Teen Camps

Ages 12 - 18

OFC's Teen Performers feature a range of students who are bound for Broadway, enjoy performing for fun, and are first timers. OFC welcomes all teens to continue or begin their theatre journey in our High School Teen program. Typically, the teen productions tackle a full Broadway or off-Broadway-length show, not a reduced version, with a script and score designed for adults and professionals. Auditions will be held on the first day, but all registered teens for the program will receive a part (or parts) in the show with our “no cut” policy. Audition materials will be emailed out to registered students in advance to prepare, and the director will review the material(s) upon arrival. While no previous experience is required, many students have been performing since they were in diapers. Directors are ready to meet all students at their respective experience level and feature their skill sets appropriately, no matter how long they have been performing. The experience should be fun and enjoyable for all participants, with a focus on putting on the best show possible.

The 25th Annual Putnam County

Spelling Bee

CAMP FULL!

Open to ages 13-18; One Week Camp Intensive
July 5-10, 2021, Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM; Performances Friday, July 9 at 7PM, and Saturday, July 10 at 2PM

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 23 from 12PM-2PM.
Camp and performances at the OFC Creations Theatre Center
Co-Directors: Hunter Ekberg & Alexandria Ireijo

Tuition: $330

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.

 

Please note the characters in this show can be played by any gender.

There is no "ensemble" in this show. Only named lead parts.
 

Our Summer Teen Theatre Program encourages our campers to go above and beyond the requirements in order to become the best possible performer. Working alongside professional directors, campers will have a unique opportunity to grow as actors and individuals. Campers will enhance their skills in character motivations and development, different styles of dance, and new genres of vocal selections.

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Rent:
School Edition

CAMP FULL!

Open to ages 13-18; Two week camp
July 12-24, 2021, Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM; Performances Friday, July 23 at 7PM, and Saturday, July 24 at 2PM and 7PM
Camp and performances at the Kodak Center Studio Theatre
Director: Courtney Schutt
Vocal Director: Eric Schutt

Tuition: $350


Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent School Edition is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent School Edition follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. The physical and emotional complications of the disease pervade the lives of Roger, Mimi, Tom and Angel. Maureen deals with her chronic infidelity through performance art; her partner, Joanne, wonders if their relationship is worth the trouble. Benny has sold out his Bohemian ideals in exchange for a hefty income and is on the outs with his former friends. Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, feels like an outsider to life in general. How these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts provides the narrative thread to this groundbreaking musical.
 

Our Summer Teen Theatre Program encourages our campers to go above and beyond the requirements in order to become the best possible performer. Working alongside professional directors, campers will have a unique opportunity to grow as actors and individuals. Campers will enhance their skills in character motivations and development, different styles of dance, and new genres of vocal selections. Please note: This teen camp contains serious and mature PG-13 material, and age bracket is based on past summer offerings

Also, ask about our Before-Care and After-Care program

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Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical

Only 2 spots left!

Open to ages 13-18; Two week camp
July 26-August 7, 2021, Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM; Performances Friday, August 6 at 7PM, and Saturday, August 7 at 2PM and 7PM
Camp and performances at the Kodak Center Studio Theatre
Director: Courtney Schutt
Vocal Director: Eric Schutt

Tuition: $350


The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
 

Our Summer Teen Theatre Program encourages our campers to go above and beyond the requirements in order to become the best possible performer. Working alongside professional directors, campers will have a unique opportunity to grow as actors and individuals. Campers will enhance their skills in character motivations and development, different styles of dance, and new genres of vocal selections. Please note: This teen camp contains serious and mature PG-13 material, and age bracket is based on past summer offerings

Also, ask about our Before-Care and After-Care program

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Broadway Bound Bootcamp *NEW*

Open to ages 14-18; One week evening camp
Monday, August 9th - Thursday, August 12th from 5PM-9PM
Public performances on Saturday, August 14th at 3PM and 7:30PM
Camp and performances at the OFC Creations Theatre Center

Instructed by professional Broadway performers Kara Lindsay (Wicked, Beautiful, Newsies), Kevin Massey (Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis, Tarzan), and Frankie Paparone (Shrek, Elf)

Tuition: $300

In OFC’s Broadway Bound Bootcamp students will not only learn from professional Broadway stars, but they will also perform alongside them on stage! Limited to 30 students.

The bootcamp will be broken up into mini masterclasses in acting, singing, and dance while preparing for solo and group performances. Students will attend Monday through Thursday from 5PM-9PM, on Monday/Wednesday students will work on solos with Kara Lindsay and Kevin Massey. Student solos will need to be picked out in advance and approved by OFC staff prior to the first day. During the masterclasses, Kara and Kevin will give students insightful and constructive feedback on how to improve their vocal and acting abilities to be “bound for Broadway.”

On Tuesday/Thursday, students will work with Frankie Paparone on learning choreography for a large group number. This number will feature all the students as an ensemble with additional solo opportunities. The music for the group number will be taught throughout the week.

 

On Saturday, students will perform in the Broadway Bound Bootcamp showcase. The showcase will feature each student performing their solo from the week, solo and duet performances by Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, and Frankie Paparone, as well as the group number in which Kara, Kevin, and Frankie will also perform as featured soloists.


Instructor: Kara Lindsay
Broadway: Wicked (Glinda), Beautiful (Cynthia Weil), Newsies (Katherine) Original Cast/ Fathom Events Film. National Tour: Wicked (Glinda), Little House on the Prairie (Laura). Paper Mill Playhouse: Newsies, Little House...Prairie. Sacramento Music Circus: Singin in the Rain (Kathy Seldon). NCT: Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins).Kansas City Starlight: Cinderella (Cinderella). Kansas City Rep: Cabaret (Sally Bowles). 5th Avenue: Lone Star Love (Miss Ann Page). Geva: A Christmas Carol (Belle). TV: “Murphy Brown”, ABC's Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Tony Awards. BFA Carnegie Mellon University. @karalindsay1 

Instructor: Kevin Massey
Broadway: Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Monty Navarro u/s), Memphis (Huey u/s), Tarzan (OBC, Tarzan u/s), Deaf West’s Big River (Revival OBC, swing), Antony & Cleopatra (Eros, NYCO at Carnegie Hall). Off-Broadway: Bella: An American Tall Tale (Bonny Johnny/Snaggletooth, Playwrights Horizons). Tours: Gentleman's Guide... (originated Monty Navarro, 1st National), Little House on the Prairie (originated Almanzo Wilder, 1st National, Paper Mill, Guthrie Theater). Europe: Tarzan (Tarzan, Hamburg), Grease! (Doody, tour). Select Regional: Sunset Blvd. (Artie, North Shore MT), The Rivals, musical (originated Jack Absolute, BRT)  Titanic (Bride, PCLO), The Full Monty (Malcolm, PCLO), Bonnie & Clyde (Ted, Asolo Rep), The Three Musketeers (originated D’Artagnan, Chicago Shakespeare), Pippin (Pippin, Utah Shakes & KC Rep); UNC Morehead-Cain Scholar. TV: ABC’s The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, Tony Awards, CBS Macy’s Day Parade. @kcmassey1

Choreographer: Frankie Paparone
Broadway/NYC: Shrek, Elf (Madison Square Garden). Off-Broadway: I Spy a Spy. National/international Tours: Elf, Fame. Regional: Goodspeed, Muny, Ogunquit Playhouse, Kennedy Center, North Shore, Maine State Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Gateway Playhouse, Northern Stage, and Weschester Broadway. Outside of performing Frankie is a dance educator and adjudicator.

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Disney's Newsies

CAMP FULL!

Open to ages 12-18; Two week camp

August 9-21, 2021, Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM;

Performances Friday, August 20 at 7PM, and Saturday, August 21 at 2PM and 7PM

Camp and performances at the Kodak Center Studio Theatre

Director: Courtney Schutt

Vocal Director: Eric Schutt

Choreographer: Shari Bischoping

Tuition: $350


It's time to carry the banner on your stage with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message.

Our Summer Teen Theatre Program encourages our campers to go above and beyond the requirements in order to become the best possible performer. Working alongside professional directors, campers will have a unique opportunity to grow as actors and individuals. Campers will enhance their skills in character motivations and development, different styles of dance, and new genres of vocal selections. 

Also, ask about our Before-Care and After-Care program

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Disney's Freaky Friday

Over half full

Open to ages 12-18; Two week camp
August 16-28, 2021, Monday-Friday from 9AM-3PM; Performances Saturday, August 28 at 2PM and 7PM; Camp and performances at the OFC Creations Theatre Center
Director: Courtney Larkin
Vocal Director: Brianna Ross

Tuition: $350

When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another in a way they never could have imagined. Filled with flashy dance numbers, hysterical “incidents,” and catchy tunes by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal), campers and audiences will fall in love with Disney’s Freaky Friday!

Our Summer Teen Theatre Program encourages our campers to go above and beyond the requirements in order to become the best possible performer. Working alongside professional directors, campers will have a unique opportunity to grow as actors and individuals. Campers will enhance their skills in character motivations and development, different styles of dance, and new genres of vocal selections. 

Also, ask about our Before-Care and After-Care program

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