Park Cities Players

Arts Academy

The Park Cities Players is the musical theater program at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. Industry professional Laurie Hargrave teaches this 10-week course to children, grades 3–8. The goal of Park Cities Players is to help build confidence and teach vocal, acting, and improvisational techniques in a fun and non-competitive environment.

Winter 2018 Musical Theater Classes

Our fun, challenging 10-week classes build confidence, public speaking skills, and teamwork through acting, vocal, and improvisational techniques. Spots fill up fast! Tuition is $235, and classes are open to boys and girls in grades 3-8.

For families, we offer a 5 percent discount per sibling. Please contact Frances Cope for the discount code BEFORE registering online.

Classes: choose either Tuesdays or Thursdays

Tuesdays, January 9 – March 20 (no class on March 13)
4:30-5:30 pm - 3rd and 4th graders CLASS FULL
5:30-6:30 pm - 5th and 6th graders

Thursdays, January 11 – March 22 (no class on March 15)
4:30-5:30 pm - 3rd and 4th graders CLASS FULL
5:30-6:30 pm – 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Registration opens November 17. If you are interested in joining the wait list for any of our classes or have any questions, please email Frances Cope at [email protected], or call 214-224-2633.

Please DO NOT register for anyone other than your own family.


Laurie Hargrave

Laurie Hargrave with three students Laurie Hargrave is excited to be a founding member of the Park Cities Players. Laurie performed professionally in NYC for over a decade and relocated to Dallas with her husband, Taylor, and two beautiful children, Hunter and Atlee, two years ago. Laurie has traveled to 48 out of 50 states performing in the 25th Anniversary National Tour of “Evita” (directed by Harold Prince), the National Tour of “Camelot” and “The Pirates of Penzance”. Laurie performed in the original production of “They All Laughed” at the Goodspeed Opera House, “A Little Night Music” at Sacramento Music Circus and The Bristol Riverside Theater. Her favorite performance to date… “The Pirates of Penzance” at City Center in New York City, where Laurie met her husband, Taylor. He was playing a ruthless pirate while she was playing a damsel in distress, they have been married for nine years. Laurie graduated from the opera program at Indiana University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.