2024 Summer Camps
THE SECRET GARDEN
OFC Creations Theatre Center Campus
Over half full!Open to ages 14-18; One week intensive camp Meets Friday, July 5 from 9AM-4PM as well as Monday through Friday July 8-12 from 9AM-4PM daily Performances Friday, July 12 at 7PM; Saturday, July 13 at 2PM; Saturday, July 13 at 7PM; and Sunday, July 14 at 2PM Camp rehearses at the OFC Creations Theatre Center, performances will be held as an immersive experience at The Old Farm Café Auditions in advance of camp on Sunday, June 23, 2024 from 6PM-9PM. If you are unable to make auditions you may still participate by sending in an audition video. Director & Vocal Director: Hunter Ekberg Choreographer: Caeli Carroll Tuition: $365 (Early bird discounts: $345 by March 15, 2024) About the show: The enchanting, Tony Award-winning musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 novel is a compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. Orphaned in India, 11-year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his disabled son Colin. The estate's many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the "Dreamers," spirits from Mary's past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden's compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal. About the program: OFC’s teen intensive program (or Pre-Professional Program) is geared towards students considering a future career in the performing arts. This camp is an “intensive” where the show is auditioned, rehearsed, and performed in a short time period. These are full Broadway or off-Broadway length shows with difficult material, and oftentimes are shows with smaller casts with a limited or no ensemble. Those auditioning and registering for Pre-Professional Teen programs should be prepared to commit themselves to a rigorous rehearsal process with the expectation of work being done at home and outside of the rehearsal room. Directors of the Pre-Professional Teen programs assume those participating want to be performing professionally after high school and will be pushed accordingly, to their fullest potential. Directors hope to bring a glimpse into the professional rehearsal process to prepare students for college, community, and NYC/LA mirrored opportunities. Rehearsals are adjusted based on the needs of the show. By dress rehearsals, costumes, set pieces, and props will be added to enhance the production which will be open and advertised to the public. It is encouraged that all participants not only have previous theatre experience but are also striving towards performing professionally as a career. Before and after care are not available for this program.