Matthews Playhouse offers the following full-day Performance camps.
Roles: PLEASE NOTE: Not all actors will have large roles in the plays. Actors will be placed in their roles based on age, experience, ability and desire. EVERYONE will play a part and be included in the productions. It is important to remember that while every child cannot get a lead role, every role is crucial to tell a meaningful story on stage. There will be times when your child is watching and listening to rehearsal while we rehearse scenes they are not in. We will take breaks from rehearsal throughout the day to play theatre games, eat snacks and do acting exercises and warm-ups to enhance the fun and learning experience in the world of theatre arts.
On the 1st Day of Camp, parents are required to stay for a 15 minute orientation meeting
Camper must be camp age by May 1, 2017
A 2017 Registration Fee of $25 will be charged per Camper (includes T-Shirt)
Create Your Own Musical! 2 week camp
Ages 10 - 17
June 19 - June 23 and June 26 - June 30 9:00am - 3:00pm
Performance: Friday, June 30 @ 2:00pm
This camp is a chance for you to write for and star in your very own original show. Participants will spend the first week learning about script/plot development, music/lyrics, and dance. Together, with the help of the teachers, participants will create characters, dialogue, lyrics and music. The second week of camp we will learn and rehearse the script that we created the first week. We will choose existing songs and write original songs. Everyone who signs up for this camp will play a part in the final show on Friday June 30 at 2:00 pm.
Acting Intensive "Pre-Professional Training for Actors"
Ages 12 - 18
July 10 - July 14 10:00am - 4:00pm
Performance: Friday, July 14 @ 7:00pm
This acting intensive program will include scene study, movement, Alexander Technique, stage fighting, stage make-up, scenes from the classics and audition techniques. Class will end with a one-act play in front of an invited audience. Students will receive a critique from their auditions. Our evening of theatre will be performed 7:00pm on Friday July 14.
Broadway Boot Camp "Pre-Professional Training for Musical Theatre" 2 week camp
Ages 11 - 17
July 10 - July 14 and July 17 - 21 9:30am - 3:30pm
Performance: Friday, July 21 @ 7:00pm
Our Broadway Boot Camp is for upcoming rising stars and triple threats. This program is for anyone who wants to become a performer in the world of musical theatre. Our instructors will include directors, choreographers and musical directors who make their living working and teaching musical theatre. Not for the faint of heart, we will create and perform a musical revue in just 10 days. Class will include instruction in choreography, scene study, how to audition for a musical and overall preparation for a role.