Summer Camps 2021

 

ON STAGE THIS SUMMER? YOU!

Whether you are a first-time theatre dabbler wanting to try something new, or a young rising star seeking every opportunity to hone their craft, this summer you want to be at the Playhouse School of Performing Arts!

WHICH CAMP IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Each camp is a unique experience with a different approach to theatre.

  • ACTING CAMPS: In our acting camps students will audition and be cast in a short play. Actors focus on teamwork, role playing, character work, and building confidence. Theatre concepts explored include vocal projection, body control, blocking, and memorization. Each acting camp ends with a performance showcase at the end of the week.
  • MUSICAL THEATRE CAMPS: In our musical theatre camps students will learn songs and dances from Broadway musicals. With an emphasis on learning, retaining, and performing choreography and song, this course models the rigor, dedication, and etiquette expected in professional rehearsal spaces. Students will learn how to collaborate as an ensemble while also learning to shine with vocal solos. Each musical theatre camp ends with a performance showcase at the end of the week.

 

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Our staff is dedicated to providing professional theatre education experiences. Our camps are designed to develop skills for the stage and foster individual artists. Campers are challenged in new and exciting ways that strengthen acting, dance, and voice techniques such as projection, character choices, and self-confidence. Meet the team here!

 

EXTENDED DAYS

We are also offering extended days where students can be dropped off earlier than a camp’s starting time or pick up later than a camp’s ending time. Extended days can be added for an additional fee per day.

  • AM Extended Day:  7:45am-8:45am  |  $20
  • PM Extended Day:  3:00pm-5:00pm  |  $25

 

 

SUMMER CAMP 2021 OFFERINGS

Each camp lasts one week, running Monday-Friday, and culminates in a final showcase performance on the Friday of each camp week.

 

JUNE 14-18

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals Go on a Nature Hike!

  • Ages 5-6
  • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, June 18 @ Noon

Join Ranger Rochelle on an exciting nature hike! Will we remember to bring everything we need? Just what will we find in the forest? Actors focus on teamwork, role playing, and creative games in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, basic stage movements and expression.

 

ACTING CAMP – Team Escapade gets 50% Off at the Robot Store!

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, June 18 @ 3:00pm

So you want to buy a robot?  Well, the price is right at the Robot Emporium.  But what exactly happens when you bring a discount robot home?  All sales are final! Actors focus on teamwork, imagination and problem-solving in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, stage blocking, and memorization.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP – “Let Your Freak Flag Wave” from Shrek: The Musical

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 18 @ 3:00pm

Donkeys, ogres, and fairy tale creatures, OH MY! Develop valuable musical theatre skills and “let your freak flag wave” while learning musical songs and dance combinations from the musical, Shrek!

 

Teen Mini Musical Theatre Intensive: Bring It On

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 18 @ 5:00pm

Learn some high-flying choreography, scene work, and songs from the musical, Bring It On. This course models the rigor, dedication, and etiquette expected in professional rehearsal spaces. Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On: The Musical is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness.

 

JUNE 21-25

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals and the Invisible Dog!

  • Ages 5-6
  • 9:00-Noon (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, June 25 @ Noon

It’s time for the Bark County Invisible Dog Show featuring See-Thru Setters, Not-There Newfoundlands and Transparent Terriers.  What dog will you bring to the show? Actors focus on teamwork, role playing, and creative games in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, basic stage movements and expression.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP – “Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 25 @ 3:00pm

Develop valuable musical theatre skills while learning musical songs and dance combinations from the musical, Mary Poppins! Condition your voice while improving audition skills, stage foundations, and dancing and acting abilities.

 

ACTING CAMP – Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew goes Backstage at Hollywood!

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, June 25 @ 3:00pm

It’s the first day of filming for the new western, When the Cows Don’t Come Home. Everyone knows their role – but then something happens that throws the entire production into chaos. Will the film ever get back on track? Actors focus on teamwork, concentration, and building confidence in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, body control, and character development.

 

Teen Mini Musical Theatre Intensive: Thoroughly Modern Millie

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 25 @ 5:00pm

Bring your tap shoes! With a focus on learning tap dancing, students will learn choreography, scene work, and songs from the musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. This musical takes one back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns” were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love.

 

JUNE 28-JULY 2

CREATIVE MOVEMENT – “It’s a Sunshine Day!” from Trolls

  • Ages 5 & 6
  • 9:00-Noon (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 2 @ Noon

Dance and move along to your favorite songs from Trolls while strengthening imaginations, expressing movement, and gaining spatial awareness!

 

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP – “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, July 2 @ 3:00pm

Join us under the sea! Condition your voice while improving audition skills, stage foundation, dancing abilities, and acting abilities all while learning a musical song and dance combination from the musical The Little Mermaid.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP – “Step In Time” from Mary Poppins

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, July 2 @ 3:00pm

Develop valuable musical theatre skills while learning the music and a dance combination to the tune of “Step In Time” from the musical, Mary Poppins! Condition your voice, improve audition skills, and continue to develop your stage foundations as well as your dance and acting abilities.

 

STUDIO INTENSIVE: Meisner Scene Study

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 2 @ 5:00pm

In this intensive acting class, students will study the infamous techniques of Sanford Meisner while dissecting plays, discussing character study, and actively working scenes. Students will gain insight into Meisner’s Technique through an in-depth exploration of repetition. You will discover how applicable this technique is in the audition room, rehearsal process, and on stage!

The Meisner Technique is a valuable asset to any professional performer’s toolkit. As Meisner once said, “The truth of ourselves is the root of our acting.”

 

JULY 12-16

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals Go on a Nature Hike!

  • Ages 5-6
  • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 16 @ Noon

Join Ranger Rochelle on an exciting nature hike! Will we remember to bring everything we need? Just what will we find in the forest? Actors focus on teamwork, role playing, and creative games in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, basic stage movements and expression.

 

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP – “Let Your Freak Flag Wave” from Shrek: The Musical

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, July 16 @ 3:00pm

Donkeys, ogres, and fairy tale creatures, OH MY! Develop valuable musical theatre skills and “let your freak flag wave” while learning musical songs and dance combinations from the musical, Shrek!

 

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP – “A Little Bit Naughty” from Matilda

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, July 16 @ 3:00pm

Find your inner bravery and revolt! Condition your voice, improve audition skills, and continue strengthening your stage foundation, dance and acting abilities all while learning the music and a dance combo to the selected song from the musical, Matilda!

 

DESIGN and TECHNICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240

Go behind the scenes and discover the world of Design and Technical Theatre!

Apprentice with professional designers and technicians in one of the many design fields such as costuming, lighting, sound design, scenic, set building, and more. Paint, build, and sew to create the visual world of theatre. Students will learn the basics of design and have the opportunity to work backstage and become a part of the creation process!

 

JULY 19-23

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals and the Invisible Dog!

  • Ages 5 & 6
  • 9:00am-Noon
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 23 @ Noon

It’s time for the Bark County Invisible Dog Show featuring See-Thru Setters, Not-There Newfoundlands and Transparent Terriers.  What dog will you bring to the show? Actors focus on teamwork, role playing, and creative games in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, basic stage movements and expression.

 

ACTING CAMP – Team Escapade and the Squirrels in the Attic!

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 23 @ 3:00pm

Lenny and Berty are pretty smart squirrels. Always playing pranks – in your house! It’s driving you “nuts”! Will you be able to figure out how to trick them out of your attic? Actors focus on teamwork, imagination and problem-solving in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, stage blocking, and memorization.

 

ACTING CAMP – Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew Becomes Codebreakers!

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 23 @ 3:00pm

Raina and her friends have solved every crossword puzzle and escape room they’ve ever faced. So when mysterious happenings start occurring around town, the Codebreakers take the case. Can they figure out what is going on before it’s too late? Actors focus on teamwork, concentration, and building confidence in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, body control, and character development.

 

Teen Mini Musical Theatre Intensive: Beetlejuice

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, July 23 @ 5:00pm

“Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!” Join us for this edgy, haunted and hilarious musical experience! Students will learn choreography, scene work, and songs from the musical, Beetlejuice. The ghost-with-the-most comes to the stage in this edgy and irreverent musical comedy based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film.

 

JULY 26-30

CREATIVE MOVEMENT: “Try Everything!” from Zootopia

  • Ages 5 & 6
  • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 30 @ Noon

Dance and move along to your favorite songs from Zootopia while strengthening imaginations, expressing movement, and gaining spatial awareness.

 

  • Ages 7-11 (grades 2-5)
  • 9:00am-4:00pm (M-Th)
  • Tuition: $200
  • Showcase: Thursday, July 29 @ 2:00pm at the NorShor Theatre

Two of Duluth’s best youth arts organizations are coming together to provide our young artists with an amazing camp opportunity for grades 2-5: Summer Sing on Broadway!.

Each participant will spend half of their day learning introductory singing skills with the expert staff of Lake Superior Youth Chorus and the other half of their day perfecting their performance skills through blocking, staging, and dancing with the Duluth Playhouse School of Performing Arts.

This 4-day experience will be like none other and will conclude with an afternoon showcase on Thursday at 2:00pm for friends and family on the NorShor Theatre stage.

 

ACTING CAMP – Team Escapade Gets 50% Off at the Robot Store!

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 30 @ 3:00pm

So you want to buy a robot?  Well, the price is right at the Robot Emporium.  But what exactly happens when you bring a discount robot home?  All sales are final! Actors focus on teamwork, imagination and problem-solving in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, stage blocking, and memorization.

 

ACTING CAMPS – Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew goes Backstage at Hollywood!

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 30 @ 3:00pm

It’s the first day of filming for the new western, When the Cows Don’t Come Home. Everyone knows their role – but then something happens that throws the entire production into chaos.  Will the film ever get back on track? Actors focus on teamwork, concentration, and building confidence in this interactive class. Theater concepts explored include vocal projection, body control, and character development.

 

STUDIO INTENSIVE: The Art of Storytelling

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 30 @ 5:00pm

In this intensive, students will become writers, storytellers and performers of their own scripts!

Students will learn general tools of acting, apply their growing knowledge of story structure, and engage their imaginations to devise their own work of theatre. Can theatre be used to share our views on the world? What skills do we need to make an audience laugh, and even cry?

Imagination, vocal training, collaboration, comic timing, character development, focus and spontaneity: these are essential skills for an actor, and students will explore them in the most dynamic way possible: by creating their own performance to stage on the final day.

 

AUGUST 9-12

  • Ages 7-11 (grades 2-5)
  • 9:00am-4:00pm (M-Th)
  • Tuition: $200
  • Showcase: Thursday, August 12 @ 2:00pm at the NorShor Theatre

Two of Duluth’s best youth arts organizations are coming together to provide our young artists with an amazing camp opportunity for grades 2-5: Summer Sing on Broadway!.

Each participant will spend half of their day learning introductory singing skills with the expert staff of Lake Superior Youth Chorus and the other half of their day perfecting their performance skills through blocking, staging, and dancing with the Duluth Playhouse School of Performing Arts.

This 4-day experience will be like none other and will conclude with an afternoon showcase on Thursday at 2:00pm for friends and family on the NorShor Theatre stage.

 

 

 

 

WHY THE PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

  • Our staff is dedicated to providing professional theatre education experiences. Our camps are designed to develop skills for the stage and foster individual artists. Campers are challenged in new and exciting ways that strengthen acting, dance, and voice techniques such as projection, character choices, and self-confidence. Personal development skills like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving are also modeled through class exercises and training. Plus, it’s a TON OF FUN!

 

STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

  • The Duluth Playhouse makes intentional choices in our camp and classroom practices to make sure we are a welcoming space for peoples of all abilities, ethnicity, economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!