When parents enroll their child in a theater program, they have definite hopes and expectations. Most parents expect their child will gain greater self-esteem and creativity. Some hope their child will get a lead role in the final performance, with lines to belt out and maybe even songs to embrace. They hope their child will have fun and they expect techniques will be learned and applied to help their child advance to the next level. Some parents just want their child to have fun and learn something new. Here are some helpful tips and information to keep in mind as you search for a program that meets your family’s needs and rises above the rest.