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DCT Jr. is a comprehensive, immersive theatre experience for young actors, supported by a professional creative staff of directors and
designers at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in downtown Bridgeport. Both sessions will step through the phases of creating a musical,
starting with the initial audition and followed by a multi-week rehearsal process. The programs will culminate in two exciting weekends of
performances where family and friends can enjoy the students’ hard work as it comes together live on the Cabaret Stage. No previous
experience required.
WHAT WE WILL DO EACH DAY: The day will begin with vocal and physical warm-ups, and then we will rehearse the show until lunch. After
lunch, we will play theatre games that teach participants about improvisation, focus, confidence, and character building. We will also teach
theatre technique, including projection, diction, as well as some dance and voice technique. For the younger children, we will also spend
some time building some props and costumes for the show.
BYE BYE BIRDIE (Entering grades 6-12 in Fall 2016): A timeless classic! Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the 60’s ever to be
drafted. Aspiring chemist and songwriter Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry his girlfriend Rosie if he gets Conrad on the
Ed Sullivan show to kiss a high school girl goodbye.” A NOTE ON CASTING: Based on demand, if attendance is strong we may double cast
the show. Regardless, each student is guaranteed two performances in their role.
PRINCESS AND THE PEA (Entering grades 1-6 in Fall 2016): A DCT Original! When a handsome young prince falls in love with an unknown
princess, there is only one way to prove she is true royalty. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, this new retelling of the classic
story is filled with music, fun, and a few surprises along the way.  A NOTE ON CASTING: Based on demand, if attendance is strong we may
double cast the show. Regardless, each student is guaranteed two performances in their role.
DCT RISING STARS: In addition to starring in BYE BYE BIRDIE and PRINCESS AND THE PEA, our participants will also star in an open mic
night where they can showcase their talents by performing scenes and songs from their favorite musicals and plays! This performance will
involve both age groups and be an excellent chance to show off and play parts they’ve always wanted to play!
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The Madhatters Theatre Company's Junior Summer Camp: Little Rascals, the musical comedy
July 25th thru 29th 2016 at Chester Meeting House
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm with performance at 2pm on Friday
Cost for week $350.00.  Open to ages 6 thru 12 years
Registration opens February 1st, 2016 by e-mailing
This timeless story begins with Spanky, who is the president of the "He-Man Woman Haters Club" with many school-aged boys from around
the neighborhood as members. His best friend, Alfalfa, has been chosen as the driver for the club's prize-winning go-kart, called "The Blur",
in the annual Soap Box Derby style race. However, when the announcement is made, Alfalfa is nowhere to be found. The boys catch Alfalfa
in the company of Darla -- "a girl!" Alfalfa isn't like his friends because he's in love with Darla, and unfortunately threatens the very existence
of their "boys only" club. The club's members try their hardest to break the two apart, eventually causing their beloved clubhouse to burn
down. Darla is mistakenly led by her girlfriends to believe Alfalfa feels ashamed of her, so she turns her attentions to Waldo, the new rich kid
whose father is an oil tycoon. Further trouble ensures when their prized go-cart "The Blur" is stolen by local neighborhood bullies Butch and
This wonderful comedy offers numerous roles for both boys and girls with lots of dialogue for everyone.  So join us for this fun summer

Madhatter's Senior Summer Camp     
The Roaring Twenties, the musical
August 1st thru 5th
Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm at Chester Meeting House with 2pm performance on Friday.
Open to ages 13 and over.  Cost $350.00.
Registration opens February 1st, 2016 by e-mailing
The Roaring Twenties was such a colorful decade who could resist it!  Come celebrate the era and meet Polly Pepper, a young flapper who
really knows how to live in the time of Stutz Bearcat automobiles, Ziegfield girls, raccoon coats, ukuleles, beauty contests, goldfish
swallowers, and gangsters.  Polly’s about to turn 18 and will then inherit a fabulous diamond necklace called the ’Ice Garden.’ She’s
planning a madcap birthday party and inviting all her pals.  However, with a friend like Susan Stuyvesant-Fish, she doesn’t need any
enemies! Polly’s new boyfriend, Buck Wayne, wouldn’t miss the birthday bash for anything, even if he has to land his private plane on the
lawn of the polo grounds.  But there’s trouble ahead!  Mobsters are planning to grab the necklace. But thanks to Polly, they’re defeated in
uproarious fashion.


New Haven Academy of Performing Arts is happy to announce ,NEW for this year we are adding in an additional summer theatre program
for kids 7-17 . Join us for 3 weeks from June27th through July 17 9 am to 3pm to put together this fantastic AWARD WINNING MUSICAL.
Register online today at:

✩ WINNER! 2011 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival, NYC ✩
MUSICVILLE takes you on an adventure with Maiden Melody and Radical Rhythm as they attempt to save their town from the Sorcerer of
Silence. On their quest to the Castle of Composition, they pass through the Desert of Doo-wop, the Ocean of Opera, and the Terrible Terrain
of Tango meeting musical friends and foes along the way. Their journey teaches them about new kinds of music, overcoming obstacles,
and the importance of working together!
Three week Musical Theatre WorKshop. Ages 7 to 17.
Kids will sing, dance and act, and build memories that will last for a life time.

New Haven Academy of Performing Arts and Broadway Dance proudly present :
“ A Touch of Broadway” A Musical Revue

An exciting Three Week Performing Arts Workshop designed for boys and girls ages 8-17.
These three weeks will include classes in Acting, Singing, Dancing and Theatre Games led by top industry professionals. We will finish the
workshop with an AMAZING stage production performed by the students. Come and enjoy with your friends and family.

July18th - August7th
9am - 3pm
Performances August 6th and 7th

Register in person or online at

Regular cost $499
Register early by March 31st $399 (save $100)

For more Information:
597 Main Street 2nd Floor
East Haven, CT 06512
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The Whitney Players Theater Company is holding a two week Summer theater Program this summer from June 27th to July 8th at the
Hamden Middle School.  The program is from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Children 7 to 17 are invited to participate in a
program which will cover all aspects of theater including music, dance, acting, theater games, costuming and set design.  The program will
culminate with two performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,  Jr. on Saturday, July 9th at 2 PM and 7:00 PM.  This program is
sponsored by the Hamden Arts, Recreation and Culture Department and is being directed by Cindy Simell-Devoe and choreographed by
Joan Christensen and Jaclyn Ianniello. For more info, call 203-281-6007.


Oddfellows Playhouse - 28th Annual CHILDREN’S CIRCUS!
NEW FULL-DAY Program only!

•        NEW THIS YEAR – Everyone, including Advanced Circus Program, MUST register through Kids Arts at the City of Middletown’s website
•        Full-day Five-week summer program,
•        Ages: entering Grade 3 through age 15
•        Days/Dates: Mon – Fri, June 27 – July 29 Performance: Friday, July 29, 5 p.m. (raindate: Sat., July 30, 5 p.m.)
•        Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•        Place: Spencer School
•        Circus Director: Jason Leinwand
•        Enrollment Limit: 125 PARTICIPANTS TOTAL (Including Advanced Circus Program)
•        Register online or pick up a registration form at the City’s Arts Office or at the Playhouse
•        Financial Assistance available for Middletown residents
Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater presents the 28th Annual Children’s Circus of Middletown. This 5-week, interdisciplinary, FULL-DAY
program, culminates in a spectacular outdoor circus performance before a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators!
WHAT’S NEW? Our new FULL-DAY programming affords greater opportunities for kids to try new skills, work with guest artists, create
original performance pieces, build community, and play! This program blends a traditional summer day camp with the excitement of an
immersive, arts-based environment. It is both rewarding and fun for everyone!  Visit for additional information.


We're accepting registration for our wildly popular, ridiculously entertaining theatre camps in Milford! Pantochino

Our 100% original camps feature an unmatched experience where young actors learn, rehearse and perform a brand new musical in just
five days!

Four One-Week Sessions for young actors age 7 to 13 years old.
Limited to 30 campers per week, our one-of-a-kind camps fill up very quickly. Visit our website right now,
camps/ for more information.


Exciting age appropriate summer/camp theatre performance programs offered by The Summer Theatre of New Canaan, CT’s professional
regional summer theatre company and
The Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan. Performances, classes and rehearsals are
held at the Performing Arts Conservatory Theatre, or the Waveny Park Tent Theatre. Contact Melody Libonati at with any

1-Week Musical Theatre Performance Camps.
Students rehearse and perform the selected musical show - learning the songs, staging, choreography and present a costumed
performance to family and friends in the Conservatory Theatre on their final day. All camp classes are 90 minutes in the mornings. Tuition
$250  More info or to register online go to

ANNIE June 27 - July 1     
entering 1st - 3rd grade    9:00 - 10:30
entering 4th - 6th grade  10:45 - 12:15

FROZEN  July 5 - July 8   
entering  K & 1st grade 9:00 - 10:30  
entering  2nd & 3rd grade 10:45 - 12:15

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL  July 11 - July 15   
entering  1st - 3rd grade   9:00 - 10:30
entering  4th - 6th grade  10:45 - 12:15

CINDERELLA July 18 – July 22   
entering   K & 1st  grade    9:00 - 10:30
entering  2nd & 3rd grade 10:45 - 12:15

SOUND OF MUSIC July 25 – July 29    
entering 1st - 3rd  grade  9:00 - 10:30
entering 4th - 6th  grade 10:45 - 12:15

DramaRamas - Theatre program for children with Special Needs on weekends
June 5-27th -The award-winning DramaRamas program now in its 7th year provides performance opportunities for children, ages 8-18, with
special needs. Each summer, the DramaRamas rehearse and perform with the personal support of professional actors an abridged
version of one of STONC's summer shows. This season it is Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.The professional actors and staff
each mentor a child to help interpret and perform the roles. The DramaRamas meet for a series of 60 or 90 minute rehearsals on
weekends in June to learn the music, rehearse scenes and choreography and then perform the musical on stage at the Summer Theatre of
New Canaan's Tent Theatre at Waveny Park in New Canaan. Rolling limited enrollment.  More information and to register go to
Rehearsal/performance schedule:
June 5th: 10-11:30am,  
June 11: 9-10:30am,
June 12: 10-11:30am,
June 18: 9-10:30am,
June 19:  10-11:30am,
June 25:  10-11am (attend TYA performance),  
June 26: 11am-1pm (Waveny Park Tent Theatre),
June 21:  1:30-4pm (Waveny Park Tent Theatre),
Public Performance:  June 27th,1:30-4pm with 4:00-5pm.   
Program Tuition: $495   (need based scholarships available)
More info and to register go to:

3-week afternoon theatre camp for middle school age students
July 5-22 - The Summer Theatre Junior Company:  For children entering 5th -9th grades.  
Students will rehearse and perform the new musical Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Professional creative team from theatre company produces.  
Monday - Friday afternoons. Public performance July 22 at the Waveny Park Tent Theatre.
Rolling online registration limited to first 30 students. Placement auditions April 2 and May 7,  3:30-5pm
at the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan.  Tuition: $850    (Partial need based scholarships may be available)
More info and to register go to:

3-week High School Theatre Intensive
July 11-29  For students entering grades 10-12. In this acting and performance based program, all students receive a theatrical immersion
of classes, workshops and training in a variety of disciplines such as Shakespeare,musical theatre, dancing, design, clowning, stage
combat voice and speech, audition prep and devising theatre. All classes are taught by professional working actors, designers, directors,
choreographers stage managers, puppeteers, music directors and technical directors. Students see all Summer Theatre shows and attend
a Broadway show with backstage tour.  Classes Monday through Friday 10am-4pm.   Tuition: $1500  (Partial need based scholarships may
be available) More info or to register got to


Audubon Arts at Neighborhood Music School is perfect for kids who love music, drama, dance, art, and FUN!

A few openings remain for children ages 11-17, but the spots are going fast!

Session dates are June 27- July 15 and July 18 - August 5.  Participants ages 11 - 14 can come for one session or both. Theatre Group
students ages 15 - 17 participate in a full six-week session, with final concluding performances.

Our day runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with early drop off and extended day options available.

Questions? Visit our website at: or contact Gillian Eversman at or 203.624.5189

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Elm Shakespeare
invites children ages 7-13 to jump into Shakespeare's magical world at the Elm Shakespeare Players Camp. Students
spend two weeks immersed in an imaginative, supportive, and fun environment taking interactive classes in acting, clowning, stage combat,
voice, movement, and theatrical design – all while rehearsing a 30-minute version of one of Shakespeare's plays. Campers become their
own Resnaissance Theatre Troupe, creating costumes, props, and backdrops to create a kid-driven final performance for friends and family
on the last day of camp.

There are two 2 week sessions. Session 1: June 20-July 1 at Southern CT State University Lyman Center for Performing Arts at 501
Crescent Avenue, New Haven

Session 2: July 11-22
On Campus of University of New Haven at 300 Boston Post Rd., West Haven

SCSU Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at 501 Crescent Avenue, New Haven

St. Thomas Day School at 830 Whitney Avenue in East Rock, New Haven

Tuition is $595
Scholarships are available!

For additional information and registration please go to!esc-players-camp/tli35


Enrollment for Summer Theatre Arts Programs for Kids, 5-16

The Newington Children’s Theatre Company (NCTC), CT’s longest running nonprofit children’s theatre, is excited to announce enrollment is
open for their Summer Theatre Arts Program, for ages 5-16. NCTC’s Summer Theatre Arts Programs give participants the opportunity to
learn and strengthen their theatre skills by working with professional acting, dance and music instructors. Programs 1, 3 and 4 culminate in
fully-produced public productions. For sessions 1, 3 & 4: All participants enrolled will be cast in the show.

Session One: June 20-26, 2016, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids!  
Ages 8-16; Full-day (9am-4pm), Monday-Friday. Auditions by appointment: June 14 & 15. Cost: $275
Ages 5-8; Half-day (9am-12pm), Monday-Friday. No auditions required. Cost: $125
Public performances: June 24-26 (Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm).

Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids is a fur-raising adventure! Pet owners Roger and Anita live happily in
London with their Dalmatians Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former
classmate the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat.

Session Two: June 27-June 30, 2016. Workshop “Week”
Ages 8-16; Full-day (9-4pm); Monday: Voice, Tuesday: Acting, Wednesday: Create-A-Play, Thursday: Dance. $50 per day or $185 for all four.
Ages 5-7; Half-day (9am-12pm); Monday: Acting, Tuesday: Voice, Wednesday: Dance, Thursday: Create-A-Play. $25 per day or $90 for all

Session Three: July 5-24, Into the Woods Jr.
Ages 8-16; Full-day (9am-4pm), Monday-Friday. Cost: $750
Public Performances: July 22-24 (Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm).

Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their
groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into The Woods JR. features all of your favorite charactersCinderella, Little Red Riding Hood,
Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch in this lyrically rich re-telling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

Session Four: July 25-August 7, Cinderella
Ages 8-16; Full-day (9am-4pm), Monday-Friday. Cost: $495
Ages 5-8; Half-day (9am-12pm); August 1-7, Monday-Friday. No auditions required. Cost: $125
Public performances: August 5-7 (Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm).

Join us for this fabulous musical adaptation of the timeless fairy tale. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and
step-sisters but with the help of her mice friends and the fairy godmother, Cinderella dances at the ball, but will she make it home before

Space is limited. Registration is required. Before and after care is available daily. Sibling discounts are available. All programs, rehearsals
and performances will take place at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Registration
forms are available online ( or at the theatre. For more information, please call 860.666.NCTC


Summer Camp 2016 -  Performing Arts Academy of CT, 185 Boston Post Road, 203-936-8567
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The ArtKid's Summer Camp program at Stamford's Palace Theatre features two performance based programs taught by renowned
professionals, each lasting a week long.

July 11-15: CIRCUS CAMP
Morning Session: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $330

Day Session: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: $360
Suggested ages 10-16

*Please Note:
Suggested ages of participants are 7-12 unless otherwise noted
Supervised Lunch: 12:30 - 1:00 pm
To sign up and take advantage of exclusive discounts, click here:
For more information, contact Carol Bryan at


The Mandell JCC Theater Camp is a full-day theatre camp experience for students entering grades 3-8. This year’s production is Shrek, Jr.
Direction by Carolyn Mostel Weiser. Camp dates are June 20 – July 17.

Our day begins at 9 am and concludes at 4 pm. Every day, we rehearse for our show — Shrek, Jr., as well as enjoy theatre games, character
building, vocal and diction exercises, and Broadway style dance. We have free swim every day and spend time outside as well. Campers
bring lunch or order, and we provide afternoon snack.

For registration information, visit or call 860-236-4571.ery day and spend time outside as well. Campers bring lunch or
order, and we provide afternoon snack.

For registration information, visit or call 860-236-4571.
THe Mandell JCC is located at 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford.