Agoura Children's Theatre is the oldest acting classes for children in Agoura. It is family owned and oriented. Gale Trumbeaux started the children’ s theatre at The Stage Door Theatre in 1980.

Ellen started teaching in 1997 and her sister, Susan started in 2005.  In 2008 they moved across the street and continued running Agoura Children’s Theatre.

They have had much success and continue in the loving manner that Gale started her children’s theatre.

Meet the Team

Agoura Children's Theatre is a small, family orientated theatre directed by Ellen and Susan. They thoroughly enjoy working with all of the children.

Ellen Marano


A former actress turned acting coach. Ellen loves the craft of acting and is exceptionally versed in the business of Hollywood.  She is a graduate from USC with a teaching credential.  Ellen also worked in production, writing and producing and just finished producing a film this summer, Saving Zoe with her daughters Vanessa and Laura Marano who are starring in the film.

Susan Elton


Susan has worked for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since 1995. She is the Project Manager for The Emmy FYC Website. Prior to working at ACT, her teaching career began when she lived in Italy, where she taught English to children. Her true passion and love has always been in her ability to work with children.


Classes are starting and there is limited space available. Come join us!! Contact to reserve your spot!!