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Join us for Online Summer Stars 2020!

Theatre is not cancelled.  Creativity is not cancelled.  Collaboration is not cancelled. 

DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 SITUATION, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre will NOT be holding in-person summer camps this summer.  HOWEVER – after the success of our online Spring classes, the Education Department will be hosting a number of exciting online theatre experiences for young artists of all ages!

All Summer Camps will utilize zoom to meet M-F the week of camp.  We will also hold a “curbside meet & greet” at Civic the week prior to camp so you can meet your teacher, receive your class materials, and get your Summer Stars T-shirt – all from the safety of your car!  Times & Dates for the curbside pick-up are TBA, and alternate arrangements can be made for any student who cannot make the pick-up times.

Class sizes are very limited – register below!

“Thank you to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, the School of GRCT, and especially the phenomenal and hilarious Eirann Betka-Pope, for the Saturday Sketch Comedy classes! Max had the best time, and we are so ready to sign up for more classes this summer!!”

DYAN YODER

ONLINE SUMMER STARS 2020 CLASSES INCLUDE:

Kidsplay Combo

For students age 4 through students who have COMPLETED Kindergarten by June 2020.  Students must be age 4 before the first day of camp.

An introduction to all of the elements of theatre for our youngest artists!  The Kidsplay Combo camp includes basic theatre instruction & games, storytelling, music & dance….and a lot of giggles!  We request that parents attend camp zoom time with their student to assist with the technology.

SESSION A: June 22-26 9-9:30am
SESSION B: August 3-7 9-9:30am

TUTION: $50

Class Details
  • Limited class size of 10 campers per session.
  • All Campers Receive a Theatre Binder with Script & Activities, and a T-Shirt!
  • All Campers are invited to a curbside meet & greet at Civic the week prior to camp so you can meet your teacher, and receive your class materials – all from the safety of your car!  Times & Dates for the curbside pick-up are TBA, and alternate arrangements can be made for any student who cannot make the pick-up times.

Beginning Actors Camp

For students who have COMPLETED grades 1 or 2 by June 2020.

The perfect camp for young actors who love to tell stories, play games, and PERFORM!  Beginning Actors Camp will cover the basics of theatre using games & activities, music & dance, and will conclude with a short performance that will be recorded and uploaded to a private, secure YouTube channel!  The performance will ONLY be available by a link sent to families and will be removed three weeks after the conclusion of camp for the privacy and security of all students.

SESSION A: June 22-26  10:30-11:30am – SORRY THIS CAMP IS FULL
SESSION B: July 20-24 10:30am-11:30am
SESSION C: August 3-7 10:30-11:30am

TUTION: $90

Class Details
  • Limited class size of 10 campers per session.
  • All Campers Receive a Theatre Binder with Script & Activities, and a T-Shirt!
  • All Campers are invited to a curbside meet & greet at Civic the week prior to camp so you can meet your teacher, and receive your class materials – all from the safety of your car!  Times & Dates for the curbside pick-up are TBA, and alternate arrangements can be made for any student who cannot make the pick-up times.

Virtual Play Grades 3-5

For students who have COMPLETED grades 3-5 by June 2020

Theatre students LOVE to perform, and this virtual one act camp will give young artists an opportunity to get back on the (virtual) stage!  Students will learn basic “acting for zoom” techniques, play their favorite theatre games, and rehearse for a 30 minute virtual one act written specifically for THEIR camp!  During the week of camp, students will also get to interact with the playwright, create costumes & props, and collaborate with their fellow artists to bring their One Act play to LIFE!  The final performance will be recorded and uploaded to a private, secure YouTube channel!  The performance will ONLY be available by a link sent to families and will be removed three weeks after the conclusion of camp for the privacy and security of all students.

There are two different scripts for this age group – register for BOTH camps for double the fun!

Ghoul Chasers

By John Vesbit

Comedy/Adventure. In the style of a paranormal investigation reality show, The Ghoul Chasers team has set up their cameras and spectral analyzers all over the Barney mansion which is rumoured to be haunted by the ghost of old man Barney’s… pet hamster, Noodle, who only appears during the wee hours of the… afternoon! We follow the team as they investigate strange sounds, mysterious apparitions, and lots of laughs in this fun parody play designed for Zoom.

SESSION A: July 6-10, 10am-noon
SESSION B: July 13-17 10am-noon
SESSION C: July 13-17, 2-4pm

TUTION: $125

School for Pirates

By John Vesbit

Comedy/Adventure. Students attend a virtual class on how to become a pirate on the high seas right from the comfort of their own homes! The class is hosted by infamous buccaneer No-Beard who teaches students the basics of pirating from wailing their best “Arrgh!” to the most stylish way to walk the plank, and even plundering their own home for hidden treasure! The students in No-Beard’s class become world-class marauders… and best friends in this adventure play designed for Zoom.

SESSION D: July 20-24, 10am-noon
SESSION E: August 10-14, 2-4pm

TUTION: $125

Class Details
  • Limited class size of 12 campers per session.
  • All Campers Receive a Theatre Binder with Script & Activities, and a T-Shirt!
  • All Campers are invited to a curbside meet & greet at Civic the week prior to camp so you can meet your teacher, and receive your class materials – all from the safety of your car!  Times & Dates for the curbside pick-up are TBA, and alternate arrangements can be made for any student who cannot make the pick-up times.

Virtual Play Grades 6-8

For students who have COMPLETED grades 6-8 by June 2020

Theatre students LOVE to perform, and this virtual one act camp will give young artists an opportunity to get back on the (virtual) stage!  Students will learn basic “acting for zoom” techniques, play their favorite theatre games, and rehearse for a 30 minute virtual one act written specifically for THEIR camp!  During the week of camp, students will also get to interact with the playwright, create costumes & props, and collaborate with their fellow artists to bring their One Act play to LIFE!  The final performance will be recorded and uploaded to a private, secure YouTube channel!  The performance will ONLY be available by a link sent to families and will be removed three weeks after the conclusion of camp for the privacy and security of all students. 

There are two different scripts for this age group – register for BOTH camps for double the fun!

TimeTrotters

By Eirann Betka-Pope

Comedy/Adventure. Welcome to the TimeTrotters – a group of young history enthusiasts who travel back in time in order to solve mysteries and challenges. During a routine check-in from their individual posts across the time-travel continuum, members of the team are surprised by an unknown hacker who has infiltrated Headquarters. It’s up to the TimeTrotters to put aside differences and work together to solve the biggest mystery they’ve ever had to deal with.

SESSION A: July 6-10 10am-noon
SESSION B: July 6-10, 2-4pm
SESSION C: July 13-17, 10am-noon

TUTION: $125

MISSION: SPACE ROCKS!

By Eirann Betka-Pope

The year is 2050, and a select group of young, gifted students from NASA’s Space Program have been sent across the universe to collect rock samples from distant planets and report back to Mission Control. Everything goes accordingly to plan…until some members of the crew begin to find evidence that the mission they are on might have more sinister motivations than they signed up for. Will they uncover the mystery and save Mission: Space Rocks!

SESSION D: July 20-24, 2-4pm
SESSION E: August 10-14, 10am-noon

TUTION: $125

Class Details
  • Limited class size of 12 campers per session.
  • All Campers Receive a Theatre Binder with Script & Activities, and a T-Shirt!
  • All Campers are invited to a curbside meet & greet at Civic the week prior to camp so you can meet your teacher, and receive your class materials – all from the safety of your car!  Times & Dates for the curbside pick-up are TBA, and alternate arrangements can be made for any student who cannot make the pick-up times.

Virtual Play Grades 9-12

For students who have COMPLETED grades 9-12 by June 2020

Theatre students LOVE to perform, and this virtual one act camp will give young artists an opportunity to get back on the (virtual) stage!  Students will learn basic “acting for zoom” techniques, play their favorite theatre games, and rehearse for a 30 minute virtual one act!  During the week of camp, students will also get to interact with the playwright, create costumes & props, and collaborate with their fellow artists to bring their One Act play to LIFE!  The final performance will be recorded and uploaded to a private, secure YouTube channel!  The performance will ONLY be available by a link sent to families and will be removed three weeks after the conclusion of camp for the privacy and security of all students.

There are two different scripts for this age group – register for BOTH camps for double the fun!

The Poe Plays

By Quinn Baldwin

Comedy/Mystery. Four teens serving detention find themselves in the middle of some of Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous horror stories! Both funny AND terrifying, teens will love the new twist on Poe’s classic tales.

SESSION A: June 22-26 10am-noon

TUTION: $125

The Fantasists

By Randy Wyatt

Fantasy/Adventure. Young wizard-storytellers compete to be named Fantasist of their island, but in order to win, they will have to work together or crash & burn in spectacularly comic fashion.

SESSION B: August 3-7 10am-noon

TUTION: $125

Class Details
  • Limited class size of 12 campers per session.
  • All Campers Receive a Theatre Binder with Script & Activities, and a T-Shirt!
  • All Campers are invited to a curbside meet & greet at Civic the week prior to camp so you can meet your teacher, and receive your class materials – all from the safety of your car!  Times & Dates for the curbside pick-up are TBA, and alternate arrangements can be made for any student who cannot make the pick-up times.