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
There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $250 for all Summer Drama Workshops. If you drop out of a workshop, that fee will be deducted from any refund.
For further information about Summer Drama Workshops, call the Northbrook Theatre at 847·291·2995.
Kidz on Broadway
Curtain up, light the lights... Kidz on Broadway offers an exciting program with comprehensive beginning theatre training that is both engaging and challenging. Along with staging an entertaining musical, campers will have the opportunity to swim and enjoy a field trip to a live theatre show. The camp will end with a performance on stage with costumes, lights and full set. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:8.
Rising Stars (formerly Creative Drama)
Students enjoy a taste of the theatre as they become involved in the production of a musical. They will become “triple threats,” taking daily elective classes in dance, singing and acting, taught by working theatre professionals and educators. The workshop includes a cookout, swimming and a field trip to watch a live production. On the first day of the workshop, campers will audition for parts in the play. Staff will assign parts to campers who are not in attendance on the first day. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.
Act. Sing. Dance. Paint! The Theatre Arts Workshop offers an integrated course of study in the performing arts. Students experience many aspects of the theatre in elective classes throughout the session, as well as a field trip to see a live theatre production. The workshop ends with a performance on stage. On the first day of the workshop, campers will audition for parts in the play. Staff will assign parts to campers who are not in attendance on the first day. Staff-to-camper ratio is 1:10.