Summer youth theater camps run for 3-hour sessions Monday through Friday from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Sessions run as follows:
Monday August 13 – Friday August 10
- 12:30-3:30pm Middle/High School Students – “Once On This Island.” This colorful, cultural musical play takes place on a Caribbean island in the Antilles. Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and based on the book My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, is a musical which is the home to two entirely different societies: the poor peasants and the aristocratic Grand Hommes. A group of storytellers tell the tale of the young girl Ti Moune, who was saved from a flood by the gods as a child and raised by a pair of kindly old peasants. As she grows up, Ti Moune longs for a grander life than the one she faces and, inspired by the sight of a young and handsome grand homme driving past in a white car, prays to the gods to grant her wish.
Middle/High School Students “Once On This Island” 8/11, 4:00pm
Monday August 20 – Friday August 24
- 12:30-3:30pm Middle/High School Students – “Into the Woods.” An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch … who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects ( a cow as white as milk… a cape as red as blood… hair as yellow as corn… a slipper as pure as gold… ) required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella (with the slipper as pure as gold) Little Red Ridinghood (with a cape as red as blood) Rapunzel (with the hair as yellow as corn) and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk – with the cow as
white as milk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. A Giant (A female Giant, that is) steps down from the heavens and straight upon some beloved characters. It takes a few lives before the survivors realize that they have to act altogether in order to succeed. Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility
and the stories we tell our children.
Middle/High School Students “Into the Woods” 8/25, 4:00pm
Each week students will learn lines, blocking, technique, set design, costumes and explore all aspects of theatre arts through this interactive class. At the end of the session students will put on a presentation for family & friends. With plenty of safe, fenced-in parking, parents will find it easy to get in and out to drop off their kids and teens on camp days. Teens should wear comfortable clothing and bring their own refillable water bottle and a snack. 10% Sibling discount. Younger students may have the option to take both sessions and go to full-day camp at a discounted rate. Call the studio for details 203-826-7194.For more information and a registration form please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at 203-826-7194.