students in grades 4 and 5 looking for a less intense experience, crews to run lights, sound, and other technical needs will be recruited in November or December. These students should be available for the week prior and during the performance. 

The Glebe Theater program provides fee waivers and financial assistance to qualifying, interested students.

Students prepare the backdrop during a Saturday rehearsal.

You can indicate interest in financial assistance during the lottery process, after selection has occurred, or by email to the parent liaison for the program (kept confidential). No student will be turned away due to financial need.

Students will:

  • create original characters,
  • write dialogue,
  • develop song lyrics,
  • design and create costumes, props, and scenic backdrops,
  • run light and sound, and
  • perform for peers, parents, and the community!

More information,  including rehearsal and performance times and dates, can be found below and in your first day school packets.

Students rehearse songs and stage movements.

Please feel free to send questions to Elaine Maag (email), the parent liaison for the Glebe theater program.  The parent liaison is responsible for coordinating staff, volunteers, logistics, and overall participation.

Glebe Fall 2017 Rehearsal Dates

Glebe Main Stage Flyer, Fall 2017
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