SUMMER 2018 PROGRAMS

“Thank you for being a guiding light for a wonderful summer of theatre.”
–Gulfshore Playhouse Education Parent, Summer 2017

Registration is through the City of Naples and opens April 2 for Naples residents and April 16 for residents outside the City of Naples. We will post the link here as soon as it is available.

Gulfshore Playhouse Education offers eight exciting summer theatre experiences for performers ages 6-18. They range from one-week workshops in musical theatre, acting, and Shakespeare ending with an evening recital and celebration, to month-long programs culminating in fully produced musicals on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage. This year, programs include The Little Mermaid Jr. for students 6-14 years old and the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden for students 13-18 years old (by audition.)

FOR AGES 6-8

ACTING FOR AGES 6-8:
SCENES FROM THE VELVETEEN RABBIT

June 4-8, 2018
Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Recital Friday, June 8
7:00PM
$200

Young actors tell Margery Williams’ beloved story about a boy, his rabbit, and the meaning of friendship.

 

STAR IN A SHOW JR:
*THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

June 11-29, 2018
Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Performances Thursday, June 28 at 7:00PM
Friday, June 29 at 3:00PM & 7:00PM
$350

Students 6-8 years old dive into performance! This special youth ensemble will learn singing, dance, and movement as they prepare to perform in three big musical pieces as part of The Little Mermaid Jr.

 

BROADWAY BOOTCAMP JR

July 9-13, 2018
Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 12:00PM
Recital Friday, July 13
7:00PM
$225

This program introduces students to singing, dance, and acting as they rehearse and perform pieces from the musical theatre canon that will be chosen specifically for their group. Broadway Bootcamp Jr culminates in a recital on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage.

 

FOR AGES 9-12

ACTING FOR AGES 9-12:
SCENES FROM THE LORAX

June 4-8, 2018
Monday – Friday
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Recital Friday, June 8
7:00PM
$200

Young performers become an ensemble as they tell Dr. Seuss’ classic tale about caring for the world around us.

STAR IN A SHOW:
*THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

June 11-29, 2018
Mondays – Fridays
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Performances Thu, June 28 at 7:00PM
Friday, June 29 at 3:00PM & 7:00PM
$500

Students dive into the magic of musical theatre as they tell the tale of a young mermaid who is trying to find the place where she belongs.  The program includes training in singing, acting, and dance as well as master classes with guest artists.

BROADWAY BOOTCAMP

July 9-13, 2018
Monday – Friday
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Recital Friday, July 13
7:00PM
$225

Performers learn songs and dances that are chosen specifically for their group during this one-week musical theatre intensive. The program culminates in a recital on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage.

FOR AGES 13-18

ACTING SHAKESPEARE

June 4-8, 2018
Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Recital Friday, June 8
7:00PM
$300

All life’s a stage! Teens learn classical acting and perform an evening of Shakespeare scenes on the final night.

TEEN MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE

June 11-15, 2018
Monday – Friday
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Recital Friday, June 30
7:00PM
$325

Teen actors learn singing, dancing, acting, and audition technique in this week-long intensive. Their recital will be a presentation of duets, trios, group musical theatre pieces, and acting scenes from the musical theatre canon.

STAR IN A SHOW:
*THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. (AGES 9-14)

June 11-29, 2018
Mondays – Fridays
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Performances Thu, June 28 at 7:00PM
Friday, June 29 at 3:00PM & 7:00PM
$500

Students dive into the magic of musical theatre as they tell the tale of a young mermaid who is trying to find her true home.  The program includes training in singing, acting, and dance as well as master classes with guest artists.

You may also register in-person or by fax using the City of Naples Registration form:
Fax: 239-213-3053

In-Person or Snail Mail:
The Norris Center
755 8th Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102

Registration Form PDF

Learning the art and technique of theatre through play

For more information, contact Hester Kamin at (239) 261-7529 x207 or hkamin@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

Need-based scholarships are available for all programs.

TEEN CONSERVATORY

This after school and summer program provides professional performing arts training in acting, musical theatre, and playwriting. Fall and spring students attend all Gulfshore Playhouse shows and events, have the opportunity to work with guest artists, and get a behind-the-scenes view of the working of a professional theatre. The program culminates in a public showcase. Summer students perform in a fully produced musical.

THE SECRET GARDEN (PRE-PROFESSIONAL: BY AUDITION ONLY)

Mondays – Fridays
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Performances Thursday, August 2 at 7:00PM
Friday, August 3 at 2:00PM and 7:00PM
$750

In this intensive musical theatre conservatory, teens learn acting, dance, and singing technique, take master classes with professional artists, and rehearse and perform the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN. Production is directed by Gulfshore Playhouse Associate Artistic Director and Broadway star Jeffrey Binder (The Lion King, Mary Poppins.)

Teens are invited to enter this program by audition (please see the Gulfshore Playhouse website for details.)

For ages 13-18

 

The Little Mermaid Jr.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film
Music Adapted and Arranged by David Weinstein
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.