Kids OnStage Summer Camp Set for June
The Charlotte Players’ annual Kids OnStage two-week summer camp will be held this year on Monday through Friday, June 11-15 and June 18-22 at the Charlotte Performing Art Center (CPAC) in Punta Gorda. Campers are separated by age into three workshops, with professional staff members helping the youngsters in all facets of theater production including: backstage craft, scenic design, props, costumes, acting, music and dance. Each group will perform an age-appropriate public show on the CPAC stage at the conclusion of the camp.
- Dolly’s Kids, for students entering first through third grades this year, will perform “Chimpanzees for Tea,” a fun version of the “telephone” game involving a boy trying to recall his mom’s grocery list.
- Stars, made up of third- through sixth-graders, will present the musical play “A Kid’s Life,” which involves a massive electromagnetic attack from outer space that shut downs all technical systems, meaning no electricity, cell phone service or internet! The kids are in a panic and don’t know what to do until Grandpa and Grandma arrive and introduce them to a day filled with adventure, music and imagination, without any fancy gadgets.
- Thespians, for students entering 7th through 12th grade, will tackle “High School Musical Jr.,” based on the award-winning Disney television movie about a group of disparate high school kids coming together.
Collegiate interns will assist Vocal Director Jaclyn Cushman, Choreographer Deshay Burbidge, Dolly’s Kids Director Sara Hart, Stars Directors Marie Brown and Mary Crawford, and Thespians Director Bill Olson. The kids will take the stage in their shows at CPAC on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 23, and 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children three and younger. Tickets for the performances are available here
The fee per camper is $195 for enrollments received before June 6 and $220 after that. There is a $25 discount for each additional child per family. Parents may register students by calling the Charlotte Players office at 941-255-1022 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration forms are also available online here.