AUGUST CLASSES 2018

Grade Levels: Enroll your child in the grade level he or she will be entering in Fall 2018. Children are grouped by grade level so we may appropriately serve their developmental needs.

This summer, due to major renovations to the Playhouse, we are hitting the road! The majority of our summer camps will be held at West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy., West Des Moines. 

 

Classes road trip!

Driving directions to West Des Moines Christian Church, 4501 Mills Civic Pkwy

Wherever we are, you can still count on our experienced Playhouse education staff to provide the same quality experience!

 

STAGECRAFT AND STORIES: Dragons and Dinosaurs and Tacos, Oh My!
Grades 1-2, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, July 30-Aug. 3
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-subscribers

Design and create backdrops and props based on Adam Rubins’ Dragons Love Tacos and Mo Willems’ Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs, then rehearse and perform scenes from both books. Invite family and friends to the showcase on Friday afternoon!

 

STAGECRAFT AND STORIES: The Magic Tree House and The Magic School Bus
Grades 3-4, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, July 30-Aug. 3
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-subscribers

Oh, no! The school bus and the tree house have collided in the space-time continuum and it’s up to you to put everything back to normal! Design and create backdrops and props for your play. Then rehearse the scenes and perform for family and friends on Friday afternoon!

 

STAGECRAFT AND STORIES: Jumanji
Grades 5-6, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, July 30-Aug. 3
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-subscribers

Very important: Once a game of Jumanji is started it will not be over until one player reaches the Golden City. Join Peter and Judy (and some lions, monkeys, and snakes) on their jungle adventure and design and create backdrops and props inspired by the story. Rehearse the scenes and perform for family and friends on Friday afternoon!

This class has reached full registration and is now closed. Please click here to be placed on the waiting list.
May we suggest:
Performance Academy: Willy Wonka Kids, July 23-27
Making a Scene, August 6-10
Week of Wonder, August 13-17

 

BROADWAY BABIES
Kindergarten 2018-Grade 1, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM, Aug. 6-10
$120 Subscribers/$130 Non-subscribers

Sing, dance, and act while learning show tunes and moves in a playful and fun atmosphere. Perform a musical showcase for family and friends on the last day. New songs and script for returning campers!

 

BROADWAY BOUND
Grades 2-3, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Aug. 6-10
$120 Subscribers/$130 Non-subscribers

Sing, dance, and act while learning show tunes and moves, then perform a musical showcase for family and friends on the last day. New songs and script for returning campers!

 

 

MAKING A SCENE
Grades 4-6, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Aug. 6-10
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-Subscribers

Use scripts from popular Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre plays, like The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Hundred Dresses, and others to select scenes made for honing acting skills: voice movement, memorization, character choices, and diction. Scenes will be presented to family and friends on the final day. New scenes each session for returning campers!

 

 

LIVE AT THE IMPROV!
Grades 8-12, 6:00-9:00 PM, Aug. 6-10
$120 Subscribers/$130 Non-subscribers

Wing it! Ad lib! Watch out, because ideas fly by with lightning speed. Participants have been known to bust a gut. Open to newcomers and returning students. Love Second Saturday? This class takes it to the next level! Improv showcase, complete with audience participation, on the final night!

 

 

WEEK OF WONDER
End the summer on a positive note! Join us for a week of theatre inspired by awesome literature, including Wonder and other age-appropriate titles. We’ve chosen our favorite books that encourage people to celebrate their individuality, stand up for themselves (and others), and choose kindness. After all, why fit in when you can stand out? We’ll finish the week with showcase performances for families and friends.

Inspired By: Wonder and Chrysanthemum
Grades 2-3, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Aug. 13-17
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-Subscribers

 

Inspired By: Wonder and Fish in a Tree
Grades 4-6, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Aug. 13-17
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-Subscribers

 

Inspired By: Wonder and The Misfits
Grades 7-9, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Aug. 13-17
$240 Subscribers/$250 Non-Subscribers 

 

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