The health and safety of our patrons and participants is of the utmost importance. We have made the difficult decision to suspend our Broadway Senior program. 

The Broadway Senior program is specifically designed for adults over the age of 55 as a recreational activity where participants learn the skills of musical theater, including acting, voice, choreography, movement and stage presence, while creating a mainstage production. Participants will rehearse twice a week culminating in two performances on the Gyder Stage of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Read this NY Times article about the program HERE

Broadway Senor will be learning and performing INTO THE WOODS SR.
Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods SR. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The goal of this program is to use the performing arts as a way to build and sustain social connections as well as motivating participants cognitively and physically. There will be an emphasis on fun and learning the skills of theater. Actors will not be expected to memorize lines, choreography will be individualized and all actors who attend and pay tuition have roles in the production.


Chris Hamby, Director
TheaterWorks’ Artistic Director is an award-winning director, teaching artist, and Broadway Senior program creator
Cydney Trent, Choreographer
Award-winning choreographer, actor and director who has performed nationally on stage and in film
Jennifer Adams,
Music Director
Jennifer is  a renowned music director for countless award winning productions for the past 25 years.

This program is supported by:

Mr. Don Yeager and the Estate of Del Zack

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