Time may be running out to register for summer camps across the region, but local families still have time to register for Matthews Playhouse Summer Performing Arts Camps thanks to new sessions that have been added.
Already one of the the largest summer performing arts camps in the region, serving more than 1000 children each year since launching in 1995. To keep up with every growing demand, the theatre has added new sessions to its 2023 summer camp roster and plans to expand to new locations.
For the first time this summer, children can attend Matthews Playhouse Summer Camp in neighboring communities like Indian Trail.
“We are on a mission to extend opportunities to students of all ages and backgrounds in a fun and supportive atmosphere regardless of where they live,” said Matthews Playhouse Executive Director Sarah Baumgardner.
Registration is now open for the following summer camp programs:
When: June 19-23, 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Where: Indian Trail Town Hall: 315 Matthews-Indian Trail
Who: Ages 8-15
What: Matthews Playhouse is proud to partner with Indian Trail Parks and Recreation to present a week of summer performing arts camp in the Indian Trail Town Hall based on the Grammy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winning hit musical, Hamilton! Children aged 8-15 will learn the real stories behind the iconic characters as they face off in epic rap duels, and learn choreography based on the original Broadway production. This fun-filled week will be capped off with a performance on the outdoor stage at Crossing Paths Park. The cost is $310, need-based scholarships are available.
Musical Theatre Dance Camps at Adrianna Eve Company
Where: Adrianna Eve Company at 11025 Monroe Rd. Matthews
What: Matthews Playhouse is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Adrianna Eve Company, a pre-professional dance company located in Matthews. The two arts organizations have joined forces to offer up-and-coming performers opportunities to sharpen their skills, build self-confidence and create happy memories they will always treasure.
Fairytale Dance Camp
When: June 26-30, 9 a.m. – noon
Who: Ages 2-5
What: A fairytale themed dance camp where campers will learn ballet, tap, jazz, and tumbling technique as well as create arts and crafts. Campers are encouraged to wear their finest fairytale attire and will need both ballet and tap shoes.
Musical Theatre Camp
When: June 26-30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Matthews Playhouse, 100 East McDowell Street in Matthews.
Who: Ages 6-10
What: A musical theatre dance camp where campers learn choreography and dance steps from their favorite musicals including; Hamilton, Matilda, Disney Musicals, and many more! Campers will need to wear clothes they can move in and are encouraged, though not required, to have jazz, ballet, or character shoes. The following camp sessions have recently been added and still have availability.
Wicked (Full Day)
When: June 12-16, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Who: Ages 8 to 15
What: We defy gravity exploring one of the most popular musicals of all time: Wicked! Students will learn songs, dances and acting challenges from the hit Broadway musical “Wicked.” Through drama games, improv, music, and movement, students will collaborate to construct their own script and present their original work in a one-of-a-kind performance to share with family and friends.
The Little Mermaid 2 (Half Day)
When: June 19-23, 1-4 p.m.
Who: Ages 4 to 8
What: Come be part of the world of “The Little Mermaid” in this summer adventure! We are taking this story from under the sea to the stage. In this camp we will sing, act, and dance to the songs from “The Little Mermaid” while having fun along the way!
When: June 26 – 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Who: Ages 11 – 13 & 14 – 17
What: 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 at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 30th. Friends and family are welcome!
When: June 26- 30, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Who: Ages 5 to 10
What: Be prepared for a sensational camp filled with not-so-kind intentions. In Disney Villains, students are set to show their true colors in this camp by singing and dancing to the most mischievous songs in Disney history! Featuring songs like “Poor Unfortunate Souls” and “Mother Knows Best,” campers are sure to find the good in being bad.
KiDS Camp- Kids with Disabilities in the Spotlight (Half Day)
When: July 17-21, 9 a.m. – noon
Who: Ages 10-16
What: “KiDS” camp is an opportunity for kids with special needs (specifically delays in social skills, communication and peer interactions due to a cognitive or developmental disability) to explore theatre arts while strengthening social skills! We will incorporate theatre games, props, music, and movement to help campers make friends, build confidence, express emotions, and use their imagination. Limited to 15 campers!
Matilda 2 (Full Day)
When: August 7 – 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Who: Ages 7 to 13
What: Come one; Come ALL revolting children! Is there enough magic in your world? This summer, take a magical journey with Matilda as she creates magic and changes her own story in Matilda Summer Camp!
Singing Intensive (Full Day)
When: August 7 – 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Who: Ages 11 to 17
What: This is a brand new intensive class for anyone who wants to better understand their voice. In this week-long class your instructor will work on preparing and maintaining your voice to withstand the challenges of singing all styles of musical theatre repertoire, including legit, character and belt. At the end of the week students will have received direct feedback from their instructor about their own voice and will perform songs in a special end of class showcase. Space is limited!
For more information about the fees, payment options, and other details, please visit this link.Interested families may also contact a staff member at Matthews Playhouse by calling (704) 846-8343 or email email@example.com.
100 McDowell St
Matthews, North Carolina