Summer Programs at American Stage

 Ignite your child’s creative voice! At American Stage, we provide quality theatre training in a positive and inspiring environment that gives young people the tools to be fearless, focused, and flexible on stage and in life. Studying theatre arts does not only help students become accomplished and confident performers, it also empowers creative, intellectual, and emotional growth. Our staff is comprised of professional theatre artists and educators. All experience levels are welcome!

“Such a fun and inspiring summer!” – Summer Camp student

“I’ve learned so many life lessons that I could not have gotten anywhere else… I’ve learned how to go about life as a strong minded individual.” – Summer Camp student

“This was the first camp I have EVER heard her say that she was sad it was over. She actually hugged the leaders and told me she wants to go back next year! It is such a good feeling as a mom to know you can check the “success” box when you finally find something that fits your child and he/she likes!” – Summer Camp parent


Basics

  • Summer Camp is held at Admiral Farragut Academy – 501 Park St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710.
  • Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.
  • Lunch is now included each day of summer camp. Dietary options available – details to come.
  • Each camp culminates in a final sharing on the last day of the session beginning at 5pm
  • Pre-Care and After-Care are available for an additional fee. Pre-Care meets from 8am-9am and After-Care meets from 3pm-5pm.
  • Classrooms are broken down into four age levels:
    • Summer Camp: rising grades K-2 & rising grades 3-5 (Students in grades K-2 groups must be at least 5 years of age).
    • Summer Institute: rising grades 6-8 & rising grades 9-12.
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Pricing

  • 1 week-long sessions are $225
  • 2 week-long session is $415
  • 3 week-long musical theatre sessions are $610
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family. Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • A 10% discount is available for Military family members and Teachers (with ID). Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • Supervised extended care is available before and after camp. Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $40 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $70 per week. Daily rates are also available for extended care.
  • Financial Aid applications are due by APRIL 26th, 2019.

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Summer Camp (Grades K-2)

Session 1
June 3-7 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Comedy: Make ‘Em Laugh

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Let your funny bone run wild in this exploration of comedy theatre skills! Through improvisation, students will explore quirky characters, learn the fine art of slapstick, hone their comedic timing, and apply their new skills to comedic scenes.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 10-14 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers: The Incredible SuperKids!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

The Incredible SuperKids to the rescue! Students will use their actor’s tools to explore their individual super powers. They will join forces to save the day while exploring acting fundamentals, and their own creative voices.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 3
June 17-21 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Around the World: Ancient Cultures

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Travel back in time with the American Stage Explorers and visit a new ancient civilization each day! Students will use their actor’s tools and participate in activities that explore the history and cultures from around the world.

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Session 4
June 24-28 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Musical Medley: Dare to Dream Disney

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Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Reach for the stars! This one week musical exploration of inspirational and classic Disney songs will make your heart soar! Including titles such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “You Can Fly”, students will learn melodies of some of our favorite Disney songs and participate in skill building music and movement exercises. All experience levels are welcome!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 1-19 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. K-2

Musical Performance: Best Buddies

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
Lunch Included

Friends forever! Our good friend Winnie the Pooh said it best: “A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.” Join us on a musical journey as we explore the meaning of friendship together. Young artists will discover musical storytelling through songs such as “Getting to Know You” and “Lean on Me,” while performing an original piece about what it means to be a good friend.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 6
July 22-26 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Playmakers: Rainbow Fish and Friends

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Dive under the sea as students explore the themes of The Rainbow Fish! Inspired by the popular children’s book by Marcus Pfister, students will use their actor’s tools to explore story structure and create original characters.

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Session 7
July 29-August 2 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Shipwrecked Shakespeare

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Beware the perilous journey! Some of Shakespeare’s most dynamic characters and storylines stem from the high seas. Join us as we discover popular characters from the Bard’s stormiest tales!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Summer Camp (Grades 3-5)

Session 1
June 3-7 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Comedy: Wisecrackin’ Comedy!

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Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Learn through laughter! Students will explore genres of comedy like satire, word play, character based, and physical comedy. Guaranteed to be hilarious, confidence boosting, AND great for all levels of experience.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 10-14 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Acting Explorers: Heroes and Heroines

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

There is a hero inside us all. In this session, students will explore their own real life role models. Using their actor’s tools, they will discover the hero inside themselves and craft their own story!

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Session 3
June 17-21 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Around the World: Mighty Mythmakers

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Tales of old meet the modern age. Students will explore myths and legends from different cultures around the world, and bring their own interpretation of characters and lessons to life.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 4
June 24-28 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Medley: The Rockin’ 60s

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Groovy! Welcome to the 1960s! In this process-oriented workshop, students will expand their skills in acting, singing, and movement, while exploring the hits that helped to shape the face of American rock music.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 1-19 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Performance: The Music Man, Kids

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
Lunch Included

Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man KIDS features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  The Music Man KIDS is family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!

Master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure?  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 6
July 22-26 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Playmakers: Epic Pirates

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Arrr, Matey! Join us for an odyssey across the Seven Seas. Through rhythmic poetry and creative language, students will use their actor’s tools to craft their own high seas poetry adventure!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 7
July 29-August 2 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Shakespeare … in Space!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Star crossed lovers in a galaxy far, far away… Join us as we bring some of the Bard’s most memorable characters on an intergalactic adventure. You never know what lies ahead!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Summer Institute (Grades 6-8)

Session 1
June 3-7 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Improv: Whose Line … ?!

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Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Explore the art of short form improv comedy through games and scenes inspired by the popular television show Whose Line Is It Anyway. Students will dig into comedic timing, character work, and finding the game of the scene.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 10-14 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Actor’s Lab: The Villain’s Journey

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Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Villains are some of the most complicated characters we see. Join us in this exploration of the characters we love to hate. Students will explore the multi-dimensional backstories and character arcs of villains and anti-heroes while creating truthful characters of all kinds.

To enroll for this session, please call American Stage Education at (727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 3
June 17-21 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

On the Horizon: Game Quest!

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Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Choose Your Own Adventure!  In this one week session, young artists work as an ensemble with a director to create, rehearse, and perform an original video game inspired piece. Students will focus on story structure and character development as the ensemble maps out different adventures that may unfold before the audience!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 4
June 24-28 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Intensive: Songs from The Greatest Showman

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Additional spots added!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

“Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for…” The life and times of P.T. Barnum comes alive through the movie musical The Greatest Showman. Students will celebrate the phenomenal music and message of this magical film.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 1-19 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Production: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.

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sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
Lunch Included

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the record-breaking West End production and the beloved film, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is one blockbuster that is “Truly Scrumptious.”

Eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car is magic, and has the ability to float and take flight. When the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself, the family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. is a high-flying fun-filled adventure!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 6
July 22-August 2 (2 weeks)
Gr. 6-12

Actor’s Lab Production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $415
Lunch Included

For the first time, our Middle School and High School students will work together to tackle a full Shakespearean production! This one act adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical A Midsummer Night’s Dream will transport us to a mystical land with intriguing characters. Students will explore acting technique, classic theatre genres, and learn to make strong, bold choices on stage.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!
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Add Pre-Care here – Week 1Week 2
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Summer Institute (Grades 9-12)

Session 1
June 3-7 (1 week)
Gr. 9-12

Improv: Summer Sketch Comedy

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Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Dive into the world of sketch comedy writing and performance! Students will discover their comedic voice in the collaborative environment of the “writer’s room” and perform in a collection of sketches written by their peers.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 10-14 (1 week)
Gr. 9-12

Actor’s Lab: Dramatic Scenework

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sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Explore some of the more “emo” characters and tense theatrical moments in this one week acting workshop. Students will focus on honest reactions while exploring some darker and more intense themes in classic and modern scenework.

To enroll for this session, please call American Stage Education at (727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 3
June 17-21 (1 week)
Gr. 9-12

Musical Theatre Dance

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Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

… 5, 6, 7, 8! In this high energy musical theatre dance class, students will learn Broadway style choreography from different genres of musical theatre. Explore movement for the stage, and learn to pick up choreography quickly in auditions and rehearsals. All experience levels welcome. *Students planning to participate in the Musical Theatre Intensive and/or the Musical Production sessions are highly encouraged to participate in this session.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 4
June 24-28 (1 week)
Gr. 9-12

Musical Intensive: Sing The Greatest Showman

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To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $225
Lunch Included

Watch it come true, it’s taking over you…this is the Greatest Show!” The life and times of P.T. Barnum comes alive through the movie musical The Greatest Showman. Students will celebrate the phenomenal music and message of this magical film.

*Students planning to participate in this session are highly encouraged to also participate in Session 3 – Musical Theatre Dance.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 5
July 1-19 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 9-12

Musical Production: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.

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sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $610
Lunch Included

Filled with fun flappers, dashing leading men and a villainess you will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie JR. is a clever adaptation of the six-time-Tony-Award-winning Best Musical and the Academy Award-winning film. Thoroughly Modern Millie JR., is the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston!

It’s 1922 in New York City, and a young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the Big Apple in search of a new life.  Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. Millie’s wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage, and the man she actually falls in love with doesn’t have a dime to his name – or so he tells her.  What’s a small town girl to do?

 

*Students planning to participate in this session are highly encouraged to also participate in Session 3 – Musical Theatre Dance.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 6
July 22-August 2 (2 weeks)
Gr. 6-12

Actor’s Lab Production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Coming soon!

sold out!

Summer Institute: 9am – 3pm
Price: $415
Lunch Included

For the first time, our Middle School and High School students will work together to tackle a full Shakespearean production! This one act adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical A Midsummer Night’s Dream will transport us to a mystical land with intriguing characters. Students will explore acting technique, classic theatre genres, and learn to make strong, bold choices on stage.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!
Enroll Today!

Add Pre-Care here – Week 1Week 2
Add After-Care here – Week 1Week 2

With the Support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department at
727-823-1600 x 204 or education@americanstage.org.