OnStage! (8-14 Years)
What to Expect - Do you need some more drama in your life?
Then check out OnStage Theatre Camp! During every two-week camp session, students participate in all aspects of musical production. Each musical is chosen for its timeless themes and popularity. Past productions include The Sound of Music, Anything Goes, Schoolhouse Rock, Annie, Cinderella, and Once Upon a Mattress. Students not only act in the production, but develop true ownership of the production and respect for all parts of a production by designing the lighting and sound, building the sets and props, and creating their own costumes.
In addition to putting on the show, children take different master classes in a variety of skills every day: stage combat, stage make-up application, lighting and set design, theatrical terminology and etiquette, memorization and auditioning techniques, play writing, and theatre history. Dependent upon each play, academic lessons in various subjects take place daily. From research about an earlier time period to author studies, we encourage students to learn all they can.
Each day begins with a musical theatre movement/dance class where students learn about different types of musicals. Students are also taught specific dance steps that are common in musical theatre auditions. They then move on to either scene rehearsal, prop design, set design, or music rehearsal. After lunch, students participate in that day's master class, which can be anything from stage weapon training to costume design. Next come group rehearsals in which the large company numbers are choreographed and blocked. The day concludes with a variety of theatrical games designed to improve listening, speaking, and concentration skills. We also take field trips around Buffalo exploring different types of theaters, colleges with strong theatre programs, and outdoor venues.
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While we spend much of or day in Elmwood Franklin's state-of-the-art, fully equipped Johnston Theatre, we take every opportunity to venture outside for games, free time, and to take pictures in costume. Students are also given a professional 8x10 head-shot, taken by a professional photographer, for use in future auditions.
So, if you know of someone who "acts-up" continuously over the summer, send them somewhere where it can be put to good use: OnStage!
Christine Cooke-MacVittie (EFS Drama Director & Teacher)
Seussical, Jr. *** SOLD OUT!
June 26- June 30
July 3- July 7 (No camp on July 4th)
Performance on Friday July 7th at 2:30pm
Into the Woods ****SOLD OUT!
July 10- July 14
July 17- July 21
Performance On Friday July 21st at 2:30pm
Alice in Wonderland *** SOLD OUT!!
July 24- July 28
July 31- August 4
Performance on Friday August 4th at 2:30pm
Who is it for?
Both boys and girls ages 8 to 14.
When does it run?
In two week project blocks, for total of six weeks. Unfortunately, individual weeks are not available.
Runs 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily (See registration form for extended camp hours available).
For Field Trips please see WEEKLY UPDATES
$800 for the two-week session
** The cost for Seussical Jr. is $720 due to no camp on Monday, July 4th
This includes all field trips, activities, morning and afternoon snack.
For additional discounts see 'Register & Forms'.