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Children’s Educational Workshop

Calling all performing arts students!

Looking to expand your skillset this fall? Want a chance to perform in one of the oldest theatres in Tennessee?

If so, the Bijou Theatre Workshops are the perfect opportunity for you – with new offerings for students ages 9-12. Join us for a fun-packed day filled with making new friends, learning new talents, and making lots of great memories!





The Very Merry Musical Christmas Workshop
Ages: 9-12
Date: November 25th, 2023 from 9am-5pm
Cost: $65
Focus: Musical Theatre, Vocal Basics, Dance Basics, Acting Basics

This one-day workshop will focus on the holly jolly world of musical theatre with dancing, acting, and singing. Students will take workshops throughout the day while also learning characterization, dance, and vocal parts to “We Need A Little Christmas” from Mame.

What you need to know:
Children will need to bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle.  Comfortable, movable clothing and shoes are required. Sandals, flip-flops, and gum are not allowed.

Meet your workshop leader:
Nathan McGhee, the Bijou’s Operations Manager, will be conducting this year’s workshops.

McGhee has been involved within the theatre world for almost twenty years all across the region. Locally, he has worked with (onstage and off) the Tennessee Stage Company, Encore Theatrical Company, Morristown Theatre Guild, Theatre Knoxville Downtown, and Flying Anvil Theatre. Some notable performances have included Macbeth (Witch), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck),  Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Brad), and Sweeney Todd (Tobias). He holds seven years of dance experience and three years of vocal training. McGhee also boasts numerous national acting titles in forensics, speech and debate, and storytelling competitions.

After studying Theatre Education, he has hosted numerous camps, workshops, and educational initiatives across the region with various nonprofits and Knox County Schools. He has also directed numerous children’s theatre productions (The Hobbit: The Musical, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Harriet Pohter the Musical, etc.) and regularly coaches acting students for local and college auditions.  He is incredibly excited to get back into the world of theatre and to help guide (and have lots of fun!) our community’s rising stars.

Register today!
Spots are limited for the workshop to ensure an optimal student-teacher ratio. Historically, Bijou camps have sold out fast with large waiting lists. For questions or concerns, please contact Nathan McGhee at or at 865-522-0832 ext. 207.