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, Into the Woods, Schoolhouse Rock, Annie, Alice in Wonderland, and Shrek. 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. Because of the amount of time we have found to plan a performance with the number of campers we enroll in OnStage!, there will be no off-site field trips anymore.
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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)
Oliver! Jr.** Sold Out! Waitlist full.
June 25- June 29
July 2- July 6 (No camp on July 4th)
Performance on Friday July 6th at 2:30pm
The Music Man Jr.** Sold Out! Waitlist full.
July 9- July 13
July 16- July 20
Performance On Friday July 20th at 2:30pm
Mary Poppins Jr. **Sold Out! Waitlist full.
July 23- July 27
July 30- August 3
Performance on Friday August 3rd 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).
$880 for the two-week session
** The cost for Oliver Jr. is $781 due to no camp on Wednesday, July 4th
This includes all field trips, activities, morning and afternoon snack.
For additional discounts see 'Register & Forms'.