HOUSTON (March 13, 2017) - The Stageworks Theatre Acting Academy's 2017 Summer Camps are open for enrollment. Summers at our Acting Academy are a blast! We have performance and skill-based classes for all ages, and all levels of experience. If you'd like to discuss what classes are best for your performer, contact us via email or at 281-587-6100. We're happy to help you determine the best fit. Payment plans are available for all classes. Visit http://www.stageworkshouston.org/summer-2017 for more information.
Academy Director, Rachel Landon enthusiastically explains, "Whether the adventure takes them through the land of Oz or the streets of New York City, the actors in our program will challenge the kids to become better performers, in addition to more bold, imaginative, and creative people."
Performance Camps for Ages 6 - 14
Fantastic Mr. Fox, Ages 6 - 14
June 5 - 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Performances are June 15 at 7 p.m., and June 16 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Boggis, Bunce and Bean; one fat, one short, one lean. These horrible crooks, so different in looks, were nonetheless equally mean. And so begins another enchanting Roald Dahl tale concerning the extraordinary adventures of three nasty farmers, two curious creatures, a family of foxes, and our hero-a most fantastic fellow!
Disney's Aladdin JR., Ages 6 - 14
June 19 - July 7, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Performances are July 6 at 7 p.m., and July 7 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, DISNEY'S ALADDIN JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure.
Fame the Musical, JR., Ages 11 - 14
July 10 - 28, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Performances are July 27 at 7 p.m., and July 28 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Following the international acclaim of the hit motion picture, television series and stage show, FAME THE MUSICAL JR. is nothing short of a global phenomenon. FAME THE MUSICAL JR. features a high energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story.
Pirates! Theadus Thud and the Quest for Weird Beard, Ages 6 - 14
July 24 - Aug. 4, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Performances are Aug. 3 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
A friendly game of pirates becomes all too real when overzealous Theodore accidentally falls into a giant sinkhole and wakes up to find himself amongst real high sea swashbucklers. Before getting back to the real world, he is forced on an epic journey with his companion Harriet the Ghost in a quest to find the notorious pirate Weird Beard and foil the mutinous Mr. Clunky Bones. Will Theodore be able to save Captain Cramp Hand's ship from falling into evil clutches and return to his friends in time for ice cream?
Marvelous Land of Oz, Ages 6 - 14
July 24 - Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Performances are Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Tip is a lonely boy who is forced to live with Mombi, an evil witch. After Mombi obtains some Powder of Life from the sorcerer, Tip takes it and uses it to create two friends: Jack Pumpkinhead and Sawhorse. The three friends decide to run away from Mombi. On their journey, they run into General Jinjur and her army, who are planning on taking over the Emerald City. Jack and Sawhorse head to the Emerald City and meet the Scarecrow king and Jellia, his assistant, and they all become friends. Meanwhile, Tip heads to the Emerald City as well and warns the Scarecrow about Jinjur's army. The Scarecrow, Tip, Jack, and Sawhorse all flee to get help from the Tin Woodman. Together, this group, plus Wogglebug, then head off to find Glinda. Glinda tells them that the throne does not belong to Scarecrow, but to Princess Ozma, daughter of the late King Pastoria.
Performance Camps for Ages 11-18
Into the Woods JR, Ages 11 - 18
June 5 - 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Performances are June 22 at 7 p.m., and June 23 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.
INTO THE WOODS JR. features all of your favorite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.
Game of Tiaras, Ages 13 - 18
July 10 - 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Performances are July 20 at 7 p.m., and July 21 at 10 a.m and 3 p.m.
When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts. When you play the GAME OF TIARAS, you win or you die.
Rent School Edition, Ages 13 - 18
July 31 - Aug. 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Performances are Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, RENT SCHOOL EDITION follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
One-Week Camps for Ages 4-16
Light Saber Lodge, Ages 8 - 16
June 5 - 9, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Ages 8 - 11) and 1 - 4 p.m. (Ages 12 - 16)
Channel your inner Jedi as fight choreographer, Jonny Ringo, teaches how to safely duel with your light saber. Stageworks will provide fighting light sabers for everyone's safety. You will have the option to purchase your light saber at the end of the camp. A light saber duel will be presented the last day of class.
Muggles 101, Ages 5 - 14
June 12 - 16, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.
It's hard work being a wizard in a muggle world. Discover the tricks a wizard uses to blend in with muggles and how mixing with muggles can sometimes backfire. Potions, wands, harmless spells, and cool contraptions are all part of the wizarding world! Bring your best potion, wand and disguise ideas and let's find out to which house YOU belong!
Hogwarts: School of Stagecraft & Wizardry, Ages 9 - 14
June 19 - 23, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Professor Gibson teaches the art of stagecraft while you learn about lights, sound and set construction. Gain practical experience when the little witches and wizards help create the magical setting of INTO THE WOODS JR.
Hamilton: Rise Up and Sing, Ages 10 - 16
June 26 - 30, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (Ages 10-12) and 1 - 4 p.m. (Ages 13 - 16)
Rise up and sing the songs of the popular Broadway hit, HAMILTON. Learn the songs and choreography of this challenging masterpiece. There will be a short performance the last day of class.
Defying Gravity, Ages 5 - 14
July 5 - 7, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.
Defy gravity as you learn the songs and dances from the popular Broadway musical WICKED! There will be a short performance the last day of class.
No Troll Left Behind, Ages 4 - 14
July 17 - 21, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.
Bring on the big, colorful hair. Dance and sing your way through songs from the movie
TROLLS. No one gets left behind. There will be a short performance the last day of class.
Fantastic Beast Creature Creation, Ages 8-16
July 31 - Aug. 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Help create some fantastic beasts for THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ as you learn all about creature creation and puppetry.
Disney Mashup, Ages 4 - 14
Aug. 7 - 11, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 1 - 4 p.m.
Keep on singing! Let's sing and dance to some of our new favorite Disney movies including
MOANA, FINDING DORY and ZOOTOPIA.
Royal Dance Academy, Ages 4 - 10
Aug. 14 - 18, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Let your little princesses and princes show off their dance moves in our Royal Dance Academy. Real Princesses and Princes will be helping lead this royal affair.