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CHILDREN'S THEATRE WORKSHOP SUMMER ONLINE REGISTRATION
Apr 20,2015 - Aug 15,2015 Time: 5:00 pm - 11:45 pm
SUMMER 2015 CAMPS DESCRIPTIONS (Register by clicking the button at the bottom)
Musical Theatre CampFree to Be You and Me by Marlo Thomas and Friends This summer-long musical theatre camp starts with a one-week musical theatre intensive, where students practice singing, dancing, and acting for the musical theatre style. At the end of the week, students audition for Free to Be You and Me, CTW’s summer musical. Students apply their learnings during rehearsals over the course of the summer, and perform in a fully-mounted production at the Collingwood Arts Center in July 2015. Everyone who participates in the intensive is cast in the play. All classes and rehearsals are in the evenings except those that take place on the occasional Saturday. This program is offered to students ages 10-18. This program is $130, which covers the intensive as well as the play participation. Payments plans are available. Dates Musical Theatre Intensive: June 8-12, 2015 Rehearsals: June 15-July 23, 2015 Performances: July 24 and 25, 2015 Directed by Sarah Dysard Musical Director Matt Guion Choreographer Sarah Drummer
Day Camp: Stage Craft: The Video GameThis is a one-week day camp for students ages 6-9 years old. Starting at 9:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm, students will alternate between theatre classes and rehearsals to present a private, informal sharing of Stage Craft: The Video Game by Wade Bradford. This program is $120. There is a cap of 20 students for this camp. Before and after care are available from 8:00 am-9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm—arrangements must be made in advance for care, for a small additional fee. Play synopsis: Finally, there’s a video game about life in the theatre! And here’s the best part, the game plays out live, onstage! Katie is in an all-too-familiar predicament. She’s running auditions for the school play and — surprise, surprise! — she needs more guys. Her cousin Matt, who is obsessed with video games, isn’t interested in helping her out. He’s got levels to pass and villains to conquer. She strikes a deal with him. He has to be in the play unless he can beat the new, never-before-seen video game she’s brought along with her. Matt’s up for the challenge and soon finds himself in a wild, virtual world of theatre where he must tackle casting decisions, staging and set building challenges, and ultimately put on a show! It proves to be the most difficult — and rewarding — game he’s ever played. Dates and Times June 15-19, 2015 9:00 am-3:00 pm Sharing is 6:00 pm on June 19, 2015
Three Week Day Camp: The Wizard of OzThis is a three-week day camp for students ages 7-9 years old, and 10-18 years old. Students will spend three weeks in classes and rehearsals for The Wizard of Oz musical. Our 7-9 year old students will be considered for Munchkin roles, and the 10-18 year old students will be considered for the lead and supporting roles. This is the production as presented by Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc, which is closest to the film version of the beloved musical. This will be a fully mounted production; students will be expected to learn lines and choreography quickly. The cost for this program is $250 for students ages 10-18, and $200 for students ages 7-9. Payment plans are available. There is no after-care provided for this camp. Dates and Times June 22-26, 2015 9:00 am-12:00 pm June 29-July 2, 2015 9:00 am-12:00 pm July 6-8, 2015 9:00 am-12:00 pm July 9, 2015 9:00 am-2:00 pm (lunch break included) July 10, 2015 9:00 am-2:00 pm (lunch break included) July 10, 2015 7:00 pm performance July 11, 2015 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm performance Directed by Mariah Burks Music Direction by Matt Guion Choreography by Sarah Drummer
Puppetry Day Camp Has Been Canceled--We Are Sorry For The Inconvenience
Devising Day CampThis is a one week, half day camp for students ages 10-13, taught by Abbey Casino. Starting at 1:00 pm and ending at 5:00 pm, students will collaboratively write and perform a short play based on their own stories. This program is $90, which covers instruction and supplies as well as an afternoon snack. There is a cap of 12 students for this class. Dates and Times June 22-26, 2015 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Sharing is at 6:00 pm on June 26, 2015
Day Camp: Not So Grimm TalesThis is a one-week day camp for students ages 6-9 years old. Starting at 9:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm, students will alternate between theatre classes and rehearsals to present a private, informal sharing of Not So Grimm Tales by Kevin Bean. This program is $120. There is a cap of 20 students for this camp. Before and after care are available from 8:00 am-9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm—arrangements must be made in advance for care, for a small additional fee. Play Synopsis: Here’s a hilarious tongue-in-cheek retelling of classic Grimm fairy tales that feels fresh and contemporary! A working mother notices her daughter has picked up some not-so-great lessons from the fairy tales she’s been reading, so she sits her down and tells her new, more modern and empowering versions of some of the classics. In Mom’s new and improved variations, Little Red is an animal rights activist and vegetarian who saves the wolf from the Woodsman; Snow White unionizes the dwarves and overthrows her beauty pageant loving stepmother along with her assistant, Mir’ah; and Cinderella shares her love of angst-filled poetry with Charming and they run off together to live the lives of Bohemian artists. Dates and Times July 13-17, 2015 9:00 am-3:00 pm Sharing is at 6:00 pm on July 17, 2015
Day Camp: McQuadle: A Dragon’s TaleThis is a one-week day camp for students ages 10-18 years old, taught by Abbey Casino. Starting at 9:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm, students will alternate between theatre classes and rehearsals to present a private, informal sharing of McQuadle: A Dragon’s Tale by Eddie McPherson. This program is $150. There is a cap of 20 students for this camp. Before and after care are available from 8:00 am-9:00 am and 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm—arrangements must be made in advance for care, for a small additional fee. Play Synopsis: You’ll find tons of silliness packed into this charming comedy that has a little something for everyone and even a nice moral. McQuadle is a dragon who wants to know his purpose in life, and he will go to almost any length to find it out — even if it means visiting an Evil Queen who lives in a castle on top of the hill. When he arrives, McQuadle learns that the Queen has lured him there for her own secret purposes, and she doesn’t intend on letting him get back home at all. But McQuadle promised his mother he’d be home for dinner! Three storytellers with crazy personalities of their own lead the audience through this fun adventure that includes audience participation, laugh-out-loud silly jokes and sight gags. Dates and Times July 27-31, 2015 9:00 am-5:00 pm Sharing is at 6:00 pm on July 31, 2015
Day Camp: Design and Technical TheatreThis is a one-week day camp for students ages 10-18 year old, taught by Rick Bush. Starting at 9:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm, students will cover shop safety, the basics of costume/set/light design, set painting, technical theatre jobs, and set construction. This program is $140, which covers tuition and supplies. Students will be asked to bring a paint shirt from home. Dates and Times August 10-14. 2-15 Sharing is at 6:00 pm on August 14, 2015
Collingwood Arts Center
2417 Collingwood Blvd.
Summer Musical Camp--Free to Be You and Me (Ages 10-18) $ 130.00
Devising Camp for ages 10-13 $ 90.00
Summer Musical Camp--Free to Be You and Me (Ages 10-18)(Payment Plan) $ 40.00
Day Camp: Stage Craft the Video Game (for ages 6-9) $ 120.00
Three Week Day Camp: Wizard of Oz for ages 7-9 $ 200.00
Three Week Day Camp: Wizard of Oz for ages 7-9 (Payment plan) $ 75.00
Three Week Day Camp: Wizard of Oz for ages 10-18 $ 250.00
Three Week Day Camp: Wizard of Oz for ages 10-18 (Payment Plan) $ 100.00
Day Camp: Not So Grimm Tales (ages 6-9) $ 120.00
Day Camp: McQuaddle, A Dragons Tale (Ages 10-18) $ 150.00
Technical Theatre Camp (Ages 10-18) $ 140.00
Click here to register online for Summer 2015 camps
Purchase tickets for The Wizard of Oz here
The CTW Experience
Children’s Theatre Workshop (“CTW”) is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization that offers a number of special programs in acting classes and live theatrical experiences for youth ages 5 to 18. CTW’s informal, classroom-based structure promotes self-expression, critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork. All enrolled students are eligible to audition in plays that are put on for live school and public audiences at the end of the class semester in the fall and spring.
Class work includes theatre games, improvisation exercises, characterization techniques, script analysis, and design. We offer additional classes for a varied, in-depth theatrical experience.
There are three companies in CTW: Players (ages 5-8), Ensemble (ages 9-12), and Teen Company (ages 12-18) program experience. We produce full-length, fully mounted theatre productions as part of each summer camps and specialized classes.
2417 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43620
CTW is honored to receive support from the following organizations for the 2014-2015 season: