The Coaster Theatre Playhouse holds 2-3 Kidz camps each year. Each camp focuses on three common aspects of theatre arts: acting, singing and dancing. In addition to improving confidence and creativity, campers are exposed to teamwork, respect and unlimited imagination while creating a show of their own.
2017 SUMMER CAMP
THEME: The Land of Oz
DATES: July 31 – August 11, 2017
TIME: M-F, 10am – 4pm
AGES: 8 years old & up
COST: $250 per camper
During this year’s Coaster Theatre Kidz Summer Camp we will be utilizing characters, songs and scenes from The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, and Wicked students to develop our own version of The Land of Oz.
This summer we are getting back-to-basics with our two-week summer camp where we will focus on the three common aspects of the theatre arts: acting, singing and dancing. Each camper will audition for a role, be cast for an appropriate role, develop their character and will learn blocking and choreography during the rehearsal process plus designing a costume for the show. On Friday, August 11 the campers will present their production of The Land of Oz at 3:00pm for family, friends and community members.
CAMPS AND CLASSES WILL BE TAUGHT BY PATRICK LATHROP AND KIRK VALLES
Patrick Lathrop is an actor, director, costumer and educator. He holds a BA in Theatre Performance, an MFA in Musical Theatre, and an MA in Costume History and Design. Patrick has been a Teaching Artist for over 25 years utilizing visual and performing arts to foster creativity and self-esteem in young people. Patrick is currently the Executive Director of the Coaster Theatre.
Kirk Valles is a music teacher, musician, and musical director. Currently Kirk teaches Vocal/General music in the San Diego Unified School District and is Director of Music for St. Mark’s Church in City Heights. Kirk has musical directed over 50 musicals. The most recent includes; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pippin, Willy Wonka, and Grease. Kirk maintains a private piano and voice coaching studio.