Working with Queens Theatres professional and dynamic teaching artists, students will engage their imaginations, study the process of theatre and work together as an ensemble to put on a production of their own design during this exciting and comprehensive summer experience. Queens Theatres SHOWSTOPPERS Summer Musical Theatre Program is open to all kids, ages 7 to 14. No experience in the performing arts is needed to join in the fun. Acceptance into the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions for roles will take place once the session has begun.
The primary program hours are 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. They are offering two 2-week sessions. Queens Theatre provides early drop off beginning at 9 AM as well as an extended day from 3:30 PM to 6 PM. Discounts are available for purchasing multiple sessions and for enrolling siblings.
Check out Queens Theatres website, queenstheatre.org, for more details and information on pricing.
Queens Theatre employs actively working theatre professionals with extensive backgrounds in both performance and youth performing arts instruction. They are veterans of respected arts education organizations such as Story Pirates, ONeill Theatre Center and Arts Connection. At the beginning of each session, the students are given a theme from which they will create their scripts. The theatres director/choreographer will lead the students in the creation of the script and the dance while the theatres musical director adds a kid-friendly song taken from a Broadway or movie musical. At the end of each session, the students take the stage and perform their fully realized musical play for family and friends.
Queens Theatres Director of Education Richard Hinojosa says Our summer program is all about the journey. Its an experience that the kids will remember and draw from for the rest of their lives.
QT is now one of the boroughs leaders in arts education, bringing performing arts classes and experiences to Queens schoolchildrenboth at QT and in the schools. As a partner in the NYC DCA Cultural After-School Adventures (CASA) program, QT has conducted theatre education courses in 83 schools since 2006 and will conduct 8 more in 2014. Our Bank of America Student Matinee Series brings 2,000 students to special performances of our Mainstage shows (free of charge), and a talkback with artists after the performances.
14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
Car: Queens Theatre is accessible by all major highways that traverse Queens and is minutes away from Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Westchester. And the best part? Parking is always FREE. http://queenstheatre.org/getting-theatre for directions
Subway: 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station. Follow signs to LIRR/Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Free Shuttle Service runs one hour prior to curtain and stops outside Mets-Willets Point station.
About Queens Theatre:
Queens Theatre (QT) is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. QTs mission is to provide quality and diverse live performances that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and feature international, national and local artists.