Theatre and Performing Arts - Summer Workshops
Summer Drama Workshops
Welcome to Northbrook Theatre’s Summer Drama Workshops for children entering grades 1-10. If your children love to act, sing and dance, this is the perfect activity for their summer vacation. These are not mere summer camps; they are highly-regarded workshops―recreational and educational―designed to introduce children to the world of performing arts. Over the years, thousands of children have participated in our creative workshops, which serve as a model for similar programs throughout the country.
During the four-week workshops, children spend their days immersed in all aspects of performing arts―studying music, dance and drama every day. Each of the workshops culminates in a final public performance to demonstrate the skills the students have learned. The young students of the theatre are involved in an activity that goes far beyond mere diversion. Each child in the program has a definite character and sings, dances and acts; they do not merely serve as part of a chorus. As a result, daily attendance is mandatory.
The Workshops’ highly trained and professional staff attempts to convey the sense of dedication necessary to achieve artistic quality in production. Students learn that performers must embrace discipline, hard work and responsibility to be successful. They also learn the use of vocal, physical and emotional acting techniques necessary for the stage. Most importantly, our staff helps develop a feeling of self-confidence needed to communicate effectively to an audience.
Summer Drama Workshops
Payment plans are available for the Summer Drama Workshops. A $250 non-refundable fee is due upon registration.
Note: if you drop out of a workshop, the $250 non-refundable fee is deducted from any refund.
For further information about Summer Drama Workshops, call the Northbrook Theatre at 847·291·2367.
Kidz on Broadway
If your children have an interest in music, dance and drama, give them an early start in developing their talent and creativity with this introductory workshop in the performing arts. Our professional staff teaches daily classes in acting, singing and dancing, culminating in the presentation of a musical revue. The workshop includes theatre-related field trips, special classes in performance arts, swimming and other outdoor activities. Daily attendance is mandatory.
Rising Stars (formerly Creative Drama)
Designed for students entering grades 3-5, the Rising Stars Workshop offers daily classes in music, dance and drama, with scenery, costumes, makeup and props supporting the creative efforts. Master classes, theatre-related field trips, swimming and other outdoor activities combine for a well-balanced program for active, arts-minded students. The Rising Stars Workshop ends with a fairy tale theatre production, performed by the young students. Daily attendance is mandatory.
Act! Sing! Dance! Build scenery! Children entering grades 6-10 can do it all with the Theatre Arts Workshop, offering an integrated course of study in performing arts. Participants study all aspects of the theatre, onstage and behind the scenes and perform a fully mounted musical comedy as the final project. Field trips and special master classes are included in the fee. Daily attendance is mandatory.