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MacGuffin Theatre & Film Company Summer Camps

John Rea
Map2030 Sansom Street
2nd Floor

Philadelphia , PA 19103
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Musical Theatre Camps, Comedy Camp, Cabaret Camp, and Acting Camp for young actors.


Mini Musical Theatre Camp (Little Twisters 4-6 yrs.)

June 10 – 14, Monday – Friday (1 week), 9:30 AM – 1 PM

Featuring songs from: The Wizard of Oz, Mulan, Peter Pan and The Little Mermaid
Our young actors will receive training in acting, singing and dancing. Students will learn about sharing, leading, taking responsibility for themselves and others, bowing, projecting their voice, memorizing, and speaking in turn. We will play theatre games to work on these skills. There will be a performance on the last day at 1 PM.

5, 6, 7, 8 Dance! (ages 9-14)

June 17th – 21st; Monday – Friday (1 week); 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Directed and Choreographed by Liz Fredette
This is it! This is the dance training you need to get ahead in your musical productions. Learn new moves. Learn some of the old moves. Gain experience in ballet and Broadway dance. Coordinate and act with your body. This camp is a great opportunity to get ready for our Musical Theatre Camps!

5, 6, 7, 8 Fight! (ages 9-14)

June 17th – 21st; Monday – Friday (1 week); 12:30 – 4 PM
Directed and Choreographed by Julia Hopkins
Do you like action? Have you dreamed about performing stunts on stage or in the movies? If you answered ‘yes’ then this is the camp for you. Find your fighting voice in classic fight scenes from contemporary and Shakespeare plays. Learn how to work with a partner keeping them safe at all times but creating the illusion of fierce battle. Develop your repertoire of moves from hair pulls, slaps and punches to falling and tripping. The camp will feature hand to hand and found object combat.

Musical Theatre Camp 2019

(Youth 7-10 yrs., Middler 11-14 yrs., and Teen 15-18 yrs. levels)

June 24 – July 18, Monday – Thursday (4 weeks), 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Musicals featured:
Youth: The Lion King, Jr., music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, directed by Liz Fredette
Middlers: Shrek, Jr., music and lyrics by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jen Jaynes
Teen: Urinetown: The Musical, music by Greg Kotis and lyrics by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, directed by John Rea

Performance Schedule
The Lion King, Jr. – Wednesday, July 17 at 7 PM
Shrek, Jr. – Thursday, July 18 at 7 PM
Urinetown: The Musical – Friday, July 19 at 7 PM

Put your acting skills into action and learn how to stretch to new levels. Training in acting, singing and dancing while working on a musical. Our productions will be held at the historic Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Street, Philadelphia.

Acting Camp (Middlers & Teens 11-18 yrs.)

July 22 – August 3, Monday – Friday (2 weeks), 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Directed by John Rea & Liz Fredette
Take your acting to the next level. Get the stage experience you need. Learn how to get inside your characters by using voice, movement, costumes and props. Develop memorizing skills and learn how to make your acting clear and precise. Build your confidence as you improvise to find your character. Actors will perform two contemporary 1 Act plays. There will be a performance on the last day of camp at 7 PM.

Crash Course in Comedy (Middlers & Teens 11-18 yrs.)

August 5-9, Monday – Friday (1 week), 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Directed by John Rea & Tina Lynch
Get intensive training in improvisation and sketch comedy. Learn to say ‘yes’ to what is offered and find the humor in everyday situations and bizarre ones, too. Act 1 of our show will be comprised of sketch comedy from Monty Python, Upright Citizens Brigade, the Reduced Shakespeare Company and/or Saturday Night Live and original sketches. Act 2 will be our version of the popular TV show, Whose Line is it Anyway? There will be a performance on the last day of camp at 7 PM.

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Additional Information:

State: PA
County: Philadelphia
Activities Included: Acting / Drama
Additional Services: Extended day
Camp Ages: 7-18
Session Length: 1 - 4 weeks
ACA Accreditation: no

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