Performance Academy

This process-based performance program is for the theatre enthusiast who wants to experience the production of a play from beginning to end. During each full-day camp session, campers will take technique and special skills classes and rehearse a play to be performed with limited sets and costumes for friends and family at the end of camp.

We emphasize the hands-on, educational experience of performance and do not require an audition to enter the program. Roles will be assigned on the first day of camp and lead roles may be double-cast to increase the learning experience for student performers. Performers will be organized by age for classes and small group rehearsals. Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis.

Performance Academy offers three-week or two-week camps for performers who are entering first through 12th grades, and one-week, half-day camps for children ages 3 to 5.

 

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Seussical KIDS

July 22 – Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Mason Community Center

Performance Academy | Incoming grades 1 – 6

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Enter the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss in a musical extravaganza! Featuring beloved Seussian characters like Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat, Seussical KIDS journeys from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus as Horton discovers a speck of dust that contains tiny people called the Whos. Over two weeks, performers will put together a full, musical production while developing their skills through classes in acting, singing, dance and improvisation. Courses Include: Acting, Improvisation, Singing, Dancing, Theatre Crafts, and Rehearsal and Performance

Tuition: $595
Registration for this camp is closed.

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HALF DAY! Seussical KIDS: Little Whos

July 29 – Aug. 2, from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Mason Community Center

Performance Academy | Ages 3 to 5

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

The Little Whos will join the cast of Seussical KIDS Performance Academy during the second week of rehearsal, and performers will be integrated into a full, musical production while developing their skills through classes in acting, singing, dancing and improvisation. The Little Whos will join the company of Seussical KIDS for group numbers at the beginning and end of the show. Campers will create characters as they learn songs and dances from the show. Courses Include: Singing, Dancing, Improvisation, Theatre Crafts, Rehearsal and Performance

Tuition: $145
Registration for this camp is closed.

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Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR.

June 10 – 28, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Playhouse

Performance Academy | Incoming grades 3 – 12

Alex the Lion, Mary the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo are ready to “move it, move it!” and escape from their zoo home! With the help of some sneaky penguins, this crack-a-lackin’ group of friends sets out on a thrilling and hilarious adventure to Madagascar. Performers take classes in singing, dancing, theatre crafts and acting, and they gain experience in blocking and rehearsal practices while putting together a production of this blockbuster Dreamworks film. Courses Include: Acting, Improvisation, Singing, Dancing, Theatre Crafts, and Rehearsal and Performance

Tuition: $895
Registration for this camp is closed.

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Make Your Own Movie Camp

July 15-26, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Playhouse

Performance Academy | Incoming grades 6 – 12

Lights, camera, action! Learn the fundamentals of filmmaking and work as a crew to make a movie in this two-week performance camp. Campers are grouped into teams to write, film and edit their own short film. Lessons including screenwriting, storyboarding, rehearsal, acting for the camera, filming and editing. Camp will culminate in a mini-film festival that features each group’s short film. Artists will be organized by age for film groups. Space is limited to a first-come, first-served basis. Courses Include: Storyboarding, Screenwriting, Acting for the Camera, Rehearsal, Technical Elements of Filmmaking and Editing

Tuition: $595
Registration for this camp is closed.

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Drama Geeks vs. Zombie Cheerleaders

July 15 – Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Playhouse

Performance Academy | Incoming grades 6 – 12

When the Drama Club notices that their biggest rivals, the Cheerleaders, have turned into zombies, they realize it’s up to them to save the rest of the school from their flesh-eating squad of undead enemies. The ragtag group of Drama Geeks must use their dramatic flair to slay their rivals before it’s too late. Performers take classes in acting, stage combat, theatre crafts and stage makeup, and they gain experience in blocking and rehearsal practices while putting together a full, non-musical production of Drama Geeks vs. Zombie Cheerleaders. Courses Include: Acting, Improvisation, Stage Combat, Theatre Crafts and Stage Makeup, and Rehearsal and Performance

Tuition: $895
Registration for this camp is closed.

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