Waldo Theatre

Summer theater production camp for kids

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 10:45am

The Waldo Theatre is excited to announce registration for our 2023 Summer Theatre Camp program for grades 3-6 in July. Campers will learn valuable theatre arts skills in acting, performance, and backstage design under the tutelage of professional actor and director Teralyn Reiter. The culmination of this two-week theatre camp experience will be a performance of the play “Penelope and the Gods of Olympus” on Friday, Aug. 4, on stage at The Waldo.

Camp will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, from July 24 through Aug. 4. Campers will spend the morning developing their actor’s tools before applying these skills in rehearsals in the afternoon. Campers will also enjoy workshops given by professionals in the field, enabling them to further explore theater specialties such as lighting, costumes, and movement. On the last day of camp, family and friends are invited to join us for the performance of Penelope and the Gods of Olympus on Aug. 4 at 3 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome.

The Waldo Theatre is only offering one camp session, with a maximum enrollment of 15 students, to ensure that each participant receives ample instructor attention and is given a chance to actively participate. Scholarships are available. Registration is $650 for the two week program and includes two free tickets to the performance. Additional tickets will be available to friends and family for $10, with proceeds benefiting The Waldo’s Scholarship fund.

Penelope and the Gods of Olympus. This interactive play tells the story of young Penelope Pratt being stranded after dark in her town’s local museum of art. Frightened and alone, Penelope finds comfort in surprising friends as the museum’s statues magically come to life in the form of Artemis and Apollo. Delightfully weaving Greek myths and the importance of community, this play teaches us how our choices affect ourselves and those around us.

About The Waldo Theatre. Having reopened in 2021, after its closure in 2014, this vibrant, beautifully restored 1936 theatre serves once more as a local cultural hub offering theater, music, film, and a wide array of performing arts to our Midcoast community. Through programs like youth arts education, after-school activities, master classes, workshops, and other events, The Waldo seeks to expand arts participation for residents of all ages, and enhance the quality of life for all.