Gulfshore Playhouse Education Summer Programs Announced
March 8, 2021
‘Grease,’ ‘Junie B. Jones,’ and more
NAPLES, Fla. (March 8, 2021) – Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional theater, is pleased to announce its summer 2021 programs for students ages 6 to 18. Gulfshore Playhouse Education’s STAR Academy will offer a series of safe, exciting theater camps taught by experienced theater professionals for students of all skill levels.
Students ages 6 through 8 can enroll in “What Time Is It? Summer Time!,” a half-day Broadway Bootcamp program. Young performers can build confidence in musical theater performance as they learn summer-themed songs and dance routines to selections from the Beach Boys, “High School Musical 2,” “Teen Beach Movie” and more. This introduction to musical theater will take place June 14 to 18 from 9 a.m. to noon, and tuition is $250.
For students ages 8 to 13, the STAR Academy Jr. full-day program offers a more immersive theater experience. Students will learn about musical theater technique, grow as performers and people, and make new friends as they rehearse and perform “Junie B. Jones – The Musical.” This hilarious story about friendship and change features a tremendously loveable cast of characters and fun-filled songs inspired by the popular children’s book series.
This program is suited for both beginners and experienced performers, as students will learn from professional teaching artists. Rehearsals will take place June 21 to July 9, with performances on July 8 and 9. Tuition is $750, and financial assistance is available through Kizze’s Kids scholarships, in honor of Patty and Jay Baker’s beloved fur family member.
For students ages 13 to 18, STAR Academy’s summer production of “Grease” will give teens the opportunity to perform one of the world’s most popular musicals. Auditions for this intensive program will take place on March 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. To sign up for an audition for “Grease,” visit https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/education/star-academy/grease/.
Students who are chosen for the production will receive musical theater training from professional teaching artists, become part of a professional arts community and perform the iconic musical for friends and family. Weekday rehearsals for “Grease” will take place July 12 through Aug. 6, with performances on Aug. 5 through 8. Tuition is $1,000, and financial assistance is available through Kizze’s Kids scholarships.
COVID-19 safety procedures will be followed during the Gulfshore Playhouse Education summer programs. Student temperatures will be taken upon arrival, students will rehearse in groups of 10 or fewer, and students and staff will wear face coverings at all times.
Registration for the Broadway Bootcamp and STAR Academy Jr. summer programs will open to City of Naples residents on April 1 and to all interested students April 15.
For more information or inquiries about summer programs, contact Steven Calakos, Gulfshore Playhouse’s director of education, at email@example.com.
Gulfshore Playhouse Education’s STAR Academy offers a range of after-school classes and summer camp programs for students of all ages that offer training in acting, voice, and movement. Taught by theater professionals, these programs help students develop creativity, self-confidence, expression, and vital skills like teamwork and public speaking.
Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. The Playhouse’s work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theatre to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in its audiences an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which Gulfshore Playhouse treats its artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community.