Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre Launches Inaugural Summer Camp for 7-12 Year Olds

Cool Camps For Chi, IL Kids:


There's energy in new beginnings and it's fun to be first. So ChiIL Mama's excited to announce that there's a NEW theatre camp in town, starting this summer. Porchlight Theatre has been an iconic and adored Chicago company for ages, and a long time favorite of ours for musical theatre. Who wants to be part of their inaugural summer?! My own kids did theatre camps with quite a few different companies over the years and it was a great confidence builder, fabulous fun, and a way to make lasting friendships.

Porchlight Music Theatre
School of Porchlight Summer Camp

Porchlight Music Theatre’s School at Porchlight launches its inaugural summer camp for children ages 7 - 12 years old. The four sessions are scheduled for the following dates and locations: 
  
June 26 – July 7* – The Theatre School at DePaul, 2350 N. Racine Ave. 
July 10 – July 21 – The Theatre School at DePaul, 2350 N. Racine Ave. 
July 24 – August 4 – Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street 
August 7 – August 18 – Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
Each session’s classes are held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily, with the performance being held on the final Friday of camp at 2:15 p.m. More information about the camp can be found at http://porchlightmusictheatre.org/summer-camp/   

Pricing:
Sessions are $650 ($585 for the June 26 – July 7 session) with discounts available for siblings, or students signing up for multiple sessions.
Admission includes
·Porchlight T-Shirt for every camper
·Recess at a local park daily, weather permitting
·Crafts! Create props and set pieces
·Professional Teaching Artists that are working Chicago actors
·New skills in singing, dancing, acting, and writing
·Final Show on a professional Chicago theatre stage with attendance open          to friends and family members
·Lasting friendships.


Students will work with professional teaching artists including Michelle Lauto and Aaron Thacker-Woodruff, to create a brand new musical. Classes encourage students to develop new skills in writing, singing, acting and movement. Drama naturally creates an environment where students must take risks. Through games and activities, the teachers help build the students’ confidence. Each student will participate in the creation and completion of the musical, learning the importance of practice and working as an ensemble member and how both will help support them on stage. Students will be able to share their experiences and passions to create a dynamic songs and story for their final show. Each show will begin and end with a whole camp number to a popular hit from a musical or the radio that relates to the theme of their show.

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