PERFORM & SHINE
Musical Chorus, Video Production, ACTORS STUDIO, Theatre tech and More!
ages 8-10 - weeks 6 - 7
Week 6 HALF + HALF
Week 7 full day
Our younger performers take part in the Musical Theatre Specialty Camp by joining the chorus during the two final production weeks and then take the stage for the big show on Friday evening, Aug 9th! The first week of learning songs and dances is a half + half format (morning of specialty programming and afternoon of 3 camp elective blocks) and then the following week (tech week!) is the full day format (one afternoon elective choice only). No previous experience necessary, just an enthusiasm to sing, dance and shine!
ages 8-10 - week 1
For our younger campers who love to sing and perform, here’s their chance to be cast in a musical revue in this one-week, full day Specialty Camp. Led by our musical theater professionals, your camper will learn the basics of vocal ensemble work, dance choreography, and be part of the unique bonding experience that is so magical and unique to theater. Regardless of experience, all campers in the program will be treated with equal enthusiasm and individualized attention to support their love for vocal performance.
ages 10-15 - weeks 5-7
Join the cast of a full scale production in this 3 week immersive theater experience with beloved Berklee faculty and renowned children’s theater Composer and Director- Rene Pfister. In this original score adapted with a camp theme, “The Legend of Ward Hall” is a musical mystery/comedy/adventure that is an engaging theater experience like no other. After auditions, and parts are assigned in the first days of the program, your camper will rehearse and perform in our stunning, state-of-the-art performance hall complete with professional sound system and cyclorama. Our locally popular “friends and family” performance takes place on Friday evening, August 9th so save the date!
No formal musical theater experience is necessary and we encourage ALL levels of singing/dancing competency. A strong interest is required and everyday skills compatible with the expectations of sustained focus and age-appropriate autonomy.
ages 10-15 - week 8
Half + Half
Newcomers and seasoned thespians are all welcome to join this week of sketch scenes, hilarious improv, audition work and theater games led by professional actors and drama educators. Campers will have an opportunity to show off their work on stage at our Friday all-camp assembly in Ward Hall. Actors Studio is a great way to dive into the work and fun of being on stage while still enjoying the variety of elective activities that Summer Fenn has to offer!
ages 12-15 - weeks 6-7
Get involved behind the scenes of our Musical production in this theatre tech program! Working under the direction of our professional staff, campers will participate in many aspects of stagecraft, from set design and construction to lighting, sound, props, costuming and make up. Each camper will have the opportunity to concentrate on his or her primary areas of interest while developing a variety of technical theatre skills. All campers are required to attend the Thursday night performance of the Musical.
ages 10-13 - weeks 3, 4, 7 & 8
ages 13-15 - week 5
Lights, camera, action! Explore the fundamentals of video production in this Summer Fenn favorite! Campers will work together to write, storyboard and act in their own movie while learning the basics of camera work and editing. Their week concludes with a screening for all of camp and their final product is taken home on DVD.