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Footloose Theatre Programs

Summer Theatre Camp 

Purple Curtain

Current Operating Website for Footloose Theatre Programs (previously

Broadway Dreams: A Cabaret of Songs & Stories​

In a school where every interaction comes to life as a song and dance number and hallway running is against the rules but skipping and twirling are not, a group of students learn to navigate friendships, explore history, and defeat villains through various songs from Broadway musicals.



Albany Barn

(56 Second St. Albany, NY 12210)

July 26th at 7pm and July 27th at 2pm and 7pm!

Tickets are $12 (for General Admission) and $8 (for kids 10 and under)


Our Mission

 To help kids and teenagers to discover their passions, build confidence, create social bonds, provide hope, and provide an escape from their everyday lives through performance. Knowing that life can be hard, especially today, and kids are sometimes the most vulnerable to it all; theatre and performance can help them find creative outlets for the stress that the other aspects of life often induce.

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Our Team.
* Indicates member of the Board of Directors

About Our Directors

Michael Aniolek

Music Director

Michael is a music teacher at Veeder Elementary School in Colonie as well as the director of the Lisha Kill Middle School Drama Club. This is his second year with Footloose Theatre Programs having been music director for You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown last summer.

Kathyrn Capalbo


Kathryn is a teacher assistant at Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls and holds a masters degree in theater education as well as a teacher license in theater. In addition to being a passionate participate in the local theatre scene, she has created summer program curriculums as well as directing; doing full productions with children ages 3-18.

To her theatre to is a way to provide children with self-confidence, build imagination, work with a team, and provide tools to help with emotions and learn about oneself.

We are all strong and we all have skills to show the world we just need the opportunity to learn what those skills are. Whether on stage or backstage, or both. 

Liam Pickett


Throughout college and in professional quality community/regional theaters Liam was directing, acting, stage managing, producing, working sound and microphones, installing lights, building sets, and designing props. And during all of this he has been teaching it to kids as well and building connections to professionals on and off Broadway. 

Liam went to Marist College studying Biochemistry, Adolescent Education, and Theatre. By day, Liam worked at Amsterdam High School as a Chemistry teacher. He was very active with Home Made Theater, the premier regional theater organization in Saratoga Springs as well as other theater groups in the Capital Region (Harbinger Theater, Family Players, and Circle Theatre Players at Sand Lake Center for the Arts).

Running in memory of the kind, supportive, and diligent; Mr. Liam Pickett.

Welcome to Footloose Theatre Programs. Our summer theatre camp offers a variety of theatre experiences for kids and teenagers in the capital region (Albany, NY). Our aim is to help young individuals discover their passions, build confidence, create social bonds, and provide hope and an escape from everyday stresses through performance. Your young performers have fun developing their talent for acting and singing, practicing technical theatre, unleashing creativity through storytelling, and the camp culminates into a full professional production

ALL KIDS get to shine onstage, perform, and do theatre with their fellow theatre kids! 

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