Musical Theater Builders
Imagine the genius of Mozart, the fun of Saturday Night Live-style sketches, singing, dancing, and your kids all mixed up in a week of theatrical adventure and discovery!
At Musical Theater Builders Summer Camp, kids collaborate with professional, conservatory-trained musicians to create an original show entirely from scratch. Starting with theatrical improv, kids develop original stories and characters. Next, new lyrics are created and set to famous opera, symphonic, and popular hit tunes. The result is a hilarious, completely unique performance that will delight kids and parents alike!
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.
Camp runs Monday to Friday
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
At Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
Weather permitting, children spend time outside for recess and lunch each day in Riverside Park
Week-long programs run:
June 18-22 (grades 1-4)
June 25-29 (grades 1-4)
August 20-24 (grades 2-5)
August 27-31 (grades 1-4)