In these three-week, full-day theatre camps, students will explore a wide range of aspects of what it takes to produce a play, from acting and dance to costume design and marketing, all while learning collaboration, building self-esteem, and exercising their imagination. The camps culminate in a full-scale production on the Hippodrome Mainstage! Camps are 9 am-5pm. Early drop-off begins at 8:40am; pick-up runs through 5:20pm.
For this year’s Summer Spec plays, we’ve chosen to produce C.S. Lewis’ wonderful piece of literature, “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe,” to the stage.
Set in the mythical land of Narnia, a land of talking animals and fascinating creatures, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe tells the story of four childrens’ adventures through a magic wardrobe into the land of Narnia.
There, they learn that they are intended to fulfill an old prophecy and are soon adventuring both to save Narnia and their lives.REGISTRATION CLOSED
This week-long intensive gives students the opportunity to explore the technical aspects of the stage, with exclusive access to the Hippodrome’s Mainstage artists that they don’t normally get during a larger Summer Spectacular camp.
It will cover a wide range of topics, including directing, dramaturgy, production management, lighting design, sound design, costume design, structural design, scenic design, acoustics, theatre engineering, and more. In addition to the Hippodrome’s staff of teaching artists, we will be joined by Artistic Director, Lauren Warhol Caldwell and Lightning Designer in Residence, Robert P. Robins.
Teens enrolled in the Tech Track will take on the technical aspects of the Junior and Teen productions of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe after receiving hands-on instruction from the Hippodrome’s professional production team in lighting and sound design and stage management. They will participate in some of their age group’s workshops, but they will break off into their own sessions to take on the roles of sound & light crew, stage manager and assistant stage manager; and will help design, set cues and operate the technical aspects of the camp productions.
With baskets full of costumes and a trunk full of props, children in this summer camp are encouraged to imagine whole worlds and bring stories to life. During each half-day or full-day camp, your child will be able to paint their stage sets and design their costumes, as well as work together to create their own play! Parents and friends will be invited to the ensemble’s showcase on the second-to-last day of camp. Drop-off is at 9:00 a.m. Pick-up is at 2:00 p.m. for half-day campers and 5:00 p.m. for full-day campers.REGISTER NOW