TAA Schedule of Events
Camps are for children ages 8-15 years
The magic of transformation. The pride of coming-of-age. The powerful influence of music. Lincoln Community Playhouse Theatre Arts Academy 2020 camps offer the stories and learning that resonate with young actors.
Join us for an incomparable learning experience as we help young artists explore, create, and understand the production process while building self-confidence and skills.
JANUARY 7, 2020
Registration includes tshirt.
Camp is 9am to 4pm weekdays on designated dates.
All performances are 10am, 11:30am and 1pm on designated dates.
Spring Break Camp: Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS
Camp Dates: March 9-13, 2020
Performances: March 14, 2020
Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
Musical Theatre Skills Camp
Dates: June 8-12, 2020
Performances: June 13, 2020
Join us for a musical theatre extravaganza! This course will use popular Broadway tunes on stage now in New York City to develop the skills needed for success in musical theatre. Hone the disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing and learn to integrate character choices and stage movement with the story of the song. Everyone is welcome, from newcomers to veterans of the stage!
Disney's The Lion King KIDS
Dates: June 15-26, 2020
Performances: June 27, 2020
Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savanna comes to life with Simba, Rafiki, and Nala in an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.
Disney's The Aristocats KIDS
Dates: July 6-17, 2020
Performances: July 18, 2020
Madame's jealous butler, Edgar, cat-naps Duchess and her kittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What's a cat to do? Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue! With a beloved Disney score, the feline adventure in The Aristocats KIDS is sure to engage young actors in its hip, jazzy beat.
The Music Man KIDS
Dates: July 20-31, 2020
Performances: August 1, 2020
Based on Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man KIDS features some of the musical theatre's most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance. The Music Man KIDS is a bold, brassy show that will have the whole town atwitter!
Dates: August 3-7, 2020
Performances: August 8, 2020
Back by popular demand, join us for a week-long, high-energy Improv Intensive! Learn to be bold, creative, and conquer your fear of failure. In improv, failure is not only essential; it's part of the fun! It also makes you a better actor. Learn to stay present, listen, and problem-solve onstage. We'll practice these techniques with improv games, storytelling, and learning what it means to say, "yes". When we combine improv with teamwork, we see the first steps toward creating original work. Learn to trust your partner, trust the process, and most importantly, to trust the wonderful ideas within yourself!
THE MISSION of the Theatre Arts Academy at the Lincoln Community Playhouse is to provide production-based theatre education opportunities for children ages 8-15 to grow and develop as performers. Therefore, each child who signs up for the class will participate as a performer in the production. Auditions take place at the end of the first day of class in order to assign roles, but every child who signs up for the class will be cast in the show in a performance capacity, whether that is a solo singing/speaking role or member of the chorus. Any student with an interest in theatre is eligible for this program. We find that the varying degrees of talent is a plus for everyone involved, since much of our process is built on teaching the tools they need for a successful production.
The academies are set up so that the participants receive instruction in acting, movement, singing, and other forms appropriate for the show that has been selected. Participants rehearse with the director, music director, and choreographer.
SCHOLARSHIPS are available and awarded to qualifying students. Scholarship applications are due 3 weeks prior to the applied camp. You can download the form at the link below. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must be 8 years old by the first day of attending camp, no exceptions.
Scholarship applications are due 3 weeks prior to applicable camp.
Theatre Arts Academy enrollment is subject to approval by the Executive Director.