Summer Theatre Intensive 2021

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts’ Theatre Education Program Summer Theatre Intensive is an intensive theatre training program. It is designed to give all students, novices and seasoned performers alike, the opportunity to participate in the theatre experience. The mission of our program is to surround our students with a creative, collaborative atmosphere that fosters their self-esteem and communication skills.

Limited Space Available – Due to COVID-19, all classes will have limited admission to adhere to guidelines set forth by the
New York State and the Center for Disease Control.

Provisions are in place for staff and students to execute Theatre Intensive under current CDC guidelines regarding COVID 19. If indoor execution of this program is prohibited or restricted, provisions are in place to relocate operations to an outdoor environment protected from the weather.

Summer Theatre Intensive Program Details

This is an intensive theatre program. The bulk of the camp session will be spent rehearsing the showcase or on topics related to the showcase. (No sports or recreation breaks.) Students will spend part of some days in classes including dance, voice for musical theatre, and acting technique/improvisation. These classes will focus on general technique for musical theatre, with an emphasis on audition preparation and technique. It is our goal for every student to become a successful auditioner and to have the correct materials and knowledge to be able to do so. Topics relating to the showcase will also be discussed and presented on most days in a full group setting. Students will be grouped into technique classes by school grade level. The showcase will include full group numbers, small group numbers, and possibly a limited number of solos and/or duets. After students are comfortable and prepared, there will be a very low-stress audition process to both evaluate the level at which the students are for class work and to place them into group numbers for the showcase. Any solos and/or duets will be decided on the basis of classwork.

**Enrollment in our Summer Theatre Intensive Program is limited. When a child is enrolled and payment is made in full-their space in the program is guaranteed. If for any reason a child must withdraw NO REFUNDS WILL BE OFFERED. If a child must withdraw, CREDIT ONLY toward future purchases at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts is available.

Summer Theatre Inquiry

About The Sessions

In this session of camp, students will focus on musicals that take place during or were impacted by significant events in history. Students will study musicals covering historical events spanning over four centuries; whether it’s the modern retelling of Henry VIII’s wives in Six, the beating heart of the June rebellion of 1832 in Les Miserables, or the swinging songs saluting our World War II veterans in Bandstand, the students will grow to appreciate the history of these landmark times and learn how history influences art and culture.

Historical Musicals

In this session of camp, students will focus on musicals that take place during or were impacted by significant events in history. Students will study musicals covering historical events spanning over four centuries; whether it’s the modern retelling of Henry VIII’s wives in Six, the beating heart of the June rebellion of 1832 in Les Miserables, or the swinging songs saluting our World War II veterans in Bandstand, the students will grow to appreciate the history of these landmark times and learn how history influences art and culture.

Session 1: July 5 – July 23, 2021
3 week program Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm (age 7- 18)
Showcase: Saturday, July 24, 2021 – 10:00 am

Cost per youth: $1,200.00 ($1,075.00 Members)

*Reduced Rates are available on a sliding-scale. Application and proof of income via your Federal Tax Return must be submitted at time of enrollment with full payment of amount due.

Jukebox Musicals

This session of camp will revolve around the jukebox musical. Jukebox musicals feature the hit songs of popular musical artists and create a story with the use of these songs. Students will study musicals that were written by or used music from popular artists. Students will learn music from popular jukebox musicals including Mamma Mia! (based on the music of ABBA), Saturday Night Fever (based on the music of the Bee Gees), and We Will Rock You (based on the music of Queen). Students will learn how standalone songs can be brought together to create original stories.

Session 2: July 26 – Aug. 14, 2021
3 week program Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm (age 7- 18)
Showcase: Saturday, Aug. 15, 2021 – 10:00 am

Cost per youth: $1,200.00 ($1,075.00 Members)

*Reduced Rates are available on a sliding-scale. Application and proof of income via your Federal Tax Return must be submitted at time of enrollment with full payment of amount due.

Important Camp Information

  • We accept youth ages 7 – 18.

  • First time enrollees in our TEP Program must pay a $40.00 administration fee.

  • All classes will meet at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts.*

  • Enrollment is limited to 35 youth per session. (Per COVID 19 Restrictions)

  • No transportation or food is provided by the TEP Program.

  • All classes must be paid in full at time of registration.

  • Summer Theatre Intensive 2021 is held daily, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for 3 weeks

  • Session 1 – July 5 – July 23, 2021
    (Showcase, July 24, 2021, 10:00 am)

  • Session 2 – July 26 – August 13, 2021
    (Showcase, Aug. 14, 2021, 10:00 am)

  • All students will take part in a showcase at the end of each 3-week session.

  • Missed classes cannot be made up.

  • $40.00 ONE-TIME ADMINISTRATION FEE FOR NEW STUDENTS.

  • Youth must be transported to and from the theatre by either a parent or guardian, or an authorized individual of the enrollee.

  • All students should bring their own bag lunch and snacks.

  • No youth will be permitted to leave the facility at any time.
    (i.e. they can not go around the corner for pizza).

  • NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON

  • Discount for Members as noted. 5% Discount for siblings registered in the same session.

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