Summer Camps June – August 2018
Summer Stars: Masks Mime and Music (Ages 4-5)
June 25 – 29, 2018
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This camp will explore acting without the use of students’ voices. Combining the art of mask making, telling a story through pantomime, and creative movement to music, students will showcase their ability to play a character in a story without using their voices. This week will be filled with acting, dancing, creative movement and visual arts. A great imagination is required for this exciting camp! On the final day, students will showcase their work for family and friends.
Musical Theater Intensive (Ages 12-16)
Boys & Girls Ages 12 – 16
June 25 – 29, 2018
Monday – Friday, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
The triple threat! Acting – Singing – Dancing. Put your musical theater skills to work as you learn, improve, and grow with a director/musical director and choreographer who will introduce you to essential dancing, singing, and acting skills. Each day students will work on integrating dialogue, songs, and dance into cohesive scenes, while learning how to use dance and music to develop strong characters and engaging scenes. Students will rehearse and perform Broadway scenes and songs/dances as an ensemble for family and friends on the final day of the camp.
Summer Stars Performance Camp: (Ages: completed grade K5 -entering 8th Grade)
Sherlock Holmes and the Teacher’s Pet
Ages: completed grade K5 – entering 8th Grade
Camp 1 (Studio Theater Performance maximum of 25 students)
June 18 – 23, 2018
Camp 2 (Furlan Auditorium Performance maximum of 45 students)
July 30 – August 4, 2018
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday Performances at 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
All students must attend both performances
It’s elementary, my dear Watson! Elementary school, that is…. Star in Sunset’s original production of Sherlock Holmes and the Teacher’s Pet. Join Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, a Mysterious Girl, and a cast of characters as they solve Holmes’ first case. The adventure will require a fabulous cast of boys and girls. Campers will learn about auditioning and then audition for our play (everyone is cast). Next, participants will hone their acting, singing, and dancing skills and have a lot of fun rehearsing the production. They will also have the opportunity to design and build costumes, props, and set pieces. Finally, campers will perform our production of Sherlock Holmes and the Teacher’s Pet on Saturday for family and friends.
Summer Stars Performing Arts Camp (Ages 6 - 8 & 9 -11 & 12 - 15)
July 9 – 21
Ages 6 – 8, 9 – 11, 12 – 15
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 3:15
July 21 rehearsal at 9:00 performance at 10:30
Be a star this summer and come to our Summer Stars at Sunset Camp. Each class meets Monday through Friday for two weeks. Take one, two, three, or four classes to fill your summer days between 9:00 – 3:15. There will be a performance on the morning of Saturday, July 21 showcasing each class and all students, followed by a camp BBQ potluck, so mark your calendars. Min/max for each class is 6/15 – so register now!
One Class $125 Two Classes $250
Three Classes $325 All Four Classes $400
|9:00 – 10:15||10:30 – 11:45||12:30 – 1:45||2:00 – 3:15|
|6 – 8||Once Upon A Time||Masks Mime & Music||Musical Theater||Make a Scene|
|9 – 11||Musical Theater||Action! Act!||Make a Scene||Incredible Improv|
|12 – 15||Comedy Camp||Make a Scene||Incredible Improv||Musical Theater|
Summer Camp Class Descriptions
Once Upon A Time
This class is designed to ignite the playwrights and actors in us all. You’ll learn how to create a believable character, basic theater terminology, and how to build a scene. Students will create their own characters and then rehearse an original skit complete with dialogue, costumes, and props to perform for family and friends.
Masks Mime & Music
Combining the art of mask making, telling a story through pantomime, and creative movement to music, students will showcase their ability to play a character in a story without using their voices. This week will be filled with acting, dancing, creative movement, and visual arts. Students will showcase their work.
This class introduces vocal technique, movement, and acting skills through some of Broadway’s most popular musicals. Working on material from the Great White Way will build the confidence and skill of young performers. Students will put their singing, dancing, and acting skills together for a Broadway showcase. Explore the magic of musical theater!
Make a Scene
This energetic acting class introduces students to warm-ups, stage direction, theater etiquette, scene work and more while learning ensemble-building skills and gaining self-confidence. Discover how to use your body and voice to create a convincing character and work together to tell a story. Students will work as an ensemble to perform a scene from a play.
Students will develop ideas for their own commercials, creating their own original product to sell. Using only the kids’ ideas, the instructor will put their work into a commercial script. Students will then perform their commercials live.
Improv means creating unscripted stories, scenes, and characters in the moment and on the spot. It’s fun, challenging, and a great way to practice teamwork on the stage (and off). In this class you will learn the “rules” of improv, and you will practice the skills that make an improvised scene really click. This class is designed to build confidence and foster creative thinking through the art of improvisation. Students will highlight their favorite improvisation games for the showcase.
Work out your comic timing and lose yourself laughing! This course will focus on both the performance and writing skills of sketch comedy. Students will use theater games, improvisation, and a variety of writing exercises to explore their role as comedic actor and writer. They will work with each other and the instructors to write and create original sketch comedies. Students will perform their original skits during the showcase.