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, children participate in all aspects of a musical production. Students not only act in the production, but develop true ownership by designing the lighting and sound, building the sets and props, and creating their own costumes.
In addition to putting on the show, campers take a series of master classes every day, including stage combat, stage make-up application, lighting and set design, theatrical terminology and etiquette, memorization and auditioning techniques, playwriting, and theater 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 campers to learn all they can.
Each day begins with a musical theater movement/dance class and campers are taught specific dance steps that are common in musical theater 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. Next come group rehearsals during 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.
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While the campers spend much of their day in Elmwood Franklin's state-of-the-art 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 headshot taken by a professional photographer for use in future auditions.
Christine Cooke-MacVittie (EFS Drama Director & Teacher)
Who is it for?
Children ages 8 to 14
When does it run?
Three two-week blocks, for a total of six weeks. Unfortunately, individual weeks are not available.
Camp runs 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday. (See registration form for extended camp hours available).
$1100 for a two-week session, includes all activities and professional headshot.
(Digital and 8 x12 print)
Payment plans available.
Session 1 is $1,050 as camp is closed Monday July 4.
*Cancelations must be 30 days before the first day of a session to receive a full refund.
How to Eat Like a Child
June 27-July 8
(No camp on July 4th)
"When you're a child, having fun is what you do for a living." Universal and timeless, Delia Ephron's How to Eat Like a Child is a delightful revisiting of the joys -- and tricky ploys -- of childhood. With numerous solos and monologues, How to Eat Like a Child also teaches us "How to Understand Your Parents," "How to Have a Birthday Party," "How to Torture Your Sister," and much, much more.
Session Two (Waitlist Only)
The Sound Of Music
July 11 - July 22
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows Maria, an ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household.
Schoolhouse Rock Jr.
July 25 - August 5
Come rock the summer away with Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage. A young schoolteacher is nervous about their first day of teaching. Trying to relax by watching TV, the teacher is shocked when various characters emerge from the set and show them how to win their students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" will not only have your child rocking and rolling, but learning as well!