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We offer opportunities for involvement in theater both onstage and off. Explore improvisation, scene study, make-up, theater of the absurd, set construction, our main production,  Shakespeare, and more. Discover yourself performing at Noontime Shows and at the Arts Festival.

 

Choose Your Own Adventure

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Create an adventure story that will involve lots of quick decisions. At each crossroad, the audience chooses the next step for the characters. The ensemble acts out the results, even as the choices lead to stranger and stickier situations. If you love to think up wild plots and have a blast performing, this is the place to be. Our contagiously convoluted creation debuts on Festival Day. (Period 1)

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Musical Theater Troupe

Ages 8-11 (Limit 20)

We will be creating our own original mini musical: our own story, songs and dances, completely from scratch. No previous experience is necessary, though a strong desire to be in a musical is definitely needed. After this class, you can tell all your friends you wrote and performed your very own musical. Our lyrical masterpiece will be performed at the Arts Festival (Period 2)

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Production*

Ages 12-15 (Limit 45)

The big musical is performed the evening before and the evening of Festival Day on our enchanting outdoor Festival Stage. Our productions feature fabulous costumes, sets, a staff pit orchestra and professional lighting/sound. Campers must commit to TWO PERIODS (2nd and 3rd) of rehearsal time. The last week of each session will include evening rehearsals. Auditions take place on the first two days of each session. For the audition, prepare a short poem or reading and a song (no sheet music necessary!) (Periods 2 and 3)

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This Is Not Art

Ages 8-15 (Limit 20)

Create, transform, and explore CRCAP as a team of non-artists.  In our four weeks we will create performances around campus working to invent the best non-art we can.  You dream it we’ll paint it.  You say it we’ll build it.  The possibilities are endless. We will make space and time our canvas. Are you up for the challenge of exploring the boundaries of creativity? (Period 2)

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Fairy Tale Mystery Make-Over

Ages 8-15 (Limit 12)

Put a twist on a favorite tale and dive into the world of Fairy Tale Mystery Makeover. Get up on stage and create a fantastic world that blends classic fairy tale stories with your own imagination. (Period 3)

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Cabaret

Ages 11-15 (Limit 12)

Perform musical scenes in the style of a cabaret. You will play specific characters. You will sing solos and duets with harmony and counterpoint. You will perform songs from Broadway shows such as Ragtime, Miss Saigon, Cabaret, Last 5 Years, Wicked, Spring Awakening, etc. You will have a blast! Come prepared with a song to sing on the 1st day, preferably with sheet music (You can sing the same song for the Production audition). (Period 5)

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Set Construction

Ages 12-15 (Limit 10)

“Techies” make the magic of theater possible. Focus on scenic design and set construction for the big musical production. Analyze the world of the play, giving careful consideration to the design elements needed to bring that world to life. Work with power tools, wood, metal, paint and more in this very hands-on, carefully supervised environment. Actors taking this class develop a life-long appreciation for the many “behind the scenes” aspects involved in putting on a show. (Periods 5 and 6)

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Theater of the Absurd

Ages 8-15 (Limit 20)

This class is for those crazy, zany, far-out types who are willing to take a giant step into the world of absurdity. Scenes are created by the ensemble and performed for the questionable welfare of the entire summer program. The only prerequisite is an eagerness and willingness to be ABSURD. (Period 5)

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Improv Troupe

Ages 8-11 (Limit 10)

Do you like making stuff up? Do you want to make people laugh? Come develop you improve skills and learn how to create comedy out of thin air! We’ll start with the basics, so no experience is necessary! (Period 6)

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Rock Opera

Ages 12-15 (Limit 20)

If you love comedy and spoofing musicals, you will love Rock Opera. Celebrate the musical form by creating an original outrageously funny musical. The writing and rehearsal process is as fun as the final show. Think Rent. Think Hair. Think Wicked. Now think again. (Period 6)

Department: theater