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Play Production Camps

Play Production Camp meets for one week and ends in a production on stage with sets made by the actors and costumes pulled from our stock.  NOT ALL ACTORS will wear costunes.  Performances are held on the last day of camp.

Roles: PLEASE NOTE: Not all actors will have large roles in the plays.  Actors will be placed in their roles based on age, experience, ability and desire.  EVERYONE will play a part and be included in the productions. It is important to remember that while every child cannot get a lead role, every role is crucial to tell a meaningful story on stage. There will be times when your child is watching and listening to rehearsal while we rehearse scenes they are not in.  We will take breaks from rehearsal throughout the day to play theatre games, eat snacks and do acting exercises and warm-ups to enhance the fun and learning experience in the world of theatre arts. 

On the 1st Day of Camp, parents are required to stay for a 10 minute orientation meeting

Camper must be camp age by May 1, 2018

A 2018 Registration Fee of $25 will be charged per Camper (includes T-Shirt)


Improv Comedy 1: Beginning and Advanced

Ages 10 - 17

June 25 - June 29   10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, June 29 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

How do they do that?  Learn to make up scenes on the spot and perform them.  Young actors will learn to think on their feet.  In the mornings we will improv, and in the afternoons we will create our improv show.  Aspiring actors will learn warm-ups, how to improvise a scene and how to put together a performance.  Actors will be divided by age and experience.  We will end the week with a genuine improv show.


Acting Intensive

Ages 12 - 18

July 9 - July 13  10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, July 13 @ 7:00pm

Tuition: $325

This acting intensive program will include scene study, movement, Alexander Technique, stage fighting, stage make-up, scenes from the classics and audition techniques. Class will end with a one-act play in front of an invited audience. Students will receive a critique from their auditions. Our evening of theatre will be performed 7:00pm on Friday July 13.


Dracula: The Twilight Years

Ages 9 - 17

July 16 - July 20   10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, July 20 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

A group of students lose their way and find themselves spending the night in the castle of Count Dracula in this spoof of the vampire craze.  We'll create a world of zany characters and share our story with family and friends on Friday.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Ages 8 - 14

July 23 - July 27    10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, July 27 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

Join Charlie and Grandpa Joe as they visit Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory after winning the golden ticket!  We'll choose parts of this popular book by Roald Dahl to bring this magical story to life on stage.


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Ages 8 - 14

August 6 - August 10    10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance:  Friday, August 10 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

The stories of Narnia will be our theme as we create a production with many of our favorite characters in just one week.  We will use the story to create characters, solve conflicts and allow good to win over evil.  We'll choose a part from the series of books that involves action, adventure and drama to perform on Friday.


A Wrinkle in Time

Ages 9 - 14

August 13- August 17   10:00am - 4:00pm

Performance: Friday, August 17 @ 3:00pm

Tuition: $280

Let's travel through time and space with Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin as we perform our own version of the famous book turned movie.  We'll bring to life some of our favorite scenes on our stage.


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  • Please Note +

    Website Registration is not required prior to enrolling in any classes or camps. 

    See FAQ here

  • Scholarships +

    Partial scholarships are available for Summer camps and will be considered up until May 1st, 2018.  Please contact the Playhouse prior to enrolling in a class, you will be given instructions on enrolling and securing a spot for the class.  Please complete the

    Scholarship Application Form

    and follow the submission guidelines. 


  • Refund Policy +

    Cancelations are accepted until 3 weeks (21 days) prior to start of class or camp. If you are unable to cancel at least 3 weeks before the class or camps first day, no refunds will be given. Prior to that time you may receive a refund minus a $25.00 administrative fee.  This $25.00 fee also applies to any changes in class registration not initiated by Matthews Playhouse.

  • Waiting List +

    Full Classes will allow for "Waiting List" enrollment.  The waiting list requires all the same steps as above with the exception of payment.  You will be notified via e-mail and phone call if a position becomes available.  If a position does become available you can make your payment by logging onto the website and going to Account Information Menu and "Your Enrolled Classes"  where you see the "Pay Now" button.

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