Summer Camps

SUMMER THEATER CAMPS

All campers should bring a peanut-free lunch, water bottle, and afternoon snack each day. YAAL provides a refrigerator for items needing to be kept cold. If your child requires medications, asthma inhalers, or an Epi-pen during camp, please contact us after registering. A detailed welcome email will be sent to registered students prior to the start of camp.

The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet

Ages 8 and up

Tuesday, May 29 – Friday, June 1
9am – 3pm each day with a performance on the last day

Director: Christina Stai

Tuition: $150

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare’s tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines — similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script!

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Once Upon a Mattress, the Musical (GTK)

Ages 8 and up

Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 15
9am – 3pm each day with  performances at 7pm on June 15 and 2pm on June 16

Director: Christina Stai
Music Director: Katie Frankforter

Tuition: $310 (includes cast t-shirt & two complimentary show tickets)

If you thought you knew the story of the Princess and the Pea, you may be in for a walloping surprise! Carried on by a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. This adaptation is a part of the Getting to Know series by Rodgers & Hammerstein and is made for young actors.

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Pompadours & Poodle Skirts

Ages 8 and up

Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22
9am – 3pm each day with a performance on the last day

Director: Christina Stai

Tuition: $150

Curtis Jackson, a rock ’n’ roll star, pays an unlikely visit to the humble community of Victor.  Our disguised singing star meets a bundle of wacky characters:  Alex, the all-state football hero who is kidnapped before the big game by a greasy motorcycle gang; Tillie Thompson, the dense waitress who runs the local malt shop; a winsome, yet awkward couple, Wilbur and Bertha, who find mutual love in the stars.  And who can resist rooting on a trio of cheerleaders who can never hold themselves back?  Bring in hysterical impersonations of Elvis and Buddy, topped off with pompadours, poodle skirts, and a sensational score of original rock ’n’ roll songs, and you’ll have a fabulous fifties smash hit.

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Show Choir Camp

Ages 10 and up

Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29
9am – 3pm each day with a performance on the last day

Director: Christina Stai

Tuition: $150

Show choir camp is an opportunity to express yourself through music and dance, make new friends and learn the value of teamwork! Our goal is simply to help you become a better singer, dancer and performer. Limited to youth age 10 and up.

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Theater Tech Camp

Ages 13 and up

Monday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 3
9am – 3pm each day with a performance on the last day

Director: Christina Stai

Tuition: $75

Want to know what happens behind the scenes of plays and musicals? Come learn REAL stage management techniques, how to design a set, how to attack scene painting, and how to design and create lights and sound for a show! This is a creative and advanced course, so come ready to learn!

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Stage Combat Camp

Ages 9 and up

Thursday, July 5 – Friday, July 6
9am – 3pm each day with a demonstration for parents on the last day at 3pm

Instructor: Christina Stai

Tuition: $75

Come learn fighting techniques from stage and screen, in this class you will be able to wow your friends with your knowledge of stage fighting terminology, police techniques, kicks, slaps, punches, jumps and definitely a nerf gun war! You will learn how to keep yourself and your friends safe, all the while looking like Chuck Norris himself! Sign up with a sparring partner, and let’s get to fighting! Please note that students must be at least 9 years old in order to participate.

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Z-Day, a Zombie Love Story set to music from Grease

Ages 8 and up

Monday, July 9 – Friday, July 20
9am – 3pm each day with performances at 7pm on July 20 and 2pm on July 21

Director: Christina Stai

Tuition: $310 (includes cast t-shirt & two complimentary show tickets)

Phil and Jen come from different worlds, well, let’s just say Jen isn’t a zombie. In this action packed musical, we follow two star crossed lovers and their friends through the trials of being in love, with one beating heart! Will they overcome the expectations of their parents? Why does Syd have a bucket on her head! Come audition and find out!

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High School Musical, Jr.

Ages 8 and up

Monday, July 23 – Friday, August 3 *Please note that auditions will take place at time TBA on July 21 & 22*
9am – 3pm each day with performances at 7pm on August 3 and 2pm on August 4

Director: Christina Stai

Tuition: $310 (includes cast t-shirt & two complimentary show tickets)

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

THIS CAMP IS FULL AND CLOSED TO REGISTRATION.

 

Ages 8 and up

Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10
9am – 3pm each day with a performances on the last day

Director: Christina Stai

Tuition: $150

This goofy pirate play is a treasure chest full of silliness with cheerleader mermaids, ghosts, smugglers, and lobsters as comic stagehands!  As the famous pirate Long John Silver lies on his deathbed, he sends for his sons, Red Beard and Black Beard, and his daughter, No Beard.  Alas, his offspring didn’t inherit their father’s pirating skills!  Luckily, each bumbling pirate has a “smee” as an assistant, because their father sends them off to find the three keys to the treasure chest that holds his life’s treasure.  The children and their respective smees dash off to adventures, for whoever finds the keys first will inherit the booty!

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"To be an actor you have to be a child." — Paul Newman