Summer Camps

2024 Summer Theatre Camps                         .

StageCoach Theatre Company offers summer camps in the performing arts for students ages 5 – 19.  These highly interACTive and fun camps, taught by seasoned professionals who still work in the theatre industry, encourage budding performers to explore the world of theatre.

Scholarships are available through the StageCoach Foundation.

Please read the Camp Cancellation Policy here.

For those interested in Student Leadership positions, please complete an application here.  (Looking for Assistant Directors and Stage Managers)

For those interested in Tech Crew positions, please complete the form here. (Looking for run crew, lighting and sound engineers, costumes and props managers, and help with set construction and detailing.)

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No audition is required. This camp is open to ages 5 – 10. 
Monday – Friday, June 17 – 21
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 15.
For ages 5 – 10
Celebrate the beauty of Hawaii with this delightful mini musical! Hosted by Principal Peterson and Kumu Leilani, our cultural guide, the kids at this party not only sing and dance to several Hawaiian hit songs, they also learn about the traditions, beliefs, and language of the land.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Linda Cirba
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Friday, June 21 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE 

Monday – Friday, June 17 – 21
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 12
The most fun an actor can have! Learn the basics of improvisational theatre. This class will help you with teamwork, spontaneity, and creativity. You’ll get to play some of the most fun and well-known improv comedy games. An actor that can improv a scene is fearless.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Diana Altenhof
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Friday, June 21 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE

Auditions have been held and the show is fully cast. 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by Charles Hart

Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

Book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on the novel “Le Fantôme de I’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux

Directed by Heidi Dodd
Produced by Torie Dunlap
Camp will be held Monday – Friday, June 17-21 and 24-28, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Small groups in need of additional practice might be asked to stay until 5:00pm.

Pick-up rehearsal: July 3rd, 5:00 – 9:00pm

This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
Tuition: $750 for the 2-week camp. Scholarships are available through the StageCoach Foundation.
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performances:  June 28, 29, July 5 & 6 at 7:00pm, June 29, 30 July 6 & 7 at 2:00pm. Actors are expected to arrive at the theater 2 hours prior to showtime.

Register here. 

Only those who have auditioned and been cast in the show should register. 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Really Useful Group. www.concordtheatricals.com

No audition is required for this camp. Open to students ages 5 to 10 years old.
Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 6 students is needed to run this camp. Max 20
For ages 5 – 10
Here we go… the band is complete! We got singers and we got the beat! Let’s twist and shout and harmonize, too! We’re ready to play a tune for you! Come sing and dance the week again to hits including We Got the Beat, Twist and Shout, Stand By Me, Your Song, Livin’ on a Prayer, and Making the Band.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructors: Tanya Vanderheiden and Heather Pitts
Students should plan to bring their own lunch, snack and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Friday, June 28 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE

No audition is required for this camp. Open to students ages 10 – 14 years old.
Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 15
Whether new to the stage or a Broadway star, this camp is for everyone! Come discover a character and learn how to bring them to life. We’ll have fun learning improv games, working on monologues, and rehearsing for our end-of-camp showcase.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Alexa Yarboro Pettengill
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Friday, June 28 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE

Monday through Wednesday, July 1 – 3
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 15.
For ages 6 – 12

Throughout each camp day, students will play theater games, develop acting skills, come up with a brand new plot and characters, and explore the world of performance. At the end of the camp day, students will put on a short performance, showcasing everything they’ve learned and created.

Tuition: $220 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor and Director: Caitlyn Newlin
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performances will be held each day of camp at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE

Monday – Wednesday, July 1 – 3
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 12.
For ages 11 – 14
The most fun an actor can have! Learn the basics of improvisational theatre. This class will help you with teamwork, spontaneity, and creativity. You’ll get to play some of the most fun and well-known improv comedy games. An actor that can improv a scene is fearless.
Tuition: $220 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor and Director: Diana Altenhof
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE

No audition is required for this camp. Open to students ages 5 to 10 years old.
Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 15
Whether new to the stage or a Broadway star this camp is for everyone! Come sing and dance the week away as we bring classic and current Broadway hits to life. We’ll have fun playing games, developing basic singing, dancing, and acting techniques, and rehearsing for our end-of-camp showcase.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Alexa Yarboro Pettengill
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Friday, July 12 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE

Auditions have been held. Limited ensemble roles could be available. Inquire here

Puffs

Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic

by Matt Cox

Director: Amber Huisenga
Producer: Torie Dunlap

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

Evening rehearsals will be held the weeks of June 24 – 28 and July 1 – 5. Camp-style rehearsals will be held Monday – Friday July 8 – 12 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Pick-up rehearsal will be held on July 18 from 5:00 – 9:00pm.

Performances will be held July 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:00pm and July 14 & 21 at 2:00pm.

This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
Tuition: $600 for the 3-week camp. Scholarships are available through the StageCoach Foundation.
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performances are scheduled for July 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:00pm, plus July 14 & 21 at 2:00pm.

REGISTER HERE

Only those who have auditioned and been cast in the show should register. 

“Puffs (Two Act Edition)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

www.concordtheatricals.com

This camp is FULL!

Disney’s Aristocats KIDS

Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston, Terry Giklyson

Produced by Torie Dunlap

Directed by Natalia Settipani

Camp will be held Monday – Friday July 15 – 19 from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.

In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it’s up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

Tuition: $420 for the 1-week camp. Scholarships are available through the StageCoach Foundation.
No audition is required. Beginners are welcome.
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performances will be held July 20 at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

REGISTER HERE

Disney’s Aristocats KIDS is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 12
Join Technical Theatre Camp to explore the primary components of stagecraft. Students will collaborate with the creative team of Aristocats KIDS camp to help bring their vision to life for their shows on July 20th and 21st. Topics covered will include lighting, sound, set design, costumes, props, and run crew.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Caitlyn Newlin and Torie Dunlap
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performances will be held on Saturday July 20 at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

REGISTER HERE

Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
We must have a minimum of 6 students to run the camp. Max 12.
For ages 13 – 18

This is an acting technique summer camp in which students will have access to various techniques and methods from actor training programs in New York City. Movement, character building, script analysis, and more will allow students a means of developing their own artistic method and feeling prepared for future projects.

Diving into Character  

Students will learn how to dig into and annotate various sides and scripted scenes to gain greater understanding of how to work with materials and worldbuild around characters.

Movement for the Actor

Students will learn the basics of movement such as spine work and animal work to find new ways to build and inspire character creation. Students should wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in!

The Art of Play

Students will reflect on the movement techniques learned the day before and put them to use as they devise a movement piece with their classmates. We’ll focus on the art of having fun, thinking on your feet, and bringing yourself to the work. Students should wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in!

Improv

Students will work with introductory to advanced improvisation techniques and games to challenge and grow their ability to listen, devise, and create out of thin air!

The Art of Voice 

Students will focus on awareness of voice through various exercises with warm ups, articulation, and breath control to find your voice and enhance performance.

Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Rachael McNutt
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.

REGISTER HERE

This camp is FULL!
Monday – Friday, July 22 – 26
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 6 students is needed to run this camp. Max 15
For ages 5 – 10
“A Barnyard Moosical” is a hilarious and imaginative mini-musical about a unique and talented group of animals living at this unusual farm. Between the gourmet goats that refuse to eat garbage, a chorus line of hoofing cows, neatnik pigs and funky dancing chickens, the musical will be sure to tickle the imagination of performers and audiences alike.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Natalia Settipani
Students should plan to bring their own lunch, snack and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Friday, July 26 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE

Monday – Friday, July 22 – 26
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students is needed to run this camp. Max 12
Ages 13 – 19

This is a beginner acting technique summer camp in which students will focus on the fundamentals of acting. Monologues, exploration of students’ individuality, artistry, the study of various acting methods, and how to develop their own unique style. Students will have access to various techniques and methods from actor training programs in New York City, allowing students to feel confident approaching projects in the future and continuing their artistic journey!

Discovery

Students will spend time getting to know their classmates and themselves through theatre games. Discover and explore what makes YOU unique. What do you bring to the art and what kind of artist do you want to be? Geek out, get inspired, and enjoy the chance to share what you love about acting, singing, dance, plays, movies, musicals, and more with your classmates as we learn to identify exactly what we’re drawn to and why!

Monologues

Students will learn how to find appropriate monologues, explore their character types, and learn about different styles of monologue!

Technique 

Students will memorize, rehearse, and explore the monologues they chose last class. Learning how to apply acting techniques and using games to find their way in the work, students will discover which methods work best for them.

Audition Fundamentals

Students will learn how to slate, proper audition attire, how to manage nerves, and more! Students will continue their study of acting techniques and monologue preparation through games, reflection, teamwork.

Mock Auditions

Students will apply what they learned during the camp to participate in a mock audition! Students will slate, perform their monologues, and think on their feet as they bravely navigate the experience of an audition. Students will have time to warm up before auditioning and time after to reflect on both their audition and the camp overall.

Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Rachael McNutt
Students should plan to bring their own lunch, snack and bottled water.

REGISTER HERE

Auditions have been held and the show is fully cast. 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Book by Dennis Kelly

Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Directed by Torie Dunlap and Linda Cirba

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves to punish those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Camp will be held Monday – Friday July 22 – 26, 29 – August 2 from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Small groups in need of additional practice may be asked to stay until 5:00pm (with prior notice). This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn. Pick-up rehearsal will be held on August 8 from 5:00 – 9:00pm.

Performances will be held July 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 7:00pm and July 14 & 21 at 2:00pm. Actors are expected to arrive at the theater 2 hours prior to showtime.

Tuition: $750 for the 2-week camp. Scholarships are available through the StageCoach Foundation.
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performances August 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 7:00pm, plus August 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 2:00pm

REGISTER HERE

Only those who have auditioned and been cast in the show should register. 

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

No audition is required for this camp. Open to students ages 5 to 10 years old. 

Monday – Friday, August 5 – 9

9:00am – 3:00pm daily

This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students will be needed to run this camp. Max 15.
For ages 5 – 10
The swamp is all a-buzz with party preparations galore. Naturally, the turtles are running late, and Bully the Frog is being a bully. The frogs have learned a new dance, the tadpoles are growing appendages, and the dragonfly larvae need encouragement to spread their wings and fly. The storyline is based on lessons of friendship, tolerance, and courage to face the future.
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Caitlin Newlin
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.

REGISTER HERE

Monday – Friday, August 5 – 9

9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students will be needed to run this camp. Max 15.
For ages 10 – 14

Audition Prep Bootcamp offers a transformative week of workshops focusing on essential skills for musical theatre auditions. From mastering the singing, acting, and dancing basics directors are always looking for, to learning strategies for selecting the perfect audition material, participants will gain skills and confidence to stand out in the audition room. At the end of the camp, participants will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and newfound confidence through a final showcase.

Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor: Natalia Settipani
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.

REGISTER HERE

No audition is required for this camp. Open to ages 6 – 12. 
Monday – Friday, August 12 – 16
9:00am – 3:00pm daily
This camp will be held in person at StageCoach Theatre in Ashburn.
A minimum of 4 students will be needed to run this camp. Max 15.
Open to ages 6 – 12
“We’re off to sail the rollicking sea, pirates all are we!” But Arrrr! and Shiver me timbers! There’s a stowaway on board! Perhaps the King of the High C’s will know what to do.” Join the salty crew of colorful scallywags when Bluebeard, Yellowbeard, Whitebeard, Purplebeard – well, you get the picture – along with the No Beards, hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for a mighty adventure!
Tuition: $350 + $5.95 service fee
Instructor and Director: Linda Cirba
Students should plan to bring their own snack, lunch, and bottled water.
Performance will be held on Friday, August 16 at 2:30pm.

REGISTER HERE