ritz SUMMER Camp

The Ritz Stage Starz Summer Camp is a four-week, hands-on experience in the magical world of theatre. Each day, campers will explore the realms of acting, singing, dance, and production, all led by our trained instructors.

Ritz Summer Arts Camp for Ages 7-18!

In addition to daily instructional sessions, all campers will attend the summer mainstage production on the Ritz stage and talk to the professional actors involved. Plus, the whole camp will hop on a bus to New York City to see a Broadway show! It’s all a terrific way to learn more about the craft of theatre while making new (and lifelong) friends.

2024 RITZ STAGE STARZ SUMMER CAMP! REGISTRATION FOR NEW STUDENTS OPENS MARCH 7TH!

JUNIOR CAMP (Entering Grades 2-8, Ages 7-14)

SLOTS OPEN: 45

JUNIOR CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS ON MARCH 7TH FOR NEW STUDENTS! CURRENT STAGE STARZ STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN “EARLY BIRD” SIGN-UP PERIOD.

  • Monday through Friday, 10AM to 3PM, beginning on July 15th.
  • Orientation Date: WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2024 @ 6PM
  • Camp Show Dates: FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2024 @ 7:30PM & SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2024 @ 2PM & 7:30PM
  • Tuition: $900 (includes all program fees, three culminating performances, ticket to Ritz summer mainstage production (WEST SIDE STORY), and Broadway field trip cost (THE WIZ). [$600 for additional siblings]
  • Before and after care available for an additional cost ($20 per day).
  • Junior Campers experience live theatre with our skilled instructors and staff through daily activities—classes in acting, vocal music, movement, dance, and audition process and preparation. Special guests will join for a more in-depth look at life in various aspects of the theatre. At the same time, campers work on their own production, which they’ll perform at the end of camp. This year’s Junior Camp show is BYE BYE BIRDIE: YOUTH EDITION.
  • Tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full at time of registration.

SENIOR CAMP (Grades 9-12, Ages 14-18, includes recent HS grads)

SLOTS OPEN: 30

SENIOR CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS ON MARCH 7TH FOR NEW STUDENTS! CURRENT STAGE STARZ STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN “EARLY BIRD” SIGN-UP PERIOD.

  • Monday through Friday, 3PM to 7PM, beginning on July 22nd. [Please note that, for Monday through Thursday of the final week, Senior Camp will run from 2PM to 6PM. Final Tech/Dress on Friday, 8/16 will be 12PM to 6PM.]
  • Orientation Date: WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2024 @ 7PM
  • Audition Date: MONDAY, JULY 15, 2024, beginning at 3PM
  • Callbacks Date (by invitation only): THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2024, beginning at 3PM
  • Camp Show Dates: FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2024 @ 7:30PM & SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2024 @ 2PM & 7:30PM
  • Tuition: $900 (includes all program fees, three culminating performances, ticket to Ritz summer mainstage production (WEST SIDE STORY), and Broadway field trip cost (THE WIZ). [$600 for additional siblings]
  • Experienced young performers entering 8th grade may request to join Senior Camp if they feel ready. Final approval lies with the Senior Camp Director.
  • High school students and recent grads channel their passionate and prolific theatrical spirit by mounting a full-fledged musical production in just four weeks. Daily rehearsals give them an opportunity to fine-tune their acting, singing, and dancing skills. Students also dive in “behind the scenes”—preparing sets and props and providing technical support for the Junior Camp Show and their own production. This year’s Senior Camp show is MEAN GIRLS: HIGH SCHOOL VERSION.
  • Tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full at time of registration.

SEAN CLANCY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Sean Clancy Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2021 to honor the life and legacy of Sean Clancy.

Sean was an integral part of the Ritz Theatre community, having been a camper himself, a staff member, and a performer in many mainstage productions. The scholarship was created in his name to provide two (2) Senior Campers, who have demonstrated financial need, the opportunity to participate in the Ritz Stage Starz Summer Theatre Camp, free of charge.

To apply for this special opportunity, please prepare a short letter specifically describing why you would like to be considered for the Sean Clancy Memorial Scholarship, what theatre means to you, and what your goals are for the future. Please send in your scholarship application with your completed camp registration forms. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2024. Scholarship recipients will be notified on June 3, 2024.

CHRIS CONSOLE SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

Through the generosity of Mr. Chris Console, the Ritz Theatre Company will also provide one (1) additional SENIOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP for the 2024 year, awarded to a student who demonstrates financial need and, equally important, who shows an immense passion for theatre.

To apply for this special opportunity, please prepare a one-page letter specifically describing why you would like to be considered for this Ritz scholarship, what theatre means to you, and what your goals are for the future. Please send in your scholarship application with your completed camp registration forms. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2024. Scholarship recipients will be notified on June 3, 2024.