Fall break theater camps

Parents seeking fall break theater camps need to act quickly since spaces are growing scarce. Childsplay’s “Willa Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” camp is already full, and the three camps noted below will soon enjoy a similar fate. Consider a theater camp for your child or teen if you’re keen on things like creativity, teamwork, imagination, problem-solving and confidence.

Youth who participated in a recent summer camp at Chandler Center for the Arts

Chandler Center for the Arts presents a “Fall Glee Camp Intensive” for ages 8 & up Oct 11-14 from 9am-noon. The camp is taught by Phoenix actor, singer, teacher and concert performer Kristen Drathman. www.chandlercenter.org.

Youth performing in a recent production of "The Jungle Book" at Greasepaint

Greasepaint Youtheatre in Scottsdale presents “Everything Disney!” for ages 6-13 Oct 10-14 from 9am-3pm. Campers will enjoy music, dance and scenes from Disney shows including “The Jungle Book,” “Aladdin Jr.,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” www.greasepaint.org.

Youth who participated in a recent FunTales camp with Copperstar

Copperstar Repertory Co. in Gilbert presents “Glee Camp” Oct 10-14 from 9am-noon at Higley Center for the Performing Arts. The camp is directed and choreographed by Alan Palmer and Mary-Jo Okawa. www.copperstarrep.org.

Plenty of folks offer camps, workshops and other education/training experiences throughout the year, so stay tuned to your local theater companies for news of offerings for children and youth.

You never know what might happen when the drama currently confined to the walls of your own home breaks loose into the world at large.

— Lynn

Note: Stay tuned to Raising Arizona Kids magazine, which offers an annual directory of summer camps

Coming up: A very special Cinderella story

Photos are from organization Facebook pages

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