Plus, they’re a ton of fun.
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Additionally, for parents already looking for camp opportunities for their kids this summer, Chicago Children’s Theatre’s always popular Summer Camp, July 14-25, is just the ticket. Over the course of two weeks, campers will be guided along the process of creating their very own, entirely original theatrical production.
Likewise, CCT’s Red Kite Project will offer its annual three-week summer camp experience exclusively for children on the autism spectrum, June 23-July 11 at Cleveland Elementary School, 3121 W. Byron St., Chicago.
Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Glee Club ensemble will learn and rehearse a repertoire of popular songs all set to movement. Under the direction of CCT’s musical director and choreographer, students will build their singing and moving chops and have the chance to show them off in a culminating final performance. For singers who move, for dancers who sing, for performers of all kinds, Glee Club offers kids a chance to develop confidence, charisma, and lasting friendships.
Chicago Children’s Theatre’s 2013 summer campers had so much fun making amazing new plays, CCT decided to keep at it all year round! In Dream Factory, kids are the creative force. Guided by a CCT staff director, students will dream up characters, settings, and stories and then collaborate to create and rehearse a world premiere short play. The final production will be performed for family and friends on the final day of class. This is the place for any kid who likes storytelling, performing, pretending, silly voices, or making magic out of cardboard. Dream Factory is where wild imagination comes to life.
Welcome to the special class where the tiniest heroes have big adventures. Each session, CCT instructors will lead students through story time as well as playful theatre and movement games. Tiny Sparks gives your littlest performers a chance to play, pretend and set their imaginations wild.
Classes are taught by Nicholas Davio, a Chicago-based musician and frequent music director of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s mainstage productions, Katy Collins, a professional actor and arts educator, and David Amaral, CCT’s head of education.
About Chicago Children’s Theatre
In addition to its education program, Chicago Children’s Theatre focuses on the production of first-rate professional children’s theatre in Chicago. Chicago Children’s Theatre aspires to enrich our community through diverse and significant theatrical and educational programming that engages and inspires the child in all of us.
Launched in 2005, Chicago Children’s Theatre strives to provide affordable and accessible theatre for families and area school children. To enhance the impact of any given production’s themes, Chicago Children’s Theatre offers educational materials and programs for families and educators.
Chicago Children’s Theatre is sponsored in part by ComEd, Goldman Sachs Gives, JPMorgan Chase, Target and United Airlines.
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