Youth Programs 2021-2022
“Making Your Stars Shine a little Brighter”

Tidewater Players’ Youth Programs Summer Camps provide an opportunity for children to experience activities that inspire, enrich, and enlighten their lives through the celebration of live theater in a safe and positive environment.

 

2022 Summer Camps

 

Please select from the theater summer camp programs below for more information.  Shows TBA soon!

Tidewater Juniors  (ages 5-12)  JUNE 20 – JULY 2, 2022

Tidewater Teens (ages 13-18)  JULY 5 – 17, 2022

 

 

 

*NEW PROGRAMING ANNOUNCEMENT*

Youth Programs Season

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Jr.

November 27-December 4

Script Adaptation by Robert Penola

Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks

Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (adapted from a story by Robert L. May and the song by Johnny Marks) and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage with scenic/puppet by Brandon Kirkham.

Tidewater Players’ marks the return of our Youth Programs with a perennial family favorite—the brand new stage adaptation of the Rankin & Bass 1964 stop-action television classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes to life on stage! All the classic Christmas music you’ve loved like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Holly Jolly Christmas”, and Silver and Gold”. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius, Clarice, the Island of Misfit Toys, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, and, of course, Rudolph. Relive your childhood or expose a youngster to the ultimate Christmas story about the value of acceptance and being yourself! Order early, we expect this family show to sell quickly!

 

The Little Mermaid Jr. 

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Saturday, April 30 – 2:00pm

Sunday, May 1 – 6:00pm

Saturday, May 7 – 10:00am & 2:00pm

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Written to flow seamlessly between land and sea, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. provides plenty of opportunities to bring these locations to life through creative movement and configurations. The fantasy of being underwater means your entire cast and crew can let their imaginations run wild.

Tidewater Player’s School of Performing Arts and Dance

Starting this fall of 2021 we will return to our youth program classes.
Our classes for students, ages 5-18, focus on creating a strong foundation, for a lasting career in performance and dance.

Classes being offered this fall of 2021

Imagination Theater (ages 5-8)

Students will join a teaching artist in exploring a new story each class (or series of classes). They will do warm-up activities, read the story, and act it out as a class. Classes will also incorporate music and movement as possible.

Musical Theater 101 – (Ages 9-12)

During this class, students will cultivate valuable life skills, including teamwork, memorization and self-discipline. They will also learn about the business side of musical theatre, and what it takes to put on a show from backyards to Broadway.

Each month the class will focus on a particular show. They will discuss different aspects of the show including composer(s), actors, style, overall success, and how it affected musical theatre as a whole. They will learn a group number from each show, with the goal of creating a full length review, or showcase.

Musical Theater 102 (Ages 13-18)

During this class, students will cultivate valuable life skills, including teamwork, memorization and self-discipline. They will also learn about the business side of musical theatre, and what it takes to put on a show from backyards to Broadway.

Each month the class will focus on a particular shows or numbers. They will discuss different aspects of the show including composer(s), actors, style, overall success, and how it affected musical theatre as a whole. They will learn a group number from each show, with the goal of creating a full length review, or showcase.

Master Dance Classes- (Taught by professionals from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland

TO BE ANNOUNCED 5/30/21

Return for registration July 2021