ARTS EDUCATION AT THE PALACE THEATRE
Inspire, challenge, engage through the arts.
We envision a vibrant and diverse community where EVERY person is empowered and inspired through self-expression to embrace Arts Education and lifelong appreciation of the Performing Arts.
To engage, motivate, and energize by creating opportunities that build confidence, instill passion, and transform lives.
Emerging Young Artist Awards
for the writing of an original 15-minute one-act play.
Download the 2022 forms here:
Letters to Principals and Teachers
Guest Directors for staged play reading of the 3 winning plays
Luis Salgado is an international director, choreographer, and educator from Puerto Rico that has fallen in love with the magic and power of telling stories on stage. Most recently Luis directed Matilda, The Musical, a bilingual version of FAME, the Musical that was translated and developed by Salgado Productions and won the 2020 Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Musical. Virtually Luis served as associate director and co-choreographer for the virtual concert Viva Broadway, Hear Our Voices. He was the assistant Latin choreographer of In the Heights on Broadway, which won four Tony Awards. Luis was the associate director/choreographer of Cirque de Soliel's Paramour in Hamburg Germany. Among the productions he has directed/choreographed in the United States and abroad are the Holland Production of On Your Feet, RAGTIME, TO BE OR NOT TO BE... a Shakespearean Experience, AIDA, Amigo Duende the Musical, In The Heights, Bountiful, Zuccotti Park, Song of Solomon, Speed the Plow, The Tempest, and the 2018/19 Upfront events for TELEMUNDO. In 2017 Luis directed and choreographed the U.S premiere of the Spanish version of In The Heights at GALA Theatre in Washington, which received nine 2018 Helen Hayes Awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, and Best Choreography.
Luis is the founder/director of R.Evolución Latina, an affiliate of the non-profit organization Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Luis’ personal mission as an artist and a leader is to empower society through the arts to make a change for the better
Florencia Cuenca is a Mexican actress, singer, writer and director based in New York City. She entered the artistic world at the age of three acting alongside her father in stadiums and theaters throughout Mexico and the USA. Back in Mexico she is known for telenovelas such as “De que te quiero te quiero,” “Muchachitas como tú,” “De Pocas, Pocas Pulgas,” “Te Sigo Amando,” “La Rosa de Guadalupe,” “Como Dice el Dicho” and for being part of the successful Mexican musical Si Nos Dejan, the Mexican premiere of Shrek the Musical and Selena the Musical. Her first album “Aquí - The New Standards”, made her tour all around Mexico, Latin America and New York City, being awarded with the Hot House Jazz Award 2016 for Best New Jazz Artist. She has performed Off-Broadway in shows such as Children of Salt (NYMF 2016 Best of Fest) and A Never-Ending Line (album available at Broadway Records). Director selected credits: Estocolmo (Festival Alfonsino in Mexico), Tlatelolco (Teatro de los Heroes, Mexico), A Never-Ending Line (Mexico City). Currently she is developing a new musical about the femicides in Cd. Juarez, Mexico with The Civilians R&D Group, as well as working on her new album "Broadway in Spanglish." She is interested in developing projects that celebrate diversity and especially the Latinx and Hispanic community.
Claudia Mulet was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She is a graduate of Cuba’s prestigious ISA (Superior Institute of Arts) with a bachelor in Performing Arts. After graduating, Claudia was cast in The Nederlander’s historic production of RENT in Havana, directed by Andy Sr Jr in collaboration with Michael Greif. The production was filmed and went on to become a documentary, “Revolution Rent”, now on HBO MAX. Claudia is currently living in New York City continuing her career as a performer and has been part of shows like On Your Feet Fist National Tour and In the Heights, among others.
Congratulations to all our winners!
2010 - 2022
2022 Hannah Ginste, Lulu Tagger, Noah Vienne, Playwriting
2021 Christopher Israel, Nicole Talamo, Marco Greco, Playwriting.
2020 Jeison Lenis Lopez, Zaida Rio Polanco, Naomi Young, Samantha Vertucci, Charlie Johnson, Serena Shifrin, Playwriting
2019 Emilia Getzinger, Alexandra Levins, Grace O'Rourke, Cassie Lang, Charlotte Marvin, Mya Turner, Playwriting
2018 Andrew Casturo-Burnette, Kristina Dignelli, and William Donovan, Playwriting
2017 Olivia Falkenrath, Quinn Murphy, and Ryan Polistena, Playwriting
2016 Ariel Abergel, Isabelle Pierce, Michael Busani, Yona Dervishi, Playwriting
2015 Stephanie Walsh, Playwriting
2014 Anna Black, Original Composition
2013 Elizabeth D'Aiuto, Vocalist
2012 EJ Couloucoundis, Vocalist
2011 Danny Pravder, Jazz Pianist
2010 Anna Leunis, Violinist
Symphony Space "Global Arts"
This is a free Symphony Space program, being presented and generously sponsored by The Palace Theatre
Monday, June 27th - Thursday, June 30th, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grades 3-5 (as of Sept. 2022)
This program was created in the belief that the arts bring people together, transcend barriers, and celebrate both our similarities and differences. Using the arts as primary sources rich in information about the people who created them, Global Arts explores cultures from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. and explores the cultures of indigenous people from North and South America.
Four day program taking place at The Palace Theatre in Stamford (61 Atlantic Street) from Monday, June 27th- Thursday, June 30th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The program was designed for 3rd – 5th graders. Please note: Student must be able to attend ALL 4 days; unfortunately cannot accommodate those who can only attend partially.
Each day is filled with activities such as Physical Warm-up, Journal Writing, Storytelling and Acting, Dance and Music, elements of Chinese Opera (singing, acting, talking, sword fighting and Chinese Ribbons), African and Mexican Rhythms and Dance, Japanese Taikoza Drumming, Capoeira Luanda and Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts.
Complete Registration Form and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Carol Bryan, Director of Education
Palace Theatre 61 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Download the 2022 Form:
Triple Threat Performer
2 Weeks, July 5 - 15, 2022
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Under the inspiring direction of Luis Salgado, Broadway Assistant Choreographer of the Tony-winning show “In the Heights” and Director/Choreographer for “Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour”, “On Your Feet” & “Ragtime”, the exciting two- weeks will immerse students in the dynamic process of Acting, Singing and Dancing -- with a focus in the making of Art with A Purpose. The program is highly designed to encompass the diverse components of Musical Theatre.
Classes will be taught by a select group of experienced New York artists from Salgado Productions to provide students with the well-rounded training they require.
Students will fully engage in master classes exploring the disciplines of acting, voice, and dancing (Musical Theater, Body Percussion, Latin Fusion, Song Interpretation, Hip-Hop and more).
At the end of the two transformative weeks, students will have a deeper understanding of how to successfully integrate song, dance, and character interpretation within a musical theatre piece, using all tools to support their journey as an actor to communicate their character’s central truth.
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need.
Formulario de Registro
Formulario de Ayuda Financiera
Printable Registration/Permission Form
Printable Photo Release Form
Printable Financial Aid Form
Letter to Educators
Registration opens March 8th, 2022. Send completed registration/permission form, photo release form and deposit to: email@example.com or by mail to:
The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street Stamford, CT 06901
The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon
POSTPONED TO: Tuesday, March 14th, 2023
Recommended Grades: Pre K - 5th
Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his sky’s-the-limit imagination! Harold’s journey takes him on a wild ride to Mars, (shooting stars & spaceships), he joins a circus (and tames a lion), and rescues a princess in an enchanted castle. With life-size puppets, pantomime, dance, magic and original music, your children will be delighted & amazed.
Curriculum: Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar, Creative Writing, Storytelling, Visual and Performing Arts.
Download the 2022 Forms:
Letter to Principal and Teachers
Ticket Order Form
ArtsCrew members serve as interns while accruing community service hours and National Honor Society hours all while gaining valuable insight into the behind-the-scenes of a performing arts center. Students will be exposed to the inner workings of the departments that make up the core of a performing arts center; Marketing, Development, Finance, Education, Box Office, and Production.
To apply to be an ArtsCrew member contact the Education Department at 203.517.3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To be eligible you must be a High School senior.