OnStage! (8-14 Years)
Once Upon a Mattress, Youth Edition
June 26-July 7, 2023
(No camp on July 4th)
Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. After all, a princess is a delicate thing.
Session Two - WAITLIST ONLY
July 10 - July 21, 2023
Matilda JR is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of difficult parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, who, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson -- that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”
Session Three - WAITLIST ONLY
July 24 - August 4, 2023
When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right. Inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this rousing 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical based on the 1992 film is filled with song, dance, spirit, and heart. Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," you’ll be singing and tapping along the whole time!