Curtain Call offers two different summer programs for youth: our Summerstock and Summerstock Junior 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 grade four thru age twenty-one. Scroll down below our calendar for information on each.
NEW THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, 2020: Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is offering Video Holiday Carol Greetings!
With all of us missing our loved ones this season, our young SYT artists have created a heartfelt way to send holiday greetings to family and friends now thru January 10, 2021. Each pre-recorded carol video can be purchased for just $5.00. Choose from these seven holiday songs:
Deck the Halls
Frosty the Snowman
Hanukkah, O Hanukkah
Let It Snow
The Dreidel Song
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Just click the link below to access our online form. Your personal message (if you have one) will be attached to our carol video and be sent to your loved one’s email address within 48 hours.
Your purchase will go toward Curtain Call’s mission of continuing to offer creative and educational programming and opportunities in the arts for young and old, particularly in these challenging days of Covid-19.
Summerstock Full-Day Workshops
Our Summerstock and Summerstock Junior full-day performance workshops are conservatory-style programs where students build and sharpen creative, performance and social skills. Their are four separate, two-week sessions that run Monday thru Friday. Each session can have a maximum of 40 students who are broken into three smaller, age-appropriate groups for class rotations. Each group will rotate between three instructors, each specializing in a different area:
Summerstock Creative Theatre: entering grades 6 thru 12. Improv, Shakespeare and Modern Acting.
Summerstock Musical Theatre: entering grades 6 thru 12. Acting, Singing and Dancing
*Students may register for both the Creative and Musical Theatre Sessions at a discount.
Summerstock Junior (two separate, two week sessions, One and Two): entering grades K to 5. Acting, Singing and Dancing.
*Students may register for both sessions One and Two at a discount or just One or Two.
Each Summerstock and Summerstock Junior Session culminates in a showcase of student work. 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. Should the program be online again this summer, these hours will be reduced. A lunch and snack break will be part of the daily schedule. Should the program be in-person this summer, students will need to bring a lunch
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).
Details for our 2021 Summerstock and Summerstock Junior Workshops are still in the works and we are still making decisions based upon the data and guidelines as they come in. Please check back with us in the New Year.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few images from past Summerstock and Summerstock Junior programs:
Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre (SYT)
For nearly thirty years, 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.)
*New information as of June 14, 2020:
In compliance with the safety and mitigation guidelines projected for the Summer and Fall of 2020 regarding the possibility of live, theatrical performances amid COVID-19, Curtain Call will NOT be holding its Summer Youth Theatre production of Big the Musical, planned to begin production this June. HOWEVER…Curtain Call and its Summer Youth Theatre will be presenting a CONCERT EVENT that will allow for a more safer and more agreeable situation for our participants and audiences. Young artists grade 4 thru age twenty-one can NOW submit their auditions via online.
AUDITION SUBMISSION DETAILS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR AUDITIONS PAGE: https://www.curtaincallinc.com/auditions/
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)