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)
Once Upon A Mattress
June 29-July 10
(No camp on July 3rd)
Performance on Friday, July 10 at 2:30pm
Once On This Island
July 13 - July 24
Performance on Friday, July 24 at 2:30pm
Bye Bye Birdie -
July 27 - August 7
Performance on Friday, August 7 at 2:30pm
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).
$1000 for a two-week session, includes all activities. Payment plans available.
Session 1 is $980 because camp is closed Friday, July 3.