Performance Academy

This process-based performance program is for anyone who wants to experience the production of a play from beginning to end! 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.

Clue: On Stage (High School Edition)

July 5 - 23

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Three-Week Performance Academy at the Playhouse
Incoming grades 6-12
$845

Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn | Additional Material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin, and Eric Price | Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture | Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE | Original Music by David Abbinanti

It's a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well… dead. So, whodunit? Join the iconic characters known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist. Courses include Acting, Improvisation, Stage Combat, Costume Design, Theatre Crafts, and Rehearsal and Performance.

Performance: Friday, July 23. Times and details to be determined based on state restrictions, and may include a virtual streaming option and/or limited seating capacity.

Registration for this camp is closed.

Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS

July 5 - 16

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Two-Week Performance Academy
Mason High School
Incoming grades 1-6
$545

Music and Lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller, Dan Root | Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler | Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle | Based on the Screenplay by Bill Peet | Based on the Novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Pet owners Roger and Anita live happily in London with their Dalmatians Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. Over two weeks, work as a group to put together a full production of the story! Courses include Acting, Improvisation, Singing, Dancing, Theatre Crafts, and Rehearsal and Performance.

Performance: Friday, July 16. Times and details to be determined based on state restrictions, and may include a virtual streaming option and/or limited seating capacity.

Registration for this camp is closed.

A Play a Day

July 5 - 9

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
One-Week Performance Academy
Mason Community Center
Incoming grades 6-10
$245

Pencils at the ready! In this writing and performance camp, create a new one-minute play every day. Develop your skills as a playwright while learning acting, improvisation and rehearsal techniques, too. On the final day, all pieces will be presented in a one-minute play festival for friends and family. Courses include Acting, Improvisation, Playwriting and Rehearsal and Performance.

Performance: Friday, July 9. Times and details to be determined based on state restrictions, and may include a virtual streaming option and/or limited seating capacity.

Registration for this camp is closed.

Role Players Camp: Literary Characters

July 12 - 16

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
One-Week Performance Academy
Mason Community Center
Incoming grades 6-10
$245

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to transform into your favorite character of all time? Now you can! Bring your character to life through costume design, monologue writing and performance. Together we’ll build a world where all our characters can interact and embark on an incredible journey. Courses include Acting, Improvisation, Costume Design, Character Creation and Rehearsal and Performance.

Character Meet and Greet: Friday, July 16. Times and details to be determined based on state restrictions, and may include a virtual streaming option and/or limited seating capacity.

Registration for this camp is closed.

Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS

July 19 - 30

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Two-Week Performance Academy at the Playhouse
Incoming grades 1-6
$545

Music and Lyrics by Mel Leven, Randy Rogel, Richard Gibbs, Brian Smith, Martin Lee Fuller, Dan Root | Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler | Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle | Based on the Screenplay by Bill Peet | Based on the Novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Pet owners Roger and Anita live happily in London with their Dalmatians Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. Over two weeks, work as a group to put together a full production of the story! Courses include Acting, Improvisation, Singing, Dancing, Theatre Crafts, and Rehearsal and Performance.

Performance: Friday, July 30. Times and details to be determined based on state restrictions, and may include a virtual streaming option and/or limited seating capacity.

Registration for this camp is closed. 

Role Players Camp: Literary Characters

July 19 - 23

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
One-Week Performance Academy at the Playhouse
Incoming grades 6-10
$245

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to transform into your favorite character of all time? Now you can! Bring your character to life through costume design, monologue writing and performance. Together we’ll build a world where all our characters can interact and embark on an incredible journey. Courses include Acting, Improvisation, Costume Design, Character Creation and Rehearsal and Performance.

Character Meet and Greet: Friday, July 23. Times and details to be determined based on state restrictions, and may include a virtual streaming option and/or limited seating capacity.

Registration for this camp is closed.

Our Philosophy

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.

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