Play Production Camps

Play Production Camp meets for one week and ends in a production on stage with sets made by the actors and costumes pulled from our stock.  NOT ALL ACTORS will wear costunes.  Performances are held on the last day of camp.

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)

Improv Comedy 1 beginning and advanced

Ages 10 - 17

June 12 - June 16    10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, June 16 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

How do they do that!? Learn to make up scenes on the spot and perform them. Young actors will learn to think on their feet. In the mornings we will improv, and in the afternoons we will create our improv show. Aspiring actors will learn warm-ups, how to improvise a scene and how to put together a performance. Actors will be divided by age and experience. We will end the week with a genuine improv show.

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The Wizard of OZ (a play)

Ages 8 - 14

June 19 - June 23    10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, June 23 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

We will create our own version of the Wizard of Oz based on the book including many of the familiar characters. In just one week we will perform a shortened version of the beloved story for an invited audience.

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Peter Pan (a play)

Ages 8 - 14

June 26 - June 30   10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, June 30 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

Neverland is the backdrop for the adventures of Peter Pan. Our story, based on the book, will include Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and Pirates as we act out our adventures on stage for an invited audience.

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Charlie Brown

Ages 9 - 17

July 17 - July 21   10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, July 21 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

Our young actors will transform into the Peanuts characters as we rehearse our version of Charlie Brown and his friends. Will Charlie win the little red headed girl? Will Snoopy save the day? Join us and find out!

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Improv Comedy 2 beginning and advanced

Ages 10 - 17

July 24 - July 28    10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, July 28 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

How do they do that!? Learn to make up scenes on the spot and perform them. Young actors will learn to think on their feet. In the mornings we will improv, and in the afternoons we will create our improv show. Aspiring actors will learn warm-ups, how to improvise a scene and how to put together a show. Actors will be divided by age and experience. We will end the week with a genuine improv show.

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Narnia

Ages 8 - 14

July 31 - August 4    10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, August 4 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

The stories of Narnia will be our theme as we create a production with many of our favorite characters in just one week. We will use the story to create characters, solve conflicts and allow good to win over evil. We’ll choose a part from the series of books that involves action, adventure and drama to perform on Friday.

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Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Ages 10 - 14

August 7 - August 11    10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, August 11 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

We will write our own script using the story of a student who moves to a new school and meets up with an overbearing Principal. Day 1, 2 and 3 will be spent writing the script through improvisation and playbuilding. Day 4 and 5 we will rehearse the script and perform for an invited audience.

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Alice in Wonderland

Ages 8 - 14

August 14 - August 18   10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance: Friday, August 18 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

Alice and her many friends will be with us as we act out her many adventures. The cast will include the White Rabbit, the Queen and King of Hearts, the Caterpillar, and the crazy March Hare. We will include as many characters as time permits and add props and costume pieces we make ourselves for an audience on Friday.


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    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

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