Summer Theatre Camps for Youth
May 3, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Two theatre camps for children and youth will be offered this summer
on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University. Contact Summer on Stage Artistic Director
Cristen Monson at email@example.com or visit summeronstage.com for more information.
Spotlight Camp, students ages 12-18, July 18-Aug. 5
Summer on Stage has teamed up with Prairie Fire Theatre’s production of Oklahoma! to offer a performance opportunity for youth. Students ages 12-18 will perform a
60-minute version of Oklahoma! incorporating the set, props and pieces of costumes used in the professional production
mounted by Prairie Fire that same week. The Spotlight Camp will run weekday afternoons
from 1 to 5 p.m. from July 18-Aug. 5 on the Illinois Wesleyan campus. Cost is $275
Students will receive acting, dance and voice instruction and rehearse for three weeks
before presenting a performance for family and friends on Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. in Presser
Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. Students must audition for participation in the camp.
Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, May 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium.
Visit the summeronstagetheatre.com website for audition music and scenes for reading or to register for the audition.
Footlight Camp, grades 1-5, Aug. 1-5
A camp for younger performers focuses on musical theatre and movement. In addition
to acting games and creative exploration, students will learn songs and dance numbers
from the score of Oklahoma Jr. and present a special pre-show performance for family and friends on Aug. 6 at 11
a.m. in Westbrook Auditorium. Students must attend all five days of the camp (9 a.m.
to noon each day) and be available to perform on Aug. 6. The fee is $150 per student.
Because of the popularity of this camp, early registration is encouraged by visiting
the summeronstagetheatre.com website.