In this exciting summer camp, students will embark on a journey of putting on a fully-staged 60 minute musical!
Summer camps start the day with a morning conversation around a positive, enriching value or theme for the day, such as compassion, leadership, or communication. There is also wrap up time at the end of the day to conclude the day with reflection on the day’s value or theme.
This camp is a two-week, full day camp. Campers will need to bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle each day.
This is an action-packed and challenging week full of learning, fun, and friends! Students will study acting, music, and dance as part of the rehearsal process, which also includes technical elements such as lights, sound, set, costumes, props, and projections. Camps end with a fully-staged performance!
Bye Bye Birdie is our Preparatory Program Show this Summer!
The Preparatory program is a new program in 2022, designed for middle school students who may be interested in pursuing PAA’s conservatory level productions in the future.
The Preparatory program is appropriate for serious, experienced middle-schoolers who want to take their singing, acting and dancing to the next level.
Preparatory students should have previous experience being in fully staged productions, either at PAA or elsewhere. We expect these students to bring a professional level of effort and dedication to the rehearsal process, and will focus on building skills in small groups with more personalized instruction.
Students audition prior to the start of the program, however, upon enrollment, every student has a place in the cast. The auditions allow the teaching artists to find the best role for each student.
Students register for an audition time slot, and proceed through the audition process in small groups. Auditions have voice, dance, and acting components and are structured to provide a supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to be brave and show the artistic team engagement, willingness to learn, and a positive, collaborative spirit. No previous experience is needed.