(Matthews, NC) Since launching in 1995, Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts has introduced the magical world of theatre, creativity and self-discovery to tens of thousands of children in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Union County regions and beyond. Through consistent high-level programming, Matthews Playhouse has developed a reputation as one of the top summer performing arts camps in the region. Due to popular demand, the theatre plans to expand its quality performing arts programming to new locations.
For the first time this summer, children will now have the opportunity to experience Matthews Playhouse Summer Camp in neighboring communities, including Waxhaw and Indian Trail.
Matthews Playhouse Executive Director, Sarah Baumgardner, says offering performance opportunities and building self-confidence in children is one of the pillars of the theatre’s mission. “Matthews Playhouse summer camps have long been regarded as an asset to the local community,” says Baumgardner. “We are on a mission to extend opportunities to students of all ages and backgrounds in a fun and supportive atmosphere regardless of where they live.” Studies have linked the performing arts to increased confidence, independence, social skills, elevated creativity and greater capacity for critical thinking in children.
Registration is now open for the following summer camp programs:
Hamilton Performing Arts Camp- Indian Trail, NC
June 19-23, 2023 • 9:00am-3:00pm (Ages 8-15)
Matthews Playhouse will also be partnering with Indian Trail Parks and Recreation to present a week of summer performing arts camp in the Indian Trail Town Hall based on the Grammy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit musical, Hamilton! Children aged 8-15 will learn the real stories behind the iconic characters as they face off in epic rap duels, and learn choreography based on the original Broadway production. This fun-filled week will be capped off with a performance on the outdoor stage at Crossing Paths Park. The cost is $310, need-based scholarships are available. This camp will take place in Indian Trail Town Hall: 315 Matthews-Indian Trail Rd, Indian Trail, NC 28079. More info can be found by visiting matthewsplayhouse.com/indian-trail-performing-arts-camps
Musical Theatre Dance Camps - Adrianna Eve Company
Matthews Playhouse is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Adrianna Eve Company, a pre-professional dance company located in Matthews, NC. The two arts organizations have joined forces to offer up-and-coming performers the following opportunities this summer to sharpen their skills, build self-confidence and create happy memories they will always treasure.
These camps will take place at Adrianna Eve Company: 11025 Monroe Rd. Matthews, NC 28104
Option #1- Fairytale Dance Camp
June 26-30, 2023 • 9:00am-12:00pm (Ages 2-5)
A fairytale themed dance camp where campers will learn ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling technique as well as create arts and crafts. Campers are encouraged to wear their finest fairytale attire and will need both ballet and tap shoes.
Option #2 Musical Theatre Camp
June 26-30, 2023 • 9:00am-3:00pm (Ages 6-10)
A musical theatre dance camp where campers learn choreography and dance steps from their favorite musicals including; Hamilton, Matilda, Disney Musicals, and many more! Campers will need to wear clothes they can move in and are encouraged, though not required, to have jazz, ballet, or character shoes.
Overview of Matthews Playhouse Summer Camp
Matthews Playhouse welcomes children of all backgrounds and skill levels in the performing arts. The summer camp staff is made up of professional actors, directors, musicians, choreographers, theatre educators and former School of Theatre students who are back to pass along what they have learned to the next generation. Each instructor and camp counselor is trained to ensure that each child enjoys a summer camp experience that is safe, enriching, and fun. For more information about the fees, payment options, and other details, please visit matthewsplayhouse.com/mphsummercamp23. Interested families may also contact a staff member at Matthews Playhouse by calling (704) 846-8343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.