A summer full of fun for young people at Ogunquit Playhouse

OGUNQUIT – Ogunquit Playhouse Arts Academy will be offering a full range of on-site youth programs this summer for ages 8-18. Camp Experiences sell out every year, attracting students from across New England and creating lasting memories for campers and staff.

Led by a team of professional teacher artists, these educational programs will guide students through the process of creating a performance, developing fundamental theater skills and building self-confidence through the power of team collaboration.

Each onsite camp is limited to 20 students, in full compliance with state and federal CDC guidelines for social distancing. Rising Stars and Center Stage campers will rehearse in The Colony’s fully open barn, with stage performances at Leary Pavilion, the brand new, fully covered 25,000 square foot outdoor theater on the South Lawn of the Playhouse campus. Junior players will rehearse on the Playhouse Stage with all doors open and perform on the Leary Pavilion Stage. Drama and improv camps will be held at The Colony.

RISING STARS (5-7 YEARS)

The Velveteen Bunny: The humblest toy in the nursery, the Velveteen Bunny wins the love of a young boy while learning the joy and pain of becoming “real.” Tuition: $375. Camp Session: June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performance on June 26 at 10 a.m.

Goin’ Buggy: Members of the bug population take on personalities and demand the respect and positive attention they have lacked for so long. Tuition: $375. Camp Session: August 2-6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performance August 7 at 10 a.m.

The Princess and the Pea: This is a musical take on Hans Christian Andersen’s charming classic about Prince Peter’s search for a real princess. Tuition: $375. Camp Session: August 23-27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Performance August 28 at 10 a.m.

Ogunquit Playhouse Arts Academy will offer a full range of on-site youth programs this summer for ages 8-18.

CENTRAL STAGE (8-10 YEARS)

Little Red Riding Hood: This retelling of the classic tale finds Little Red rushing to face a karate black belt grandmother battling a Harvard-educated wolf and all the incredibly unique characters she meets along the way. Tuition: $525. Camp Session: July 5-9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performance on July 10 at 10 a.m.

Could you kiss a cactus? : based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner, this new musical follows a group of children as they come together to create a show brimming with creativity. Tuition: $525. Camp Session: August 16 to 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Performance on August 21 at 10 a.m.

JUNIOR PLAYERS (11-18 YEARS)

Prince Street’s Alice in Wonderland Players (ages 11-14): From the company synonymous with theater for young audiences, Lewis Carroll’s Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole into a world like she’s never seen. Tuition: $575. Camp Session: July 19-23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performance July 24 at 9:30 a.m., noon. July 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Disney’s Frozen, Jr. (Ages 13-18): This enchanting modern classic, from the magical land of Arendelle, features all of the music by Robert and Kristen-Anderson Lopez from the animated film, plus five new songs from the production of Broadway. Tuition: $775. Camp session: June 21 to July 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performance July 3 at 9:30 a.m., noon. July 4 at 9:30 a.m. noon.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. (ages 13-18): Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale launched the second golden age of Disney musicals, thanks to the passionate partnership of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Tuition: $900. Camp Session: July 12-30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performance July 31 at 9:30 a.m. August 1 at 9:30 a.m.

Pinkalicious (13-18): Based on the bestselling children’s book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious Pinkerton is an imaginative young girl whose pink indulgence leads her into the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that plagues her. makes pink from head to toe. Tuition: $775. Camp session: August 2 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Performance August 14 at 9:30 a.m., noon. August 15 at 9:30 a.m.

ACTING AND IMPROVEMENT (10-18 YEARS)

New this summer, whether beginners or experienced, this program is designed for young actors to learn the basics of acting, build confidence and active listening skills, while creating scenes that reinforce and explore unique ideas. . Tuition: $325. Camp Session #1 (10-12 years old): July 13 to August 5, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Camp Session #2 (13-18 years old): July 12 to August 4, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ogunquit Playhouse provides financial assistance for Academy of Arts programs. The scholarships are open to qualified students, provided by donors who share our passion for world-class theater education. The scholarship application portal is now open at ogunquitplayhouse.org/education. All nominations must be received no later than April 30.

Online registration for the summer lineup begins May 10 at ogunquitplayhouse.org.

For more information, visit ogunquitplayhouse.org/education or email registration@ogunquitplayhouse.org

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