Summer 2019 Studios

Explore our Musical Theatre Camps!

Studio Discovery

Age 3 – K

For our youngest students (ages 3 – K), Studio Discovery provides week long, 1/2 day programs (9-12N) that are filled with fun activities including theatre, crafts, snack and outdoor time (weather permitting). The emphasis is on learning, engagement and social development through fun and playful exploration of a weekly theme. The week ends with an informal Shareformance in a supportive, age-appropriate space where friends and family can celebrate the campers’ achievements.

 

Studio Discovery Audition Information

For Studio Discovery there are no auditions and no previous experience needed. There are not “roles” in the traditional sense of the word in these camps. Group storytelling and collective characters are effective and fun for this age. Everyone gets to play together!

Studio Discovery Ticket Information

No tickets are needed for the Shareformance.

Studio 1

Grades (1st – 3nd)

Studios 1,2,3,4 and Ensemble programs start the day with a morning conversation around a positive, enriching value or theme for the day, such as compassion. leadership and communication. There is also wrap up time at the end of the day, which concludes the day with reflection on the day’s value or theme.

 

In Studio 1, grades 1 – 3 take on the challenge of a fully staged 30-minute musical!  These are two-week programs, 9 am – 1:30 pm. The first week includes classes in acting, singing and dance, and rehearsal time. In the second week, the campers move into a tech week, where they continue to rehearse and the elements of lights, sound, costumes, set, and projections are added. Every day brings opportunities for fun, learning and new friends! The students bring a lunch, and outdoor play time is built into the schedule (weather permitting). These camps culminate in two fully-staged performances where friends, family and community members can support and celebrate the children’s achievement!

Studio 1 Audition Information

Studio 1 – The first day includes “Share and Learn” time where the campers learn material and share it back. In this supportive, non-competitive format, the teaching artists assess the best match for roles to campers. No previous experience is needed.

Studio 2

Grades (3rd – 6th)

2nd graders with prior PAA production experience are welcome. Please contact producer@paacolorado.org

Studios 1,2,3,4 and Ensemble programs start the day with a morning conversation around a positive, enriching value or theme for the day, such as compassion. leadership and 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.

 

In Studio 2, students embark on a journey of putting on a fully-staged 60 minute musical. These programs are two weeks long, and run from 9 am- 4 pm, including a lunch time (campers bring a lunch). These are action-packed and challenging weeks, fully of learning, fun and friends! The first week has classes in acting, music and dance, along with lots of rehearsal time. The second week moves into tech, where the technical elements of lights, sound, set, costumes, props, and projections are added. These programs end with two, fully-staged performances!

STUDIO 2, 3 and ENSEMBLE Audition Information

There are auditions prior to the start of the program, however, upon enrollment, every student has a place in the cast (or technical team). The auditions are about the teaching artists finding the best match of roles to students. These auditions are 45 minutes long in small groups, have music, dance, and acting sections, and are structured to provide a supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to be brave and show the team engagement, willingness to learn, and a positive, collaborative spirit. No previous experience is needed.

Studio 3

Grades (7th – 12th)

Studios 1,2,3,4 and Ensemble programs start the day with a morning conversation around a positive, enriching value or theme for the day, such as compassion. leadership and communication. There is also wrap up time at the end of the day, which concludes the day with reflection on the day’s value or theme.

 

In Studio 3, students embark on a journey of putting on a fully-staged 60 minute musical. These programs are two weeks long, and run from 9 am- 4 pm, including a lunch time (campers bring a lunch). These are action-packed and challenging weeks, fully of learning, fun and friends! The first week has classes in acting, music and dance, along with lots of rehearsal time. The second week moves into tech, where the technical elements of lights, sound, set, costumes, props, and projections are added. These programs end with two, fully-staged performances!

STUDIO 2, 3 and ENSEMBLE Audition Information

There are auditions prior to the start of the program, however, upon enrollment, every student has a place in the cast (or technical team). The auditions are about the teaching artists finding the best match of roles to students. These auditions are 45 minutes long in small groups, have music, dance, and acting sections, and are structured to provide a supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to be brave and show the team engagement, willingness to learn, and a positive, collaborative spirit. No previous experience is needed.

Studio Ensemble

Grades (3rd – 8th)

Studios 1,2,3,4 and Ensemble programs start the day with a morning conversation around a positive, enriching value or theme for the day, such as compassion. leadership and communication. There is also wrap up time at the end of the day, which concludes the day with reflection on the day’s value or theme.

 

In Studio Ensemble, students embark on a journey of putting on a fully-staged 60 minute musical. These programs are two weeks long, and run from 9 am- 4 pm, including a lunch time (campers bring a lunch). These are action-packed and challenging weeks, fully of learning, fun and friends! The first week has classes in acting, music and dance, along with lots of rehearsal time. The second week moves into tech, where the technical elements of lights, sound, set, costumes, props, and projections are added. These programs end with two, fully-staged performances!

STUDIO 2, 3 and ENSEMBLE Audition Information

There are auditions prior to the start of the program, however, upon enrollment, every student has a place in the cast (or technical team). The auditions are about the teaching artists finding the best match of roles to students. These auditions are 45 minutes long in small groups, have music, dance, and acting sections, and are structured to provide a supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to be brave and show the team engagement, willingness to learn, and a positive, collaborative spirit. No previous experience is needed.

Studio 4 Conservatory

Grades (9th – 12th)

STUDIO 4 – Grades 9 -12 (entry by audition only)

 

In this two-week advanced level conservatory program, students are challenged with more difficult materials, and the schedule is similar to a professional theatre rehearsal process. Entry is through audition only. The days are 9-4, and all students are in rehearsal the full time, except for their lunch break (students bring a lunch). A commitment to advanced acting, dance and music work is expected. The second week is the tech week, when the technical elements, such as lights, sound, set and costumes are added. The conservatory performs two fully produced performances at the end of the second week.

STUDIO 4 Audition Information

Studio 4 is an advanced level, conservatory program and students audition to get in. The auditions are modeled after professional auditions with acting, music and dance sections. This may include cold reading sides, monologues, learning a short dance routine and sharing it back, singing music previously prepared (usually 16 – 32 bars), and/or singing provided music. What will be required various by show, and will be given to students prior to auditions so they can prepare. Students are usually requested to stay for the entirety of the audition time.

Not all students who audition will be accepted into this program. Previous fully staged production theatre experience is required.

Behind the Scenes

Grades (5th – 12th)

From programming a light board, to building a set, students can find opportunities in this studio to be creative and learn skills in a wide range of theatrically-based artistic mediums, and apply those skills to real life productions in action! If your young person is interested in theatre but does not want to be on stage, or loves acting but hasn’t had the chance to work behind the scenes, these classes are an excellent opportunity to learn hands-on in real-time production processes, supported by theatrical professionals.

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