About The Play’s the Thing Productions Children’s Theatre 

Mission: The Play’s the Thing Productions is dedicated to producing meaningful, high quality and entertaining theatrical productions for children and families, meanwhile providing advanced theatrical instruction for children of varying performance levels. 
Founded:January 2009
Location:Lakeville, MN 55044

Overview:The Play's the Thing Productions is a non-profit community theatre specializing in high quality children's and adult productions. Although TPTT is known for its outstanding Children's productions, we have added performance opportunities for Adults and Older teens in the past 2 years and Adults enjoy their time performing in TPTT Musicals and consistently return for more.

The Play's the Thing Productions,(TPTT), offers advanced performance training through 2 south metro community education offices. When teens and children perform in a TPTT show, they are guaranteed the highest quality of theatrical instruction and performance training offered in the South Metro. Young actors learn true theatrical performance technique from our Directors, and TPTT is unique in that our Children's Theatre shows perform on a very professional level.  Not just about the fun "experience" of acting, TPTT actors are challenged to learn all they can during the performance process and will never simply be part of a large group of the same type of character that fill no real function to the show or the story of the show. TPTT actors find success in their Middle schools and High schools auditions and shows, not to mention College Freshmen benefit and are ready to excel at their own college auditions after training with TPTT. In addition, the children who have performed with TPTT, have found success auditioning and being cast at Twin Cities professional houses such as the Guthrie, Park Square Theatre , Children's Theatre and the Ordway, not to mention numerous Fringe Festival Shows and other Theatres.

Why choose The Play's the Thing Productions for your child's theatrical training? Meet our artistic staff who will be training your child and directing the shows:

Dayna Railton (Artistic Director TPTT) Graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University, emphasis Acting/Directing. Since 2005 she has directed 80 shows, 24 of which were full Musicals and produced all of the shows. She is the resident Artistic Director of TPTT.







General Information:Since our incorporation in 2009, over 38,00 audience members have attended our shows and we have presented 45 high quality productions including 16 full musicals in the south metro with over 1500 children participating. 

The Play's the Thing Productions offers performance opportunities in the following Community Education Offices in both the North and South Metro of the Twin Cities

ISD191 Community Education serving Burnsville, Eagan, Savage go to www.communityed191.org/
ISD 192 Community Education serving Farmington go to www.farmington.thatscommunityed.com/ 




To request more information
about our theatre's training and upcoming productions
contact: Dnacsr@aol.com

phone: 952-484-3296 



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