CHILDREN’S THEATRE WORKSHOP’S 2019 SUMMER PROGRAMS

Unlock your creative side this summer with the Children’s Theatre Workshop!
Day camps, musical theatre camps, and workshops available for ages 4-18!

Registration opens February 15th!
Check back later for some additional summer program listings we’ve got developing!

Day Camps for Ages 4-5

Day Camps for Ages 4-5

For our youngest theatre kids!

Take A Walk On The Wild Side
June 24-28, 2019
9:00-1:00 pm
Campers will channel their inner critter and create wild (and tame!) animal characters using body, voice, costume, and crafts!

Grow!
July 8-12, 2019
9:00-1:00 pm
Campers will combine a love for all things green and growing with performance!

Big and Small, Quiet and Loud
July 22-26, 2019
Opposites will spark campers’ acting and theatre experiences this week! Up and down, left and right, in and out…opposites rule!

Shoes!
August 5-9, 2019
We’re walking a mile in another person’s shoes…literally! Costumes rule this week, creating characters and stories using CTW’s costume stock as inspiration.

Day Camps for ages 6-8

Day Camps for Ages 6-8

The Greatest Show On Earth!
June 10-14, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Campers will try out acting and performance in a circus atmosphere! Campers will explore their talents and tricks and create the Greatest Show On Earth!

The Wizard and I
June 24-28, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Take a trip to Oz with songs from our favorite Wizard of Oz musicals and explore this fantastic land over the rainbow!

Christmas in July?!
July 15-19, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Beat the heat with visions of sugarplums and candy canes in our winter wonderland camp! Things get silly when we combine elves, reindeer, and a certain fella living at the North Pole!

Here There Be Dragons
July 29-August 2, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Grab your sword and shield because we’re going on an adventure! Campers will create daring escapades with props of their own making and see just how far their imaginations can take them!

Day Camps for Ages 9-11

Day Camps For Ages 9-11
Campers will practice acting, audition techniques, design, and improvisation, as well as preparing an informal performance of a short play! Descriptions of each short play are below:

The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield
June 17-21, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Fairfield’s a place where nothing ever happens, at least not since Billy Myers got that nasty papercut a decade ago.  And with the exception of a pair of vain newscasters, a few fringe skywatchers, and a kooky grandfather living in a galactically fantastic past, most townsfolk are okay with their humdrum ways.  Like it or not, though, the winds of change are about to descend on Fairfield faster than a delivery from the town’s famous Flying Saucer Pizza.  A couple of love-struck teens report an alien sighting, and Fairfield finds itself in a frenzy.  Luckily, the members of SAWPE (that’s the Society of Alien Watchers to Protect Earth) are selling tinfoil hats to help protect everyone.  Even the president comes to this sleepy burg, but not everyone in town agrees with his plan to attack the space-traveling Zordonians.  It’ll be up to a brave little girl and her unwavering grandpa to stop a war of the worlds in this ridiculously silly comedy that’s out of this world!

Attack of the Giant Grasshoppers
July 8-12, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
At the science fair, the exhibits are goofy:  vegetarian piranha fish, Hamburger Helper face cream and wrinkle-free bacon.  Unfortunately, Pamela’s green potato project was rejected and she vows revenge.  Meanwhile, on the remote island of Malibula, something awful has happened at the ’Unusual Bug Research Center.’ The once friendly grasshoppers have turned nasty.  What has this to do with the science fair?  The face cream has the grasshoppers as a prime ingredient.  Anyone who slaps on the goop becomes…  no, it’s too horrible to report!  The trapped students pin their hopes for rescue on Captain Cracknuckle and his SWAT team.

Not-So-Grimm Tales
July 22-26, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Here’s a hilarious tongue-in-cheek retelling of classic Grimm fairy tales that feels fresh and contemporary!  A working mother notices her daughter has picked up some not-so-great lessons from the fairy tales she’s been reading, so she sits her down and tells her new, more modern and empowering versions of some of the classics.  In Mom’s new and improved variations, Little Red is an animal rights activist and vegetarian who saves the wolf from the Woodsman; Snow White unionizes the dwarves and overthrows her beauty pageant loving stepmother along with her assistant, Mir’ah; and Cinderella shares her love of angst-filled poetry with Charming and they run off together to live the lives of Bohemian artists.

Chaos in Fairy Tale Forest
August 5-9, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
When Red Riding Hood trips over a root in the forest, she spills her basket of goodies only to encounter Hansel and Gretel wanting her food basket.  They have finished off the gingerbread house and are now running from the witch.  Poor Red is confused — there’s no witch in her story!  But when Bambi scampers in, chased by Robin Hood, who is running from Goldilocks because he shot arrows at her three bears, Red knows the fairy tale forest is in total chaos!  From Snow White to the heartless Tin Man and the Headless Horseman to Rapunzel to the White Rabbit, the story just gets crazier and crazier!  To complicate matters, a Shrek-like Sheriff Ogre tries to shoo away the “legend” characters because they don’t belong in Fairy Tale Forest.  The hysterical stage action builds to a crescendo until all suddenly goes black.  When the lights come up, we realize it was all just a dream…  or was it?

Day Camps for Ages 12-14

Day Camps For Ages 12-14
Campers will practice acting, audition techniques, design, and improvisation, as well as preparing an informal performance of a short play! Descriptions of each short play are below:

The Adventures of Little Red Robin Hood
June 10-14, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
In this madcap mash-up of Robin Hood and Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma may lose her cottage to a developer who wants to cut down Sherwood Forest—but not if her granddaughter, Robin Hood, has anything to say about it. With the help of Robin and her Merry Maidens—and a decidedly friendly Wolf—can Grandma find a way to save the forest and her cottage, and keep her money out of the hands of the Sheriff, Prince John and a conniving Bishop? Farcical plot reversals, slapstick chases, clever disguises, and a money bag that changes hands every other minute make this fast-moving comedy as much fun to perform as it is to watch.

No Body To Murder
July 15-29, 2019
9:00 am-3:00 pm
If you’re looking for a quick comedy that’s easy to produce and full of zany characters, hilarious stage action, and a surprise ending, this one’s for you!  Bad news — in the form of severe thunderstorms and an escaped convict — threatens the guests at the Come On Inn of Nova Scotia.  By the end of the day, gung-ho aerobics instructor Billie Body is mysteriously murdered during a power outage.  Was it the cook’s lemonade that poisoned her, or did someone else have a hand in Body’s death?  Who would have the audacity to commit murder under so many noses?  Inspector Black, on the scene in search of the escaped convict, has his job cut out for him.  As the winds howl, suspicions rage — from Garth the gardener (who weeds with an axe) to an inept doctor on holiday from malpractice suits to a hairdresser who constantly changes her appearance — everyone has a hidden motive to want Billie Body dead.  After all, she does have abs “to die for”!  

Teen Musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Spend your summer honing your triple threat skills with our teen musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood! Our staff will prep students to present their audition, cast the show, and rehearse the musical for a weekend of public performances! For ages 13-18.

June 3-7, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
Audition prep, auditions, casting, rehearsal

June 10-14, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
Rehearsal, costume fittings

June 17-21, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
Rehearsal

June 24-28, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
Rehearsal, adding tech elements, off book

July 1-3, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
Rehearsal, adding tech elements

No rehearsal July 4 or 5, 2019

July 8-12, 2019
1:00-5:00 pm
Tech week, dress rehearsals

July 12, 2019
7:00 pm performance

July 13, 2019
2:00 pm & 7:00 pm performances

July 14, 2019
2:00 pm performance
Strike the set and costumes after the performance

Summer Musical: Seussical

Seussical 

Spend your summer honing your triple threat skills with our summer-long musical theatre program, Seussical! Our staff will prep students to present their audition, cast the show, and rehearse the musical for a weekend of public performances! For ages 10-17.

June 3-7, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon-Fri)
Audition prep and auditions. Cast list released by June 8.

June 10-14, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
Rehearsal, costume fittings

June 17-21, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
Rehearsal

June 24-28, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
Rehearsal

July 1-3, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon/Tues)
Rehearsal

No rehearsal July 4, 2019

July 8-12, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
Rehearsal, off book

July 15-19, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
Rehearsal, adding tech elements

July 22-26, 2019
6:00-8:30 pm (Mon/Tues/Thurs)
Rehearsal, adding tech elements

July 28, 2019
2:00-6:00 pm
Tech rehearsal

July 29-August 1, 2019
6:00-9:00 pm (Mon-Thurs)
Tech week, dress rehearsal

August 2, 2019
1:00 pm and 7:00 pm performances

August 3, 2019
1:00 pm and 7:00 pm performances
Strike set and costumes after performances