About the Program
The Facetime Theatre Summer Stage Program is a three-week summer camp experience culminating in the performance of a full-length Broadway musical. Students will perform the musical with full sets & costumes, orchestra, and choreography.
Facetime’s Summer Stage program is one-of-a-kind in this area. Students work in groups, with college-age interns, who mentor them throughout the program. Facetime brings in highly experienced instructors to work with the summer stage students. Throughout the program, students receive focused instruction and develop the core skills necessary to achieve excellence in stage performance. Emphasis is placed on collaboration, creativity, and fun! The instructors focus on acting, vocal instruction, choreography, stage combat, makeup, costuming, set construction – all aspects of production. After just two weeks together, the students begin to rehearse the show with a full orchestra and in less than three weeks, the show opens.
Family and friends will see the results of the students’ work during public performances of the musical at Ursinus College’s Lenfest Theatre at the conclusion of each session. Parents and audiences are continually astounded by the quality of the Facetime summer stage productions – we have record repeat attendance – because the experience is so extraordinary!
Students entering the fourth grade and older are welcome to participate regardless of past experience.
SESSION I – My Fair Lady: July 3 to 20 (closed July 4)
In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond — one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.
Show Dates: July 20, 21 and 22 – Our production of My Fair Lady was an incredible success! Thanks to all who participated!!
Lead/Secondary Lead auditions will be held Monday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 p.m. and will be extended to certain campers after the first round of auditions is complete.
General Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 2 AT 1 p.m.
July 3, 5, 6, 7 (off Tuesday) – Camp @ Franklin Commons 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 – Camp @ Franklin Commons 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 15 – Tech @ Ursinus 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
July 16 – Tech @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
July 17, 18 – Camp/Tech @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
July 19 – Camp @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 20 – Camp/Performance @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
July 21 – Performance @ Ursinus 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
July 22 – Performance @ Ursinus (& Clean Up) 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Campers must be able to attend all scheduled tech rehearsals, performances, and clean-up date. If a camper has an unexcused absence, it may impact the scope of his/her involvement in the performance. Campers should be able to attend all camp dates as missed camp days may result in an alteration of casting/role assignments. There is limited time to prepare material, so camp time is very important.
SESSION II – Seussical: July 25 to August 10
Horton hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a clover and commits himself to protecting it and the Whos who live on it; Jojo, a misfit Who who “doesn’t Think normal Thinks,” struggles to find his place in the tiny Who society; Gertrude McFuzz tries to catch the attention of her love – the kind and compassionate Horton. Through mishaps and adventures, these unique characters finally find what they seek – their places in their world.
Camp Dates: July 25 to August 10
Show Dates: August 10, 11 and 12
Tickets for Seussical are now available! Bring the family out to Ursinus College to see this fun, family-friendly musical. Performances: August 10 (7:00 PM), August 11 (7:00 PM) and August 12 (2:00 PM).
To purchase tickets for Seussical, CLICK HERE
Lead/Secondary Lead auditions will be held Monday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 p.m.
Callbacks are scheduled for Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. and will be extended to certain campers after the first round of auditions is complete.
General Auditions will be held on Sunday, July 2 at 3 p.m.
July 25, 26, 27, 28 (off Monday) – Camp @ Franklin Commons 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
July 31, August 1, 2, 3, 4 – Camp @ Franklin Commons 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
August 5 – Tech @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
August 6 – Tech @ Ursinus 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
August 7, 8 – Camp/Tech @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
August 9 – Camp @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
August 10 – Camp/Performance @ Ursinus 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
August 11 – Performance @ Ursinus 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
August 12 – Performance @ Ursinus (& Clean Up) 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
AGE GROUPS and COSTS
Apprentices: Entering Grades 4-7: $520 [PLEASE NOTE: This age group is SOLD OUT! In order to be placed on the waiting list, please fill out a registration form.]
Young Artists: Entering Grades 8-12: $260 [PLEASE NOTE: This age group is SOLD OUT! In order to be placed on the waiting list, please fill out a registration form.]
Advanced Performers: College Age: Cost: $100
Questions about Summer Stage? Call 610.983.4636 or Contact Us Online.