South Florida summer is alive with the Sound of Music and some of the best Theatre Summer Camps in the country; Broadway Musical Theatre Program, The Performance Project at the Broward Center, The Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, Next Step Broadway at the Coral Springs Center for The Arts, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre Summer Camp, The Paladin Playhouse Summer Theater Camp at South Plantation High, Maltz Jupiter Theatre Summer Camp and Actors’ Playhouse Conservatory Summer Camp.
Summer Theatre Camps have become more popular than watching GLEE and parents are the stars at least to the kids that get a chance to participate in these programs. Parents can’t find a better place to keep our Florida youth involved with new theatre friends, fun show pictures and lasting memories. The prices are more affordable than hiring a nanny and a lot more fun for the whole family. Listed below are just a few of the best programs offered in South Florida.
Actors’ Playhouse Conservatory Summer Camp. Email: Actors’ Playhouse Summer Camp Now Enrolling Actors’ Playhouse Theatre Conservatory is now accepting enrollment for First and Second Session of the popular Children’s Summer Theatre Camp (ages 7 – 12). DATES: SUMMER CAMP SESSION I: June 13 – July 8, 2011, SUMMER CAMP SESSION II: July 11 – August 5, 2011. Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fee: $850.00 per session (Includes t-shirt and group photo. Early drop-off and late pick-up available for an additional fee).
Experience taking a show from concept to the stage in this exciting and fun four-week camp! Our professional staff will excite your imagination and creativity through acting, singing, dance, improv, costuming, scenic design, and audition techniques to name a few. You will be part of a close-knit “team” that will work together to create a brand new show to perform for your family and friends in the final week, under the lights on our Mainstage! Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. For more information or to register, call the Actors’ Playhouse Education Department at (305) 444-9293 x606 or visit www.actorsplayhouse.org
The Paladin Playhouse Summer Theater Camp offers a six week program from ages 7-13 at South Plantation High. The highly resepected production team of Director Jason Zembuch and award winning Choreographer Ron Hucthins, that brought you West Side Story, Peter Pan, High School Musical and Hairspray are teaming up once again to bring you The Paladin Playhouse Summer Theater Camp at South Plantation High School! Children ages 7-13 will have the opportunity to experience the thrill and experience the thrill and excitement of the theatre arts. This years main stage production will be The Pirates of Penzance Jr! Few if any summer theatre camps offer the comprehensive cirriculum that The Paladin Playhouse Summer Theatre Camp offers so sign up now while slots are open! Call 754-323-2033 or Email: Jason.Zembuch@browardschools.com South Plantation High School c/o Jason Zembuch 1300 SW 54th Ave. Plantation, FL 33317.
Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre Summer Camp Descriptions:
Jellybeans: For our youngest campers ages 4 to 6, our Jellybean Camp offers six separate, one-week, half-day sessions. Pre-K & Kindergarteners are encouraged to explore the magic of their imaginations, develop cooperation skills and boost their individual self-confidence through theatre games, music and movement activities as well as costume fun! Each session culminates in a showcase for families and friends.
Summer Stage: Campers collaborate with professional instructors in acting, music, dance and design to mount a full-scale production at the end of each four-week session. Through a fun-filled and challenging rehearsal process, our staff encourages a strong work ethic in each child as well as a desire to learn. Specialty workshops are offered each week, for students to interact with actors, directors and designers currently working in the theatre, film, commercial and television industries. At the end of each session campers perform for hundreds of other students from a variety of summer camps in Broward County during the day and then present their hard work in a public performance on the evening of the final day of camp!
Teen Core: Our SUMMER STAGE curriculum is amplified in the Teen CORE program with a focus on our ninth and tenth graders. Here our older students have the chance to enjoy the fun of performing in our camp shows while also experiencing our “Youth Council” where they will be mentored in leadership by our staff. Students participate in all regular SUMMER STAGE activities in addition to weekly roundtables, learning/leading creative drama exercises, assisting in the planning of specialty events and much much more! FLCT at The Galleria Mall. Phone – 954-763-6882 E-mail – info@FLCTStar.org
Broadway Musical Theatre Program presents an intensive summer workshop, this class is your first step to becoming a triple threat performer: unparalleled actors, singers, and dancers! Musical theatre classes bring the exciting world of Broadway to life. You will focus on scenes, songs, and choreography from musicals old and new. Topics learned will include: bringing characterization to a song and choreography, defining a character, vocal techniques, and mastering the various musical theatre techniques and styles. In the beginning levels, technique and style will be introduced in the three areas. In the more advanced levels, various styles, advanced technique, and vocal performance will be the focus.
At the end of each week the students will present a showcase open to the public with pieces from Broadway shows that they learned during the week.
BMT’s own highly experienced professional instructors Ben Bagby, Rebekah Diaz and Cherilyn Marroco with director Angelica Torres will be running all the classes and final perfomances. Learn from real “Triple Threat” professional instructors the best of Broadway. Everyday our students will have one hour of each area: Voice, Dance and Acting from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Workshops open for students 5 to 20 years old, groups will be divided by age and levels. Audition required for Advance level. Workshops are at Key Biscayne Community Center in Key Biscayne, Fl. Fee: $200.00 Members, $240.00 Non-Members each session.
SESSIONS: Session I June 13th – 17th, GLEE, Session II June 20th – 24th HAIRSPRAY, Session III June 27th – July 1st WICKED, No workshops July 4th week, IV July 11th – 15th MAMMA MIA, V July 18th – 22th MEMPHIS, VI July 25th – 29th TARZAN, VII August 1st – 5th PHANTOM, VIII August 8th – 12th IN THE HEIGHTS. For more information, reserve a spot or request an audition for Advance level please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.broadwaymusicaltheatre.com or 786-223-9663.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre Summer Camp. SUMMER CAMPS AND MORE AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S
CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS. Feb. 28, 2011 (Jupiter) – Children in grades K-12 have a reason to celebrate this summer break: the return of the Theatre’s popular Conservatory of Performing Arts camp programs!
With a flexible schedule that includes optional pre-care and after-care, budding young performers will participate in a broad range of theatre-related activities, including acting, dancing, singing, prop-making, improvisation, storytelling and more. Each summer camp will conclude with a themed performance on the Theatre’s main stage. “Our vacation camps have something for everyone, from dance, magic and musical theatre to outer space,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Conservatory. “Our goal is to make sure that all of our students have fun, build confidence, express their creativity and have the opportunity to experience being part of a performance.”
A great way to introduce young children to theatre, the Conservatory’s vacation camps include Junior and Senior Conservatory summer camps (grades 3-5 and 6-12) that will culminate in full performances of the musicals Honk, Jr. and Footloose. “Honk Jr. tells the classic story of an ugly duckling – and brings a message of acceptance and self esteem,” Rowe said. “It gives young ones the opportunity to explore characters in a fun and exciting way. Since all of the characters are barnyard animals, it also provides a fantastic outlet for imagination and creativity.” Meanwhile, Footloose, a stage adaptation of the 1984 film, offers a message of tolerance and celebrating life.
“Footloose is all about dealing with adversity in a positive way, and the ‘80s music in the show is fast, fun and will be a joy to work on,” Rowe said. “Both Honk Jr. and Footloose focus on character development from a personal standpoint, which is essential for performers of all ages.” Here’s a look at upcoming vacation camp offerings at the Theatre’s Conservatory of Performing Arts: June 6-24 – Senior Conservatory, grades 6-12. Students in grades 6 – 12 will rehearse and perform Footloose on the Theatre’s stage June 24 and 25. All students will be a part of the production, auditions will be held for placement only. $600; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
June 27 – July 1 – One Week Camp, grades K-12 Students in grades K – 12 will explore the art of comedy, clowning, improvisation and sketch comedy and perform on the Theatre’s stage on July 1. Classrooms will be broken into groups of K – 2, 3 – 5, and 6 – 12. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
July 5 – 8 – Four Day Camp, grades K-5 Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a “magic!” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on July 8. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $160; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
July 12 – 30 – Junior Conservatory, grades 3-5 Students in grades 3 – 5 will rehearse and perform Honk, Jr. on the Theatre stage July 29 and 30. All students will be a part of the production, auditions will be held for placement only. $600; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
August 1 – 5 – One Week Camp, grades K-5 Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with an “outer space” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on Aug. 5. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
August 8 – 12 – One Week Camp, grades K-5 Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a “fairy tale” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage August 12. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.
August 1 – 12 – Two Week Camp, grades 6-12 Students in grades 6 – 12 will spend two weeks in a “dance intensive” camp, focusing on ballet, jazz, and tap and culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on Aug. 12. Class will be under the guidance of Broadway veteran dancer Brian Andrews. $400; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available. Registration is now open for the Conservatory’s vacation camp programs. Call 561-575-2672 for more information or visit www.jupitertheatre.org
BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AND THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT SUMMER THEATER CAMP NOW OFFERED FOR THREE AGE GROUPS BETWEEN AGES 6 AND 18. Sessions culminate with performances at the Broward Center, Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark and Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Performance Project are once again offering the popular Summer Theater Camp 2011. Multiple four-week sessions will be offered from June through August at the Broward Center, Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark and the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for children between the ages of six and 18. Acting Up and Broadway Bound groups for children between 6 and 14 are available at all three venues, and the Young Professionals program for teens age 14 – 18 is only available at the Broward Center and Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.
Introduced to all facets of the performing arts, campers learn about the arts, attend master classes with professionals in the industry and top off their experience by performing in live Broadway-style shows in a professional theater setting. The first two weeks of each session focuses on a curriculum that includes tap, jazz and ballet classes, acting for the stage and camera, improvisation, design, costuming and production. Young Professional campers also will attend master classes with professional artists in the industry. By the third week nearly two thirds of the camp is devoted to production with the final week given over to rehearsals, performance and a cast pizza party. All campers will receive a water bottle and camp T-shirt.
The total capacity per session for Acting Up and Broadway Bound programs combined is 50 campers. The Acting UP group is for campers between the ages of six and 11 and Broadway Bound is for campers between nine and 14. First and second session Acting UP campers will perform a Broadway revue. First session Broadway Bound campers will perform Once Upon a Mattress and second session Broadway Bound campers will perform Cats. Camp fees for either program is $880 which includes two complimentary tickets to any performance in which the camper appears, a DVD of the final performance, a T-shirt, water bottle, script and a primary costume (for use during the show). There is a $230 non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot which is included in the full camp payment. The balance is due one month prior to the start of each session. Before and after care is also available at $50 per session between 8 and 9 a.m., $100 per session between 4 and 6 p.m. or at a daily rate of $10 per day for either. There is a $200 discount for siblings or for those who enroll in both sessions. Campers must bring their own lunches but snacks will be on sale for a nominal fee. Registration is available online at www.browardcenter.org/summercamp2011 or call (954) 462-0222 for more information. The dates for the Acting UP and Broadway Bound camper summer sessions are as follows:
Session 1; June 13 – July 8 at the Broward Center, June 20 – July 15 at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, June 27 – July 22 at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.
Session 2; July 11 – August 5 at the Broward Center, July 18 – August 12 at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark, July 25 – August 19 at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.
The Young Professionals program is for teens ages 14 to 18 who have been admitted to ninth grade and is limited to no more than 25 campers per session. Young Professionals will have the opportunity to assist the younger campers and earn community service hours. Young Professional campers will perform Disney’s Camp Rock in the first session and Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. in the second session. Camp fees for the Young Professionals program is $630 which includes two complimentary tickets to any performance in which the camper appears, a DVD of the final performance, a T-shirt, water bottle, script and a primary costume (for use during the show). There is a $230 non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot which is included in the full camp payment. The balance is due one month prior to the start of each session. Before and after care is also available at $50 per session between 8 and 9 a.m., $100 per session between 4 and 6 p.m. or at a daily rate of $10 per day for either. There is a $200 discount for siblings or for those who enroll in both sessions. Campers must bring their own lunches but snacks will be on sale for a nominal fee. Registration is available online at www.browardcenter.org/summercamp2011 or call (954) 462-0222 for more information. The dates for the Young Professional summer sessions are as follows:
Session 1; June 13 – July 9 at the Broward Center, June 20 – July 16 at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.
Session 2; July 11 – August 6 at the Broward Center, July 18 – August 14 at Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark.
The camps will be held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, at the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark at 2400 Civic Center Place in Miramar and at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center at 3385 N.E. 188th Street in Aventura. Registration is available online at www.browardcenter.org/summercamp2011 or call (954) 462-0222 for more information.
The Coral Springs Institute for the Performing Arts (CSI) presents NEXT STOP BROADWAY
SUMMER CAMP 2011. Coral Springs, Florida (April 27, 2011) – The Coral Springs Institute for the Performing Arts (CSI) is currently accepting registration for the exciting 2011 Summer Session of Next Stop Broadway Summer Camp. Our first rate youth theater program has its permanent home at one of South Florida’s finest performing arts center – The Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
Next Stop Broadway offers summer camp for both Youth (ages 6 – 13) for three individual sessions and Teens (ages 13 and up) for 1 six – week session. Campers attend a variety of classes in Acting, Music, Dance, Stagecraft, Fun and Games and Rest and Relaxation. All staff members are selected for their talent and experience and ability to teach with compassion and patience. An outrageously fun and memorable “real” entertainment experience!
Summer camp begins June 13, 2011. Youth Program: Session 1: June 13–July 1, Show July 1 – The Sound of Music (3 week session). Session 2: July 5–July 29. Show July 29 Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical (4 week session).
Session 3: August 1–August 19. Show August 19 – Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Geppetto’s Musical Tale (3-week session). Teen Program: 1 Six-Week Session: July 5–August 12 (6 weeks) Show August 12 West Side Story (Summer stock). Monday–Friday, 1–6pm (weeks 1–5) / 10am–6pm (week 6). Pre-care and After-care are also available for an additional fee.
For more information call the Coral Springs Center for the Arts Box Office at 954-344-5990. Coral Springs Institute for the Performing Arts Located at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, Florida 33065 (954) 344-5991 Artistic Director: Cynthia O’Brien Visit our web site at www.coralspringscenterforthearts.com
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Richard Cameron of Theatre Chat thanks all our Florida Summer Theatre Camps keeping the arts alive.