Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Spotlight: Summer Camps Put Kids Center Stage

The Broadway luminaries, superstar musicians and hilarious comedians who grace our stage were all once kids with big dreams. Each year the Orpheum helps the next generation of stars explore their talents in summer camps for grades 3rd through 12th.

During our five camp sessions this summer, your kids will learn a song and dance from a hit Broadway musical, culminating in a live performance on the Orpheum stage. Crafts and other fun activities will keep the campers busy from 9am to 4pm each day of these weeklong camps. 

Angie Harrison Murphy's son, Thomas, attended last summer's camp and is already registered for this year.

"Summer camp at the Orpheum is a unique, special experience; learning while having fun!," she said. "Thomas learned to work with others and create a production.  He learned about music, theatre, lighting, costumes, Orpheum history, stage management ... all while having fun and making new friends and learning to work as a team."

Check out all of the options below, and apply for any of our camps here.

Rising Star Camp

Dates: July 20-24, 2015
Time: 9am - 4pm
Grades: 3-5

Broadway Rising Star Camp gives your child an exciting opportunity to shine onstage! Campers will learn about musical theatre, master fun and challenging choreography, rehearse songs from upcoming musicals, and explore their imaginations as they grow into dynamic performers! Rising Star Camp is an opportunity for musical theatre students to develop vocally, physically, and creatively. A final presentation will include choreographed song selections from our upcoming Broadway season.


Camp Fees:
Total Cost: $200 until May 1; $250 after May 1
Add Boxed Lunches for the Week: $40


Broadway Boot Camp

Session 1: July 6-10, 2015
Session 2: July 27-31, 2015
Time: 9am - 4pm
Grades: 6-8


Report for five days of singing, dancing, and acting during Broadway Boot Camp! Students will learn everything from the historical contexts of Broadway musicals to choreography. They will work with professional teaching artists to create a one of a kind production based on the Orpheum’s upcoming 2015-2016 Broadway Season. This professionally directed and choreographed showcase will be presented to family and friends on the last day of camp.


Camp Fees:
Total Cost: $200 until May 1; $250 after May 1
Add Boxed Lunches for the Week: $40



Broadway Summer Institute: Motown the Musical

Dates: July 13-17, 2015
Time: 9am - 4pm
Grades: 9-12


Come experience the business side of Show Business! Learn the inner workings of the theatre and performing arts in classes that explore administrative subjects including Marketing and Promotion, Development, and Box Office Operations along with technique classes in stage adaptation, movement, and acting. Classes will be taught by local artists, performing arts personnel, Orpheum staff, and Broadway actors from the smash hit Motown: The Musical.

Camp Fees:
Total Cost: $200 until May 1; $250 after May 1
Add Boxed Lunches for the Week: $40

Musical Theatre Intensive

Dates: July 27-29, 2015
Time: 9am - 4pm
Grades: 9-12


The Orpheum Musical Theatre Intensive provides students with real world training and advice from Broadway professionals! Lead by Jeff Whiting, Associate Director of Big Fish, Bullets over Broadway, and The Scottsboro Boys, alongside two professional Teaching Artists, Intensive classes are dedicated to refining each student’s craft. Topics include: finding an agent, audition and resume preparation, and a masterclass in which students learn current Broadway choreography. The Musical Theatre Intensive helps students pursuing a career onstage to perfect their skills in the art of musical theatre while spending an enlightening three days with working Broadway artists.

Camp Fees:

Total Cost: $225
Add Boxed Lunches for the Week: $40

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