Welcome to the Education Department’s web page for info on the theatre classes and workshops that comprise our Performing Arts Academy! Below, you can learn about upcoming camps and workshops, download registration/information forms, and contact us with questions. Bookmark this page and check back for future programs and announcements!
SPRING ACTING WORKSHOP - Join us for our third annual Spring Acting Workshop! Taught by Derby Dinner Playhouse professionals, the 3-hour workshop will explore the skills of the actor including voice, speech, character, and improvisation.
Date: April 19, 2014
Morning Session: 9am to 12pm Ages: 5 to 10 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Afternoon Session Time: 1pm to 4pm Ages: 10 to 16 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
*Note: 10 year-olds may choose morning OR afternoon session
CAMP PENELOPE - A one-day “viewing and doing” camp! Students will watch a professional production of PRINCESS PENELOPE’S DRAGON, meet the cast and get a tour backstage, eat a sack lunch (that they bring from home) in the theatre, then have a dance, music and acting class on material from the show. At the end of the day they get a camp t-shirt and perform for each other what they learned throughout the day. Limited Availability!
Date: June 13, 2014
Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Ages: 5, 6, & 7 year olds
SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP 2014 – A one-week performing arts camp for students ages 7 to 17 exploring drama, music, and dance. Taught by DDP theatre professionals and focusing on creative dramatics and scenes, songs, and dance from Broadway musicals, the camp culminates in a final sharing on the Playhouse stage. In past seasons, many camp students have gone on to be cast in young actor roles in Derby Dinner’s professional productions. Limited availability!
Dates: (Five Options)
- Week 1: July 7-12
- Week 2: July 14-19
- Week 3: July 21-26
- Week 4: July 28-August 2
- Week 5: August 4-9
- (No camp on Wednesdays)
Ages: 7 to 17
Tuition: $175 (additional siblings receive $25 off)
Time: 9am to 3pm
Professional Development for Teachers. The professionals in the Derby Dinner Playhouse Education Department offer this adaptable workshop in which they come to your school and train teachers on incorporating theatre arts into the classroom.
UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES – more info to come!
- Spring Acting Workshop – April 19, 2014. Ages 5-16. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
- Camp PRINCESS PENELOPE’S DRAGON – June 13, 2014. Ages 5-7. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
- 2014 Summer Musical Theatre Camp – July 7-August 9. Ages 7-17. (Five weeks of options. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!)
Registration generally opens two months before each workshop or camp (except for the Summer Musical Theatre Camp, which begins registration February 15).
If you would like more information or would like to be contacted about future camps and workshops, please contact:
Tina Jo Wallace
Director of Children’s Theatre and Audience Development
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
812-288-2632, ex. 132
WATCH VIDEO CLIP OF SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP 2013
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