2015 Kids Camps


OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program presents Willy Wonka Junior

May 8, 15 at 7 p.m.; May 10, 17 at 2 p.m.

Presented by the OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Program at the Roxy Theater

In advance: $9 adults, $5 children 12 and under
At the door: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Open seating

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Ronald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Junior is the timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. Watch as young actors bring this tale to chocolate-covered life.

Interviews with the Cast:

Week 1: Mike Teavee, Mrs. Teavee, Violet Beauregard and Mrs. Beauregarde

Week 2: Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephina, Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina

Week 3: Veruca Salt, Augusts Gloop, and Mrs. Gloop

Week 4: Mr. Salt and Phineous Trout

Week 5: Mr. Bucket, Mrs. Bucket and Charlie Bucket

Week 6: The Oompa Loompas

Week 7: The Candyman & Kids

Week 8: Willy Wonka


OnStage Children’s Theatre Education Summer Drama Camp

Day Camp: June 22-July 12, Monday-Friday
12:00-4:00 p.m.
A parent meeting/orientaion will be held June 22 at 4 pm.
At the Roxy Theater and Tiller Arts Center
Cost: $100 Limited scholarships available

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Children from 6 to 18 act, dance, sing, design, build, paint, and enjoy lunch during this intensive educational day camp that concludes with two shows for the public onJuly 11 at 7:00 p.m. and July 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Coordinator Christi Hall and Educational Director Jennifer Kinsman have three weeks of engaging fun planned for participants, starting with workshops facilitating student-lead creativity. The final performance, entitled “Child’s Play”, will be in the innovative format of a play segmented with vignettes developed by the participants

The student-based learning model allows the students to use their creativity, imagination and talents to develop short plays based on familiar childhood tales within small groups. In a structured environment, students will be given artistic control to develop and solve problems, answer questions, discuss, explain, debate, and brainstorm during rehearsal to create short plays. The OnStage instructors will take a more facilitating role: encouraging student creativity, providing guidance and giving suggestions when needed.

See the kids working hard and having a great time preparing for the July performance. Watch video.


Whimsical Winter Variety Showcase

The winter season of OnStage features teens from area school districts who have independently selected, written, and planned skits, songs, and dance numbers to showcase their unique talents and delve deeper into principles of stagecraft. Our talented staff of educators and veterans of theater will provide guidance as teens craft independent and group projects, including, but not limited to, musical numbers, short scenes, and monologues. They will work together over ten weeks to select and arrange individual and group projects into a culminating showcase performance.



Jingle Jury

Fall after-school program starts Tuesday, September 22 and continues every Tuesday/ Thursday, 2:45pm-5:15pm until the December 11 and 13 performances. Register before September 22 by emailing onstagemorton@gmail.com or returning the Registration Form and payment to the BCJ Gallery (open Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm)

Multiple-child discount: $60 for a second participant, $50 for a third participant.

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See photos from Jingle Jury here

Performance Description: The Candy Cane Courthouse is now in session, and your audience is the jury! The defendant, young Jim Dandy, has called Christmas spirit ’a lot of nonsense,’ but that won’t fly in the Christmas court of justice! In comes a colorful parade of Christmas personalities, including reindeer-in-training, an angel from atop a Christmas tree, wise men, and holiday shoppers, all defending the spirit of Christmas. Performances are December 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m.