Summer Camps 2022

 

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!

 

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.

 

 

SUMMER CAMP 2022 OFFERINGS

  • Week Long Camps Ages 5&6
  • Week Long Camps Ages 7-9
  • Week Long Camps Ages 10-12
  • Week Long Camps Ages 13-18
  • STAGE PLAY: Theatre for Children with Autism
  • Summer Sing: LSYC and Playhouse Week Long Camps Ages 7-12
  • Junior Summer Intensive Ages 8-13: James and the Giant Peach
  • Teen Summer Intensive Ages 13-18: High School Musical 

 

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.

 

 

 

Ages 5&6 

SOLD OUT CREATIVE MOVEMENT – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Encanto

JUNE 13 – 17

  • Ages 5-6
  • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, June 17 @ Noon
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this movement based class learn how to move your body for the stage! Build confidence, exercise your movement skills and meet new friends! Dance and move along to your favorite songs from Encanto while strengthening imaginations, expressing movement, and gaining spatial awareness.

ADDED PM SECTION CREATIVE MOVEMENT – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Encanto

JUNE 13 – 17

  • Ages 5-6
  • Noon – 3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, June 17 @ 3pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this movement based class learn how to move your body for the stage! Build confidence, exercise your movement skills and meet new friends! Dance and move along to your favorite songs from Encanto while strengthening imaginations, expressing movement, and gaining spatial awareness.

 

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals and the Trouble with Jelly Beans! 

JUNE 20 – 24

  • Ages 5&6
  • 9:00am-12:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, June 20 @ 12:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! A field trip to the Jolly Jelly Bean Factory!? Sounds like fun! But when the bean machine goes haywire it’s nothing but trouble.

 

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals Moose on the Loose

JUNE 27 – JULY 1

  • Ages 5&6
  • 9:00am-12:00pm(M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 1 @ 12:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! The Mayor of Antlerville, Alaska has a problem. All the moose are misbehaving! Somebody’s going to have to teach them some manners before things get too wild.

 

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals and the Trouble with Jelly Beans!

JULY 11 – 15

  • Ages 5&6
  • 9:00am-12:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 15 @ 12:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! A field trip to the Jolly Jelly Bean Factory!? Sounds like fun! But when the bean machine goes haywire it’s nothing but trouble.

SOLD OUT CREATIVE MOVEMENT – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Encanto

JULY 18 – 22

  • Ages 5-6
  • 9:00am-Noon (M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 22 @ Noon
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this movement based class learn how to move your body for the stage! Build confidence, exercise your movement skills and meet new friends! Dance and move along to your favorite songs from Encanto while strengthening imaginations, expressing movement, and gaining spatial awareness.

 

ACTING CAMP – Party Animals Moose on the Loose

JULY 25 – 29

  • Ages 5&6
  • 9:00am-12:00pm(M-F)
  • Tuition: $120
  • Showcase: Friday, July 29 @ 12:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! The Mayor of Antlerville, Alaska has a problem. All the moose are misbehaving! Somebody’s going to have to teach them some manners before things get too wild.

 

 

Ages 7-9

SOLD OUT MUSICAL THEATRE: “Friend Like Me” Aladdin

JUNE 13 – 17 

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 17 @ 3pm
  • Location: Depot Family Theatre

Develop valuable musical theatre skills while learning a musical song and dance combination from the musical Aladdin!  Condition your voice, and improve audition skills, stage foundation, and dance and acting abilities.

 

ACTING CAMP – Team Escapade Midday at the Tree Fort

JUNE 20 – 24

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, June 25 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! Summer days can be hot, long, and boring. But when the neighborhood kids make a plan to meet at the tree fort they discover that adventure can be found around any corner..

 

ACTING CAMP – Team Escapade Backyard Olympics!

JUNE 27 – JULY 1

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 1 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! The 100 meter crabwalk, sandbox volleyball, the banana relay – these are just some of the events taking place at this year’s backyard Olympics. Go for the goofy gold!

 

ACTING CAMP – Team Escapade Backyard Olympics!

JULY 11 – 15 

  • Ages 7-9
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 15 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! The 100 meter crabwalk, sandbox volleyball, the banana relay – these are just some of the events taking place at this year’s backyard Olympics. Go for the goofy gold!

 

 

Ages 10 -12

MUSICAL THEATRE: “Journey to the Past” Anastasia

JUNE 13 – 17 

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 17 @ 3pm
  • Location: Depot Family Theatre

Develop valuable musical theatre skills while learning a musical song and dance combination from the musical Anastasia!  Condition your voice, and improve audition skills, stage foundation, and dance and acting abilities. 

 

ACTING CAMP – Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew Space Aliens Love Waterslides!

JUNE 20 – 24

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, June 24 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! Working at a waterpark sure sounds like a blast. And when an interplanetary craft lands in the parking lot the staff find out how much fun a summer job can be!

 

ACTING CAMP – Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew Uncovers the Past!

JUNE 27 – JULY 1 

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 1 @ 3:00pm
  • Location NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! Old attics are full of photo albums, newspaper clippings, and family memories. When the Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew does some snooping they discover a decades-old mystery involving the people closest to them. Is there more to mom and dad than meets the eye?

 

ACTING CAMP – Sloppy Joe Adventure Crew Space Aliens Love Waterslides!

JULY 11 – 15

  • Ages 10-12
  • 9:00-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $220
  • Showcase: Friday, July 15 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

In this Theater Acting Class explore making choices, building characters and self confidence, along with meeting new friends! Working at a waterpark sure sounds like a blast. And when an interplanetary craft lands in the parking lot the staff find out how much fun a summer job can be!

 

 

Ages 13-18

MUSICAL THEATRE – Mini Teen Intensive –  Legally Blonde” 

JUNE 13 – 17

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 17 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

Develop valuable musical theatre skills while learning  musical songs and dance combinations from the musical Legally Blonde!  Condition your voice, and improve audition skills, stage foundation, and dance and acting abilities. 

DANCE BOOTCAMP – Mini Teen Intensive 

JUNE 20 – 24

  • Ages 13-18
  • 9:00am-3:00pm (M-F)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Showcase: Friday, June 24 @ 3:00pm
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

This is your chance to double down on your dancing skills! A different style, different instructor, and different genre every day! Sharpen your technique, strengthen your jumps, improve flexibility and learn what it takes to be a dancer in the musical theater industry. Put on those dancing shoes and join us for this awesome dance intensive!

ACTING CAMP – Mini Teen Intensive – Acting for Film  

JUNE 27, JULY 11, 18, 25 & AUGUST 1 

  • Ages 13-18
  • Mondays 4-7pm (5 weeks)
  • Tuition: $240
  • Location: NorShor Theatre

Acting on stage vs. acting with the camera: what are the differences? How can we translate our skills from stage to lens? Explore acting on film with Rylee Kuberra in this week long class. We will work on self-taping auditions, what to expect when working with a camera on set, and sharpening our acting artistry.

 

Ages 5-9

STAGE PLAY: Theatre for Children with Autism  

JUNE 15 – August 17

  • Ages 5-9
  • Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm
  • Tuition: FREE
  • Showcase: Wednesday, August 17 at 4:30pm
  • Location: Depot Family Theatre

A theatre class for 5-9-year-olds on the autism spectrum with verbal skills and the ability to follow directions with some assistance, this class uses theatrical arts to foster social skills and communication development. This is an ongoing collaboration with the Minnesota Masonic Children’s Clinic for Communication Disorders (formerly known as Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders) and the Playhouse Children’s Theatre & Education Program.

All caregivers are required to give a brief intake interview so that staff can be better prepared to make this a great acting experience for your child. Contact Tamara Pogin at tamara.pogin@gmail.com.

Stage Play is made possible by funding from the Depot Foundation

SUMMER SING Ages 7 -12 

July 18 – 21 & July 25 – 28

  • Ages 7-11 (grades 2-5)
  • 9:00am-4:00pm (M-Th)
  • Week One: July 18 – 21
  • Week Two: July 25 – 28
  • Tuition: $200

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.

ENROLLMENT LINK COMING SOON! 

 

 

 

AUDITION FOR SUMMER INTENSIVES

JUNIOR SUMMER INTENSIVE: James and the Giant Peach JR

TEEN SUMMER INTENSIVE: High School Musical 

 

 

 

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.

 

  • Financial Scholarship & Assistance

    Need assistance in paying for your child’s classes? Click below to apply for a School of Performing Arts scholarship.

    QUESTION? Email Amber Burns at aburns@duluthplayhouse.org.