At this time, all camps are scheduled to run as planned. Any adjustments or changes due to COVID-19 would be announced in mid-June. We look forward to seeing you this summer
Located at 200 W. Ridge Rd, the Kodak Center is a popular venue with multiple floors and studios for camp activities and rehearsals. Directly off of 104-E, the Kodak Center is convenient for our West Side campers, but is a direct drive by taking 590 to 104 from the East. Performances take place in the intimate Studio Theatre which holds 180 audience members. The center also features a huge parking lot and 1st floor cafe.
Camps at the Kodak Center
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
July 6th – July 18th, 2020
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performances July 17th at 7PM, July 18th at 2PM & 6PM
Camp & performances at Kodak Center Studio Theatre
Theatre Director: Emily Beseau
Vocal Director: Elizabeth Lind
Choreographer: Hunter Ekberg
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character, the Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family. The magical musical is full of catchy songs and countless roles to feature young performers!
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and could be the school pupils' saving grace!
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us... who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.
Ever dreamed of sashaying across the stage, twirling in your glittering costume as your lips move effortlessly to the music, all eyes on you? Learn drag from the professionals, live and in person. We'll cover everything from the history of drag through current trends, makeup, costuming, wig styling, character creation, hosting and performance skills, and the professional tips you may need to book shows and cultivate a professional reputation. The one week camp will culminate in a spectacular drag production! Come all potential kings & queens! Includes make-up kit to take home!
Open to ages 8 to 17
Vivian Darling is from Rochester, NY where she runs her own production company—Vivian Darling Productions. There, she directs and stars in drag based theatrical performances. Their latest project was drag murder mystery musical premiered at the 2019 Rochester Fringe Festival. She also hosts Rochester’s Monthly Drag Queen Bingo in association with the OutAlliance as a monthly fundraiser. She recently won 1st runner-up and Miss Congeniality at the Miss Gay Rochester Pageant this November. She has also worked with Ike Avelli and Tym Moss in 50 Shades of Gay during the Rochester Fringe Festival. Not only does she love to perform, she also loves to give back to the community. She’s raised money 5 years in a row to help raise funds for a Gay Youth Prom in Rochester, 6 years in a row for Trans Youth in Rochester, Breast Cancer Benefits and Awareness, and advocating for positive body image, self love and acceptance through her performances. She has a degree in theatre with a dual focus on directing and costume design.
Save $100 (normally $1,000) when signing up for THREE camps!
Also, ask about our Before-Care & After-Care programs
An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd: School Edition, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop. Mrs. Lovett's luck sharply shifts when Todd's thirst for blood inspires the integration of an
ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up. Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 Tony Awards (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere.
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap...until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse. Hit tunes include: All That Jazz, When You’re Good To Momma, Razzle Dazzle, Mister Cellophane, and many more.
About our choreographer: Terri Filips Vaughan is the Professor of Dance, Choreographer, and Department Chair of Theatre & Fine Arts for Niagara University. she had the privilege of working alongside the great musical team of John Kander and the late Fred Ebb. Terri also serves as a judge for the Cutting Edge Dance Competitions around the United States.
It’s the tail end of the big, bad 80s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing and longs for small-town girl Sherrie, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes. But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled club into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherrie, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it's too late? "Don't stop believing" the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and more hold the answer.
About Our Masterclass Guest: Shannon Mullen is originally from Rochester NY and played Sherrie on the National Tour of Rock of Ages. She also toured the country with Legally Blonde as Brooke Wyndham, in Hairspray as Tammy, and on Broadway in A Bronx Tale.