PPAA is an actor training program dedicated to fostering the artistic and personal development of children and young adults through the exploration and study of theatre arts.


The Playhouse Performing Arts Academy aims to inspire passion in the arts, encourage talent, and educate the next generation of young thespians creating better performers and technicians and, most importantly, their best self.


Respect and Positivity.
Process over Product.
Technique over Talent.
Collaboration and Professionalism.
Passion and Creativity.


In 2014, Katie Behrend Berg returned from New York with a Musical Theatre degree and years of performance experience under her belt to inherit and reinvigorate the program her grandmother, Ruth Behrend and one of LCP’s founding members, had built years before.  Keep reading...

All Academy classes, workshops and auditions will take place in our Rehearsal Studios: 111 Church St. Hartland, WI 53029.

For questions regarding Performing Arts Academy programming, contact education@lakecountryplayhousewi.org