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Presser Arts Center Summer Camps


Auditions for 2019

Fiddler on the Roof, Jr. (Open to 7th Graders and Above, Younger by Invitation Only)

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Open to 3rd-7th Grade)

Little Women (Open to 6th Grade and Above, Younger by Invitation Only)

March 25 & 26, 2019

Scholarships are available complete this application form and submit to: Presser Arts Center,  900 S Jefferson Street by Friday April 26, 2019!

6:00 PM - 8:00 pm

If you are unable to attend the auditions, no problem! Just text us your audition at 573-280-8887. Your name, under one minute of dialogue, read or memorized, under one minute of singing. Please email your registration form so that we can match them up.

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For camp auditions you will either read a cutting that we have available, that is less than a minute or you may bring something prepared for less than a minute. If you're auditioning for one of the musicals then you will be asked to sing something aCapella (without any accompaniment) for less than a minute. It doesn't last very long, and then you may go. Camp auditions are usually located in a space that is available, in the piano studio, or voice studio or somewhere on campus when you arrive look for signs. They may be on the main stage but most likely the main stage will have a rehearsal. Feel free to bring someone like a parent in the room with you when you audition if that will make you feel more comfortable, but do not bring a friend in the room. The director wants to see you on your own behavior without the influences of your friends. The director may ask you questions just to get to know you better. They just want to know you and make you feel comfortable. The directors like what they do and they want to help you. Our annual summer camps are designed for youth that have graduated from 3rd grade and goes all the way up through college age students.  It is an incredible experience for youth of every talent level.  Several students have chosen our summer camps over trips to Europe, and Disney World! It is not just fun, but life changing.  The students arrive as individuals but leave as a family of collaborative artists.

Generally, camp starts at 9 am and runs through 4:00 pm.  Campers are expected to attend every day of camp.  They bring their own lunch and snacks for breaks. The cast will spend the majority of their day rehearsing the musical by learning the songs, dances, and script as well as study acting and character development.  There will even be time for games.

Technical Track students  (grade 7 and up) build the show's set, focus stage lights, build stage properties, and serve as the technical crew for the show.

Camp ages - "suggested" ages are listed to accommodate the very young student. Many of the very young students are unable to handle the commitment of a two-week production.

We will on occasion cast a very young student in the 2 week and an older more mature student in the 1 week, because sometimes it suits them.

Our auditions are relaxed and fun, filled with games and lots of laughter.  Students may bring something prepared to present such as a monologue, no longer than a minute, and sing a song, again the song may be prepared.  Please help them choose a song that is age appropriate.  If the student does not wish to bring something prepared, that's OK!!!  We will take care of giving them something to read or repeat.  We will have a piano and ask them to match pitch to determine their voice range.  THAT'S IT!!!!  How easy!!!  It's fun to audition!

Camps run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dress rehearsal will be scheduled and communicated. Students must be available to rehearse every day. Campers will bring a snack and lunch. The cast will spend a major portion of their day rehearsing the musical by learning the songs, dances and script as well as study acting and character development. There will even be time for games!

What is Technical Track? A technical theatre class for students grade 7 through college working on the set of Theatre Camp I & II. Students will build the show's set, focus stage lights, build stage properties and serve as the technical crew for the show.  This is an incredible opportunity for one on one intense instruction. 

Sibling/Multiple Discount 10% discount applied to 2nd sibling after first student’s full tuition etc. 20% discount for the 3rd additional, and 4th, 5th etc.

 

Creative Dramatics Camp
TELL THE TRUTH B.B. WOLF

Monday, June 17- Friday, June 21, 2019   9:00-2:00

One week camp $150 tuition for graduates of 1st and 2nd grade

No AUDITIONS for this camp, students will be accepted on a first pay first served basis.  25 limited spaces.

In this one week camp campers will learn the basics of theatre while having fun and creating a show of their own based of a children’s book! The book for this year’s Creative Dramatics Camp is “Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf”

Led by Ansel Herrera


2 Week Musical Theatre Camp (Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.)

Monday, June 17 - Sunday June 30, 2019  9:00-4:00

Performances: Saturday June 29 @7pm and Sunday June 30  @ 2pm

Auditions March 25 & 26, 2019

Two week Camp $300 Tuition Performance Tract 7th graders and up
this camp has a Technical Tract for $$250 (7th graders and up suggested)

Our two week camp is designed for students that have graduated 7th grade by camp time through college age students. This is a suggested age and on occasion we will cast younger students in the two-week camp.

Led by Shelby Ringdahl


Sew Crafty Camp

Monday June 24, 2019-Friday June 28, 2019 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

One Week Camp: $150 Tuition, Ages 8-13

This one week camp will focus on basic sewing skills, both hand sewing and machine sewing as well as other crafty things!

Led by Lana Parmenter


Ballet Dance Camp

Monday June 24, 2019-Friday June 28, 2019 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

One Week Camp: $150 Tuition Ages 5-8

Focusing on technique, this one week camp will teach little ones the importance of balance and poise and will end with a parent demonstration on Friday!

Led by Missouri Contemporary Ballet


1 Week Musical Theatre Camp (Magic Treehouse: Dinosaurs Before Dark)

Monday, July 1 - Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Auditions March 25 & 26, 2019
this camp has a Technical Tract for $125 (7th graders and up suggested)

One week camp $150 tuition. for graduates of 3rd grade - 7th grade (suggested ages)  
Please help them choose a song that is age appropriate for auditions.

Our auditions are relaxed and fun, filled with games and lots of laughter.  Students may bring something prepared to present such as a monologue, no longer than a minute, and sing a song; again, the song may be prepared.  Please help them choose a song that is age appropriate.  If the student does not wish to bring something prepared, that's OK! We will take care of giving them something to read or repeat.  We will have a piano and ask them to match pitch to determine their voice range.  THAT'S IT! How easy! It's fun to audition!

Led by Melissa Trierweiler


Creative Beginnings Camp
STONE SOUP

Monday, July 1- Friday, July 5, 2019   9:00 AM  -2:00 PM

One week camp $150 tuition. for those going into & graduating Kindergarten:

Creative Beginnings is designed for children who have just graduated Kindergarten or who are entering Kindergarten in Fall of 2019. The theme for 2019 is the book “Stone Soup”

No AUDITIONS for this camp, students will be accepted on a first pay first served basis.  25 limited spaces.

Led by Kylie Yeast


Voice Intensive Camp

Monday July 1-Friday July 5, 2019 9:00AM-2:00PM

One Week Camp. $150 Tuition ages 9 and up

This one week camp will focus on stage vocals and performance. Dive deep and learn how to project and fill a space!

Led by Shelby Ringdahl


Choreography . . . . Beauty and The Beast 2018

Choreography . . . . Beauty and The Beast 2018


Drama Theatre Camp "Little Women"

Monday, July 8 -Sunday, July 21, 2019  9:00-4:00

Performances: Saturday July 20 @7pm and Sunday July 21 @ 2pm

Auditions March 25 & 26, 2019
this camp has a Technical Tract for $125 (7th graders and up suggested)

Two week Camp - $300 tuition, ages - graduates of 3rd grade and up

Led by Melissa Trierweiler

 This is a drama camp held in the black box theatre. This camp is designed for the young actor that wants to :

  1. Concentrate less on singing and dancing

  2. Concentrate on drama coaching

  3. To give a smaller space experience to our actors to learn how to work with an audience up close and personal at an early age

  4. To have a smaller cast experience to receive more attention on character development

This camp has limited parts available. Auditioning does not guarantee you a spot in the Performance Tract.

Parts Available:

  • Meg

  • Jo

  • Beth

  • Amy

  • Marmee 

  • Laurie 

  • Mr. Lawrence 

  • Mr. Brook

  • Hannah

  • Aunt March

  • Professor Bhaer


Arts-A-Palooza- Youth Art Camp

Monday July 8-Friday July 12 9:00AM-4:00 PM

One Week Camp. $150 Ages 8-13

This camp is like our Art Camp for Adults, but for a younger student! Ages 8-13 are welcome to join! We’ll do a different type of art each day!

Led by Jina Deimeke


Adult Art Camp

Monday July 15th-Friday July 19th, 2019 9 AM-4 PM

One week camp- $150 Ages 18 and older. 

This is a brand new camp for summer 2018! Designed to give the young at heart a look into multiple art disciplines. Artists will learn watercolor, ceramics, acrylic, calligraphy, and more!

Monday - Ceramics
Tuesday - Jewelry
Wednesday - Lettering and Art Journaling
Thursday - Paper & Glass
Friday - Color with Water and Acrylic

Bring a bag lunch!
No Auditions for this camp. Artists will be accepted on a first pay first served basis.


Sweetology Camp

Monday July 22-Friday July 26, 2019 9:00AM-4:00PM

One Week Camp $150 Ages 12 & UP

Learn different banking skills (Cupcakes, Cookies, Cakes, Bread) in this one week camp! In this camp campers will get to learn how to bake different creations…and they’ll get the eat them too!

Led by Lana Parmenter


Circus Circus Camp

Monday July 22-Saturday July 27,2019 9:00AM-4:00PM

One Week Camp $250 Ages 8-14

In this camp learn various Circus arts including aerial silks and juggling! This camp will take place in the Black Box Theatre

Led by Circus Harmony-Winner of the 2019 Missouri Art Award for Best Organization!


Film Camp

Monday July 22- Saturday, August 3rd   (12 days, Sat & Sun included- These are usually shoot days)

2 week camp $300 tuition for ages 14 and up-

NO AUDITIONS for this camp, students will be accepted on a first pay first served basis.

2 weeks,  9 AM – 4 PM  times are a general idea . . . filming and editing days are longer and depending on the scenes required for shooting there may be evening shoots, 9-4 is a loose idea, this is the minimum time and there will be days that require more time.  Food is important, daily fuel is important, BRING IT! Lunch and sometimes dinner.

Registration call 581-5592 or complete this registration form and return to PAC.

Registration opens March 1, 2019

This camp is directed by Sam Dalton – Writer/producer/director/acting teacher

Sam Dalton is experienced in all phases of film and television creation and production on both sides of a camera. He is the founder and director of “Actors Asylum”, a nationally recognized professional acting and film/video production training facility, creator, producer and host of Family Adventures and Boomer Adventures, both television travel program series, producer and host of Scrunch, an award winning nationally syndicated children’s television program. Mr. Dalton has been a professional actor and teacher for many years and is the executive writer, producer and director of the Illusion Factory, an entertainment, promotion, and Public Relations Company located in Los Angeles, responsible for the on-going development of multiple entertainment programs, infomercials and commercials.

 

Books Chosen for Creative Beginnings Camp by year

2018 "Dragons Love Tacos"

Books Chosen for Creative Dramatics Camp by year

2018 "The Gnats of Knotty Pine"

2017 "Are you My Mother?"

2016 "Giraffes Can't Dance"

2015  "The Adventures of Beekle--The Unimaginary Friend"

2014 "Rainbow Fish"

2013 "Where the Wild Things Are"