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Summer Theater 2015
Downtown Cabaret Theatre Jr. is a comprehensive immersive theatre experience for young actors, supported by a professional creative
staff of directors and designers at the Downtown Cabaret in downtown Bridgeport, CT. Both sessions will create a full production of a
musical, starting with the initial audition and followed by a multi-week rehearsal process, culminating in an exciting weekend of
performances where family and friends can enjoy your hard work from the audience. No previous experience required! Visit site for
additional camps information: www.dtcab.com
Opera House Players Summer Youth Theater
June 2nd - July 25
Community Music School
BROADWAY BOUND MUSICAL THEATER EXPERIENCE
Ages 8 to 15; $350 per two-week session
Monday – Friday, 9 am to 3 pm
This two-week program is for boys and girls ages 8-15 and gives your child the opportunity to experience every aspect of staging a musical
with onstage and backstage roles for everyone – singing, dancing, acting, creating sets, and assembling costumes – all in just 10 days!
These shows are abridged, fully-licensed. Scholarships are available.
Broadway Bound East with Shari Wilcox: SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. - July 6 – 17
John Winthrop Middle School, 1 Winthrop Road, Deep River
Everyone's favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film! Adapted for young performers
and featuring a host of over-the-top characters, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show that proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Broadway Bound West with Joni Gage: DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR. - July 20– 31
Westbrook High School, 156 McVeagh Road, Westbrook, CT
The smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR.! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High
must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra-curricular activities. Infectious, danceable
songs like “We’re All in This Together,” “Get’cha Head in the Game,” and “Bop to the Top” are sure to engage performers and audiences
Community Music School, 90 Main Street, P.O. Box 387, Centerbrook, CT 06409, 860-767-0026, www.community-music-school.org
Madhatters Theatre Company 2015 Summer Productions include:
Junior Summer Production:
Jr Broadway Baby
Open to ages 6-11yrs. Medley of scenes/songs and dances from Broadway shows
Chester Meeting House. July 27th-31st
Senior Summer Production
Open to ages 12 and over. Medley of Scenes/songs/dances from Broadway shows.
Chester Meeting House. .August 3rd -7th
Summer Production Registration opens Jan. 15th. Visit site for more info.
The Whitney Players Theater Company is holding a two week Performing Arts Program this summer from June 29th to July 10th at the
Hamden Middle School. The program is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except for July 3rd. Children 5 to 17 are invited to
participate in a program which will cover all aspects of theater including music, dance, acting, theater games, costuming and set design.
The program will culminate with two performances of Annie Jr. on Saturday, July 11th at 2 PM and 7:00 PM. This program is sponsored by
the Hamden Arts, Recreation and Culture Department and is being directed by Cindy Simell-Devoe and choreographed by Joan
Christensen and Jaclyn Ianniello. For more info, call 203-281-6007.
PANTOCHINO ANNOUNCES THEATRE CAMPS IN MILFORD
Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc., a professional, non profit theatre company specializing in family theatre, has announced its
upcoming schedule of theatre camps for young actors. In addition to its April School Vacation Week Camp, the company will also present
five weeks of Summer Theatre Camp in conjunction with the Milford Arts Council at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford.
In April, the company will present a five-day camp during school vacation week, April 13-17.
Throughout the week, young actors age seven to thirteen will learn, rehearse and perform a new musical based on the children's book
“Rocko and Spanky Go To A Party” by local authors Kara & Jenna LaReau of Stratford. The camp will be held daily 9 am to 3 pm at
Pantochino’s studio space in the former St. Ann School, with the Friday performance taking place at the Center for the Arts.
The Summer schedule includes five sessions of theatre camp. Session One (July 13-17) features the mini-musical “Phantom Mouse of the
Opera.” Session Two (July 20-24) will create and perform “The Jungle Book, Abridged.” For Session Three (July 27-31), Pantochino’s award-
winning musical “Cinderella Skeleton” will be featured. Session Four (August 3-7) will see a brand new musical, “Regally Blonde” come to
life. The final session of camp is Pantochino’s
original concept, “The Theatre Games” (August 10-14) where teams of young actors compete in a series of creative theatre challenges. All
of the summer camps are held 9 am to 3 pm at the Center for the Arts in Milford.
The camps are staffed by Pantochino’s producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer, along with musical director Justin Rugg. “Our
theatre camps have been so popular because they’re so much fun,” said Bernardi. “The kids respond to the material and enjoy the bright,
exciting atmosphere we create for them,” he added. “We’re not teachers,” Johansmeyer explained, “We’re working theatre professionals
who love to share our experience with young people.”
Tuition is $265. per week, with a special rate of $225. for siblings. Enrollment is limited to thirty per session and early registration is advised.
Complete details along with registration forms are available online at www.pantochino.com.
Summer Dreamin’ With NCTC’s Summer Theatre Arts Programs
The Newington Children’s Theatre Company (NCTC), CT’s longest running children’s theatre, has opened enrollment for their 2015
Summer Theatre Arts Programs. NCTC’s Summer Theatre Arts Programs give participants the opportunity to learn and strengthen their
theatre skills by working with professional acting, dance and music instructors. All programs culminate in fully-produced public productions.
For sessions 1, 3 & 4: All participants enrolled will be cast in the show.
Session 1: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (non-musical)
Ages 8-16; June 22-28; Auditions June 13 and 14, by appointment.
Full-day (9am-4pm). Public performances: June 26-28 (Friday and Saturday at 7pm & Saturday and Sunday at 2pm). Cost: $275
Session 2: Workshop Week, June 29-July 2 (Monday-Thursday)
Ages 8-16: Day-long (9-4pm); Monday: Singing, Tuesday: Puppetry, Wednesday: Acting, Thursday: Dance. $50 per day or $185 for all four.
Ages 5-7: Half-day (9am-12pm); Monday: Dance, Tuesday: Singing, Wednesday: Puppetry, Thursday: Acting. $25 per day or $90 for all four.
Session 3: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Jr.
Ages 8-16: July 6-24 (Auditions will take place on Day 1)
Full-day (9am-4pm). Public performances: July 23-26 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm). Cost: $750
Ages 5-8: July 20-24; Half-day: select either morning session (9am-12pm) or afternoon session (1pm-4pm). Each session will perform in 2-
3 performances TBD. Cost: 125
Session 4: Treasure Island
Ages 8-16: July 27-August 7 (Auditions will take place on Day 1)
Full-day (9am-4pm). Public performances: August 8-10 (Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm). Cost: $495
Ages 5-8: August 3-7; Half-day: 9am-12pm. Public performances: August 8-10 (Friday & Saturday at 7pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm).
NCTC creates a safe, engaging environment for kids to explore and expand their imaginations. Kids will learn how to take positive risks and
conquer fears, while building confidence and self-esteem, collaboratively working to reach a common goal.
Space is limited. Registration is required. Before and after care is available daily. Sibling discounts are available. All programs, rehearsals
and performances will take place at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Registration
forms are available online (www.NCTCArts.org) or at the theatre. For more information, please call 860.666.NCTC.
Performing Arts Academy of CT
Beauty and the Beast Summer Camp
PAACT presents Disney's Beauty and Beast Summer Camp for ages 5-12. If your child is interested in a three week all day performing arts
camp, please sign up today. Registration is online. For more information please call (203)936-8567. Camp times are 9am-4pm. The cost is
$500. They will be working interactively in classes for music, art, theater, dance and stage crew. www.artsinct.org