Serra Theatre Camp – NEW this summer!


Cost: $1,100

Dates/times: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm; June 19th – July 22nd (5 weeks)

Performances: Thursday, July 20th and Friday, July 21st at 7pm; Saturday, July 22nd at 2pm.

birdieAttend morning workshops in acting, dance, singing, and technical theatre. Spend afternoons rehearsing for the musical, BYE BYE BIRDIE that will culminate in a public performance at the end of the camp session. Serra’s Theatre Camp is open to students entering grades 7–12. Aspiring singers, dancers, actors, and stage crafters will hone their skills under the direction of Tri-School Productions’ staff of professionals. Tri-School Productions is the renowned theatre company of Serra, Mercy, and Notre Dame High Schools.

Lunch service is optional though Serra Summer School. (waiting on the price from our dining vendor)

Registration begins March 1st through the Summer at Serra link!

Acting Workshop

Students will learn:

  • Vocal and physical warm-ups/ techniques to aid in rehearsal process.
  • How to make better and bolder choices before and during auditions,.
  • Basic improvisational skills that contribute to natural and interesting performances.
  • Character building skills and how to free their creative instincts!

Dance Workshop

Students will learn:

  • Skills necessary for picking up choreography for audition purposes.
  • How to incorporate character traits into their choreography.
  • Various genres of dance styles such as: musical theatre, jazz, and ballet.
  • How to move freely and comfortably onstage.

Vocal Workshop

Students will learn:

  • How to properly warm-up their voices in preparation for singing.
  • Various types of music and how to sing in a larger chorus, as part of a trio and as a soloist.
  • How to cut their music into appropriate sections for auditions and how to present their audition pieces to a pianist and explain how they’d like to sing it.
  • How to select songs for their voice type to create a rep book for musical auditions.

Technical Theatre Workshop

Students will learn:

  • Do basic construction of costume pieces for a particular production and understand how to choose pieces that are historically accurate/appropriate for a show.
  • Tell the difference between different lighting instruments, hang and focus lighting instruments and run basic light board operations.
  • Setup audio equipment, hang/run audio cables, understand microphone equipment and how to properly put them onto actors as well as how to play with audio levels to obtain excellent sound quality.
  • Design, build and paint scenery using a variety of tools, drawings and photos, and learn how to do all of this safely and efficiently. *All students will be supervised while using power tools.
    The skills necessary to manage a theatrical production as a stage manager and production manager.