Summer Programs

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As a creative outlet, Denise provides acting opportunities for her students and actors throughout the region by directing and producing her own summer productions.

Theatre Productions

Every summer, Denise directs a theatrical stage production, providing performing opportunities for actors of all ages. Sometimes she adds additional productions throughout the year.

Weeklong Summer Intensive Classes

One of Denise’s most popular programs is the weeklong Summer Intensive class. Kids are taught the performance Triple Threat: acting, voice and dance. Each program features master teachers with expertise in one of these area. Students also perform in a  cabaret setting and work with a professional casting director during the week.

The highlight of this program is a  Day on Broadway. Not only do the students see a Broadway show (ticket included with tuition), but they are introduced to the cast. One cast member then teaches a master class on dance!

The week includes all of the following and more:

  • Vocal and song interpretation for musical theatre
  • Audition technique
  • Improvisation training
  • Master dance class with Broadway cast member
  • Audition workshop with top Broadway casting director
  • A Broadway show with a backstage tour and introductions to the cast
  • Special industry guests throughout the week
  • On-stage performance opportunity in NYC for students’ friends and family
  • Industry pros in the audience of the students’ NYC performance

It is an exciting and memorable week for all involved!


Summer Theatre Under the Sky* at Westmoreland Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco

*Westchester Magazine: Voted Best Theatre Under the Sky 2016

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown
Summer 2017 Production

You are invited to join us for the Westmoreland Sanctuary 2017 summer production of the musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. We expect for this to be an exciting process full of rare opportunities and loads of summer fun!

Some roles still available for casting; please email directly at

Rehearsal Dates: June 26th to July 31st

Performance Dates: July 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29, 30

Past theatre productions have included The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeWorking, The Wizard of Oz, and more.

In the summer of 2013, Denise "Into the Woods". Denise Simon Acting and Coachingdirected a new production troupe performing Shakespeare in Northern Westchester County. A Midsummer Night’s Dream was both a commercial and critical success with sold out performances, positive reviews and publicity throughout the New York metro area.

In 2014, Denise expanded her unique outdoor theatre experience to include musicals.  Her production of Into The Woods, staged in the  actual nature sanctuary, was a huge success with sold out shows and glowing reviews.