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New Orleans-area 2018 summer camp guide: Theater/drama 


THEATER/DRAMA

Anthony Bean Theater Performing Arts Camp 4527 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com
Ages: 7-17 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3
Tuition: $460
Children learn about the arts, develop creative skills and expand their cultural boundaries. There are special art activities and theater workshops in playwriting, performance, production, costuming, lighting and set building.

Carmouche Performing Arts Academy Summer Camp
7979 Earhart Blvd., Unit C, (504) 571-9844; www.cpaatitans.org
Ages: 8-18 years old, coed
Dates: June 12-July 16
Tuition: $50 per week
The program integrates dance, music, spoken word, theater and identity exploration and offers intensive training and creative collaboration, culminating in a performance.

JPAS Summer Intensives
Various locations, (504) 885-2000, ext. 213; www.jpas.org
Ages: Second grade-graduated high school seniors, coed
Dates: Vary by session
Tuition: $150-$850 per session
There are camps focusing on theater, voice, acting, dance, music, musical theater and performing arts.

Musical Theatre CampAges:
30 By Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville, (844) 843-3090; www.30byninety.com
Ages: 8-17 years old, coed
Dates: June 18-29
Tuition: $430, $400 before May 1
Campers at the two-week session will be cast in and perform a junior version of a Broadway musical. The instructor is Emily Antrainer Carmadelle, and camps are limited to 25 participants. There will be performances June 29 and 30 and July 1.

National WWII Museum Bob & Dolores Hope Summer Theater Camp 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944, ext. 466; www.nationalww2museum.org/theater-camp
Ages: Fifth-eighth grade, coed
Dates: July 9-20
Tuition: $275, $250 museum members
Campers learn how the museum's BB's Stage Door Canteen puts on a show, with activities involving singing, dance, comedy and drama.

Rivertown Theaters/Encore Studio Musical Theater CampBeauty and the Beast
325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 737-5977; www.dancetumblemusic.com
Ages: Sixth grade and older, coed
Dates: July 9-29
Tuition: $525
Musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern dance, hip-hop, tumbling, acting, piano, voice and guitar lessons are among the offerings. Camp culminates with campers performing Beauty and the Beast.

Rivertown Theaters/Encore Studio Musical Theater Camp Broadway Baby 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 737-5977; www.dancetumblemusic.com
Ages: Kindergarten-second grade, coed
Dates: June 11-15, July 23-27
Tuition: $175 per session
Musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern dance, hip-hop, tumbling, acting, piano, voice and guitar lessons are among the offerings. Camp culminates with campers performing Broadway Baby.

Rivertown Theaters/Encore Studio Musical Theater CampJoseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 737-5977; www.dancetumblemusic.com
Ages: Third grade and older, coed
Dates: May 29-June 17
Tuition: $525
Musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern dance, hip-hop, tumbling, acting, piano, voice and guitar lessons are among the offerings. Camp culminates with campers performing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

St. Mary's Dominican Drama Camp
7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 5004; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth-ninth grade, girls
Dates: June 11-15
Tuition: $125
The high school's faculty teaches the afternoon camp. Extended care is available.

St. Paul's Drama Camp
St. Paul's Alumni Theater, 917 S. Jahncke Ave., Covington, (985) 892-8256; www.stpauls.com
Ages: 9-13 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-8, June 18-23
Tuition: $170 per session
The afternoon camp is led by Denny Charbonnet and Elise Angelette and includes instruction in acting in and producing a play.

Southern Rep's The Internet is a Distract—Look a Kitten! Summer Theatre Camp Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com
Ages: 8-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 1
Tuition: $650
Theater professionals teach young actors the trade, culminating in three performances featuring the story of a student trying to finish a school paper while being constantly distracted by what she finds on the internet.

Southern Rep's Peter Pan Summer Theatre Camp Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com
Ages: 4-7 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-24
Tuition: $450
Theater professionals teach young actors the trade, culminating in three performances featuring music, Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook, the Crocodile and more.

Southern Rep's Shrek the Musical Jr. Summer Theatre Camp Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com
Ages: 13-18 years old, coed
Dates: July 9-Aug. 5
Tuition: $650
Theater professionals teach young actors the trade, culminating in three performances featuring Shrek and a cast of fairytale misfits set on rescuing a princess.

Southern Rep's Snow White Summer Theatre Camp Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com
Ages: 4-7 years old, coed
Dates: July 5-22
Tuition: $450
Theater professionals teach young actors how to act in a stage production, culminating in three performances featuring music, Snow White and the seven dwarfs.

Summer Shakes — Shakespeare Camp
30 by Ninety Theatre, 880 Lafayette St., Mandeville, (844) 843-3090; www.30byninety.com
Ages: 8-17 years old, coed
Dates: July 9-20
Tuition: $330, $300 before June 1
Under the leadership of Jennifer Bouquet, campers will explore William Shakespeare's The Tempest, learning how to speak Shakespearean language, building body and spatial awareness and learning all the aspects of putting on a theater production. Performances are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. July 21. Space is limited to 25 campers.

TADA! Young Actors & Artists Studio Summer Theatre Camps
5200 Lapalco Blvd., Suite 4, Marrero, (504) 319-5174; www.tadastudionola.com
Ages: 8-16 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-29
Tuition: $300 per two-week session
The camp teaches acting, voice, script memorization, leadership and other qualities needed for a career in theater. Campers in session one will perform You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown the last night of camp. Session two culminates in a performance of Mystery Theater Dinner at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center June 30.

Theater Camp at Mandeville Trailhead St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia St., (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: July 9-13
Tuition: $185, $175 for STAA members
Campers learn to bring stories to life onstage, with the help of a director.




GENERAL/VARIED OFFERINGS

OVERNIGHT CAMPS/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIALTY CAMPS
Academics | Art | Culinary arts | Cheerleading
Fashion | Language Immersion | Music/dance
Photography/videography | Robotics/computers
Science/nature

SPORTS/FITNESS
Baseball/Softball | Basketball
Football | Gymnastics/tumbling | Other/variety of sports
Soccer | Volleyball | Theater/drama | Video games

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