Summer Theatre Experience

Daily classes in a one-week session from Monday through Friday, our summer camps are for theatre fans entering grades K through 12. Offering our younger theatre students half-day session and full day sessions for middle and high schoolers. Students will learn about performance techniques, movement, vocal and improvisational games that explore the fundamentals of theatre taught by our professional teaching artists.
Theatre Camp

2020 Theatre Experience Details 

  • Grades K-12
  • Session 1 Dates: Jun 1-5
  • Session 2 Dates: Jun 8-12

Registration Closes: June 1, 2020

Our Opportunities 

Stories on stage About 

9am – 12pm

Based on classic, well-known stories, our Stories On Stage camps features one-week sessions that culminate in a showcase for family and friends to enjoy! Campers will explore storybook characters from stories such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and more! Students will share what they learned at the end of the week with family and friends.

Price

Grades K-2 | $187.50 (Early Bird $150) per session

Save! Register & Pay by May 15, 2020 to receive Early Bird Discount.

Sessions

  • Session 1 | ALICE IN WONDERLAND  | Mon, Jun 1 – Fri, Jun 5

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and explore Wonderland characters with your friends while learning about character development and story structure. Build your confidence as you expand your imagination and literacy skills. “Yes, that's it! said the Hatter with a sigh, it's always tea time.”

  • Session 2 | WINNIE THE POOH | Mon, Jun 8 – Fri, Jun 12

Join everyone’s favorite good-natured, honey-loving bear, Winnie The Pooh, as and his friends as you explore the Hundred Acre Wood while learning character development and story structure. Young performers will learn beginning ensemble skills as they take away lessons on love, trust and friendship through this classic children’s book.

 Grades K-2 SCHEDULE

  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome and announcements
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Group warm-up
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Storybook creative play
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Snack
  • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Storybook creative play
  • 11:30 – 11:50 a.m. | Theatre games
  • 11:50 – 12:00 p.m.  | Pack-up and dismissal

Storytellers About

It’s not all just fun and games and swords—well-choreographed stage combat scenes can dramatically enhance the story of a play. Our young storytellers will learn the basics of stage combat from comedic physical gags to how to push, punch, kick, fall and move in a safe and theatrical way. Ultimately, students will discover and explore how stage combat can enhance and contribute to the story being told.

Price

Grades 3-6 | $312.50 (Early Bird $250) per session

Save! Register & Pay by May 15, 2020 to receive Early Bird Discount.

Sessions 

  • Session 1 | PRANKS, PUNCHES AND PRATFALLS | Hours 9am-3pm

This class offers an environment to learn and develop skills in comedy and the creation of physical gags or “Schtick”. Using slaps, kicks, rolls, trips, pokes, and the art of the pratfall, students will create hilarious situations of comic conflict. Students learn elements and structure taken from the classic cinema as well as contemporary physical comedy. Learn to be funny within your body all while being safe with yourself and your scene partners. Students will share what they learned at the end of the week with family and friends.

  •  Session 2 | HEROES AND VILLAINS | Hours 9am-3pm

Take part in a battle of epic proportions at Heroes and Villains summer camp.  Whether your ambition is to save the world or takeover the world this camp is for you.  Learn about character development, basic stage combat and storytelling as you create your own superhero or supervillain and fight for the fate of us all. Students will share what they learned at the end of the week with family and friends.

 Grades 3-6 SCHEDULE

  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome and announcements
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Group warm-up
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | Theatre games
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Snack
  • 10:30 – 12:00 p.m. | Stage Combat
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Group warm-up
  • 12:45 – 2:15 p.m. | Stage Combat
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Snack
  • 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. | Theatre games
  • 2:50 – 3:00 p.m. | Pack-up and dismissal

Musical theatre About 

Hours 9am-3pm

Using different, inspiring Tony winning Broadway musicals from past and present, young performers will explore solos, duets and full musical numbers during two weeks of theatrical fun and friendship. This flexible format allows us to create a very personal experience for our students, helping them to grow and take on specific challenges. It's the perfect camp for kids who want to explore different musical theater styles, shows and choreography. Students will put all their new skills together in two public performances at Fern Street Theatre that will be made up of large group numbers, duets and more as the entire company sings some of the greatest songs in musical theatre.

Price

Grades 7-12 | $412.50 (Early Bird $375) two-week camp

Save! Register & Pay by May 15, 2020 to receive Early Bird Discount.

Sessions 

  • Session 1 | Broadway THEN

Guys and Dolls Tony 1951 Best Musical

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying 1962 Best Musical

  • Session 2 | Broadway NOW

Hamilton 2016 Best Musical

Dear Evan Hansen 2017 Best Musical

Grades 7-12 SCHEDULE

  • 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Welcome and announcements
  • 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. | Group warm-up & theatre games
  • 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Vocal rehearsal
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Snack
  • 10:45 – 12:30 p.m. | Choreography rehearsal
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Vocal rehearsal
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. | Snack
  • 2:15 – 2:50 p.m. | Choreography rehearsal
  • 2:50 – 3:00 p.m. | Pack-up and dismissal

 


 

Registration

 PLEASE USE A SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR EACH CHILD. 

 

Print Registration 

Please print out our Fall Session registration HERE with a check and mail to:

Palm Beach Atlantic University Children’s Theatre

Becky Saunders

PO Box 24708

West Palm Beach, FL 33416

 

Online Registration

Online registration  Production is a two step process. Part I: Student Information & Part II: Payment. Please complete Part I before completing Part II.

Part I: Student Information

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND HOLD HARMLESS
In the event of an accident or illness, I understand that every reasonable effort will be made to contact a parent/guardian immediately. However, if I am unavailable, I authorize the PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY CHILDREN’S THEATRE staff to secure emergency medical care for my child as needed. Although I understand that PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERISTY CHILDREN’S THEATRE will make every reasonable effort to provide a safe environment, I am fully aware of the special dangers and risks inherent in participating in theatre arts, which may include physical injury or other consequences arising or resulting from the program. Being fully aware of these risks, I hereby consent to my child’s participation in this program and agree to hold the PALM BEACH ATLANTICU UNIVERSITY and PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNVIERSITY CHILDREN’S THEATRE staff harmless in any event.
PHOTO/VIDEO/RECORDING CONSENT AND RELEASE 

I, the undersigned, am the parent or guardian of my minor child named below, with full authority, herein to give this legally-binding Release to Palm Beach Atlantic University, Inc. (“PBA”), individually and on behalf of my minor child. For valuable consideration received, I, individually and on behalf of my minor child, hereby consent to and authorize PBA, and those acting pursuant to its authority, to:

(a) Record my likeness and voice on a video, audio, photographic, digital, electronic or any other medium. (b) Use my name in connection with these recordings. (c) Publish, re-publish, adapt, exploit, exhibit, perform, reproduce, edit, modify, make derivative works, distribute, display or otherwise use or re-use in any medium including, but not limited to, print publications, video tapes, DVD, CD-ROM, Internet/WWW, these recordings for any purpose that PBA, and those acting pursuant to its authority, deem appropriate, including, but not limited to, promotional or advertising efforts.

I release PBA and those acting pursuant to its authority from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right I may have in connection with such use. I understand that all such recordings, in whatever medium, shall remain the property of PBA. I represent and warrant that I am the parent or legal guardian of my minor child and am fully competent and authorized to execute this Release. I have read and fully understand the terms of this Release.

 

 

Part II: Payment