Summer Theatre Arts

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Broadway Week Masterclasses – https://forms.gle/B4kAHD1ayqyQsnH17

3 Week Sessions – https://forms.gle/QKHfT6TjLvWLXdvP6

Emphasis on Professionalism, Versatility, Development, Training, Performance, Success and Fun

Our Mission is to provide a nurturing and challenging educational environment through the completion of a musical production. We strive to provide a high-quality and diverse experience in all areas of the performing arts. In this light, it is our goal to foster an appreciation, understanding, and love of the performing arts with a clear intent to touch the heart, engage the mind, and transform lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for the young people in our program.

Excellence in art changes lives; empowered young people create artistic excellence.

This summer, both the Apprentice Program and Teen Workshop will be virtually ‘housed’ at the Villagers Theatre under direction of our Youth Program Director, Corey Rubel. The camp staff will straddle between both groups offering their expertise and creativity towards the creation of a private virtual Session 1 production for family and friends . . . . with hopes of returning to the facility for Session 2. We’re excited to merge the camps together for an exciting summer of theatrical productions that will inspire campers of all ages throughout the process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to donna@villagerstheatre.com.

 

THREE INCREDIBLE SESSIONS, THREE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES

BROADWAY WEEK – 5 VIRTUAL MASTERCLASSES
1 week – $15.00 per session
June 22-26, 2020 – 1:00-2:30pm per day

Spend an hour and a half each day exploring some of your favorite current Broadway shows. Each day will feature a special guest who might teach a dance combination, play theatre games, or give you a personal coaching! Come for one day or stay for the week!

 

APPRENTICE WORKSHOP

SESSION 1 – FROZEN JR VIRTUAL
June 29-July 17, 2020 – 9:00am-3:00pm
PERFORMANCES: Friday, July 17th at 10:30am and 1:00pm
Tuition: 3 weeks – $545 (including Camp Package)*
$50 Deposit due: May 30, 2020
Full balance due: June 20, 2020

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relatr fionship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

There will be a private, virtual viewing of the production for family and friends at the end of the session, as well as a recording of the presentation to be enjoyed in the future. A $10 ticket fee per family will apply to register for the virtual ‘performance’.

 

SESSION 2 – FOOTLOOSE Getting to Know You – Hopeful to be at Villagers Theatre
July 20-August 7, 2020 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 3 weeks – $750
$50 Deposit due: May 30, 2020
Full balance due: July 10, 2020

The Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 17 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

While we hope this session can be held in person at the Villagers, there remains the chance we will have to go virtual. We will keep you updated on the production and any adjustments as we make our decisions and work with the royalty company. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Any questions should be directed to Producer, Donna Kimberlin, donna@villagerstheatre.com

 

TEEN WORKSHOPS

SESSION 1 – BROADWAY REVUE
June 29-July 17, 2020 – 9:00am-3:00pm
PERFORMANCES: Thursday, July 16th at 2pm and 7pm
Tuition: 3 weeks – $545 (including Camp Package)*
$50 Deposit due: May 30, 2020
Full balance due: June 20, 2020

The registrants and staff will create a virtual Broadway Revue based on what is happening in the world around us. They will hone their playwrighting skills while learning music and participating in many activities in this virtual world.

There will be a private, virtual viewing of the production for family and friends at the end of the session, as well as a recording of the presentation to be enjoyed in the future. A $10 ticket fee per family will apply to register for the virtual ‘performance’.

SESSION 2 – Disney’s Descendants – Hopeful to be at Villagers Theatre
July 20-August 7, 2020 – 9:00am-3:00pm
Tuition: 3 weeks – $750
$50 Deposit due: May 30, 2020
Full balance due: July 10, 2020

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney’s Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films!

It is present-day, and in the kingdom of Auradon, all of Disney’s beloved heroes and royalty are living happily ever after, safe from the terrifying villains and troublesome sidekicks they have banished to the magic-free Isle of the Lost. That is until Ben, the benevolent teenage son of Belle and King Adam (The Beast), offers a chance of redemption for the troublemaking offspring of the evilest villains. Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos – the children of Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella De Vil, and Jafar – are welcomed to Auradon Prep to attend school with the children of their parents’ sworn enemies. Now entering a completely foreign world and way of life, the four Villain Kids have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good?

While we hope this session can be held in person at the Villagers, there remains the chance we will have to go virtual. We will keep you updated on the production and any adjustments as we make our decisions and work with the royalty company. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

Any questions should be directed to Producer, Donna Kimberlin, donna@villagerstheatre.com

DIRECTOR BIO

COREY RUBEL (Youth Program Director) is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in English and Theatre, as well as a Masters in Theatre Education from NYU. He is currently a member of the Education Department at the Roundabout Theatre in New York and continues to direct many productions throughout the New York and New Jersey area. Corey is the Youth Program Director of all Villagers Theatre Arts programs including Summer Theatre Arts, Miniature Musical Makes, Villagers Teen Ensemble and TeensVill. He has worked as a teaching artist at George Street Playhouse and Papermill Playhouse, was involved with the Broadway Artists Alliance, and served as a Papermill Rising Star Evaluator. Theatre is his passion and he looks for every reason to engage himself with shows, teaching the craft and becoming more educated himself.