We offer seven or eight one week camps in the summer. Three of these camps are for children between 8 and 15, one is for children 10-15, and three of summer camps are dedicated to those between 5 and 9. Each camp with the older children ends in the public performance of four shows complete with costumes, make-up, sets and theatrical lighting and sound that add a professional and polished look to each production.
The shows range from adaptations of classics such as The Hobbit and The Wizard of Oz to original plays such as Westward Bound and The Sword and the Crystal. Shakespeare, musicals, stories from popular books or movies as well as those based on other cultures are also common themes for the shows produced at theatre camp.
K&K (Kit & Kaboodle) STaGE Theatre camps are one of a kind run by professional directors. It is not unusual for children participate in 15 to 30 of these remarkably affordable camps.
2017 STaGE SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE
***If your child is 8, they must have attended one of our Junior Camps in order to attend an 8-15 camp.***
Registration for our summer camps is now open!
Camp D- Ages 10-15
Camp E- Ages 11-18 OPEN
Whatever Will Be, Will Be OPEN
Aug 7-13; M-F 9:30-3:30
Shows: Aug 11 & 12 @ 7:30, Aug 12 & 13 @ 2:00
Harmony, Rhythm & Dance
Aug 14-18; M-F 9:30-2:30
CAMP SHOW DESCRIPTIONS
Jr. Camp 1, 2 & 3 Ages 5-9
written by Jill Gillina and directed by Megan Banks-Pearsons
It's a bug's life out there and they're not going to take it anymore! You won't want to miss the fun as the bugs of the world unite to demand better treatment! They even plan to bring their caseto Congress to create a Bug's Bill of Rights. So, hold onto your antennae for everyone in this camp will be singing, dancing, and acting their way over anthills and picnic baskets to show the world that Bugs Rule! This fun-filled camp ends in a musical showcase production featuring some of our favorite winged creepy crawlies. It's enough to make you "go buggy"! Showcase for families Friday night at 7:00 pm.
Camp A Ages 8-15
Perils of Storybook High
written and directed by Marilene Allen
Storybook High will never be the same again! Due to budget cuts in the surrounding kingdoms, the school must take in students from neighboring communities. Being the new kid in school is never easy, but try being the daughter of the Evil Queen or the son of Cruella DeVil. You'll soon find out, it's tough to find your own voice. I mean, what are you supposed to do for career day? Factor in exchange students from Frightville High (werewolves and vampires and creatures – oh my), a history teacher named Dr. What who keeps transporting beings from other dimensions to give lectures to his class well, it's enough to drive one batty. Not to mention try outs for blacklight basketball, fairytale creatures from all ten kingdoms (trolls and fairies and princesses –oh my), and suddenly normal goes right out the window. Can they learn to see past their differences? When a crisis arises that threatens the school, will they band together or will they fall apart-literally? If you like monstrous comedy and crazy characters, this is the show for you!
Camp B Ages 8-15
Return to Wonderland
written by Lyle Pearsons and directed by Jaime Pearsons
Something's not quite right in Wonderland and help is needed to find out who is causing everything to be so topsy-turvy. This sequel, to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" follows a young girl's journey back to Wonderland where a transformation has taken place and all the Wonderland inhabitants' lives have been changed because of the "Great Kerplop". Come join the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, and other characters, old and new, at the Queen's 8th square as all of Wonderland marches on to confront the new ruler of the land and his army of rogue pawns. The twists and turns will keep you guessing to the eggciting, uneggspected end.
Camp C Ages 8-15
Cinderella's Many Faces
written by Margie Secora and directed by Megan Banks-Pearsons
We all know the story of Cinderella....or at least we know one version. You may be surprised to learn that the story we know as Cinderella, has been told all around the world in many different languages, reflecting many different cultures. During this camp, we will travel to Russia, France,Korea, Egypt, and back to North America to explore some of the different interpretations of this classic story. We will meet the princes and princesses we are familiar with, as well as a pharaoh, a tzar, and dozens of other new characters as Granny and her kitty, Pumpkin share the fascinatingvariety of one of the world's most beloved stories, Grab your passport and hang onto your glasslippers as we take a whirlwind journey across the globe to share and celebrate the oral tradition that handed these stories down from generation to generation to- you!
Camp D Ages 10-15
Whatever Will Be, Will Be
written and directed by Lyle Pearsons
Shakespeare was born and then he was a young man. What happened in between? History doesn't tell us, but Lyle does in this original play he wrote about Shakespeare's early life. What was his family like? Did he go to school? Did he have a job? Did he have a girlfriend? Why did he go to London? How did he get into theatre? How did he get so smart? All these questions and more are "answered" in this fascinating look into the life and times of the world's greatest writer. To be or not to be...in this camp? That is the question. This camp is geared for the more experienced actor 10-15 years old.
Camp E Ages 11-18
Music Camp: Harmony, Rhythm, and Dance
The very talented Josie Holdsworth, best known for her outstanding choral direction of our annual Christmas and Valentine's shows, returns this summer for another fabulous music camp. As Josie will personalize the musical instruction to match the students who attend, campers from last year will have more to learn, and new campers will fit right in. This camp will give vocal enthusiasts the opportunity to explore the facets of music that give a melody it's body and soul. In a fun, flexible, relaxed atmosphere vocalists will engage in vocal and breathing exercises, explore syncopated rhythms, harmonies and choreography tailored to the group. The musical selections from Broadway, Disney and more that are practiced during the week will be presented on Friday night in a musical variety show. This camp is for 11 to 18 year olds and does require that you sing. While you may only sign up for a total of two acting camps, this camp can be
signed up for as a third camp. Space is limited to 20 campers so don't wait too long to join Josie in this noteworthy camp that is sure to "put a song in your heart" and a smile on your face.
Showcase for families Friday August 18 at 7pm.
Read all about Summer Camp Registration here. Know what you need to have handy and the steps you will have to take before you get started.
Registration begins on April 15 at 8:00 a.m. Registration forms will not be available until that time.
**We understand that these are hard times for everyone, but we hate to see kids miss out on camp. If you need to set up a payment plan in order to pay for camp, call us and speak to Lyle or Marilene. We'd be happy to do all we can to help. **