Teen Camps

Ages 11 - 17

Our Summer Teen Theatre Program encourages our students to go above & beyond the requirements in order to become the best possible performer. Working alongside professional directors and designers, campers will enhance their skills and techniques in character motivations and development, different styles of dance, and new genres of vocal selections.

Camps start EVERY week for this age group!

2020 Teen Camps

Footloose:
The Musical

July 6th – July 18th, 2020
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performances July 17th at 7PM,
July 18th at 2PM & 6:30PM
Camp and performances at Lyric Theatre Main Stage
Theatre Director:  Jason Rugg
Vocal Director:  Brianna Ross
Choreographer:  Mandi Lynn Griffith-Gurell

Open to ages 11 to 17

Tuition: $350 ($325 early bird tuition by April 1st)

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farm town, Ren isn't prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher. He is determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (including Holding Out For A Hero, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, Almost Paradise, and many more), FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening and
guiding young people.

Save $150 (normally $1,050) when signing up for THREE camps!
Also, ask about our Before-Care & After-Care programs

Sweeney Todd
School Edition

July 13th – July 25th, 2020
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performances July 24th at 7PM,
July 25th at 2PM & 6:30PM
Camp & performances at Kodak Center Studio Theatre
Theatre Director:  Courtney Weather Schutt
Vocal Director:  Eric Schutt

Open to ages 11 to 17

Tuition: $350 ($325 early bird tuition by April 1st)


An infamous tale, Sweeney Todd, 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.

 

Save $150 (normally $1,050) when signing up for THREE camps!
Also, ask about our Before-Care & After-Care programs

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

July 20th – Aug 1st, 2020
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performances July 31st at 7PM Aug 1st at 2PM & 6:30PM
Camp and performances at Lyric Theatre Main Stage

Theatre Director & Choreographer:  Gregory Maddock
Vocal Director:  Hunter Ekberg
Assistant Director & Choreographer:  Jillian Oddo

Open to ages 11 to 17

Tuition: $350 ($325 early bird tuition by April 1st)


Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies. Featuring hit Disney tunes, including: Out There, God Help The Outcast,
Hellfire, and Someday.

Save $150 (normally $1,050) when signing up for THREE camps!
Also, ask about our Before-Care & After-Care programs

Chicago
High School Edition

July 27th– Aug 8th, 2020
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performances Aug 7th at 7PM,
Aug 8th at 2PM & 6:30PM
Camp & performances at Kodak Center Studio Theatre
Theatre Director:  Courtney Weather Schutt
Vocal Director:  Brianna Ross
Choreographer: Terri Filips Vaughan

Open to ages 11 to 17

Tuition: $350 ($325 early bird tuition by April 1st)


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.

Save $150 (normally $1,050) when signing up for THREE camps!
Also, ask about our Before-Care & After-Care programs

Sister Act
The Musical

Aug 3rd – Aug 15th, 2020
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performances Aug 14th at 7PM,
Aug 15th at 2PM & 6:30PM
Camp & performances at Lyric Theatre Main Stage
Theatre Director & Choreographer:  Courtney Larkin
Vocal Director:  Hunter Ekberg

Open to ages 11 to 17

Tuition: $350 ($325 early bird tuition by April 1st)

 

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and truly moving story, Sister Act will leave campers & audiences breathless.

Save $150 (normally $1,050) when signing up for THREE camps!
Also, ask about our Before-Care & After-Care programs

Rock of Ages
High School Edition

Aug 10th – Aug 22nd, 2020
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performances Aug 21st at 7PM,
Aug 22nd at 2PM & 6:30PM
Camp & performances at Kodak Center Studio Theatre
Theatre Director:  Courtney Weather Schutt
Vocal Director:  Brianna Ross

Camp Masterclass Guest: Shannon Mullen
Open to ages 11 to 17

Tuition: $350 ($325 early bird tuition by April 1st)

 

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.

Save $150 (normally $1,050) when signing up for THREE camps!
Also, ask about our Before-Care & After-Care programs

Drag Camp

101

Session 1: July 6th – 11th at Kodak Center
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performance on July 11th at 2PM
Session 2: Aug 17th – 22nd at Lyric Theatre
Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM daily
Performance on Aug 22nd at 11AM

Co-Instructor:  Vivian Darling (aka Kevin Milliard)
Co-Instructor: Erin Morrison-Fortunato
Assistant Instructor: Psy Kodick (aka Michael Cavan)

Open to ages 8 to 17

Tuition: $300 ($275 early bird tuition by April 1st)


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! Join us for 1 or both sessions! 
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