Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Camps still have openings

Tacoma Youth Theatre is proud to announce Summer Theatre Camps

Tacoma Youth Theatre will hold Theatre camps for young actors ages 5-18 beginning on July 8th, 2013.  These camps will mark the one year anniversary of Tacoma Youth Theatre.  The camps are broken down into three series – Theatre Fun Series, Performance Series, and Audition Series.

Theatre Fun Series
Cost: $125.00 per class
OPEN ENROLLMENT - Suggested ages: 5 – 10
Three One-Week Camps - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Discover the joy of theatre! Young actors will love this opportunity to explore the fundamentals of acting through fun games and exercises. Each one-week camp is perfect as a first introduction to the world of theatre, or an ideal supplement for any young actor who regularly performs. Each week stands alone. Sign-up for one class or all three. Enroll early, class sizes are limited.

July 8 - July 12
This fun class teaches the basics of theatrical performance including movement, pantomime, voice, and staging

July 15 - July 19
This fun class teaches the basics of story dramatization and improvisation.

July 22 - July 26
This fun class will focus on character creation & acting choices including physical and vocal character work.

Performance Series
Cost: $175.00 per class
OPEN ENROLLMENT - Suggested ages 8 – 15
Three One-Week Camps - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Designed to immerse young actors in a total theatre experience! Each one-week production offers actors the unforgettable chance to rehearse, design, and publically perform the week’s production.

July 8 - July 12
Performs July 13 @ 3pm
A compilation of scenes from some of Broadway’s most famous playwrights: Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Lillian Hellman, Thorton Wilder and more! – all featuring young characters. Actors will play characters that are their own age in a beautiful collection of some of Broadway’s finest moments.

July 15 - July 19
Performs July 20 @ 3pm
Through selections from her diary and scenes from the award-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, each young actress will take on the role of Anne Frank as we tell one of history’s tragedies through the eyes of a young girl.

July 22 - July 26
Performs July 27 @ 3pm
Join us for this beautiful compilation of scenes and monologues from classic junior fiction. Selections include: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Charlotte’s Web, The Hobbit, The Giver, Little Women and more!

Audition Series
The audition series is designed to provide a complete theatrical experience – from rehearsal to fully produced public performances.  These are productions, not classes.  Actors will only be called to rehearsal as needed.  Tuition is due, if cast, on the first day of rehearsal.

Audition on July 21st @ 3:00 pm
TWO WEEK REHEARSAL - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 29-August 9
performs August 9, 10, & 11
suggested ages: 7-16 
Cost Requested: $200.00
Join Dorothy, Toto and the rest for Tacoma Youth Theatre’s original (non-musical) adaptation of Frank L. Baum’s magical book.

Audition on July 21st @ 5:00 pm
THREE WEEK REHEARSAL - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
July 29 - August 16
performs August 16, 17, & 18
suggested ages: 8 – 18
Cost Requested: $300.00
This witty, original adaptation of the classic folk tale is both funny and heart-warming. Full of complex characters, intrigue and sword play, this a play that any serious young actor will enjoy!

PAY WHAT YOU CAN tuition is not free.
We ask that every young artist enrolled in audition based productions pay the full cost or select a lesser payment their family can afford. Tickets to performances are sold as a fundraiser for Tacoma Youth Theatre.  We encourage all families to participate in this important fundraising effort.

Camps and performances are held at The Center for Spiritual Living, 206 North J Street at Division Ave.
Tacoma Youth Theatre is an educational theatre company with no religious affiliation.

Tacoma Youth Theatre is dedicated to creating high-quality theatre entirely produced by young artists. The company strives to build community by emphasizing core values of self-esteem, empathy, responsibility, collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. Tacoma Youth Theatre provides professional expectations, resources, and mentors that lead young people through the exploration of multiple theatrical disciplines. This process works best in a nurturing, respectful atmosphere where unique individuals, ages 5-18, can discover the impact, success, and joy of theatre for themselves.
Tacoma Youth Theatre is an affiliated program of Shunpike --  the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that fuels innovation in the arts by building productive partnerships, cultivating leadership and providing direct services to arts groups of all kinds. Learn more at

For more information about Tacoma Youth Theatre, please call 253-677-0531, or visit or