Theatre Education For All Ages

Join us for the summer's best theatre camps, classes and lessons, taught by theatre professionals from across the country!

OCTC’s commitment to dance, musical theatre, and theatre education for youth is constantly growing. OCTC staff members run theatre camps throughout the summer season and has a camp for every age. Along with our camps, OCTC has established a Junior Company that features area youth in several fully staged productions.

All camps/classes have limited enrollment so sign up today!

Click here to download our 2019 camp registation info packet

 

Camps

Keeping with the tradition of offering a fantastic theatre experience for youth, Ocean City Theatre Company's theatre camps return! Camps range from Kindergarten - 8th grade and activities will include trips to the Music Pier morning Theatre Series, acting games, singing and movement/dance.

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Classes

Learn the Broadway style choreography from the Greater OCTC's professional Main Stage productions of MAMMA MIA! and NEWSIES! These classes are for performers who have a serious passion for jazz and musical theatre dancing. You will not want to miss this once in a lifetime experience! This spring we are thrilled to offer a Shakespearean Acting Intensive and this summer our popular Musical Theatre Bootcamp returns.

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Junior Company

OCTC is thrilled to present its 12th season of Junior Company shows since the debut in 2008. Youth from Ocean City and the surrounding area have the opportunity to work under a professional production staff and are exposed to a memorable theatre experience.

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Lessons

Experience one-on-one private vocal lessons to perfect vocal technique and singing skills with trained music instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions, school singing, musical theatre, classical music and choral works.

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Camps

THEATRE CAMP 1

Keeping with the tradition of offering a fantastic theatre experience for youth, Ocean City Theatre Company’s annual collaboration with the City Recreation Department returns. Casting will begin the first day of camp for a two-week rehearsal process of the musical, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS. Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. Other activities will include trips to the Music Pier morning Theatre Series, acting games, singing and movement/dance.

Grades: 3rd-8th

Cost: $225 per camper

Registration: Open May 1st - Visit Recreation Programs at www.ocnj.us/

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THEATRE CAMP 2

The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage! The show follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction” bring his lesson plans vividly to life.

Grades: 3rd - 8th

Cost: $300 per camper

Registration: Online Registration or Mail

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THEATRE CAMP 3

Play pretend this summer at our theatre camp specially designed for younger students in Kindergarten through 4th grade as of fall 2019. This camp is a wonderful introduction to drama and movement for beginners and a great way for experienced kids to learn more! Participants will enjoy fun-filled introductions to theatre fundamentals through theatre exercises, readers theatre scenes, and musical theatre!! The camp culminates in a readers-theatre showcase on the last day of camp for family and friends to attend. Let your little star shine!

Grades: Kindergarten - 4th

Cost: $250 per camper

Registration: Online Registration or Mail

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Classes

Shakespearean Acting Intensive

“All the world’s a stage” in this four-week intensive program where students get a hands-on workshop experience with the one the greatest playwrights in the English language—William Shakespeare! Students will explore how the actors of the Elizabethan era set the theatre world on fire with Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets and characters, and how modern actors are able to bring those same stories to life today. They will learn the techniques required to unlock the magic hidden in this classic literature. These skills will be presented to the public in an informal showcase highlighting some of the most entertaining scenes and speeches the Bard has to offer. A great opportunity for actors looking to broaden their horizons, challenge themselves, or just try something new!

Grades: 6th - 12th Grades as of Spring 2018

Cost: $75.00 before April 19, $85.00 thereafter

Registration: Online or by mail

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MAMMA MIA MASTER CLASS

Learn the Broadway style choreography from the Greater OCTC’s professional Main Stage production of MAMMA MIA! This is for performers who have a serious passion for jazz and musical theatre dancing. You will not want to miss this once  in a lifetime experience! Cast members from the professional company of performers will also join the dancers!

Grades: 6th - 12th

Cost: $35 per person

Registration: Online Registration or Mail

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NEWSIES MASTER CLASS

Learn the Broadway style choreography from the Greater OCTC’s professional Main Stage production of NEWSIES! This is for performers who have a serious passion for jazz and musical theatre dancing. You will not want to miss this once  in a lifetime experience! Cast members from the professional company of performers will also join the dancers!

Grades: 6th - 12th

Cost: $35 per person

Registration: Online Registration or Mail

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Musical Theatre Bootcamp

If you dream of being on a professional stage or want to audition for college musical theatre programs, this one of a kind professional preparation program is not to be missed! This five-day intensive provides you with every tool you will need to go into an audition setting with confidence. During group classes you will get individual feedback and coaching on three contrasting, audition ready, musical cuts and a one-minute long monologue. Come learn how to pick and prepare audition material that shows off your best side and ignites your spirit. **Must be at least 10 students for this class to take place**

Grades: 8th - 12th Grades as of Fall 2019

Cost: $200 per person *Jr. Co. members pay $175* (payable to OCTC)

Registration: Online or by mail

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Junior Company

THE WEDDING SINGER

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were ‘up’ and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Grades: 9th - 12th

Cost: $50 audition fee plus $275 participation fee

Registration: Online Audition Registration or pay in person day of audition

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$50.00 Audition Fee

GUYS AND DOLLS JR

Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.

Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.

Grades: 5th - 8th

Cost: $50 audition fee plus $275 participation fee

Registration: Online Audition Registration or pay in person day of audition

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$50.00 Audition Fee

SHOW CHOIR

This performance-oriented group is featured in community events year round. These talented and energetic triple threat performers are auditioned to perform a variety of music and dance. Summer 2019 performing opportunities include Night In Venice, Annual Baby Parade, OCTC Brunch, Broadway On The OC Boardwalk, and other special events around the community and more!

Grades: 9th - 12th

Cost: $200 paid after acceptance

Registration: Online Audition Registration or pay in person day of audition

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Lessons

PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS

Experience one-on-one private vocal lessons to perfect vocal technique and singing skills with trained music instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions, school singing, musical theatre, classical music and choral works. Lessons can start as early as June 10, 2019. All lessons must be completed by August 16, 2019.

Grades: 4th - 12th

Cost: $350 for five 45 minute lessons

Registration: Online Registration or Mail

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PRIVATE ACTING LESSONS

Experience one-on-one private acting lessons to perfect acting technique with trained instructors who have experience working to prepare for college auditions and school auditions. Develop personalized skills to make you a stronger, more confident performer. Private coaching can be generally technique based or targeted toward a specific role, monologue, and/or upcoming audition preparation. Lessons can start as early as June 10, 2019. All lessons must be completed by August 16, 2019.

Grades: 5th - 12th

Cost: $75 per hour

Registration: Online Registration or Mail

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