Camp Media Theatre the 'Real Deal' for Music Theatre Education and Fun

Video: Summer Camp at Delco's Only Professional Music Theatre


Camp Media Theatre is gearing up for its 12th summer with five two-week sessions focusing on acting, vocal music, and choreography.

The 2012 music theatre camp begins June 18.

At the end of each two week session, campers perform a show with their original scenes and popular Broadway songs. Here is video of last summer's performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Bu3JsjkdI

“Camp Media Theatre is an extraordinary and exciting opportunity for young actors to study,” said Artistic Director Jesse Cline. “With daily classes in the three aspects of music theatre, campers study in a fun environment with professional directors, performers, and technicians. It’s a two-week day camp that is a rewarding experience at Delaware County's only professional music theatre.” 

Camp Media Theatre does not utilize scripted scenes that have been performed previously.

“The campers write and perform their own theatre piece,” Cline said. “The acting scenes are created through improvisational exercises in the acting class, and the show includes Broadway songs and choreographed movement as well. It adds up to an enriching summer program for the youth, and a very entertaining performance for family and friends at the end of each two-week session.” 

Each camp is designed for ages 5 and up, in three separate age groups (ages are split according to the demographics of each session). 

The 2012 Camp Media Theatre Themes are “Disney” June 18-29 (songs from Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King), “Dance” July 2-July 13 (songs from Grease and Movin’ Out), “Jukebox” July 16-27 (numbers from Mamma MiaJersey Boys), “Family” July 30-August 10 (songs fromAnnieThe Sound of Music) , and “Rock-It!” August 13-24 (musical numbers from RentRock of Ages,Tommy). 

The 2012 Teen Camp will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical Jesus Christ Superstar in its entirety. The seven-week camp includes three weeks of rehearsal and four weekends of performance. Only 30 spots are available for the fully produced musical, in which campers work with Media Theatre’s designers and directors, including Resident Music Director Tom Fosnocht. There are 16 performances of Jesus Christ Superstar for the general public July 13-August 5. 

For more information regarding Camp Media Theatre or Jesus Christ Superstar, visit www.mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.

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