Performance Camps

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)

Joseph's Amazing Dreamcoat - 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

Tuition: $500

Join us for our 2 week production that ends on our stage using sets and props from our Mainstage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  We will run this camp like a real production with auditions the first day of camp and rehearsal every day after with choreography, music rehearsals, final run-thrus and dress rehearsals!  Everyone who signs up for this camp will play a part in the final show on Friday June 30 at 2:00 pm.

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Acting Intensive "Pre-Professional Training for Actors"

Ages 12 - 18

July 10 - July 14  10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, July 14 @ 7:00pm

Tuition: $325

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.

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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

Tuition: $600

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.

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  • Please Note +

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

    See FAQ here

  • 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.

  • Waiting List +

    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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