Virtual

Summer Camps

This Summer, Wellesley Theatre Project will be offering a variety of Virtual Summer Camps for 2nd through 12th graders! Camps are divided by the age/grade your child is entering in the Fall and include specialized workshops, private lessons, one-week specialty offerings and multi-week "Zoomsical" and Production camps. No need to be in Massachusetts to take part in our virtual summer camps; everyone is welcome!

We have carefully considered each of the opportunities we are offering but, we do understand that this virtual format may not work for all families. If you are currently enrolled please click here to let us know if you would like to continue with your Summer Camp or un-enroll

Space is limited and registration is based upon the order in which applications are received.  Applications are not complete without payment in full or a deposit.  Contact us about sibling or multiple camp discounts, and need-based scholarships.  

For more more information on our summer teaching artists, please click here, or click any of their names or photos below.

Professional Artist Workshops

Stay home! We are bringing Broadway to you! We are excited to offer specialized workshops and Q&As with Broadway performers and theatre professionals all summer long! Many will include the opportunity to perform for these professionals and get feedback. Professionals will include Michael James Scott (Aladdin on Broadway), Jessica Rush (Dear Evan Hansen), and more! As well as in depth workshops with the amazing team from iTheatrics (Creators of the Junior Theatre Festival)! All workshops will take place via Zoom.

Please stay tuned for dates and details for these exciting workshops coming soon!

 

Vocal Workshop

Professional Artist: Jessie Hooker-Bailey

Tuesday June 23

2:00-4:00PM

Option A: *Wait List Only*

Sing for Jessie and Recieve Coaching, and participate in Q&A

6th Grade and up, Alumni Welcome!

$75

Option B:

Observe the Workshop/Coaching and participate in Q&A

3rd Grade and up (Alumni/adults/parents are welcome!)

$35

Space is limited for this exclusive workshop.

Students who register to sing and receive coaching must prepare 1 minute/32 bars of a song of their choosing.

Waiting List Only for Singing with Coaching

Observer spots still available. Space is limited!

Q & A Workshop

Professional Artist: Mark St. Cyr

Wednesday, July 22

2:00-2:45PM

5th Grade and up (Alumni/adults/parents are welcome!)

$30

Space is limited for this exclusive workshop.

Vocal Workshop

Professional Artist: Orfeh

Wednesday August 19

2:00-4:00PM

Option A: 

Sing for Orfeh and Receive Coaching, and participate in Q&A

6th Grade and up, Alumni Welcome!

$75

Students interested in singing must register by Sunday. Ten singers will be chosen from those who registered by Sunday, August 16th. If you are not one of the ten singers chosen we will sign you up for Option B and refund the difference in cost

Option B:

Observe the Workshop/Coaching and participate in Q&A

3rd -12th grade (Alumni/adults/parents are welcome!)

Students 3rd-5th grade must have a parent join them to participate

$35

Space is limited for this exclusive workshop.

Students who register to sing and receive coaching must prepare 1 minute/32 bars of a song of their choosing.

Dance Workshop

Professional Artist: Krystal Mackie

Wednesday, July 8

2:00-3:30PM

Learn a Dance Combination from Krystal Mackie and the a Q&A for all participants! 

5th Grade and up, Alumni Welcome!

$75

Space is limited for this exclusive workshop.

Vocal Workshop

Professional Artist: Jessie Mueller

Tuesday August 5

2:00-4:00PM

Option A: 

Sing for Jessie and Recieve Coaching, and participate in Q&A

6th Grade and up, Alumni Welcome!

$75

Students interested in singing must register by Sunday. Ten wingers will be chosen from those who registered by Monday. If you are not one of the ten singers chosen we will sign you up for Option B and refund the difference in cost

Option B:

Observe the Workshop/Coaching and participate in Q&A

3rd -12th grade (Alumni/adults/parents are welcome!)

Students 3rd-5th grade must have a parent join them to participate

$35

Space is limited for this exclusive workshop.

Students who register to sing and receive coaching must prepare 1 minute/32 bars of a song of their choosing.

Dance Workshops

Get on your feet and join us for these special dance workshops with your favorite WTP Choreographers.

Beginners welcome! Alumni Welcome to Participate!

All dance classes with take place via Zoom. After registering, students and parents will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting ID and Password for their chosen class. For more information on this platform, or to download Zoom, please click here.

Dance to SIX: The Musical

Song: TBD 

Teaching Artist: Ms. Hannah Shihdanian

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6th-12th Grade & Alumni

Friday June 19th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to Matilda

Song: "School Song"

Teaching Artist: Ms. Luciana Fionda

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4th-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, June 28th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to Mean Girls

Song: "Where Do You Belong"

Teaching Artist: Ms. Julia Deter

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2nd-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, July 5th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to Seussical

Song: TBD 

Teaching Artist: Ms. Hannah Shihdanian

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2nd-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, July 12th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to Hadestown

Song: "Living It Up On Top"

Teaching Artist: Ms. Luciana Fionda

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8th-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, July 19th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to A Chorus Line

Song: "One (Reprise)"

Teaching Artist: Ms. Julia Deter

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7th-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, July 26th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to Bring It On

Song: TBD 

Teaching Artist: Ms. Hannah Shihdanian

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5th-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, August 2nd

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to Hairspray

Song: "You Can't Stop The Beat"

Teaching Artist: Ms. Luciana Fionda

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2nd-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, August 9th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Dance to The Prom

Song: "Tonight Belongs to Us"

Teaching Artist: Ms. Julia Deter

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2nd-12th Grade & Alumni

Sunday, August 16th

4:00-5:00 PM

$25

Private Lessons

We are excited to offer private lessons in voice and acting.

 

Please note that your lesson is scheduled for the time you sign up for. If you have a conflict please contact us 24 hours in advance. Our staff will do their best to find alternate time but we can not ensure it. If you do not contact us 24hrs prior to your lesson, it cannot be made up.  

All private lessons will take place via Zoom. After registering, students and parents will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting ID and Password for their lessons. For more information on this platform, or to download Zoom, please click here.

Private Voice Lessons

Teaching Artists: Mr. James Murphy and Mr. Eric Anderson Jr.

5th through 12th Grade

8 weeks of 30 min lessons

Begins week of June 22nd

$320

Mr. James' Available Times
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday:

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2:25pm - 2:55pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm

3:35pm - 4:05pm
4:10pm - 4:40pm
4:45pm - 5:15pm
5:20pm - 5:50pm
5:55pm - 6:25pm

Mr. Eric's Available Times
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday:

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2:00pm - 2:30pm

2:45pm - 3:15pm
3:30pm - 4:00pm

 

Step 1: Click Here to Sign Up for a Time-Slot with Mr. James

        or Click Here to Sign Up for a Time-Slot with Mr. Eric

Step 2: Click Here to Enroll in "Private Voice Lessons"

Love to sing? These one-on-one lessons, will give students the opportunity to build and improve their basic singing technique while expanding their knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire. 

Private Acting Lessons

Ms. Lydia's Available Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

1:00pm - 1:30pm

1:40pm - 2:10pm
2:20pm - 2:50pm

Teaching Artist: Ms. Lydia Graeff

5th through 12th Grade

8 weeks of 30 min lessons

Begins week of June 22nd

$320

Step 1: Click Here to Sign Up for a Time-Slot with Ms. Lydia

Step 2: Click Here to Enroll in "Private Acting Lessons"

 

Love to act? These one on one lessons will give students the opportunity to build and improve their acting skills. Lessons can focus on monologue coaching, character work, cold readings, improvisation, working with a script, building confidence, and being a theatre professional. 

Private Dance Lessons

Teaching Artist: Ms. Hannah Shihdanian

2nd through 12th Grade

8 weeks of 30 min lessons

Begins week of June 22nd

$320

Ms. Hannah's Available Times

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:

3:00pm - 3:30pm

3:35pm - 4:05pm

Do you love to dance? Are you looking to hone your craft? These one on one lessons offer students a chance to develop and perfect their dance skills. Lessons will focus on technique, stage presence, strength, conditioning, as well as audition preparation. Choose from a variety of styles including Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop, Beginner Tap.

Step 1: Click Here to Sign Up for a Time-Slot with Ms. Hannah

Step 2: Click Here to Enroll in "Private Dance Lessons"

 
 
One-Week Camps

From second grade through high school, we offer a wide range of virtual summer camps for both beginners and experienced stage performers.

All classes will take place virtually using both Zoom and Flipgrid platforms. Zoom will allow students to check in and connect with the teacher and their peers each morning. After the check-in, students will move into Flipgrid to continue their learning and complete activities each day. During this time they may pop back in for additional scheduled Zoom sessions with the Teaching Artist. The class will end each day on Zoom with students connecting back with the class and recapping what they worked on!

The week before camp begins, students and parents will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, and a Flipgrid Code. For more information or to download Zoom, please click here. For more information on Flipgrid, please click here.

All one-week camps will take place from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Head to Hogwarts

Teaching Artist: Ms. Lydia Graeff

4th to 8th Grade

9:30am to 12:30pm

$300

June 22-26

School is in session at the WTP School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this summer. Get sorted and explore the magical world of acting by creating scenes inspired by J.K. Rowling's hit book series, "Harry Potter." Dementors need not enroll. This camp includes wand making materials delivered to your home prior to camp.

Waiting List Only

Discover Disney

Teaching Artist: Ms. Lydia Graeff

2nd to 5th Grade

9:30am to 12:30pm

$300

July 6 - 10

Disney will be our inspiration this week! We will act out scenes and songs from favorite Disney shows, movies, and musicals! 

Shakespeare Boot Camp

Teaching Artist: Ms. Lydia Graeff

6th to 12th Grade

9:30am to 12:30pm

$300

July 13-17

This one week camp is designed to immerse actors in the works of William Shakespeare. Participants will discover techniques to unlock the text and bring the Bard's words to life. All students will actively participate in a mix of sonnets, monologues, and scenes selected to highlight the wide range of possibilities within Shakespeare's work. The session will culminate with a "Shareformance" that will demonstrate increased understanding of classical text.

Head to Hogwarts

Teaching Artist: Ms. Lydia Graeff

4th to 8th Grade

9:30am to 12:30pm

$300

July 27-31

School is in session at the WTP School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this summer. Get sorted and explore the magical world of acting by creating scenes inspired by J.K. Rowling's hit book series, "Harry Potter." Dementors need not enroll. This camp includes wand making materials delivered to your home prior to camp.

Wait List Only

Fractured Fairy Tales

Teaching Artist: Ms. Lydia Graeff

2nd to 5th Grade

9:30am to 12:30pm

$300

August 3-7

For a recipe of of fun, add a dash of fantasy, a pinch of adventure, and sprinkle liberally with fairy dust for this magical journey into theatre. Ever wonder what would happen if Cinderella didn't find her prince, or if Jack decided not to climb the beanstalk? Things certainly would have turned out differently, wouldn't they? If you enjoy creating new twists and turns, you will love bringing creativity to the stage to make your very own fairy tale. We'll take elements of favorite stories, put them in a grab bag, and create our own mixed up fairy tale. 

 
"Zoomsical" Cabaret 
Camps

Students will explore their creativity and expand their acting, singing, and dancing skills. 

 

Space is limited, and registration is based on the order in which applications are received. Please contact us with any questions.

These programs will take place virtually using both Zoom and Flipgrid platforms. Zoom will allow students to check in and connect with the teacher and their peers each morning. While together "virtually", they will partake in group music and choreography rehearsals with their cast. After the group portion, students will move into Flipgrid to continue their learning and complete activities each day. During this time they may pop back in for additional scheduled Zoom sessions with the creative team as needed. Each day will end on zoom with students connecting back with their castmates and recapping what they worked on! Each of the Musical Selections will end in a "Zoomsical" presentation, mixing live and recorded performances by the students. Please note: Students MUST have the support from their families to sing, dance, and act at full volume and intensity in their own home to participate.

The week before camp begins, students and parents will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, and a Flipgrid Code. For more information or to download Zoom, please click here. For more information on Flipgrid, please click here.

  

All Musical Cabaret Camps meet Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm 

2 Weeks

June 22 - July 2

Presentation: July 2nd 7:00PM

Join us as we digitally jump into this Tony winning show based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray. We will get to know everyones favorite orphan Annie, her friends, billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy through selections from the show. All students will each get their time to shine as we work on songs, scenes, and the dances to your favorite musical numbers like, "It's A Hard Knock Life" and many others! Your bucket and rag will be delivered with your show shirt the first week of camp and we will end with a "Zoomsical" of what the students have worked on! Please note: Students MUST have the support from their families to sing, dance, and act at full volume and intensity in their own home to participate.

Production Team

Director: Ms. Hillary Drew

Music Director: Mr. James Murphy

Choreographer: Ms. Julia Deter

2nd to 8th Grade

M-F, 10am to 1pm

$675

"Zoomsical": 
Annie, Kids! Cabaret

"Zoomsical": 
Newsies Cabaret

2nd to 12th Grade

M-F, 10am to 1pm

$975

3 Weeks

July 6 - July 24

Presentation: July 25th 7:00PM

Join us digitally as we carry the banner with songs and scene selections from the turn-of-the century New York City! Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein. Students will each get their time to shine as we work on songs, scenes, and the dances to your favorite musical numbers like, “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message. Newsboy caps and show shirts will be delivered to your house the first week of camp and we will end with a "Zoomsical" of what the students have worked on! Please note: Students MUST have the support from their families to sing, dance, and act at full volume and intensity in their own home to participate.

"Zoomsical":
World Turned UpsideDown
Cabaret

8th to 12th Grade

M-F, 10am to 1pm

$975

3 Weeks

July 27 - August 14

Presentation: August 14th at 7:00PM

Join us virtually for this explosive cabaret as it bursts onto the Zoom screen. Students will each get their time to shine as we work on songs, scenes, and dances from classic and modern musicals that deal with change and rebellion. Sign up and dive in as we continue to grow as Citizen Artists improving the quality of life in our local and global communities. Show shirts will be delivered to your house the first week of camp and we will end with a "Zoomsical" of what the students have worked on! Please note: Students MUST have the support from their families to sing, dance, and act at full volume and intensity in their own home to participate.

Production Team

Director: Mr. Ben Rush

Music Director: Mr. Eric Anderson Jr.

Choreographer: Ms. Julia Deter

Virtual Play Camps

These audition-only productions will allow students to perform plays live on Zoom for friends and family.

 

These programs will take place virtually using mainly the Zoom platform, and occasionally Flipgrid. Zoom will allow students to work with their director and castmates on a full production, ending in a live Zoom performance. Please note: Students MUST have the support from their families to act at full volume and intensity in their own home to participate.

The week before camp begins, students and parents will receive an email with the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, and a Flipgrid Code. For more information or to download Zoom, please click here. For more information on Flipgrid, please click here.

  

All Play rehearsals meet weekdays from 4pm to 6pm, and on weekends as needed.

The Lion, the Witch,
and The Wardrobe

2 Weeks

July 20 - 31

Presentation: July 31st at 7:00PM

Join us for this audition only production as we create a zoom version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. That master of imaginative enchantment, C.S. Lewis, has created a unique world that invites you to walk into it and enjoy both surprise and adventure. An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. In the incredible Narnia, they make friends with the frightened forest people who have almost given up hope for the return of good King Aslan, their true ruler. When Aslan was there, it was always summer. There is a great battle to see whether this magical country will remain under a wintry spell or will, once again, know freedom and summer under good King Aslan. This charming play about courage and the love of freedom will culminate in a private, live Zoom performance!

HOW TO AUDITION:
We are pleased to share the specifics of the audition process with you. As a reminder, this production is "audition based" instead of "enrollment based". That means not everyone who signed up for information is guaranteed a spot in the production camp.

 

To be considered for the "zoom" production you MUST submit an audition video no later than Noon on Friday, July 17th. The cast list will be shared by Sunday, July 19th. First rehearsal will be on Monday, July 20th from 4pm-6pm.

 

TO AUDITION:

- Choose one or two of the below monologue options from the show

- Rehearse it (Memorization is not required for auditions)

- Record a video of yourself performing one or two monologues you chose

- Send us the video via email (info@wellesleytheatreproject.org) or via private youtube link.

 

HELPFUL INFO:

- In your video, please tell us your name, preferred pronouns, and grade you will enter in the Fall.

- If holding the script in your video, please make sure it is NOT blocking your face.

- Treat this like a normal audition. So take into account your camera placement so that we get the best view of you! And be aware of how you are presenting yourself in general.

Directed by Ms. Lydia Jane Graeff

6th to 12th Grade

M-F, 4pm-6pm

$750

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CONTACT US

The Wellesley Theatre Project Studios
at The Wellesley Community Center
219 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781-235-1550

Email: info@wellesleytheatreproject.org

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