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February 1, 2023

Sing, Dance, Act with Summer Camp at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Take the stage this summer with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Summer Camps.

If your child loves to sing, dance and/or act, then this is the place for them. TCT Summer Camps are for ages 7 – 18 and start May 30, 2023 and run through July 7, 2023. All camps last one week and are from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. If your child is a beginner or an expert, all levels are welcome at TCT! Registration opens February 15 and closes May 15. Camps will fill up quickly. Sign up your child today!

More fun camp themes for ages 7-18 will be announced soon! Here’s a taste of what will be offered this summer:

TCT AcademyLIVE! – Ages 7-13

One of our most popular camps is AcademyLIVE! Where in just one week, young performers will audition, rehearse and perform an entire musical with lights, set and costumes. This experience is an excellent opportunity for a performer who is ready to put their talents to practical use AND for the performer seeking an introduction to how to put an entire show up in half the time. No pre-audition required. Every student enrolled will have a part in the show. All students enrolled MUST have black jazz shoes (no laces) and black jazz or athletic pants with no logo or writing on them at the beginning of the week. The show title will be announced on February 15.

JTF Prep Camp- Ages 9-18

The Junior Theatre Festival (JTF) is an international musical theatre competition that TCT attends annually. This camp will prepare and perform a 20-minute excerpt from a musical in the style of JTF. That means students must perform a cut with a full story, no costumes, no props and no set pieces. The week will culminate in a public performance of their piece and a live adjudication panel to simulate the actual competition setup. This is an excellent opportunity to understand more about the process for preparing to compete and what joining our JTF team in the Fall of 2022 entails. Students will audition for roles on the first day.

Descendants – Ages 10-12

Are you rotten to the core? Come join the rest of the kids from the Isle of Lost and learn songs and dances from this musical trilogy. Performers will use the week to learn pieces from across the Descendants catalogue as they prepare for their final filmed showcase performance. Throughout classes and activities, students will be given the tools to achieve new heights in their performance skills and learn techniques to be applied to their current showcase.

Encanto – Ages 7-9

Bring the magic to life in our one-week Encanto summer camp. Students will learn dances, scenes and songs from the movie musical that will culminate in a filmed final showcase that will be sent out after their week in camp. In addition to learning parts of the show, students will have classes in drama, dance and vocal music to help increase their talents, explore new theatre activities, and prepare them for the performance.

The Little Mermaid – Ages 7-9

Go under the sea with TCT’s one-week Little Mermaid camp! Students will have classes in drama, dance and vocal music to help increase their talents, while exploring new theatre games and activities. The week will culminate in a filmed final performance that will be sent out after editing is complete. All camps will be at TCT Red Bank at 4015 Red Bank Rd. TCT is conveniently located just off I-71, close to US-50/Columbia Parkway, as well as the Norwood Lateral.

Get more information and register here: thechildrenstheatre.com/camps

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of three. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.