STAGE DOOR CONSERVATORY
Offers four popular summer camp programs in musical theater and the performing arts to children in the 3rd through graduating 12th grade. Based in Berkeley, our programs are in close proximity to Albany, Richmond, Oakland, Piedmont, Alameda and other East Bay and Contra Costa communities. Acclaimed artistically, our day camps provide an enriched, supportive and often profoundly memorable experience for children interested in developing and expressing themselves as young actors and theater artists.
June 24 – August 18, 2013
North Berkeley Location
Tuition assistance available
KIDS ON STAGE—For children in the 2nd—6th grade
PRESENTING three plays by the beloved children’s author, Roald Dahl, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox, with special scenes written by our young actors.
Three sessions of KIDS ON STAGE will be held our 2013 summer season, each two- weeks long, with sessions beginning June 24 and ending August 2. Our session dates will be (SESSION 1) June 24 – July 5, (SESSION 2) July 8 – 19 and (SESSION 3) July 22 – August 2. Each session will conclude with a celebratory performance of one of our featured plays at 7:00 PM on the evening of the final day of camp. CARLA LUCERO will be returning as our director. In addition to rehearsing a play, and refining his or her skills as an actor, singer, dancer and performer, your child will learn both about stage-craft and the playwriting process.
COST: : $650 per session plus a $50 registration fee for a camp day or $950 plus a $50 registration fee for a full day until 6:00 PM.
ON BROADWAY—For children in the 5th—9th grade
PRESENTING Fiddler on the Roof
One six-week session of ON BROADWAY will be held from June 24 until August 2 and will culminate in a celebratory production of Fiddler on the Roof presented on August 1, 2 and 3. Our director will be announced.
COST: $1950 plus a $100 registration, script and t-shirt fee or $2,750 plus a $50 registration fee for a full day until 6:00 PM. This year we are offering a 7th and 8th week option for participants wishing to gain more experience in theater production for an additional $500 fee. Four hours of volunteer assistance is requested from each family.
TEENS ON STAGE—For children in the 8th—graduating 12th grade
PRESENTING Legally Blonde, The Musical
One six-week session of TEENS ON STAGE will be held from July 8 until August 16 and will culminate in an exciting production of Legally Blond or Rent directed by RUSSELL WRIGHT and presented on August 16 – 18. Audition for leading roles in our production will occur March 2 and 9. For more information or to schedule an audition, please either call us at 510-521-6250 or email us at email@example.com. We will respond with more information about the audition process and the scheduling options we are offering.
COST: $1950 plus a $100 registration, script and t-shirt fee or $2,750 plus a $50 registration fee for a full day until 6:00 PM. Four hours of volunteer assistance is requested from each family
BACKSTAGE—For 9th through 12th graders
BACKSTAGE is an exciting apprentice/counselor-in-training program for teenagers entering or in high school. Each counselor/apprentice will be asked to select a specific focus, such as choreography, stage and set design, music, costuming, stage management or direction. Participants will be actively engaged in one or more of our productions, and gain invaluable pre-vocational training in their area of focus. Apprentices are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 daily, and must undergo a separate application process, including an interview. Please call us at 510-521-6250 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org office for more details and an application.
SESSION DATES: June 24 – August 1
DOES A CHILD NEED TO HAVE ACTING, SINGING OR DANCING EXPERIENCE?
We welcome children new to theater and acting as well as those with significant training and experience.
ARE THERE AUDITIONS FOR ENROLLMENT?
We do not require auditions for enrollment however we hold auditions for casting. Casting for KIDS ON STAGE and ON BROADWAY occur during the summer, however we offer early auditions for casting of the leading roles in TEENS ON STAGE on March 9 and 16. For more information, please email us at email@example.com.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR CAMP DAY?
Over the course of a week, your child will be involved in a variety of activities including theater games, story-telling, art, singing, acting and dancing, and in some cases, playwriting. We have two daily outdoor breaks, including an hour lunch, plus weekly swimming.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCIAL AID?
Yes, we try to make the experience of Stage Door Conservatory as accessible as possible to the broadest range of children, regardless of their ability to pay. This past year, we offered nearly $60,000 in scholarships to Bay Area youth and are currently seeking grants and donations to assist us with our 2012 scholarship disbursements. If YOU can help, please let us know! To apply, please use this FORM.
ATTEND OUR INFORMATIONAL MEETING
We will hold an informational meeting to provide information about our summer programs on February 23 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held at the Epworth Community Methodist Church at 1953 Hopkins Street. Please join us if you can. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to call us at 510-521-6250 or email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL US AT 510-521-6250 FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you cannot attend our informational meeting, or would like to talk to us more at length or in private, simply call and leave us a voicemail at 510-521-6250 or email us at email@example.com. We would be more than happy to talk with you to answer any questions you might have. You can also visit us online at stagedoorconservatory.org for more information.
SCHEDULE AN AUDITION FOR CASTING IN A NAMED ROLE IN TEENS ON STAGE
Preliminary auditions for leading roles will be held on Saturdays, March 9 and 16 at Epworth Community Methodist Church at 1953 Hopkins Street in Berkeley. To schedule an audition, please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 510-521-6250. Once you contact us, you will receive a confirmation message with instructions, including details regarding what song/s to prepare. Please note: Auditions are NOT REQUIRED for enrollment in TEENS ON STAGE or any other program we offer.
Need more information?
CALL: (510) 521-6250
VISIT OUR WEBSITE: stagedoorconservatory.org
LINK: Stage Door Conservatory 2013 Brochure - Long Version
LINK: Registration Form
LINK: Application - BackStage
LINK: Application - Financial Aid
LINK: Audition Announcement - Legally Blonde, The Musical
LINK: Audition Instructions - Legally Blonde, The Musical