Summerstock Full-Day Workshops for Grade K through 12

  

 

   

 

Our Summerstock 2022 information is now available below and registration is OPEN!

*All COVID-19 related guidelines and information regarding our classes is what is currently being enforced and is kept up to date as policies are lifted or altered. Our COVID-19 guidelines for classes are SEPARATE from our current guidelines for ticket buyers.

Curtain Call’s Summerstock and Summerstock Junior are full-day, conservatory-style workshop programs in dramatic and musical theatre arts. Students hone creative, collaborative and social skills as well as performance skills. Rather than focusing on casting and mounting full or mini productions each session, our Summerstock and Summerstock Junior workshops offer study in a variety of areas where students can explore different acting styles and mediums, performance skills and techniques, plays and/or musicals, and tailor the work to the student. Each session runs two weeks (there is NO registration for just one week of any session) and accommodates a maximum of 40 students. Those students are then placed in age-appropriate groups for a rotating schedule of study in a variety of performance subjects under a team of specialized instructors. For example:

Monday

Group A

Group B

Group C

Class 1

Voice

Acting

Dance

Class 2

Dance

Voice

Acting

Class 3

Acting

Dance

Voice

(See the descriptions below for what specific areas of study each session explores.)

Class work is highlighted in a student showcase at the end of each session. (As of April 5, 2022, we foresee live, in-person showcase performances returning, but this is subject to any changes in guidance between now and the end of the summer.) 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 should bring their own lunch and snacks in a bag or lunch box, as well as a water bottle, clearly labeled with their name. Please avoid packing any nut-related items as a number of students (and sometimes staff) often suffer from nut-related allergies.

As of March 7, 2022, masks are no longer required for students of all ages. However, students do have the option of still wearing a mask if they so choose. *PLEASE NOTE: that should CDC recommended guidance for masks be re-instituted due to any concerning new variants or an increase in positivity rates and/or case numbers, this policy is subject to change.

Students participating in our Creative Theatre and Musical Theatre programs for Grades 6 to 12 must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means that the student must have had their second dose of an FDA or WHO approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine, OR have had their single dose of an FDA or WHO approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the start of the class.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE WITH PARENTS WILL TAKE PLACE BY EMAIL. Once you have registered, you will receive an automated confirmation from our online system. Further information and any necessary forms will be sent via email at least two weeks prior to the start of the session (if not sooner). If you do have questions in the meantime, please contact Education Director Brian Bianco at brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207 (and dial 2 when prompted).

Sibling Discounts and Payment Plan Options are available. Scholarships are available for students in need. Details on how to apply as well as information on our staff’s backgrounds 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).

Our Summerstock 2022 COVID-19 Policies (updated as of May 23, 2022)

For more information, email brian@curtaincallinc.com.

 

Summerstock Creative Theatre: Grade 6 to 12

(All students must be fully vaccinated.)

Daily schedule (our class rotation varies each day):

  • 9:30am to 9:50am: Check-In, Morning Announcements and Warm-Ups.
  • 9:50am to 11:20am: Class One (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Improv, Modern Acting, Shakespeare/Classical)
  • 11:20am to 12:50pm: Class Two (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Improv, Modern Acting, Shakespeare/Classical)
  • 12:50pm to 1:20pm: Lunch
  • 1:20pm to 2:50pm: Class Three (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Improv, Modern Acting, Shakespeare/Classical)
  • 2:50pm to 4:20pm: Rehearsal Period (rehearsal of pieces selected for our showcase)
  • 4:20pm to 4:30pm: Closing Announcements
  • 4:30pm: Dismissal

*On the final day, July 8, 2022, students will stay beyond the normal dismissal time, as they will spend the day in tech and dress rehearsal for their performance that evening at 7:00pm. (Curtain Call will provide dinner for students and staff.)

Registration: $725 (Register for both Creative and Musical and save $200.)

Click here to register for Summerstock Creative Theatre for Grades 6 to 12.

 

Summerstock Musical Theatre: Grade 6 to 12

(All students must be fully vaccinated.)

Daily schedule (our class rotation varies each day):

  • 9:30am to 10:00am: Check-In, Morning Announcements and Warm-Ups.
  • 10:00am to 11:10am: Class One (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Acting, Dance and Singing)
  • 11:10am to 12:20pm: Class Two (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Acting, Dance and Singing)
  • 12:20pm to 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00pm to 2:10pm: Class Three (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Acting, Dance and Singing)
  • 2:10pm to 3:20pm: Specialty Period (students have a chance to break out of their normal age groups to receive special focus in a subject in which they would like to develop further study and improvement)
  • 3:20pm to 4:20pm: Rehearsal Period (rehearsal of pieces selected for our showcase)
  • 4:20pm to 4:30pm: Closing Announcements
  • 4:30pm: Dismissal

*On the final day, July 22, students will stay beyond the normal dismissal time, as they will spend the day in tech and dress rehearsal for their performance that evening at 7:00pm. (Curtain Call will provide dinner for students and staff.)

Registration: $800 (Register for both Creative and Musical and save $200.)

Click here to register for Summerstock Musical Theatre for Grades 6 to 12.

 

Click here to register for BOTH Summerstock Creative & Musical Theatre, & save $200!

 

Summerstock Junior: Grade K to 5

(Full vaccination not required.)

There are two-separate, two-week sessions of Summerstock Junior. They are not linked nor is one a continuation of the other. Students are welcome to sign up for either or both two-week sessions.

Summerstock Junior One:

Dates: July 25 to August 5, 2022

Times: Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Registration: $750 (Register for both Sessions One and Two and save $200.)

Click here to register for Summerstock Junior Session One for Grades K to 5.

 

Summerstock Junior Two:

Dates: August 8 to 19, 2022

Times: Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Registration: $750 (Register for both Sessions One and Two and save $200.)

Click here to register for Summerstock Junior Session Two for Grades K to 5.

 

Daily schedule for each session (our class rotation varies each day):

  • 10:00am to 10:15am: Check-In, Morning Announcements and Warm-Ups (Theatre Games)
  • 10:15am to 11:25pm: Rehearsal Period (rehearsal of pieces selected for our showcase)
  • 11:30am to 12:20pm: Class One (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Acting/Improv, Dance/Movement and Singing)
  • 12:20pm to 1:00pm: Lunch and Recess
  • 1:05pm to 1:55pm: Class Two (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Acting/Improv, Dance/Movement and Singing)
  • 2:00pm  to 2:50pm: Class Three (three group rotation, one group in each subject: Acting/Improv, Dance/Movement and Singing)
  • 2:50pm to 3:00pm: Closing Announcements
  • 3:00pm: Dismissal

*On the final day (August 5, 2022 for Session One and August 19, 2022 for Session Two), students will stay beyond the normal dismissal time, as they will spend the day in tech and dress rehearsal for their performance, which will begin at 3:00pm.

Click here to register for BOTH Summerstock Junior Sessions One & Two, & save $200!

 

Enjoy some highlights from our 2021 Summerstock and Summerstock Junior Workshops:

Opening Up – Full Group

“Opening Up” from the musical, Waitress

 

A student-written original commercial, Multichair.

 

“All for the Best” from the musical, Godspell

 

A student-written original commercial, Slide and Break.

 

“Trashing the Camp” from Disney’s Tarzan

 

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A few images from past Summerstock and Summerstock Junior programs: