Music and Drama Camps

Matthews Playhouse offers half day summer camps that include drama, art, games, music and dance. Each day campers will spend time with 3 different art forms depending on the camp you have selected. On the final day, family and friends are invited to come and see what campers have been working on in an informal sharing either on stage or in our community room.

Camper must be camp age by May 1, 2017

A 2017 Registration Fee of $25 will be charged per Camper (includes T-Shirt)

Moana 1

Ages 4 - 6  or  6 - 8

June 5 - June 9   9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuition: $140

We will visit ancient Polynesia and help Moana, the Polynesian chief-in-training as we fill our week with crafts from the story, sing songs and act out scenes. On Friday we will end with a Luau with friends and at 11:30 we will share with an invited audience what we have learned during the week.

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Finding Dory 1

Ages 4 - 6  or  6 - 8

June 5 - June 9  9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuition: $140

Join Dory, Nemo, Hank and all the well loved characters from the story as we act out scenes, pretend we are living underwater, create sea crafts and share with an audience on the final day.

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Acting with American Girl Dolls

Ages 5 - 10

June 12 - June 16   9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $140

Join us for a fun filled week where we act out stories about our American Girl Dolls. We will learn historical songs and dances from the time period for each doll. We will choose 3 dolls to focus on for the week. On Friday we will share our scenes, songs and dances with an invited audience.

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Annie, Matilda and Mary Poppins

Ages 7 - 11

June 12 - June 16  1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $140

Each day we will focus on a song, dance and story from one of our 3 musicals all featuring strong female role models. It will be a “hard knock life” as we discover the stories and act out scenes from these 3 famous musicals. On Friday we will perform our musical numbers for our family and friends.

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The Secret Life Of Pets

Ages 7 - 12

June 19 - June 23  1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $140

Like the movie of the same name, we will recreate scenes from the show. Our imaginations will take us on an animal adventure. On Friday, we will share our week with an interactive experience with an invited audience.

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SING

Ages 5 - 10

June 26 - June 30   1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $140

Like the movie of the same name, we will sing, audition and perform for each other as ourselves or as the animals in the movie. We will create a show with a big grand prize in order to save our theatre! On Friday we will perform our show with an audience.

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Princesses Every Day

Ages 5 - 10

July 10 - July 14   9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuition: $140

If you love fairy tale princesses, this camp is for you. We will learn the songs from the movie musicals and create scenes with the beloved characters including Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rapunzel. Our week will include special guests. Our days will be spent with scenes; songs and dances that we create from these stories and on Friday with will perform for an invited audience.

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Grease

Ages 8 - 14

July 10- July 14   1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $140

Learn the songs from Grease and how to jitterbug as we take ourselves back to the 1950’s with bobby socks, ponytails and jukeboxes. Everyone will get in the act as we share our version on Friday with an invited audience.

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Sound of Music Jr.

Ages 5 - 10

July 17 - July 21   9:00am - 12:00pm

 Tuition: $140

We will learn songs from the movie musical, act out scenes, and learn some dances too! On Friday we will share our songs and skits with an invited audience.

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LMV with Taylor Swift/Selena Gomez

Ages 7  -  12

July 17 - July 21   1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $400

Our Live Music Video campers will create music videos to their favorite pop songs. On Friday we will perform for family and friends. Students will receive a DVD of the music video that we create.

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Harry Potter Acting School

Ages 7 - 12

July 24 - July 28   9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $140

Something different this year, we will assume the characters in the Harry Potter books and perform them. Based on the stories from the earlier books we will visit Hogwarts School and struggle against the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort. On Friday we will share our best scenes for an invited audience.

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The Adventures of Peter Pan (the musical)

Ages 5 - 10

July 31 - August 4   9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuition: $140

Neverland has never been so much fun as we become pirates, mermaids, lost boys, Indians and of course, Wendy and Peter. We will “never grow up” as we act out our songs and stories for you on Friday.

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Goosebumps

Ages 7 - 12

July 31 - August 4   1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $140

Like the books of the same name, we will give you goosebumps as we act out the stories from R.L. Stine and create our own.  We will create outdoor scenes on the Greenway.  Please dress for the outdoors and wear closed toe shoes.  We are only limited by our imaginations!  The week ends with a production to scare our invited audience.

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Frozen

Ages 5 - 10

August 7 - August 11   9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $140

Imagine being snowed in, in the summer. Join us as we act out the story create characters, learn the songs and make it snow in the middle of the summer! On Friday we will perform our story for family and friends.

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Hairspray

Ages 8 - 14

August 7 - August 11   1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $140

Welcome back to the sixties as we learn to use hairspray, tease our hair and sing the songs that made rock and roll famous. We will sing Good Morning to Baltimore and learn to jitterbug like a pro. On Friday we will share what we have learned with an invited audience.

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Wizard of Oz (the musical)

Ages 5 - 10

August 14 - August 18   9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $140

We will sing the songs from the movie musical The Wizard of Oz and create some scenes from the book as well as the movie. Everyone will play a part! We’ll share our version of the songs on Friday with family and friends.

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Hamilton Jr.

Ages 8 - 14

August 14 - August 18   1:30pm - 4:30pm

Tuition: $140

Come be “in the room where it happens” as we party like it’s 1776! This weeklong adventure will be spent learning raps from the Broadway show as well as how to become wordsmiths in our own right. We'll face off in epic rap duels, learn choreography based on the original Broadway production and play games popular during the colonial-era. On Friday we will share numbers from the show as well as our own creations.

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Moana 2

Ages 4 - 6 or 6 - 8

August 21 - August 25   9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuition: $140

We will visit ancient Polynesia and help Moana, the Polynesian chief-in-training as we fill our week with crafts from the story, sing songs and act out scenes. On Friday we will end with a Luau with friends and at 11:30 we will share with an invited audience what we have learned during the week.

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Finding Dory 2

Ages 4 - 6   or   6 - 8

August 21 - August 25   9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuition: $140

Join Dory, Nemo, Hank and all the well loved characters from the story as we act out scenes, pretend we are living underwater, create sea crafts and share with an audience on the final day.

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  • Please Note +

    Website Registration is not required prior to enrolling in any classes or camps. 

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  • Scholarships +

    Partial scholarships are available for Summer camps and will be considered up until May 1st, 2016.  Please contact the Playhouse prior to enrolling in a class, you will be given instructions on enrolling and securing a spot for the class.  Please complete the

    Scholarship Application Form

    and follow the submission guidelines. 

  • Refund Policy +

    Cancelations are accepted until 3 weeks (21 days) prior to start of class or camp. If you are unable to cancel at least 3 weeks before the class or camps first day, no refunds will be given. Prior to that time you may receive a refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee.  This $25.00 fee also applies to any changes in class registration not initiated by Matthews Playhouse.

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    Full Classes will allow for "Waiting List" enrollment.  The waiting list requires all the same steps as above with the exception of payment.  You will be notified via e-mail and phone call if a position becomes available.  If a position does become available you can make your payment by logging onto the website and going to Account Information Menu and "Your Enrolled Classes"  where you see the "Pay Now" button.

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