Magical Theatre launches summer camps

Kids can keep active and engaged this summer, having all sorts of fun as Magical Theatre Company moves its camps online. 

Online camps will utilize Zoom, dividing live sessions into manageable segments with breaks. Kids will be provided individual instruction, activities for in and outside of camp and a special kit designed specifically for each camp. Space is limited for camps and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

• Academy of Superheroes, June 22-26, ages 7-10, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, tuition: $145. Camp is limited to 15 participants P.O. Box 386 Barberton, OH 44203-0386 330-848-3708, Fax 330-848-5768 www.magicaltheatre.org. At the Academy of Superheroes kids create their own superhero and alter-ego, make a superhero disguise including cape, mask and accessories. Using improvisation and theatre games, they will strengthen the skills necessary to save the world! Each Camper will receive a Superhero Kit containing supplies for the week. 

• Camp Caterpillar, June 29-July 3, ages 5-6, Monday – Friday, 9 – 10:30 a.m., tuition: $100. Camp is limited to 12 participants. A week of fun as kids explore their natural creativity with movement, dramatic play, voice, crafts, and even a little bit of science. Inspired by “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle, campers will create characters, props, and have a ball! Each Camper will receive a Caterpillar Kit containing supplies for the week. 

• Magical Wizarding Camp, July 6-July 10, ages 9-12, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, tuition: $180. Camp is limited to 18 participants. As we continue to battle “IT that shall not be named,” young wizards and witches join forces for good at our Magical Wizarding Camp. Using improvisation, theatre games and prop-making skills, our colorful cast of professors will lead each wizard and witch through a series of classes such as defense against the dark arts, potions, wand making, transfiguration, care of magical creatures, muggle studies and more! Each Camper will receive a Wizarding Welcome Kit containing supplies for the week, a Wizard Academy robe, and their Letter of Acceptance.

• “The Show Must Go Online,” July 13-July 17, ages 10-17, rehearsal  Monday-Friday various time slots between 9 a.m. and noon, tuition: $180, cast size 21. “The Show Must Go Online” is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (www.bbbpress.com). A new musical written to be rehearsed and performed remotely! In this first-of-its-kind online musical, each actor will have their own scene or song to rehearse online with the director, choreographer, and musical director throughout the week. They will upload their performance and the final show will debut live on Facebook and YouTube.

The show: A frazzled director sends a video message announcing that their production of Brushes with Greatness: The Dental Hygiene Musical has been canceled, and that the drama department will probably shut down. The cast members take it upon themselves to save the day. The result is a comedic and funny storyline designed to lift spirits when we all need it the most. 

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