SUMMER PROGRAMS 2020
ACT of CT is pleased to offer two performance-based summer opportunities for students grades 2-12.
ACT’s summer programs focus on performance, offering students two- or three-week workshops or camps, culminating in fully-staged mainstage productions.
ACT of CT Summer Performance Camp
July 13-24, 2020
Performance Friday, July 24
Students entering 2nd through 10th grade
ACT Conservatory: Teen Mainstage
**BY AUDITION ONLY - email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when auditions are announced
July 13-31, 2020 - Please note that this program will have a specific rehearsal schedule and all students may not be called all day, every day.
Performances Saturday, August 1: 2pm matinee, 8pm evening
Students entering 6th through 12th grade
Laura Woyasz, who performed as Glinda in Broadway's WICKED, came to sing for our campers, accompanied by our Resident Music Superrvisor Bryan Perri (Music Director of WICKED, CHAPLIN and JAGGED LITTLE PILL).
Stay tuned for further details, including specific shows and audition dates, and for registration.
Testimonials from ACT's 2019 Summer Camp:
“The ACT 13 Summer camp was amazing and one of the best camps I’ve attended. I learned so much about theater from the industry best, from inception to production of a show. I’ve met some cool stars and some great cast members. It was an experience I will remember. It was such a thrill to perform on the ACT stage with the 13 cast. I truly enjoyed the improv classes and wish there were more opportunities.” - Ethan
“We were so impressed with the shows and all that was accomplished in such a short 2 weeks! We are thrilled to have such a rich theater experience available for our daughter. I’m really blown away by ACT and have nothing but positive words for the camp! We loved the last 2 summers of ACT camp and will be back!” - Abby
“All I can say is that my daughter LOVED it!! She had the best two weeks there! Lots of theater, singing and dancing (as expected) and she also really appreciated to break time outside with some of the fun stuff you guys provided for the kids. As a parent, the final outcome was amazing! Literally every kid on the stage had a smile on their face and you can tell they were having fun. Thank you to the entire ACT summer camp program. I'm sure my daughter will be back next summer :). - Jessica
“Days were structured to include learning opportunities along with rehearsal providing and enriching experience and fun. My daughter loved it so much she couldn’t wait to get to camp every day. Perfect mix of show rehearsal and preparation, guest speakers, improv classes, dance, and fun! The final show was absolutely amazing!" - Jennifer
“My daughter loved camp! Thanks so much to all of you for a fabulous two weeks. She grew in confidence and it was amazing to see what they could pull off after just two weeks. We loved the show and the feeling of a packed house was such fun for the kids.” - Alison
“I was absolutely blown away by the performance Friday night. What these kids accomplished in just 10 short days was truly amazing!! The past few weeks at ACT were an incredible experience for my daughter. Not only did she learn a lot, she thoroughly enjoyed her time working with your wonderful staff and the other students. Needless to say she is hooked and would like to participate in other ACT educational programs going forward.” - Lori
“On my daughter’s first day of camp, she was nervous. I told her in the car that theater is a safe space and that all would be well. When we got there, and she saw all these faces she didn't really know, she didn't want me to leave. When I took her into the theater, we were greeted by one of your older campers/interns. I told her that my daughter was nervous and her response was "you're in the theater! It's a safe space here!" I knew she was in good hands. She absolutely loved the camp, as well as everyone who was involved. To see the progress she made in just two short weeks was astounding. I was so impressed by the way you all ran the camp, and by the production you ended up putting on. It was a fantastic show, and the kids looked like they were both having a great time, and doing a professional job. We are so grateful to have ACT in our community - not just for the incredible theater we get to see every year, but for the amazing opportunities for our children. We are very excited to continue being a part of this amazing community!” - Kristy
“My son learned so much about theater, his confidence grew, he made new friends, and he loved getting to work in a group setting. His teachers, Ms. Chelsea, Ms. Ann, and Mr. Evan, were absolutely phenomenal. They helped instill so much skill because of their own expertise, while at the same time having clear expectations and teaching professionalism (and having fun, too). When I picked my son up on the last day, I heard Ms. Ann thanking each child for something specific that she/he had brought to the two weeks of camp. She knew each child specifically, as she had taken the time to get to know them. Ms. Chelsea clearly had the patience of a saint because she taught Bradan how to do the sashay, which he has now decided is his favorite dance move. You have made a huge difference in his life, and in turn, our lives. We are so thankful to have ACT Theater as part of our town of Ridgefield.” - Renee