Summer Camp 2024
Musical Theatre Camp • June 17 - July 14 • 4 weeks
Performances: July 11-13
Tuition: $2,800 for grade 1-12 full day; $1,876 for entering K half-day
Dates: June 17 - July 13 (No camp July 4)
Times: 9am-1pm for entering K; 9am-3pm for entering grade 1-12
Half day on July 11 & 12 (12pm dismissal)
Grades: Entering K- Recently graduated grade 12
Access Preview - Thursday, July 11 at 10 am
Performance #1 - Thursday, July 11 at 6 pm
Performance #2- Friday, July 12 at 6 pm
Performance #3 - Saturday, July 13 at 12 pm followed by a cast pizza party!
April 23 - Auditions from 3:30-8:30pm (see below for assigned audition slots)
April 28 - Callbacks from 1pm-6pm
May 1 - Final 25% tuition due, no refunds
May 17 - Casting Announced
June 17 - First Day of Camp!
July 4 - No Camp
July 11 & 12 - Half days (12pm dismissal)
ABOUT THE SHOW
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori and a side splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.
What Can I Look Forward To?
PVTC loves this story for the colorful characters, joyful songs, messages of inclusion, and opportunities to explore what makes all of us special. In addition to our typical rotations like music, choreography, rehearsal, and design, each age group of campers will work on developing special creative skills. Campers in grades K through 5 will be studying fairytales and will have the chance to act out fairytale stories and maybe even create their own versions! Middle schoolers will take specialized classes that implement improvisation to build characters and physical acting. High school actors looking for a challenge will be part of regular master acting workshops with a professional actor that will stretch their skills in this production and beyond.
Did you know you can watch the full Broadway version of Shrek the Musical featuring Sutton Foster, Brian D’Arcy James, Daniel Breaker, and Christopher Sieber? Check it out on Broadway HD or rent/purchase the Broadway version on Amazon Prime. Please note: we will be presenting Shrek JR., an abridged version of the show specially curated for young actors 18 and under. This version of the show is crafted with developing voices in mind and contains opportunities to feature every performer meaningfully without the singular focus on the Fiona/Shrek/Donkey trio that we see in a large portion of the full Broadway production.
Tuesday, April 23rd from 3:30-8:30pm
Entering K-1st graders held from 3:30-4:10pm
Entering 2nd-3rd graders held from 4:15-5:15pm
Entering 4th-5th graders held from 5:20-6:20pm
Entering 6th-8th graders held from 6:25-7:25pm
Entering 9th-12th graders held from 7:30-8:30pm
Participants will attend a group audition slot. All actors will be asked to prepare a song and acting piece. We will play some theatre games and will learn a short dance combination at the dance audition, too!
Preparing for your Audition
We want you to have fun! Please prepare:
An introduction: Tell us your name, age, and what you’ll be performing today!
A poem or monologue (1 minute or less): We prefer this to be a memorized piece and encourage comedy since our show is funny! We encourage you to make vocal and physical choices to show off a character.
A vocal audition: 30-60 seconds of you singing to an instrumental karaoke track, preferably a song from a different musical than Shrek. Pick something that shows off your voice and lets you get into character. You’re welcome to make up dance moves and make acting choices while you sing.
Callbacks - Sunday, April 28th from 1-6pm
After auditions, we may need to see a few actors again. In that case, actors should plan to attend callbacks. Callbacks are a fun opportunity to meet your fellow cast members, work with your director, and take a stab at acting scenes from the show. Callbacks will start with theatre warm-ups and games. Students will learn simple choreography from the show. Students interested in speaking and solo roles will also have the opportunity to sing music from Shrek and read sides (short scenes) from the script. Music and sides will be provided before callbacks so students can prepare.
Rehearsal, acting class, choreography, vocal rehearsals, costumes, props, hair, makeup, and age-specific workshops exploring the themes of the show.
CASTING THE SHOW
We want to see what each actor brings to the table! Our team of directors and designers will use your auditions to craft the world of our show with the goal of offering a fun and challenging program specifically for the group of students who sign up.
There will be three performances of Shrek Jr. between July 11th-13th. We will also have the chance to perform an “Access Preview” for a neurodiverse audience during our Thursday preview.
HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP PLAN
In 2024, we will have the following High School Internship opportunities:
Education Interns (Rotation Leaders for elementary and middle school students)
Tech Interns (who will support the production as assistant stage managers, run crew, board ops, and costume crew)
Click here for Intern applications and more information. Applications are due March 8th.
25% non refundable deposit at time of registration
50% of tuition is non-refundable after March 1
75% of tuition is non-refundable after April 5
No refunds will be offered after May 1
You may have noticed that our camp schedule looks a bit different from recent years. The reason is that we are working through a thoughtful and intentional leadership change that will ensure PVTC’s long-term health and viability. Summer productions are a beloved part of PVTC. They are so special! Camp is also our biggest lift and requires the undivided attention of all staff and much support from the board to be successful. Reducing our summer programming in 2024 has been a very hard decision for all of us and we imagine it is disappointing news for some of you, too. Our goal is truly to set PVTC up for long-term success and we appreciate your understanding in this decision. If you’re interested in reading more about the changes at PVTC you can read more here.