Welcome to EPAC’s musical theatre and acting summer camp for kids!

VIRTUAL CAMP INFORMATION

EPAC’s Kids4Kids Center Stage Summer Camp Program has launched a new online-only theater education experience to give kids a space to express themselves — all from the comfort and safety of their home. Campers must be entering 1 – 12 grades in the fall. Every experience level is welcome, and classes will be taught by amazing local and professional theater artists. Classes range from acting technique, audition prep, songs for theater, to stage combat. Classes are taught via Zoom. Families will be provided a private class link after purchase and will be able to access online sessions at class start time.

Center Stage Virtual Summer Theater Camp runs Monday – Friday from 9am to 12pm. There are four sessions available: 

  • July 6-10, 2020
  • July 13-17, 2020 
  • July 20-24, 2020
  • July 27-31, 2020

Screen time will be approximately 2.5 hours per day. Your actor’s official schedule will be emailed to you upon registration.

Tuition: $100/one week session.

VIRTUAL CAMP BONUS SHOW!

We are offering your actor the chance to take part in an original virtual musical, The Show Must Go Online! in addition to our virtual camp. If you opt to sign-up for the show, there will be an additional rehearsal one or two times per week. Your child will also need to practice on their own in order to learn lines and/or music. If you sign up for all four weeks of camp the fee for the show is waived. 

The Show Must Go Online! Tuition: $100 (fee waived for four-week campers, financial assistance available).

*Please e-mail Andi Jo Hill, Interim Kids4Kids Program Director at kids4kids@ephrataperformingartscenter.com if you have already signed up for our regular in person summer camp.

2020 VIRTUAL CENTER STAGE SUMMER CAMP SHOW

EPAC is excited to present, from the creators of hits such as NOBLE GNARBLE, WE ARE MONSTERS, and SPACE PIRATES the world’s very first virtual children’s musical, THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE!

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE! is a virtual children’s musical that is rehearsed and performed remotely. Each actor will receive a 1-minute monologue or song to rehearse, video record, and upload remotely. When all the videos are played in order, they tell the hilarious story of a group of passionate students desperate to keep their musical alive… online!

CAST – This is a cast of 20 young actors. Great parts with lots of singing and acting opportunities. Recommended ages are 8 to 14.

REHEARSALS – We will meet as a cast a couple of times via ZOOM. Independent rehearsals for monologue and song coaching will happen outside of that time. You will be responsible for filming your segment and sending them in for notes and adjustments before we do a “final take”. You’ll need your computer, a good webcam with a microphone, and a pair of headphones.

TUITION – We will be charging a nominal tuition fee of $100.

REGISTER – Sign up online to receive your log-in information.

OPENING NIGHT – The “opening night” of our show will be a Watch Party on EPAC’s Facebook page and YouTube for K4K families and friends to watch online together! (Time TBA).

ABOUT ‘THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE’
Book by Jessica Penzias
Music by Denver Casado
Lyrics by Dave Hudson and Denver Casado

Camp Sponsored by WellSpan Health

The 2020 Center Stage Virtual Summer Camp is proudly sponsored by WellSpan Health. One patient, one community, one unique health care need at a time. Visit their website here.

MEET THE TEAM

JEREMY PATTERSON –  Jeremy is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has performed locally with Open Stage of Harrisburg, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Theatre Harrisburg, Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, Carlisle Theatre Company, Hershey Area Playhouse and the Gamut Theatre/Harrisburg Shakespeare Company. He has worked as a co-director, dramaturge, set designer/painter, stage manager and many other assorted crew positions. He has also contributed companion art and original art for several local theaters and artists.

Past shows include: The Mountaintop(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr) The Mother F*cker with the Hat(Ralph), Ragtime(Ensemble), The Whipping Man(John), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone(Jeremy Furlow), A Raisin in the Sun(George Murchison) Clybourne Park(Albert/Kevin), Dreamgirls(Ensemble), Fences(Lyons Maxon), Avenue Q(Gary Coleman), Romeo and Juliet(Romeo), Hairspray(Seaweed), The Full Monty(Gary Bonasorte), Sister Act(TJ), RENT(Tom Collins) and The Piano Lesson(Lymon Jackson), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom(Sylvester)

KEVIN LAMBERT – After thirty years in NYC, Kevin moved back to his hometown of Lancaster, PA where he has been acting and directing. Before COVID changed all of our lives he was assistant director for EPAC’s upcoming A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Next spring he is scheduled to direct the new Disney musical FREAKY FRIDAY for Steitz City Players in Lebanon, PA. Last August he staged Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief as a live radio broadcast for Opera in the Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas. For Creative Works Lancaster he directed Oracles (A Painter’s Talisman), His Name Is My Name, Too, and Problem Girl. He directed Anything Goes for Keystone Theatrics at the historic Allenberry Playhouse. Recent roles include JB Biggley in How to Succeed… at SSC; Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher in Peter and the Starcatcher; Maurice in Beauty and the Beast; and Charles in Pippin at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. In New York he produced a reading of Ghostlight a new musical starring Phillipa Soo, Robert Cuccioli and Carolee Carmello. He directed Jonathan Ehrlich’s Vacancies (TruVoices series 2014). In 2012 he directed Chance McClain’s musical Kissless in Borger, Texas. He was Associate Producer for Kissless (NYMF 2011). At NYMF 2012 he was General Manager for Marc Silverberg’s new musical comedy He’s Not Himself. Also in 2012 Kevin was named Best Director for The Stand-In (The Secret Theatre).