Summer Camps June – August 2019
online registration begins March 2, 2019
Summer Stars: Live Art! (Ages 4-5)
June 24 – 28, 2019
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bring art to life! Students will use famous painting by artists like Seurat, Picasso, and Monet as the basis for imaginative play. Each day we will study a new painting and bring it to life with storytelling, pantomime, music, movement and our own art projects. On the final day, family and friends are invited to a live gallery showing.
Musical Theater Intensive (entering grades 7 - 10)
Boys & Girls Entering Grades 7 – 10
June 24 – 28, 2019
Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
The triple threat! Acting – Singing – Dancing. Put your musical theater skills to work as you learn, improve, and grow with a director/musical director and choreographer who will introduce you to essential dancing, singing, and acting skills. Each day students will work on integrating dialogue, songs, and dance into cohesive scenes, while learning how to use dance and music to develop strong characters and engaging scenes. Students will rehearse and perform Broadway scenes and songs/dances as an ensemble for family and friends on the final day of the camp.
Summer Stars Performance Camp: (Ages: entering grade 1 - 8)
Ages: Entering 1st – 8th grade
Camp 1 (Studio Theater Performance maximum of 25 students)
June 17 – 22, 2019 (FULL – join the wait list)
Camp 2 (Studio Theater Performance maximum of 25 students)
July 22 – 27, 2019 (FULL – join the wait list)
Camp 3 (Furlan Auditorium Performance maximum of 45 students)
July 29 – August 3, 2019 (FULL – join the wait list)
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Performances at 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
All students must attend both performances
Aladdin comes to 1950’s Milwaukee in our original musical Al’s Diner! We’re going to rock around the clock during our summer performance camp as students work to perform in an updated version of Aladdin. Happy Days meets the Arabian Nights in this fun 1950’s take on this classic folk tale. This version is full of poodle skirts, magic juke boxes, diner waitresses, and 50’s rock stars. The adventure will require a fabulous cast of boys and girls. Campers will learn about auditioning and then audition for our play (everyone is cast). Next, participants will hone their acting, singing, and dancing skills and have a lot of fun rehearsing the production. They will also have the opportunity to design and build costumes, props, and set pieces. Finally, campers will perform our production of Al’s Diner on Saturday for family and friends.
Summer Stars Performing Arts Camp (entering grade 1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7 - 10)
July 8 – 20, 2019
Ages: Entering grade 1 – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 10
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 3:15
July 20 rehearsal at 9:00 performance at 10:30
Be a star this summer and come to our Summer Stars at Sunset Camp. Each class meets Monday through Friday for two weeks. Take one, two, three, or four classes to fill your summer days between 9:00 – 3:15. There will be a performance on the morning of Saturday, July 21 showcasing each class and all students, followed by a camp BBQ potluck, so mark your calendars. Min/max for each class is 6/15 – so register now!
One Class $125 Two Classes $250
Three Classes $325 All Four Classes $400
|9:00 – 10:15||10:30 – 11:45||12:30 – 1:45||2:00 – 3:15|
|grade 1 – 3||Once Upon A Time||Live Art!||Musical Theater||Make a Scene|
|grade 4 – 6||Musical Theater||Action! Act!||Make a Scene||Incredible Improv|
|grade 7 – 10||Comedy Camp||Make a Scene||Incredible Improv||Musical Theater|
Summer Camp Class Descriptions
Once Upon A Time
This class is designed to ignite the playwrights and actors in us all. You’ll learn how to create a believable character, basic theater terminology, and how to build a scene. Students will create their own characters and then rehearse an original skit complete with dialogue, costumes, and props to perform for family and friends.
Bring art to life. Students will use famous painting by artists like Seurat, Picasso, and Monet as the basis for imaginative play. Each day we will study a new painting and bring it to lie with storytelling, pantomime, music, movement and our own art projects. Students will re-create a classic masterpiece and bring it to life on stage for family and friends.
This class introduces vocal technique, movement, and acting skills through some of Broadway’s most popular musicals. Working on material from the Great White Way will build the confidence and skill of young performers. Students will put their singing, dancing, and acting skills together for a Broadway showcase. Explore the magic of musical theater!
Make a Scene
This energetic acting class introduces students to warm-ups, stage direction, theater etiquette, scene work and more while learning ensemble-building skills and gaining self-confidence. Discover how to use your body and voice to create a convincing character and work together to tell a story. Students will work as an ensemble to perform a scene from a play.
Students will develop ideas for their own commercials, creating their own original product to sell. Using only the kids’ ideas, the instructor will put their work into a commercial script. Students will then perform their commercials live.
Improv means creating unscripted stories, scenes, and characters in the moment and on the spot. It’s fun, challenging, and a great way to practice teamwork on the stage (and off). In this class you will learn the “rules” of improv, and you will practice the skills that make an improvised scene really click. This class is designed to build confidence and foster creative thinking through the art of improvisation. Students will highlight their favorite improvisation games for the showcase.
Work out your comic timing and lose yourself laughing! This course will focus on both the performance and writing skills of sketch comedy. Students will use theater games, improvisation, and a variety of writing exercises to explore their role as comedic actor and writer. They will work with each other and the instructors to write and create original sketch comedies. Students will perform their original skits during the showcase.