Curtain Call offers two different summer programs for youth: our Summerstock Programs (conservatory-style classes in dramatic and musical theatre arts) and our Summer Youth Theatre which produces a full-scale musical production each summer featuring performers and technicians entering grade four thru age twenty-one. Scroll down below our calendar for information on each.
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Summerstock Full-Day Workshops
Our Summerstock and Summerstock Junior full-day performance workshops are conservatory-style programs where students hone creative, collaborative, performance and social skills. Summerstock and Summerstock Junior for 2021 is scheduled to take place IN-PERSON here at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex. (Some guidelines, such as masks, may still be in place.)
There are four separate, two-week sessions that run Monday thru Friday. Our Summerstock and Summerstock Junior programs can accommodate a maximum of 40 students per session. Students are then divided into age-appropriate groups for class rotations between three instructors, each in their own specialized area of study.
Every Summerstock and Summerstock Junior session culminates in a showcase of student work. (It is still uncertain if our showcases will be held with in-person audiences this summer or if they will be recorded and then made available to parents and families.) The day typically runs 9:30am to 4:30pm in-person for grades 6 thru 12 and 10:00am to 3:00pm in-person for grades K to 5. A lunch and snack break will be part of the daily schedule. Lunch will normally take place on the playground and picnic area of the Sterling Farms property, weather permitting. Students will need to bring their own lunch, snack and water bottles.
Sibling Discounts and Payment Plan Options are available. Scholarships are available for students in need. Details on how to apply can be found in the sidebar to the right if you are on your computer or tablet (or to the bottom if you are on your phone).
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For students entering Grades 6 to 12:
SUMMERSTOCK CREATIVE THEATRE: For students entering grades 6 thru 12. June 28 to July 9, 2021, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Improv, Shakespeare and Modern Acting.
Registration: $750 (Register for both Creative and Musical and save $200.)
SUMMERSTOCK MUSICAL THEATRE: For students entering grades 6 thru 12. July 12 to 23, 2021, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm. Acting, Singing and Dancing
Registration: $800 (Register for both Creative and Musical and save $200.)
For students entering Grades K to 5:
SUMMERSTOCK JUNIOR: two separate, two week sessions for students entering grades K to 5:
Session One: July 26 to August 6, Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Session Two: August 9 to 20, 2021, Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Acting, Improv, Singing and Dancing.
Registration: $750 (Per session. Register for both Sessions One and Two and save $200.)
A few images from past Summerstock and Summerstock Junior programs:
Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre (SYT)
Now entering its 31st summer, Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative outlets for youth both on stage and behind the scenes. Rehearsals are typically held Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm (with some weekends) beginning mid-June while crew work on sets, costumes, lights, etc. takes place Saturdays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Performances are typically the first two weeks in August. Overall, our Summer Youth Theatre provides nearly 100 hours of creative enrichment and interaction for youth with common interests under the guidance of a team of area professionals.
Participation fee for cast and crew is $50. (Each additional sibling receives $25 off.)
(PLEASE NOTE: Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is its own, individual program and NOT part of Curtain Call’s Summerstock and Summerstock Junior workshop programs.)
*April 28, 2021:
Due to a restriction in licensing, we will NOT be producing FIDDLER ON THE ROOF as we had hoped.
We are currently awaiting confirmation from the licensors regarding our backup plan and will be able to announce this within the next two weeks.
Audition and performance information is to come. Please watch our website for details.
NEW: SYT APPAREL IS AVAILABLE FOR ORDER!
That’s right! T-shirts, crew-neck sweatshirts and sweat pants are available featuring a new graphic design by SYT members Lily Fine and Liam Gelling. T-shirts are just $16, Crew-neck Sweatshirts and Sweatpants are $25. (Orders will be submitted for printing once we’ve reached at least 25 orders for any one item.)
Our Summer Youth Theatre’s 29th production:
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Director: Brian J. Bianco
Music Director: Greg Chrzczon
Choreography: Emily Frangipane
Scenic Design: Peter Barbieri, Jr.
Costume Design: Megan Latte Ormond
Assistant Director: Cara Grasso
Production Manager: Jourdan Miller
Stage Manager: Andrew Patashnik
Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Emmens
Tech Director: Jamie LaJoie
A few images from past productions (courtesy of FotosbyFailla.com):
Bye, Bye, Birdie (2018):
Peter Pan (2016)
Kiss Me, Kate (2012)