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Theaters Offering Virtual Summer Classes, Workshops and More!

Summer is here, and that means an abundance of heat, sunshine, and creativity just waiting to be brought to life. While the global health crisis may still be keeping the doors to most theaters shut, theater companies around the country have risen to the challenge and created new doors to walk through- virtual ones!

Regional theaters around the country have brought their virtual summer programs online, offering workshops, classes and more.

We've compiled a list of virtual summer programs being offered by theaters for children of all ages (with a few adult classes mixed in as well!)

Check out the list below!


Freehold Theatre Lab

Freehold Theatre's Summer Classes are OPEN for Registration! Summer 2020 Online at Freeholdi?? Theatre Lab includes the following classes:

Playwriting II with Elizabeth Heffron

6/21 - 8/16 Sunday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Voice: Clarity and Confidence (Actor's Toolkit) with Meg McLynn

7/2 - 8/20 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Playwriting Lab with Elizabeth Heffron

7/7 - 7/30 Tuesday, Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Voice Over 2.0 with Kira Dorrian

7/11 - 8/8 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Solo Performance with Matt Smith

7/13 - 8/31 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Online Movement Lab with Mik Kuhlman

7/19 - 8/30 Sunday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Acting for the Camera with John Jacobsen

8/3 - 8/26 Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Spoken Word & Poetry Performance with Daemond Arrindell

8/11 - 9/17 Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Developing a Podcast Workshop with Kira Dorrian

8/15 - 8/16 Saturday, Sunday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

More info & Registration available here: https://freeholdtheatre.org/studio/

Alternatively, you can also call/email the register at 206.323.7499/registrar@freeholdtheatre.org


The White Plains Performing Arts Center

The White Plains Performing Arts Center will present the 16th Annual Summer Theatre Academy. Open to students in current grades K-10, the Summer Theatre Academy (STA) will present its first ever online Musical Theatre Intensive followed by three on-stage musicals this summer. The on-stage programs include two three-week sessions; one one-week session and a 4 day session all culminating in performances.

In response to Covid-19, WPPAC has been closely following the guidance of state and local health officials. WPPAC has developed plans and protocols to ensure that they can provide quality theatre education this summer in a safe, dynamic, and fun environment for all. In addition to their online classes, WPPAC is implementing policies for camps on site, including: limited camp sizes, twice daily cleanings of all facilities with regular disinfecting throughout the day, contact free temperature checks for campers and staff, outdoor classes and more.

Whether in-person or online, The Summer Theatre Academy is a unique program that combines theatre training with performance opportunities. Students in current grades K-10 train in acting, singing and dancing, participate in special guest workshops and take master classes with professional artists.

In their brand new Musical Theatre Intensive (MTI), digital campers will meet for 90-minute online classes in acting all from the comfort of their own home. MTI campers will sharpen their performance skills in our digital studio, receive individual feedback from professional instructors, and graduate with their very own actor reel.

For our in-person camps, students spend their days with Academy Staff, learning about acting, singing and dancing while rehearsing their production. Students learn to apply theatre techniques towards their performance. Each session culminates with performances on the WPPAC stage for a limited audience.

"WPPAC is deeply committed to quality theatre education. We have taken measures to ensure that ALL young theatre lovers have the opportunity to share their passion, gain new skills, and make amazing memories this summer in their online and in-person camps," said Sam Leichter, Camp Director for this year's Summer Theatre Academy. "We cannot wait to start creating theatre magic this summer!"

MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE their first ever ONLINE camp! June 29 - July 9

Digital campers will meet for 90-minute online classes, where their teaching artist staff of industry professional will lead phenomenally fun theatre games and exercises, and offer instruction in acting, singing, dance, and improv, all from the comfort of your own home! Digital campers will build their portfolio of monologues, scenes and songs from new hits and Broadway classics, and graduate with their own actor reel! (Rising 2nd - 10th Grade)

Disney's Descendants the Musical July 13 - August 1

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Descendants is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films! At the end of the 3 weeks, students will perform for an audience of family and friends. (Rising 4th - 10th Grade)

Disney's Moana Jr. August 3 - August 22

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. At the end of 3 weeks, students will perform for an audience of family and friends. (Rising 2nd - 10th Grade)

The Wizard of Oz August 24 - 28

The Young Performers' Edition of The Wizard of Oz is a one-hour adaptation for child performers. Like so many girls her age, Dorothy Gale dreams of what lies over the rainbow. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. At the end of the week, students will perform for an audience of family and friends. (Rising 1st - 8th Grade)

Heroes & Villains August 31 - September 3

Specifically tailored for elementary and middle school aged children; Heroes & Villains is a 4-day session which uses songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Peter Pan and Coco in a musical revue style performance for family and friends. (Rising 1st - 7th Grade)

SUMMER THEATRE ACADEMY 2020 is in residence at the White Plains Performing Arts Center located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains. Tuition for each three week session is $1,100, tuition for the one week session is $395 and $350 for the 4 day session. Discounts are available when registering for multiple sessions. For more information about the Summer Theatre Academy, please visit wppac.com/conservatory-theatre/summer-theatre-academy/ or contact education@wppac.com. To register email education@wppac.com or online at wppac.com.


No Boundaries Youth Theater

NBYT has had to make the difficult decision to cancel their planned in person summer production of Seussical Jr. Normally this program would provide students with a month long journey from read through to production, meeting new friends and gaining valuable life skills along the way. They look forward to the day when they can bring this type of programming back to their community.

The future doesn't wait for anybody however, so in order to meet the current challenge, NBYT has announced their first slate of online classes! Each class lasts 1 week, will meet for at least one hour each weekday, and some classes even offer direct feedback to each student in addition to the group instruction. Discounts are available for signing your child up for multiple classes at once!

Radio Plays with Nicki

07/06/2020 - 07/10/2020 M - F, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Online Session

Ages 8-12

Price: $60.00

Radio Plays with Nicki

07/13/2020 - 07/17/2020 M - F, 11:00 AM - Noon EDT

Online Session

Ages 8-12

Price: $60.00

Play Writing with Rae

07/20/2020 - 07/24/2020 M - F, 11:00 AM - Noon EDT

Online Session

Ages 13-18

Price: $70.00

Musical Theater Choreography with Tatyana

07/27/2020 - 07/31/2020 M - F, 11:00 AM - Noon EDT

Online Session

Ages 8-14

Price: $50.00

Play Writing with Rae

07/27/2020 - 07/31/2020 M - F, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Online Session

Ages 13-18

Price: $70.00

Sketch Comedy with Wry BrEd

08/03/2020 - 08/07/2020 M - F, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Online Session

Ages 13-18

Price: $70.00

NBYT is very excited to begin to offer new programs, and they hope you'll join them as they dust of the cobwebs left by their recent shutdown, even if only electronically. Please click below to register or visit www.NBYT.org for updates additional information.

Register For Summer Online Classes


Shea's Performing Arts Center

Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced Shea's 2020 Virtual Summer Camps. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to train in acting, dance, and singing from the safety and comfort of their homes this summer with three different camps: Shea's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, The Actor's Edge Summer Acting Intensive, and Theatre Camp for Grown-ups.

Shea's PAC summer classes were designed by Western New York actress, director, playwright, founder of Raíces Theatre Company, and Shea's teaching artist, Victoria Pérez, who will be teaching extensively during camp. More local instructors and special guest speakers will be announced soon.

"We've researched virtual programs across the country, surveyed our Shea's families, and consulted with other WNY arts organizations in order to design virtual summer programs that will be educational, safe, and fun," said Thembi Duncan, Director of Arts Engagement and Education at Shea's PAC. "Everyone is exhausted from watching screens, so we've created programs with a dynamic combination of live workshops, pre-recorded lessons, independent research, off-line practice, as well as dedicated social time."

Registration is now open for their summer programs:

Shea's VIRTUAL Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, July 13 - August 7

This class is perfect for kids in grades 5 - 12 who love musical theatre! The 2020 Shea's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive provides instruction in musical theatre through interactive virtual group sessions, one-on-one virtual voice coaching, pre-recorded lessons, and independent home practice.

All experience levels are welcome.

Section SM1: Grades 5-8, July 13 - July 25, $100

Section SM2: Grades 9-12, July 27 - August 7, $100

The Actor's Edge VIRTUAL Summer Acting Intensive, July 13 - August 7

Teens entering grades 9 - 12 will participate in virtual groups and individual sessions with professional teaching artists to explore the techniques of Michael Chekhov, Bogart & Landau, Uta Hagen, and Kristin Linklater, which represent a stylistic breadth of theatre values that are usually taught in college and graduate school. By introducing these concepts at the high school level this program provides WNY students with a head start on their study in theatre and the performing arts.

Experienced teen performers must submit a 60-second audition video and artist statement.

Section AE1: Acting Methods, July 13 - July 25, $100

Section AE2: Cross-Cultural Storytelling, July 27 - August 7, $100

VIRTUAL Theatre Camp for Grownups, July 13 - August 7. (NEW PROGRAM)

Why should kids have all the fun? Adults ages 18-118 will experience dynamic virtual instruction in acting and devising skills for the theatre.

Section GR1: Beginner/Intermediate, July 13 - July 25, $150

Section GR2: Experienced Adult Actors, July 27 - August 7, $150

Financial aid and family discounts are available. To register, please contact Jen Mysliwy at jmysliwy@sheas.org or call 716-829-1169. Visit our website and follow Shea's Arts Engagement and Education Department on Facebook to learn more.


Virginia Repertory Theatre

As the climate shifts from day to day, Virginia Rep is continually checking the recommendations of the CDC and of their local, state and national governments and making adjustments to upcoming educational events. In order to ensure the safety of our students and staff, they are shifting all of the upcoming Virginia Rep 2020 Summer Camps into a virtual format. Having successfully provided the Musical Theatre for Homeschoolers course, Story Drama for Preschoolers class and their Spring Break Camp virtually, they are confident these summer camps will offer an accessible online space for creation and connection. They are excited to build a virtual foundation that will support the theatrical skills of young performers!

Engaging and exciting video content is being crafted with the express purpose of uplifting, encouraging and instructing young performers from the comfort of home! Each camp has been developed with age-appropriate activities that range from pre-recorded content (asynchronous videos) to real-time live instruction (synchronous connection via Google Meet or Zoom).

Virginia Rep's fun-filled camps are full of exploration, investigation and imagination. Our unique virtual camps provide an exciting and comprehensive understanding of professional theatre performance and production for students from preschool through 12th grade with instruction by some of Virginia's finest theatre artists and educators. Read each camp description below for further details. https://va-rep.org/camps.html#

Call the Box Office at (804) 282-2620 to register, or follow the links to pay online. For further information, email Irene Kuykendall at ikuykendall@virginiarep.org.


Young Performers Institute

Rising 7th - 12th Graders

July 6 - 17, 2020 (2 Week Camp)

10:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition: $300 per camper

Synchronous (live-streamed) courses with asynchronous (pre-recorded) supportive content provided.

Families will receive daily video content from Virginia Rep for each of the courses, provided by working professionals in the theatre industry. Courses and Teaching Artists include

  • Acting with Irene Kuykendall (Education Manager, Actor and Director)

  • Singing with Anthony Smith (Music Supervisor and Music Director)

  • Dancing with Lisa Rumbauskas (Dancer and Choreographer)

  • Filmmaking with Austin Lewis (Filmmaker and Cinematographer)

  • Playwriting with Matthew Keuter (Playwright and Educator)

Each day, three of the five classes provided will also be made accessible through a real-time synchronous format, allowing students to connect with one another and their teachers to build a strong and dynamic ensemble together. This camp packs some rigor but is full of fun for young performers. Campers are encouraged to participate in a live-streamed mock audition in front of Virginia Rep casting directors and will receive immediate feedback and coaching. There will be an end of camp showcase, devised by instructors and students and streamed for the enjoyment of families at home.

https://va-rep.org/camps_youngperformers.html

Cue to Cue

Rising 1st - 6th Graders
July 20 - 24, 2020 (1 Week Camp)

1:00 - 2:00pm

Tuition: $100

Synchronous (live-streamed) course only.

Campers connect daily with their instructors virtually in a live-streamed course where they enjoy theatre games and activities in a group environment. Campers are encouraged to engage in fun theatre challenges that are silly, fun-spirited and easy to accomplish.

https://va-rep.org/camps_repcat.html

Summer Showtime Training Intensive (Audition Only)

Ages 11 - 18

July 27 - August 7, 2020 (2 Week Camp)

10:00am - 2:00pm

Tuition: $400 per camper

Synchronous (live-streamed) courses only.

This performance camp is designed with the musical theatre lover in mind. Summer Showtime students will be offered synchronous (real-time) online courses, led by Nathaniel Shaw (Artistic Director) for the Performing Golden Age Classics Course, Kikau Alvaro (Associate Artistic Director) for the Pop Rock Performance Course, Anthony Smith (Music Supervisor) for one-on-one and group Singing Lessons, and Irene Kuykendall (Education Manager) for Acting and Monologues. Additionally, pre-recorded dance numbers, choreographed by Lisa Rumbauskas, will be sent home for students to learn and self-tape.

Campers will be broken up into small groups of ten as they rotate through the courses of the day, ensuring individualized attention and training. Classes will last 45 minutes each, with 15 minute breaks in between courses to allow for social interaction between peers. By the final day of camp, participants can plan to leave with a well-rounded audition package including: two prepared Golden Age songs, two prepared Pop Rock songs, a comedic and dramatic monologue and experience self-taping for future auditions. Students will connect daily, engaging with guided instruction in preparation for a virtual showcase to be shared with parents.

This camp has limited spaces available and is audition-based. For further details on how to send a self-taped audition, contact Irene Kuykendall at ikuykendall@virginiarep.org.

Summer Showtime - Snow Angel (Audition Only)

Rising 4th - 12th Graders

July 27 - August 7, 2020 (2 Week Camp)

4:00 - 5:30pm

Tuition: $350 per camper

Synchronous (live-streamed) course only.

In partnership with Virginia Rep, Cadence staff will structure, organize and run this summer camp. This audition-based camp creates a performance opportunity for TRAIN students and other young performers. After the intensive two weeks of camp, the Summer Showtime cast will take their places in the spotlight with an appropriately-distanced one-day film shoot with professional filmmakers.

Auditions are past. To express interest, contact Laine Satterfield at lainesatterfield7@gmail.com

Stage Explorers

Rising 1st - 6th Graders

August 17 - 21, 2020 (1 Week Camp)

Asynchronous (pre-recorded) and synchronous (live-streamed).

Tuition: $150 per camper

Each day, families will receive an email full of content created specifically for students at home. Videos spanning creative drama, music, dance and arts and crafts will be taught by Virginia Rep's professional educators. Campers will navigate classes and activities at their own pace. There will also be a daily virtual live-streamed hour-long class, for those who are interested in connecting with other campers and their instructors in real-time. A different instructor will lead the real-time course each day and on Friday, all instructors will be available for a fun check-in and group activity.

The experience will encourage and support both the novice and the seasoned performer. On the last day of camp, families will be encouraged to send in videos of campers performing skits and songs from home.

https://va-rep.org/camps_stageexplorers.html

Dramatic Adventures for Preschoolers

3 to 6 year olds

August 24 - 28, 2020 (1 Week Camp)

Tuition: $100 per camper

Asynchronous (pre-recorded) videos sent daily.

Daily emails will be sent to parents so their children can engage with the activities from the comfort of their homes, on a schedule that works for them. Dramatic Adventures is the ideal first theatre camp for any preschool-aged child. Through early literacy-based creative Story Drama, popular children's literature comes to life as the world of the story is explored. On an interactive journey, campers participate in imaginative adventures to work through problem solving opportunities. Each day includes drama, music and movement taught by Virginia Rep's theatre professionals and educators. At the end of the week, students and parents can meet their instructors during a brief live-streamed event.

https://va-rep.org/camps_dramatic_adventures.html


BATS Improv

BATS Improv, the Bay Area's premier improvisational performing and training company, is pleased to announce their Virtual Summer School of Improv - a variety of curriculum content taught online by BATS coaches, for beginners to advanced student improvisors ages 11 to 17, with additional classes for younger children aged 5-8. Using the Zoom online platform, students will be able to practice their acting, storytelling and comedy skills by playing improv games, creating improv scenes, and learning improv formats. Summer passes and single sessions now available. For more information, visit www.improv.org/online-classes

"This year's summer school line-up is dynamite!" says Chris Sams, BATS Improv Summer School Catalyst. "We've assembled a powerhouse coaching staff of passionate improv instructors with experience teaching children and young adults. The team is prepared to teach virtually, and excited to have fun with improv! Our camps will also bring together students from different schools in the Bay Area, giving everyone a great chance to make new friends while having fun improvising. Also, we've timed the classes so that students on the East Coast - New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, [Washington] DC, Atlanta, Miami can join the classes. And even night owls in parts of Europe and Africa who like learning in the evenings can join too."

"For me," Sams continues, "there is no greater gift than being able to share improv with our students, giving them agency to pursue their creative, artistic passions, build their confidence, listening skills, grit, ability to speak up and share their voice, adapting, resilience, and thinking on their feet. I love seeing their spontaneous genius!"

Teen and Youth Summer Classes

Summer Classes for Youth (Ages 11-13)

June 22nd - July 31st

Class time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Schedule: 5 daily sessions, Monday through Friday, for one week

Class size: 16 students maximum

Class length: 4 hours with a break from 11:00 a.m. - Noon (15 class hours total)

Pre-Requisites: Ages 11-13 (rising middle school students)

Tuition: $275/week

Summer Classes for Teens (Ages 14-17)

June 22nd - July 31st

Class time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Schedule: 5 daily sessions, Monday through Friday, for one week

Class size: 16 students maximum

Class length: 5 hours with a break from Noon - 1:00 p.m. (20 class hours total)

Pre-Requisites: Ages 14-17 (rising high school students)

Tuition: $350/week

Classes for Kids

Improv Storytelling for Kids with Jenny Meyer Rosen

Schedule: 4 sessions; 2 times a week for two weeks,

June 16, 18, 23 and 25

June 30, July 2, 7 and 9

Class Time/Date: Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons - 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Class size: 12 students maximum

Class length: 30 minutes (2 hours total)

Prerequisites: Ages 5-8

Tuition: $35 for all 4 sessions or $10 to drop-in for 1 session!

Explore telling stories, creating characters, and having a lot of fun twice a week with a veteran BATS Improv performer, coach, and early-childhood teaching artist. In this interactive class, we will tell familiar stories, and make up new ones together!

BATS Improv has also announce that their Communities of Color Scholarship, which was established in 2019, is being extended to summer school for the first time. BIPOC students who are interested in attending summer classes may be eligible for a full scholarship. Please email bats@improv.org for more information.


San Diego Junior Theatre

Virtual Summer Camps, running June 15 - August 28, are now enrolling at San Diego Junior Theatre. Summer camps including singing, acting, dancing, and other specialties via the Zoom platform. Each camp will offer innovative ways for young people to create, interact, and collaborate from a computer or tablet. For more information and a full listing of camps, visit their website.

San Diego Junior Theatre is the oldest youth theatre in the country with the mission of providing engaging innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children. Students learn core values of identity, resiliency, responsibility, empathy, and community. The lessons learned serve them for a lifetime of personal and professional enrichment. Junior Theatre alumni attest to the profound impact that the program has had on their careers, regardless of their chosen professions.

"Camp this year is incredibly exciting," says Levi Kaplan, Director of Education at Junior Theatre. "Faced with trying to connect while keeping our distance, our artists are embracing the challenge and saying 'Yes, and...' Creativity will rise to the challenge!"

Summer Camps at Junior Theatre are offered for kids aged 3-18. There are a variety of options for all ages and ability levels-some cover a specific topic or musical, and others provide a general overview of acting, singing, and dancing. There are rotating break schedules and break-out sessions based on camp and grade level. The week's activities will culminate in a virtual version of our "Open Sharing," where parents and family members can see examples of what campers have worked on throughout the week.

For the first time ever, participating at San Diego Junior Theatre is not specific to being geographically located in San Diego. Students have the opportunity to forge lasting friendships with other campers (or families) from around the country. Junior Theatre remains committed to building community in the theatre education process, despite physical distance and uncertain times.

Camp prices range from $100 - $300 and include themes like Monsters & Beasties, Heroes & Villains, Off to Adventureland, and more. For more information and a full listing of camps, visit our website

Musical Theatre : Musical Theatre Conservatory Senior - "On Broadway" with Lieber and Stoller

For Grades 9th - 12th

July 6, 2020-July 17, 2020 (Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Celebrated by Broadway audiences with "Smokey Joe's Café," this conservatory will explore the larger scope of Lieber and Stoller's blockbuster hits of the 1950's and 60's. Songs made famous by Elvis Presley, The Drifters, The Coasters, and many others. Material will be chosen to fit the talents of the student ensemble.

Status: open. Instructor: Desha Crownover.

Price: $300

Musical Theatre : Musical Theatre Conservatory - How I Became a Pirate

For Grades 4th - 8th

July 20, 2020-July 31, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Songs, dances, and scenes from "How I Became a Pirate," will serve as the material for this virtual swashbuckling Zoomical adventure. Pirate Captain Braid Beard and his mates enlist the help of young Jeremy Jacob as they look for the perfect spot to bury their treasure.

Status: open. Instructor: Desha Crownover.

Price: $300

Camps : Creative Play Camp - Session 2

For Ages 3 - 6 years old

June 29, 2020-July 3, 2020 (Monday - Friday 9:00am - 11:00am) Virtual

Let your imagination take flight into the world of theatre through singing, dancing and acting! This camp will introduce our youngest students (ages 3-6) & their parents to the tools of the actor by exploring movement, the connection to voice and breath, and building creativity through games and activities.

Status: open.

Price: $100

Camps : Session 3: KinderStars -Friends for Life

For Grades Kindergarten in Fall of 2020

July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

There are all kinds of friends-good friends, bad friends, old and new friends...even imaginary friends! These stories of friends and foes will explore the many facets of friendship. This week's theme will pull from musicals such as Annie, Wicked, and West Side Story and stories like The Giving Tree and Knufflebunny. Actors will explore the concepts of collaboration and friendship through a variety of theatre games and exercises. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 3 - Performance Camp - Friends for Life

For Grades 1st - 8th

July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

There are all kinds of friends-good friends, bad friends, old and new friends...even imaginary friends! These stories of friends and foes will explore the many facets of friendship. This week's theme will pull from musicals such as Annie, Wicked, and West Side Story and stories like The Giving Tree and Knufflebunny. Actors will explore the concepts of collaboration and friendship through a variety of theatre games and exercises. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Musical Theatre : Session 3: Musical Theatre Intensive Jam - Pop-in on Poppins

For Grades 4th - 6th

July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Join us as we explore life under the London skies! Campers will move and sing as we explore the topsy-turvy worlds of Mary, Burt, and Jack. This musical theatre class will bring to life songs and scenes from Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins returns.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Camps : Session 4: KinderStars - Off to Adventureland

For Grades Kindergarten

July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Exciting adventures await in far off lands as we explore the uncharted world beyond. Students will dance, sing and act their way through magical and exotic worlds from musicals like Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of OZ, and Aladdin, and stories from books like Where the Sidewalk Ends and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 4: Performance Camp - Off to Adventureland

For Grades 1st - 8th

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Exciting adventures await in far off lands as we explore the uncharted world beyond. Students will dance, sing and act their way through magical and exotic worlds from musicals like Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of OZ, and Aladdin, and stories from books like Where the Sidewalk Ends and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Musical Theatre : Session 4: Musical Theatre Intensive Jam - You Seuss-Silly!

For Grades 1st - 3rd

July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Oh, the places we'll go!! Come play with characters like the Lorax, the Sneetches, and Horton's Whos as we bring the terrifically fun world of Dr. Seuss to life. This musical theatre class will call on our students' imaginations, voices and bodies as we explore scenes and songs from "The Doctor" himself!

Status: open.

Price: $200

Camps : Session 5: KinderStars - Rock n' Roll Revolution

For Grades Kindergarten in Fall of 2020

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

This week turns it up to eleven with this Rock n' Roll theme. Students will sing, dance, act and rock through musicals like School of Rock, In the Heights, Billy Elliott and High School Musical. Camps will feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, which focus on skills used by the artists and Storyteller classes which view the tools of the artist through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 5: Performance Camp - Rock n' Roll Revolution

For Grades 1st - 8th

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

This week turns it up to eleven with this Rock n' Roll theme. Students will sing, dance, act and rock through musicals like School of Rock, In the Heights, Billy Elliott and High School Musical. Camps will feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, which focus on skills used by the artists and Storyteller classes which view the tools of the artist through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Acting : Session 5: Acting Academy - No Holds Bard!

For Grades 7th - 12th

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Shakespeare's toughest characters go head to head in this all out battle royal for the throne. This acting intensive will focus on the skills and tools of the actor in bringing some of the most challenging Shakespeare scenes to life. Students will focus on textual analysis, staging and the intentions of the character as they explore blood, revenge and murder most foul!

Status: open. Instructor: Justin Lang.

Price: $200

Camps : Session 6: KinderStars - Adventure on the High Seas

For Grades Kindergarten in Fall of 2020

July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Avast Ye! We are setting sail for adventure and lands uncharted this week as we dance, sing, and act through musicals such as Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, and Finding Nemo. We will pull our theatre games and exercises from stories such as Treasure Island, and even sail into the night with Room on the Broom! Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 6: Performance Camp - Adventures on the High Seas

For Grades 1st - 8th

July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Avast Ye! We are setting sail for adventure and lands uncharted this week as we dance, sing, and act through musicals such as Peter Pan, Little Mermaid, and Finding Nemo. We will pull our theatre games and exercises from stories such as Treasure Island, and even sail into the night with Room on the Broom! Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Camps : Session 7: KinderStars - Animal Circus

For Grades Kindergarten in Fall of 2020

August 3, 2020-August 7, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Time to growl, prowl and roar!! Let your inner beast out as we sing dance and act with musicals like Lion King, Cats, and Finding Nemo. Stories such as Brown Bear Brown Bear, Elephant and Piggy, and The Very Angry Caterpillar will guide our theatre games and exercises. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 7: Performance Camp - Animal Circus

For Grades 1st - 8th

August 3, 2020-August 7, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Time to growl, prowl and roar!! Let your inner beast out as we sing dance and act with musicals like Lion King, Cats, and Finding Nemo. Stories such as Brown Bear Brown Bear, Elephant and Piggy, and The Very Angry Caterpillar will guide our theatre games and exercises. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Acting : Session 7: Acting Academy - Insults and Compliments (An Intro to Shakespeare)

For Grades 4th - 6th

August 3, 2020-August 7, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

'Thou crusty batch of nature" Did you just say what I think you said? Billy Shakes had a sharp wit with a masterful tongue and here we will explore some of the best! *Warning!* if you take this class and use these words on your family, friends, or pets, only you are responsible for the consequences...

Status: open.

Price: $200

Camps : Session 8: KinderStars - Bookshelf Friends

For Grades Kindergarten

August 10, 2020-August 14, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Join us as our favorite books fly off the shelf and onto the stage! We will act, sing and dance through the pages of musicals like Seussical, Into the Woods, and Matilda. Freckleface Strawberry and James and the Giant Peach will guide our storytellers through theatre games and exercises as they explore with their bookshelf friends. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 8: Performance Camp - Bookshelf Friends

For Grades 1st - 8th

August 10, 2020-August 14, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Join us as our favorite books fly off the shelf and onto the stage! We will act, sing and dance through the pages of musicals like Seussical, Into the Woods, and Matilda. Freckleface Strawberry and James and the Giant Peach will guide our storytellers through theatre games and exercises as they explore with their bookshelf friends. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story

Status: open.

Price: $200

Musical Theatre : Session 8: Musical Theatre Intensive Jam - The Room Where it Happens

For Grades 4th - 6th

August 10, 2020-August 14, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

From the coolest founding father to the hot nights in Washington Heights, this will explore the music of Lin Manuel Miranda. Students will act sing and dance as they bring to life musical numbers from shows such as Hamilton, In the Heights, Moana, and Bring It On.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Camps : Session 9: KinderStars - Magic Secrets and Mystery

For Grades Kindergarten in Fall of 2020

August 17, 2020-August 21, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Bring the magic of theatre alive as we explore musicals like The Greatest Showman, Frozen, and Mary Poppins. Our actors, singers and dancers will surprise and delight as we conjure up stories drawn from Matilda, and Harold and the Purple Crayon. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 9: Performance Camp - Magic, Secrets and Mystery

For Grades 1st - 8th

August 17, 2020-August 21, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Bring the magic of theatre alive as we explore musicals like The Greatest Showman, Frozen, and Mary Poppins. Our actors, singers and dancers will surprise and delight as we conjure up stories drawn from Matilda, and Harold and the Purple Crayon. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $200

Musical Theatre : Session 9: Musical Theatre Intensive Jam - TKTS Rocks!

For Grades 7th - 12th

August 17, 2020-August 21, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

A wild romp down 42nd street itself, this class will explore all the hottest tickets on Broadway today. Students in this Musical Theatre Intensive will sing, dance and bring to life musical numbers from such shows as Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge and others!

Status: open.

Price: $200

Camps : Session 10: KinderStars - Down to Toon Town

For Grades Kindergarten in Fall of 2020

August 24, 2020-August 28, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 12:00pm) Virtual

Wacky and wild, our favorite animated friends come to life as we explore musicals like The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Mulan, and Shrek. Sing, dance and act through the worlds of Winnie the Pooh, and Beauty and the Beast. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story.

Status: open.

Price: $150

Camps : Session 10: Performance Camp - Back to Toon Town

For Grades 1st - 8th

August 24, 2020-August 28, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:00pm) Virtual

Wacky and wild, our favorite animated friends come to life as we explore musicals like The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Mulan, and Shrek. Sing, dance and act through the worlds of Winnie the Pooh, and Beauty and the Beast. Camps feature a mix of our ToolBox classes, focusing on skills used by the artist, and Storyteller classes, which view the artist's tools through the lens of a particular story

Status: open.

Price: $200


Merrill Arts Center

Little Actor's Theater Camp: Storybook Edition (PRESCHOOL)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from July 1st to July 29th @ 3:30-4:30 PM
Virtual Classroom through ZOOM*
Instructor: Christopher Kent
(Ages 3-6): $199

Explore movement, music and storytelling through interactive games and popular children's books from the safety and comfort of your home. Giggle, dance and learn in this hour long camp lead by Master Teaching Artist and Preschool Instructor, Christopher Kent. Little actors will learn and grow through exciting imagination and movement games designed just for them! Parents can move, dance and sing along or spend the hour working or relaxing nearby.

*Requires internet and streaming capabilities with camera and audio.

Register Here

Young Actor's Bootcamp: Through a Different Set of Eyes

July 6th-July 10th from 2:30-4:00 PM
Virtual Classroom through ZOOM*
Instructor: Logan Campbell
(Grades 1st-3rd): $200

In this week long camp, young actors will have a chance to test their skills in character exploration for the audition room and onstage! Learn how to discover your character through exciting games and exercises that will challenge your creativity and strengthen your performance abilities. Finish off the week by showcasing what you've learned in a fun, interactive presentation for the class!

*Requires internet and streaming capabilities with camera and audio.

Register Here

Big Kids Actor's Bootcamp: Improv & Creativity

July 13th-July 24th from 3:00-4:00 PM
Virtual Classroom through ZOOM*
Instructor: Logan Campbell
(Grades 4th-6th): $250

Young theater enthusiasts will discover new hidden talents through this two-week camp that focuses on how to use improvisation games and activities to create exciting and hilarious new characters. In class activities will focus on self-awareness, teamwork and communication skills that young artists can use both on stage and in real-life situations. This class wraps up with two days of presentations and performances for the class!

*Requires internet and streaming capabilities with camera and audio.

Register Here

Teen Actor's Bootcamp: Audition Coaching for College & Casting

July 27th-July 31st from 3:00-4:00 PM
Classroom through ZOOM*
Instructor: Logan Campbell
(Grades 7th-12th): $199

Auditions can be scary and nerve wracking with lots of questions and doubts. What is a headshot? How do I write an acting resume? How do I pick a monologue or a song? What do I do with my hands?

In this week-long course students will learn how to unlock the mysteries of success in the audition room for not only school performances but for college programs as well. Learn confidence in the audition room through games and exercises focusing on voice and performance skills. See examples of professional headshots and acting resumes and learn how to create your own, at home, for little to no cost. Test what you've learned at the end of the week with mock auditions in a supportive environment that will include constructive feedback from the class and the instructor.

*Requires internet and streaming capabilities with camera and audio.

Register Here


B Street Theatre

Their Summer Acting Camp offers students a fun, exciting, and creative environment with professional instructors active in the fields of theatre, improvisation, and acting. They've learned a lot since shelter-in-place went into effect in March, having hosted & observed numerous Zoom classes and webinars since then. They have embraced the challenge and are looking forward to providing an exciting & engaging experience for students, teachers, and families alike. Come and join the fun!

For more information CLICK HERE.

JUNIORS (6 - 8 YEARS OLD)

Week #1 - Short Play Performance #1: Monday-Friday July 6th - July 10th 9:00am-10:15am
Week #2 - Dance & Music: Monday-Friday July 13th - July 17th 9:00am-10:15am
Week #3 - Arts & Crafts & Games: Monday-Friday July 20th - July 24th 9:00am-10:15am
Week #4 - Short Play Performance #2: Monday-Friday July 27th - July 31st 9:00am-10:15am

YOUTH ( 9 - 12 YEARS OLD)

SOLD OUT - Week #1 - Improv and Theatre Games: Monday-Friday July 6th - July 10th 11:00am-12:15am
SOLD OUT - Week #2 - Short Play Performance: Monday-Friday July 13th - July 17th 11:00am-12:15am
Week #3 - Dance & Music: Monday-Friday July 20th - July 24th 11:00am-12:15am
Week #4 - YouTube & Video Production: Monday-Friday July 27th - July 31st 11:00am-12:15am

TEEN ( 13 - 17 YEARS OLD)

Week #1 - Dance & Music: Monday-Friday July 6th - July 10th 1:00pm-2:15pm
Week #2 - Improv and Theatre Games Monday-Friday July 13th - July 17th 1:00p -2:15pm
Week #3 - YouTube & Video Production Monday-Friday July 20th - July 24th 1:00pm-2:15pm
Week #4 - Scenes and Acting Monday-Friday July 27th - July 31st 1:00pm-2:15pm

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Short Play Performance: Adapted for the Zoom format, young actors will learn & perform short plays from B Street Theatre's extensive catalog of scripts!

Improv and Theatre Games: Through games and exercises, this fun-filled week is an introduction to the fundamentals of improvisation!

Music & Dance: This class will explore storytelling through Musical Theatre choreography and fundamental dance technique. All experience levels are welcome!

YouTube & Video Production: For the young writer/director/aspiring film maker, learn vital quick-tips to make your own short videos pop!

Arts and Crafts and Games: With games, activities, & creative problem solving challenges, this class is an engaging scavenger hunt for fun!


Kingsmen Shakespeare Company

Groundlings Camp

  • Ages 4-7
  • Three single week sessions - June 22-26, July 13-17, July 27-31, 2020

  • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

  • Cost: Single week - $75.00, package of all three - $200.00

Campers will participate in games, activities, and exercises that introduce children to Shakespeare and the live theatre. They will learn how to act and perform as well as create theatre in their own homes!

Beginning Shakespeare

  • Ages 8 - 13
  • June 22-26, July 6-10, 2020

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Cost: $225

The participants will begin with an exploration of the life and acting styles of William Shakespeare. This camp will introduce participants to Shakespeare's poetry, vocabulary, stage movement, and combat techniques. The campers will gain practical experience in working on Shakespearean scenes, as well as playing plenty of games.

Advanced Shakespeare

  • Ages 14-17
  • July 6-10, July 13-17, 2020

  • 3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $225

As a continuation of Beginning Shakespeare, participants will advance their basic knowledge by learning a wider and deeper study of Shakespeare's poetry, stage combat and acting techniques. The campers will gain practical experience in working on Shakespearean text, as well as playing plenty of games. Advance scenes will be assigned and studied for a virtual closing performance.

Beginning Acting and Theatre Making

  • Ages 8 - 13
  • July 20-24, July 27-31, 2020

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Cost: $225

The participants will explore acting techniques, exercises, improvisation, musical theatre, and devising processes in producing live theatre and becoming a theatre maker. Campers will work on contemporary text as actors and learn how to make their own work.

Advanced Acting and Theatre Making

  • Ages 14-17
  • July 20-24, July 27-31, 2020

  • 3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

  • Cost: $225

Recommended for students with previous theatre experience. Building on beginning theatre experiences, participants will work on advanced acting techniques, exercises, improvisation, musical theatre, and devising processes in producing live theatre and becoming a theatre maker. The advanced campers will be given monologue coaching and contemporary scenes to play with. The participants will also learn several ways to create their own work.

The Globe Package

  • Ages 18 and over
  • July 20-24, July 27-31, 2020

  • Time TBD

  • Cost: $200

Participants are given access to four live sessions and several pre recorded sessions with professionals in the industry. The live sessions will be interactive and the pre recorded sessions will be more instructional. The package also includes access to two, 30 minute personal monologue coaching sessions with seasoned, professional Kingsmen company members.

The Intensive Globe Package

  • Ages 18 and over
  • August 3-7, 2020

  • Time TBD

  • Cost: $150

Same as the other Globe package but in half the time! Participants are given access to four live sessions and several pre recorded sessions with professionals in the industry. The live sessions will be interactive and the pre recorded will be more instructional. The package also includes access to two, 30 minute personal monologue coaching sessions with seasoned, professional Kingsmen company members.

For more information visit: https://www.kingsmenshakespeare.org/summereducationprograms/workshops.html


MPAC

The Mayo Performing Arts School's Summer Camps and Adult Enrichment courses will be virtual this July. Registration is now ongoing.

From dance parties to visual arts, musical theatre workshops to private voice instruction, improv to stand-up comedy for adults, there's something for both children and adults to try out and enjoy. Classes range in time from 60 minutes to two hours.

New this summer's offerings are evening stand up comedy and improv classes for adults, featuring instructors from Los Angeles. Also new are visual arts instruction classes and even a magic class for children 8 and up.

Class sizes will be small and registration is required. Access to Zoom on laptop, desktop or phone is required.

For additional information or to register, go to mayoarts.org/education/2020-summer-semester. For additional questions, please email pas@mayoarts.org.

Classes include:

Sing A Story!

Ages: 5-7

Dates: July 7, 9, 14 & 16

This fun musical theatre class will focus on bringing musical stories to life! Each week the class will have fun reading, listening and singing through their favorite musical movie or story! Class will enhance creativity, expression and storytelling skills using their body, voice and imagination.

$50

Junior Dance Party

Ages: 5-7

Dates: July 21, 23, 28 & 30

Let's move and dance together! Classes will focus on warm-ups, learning dances and steps, and fun games! We'll have a special theme each class! This will be a fun way for students to express themselves, exercise and socialize in a fun and creative environment!

Cost: $50

Broadway Kids: Session 1

Ages: 7 & 8

Cost: $110

July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020

Have fun working on singing, dancing and acting skills! Class will focus on preparing a mini musical to be performed in the final zoom session!

Broadway Kids: Session 2

Ages: 7 & 8

Cost: $110

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020

Have fun working on singing, dancing and acting skills! Class will focus on preparing a mini musical to be performed in the final zoom session!

Summer Musical Theatre Workshop: Session 1

Ages: 9-12

Cost: $250

July 6, 2020-July 17, 2020

This fun and exciting 2 week program will include song performance, acting technique, movement and character development Students will work on individual songs, scenes and exercises all in a supportive and fun atmosphere! Class will work toward a final zoom performance.

Summer Musical Theatre Workshop: Session 2

Ages: 9-12

Cost: $250

July 20, 2020-July 31, 2020

This fun and exciting 2 week program will include song performance, acting technique, movement and character development Students will work on individual songs, scenes and exercises all in a supportive and fun atmosphere! Class will work toward a final zoom performance.

Summer Teen Musical Theatre Workshop: Session 1

Ages: 13-18

Cost: $250

July 6, 2020-July 17, 2020

Become a triple threat musical theatre performer in this two week workshop! Work on vocal technique and performance, acting and theatre dance! Students learn professional rehearsal techniques and work toward a final zoom performance.

Summer Teen Musical Theatre Workshop: Session 2

Ages: 13-18

Cost: $250

July 20, 2020-July 31, 2020

Become a triple threat musical theatre performer in this two week workshop! Work on vocal technique and performance, acting and theatre dance! Students learn professional rehearsal techniques and work toward a final zoom performance.

Teen Advanced MTW Conservatory

Ages 13 - 18

(some days will go until 3:00 for specialty workshops, rehearsals or social time)

Cost: $275

July 13, 2020-July 24, 2020

By permission or audition only - please email mailto:pas@mayoarts.org before you register. Former MPAC Conservatory students do not need permission to register

This advanced musical theatre program is meant for students who really want to bring their performing skills to the next level! Work on song performance, advanced acting techniques and choreography. Program will include guest performers and industry professional and will lead to a final zoom showcase.

Teen Musical Theatre Audition Technique

Ages 13 - 18

Cost: $150

July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020

Whether you want to prepare for auditions or to grow as a performer, this workshop will provide you with good solid technique and help you build your confidence and repertoire! Students will be assigned and coached on an uptempo and ballad and refine their audition skills. Class includes special guest artists and performers and will work toward preparing for a final mock audition. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

Song Performance Workshop for MPAC Private Voice Students

Open to all MPAC private voice students

Cost: $110

July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020

This Song Performance Class with Miss Dayna will be a perfect wrap up to MPAC's virtual voice lesson experience! The class will result in a final virtual recital on the last day where all private voice students can share the work they have been doing with family and friends. During the week, there will be recital and song prep with workshops for acting in song, masterclass with professional guest performer(s), and vocal workshops to further each singer's own style and sound! It will truly be the perfect conclusion to a fabulous semester!

Summer Broadway Dance: Session 1

Ages 10 - 18

Cost: $50

July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020

Start your day with a great stretch and Broadway dance class! Highly recommended to add onto to any other workshop to really sharpen your dance skills! Each day students will build confidence and will grow in knowledge of the vocabulary and technique of Musical Theatre Dance through warm ups, exercises and choreography.

Summer Broadway Dance: Session 2

Ages 10 - 18

Cost: $50

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020

Start your day with a great stretch and Broadway dance class! Highly recommended to add onto to any other workshop to really sharpen your dance skills! Each day students will build confidence and will grow in knowledge of the vocabulary and technique of Musical Theatre Dance through warm ups, exercises and choreography.

Young Actor's Workshop

Ages 9-12

Cost: $110

July 6, 2020-July 10, 2020

Work on acting skills, theatre games, character development and improvisation in a fun and creative atmosphere. Students will work on their own play, which they will present on zoom at the end of the week.

Magic and Mayhem

Ages 8 - 12

Cost: $75

July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020

Have you ever wanted to amaze your friends and family with magic? Now's your chance! In this class you'll study the art of Devious Deception! You'll learn to create mind bending Illusions and Confusions! You'll become a Master of Magical Mayhem! Oh, and you'll have a lot of fun.

Teen Actor's Workshop

Don't miss this exciting workshop for teens! This 2 week program will focus on advanced acting techniques, scene work, monologue performance, character development, movement for the actor and improvisation while rehearsing toward a final zoom showcase.

Ages 13 - 18

Cost: $110

July 6, 2020-July 17, 2020

Stand Up Comedy!

Taught by LA Comedian Dave DeVito

Ages 18 and over

Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30

Cost: $75

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a StandUp Comedian? Now's your chance! There's no greater rush than standing in front of a room full of people and making them laugh. But first you've got to learn how! This course will teach you the art forms of comedy writing and performance in a safe and fun environment where you can be authentic, inspired, and of course... Funny!

Teen Comedy Workshop

Ages 13 - 18

Cost: $125

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020

Are you interested in SNL type sketch comedy or have you always wanted to do your own stand up routine? Don't miss this exciting new workshop for teens! This 1 week program will teach you the art forms of sketch and stand up comedy writing and performance all in a fun and supportive environment! Class is taught by L.A. comedian Dave DeVito and will include guest comedians and will lead to a final zoom showcase.

Happy Hour Improv for Adults

Ages 21 and over

Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29

Cost: $50

Taught by LA actor, writer, producer Justin Anthony Long. An hour of fun-filled, wine-fueled, unscripted fun! Whether you're new to improv or a seasoned pro, this weekly happy hour is a great way to spend time with friends and even make some new ones via our virtual classroom. Every week, we'll play fun improv games guaranteed to put a smile on your face and alleviate the daily stresses of life!!

Art Explorers

Ages 7 & 8

Cost: $75

July 13, 2020-July 17, 2020

Spend some time exploring your artistic side with Miss Heather. Do you like to make chalk drawings, play with clay, or use found objects to create art? Let's create some amazing works of art together this summer.

Ready, set, draw!

Ages 9 - 12

Cost: $75

July 20, 2020-July 24, 2020

Grab a sketch book and let's get started! What do you like to draw? Explore some new and fun ways to get your creative side moving. With the help of games and props we will stretch the limits of our imagination.

One Canvas, One Hour

Ages 13-18

Cost: $75

July 27, 2020-July 31, 2020

What will your work of art be? Each class will focus on a different topic that will help you create your own unique artwork. The inspiration point is the same but every artist will make it their own.


Chicago Children's Theatre

Chicago Children's Theatre is encouraging a summer of fun and creative learning with this week's launch of its summer 2020 education session, starting with two dozen virtual performing arts camps and classes for ages 2 to 13, all taught remotely.

Starting August 3, Chicago Children's Theatre intends to bring back in-person camps at their West Loop home, The Station, 100 S. Racine St.

The safety and well-being of students is CCT's top priority, so in-person camps will be held only after the city successfully enters Phase 4 of Chicago's reopening plans, and in careful compliance with the latest health, safety and social distancing mandates.

Registration is open at chicagochildrenstheatre.org for virtual and in-person camps, as well as virtual classes in clowning, music, puppet building, playwriting, and more. Reserve early as space is limited.

Chicago Children's Theatre plans to make an announcement in late June regarding in-person camps in August and September. If you register for an in-person camp that's canceled due to COVID-19, refunds will be offered.

Virtual summer camps and classes are already happening, register now!

A super cool roster of one-week camps will start remotely on June 22. All kids need is a smart device with the Zoom app, their imagination, and simple, easily found craft materials from around the house. CCT teaching artists will lead campers through writing, rehearsing and filming camps throughout the week. Performances will be edited together for a screening for parents, family, and friends to watch together via Zoom. The video will be given to families at the end of the week as a keepsake.

"Summer camps and classes at Chicago Children's Theatre are a healthy mix of online group instruction with offline work to get kids' creativity flowing and everyone out from in front of the screen," said Dexter Ellis, Director of Education and Community Programming, Chicago Children's Theatre. "We were one of the first theaters in the country to test our virtual learning model over spring break and did so with much success. Since then, we've made some "fine-tuning" adjustments and are eager to share and connect families across Chicago and beyond."

"We are so thankful to have found your theater program and to have been able to join remotely via Zoom," wrote a parent of a CCT virtual spring break camper. "Your staff is exceptional and provided so much joy and a sense of normalcy by creating a way for the kids to create, socialize, learn and work together. Thank you for finding a way to have the teachers organized and energized to teach, bring happiness, and continue to give the kids something to work on and enjoy!"

Virtual summer camp names, dates, themes in June and July follow with sample descriptions. Each camp runs Monday through Friday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. with a final online performance for family and friends Friday at 4 p.m. All experience levels welcome. Tuition is $300 per week. Financial aid is available.

Virtual Camp: Acting for the Camera Ages 8-12

June 29-July 2

Students will learn to make wild and unimaginable special effects-driven scenes in this introductory course on how to use green screen technology. With the guidance of CCT teaching artists, the group will collaboratively write, act in and shoot their own mockumentary-style film. Camp will end with a red carpet screening via Zoom with paparazzi from all over the world.

Virtual Camp: Curiosity vs. the Cat Ages 7.5-11

July 6-10

Virtual Camp: Tales from Outer Space Ages 7.5-11

July 13-17 (1 week)

20 more Play@Home Classes to keep kids active, entertained and learning this summer

In addition to full camps, Chicago Children's Theatre is offering 20 virtual Play@Home classes that pack in a lot of fun and learning without the full camp time commitment. The following virtual classes are Pay What You Can with suggested donations:

Improv Troupe 101 with Allison Grischow Ages 5-7

June 29-July 2, 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Virtual Flipbooks with Sharon Krome Ages 6-8

June 29-July 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Clown Car with Sivan Spector Ages 5-7

July 13-17, 4-5 p.m.

Comics Class with Sharon Krome Ages 8-11

July 20-24, 10-11 a.m.

World of Tomorrow with Terry Guest Ages 9-13

July 20-24, 2-3 p.m.

Film Noir with Lizzy May Ages 5-7

July 20-24, Time TBA

Clown Show with Sivan Spector Ages 8-11

July 27-31, 10-11 a.m.

Designers, Make it Work with Nicole Nienow Ages 8-11

July 27-31, 2-3 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Live with Kay Kron Ages 6-8

July 27-31, 4-5 p.m.


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