Musical Theater Builders  

In Musical Theater Builders Summer Camp children create and perform their own original show completely from scratch.

Camp overview

Each day, Musical Theater Builders starts off with group warm-ups.  Then the class gets down to work, using a variety of improvisational games and exercises to develop characters and sketch ideas for the final show.  By mid-week, an original script is created, based purely on the characters and ideas the children have created through improvisation.  New lyrics are devised, and set to famous opera, symphonic, and musical theater hit tunes, and the children begin to rehearse their show, complete with group and solo singing, theatrics, dance moves, and hilarity galore!  On the final day of class, the children perform their original production for friends and family.

Musical Theater Builders classes are accompanied by conservatory-trained musicians.  Class size is limited to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to make his or her own unique contribution to the final performance.

Children spend lunch and recess outside each day in Hippo Playground at Riverside Park (while at our Symphony Space location) or Dolphin Playground (while at our Riverside location).

At the end of each week, parents and friends are invited to enjoy a short presentation of the children’s original show. 


  • For children emerging from grades 1-3

  • Camp runs from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

  • At Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street) during the month of June

  • At Riverside Church (91 Claremont Ave) during the month of July


My daughter is absolutely dedicated to Musical Theater Builders. She has come more and more out of her shell each week. It makes me so happy to see how Madeline has been encouraging her to be comfortable in her own skin.
— Deborah Rosenzweig, Musical Theater Builder parent