2021 Summer Camps

 

2021 Summer Camps - Register Online!

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Story on Stage: The One and Only Dylan St. Claire

Dylan St. Claire was born for the stage!  And this year his class is putting on a play that is out of this world.  No really, it’s all about the solar system and Dylan wants to be the star.  The literal star!  But things don’t quite go as planned when Dylan finds out there won’t be auditions and his teacher has already assigned roles.  Spoiler alert, he’s not the star.  Join us to tell this hilarious and heartwarming story on stage.

Grades 1 - 3
June 1 - June 4, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom
Performance will take place at 10:00 am on Friday, June 4th 
Fee $50
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Story on Stage: A Zach and Zoe Mystery

In this sports-themed mystery, eight-year-old twins Zach and Zoe go on a school field trip to a pop-up museum, put on by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On their tour, they discover one of the display items is missing from its case, and with the help of their classmates, they work together to figure out what happened. Join us to bring this mystery alive on stage.

Grades 4 - 6
June 1 - June 4, 1 PM - 3:30 PM 

Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom
Performance will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 4th  
Fee $50
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Broadway Bootcamp

Our popular Vocal & Choreography camp is back!  Sing and dance your way through some of the latest Broadway hits and classics in this music revue intensive!  There will be a showcase on the final day for families and friends.

Ages 13 - 18
June 7 - 11, 9 AM - Noon

Classes will meet in the DanceMHT Studios
Performance will take place at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 11th
Fee $80
Instructors: Emily Yocum Black & Emi Hensel

 

Broadway Bootcamp, Jr.! - FULL! Waitlist started

Our popular Vocal & Choreography camp is now available to younger students!

Ages 8 - 12
June 7 - 11, 1 PM - 4 PM

Classes will meet in the DanceMHT Studios
Performance will take place at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 11th  
Fee $80
Instructors: Emily Yocum Black & Emi Hensel

 

Peter Pan Junior: Musical Performance Camp

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.  Play a part in this musical adventure tackling the professional challenge of putting on a show in a brief timeline. This performance workshop class has a cap of 20 students and will unmask for performances.

Grades 4 - 12
June 14 - 18 & June 21 - 25, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

Auditions, June 2nd from 10:30 AM - Noon.  Performers should come prepared to sing a prepared solo and to read.  
Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom for the first week and the Market House Theatre for the second week 
Performances June 25 @ 5:30 PM and June 26 at 2:30 PM & 4:30 PM
Fee $195
Instructors: Emily Griffin (Director), Emi Hensel (Choreography), Emily Yocum Black (Music)

 

Vacation On Mars - A Science and Drama Camp!

Musical theatre meets the science lab in this creative camp! Students will work on the wacky musical comedy VACATION ON MARS while exploring scientific principles related to the show via experiments guided by science teacher Tim Franklin! Held at the Innovation Hub - students will have an out of this world experience using Virtual Reality, travel to another dimension via the technology of 3D printers and Launch to new heights as they engineer their own rocket design - all while rehearsing a show about an interstellar family trip gone massively awry! 

Grades 4 - 8
June 21 - 25, 9 AM - Noon

Classes will meet at the Innovation Hub
Performance June 25 at 11:45 am at the Innovation Hub
Actors may be masked for the performance
$95 (Paducah City school students may request a fee waiver)
MUST CALL MHT TO REGISTER FOR THIS CAMP: 270.444.6828
Instructors: April Cochran, Tim Franklin

 

Moves and Grooves Jr. - Hip Hop Camp

Learn a fun hip hop routine in this high energy dance camp! Wear comfortable clothing and bring clean sneakers.

Grades K - 2
June 21 - 25, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Classes will meet in the DanceMHT studios
Fee $30
Instructor: Emi Hensel

 

Pre-K Creative Movement - FULL! Waitlist Started

Our popular Pre-K dance class is back! Scamper like a mouse, float like a butterfly, and jump like a monkey! In this camp we will explore basic concepts of rhythm and movement. Perfect for boys and girls to discover the joys of dance! Wear comfortableclothing with hair pulled away from the face. Footwear can be ballet shoes or bare feet.

Ages 4 - 6
June 28 - July 2, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Classes meet in the DanceMHT Studios
Fee $30
Instructor: Emi Hensel

 

Alice in Wonderland: A Progressive Play - FULL! Waitlist Started

In this whimsical retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice in Wonderland, audiences will follow Alice on her adventure through wonderland and back home again.  You  will work together to create a unique theatrical experience for audiences and performers alike as we travel from setting to setting.  In this hands-on, kid-made camp, you will have a hand in all aspects of this performance from sets to props to costumes and more.

Grades 1 - 8
June 28 - July 2, 1 PM - 4 PM 

Classes will meet in the Studio Classroom
Performances will begin at 3:20 pm on Friday, July 2 
Fee $80
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Stories and Stagecraft: Fantastical Fun - FULL! Waitlist Started

Everyday we will dive into a fantastical story.  Fairies and dragons, monsters and magical creatures will all provide a backdrop for learning about the ins and outs of technical theatre.  This class is great for little ones who like to create with their hands.  Students will all get a chance to make costumes, props, sets, and sounds.  On the final day, families will be invited to a showcase of their work.  Instructor: Emily Griffin 

Grades 1 - 4
July 5 - 9, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom 
Showcase will be held on Friday, June 9 at 10:20 am
Fee $50
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Meet the Princesses! Ballet Camp

Little dancers will meet some of their favorite princesses as we dance our way through a fun filled week! Dancers will learn a song to show family on the last day of class. Leotard, tights, and ballet shoes are recommended. Hair should be up in a bun or pulled away from the face. Wear a princess costume on the last day of class!

Ages 3 - 6
Session 1: July 5 - 9, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - FULL!
Session 2: July 5 - 9, 11: 00 AM - 11:45 AM - FULL!

Classes will meet in the DanceMHT Studios
Fee $30
Instructor: Emi Hensel

 

The Hunger Games: Costumes and Combat

Explore the world of The Hunger Games through a series of engaging courses and activities such as stage combat and designing your own over-the-top costumes.  End the week with our own version of the Hunger Games and declare a victor.  May the odds be ever in your favor.

Grades 5 - 9
July 5 - 9, 1 PM - 4 PM

Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom 
Fee $80
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Willy Wonka, KIDS - Musical Performance Camp - FULL! 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.  Participants in this camp will have the exhilarating challenge of staging a musical in two weeks.

Grades 1 - 6
July 12 - 16 & July 19 - 23, 9 AM - Noon 

Auditions on June 28 from 10:30 AM - Noon.  Students should come prepared to read and sing.  
Classes will meet in the Market House Theatre 
Performances will take place on Friday, July 23 at 5:30 pm and Saturday, July 24 at 2:30 pm
Fee $150
Instructors: Emily Griffin (Director), Emi Hensel (Choreography), Emily Yocum Black (Music).

 

Night at the Museum: The Mummy Exhibit

Young archaeologists, curators, and adventurers come together to launch a living museum exhibit featuring artifacts from Ancient Egypt as mysteries and magic unfolds around them.  Use your imagination and team work skills to erect the exhibit.  Act out the stories of pharaohs and gods.  Who knows what you will uncover as we dig up the past.  Just don’t disturb the mummy’s slumber.

Grades 4 - 8
July 12 - 16, 2 PM - 4 PM

Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom
Tours of the Museum will take place at 3:30 on Friday, June 18th
Fee $60
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Moves and Grooves Hip Hip Dance Camp

Learn a fun hip hop routine in this high energy dance camp! Wear comfortable clothing and bring clean sneakers.

Grades 3 - 6
July 19 - 23, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Classes will meet in the DanceMHT studios
Fee $30
Instructor: Emi Hensel

 

It’s (fractured) Fairy Tales Live!

Who doesn’t love a new twist on a classic tale?  What if Little Red Riding Hood led a self-defense class for princesses?  Or, have you ever wondered what happened after Jack and Jill fell down the hill?  Build your performance skills and have a blast acting out classic characters in new situations.

Grades 2 - 5
July 26 - 30, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom
Performances will begin at 10am on June 26th in the classroom
Fee $50
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Comedy Club

Come together to make ‘em laugh in this two-week Improv intensive.  Performers will engage in a wide variety of theatre games and improv structures leading up to a final improvised Comedy Club performance.

Grades 7 - 12
July 26 - 30 & August 2 - 6, 2 PM - 4 PM 

Classes will meet in the Skylight Classroom
Final Performance will begin at 7 pm on August 6
Fee: $100
Instructor: Emily Griffin

 

Broadway Beginners

Make your Broadway debut and learn a new show-stopping number each day.  On the last day, step under the bright lights to showcase your moves and tunes for an audience of family and friends.

Grades K - 3
August 2 - 6, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Classes will take place in the Studio Classroom
Performance will begin at 10:15 on August 6 
Fee $50
Instructor: Emily Griffin

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Picture It! Imagination Summer PlayShops! - Register Online!

Ages 4 - 6
Instructor: April Cochran
Maximum: 10 students
Studio Classroom
Fee: $35
 

> Funny Bones! A “Picture It” Imagination PlayShop

Youngsters who love to laugh will enjoy this creative drama class based on silly and slightly sassy picture books!  Instructor:  April Cochran

June 21 - 25, 2:00 PM - 2:45 pm 

 

> Jungle Jamboree! A “Picture It” Imagination PlayShop

Youngsters who like to walk on the “wild side” will enjoy this creative drama class based on picture books all about jungle animals!  Instructor: April Cochran

July 19 - 23, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM 

 

> Superhero Squad! A “Picture It” Imagination PlayShop - FULL!

Boom! Pow! Zap! Learn the rules of being a Superhero while discovering that they are everywhere! Young heroes will be empowered through picture books all about superheroes!  Instructor: April Cochran

July 26 - 30, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM - FULL
July 26 0 30, 11:00 AM - 11:34 AM - New session added!*

 

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Mini Playshop Series - Register Online!

 

> Mini PlayShop- ‘THE THREE LITTLE PIGS’ - FULL!

This fun one-time class offers theatre games and stories culminating in acting out “THE THREE LITTLE PIGS”!  Instructor: April Cochran

45 minutes     Studio Theatre.   Min/Max: 4/6   1 session    $10** Ages 3 & 4

June 22, 3:00-3:45 pm 

 

> Mini PlayShop- ‘THE LITTLE RED HEN’ - FULL!

This fun one-time class offers theatre games and stories culminating in acting out “THE LITTLE RED HEN”!  Instructor: April Cochran

45 minutes     Studio Theatre.   Min/Max: 4/6   1 session    $10** Ages 3 & 4

July 20, 3:00-3:45 pm 

 

> Mini PlayShop- ‘CHICKEN LITTLE’ - FULL! 

This fun one-time class offers theatre games and stories culminating in acting out “CHICKEN LITTLE”!  Instructor: April Cochran

45 minutes     Studio Theatre.   Min/Max: 4/6  1 session    $10**  Ages 3 & 4

July 27, 3:00-3:45 pm 

 

> Mini PlayShop- ‘THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF’ - FULL!

This fun one-time class offers theatre games and stories culminating in acting out “THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF”!  Instructor: April Cochran

45 minutes     Studio Theatre.   Min/Max: 4/6   1 session    $10** Ages 3 & 4

August 3, 3:00-3:45 pm 

 

**Take all four Mini PlayShops - get one class free! ($30 total for all 4)

 

Register Online!

Registrations must be paid in full. Payment plans are accepted on the Musical Performance Camps and Comedy Club camp only. Vacation on Mars must call to register.

COVID-19 Precautions:

- All students and teachers will remain masked during classes. Masks will also be worn for performances unless noted in the course description.    

- Class sizes will be limited to 15 students unless otherwise noted in the course description.

- All materials and spaces will be sanitized between uses. Any class requiring use of crafting materials will be bundled in a kit for individual  student use throughout the week.

- Classes will be planned for social distancing most of the time. In the event of performances, some distances may be reduced from 6’.

 

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MHT Box Office, Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM

132 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001

270.444.6828, info@mhtplay.org

www.MarketHouseTheatre.org

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Summer Workshops at MHT are supported in part by Grants from

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