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Camp Melodrama

Welcome to Camp Melodrama!

Camp Melodrama, our summer performing arts workshop for children ages 7-17, will return for its 23rd year. Enrollment is open now – reserve space early as this great program always fills up! Click the blue ribbon at the upper right corner of this webpage for our Camp brochure and enrollment form.

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Why Camp Melodrama?

Camp Melodrama was created to fulfill the requests of the community to provide wide-ranging instruction in theatre arts for young people. The camp has given exciting and creative summer experiences to hundreds of students as they learn about and create first-hand, the magic of live theatre. Camp Melodrama is taught by working professionals, from across the country and living locally, who bring real life experience to camp participants.

 

For the first time Camp Melodrama is offering two camp experiences. From July 17-28 the Melodrama hosts the Young Kid’s Camp. For kids age 7-12, the camp focuses on strengthening self-discipline and cooperation, enhancing creativity, and nurturing self-esteem and satisfaction. The camp also covers all aspects of stage performance and helps sharpen public speaking skills. Running from 9 am to 1 pm, and featuring a closing performance for family and friends, the camp is a highlight of the summer. The price for the two week camp is $350, or $325 for returning students or the second student in a family.

New this year for more advanced students aged 12-17, the Melodrama hosts the Summer Conservatory Intensive. This week-long immersion program is designed for the more experienced actor wishing to deeply explore Audition Technique, Musical Theatre or Shakespeare, and work closely with professional actors who will base the curriculum on the needs of individual students. The camp closes with showcase performances for local theatre professionals and friends and families. Space is limited strictly to 20 actors. The Melodrama encourages those interested in participating to apply early. This week long intensive runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and is priced at $275, with a $25 discount for previous camp attendees.

 

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