Summer 2020 Broadway Bound Camps
Broadway Bound! camps are providing young actors the opportunity to participate in a theatrical experience which will develop confidence, responsibility and teamwork. Participants in our classes build self-esteem as they refine their creativity, active listening, and concentration skills all while learning about musical theatre. This year will be providing a Zoom camp for our younger sessions to provide the opportunity to participate in a theatrical experience in the comfort of their own home.
For our older students the traditional in-person camp with limited class numbers and compliance to the CDC guidelines. Both sessions will help build self-esteem as students refine their creativity, active listening, and concentration skills all while learning about musical theatre. All students will receive t-shirts. The younger Zoom Sessions will also receive a bag with materials for performance numbers and making crafts. Bags will need to be picked up from the theatre on designated date and time prior to your week’s session.
Broadway Bound! teaching artists are theatre professionals – actors, designers and directors – who teach under the leadership of Lauren Sobon, Dutch Apple Artistic Producer and Dean Sobon, National Tour Director. Professional performers Katelyn Candiello (national tour of The Wizard of Oz, 2017- 2019) and Alyssa Crook (Senior Performing Arts student at Muhlenberg College) serve as camp administrators and counselors.
*Please note most of our previous participants will take each session at least 2 – 3 times before moving up to the next level. Every summer the student’s performance material is new to reinforce their skills without becoming repetitive.
ZOOM PRE-BEGINNER SESSIONS
In this mini-camp, preschoolers will receive 3 video links to our special teaching sessions that they can watch at your convenience. Along with 3 designated Zoom Group check in meetings with the teachers where the material from the videos will be reviewed and rehearsed for the performance video segment. The videos will teach them songs and choreography, acting exercises and instructions for a craft project. The final Zoom meeting will be recorded and put together in a fun video for all your friends and family to watch. Students will receive t-shirts, a bag with all designated materials needed to assist in learning performance number and making crafts. Bags will need to be picked up from the theatre on designated date and time prior to your week’s session.
Monday, Wednesday Friday 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
June 15 – 20
ZOOM/IN-PERSON BEGINNER SESSIONS
This hybrid session is for those who have always wanted to act but have never gotten the chance or who have had limited performance experience. It will consist of a mix between 2 Zoom classes (Tues / Thurs and 3 In-person classes (Mon / Wed. / Fri.) We will introduce your child to the tools an actor needs in order to perform. Students will work on singing, dancing, and acting, creating a fun filled Musical Review for our Watch Party that you can share with family and friends by provided link access.
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
July 6 – 10 Watch Party – Sunday, July 12 @ 7 p.m.
July 27 – August 1 Watch Party – Sunday, August 3 @ 7 p.m.
IN- PERSON INTERMEDIATE SESSION
This session has a prerequisite of at least 2 years of our Beginner Sessions and / or performance experience in school or community productions. Students will work scenes and musical numbers while digging deeper into how an actor prepares for a role and the history of the musical material. You will learn how to develop a character through physical and vocal techniques and use language to define a role. Their performance for friends and family will consist of materials covered in class to create a wonderful Jukebox Musical Review everyone can watch with the provided link access.
Monday- Friday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
August 3 – 7 Watch Party – Sunday, August 9 @ 7 p.m.
IN-PERSON Advanced YOUTH CABARET Benefit Performance Session
(Ages 12 and up) – $200
Participants must submit a resume and video audition of a vocal selection and monologue. Submission must be received by June 26th to Lauren Sobon LSobon@Dutchapple.com Please be sure to include the child’s name, age and height.
Must have prior performance experience to qualify. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a benefit cabaret that consist of a dynamic variety show highlighting the participants that will raise funds for Arts in Education Platform. This will be a combination of Zoom and in-person rehearsals. Not all participants will be called to all rehearsals but for planning ahead you should be available during the designated time frames. There will be 2 live performances.
Mondays – Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
August 10 – 21 Performances August 22, 23 @ 1 p.m.