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Discover The World of Theatre This Summer With Florida Rep

May 31, 2024 04:16PM ● By Francesca Block

Photo by Bryelle Dafeldecker for Florida Repertory Theatre

This summer, young artists are invited to discover the world of theatre through musical-intensive and mini-star camps offered through the Florida Repertory Theatre’s education program. 

The two-week musical theatre intensive camps feature Broadway Junior musical titles and allow students to work with theatre professionals to develop their acting, singing, and dance skills on a professional stage. The camps culminate with a public performance in the Historic Arcade Theatre - complete with costumes, sets, and lighting – on the last two days of each session. Camp offerings include:

  • “Seussical Jr.,” June 3-7 and June 10-14, for ages 9-18, 

  • Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.,” June 17 – 21 and June 24 – 28, for ages 11-18, 

  • “Anastasia, The Musical” – Youth Edition, July 8 – 12 and July 15 – 19, for ages 11 – 18

  • Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.,” July 22 – 26, July 29 – August 2, for ages 9 – 18

A one-week camp mini-stars will be offered July 1 – 3, and July 5 for ages 6 – 8, with activities inspired by Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” Participants will play and explore through music, creative movement, theatre games, and arts and crafts projects, and end with a performance for families on the final day of camp. 

The sessions are open to students of all skill levels, ages 6 – 18, and run daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The camp fees are $440 per child for two-week musical intensive programs and $200 for the one-week mini-stars program; sibling discounts are available upon request. Program enrollment is limited. To register, call 239-219-1551 or visit FloridaRepEducation.Org/summer-intensives.

There are also opportunities for students ages fifteen to eighteen to serve as junior teaching assistants (JTAs) at the camps. These youth leaders assist head teaching artists during the two-week sessions. An application may be found at FloridaRepEducation.Org/summer-intensives