It’s that time of year again, and our eager Camp Theatre Jacksonville staff are gearing up for another fantastic summer! During each of our 4-week sessions our campers will cycle daily through classes in acting, musical theatre, dance, and improvisation. After an initial week of preparation and training, we hold camp-wide auditions for an original show, written by our professional instructing team and directors, which becomes the curriculum for all classes for the remainder of camp. Just wait until you see all the kids take our stage as they sing, dance, and act up a storm during their end of session performances! Aiding your children during classes and helping them throughout their day are our fabulous camp counselors,
some of the best and brightest teenagers from area high schools. We look forward to working with your young and talented actors this year!
7-14 years old
SESSION A: June 5 - June 30 @ 9am - 2pm
SESSION B: July 10 - August 4 @ 9am - 2pm
SESSION A: June 28 @ 7pm, June 29 @ 1pm and 7pm
SESSION B: August 2 @ 7pm, August 3 @ 1pm and 7pm
$530 per camper, per session of which a non-refundable $150 deposit per camper, per session is required at registration. Discounts available when enrolling in multiple sessions or with siblings.
In the Fall and Spring of each year Theatre Jacksonville offers after-school classes in our Young Actors Theatre and weekend classes in our Adult Training Program. This year we're so excited to be diversifying our offerings so scroll down and take a look!
Young Actors Theatre - 10 Weeks
Theatre helps build important life skills, self esteem, and confidence, all while providing students with fun, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment! We strive to provide a safe, comfortable environment where kids can express themselves freely, develop their imaginations, and expand their social skills by interacting with others their age. Through improv exercises, poetry study, monologue and scene work our students will enhance their stage presence and gain the skills for proper stage performance.
So Much Seuss!
Frolic in the world of Dr. Seuss as we bring his silly stories and poetry to life on stage. We'll use his text to learn the basics of being on stage and working together to tell a story. Creativity is key as we explore all the thinks we can think as we think about Seuss!
SPRING session begins January 17, 2017
Let's Put On A Show: 1 Act Workshop
Whether it's our Middle School or High School section, in this class we'll select a short 1-act play and get it up on its feet in a workshop setting. Students will learn how we put together scenes and blocking and will present their piece for parents at our showcase performance.
SPRING session begins January 17, 2017
Musical Theatre Workshop
This class will help our young actors connect the notes they're singing to the meaning of the words they're saying. We'll then add some light choreography so that they'll be closer to becoming well-rounded musical theatre performers!
SPRING session begins January 18, 2017
As Scene On TV!
Using telescripts from classic and contemporary TV shows, we'll explore working together on stage. Students will rehearse and perform various scenes ranging from comedy to drama!
SPRING session begins January 20, 2017
All classes are $200 per 10-week session
EXCEPT Musical Theatre Workshop which is $250 per 10-week session
For each one of our mainstage productions, we offer local middle, high school, and college students the opportunity to attend the show's final dress rehearsal for the cost of $2.00 per student. Each area Drama and English teacher is sent a flyer for the upcoming student night performance and is told the seating availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. This arrangement benefits the students and the performers, by providing a low cost opportunity for a much needed "sneak preview" audience.
The theatre offers area students $10.00 student "rush tickets" of our mainstage productions. These tickets are available at the box office the day of the show, five minutes prior to the opening curtain based upon availability.
Our Educational Outreach department publishes a student study guide to correspond with each of our mainstage productions. These study guides summarize the script, provide a glossary, include background research, and offer interpretive questions helpful in bringing about class discussion and a better understanding of the script. These guides are offered, free of charge, to local middle and high schools. Guides are usually prepared a week before a show opens and can be downloaded from that show's webpage.
The Theatre Jacksonville Training Center is North Florida's premiere learning facility for actors of all ages. With a staff of highly trained, working professionals, we strive to educate the individual in a welcome and challenging theatrical environment. No matter your age, level of experience, or area of interest, there are classes for you here at the Southeast's oldest continually-producing community theatre. Our program consists of classes for both children and adults ranging from weekly acting and vocal classes, to special workshops and master classes taught by regional performers and educators. The goal is create and foster a love for the theatre arts in members of the community and to train them in the major performance disciplines.
At theatre Jacksonville, we strive to nurture the creativity of young minds through out Young Actors program. Our mission is to provide a safe, comfortable environment where kids can express themselves freely, develop their imaginations, and expand their social skills by interacting with others their age. Theatre helps build important life skills, self esteem, and confidence, all while providing students with fun, enjoyment, and a sense of accomplishment! All young actors theatre classes conclude with a showcase performance.
Through the use of theatre games, creative improvisation, and scene work, we'll explore subtext, believability, and the importance of being in the moment. While one class covers the basics of acting for beginners, the other will include advanced concepts of creating relationships and playing an objective. Text used will be provided by the instructor. Come prepared to have fun and try something new or strengthen the acting tools you've already acquired!.