SUMMER CAMPS AND MORE
AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE’S
CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS

Feb. 14, 2012 (Jupiter) – Children in grades K-12 have a reason to celebrate this spring and summer break: the return of the Theatre’s popular Conservatory of Performing Arts camp programs!

With a flexible schedule that includes optional pre-care and after-care, budding young performers will participate in a broad range of theatre-related activities, including acting, dancing, singing, prop-making, improvisation, storytelling and more. Each summer camp concludes with a themed performance on the Theatre’s stage.

“Our vacation camps have something for everyone, from dance, magic and musical theatre to comedy,” said Julie Rowe, director of education for the Conservatory. “Our goal is to make sure that all of our students have fun, build confidence, express their creativity and have the opportunity to experience being part of a performance.”

A great way to introduce young children to theatre, the Conservatory’s vacation camp offerings include a secret agent-themed spring break camp (March 19 – 23), a one-day Laugh Out Loud camp (March 26) and Junior and Senior Conservatory summer camps (grades 3-5 and 6-12) that will culminate in full performances of the musicals Bye Bye Birdie and Willy Wonka, Jr. The Senior Conservatory will take place June 11 – 29, while the Junior Conservatory will take place July 9 – 27.

Other camp options include a four-day Magic Camp (July 2 – 6), a one-week Improv and Comedy camp (July 30 – Aug. 3), a one-week Under the Sea camp (August 6 – 10) and a two-week Dance Intensive camp (July 30 – Aug. 10).

Here’s a look at upcoming vacation camp offerings at the Theatre’s Conservatory of Performing Arts:

March 19-23 – Super Secret Agent Spring Break Spy Camp, grades K-5
This spring break, enter the super secret world of secret agent spies at the Conservatory! Students will explore acting, voice and movement with a “secret agent” theme, culminating in a showcase for family and friends. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

March 26 – One Day Laugh Out Loud Camp, grades K-5
Explore your inner comedian in this one-day camp full of fun! Students in grades K – 5 will explore the art of comedy and improvisation. Classrooms will be broken into groups of K – 2 and 3 – 5. $75; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 11-29 – Senior Conservatory, grades 6-12
Students in grades 6 – 12 will rehearse and perform Bye Bye Birdie on the Theatre’s stage June 29 and 30. Camp includes three full weeks of instruction, rehearsals and costumes for both performances; all students will be a part of the production, auditions will be held for placement only. $750; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

July 2 – 6 – Four Day Magic Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with a “magic!” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on July 6. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $160; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

July 9 - 27 – Junior Conservatory, grades 3-5
Students in grades 3 – 5 will rehearse and perform Willy Wonka, Jr. on the Theatre stage July 27 and 28. Camp includes three full weeks of instruction, rehearsals and costumes for both performances; all students will be a part of the production, auditions will be held for placement only. $750; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

July 30 – August 3 – One Week Improv and Comedy Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K – 12 will explore the art of comedy, clowning, improvisation and sketch comedy and perform on the Theatre’s stage on August 3. Classrooms will be broken into groups of K – 2 and 3 – 5. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

August 6 – 10 – One Week Under the Sea Camp, grades K-5
Students in grades K – 5 will experience a theatre overview camp with an “under the sea” theme, culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage August 10. Classrooms will be broken into groups of grades K – 2 and 3 – 5. $200; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

July 30 – August 10 – Two Week Dance Intensive Camp, grades 6-12
Students in grades 6 – 12 will spend two weeks in a “dance intensive” camp, focusing on ballet, jazz, and tap and culminating in a performance on the Theatre’s stage on Aug. 10. Class will be under the guidance of Broadway veteran dancer Brian Andrews. $400; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; pre-care and after-care are also available.

Registration is now open for the Conservatory’s vacation camp programs. Call 561-575-2672 for more information or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

The Theatre also has two exciting productions coming up in May for children and their families: the children’s classic Henry and Mudge and the classic musical Pippin, presented by students at the Conservatory. Here’s a look at the Theatre’s upcoming family shows:

Friday, May 4 – PNC Kids Korner Series presents Henry and Mudge
Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry and his great big canine friend, Mudge, with whom he shares all kinds of adventures! Showtime is 6 p.m. All tickets $12. Produced by TheatreWorksUSA and sponsored by Florida Power and Light.

Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 20 – The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Conservatory of Performing Arts presents Pippin
Once upon a time, the young prince Pippin longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. Little did he know he would find it in the simple pleasures of home and family. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Adults $20, students $15.

About the Maltz Jupiter Theatre
In only nine seasons, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Florida’s preeminent professional theatres, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and national artists. Currently the state’s largest award-winning regional theatre, the Theatre draws over 70,000 people annually, serves a subscription base of more than 7,000 and has world-class classroom facilities in support of its Conservatory of Performing Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The Theatre is a member of the prestigious League of Resident Theatres and has earned numerous Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s highest honor for artistic excellence. For more information about the Theatre’s upcoming shows and Conservatory, visit www.jupitertheatre.org or call the box office at (561) 575-2223.

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