Theater summer camps in South Florida

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Now what kind of gay boyfriend would I be if I didn't help you parents get a little breather - in a fabulous way - during the summer?

Breeders need a break too.

If you have young, up-and-coming talent in your home driving you nuts, perhaps you should check out the following roundup of local theater summer camps that I have thoughfully compiled for you. 


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Broward Center and Performance Project

What: Four programs are offered for ages 6 to 18 by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Performance Project School of the Arts. Those programs are Acting Up Camp (for ages 6 to 9), Broadway Bound Camp (for ages 10 to 13), Company Group Summer Camp (for ages 13 to 18) and Young Professionals Summer Theatre Camp (for ages 13 to 18 who have already auditioned). They will be held at three locations, including the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale, Old Davie School and Aventura Arts and Cultural Center.

Times: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Various sessions throughout the summer. The Broward Center will present Acting Up, Broadway Bound and Company Group camps in two sessions from June 9 through July 3 and from July 7 through Aug. 1.  The Young Professionals Summer Theater Camp will be offered in one session from June 9 through July 19.

The Old Davie School will present Acting Up, Broadway Bound and Company Group camps in two sessions from June 16 through July 11 and from July 14 through Aug. 8.

The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center will present Acting Up and Broadway Bound camps in two sessions from June 23 through July 18 and from July 21 through Aug. 15.

Cost: $880. Before-care will be available for $50 per session or $5 per day between 8 and 9 a.m. Aftercare will be available for $100 per session or $10 per day between 4 and 6 p.m. 

Contact: 954-462-0222 or Camp.BrowardCenter.org





Showtime Summer Performing Arts Camp

What: Organizers of the camp at Boca Raton’s Showtime Performing Arts Theatre promise one-on-one instruction culminating in performances (depending on which session you sign up for) in “Seussical,” “West Side Story,” “Pippin,” “Billy Elliot” and “The Addams Family.” They’ve also just added “The Little Mermaid Musical revue” for the summer lineup as an alternative for the youngest performer.

Times: Sessions begin June 9 and run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours will be available from 8 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Session 1 is June 9 through July 3. Session 2 is July 7 through Aug. 1. Mini Camp Session 1 is Aug. 4-8. Mini Camp Session 2 is Aug. 11-15.

Cost: $950 (mini camp sessions cost $250)