Grades 6-8

Grades refer to Fall 2019. AM and PM camps may be purchased together to create a full day which includes a supervised lunch hour. Extended Care available.

 

World Premiere camps focus on creating original scenes or plays through acting exercises, group brainstorm, and improvisation.
Musical Jam
camps bring stories to life through musical theatre. Students will devise a musical with original songs, choreography, and characters.
Showtime
camps rehearse and perform from existing scripts and/or musical scores.
Actor’s Lab
camps focus on technique-based exercises to strengthen ensemble and individual craft.
Don’t miss our Partnership Camps and Performance Opportunities!



Actor’s Lab: Musical Theatre from Hamilton & Acting (Grades 6 – 8)

Challenge yourself with two classes in one week! Spend half the day in Acting, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, utilizing tactics, and creating dynamic characters. In Musical Theatre, work with a music director and choreographer to strengthen vocal technique and expand dance skills to songs from a Tony Award®-winning musical. Content Advisory: Hamilton themes include adultery, death, deception, and war; contains mature language and innuendo.

Dates: June 10 – 14
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: H-F61
Tuition: $315

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Showtime: Shakespearean Death Scenes (Grades 7 – 12)

Poisoned daggers, venomous snakes, wine barrel drownings, and more—nobody does pain and death quite like William Shakespeare! Exploring scenes ranging from the tragic downfalls of heroes, to the slapstick pratfalls of clowns, delve into the best of the Bard’s verbal sparring and physical violence.

Dates: June 10 – 14
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: S-F71
Tuition: $290

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Showtime: Blue Stockings (Grades 7 – 12)

In 1890’s England, a Cambridge education is nearly impossible to achieve…especially if you’re a woman and are not allowed to earn a degree. Using scenes from this contemporary feminist play, develop acting technique and explore themes of sacrifice, the value of education, heartache, and above all, how to fight for what you deserve.

Dates: June 17 – 21
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: B-F72
Tuition: $290

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Showtime: Into the Woods (Grades 6 – 8)

Heralded as some of the most difficult music in the musical theatre canon, Stephen Sondheim weaves beloved fairytales into a sinister and poignant story about love, family, and fear. Focus on both acting skills and musical theatre technique as you work from this Tony Award®-winning musical.

Dates: June 17 – 21
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: I-F62
Tuition: $315

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Actor’s Lab: Musical Theatre from Wicked & Acting (Grades 6 – 8)

Challenge yourself with two classes in one week! Spend half the day in Acting, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, utilizing tactics, and creating dynamic characters. In Musical Theatre, work with a music director and choreographer to strengthen vocal technique and expand dance skills to songs from a Tony Award®-winning musical.

Dates: June 24 – 28
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: W-F631
Tuition: $315

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World Premiere: Dr. Who (Grades 6 – 8)

What if you were the newest Doctor? Where would your TARDIS take you? Focus on acting, playwriting, and monologue technique as you develop group scenes and solo performance pieces inspired by everybody’s favorite Time Lord.

Dates: June 24 – 28
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: D-F632
Tuition: $290

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Performance Opportunity – Junior Intensive: Mary Poppins, JR. (Grades 5 – 9)

In this musical based on the classic Disney film, the Banks children believe they can outlast any nanny that comes their way—until Mary Poppins arrives! Through adventure, magic, and pure common sense, Mary Poppins teaches the Banks family the wonders of a “spoonful of sugar” and the importance of valuing each other.

Theatre Arts Training’s performance opportunities are specifically designed for students who have a demonstrated commitment to their craft as performers and display a positive attitude in their work. Students work with like-minded peers and industry professionals to produce a musical. The Junior Intensive perform on our Cargill Stage.

Performances:
July 26 and 27 at 7pm
July 27 and 28 at 3pm
Dates: July 2 – 28 (no rehearsals July 4 – 5)
Times: 9:15am – 4:15pm
Tuition: $650

BY AUDITION ONLY. Sign up for an audition.


Musical Jam: Mamma Mia…Here We Go Again (Again) (Grades 6 – 8)

Free your inner Dancing Queen! There are still plenty of ABBA songs to reimagine on a remote Greek island. Develop a musical story as deep and thought-provoking as the first two installments in this legendary soon-to-be trilogy.

Dates: July 8 – 12
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: M-F64
Tuition: $290

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Partnership Camp: Clown & Flying Trapeze (Grades 6 – 8)

Twin Cities Trapeze Center

A Partnership with Twin Cities Trapeze Center Run away and join the circus with Children’s Theatre Company and Twin Cities Trapeze Center! Soar through the air on the flying trapeze, bound and rebound on the trampoline, go for the laughs with physical comedy and clowning, and explore all the acts under the Big Top. Location: Twin Cities Trapeze Center in St. Paul (Extended Care is not available for Partnership Camps)

Dates: July 8 – 12
Times: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: TCT3
Tuition: $395

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Actor’s Lab: Stage Combat & Acting (Grades 6 – 8)

Challenge yourself with two classes in one week! Spend half the day in Acting, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, utilizing tactics, and creating dynamic characters. In Stage Combat, learn how to bring theatrical violence to life. Focusing on swashbuckling single sword techniques, students will learn how to handle blunted stage combat weaponry while performing fight scenes full of flair and panache.

Dates: July 15 – 19
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: S-F65
Tuition: $290

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Musical Jam: Our Voices, Our Power (Grades 7 – 12)

Identify, discuss, and explore the issues that are important to you in a safe and supportive space. Dive deep into expressing your views and learning about each other. Together you will create theatre, poetry, choreography, and song.

Dates: July 15 – 19
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: O-F75
Tuition: $315

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World Premiere: Dungeons & Drama (Grades 6 – 8)

Inspired by tabletop games like D&D, design your own heroic character with unique skills, backgrounds, powers, and tragic flaws. Join with your party (theatre ensemble), and go on a quest to outwit bandits, sneak into castles, find hidden treasure, destroy the monster, and save the day!

Dates: July 22 – 26
Time: 9am – 12pm
Camp ID: D-A66
Tuition: $210

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World Premiere: Monty Python Sketch Comedy (Grades 6 – 8)

Create your own absurdly comical sketches in the style of Monty Python. Using student-friendly sketches from Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the hit musical Spamalot, learn the craft of sketch comedy, explore character development and practice improv, comic delivery, and timing.

Dates: July 22 – 26
Time: 1 – 4pm
Camp ID: M-P66
Tuition: $210

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Actor’s Lab: Musical Theatre from Hamilton & Acting (Grades 6 – 8)

Challenge yourself with two classes in one week! Spend half the day in Acting, pursuing objectives, overcoming obstacles, utilizing tactics, and creating dynamic characters. In Musical Theatre, work with a music director and choreographer to strengthen vocal technique and expand dance skills to songs from a Tony Award®-winning musical. Content Advisory: Hamilton themes include adultery, death, deception, and war; contains mature language and innuendo.

Dates: July 29 – August 2
Time: 9am – 4pm
Camp ID: H-F67
Tuition: $315

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Performance Opportunity – Senior Showcase: Cyrano (Grades 7 – 12)

In this classic play with contemporary themes, Cyrano is a hero that can do it all—he’s an excellent leader, duelist, wordsmith, musician. Unfortunately, he also believes his giant nose is an insurmountable obstacle in his pursuit of love, and so helps his beloved Roxane fall deeper in love with Christian through his artfully-written love letters. Will Cyrano ever tell Roxane the truth? Or will he be bound to love in secret forever? This showcase will include stage combat training for the ensemble.

Theatre Arts Training’s performance opportunities are specifically designed for students who have a demonstrated commitment to their craft as performers and display a positive attitude in their work. Students work with like-minded peers and industry professionals to produce a play. The Senior Showcase performs on our Cohen Stage.

Dates: July 29 – August 9
Times: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $550
Performances: August 9, Times TBD

BY AUDITION ONLY. Sign up for an audition.


Actor’s Lab: Improv (Grades 6 – 8)

Make it up as you go! Learn to trust your instincts, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines.

Dates: August 5 – 9
Time: 9am – 12pm
Camp ID: I-A68
Tuition: $210

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Actor’s Lab: Audition Workshop (Grades 6 – 8)

Get a leg up on the competition! Learn the basics of auditioning, including monologue work, cold reading skills, and presenting your best self for directors and casting agents. Camp includes information on audition opportunities at CTC.

Dates: August 5 – 9
Time: 1 – 4pm
Camp ID: A-P68
Tuition: $210

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Actor’s Lab: Improv Boot Camp (Grades 7 – 12)

Five days of intense, fast-paced improvisation for those who want a total immersion into the challenge of creative freedom. Think faster, make stronger choices, and increase your confidence as you learn to trust your instincts.

Dates: August 12 – 16
Time: 9am – 12pm
Camp ID: I-A79
Tuition: $210

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Actor’s Lab: Acting for the Camera Workshop (Grades 7 – 12)

Make the transition from stage to film! Gain invaluable tools for understanding the subtle mannerisms that are critical for on-camera work. Learn to read, prepare for, and perform commercial auditions with professional input, direction, and feedback.

Dates: August 12 – 16
Time: 1 – 4pm
Camp ID: A-P79
Tuition: $210

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