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Stages 2014 Summer Theatre Camp

Camps are open to all levels of experience. 

Performers in Grades 1 – 10 are immersed in an intense, fun endeavor to create a show using teamwork while expanding their skills in singing, dancing, and acting! 

Each camp session culminates in full performances.  A limited amount of needs-based tuition assistance is available. 

Camps are filled on a first come, first served basis. 





Summer Camp Brochure small2014  – details on Stages Summer 2014 Theatre Camps

STAGES 2014 Summer Reg  – to reserve your spot, print and complete registration and mail to address on form with deposit or full payment.  Limited space available.  Camps are filled on a first come, first served basis.  All experience levels welcome.


Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, JR. Alice
Entering Grades 5 – 8 in Fall 2014
July 7 – 18, Monday – Friday
9AM – 4PM w/ wraparound from 4 – 5PM

July 18 @ 2PM
July 19 @ 3PM
July 19 @ 7PM
Orientation/Casting Session:
Monday, June 23 @ 6PM

Directed by Misty Irwin
Choreographed by Anastasia Pembrook
Rated G

The Story:
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice’s madcap adventures in Wonderland as she chases the White Rabbit, races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!  Roles are plentiful, including three Cheshire Cats and dozens of other wonderfully wacky characters.  

Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND, JR. is a fast-paced stage adaptation of the timeless film, featuring updated dialogue and new arrangements of such classic Disney songs as “I’m Late,” “The Un-birthday Song” and “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.”

About the Director:
Misty has been involved in music and theater for over 30 years. She has been teaching children music for more than 20 years.  She taught a home school chorus with the Training Ground and currently teaches private voice and piano lessons.  Her STAGES credits as musical director include Pippin, Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr., and Guys and Dolls.  She has directed summer camps for several years at STAGES and at other community venues.  She is the President and Artistic/Creative Director for Next Generation Theatre, Inc. In her spare time she home educates the younger 5 of her 8 children; as 3 are now college students.  Misty will also direct a STAGES Kids show in Fall 2014 (Title TBA) for students in Grades 2 – 5.



Disney’s The Aristocats, KIDSAristocats-KIDS
Entering Grades 1- 5 in fall
July 21 – August 1, Monday – Friday
9AM – Noon

August 1 @ 7PM
August 2 @ NOON
Orientation/Casting Session:
Wednesday, June 25 @ 6PM

Directed by Tina Crandall-Gommel
Choreographed by Anastasia Pembrook
Rated G

The Story:
What’s a cat to do? In Disney’s THE ARISTOCATS KIDS, Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue! The show, based on the Disney film, features plenty of exuberant group numbers sure to get the audiences tapping their feet to its upbeat, jazzy beat with a score that includes the Disney favorites “The Aristocats,” “Scales and Arpeggios” and “Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat.”

About the Director:
Tina Crandall-Gommel comes to STAGES with a diverse background.  She has a BA in Theatre and Dance from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University.  Tina has been a dance teacher for many years, currently teaching tap, jazz, and musical theatre at Performance Plus Dance in Hilton.  Tina joined the STAGES family this past summer costuming 101 Dalmations and Wizard of Oz.  She recently choreographed STAGES production of Into the Woods.  You may have also seen her perform this past fall in Lake Plains Players production of Les Miserables.  When not on stage or working behind the scenes on a show, she enjoys spending time with her family (who are also theatrically inclined), hiking, and caring for the endless unwanted pets that make their way into her home.



Hairspray, JR.hairspray-JR-logo  ****THIS CAMP FULL*** 
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Entering Grades 7 – 10 in fall
August 4 – 15, Monday – Friday
9AM – 4PM w/ wraparound from 4 – 5PM

August 15 @ 2PM
August 16 @ 3PM
August 16 @ 7PM

Orientation Session: 
Sunday, July 27 @ 7PM
Casting takes place the first day of camp.

Directed by John Barthelmes
Choreographed by Kaitlyn Barthelmes

The Story:
Good morning, Baltimore!  It’s 1962, and spunky plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has one big dream – to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.  When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star.  In balancing her new-found power with her desire for justice, Tracy fights to dethrone the reigning Miss Teen Hairspray, Amber von Tussle, and integrate a TV network in the process.  With the help of her outsized mom, Edna, and guest DJ Motormouth Maybelle, the rhythm of Tracy’s new beat just might prove unstoppable.  

Hairspray, JR., based on the film and hit stage musical of the same name — winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

About the Director:
John has been teaching, directing and performing in Rochester since he moved here in 1996.  He is a regular performer with Nuts & Bolts Comedy Improv, Out of the Box Improv, and Joey and Maria’s Comedy Wedding with Great Lakes Productions. John has been featured in productions performing in Montreal, Milwaukee, Las Vegas and New York City.  During the day John is an instructor of Computer Science and Acting at St. John Fisher College where he was recently involved in a series of Tennessee Williams One Acts.  His greatest joy is working with children in theatre. He runs several summer theatre camps as well as his own studio, Spotlight Studios in Fairport. He can be found directing high school and middle school productions in Greece, Gananda, Wayne and Pittsford. He teaches piano, drama coaching and works with Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups on earning theatre badges.  John dedicates all his work to his parents who are forever an inspiration to him, especially his mom who never missed a show John was in.


Comments from prior camp surveys:

“It was the best experience of my life! (at least so far)”

“The artistic staff is wonderful!”

“My daughter LOVED the camp very much!  I think all staff did an outstanding job putting together such a wonderful professional show in just 2 short weeks. Great organization and communication! [My daughter] will definitely be back next year.”

“Stages always manages to put on an amazing show! I’ve never been disappointed!”


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All camps and performances held at STAGES, Third Floor, Auditorium Center
875 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605










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photo credits: Lori Kilian

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