May 20th with performances at 11am and 12pm
Music Theatre Production-Mama Mia!
July 30 @ 2:00 pm - August 12 @ 8:00 pm
Music Theatre Production has been cancelled for this summer. Check back in the fall to see our revised schedule for the summer of 2024
This is a brand new camp intended to compliment our other theatre camp (now called Music Theatre Skills) at the Shell Lake Arts Center and is for students who love musical theatre! Whether you have lots of experience on the stage or are a newcomer to performing, this is an AMAZING opportunity to grow and improve your skills and abilities. Through the process of producing a full-length musical, our goal is to build an ensemble where one didn’t exist before. The “family” brought together through performance creates powerful and life-long relationships. Friends for life–that’s what we aim to do!
Join us for the Shell Lake Arts Center’s first full length Broadway production Mamma Mia! This camp will run for 2 consecutive weeks with multiple performances at the conclusion.
July 30 @ 2:00 pm - August 12 @ 8:00 pm
Registration for Music Theatre Production Camp is by invitation only.
June of 2024
Pre-Camp Electronically Submitted Auditions (required )-Audition Material must be received by Monday May 14 at 12:00pm
LINK TO AUDITION MUSIC AND RECORDED MUSC FOR PRACTICE AND AUDITIONS
Link to Submit Audition Material
Virtual Callback Auditions-Saturday, May 20 8am-4pm.
Pre-Camp Rehearsal Weekend-June 9-11, 2023
The goal of the pre-camp weekend is to familiarize our cast with the show. During the course of the three days, students will learn all of the songs and some of the choreography. The expectation is that students will leave after the weekend knowing what music they will need to memorize and learn by their return on July 30th. They will be provided with electronic resources to help with this.
5:00pm Opening Sessions
7:00 Cast Read Through
10:00 Dance Party
11:00 Lights Out
7:15 Wake Up
9:00 Vocal/Dance Rehearsals
1:00 Vocal/Dance Rehearsals
3:00 Costume Measurements/Vocal/Dance Rehearsals
7:00 Surprise Event!
10:45 Lights Out
Sunday, June 11
8:00 Wake Up
9:00 Breakfast/Company Meeting
10:00 Review of Previous Day’s Work
12:00 Principal Vocal Rehearsals/Ensemble Dance Rehearsal
2:00 Review of Day’s Work
Camp Dates: July 30-August 12, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 7:00pm
Friday, August 11, 3:00pm
Friday, August 11, 7:00pm
Saturday, August 12, 12:00pm
Company members will be dismissed at the conclusion of set strike (Around 5pm).
Your audition must be uploaded by May 14, 2023 by 11:59pm for consideration.
Students will be required to submit a link of their recorded audition to Mammamia@shelllakeartscenter.org . You will include the link on the google form you will complete.
Students will perform two excerpts from Mamma Mia. Please choose 1 character or ensemble member and prepare both songs. Students may choose to add basic movement to their performance/audition. A dance break may be part of the call-back process.
In addition, students should complete this audition form.
Judy Klingner recently retired from 34 years of teaching, directing, and choreographing at William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois. She currently freelances as the Musical Director at Palatine High School and as the Spring Play Director at Maine West High School. Judy is a lifetime member of the Illinois Theatre Association, serving on the ITA Board of Directors on and off for 14 years. She has been an Associate Director for the IHSTF Planning Committee in several capacities and has been part of the production staff for the All-State Show 5 times: Director 2010, Choreographer 2002, and Producer for…Learn More
Questions? Feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Accommodations ~ Lodges are available for the duration of the camp session. They are supervised by a professional counseling staff on duty 24 hours each day and meals are prepared under the supervision of a state-approved dietitian.
Commuter students are expected to remain at camp until the day's activities are completed (Typically 9:am-8pm).
Registrations ~ Online registrations are accepted until the camp is full. Students may be placed on a waiting list if desired. A camp registration form is sent after payment is received. All cancellations must be made in writing and received 3 weeks in advance of the start of camp for a full refund. A $75.00 fee will be deducted from your refund. Refunds less than three weeks before camp will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Residential Tuition~Our student tuition is $1200 per student and includes instructional fees, room and board and a camp t shirt which will be worn at the final performance. Please refer to the registration materials found on our registration site at Ultracamp for complete details. A $100 down payment is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance can be paid at the time of registration or in equal monthly installments. All Tuition must be paid before arrival at camp.
Commuter Tuition~This option is for campers that want to attend our camps but not stay in our dorms, The $800 tuition covers instructional fees, a camp T-Shirt which will be worn at the final performance, meals, and evening activities. Commuters arrive for their first class by 9AM, and can be picked up any time after evening activities conclude (usually around 8pm).
Scholarships ~Each year, the Arts Center raises funds for the scholarship program. If you are interested in applying for an Arts Center scholarship, please visit our website
Check-in/Check-out~Check in begins at 2pm on Sunday of the week your camp begins. All medical, dietary, and consent forms must be completed in UltraCamp before arriving at camp. Additional information will be emailed to you approximately 4 weeks before camp begins.
Additional Information ~ To request disability accommodations, or other special requests, please contact the Arts Center at least two weeks in advance of camp. More information about camp and all of the opportunities available at the Shell Lake Arts Center can be found on our website.
Participants are admitted without regard to race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The Shell Lake Arts Center is an inclusive organization, and we accept all artists and musicians.