Theater Camps

VIRTUAL THEATER ONLINE
Pittsboro Youth Theater's
Virtual Summer 2020 
Online Theater Opportunities for Children
 
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The BIG One-Oh!   

...6-Week Musical Play on ZOOM
A terrific, shorter musical comedy play written specially for online rehearsal and performance... we call it a "Zoomical"
   - For actors aged 10-17
   - Rehearsals on Zoom, 5-6pm, MWF, July 6 - Aug. 14
   - Tammy Matthews, Artistic Director
   - Craig Witter, Technical Director
   - Parker Harris, MusicDirector (Group and private
** singing lessons)

   - Performances on Zoom and YouTube music videos, recording
      concludes August 14

    - $225  total camp fee ($90 deposit + $135 due by 1st day,  July 6th)

    - **Plus $30 per private voice lesson

   - Registration due before July 1st auditions
   - Register below

   ** Each cast member required to take 2 or 3 half-hour private music lessons with Parker Harris, Music Director, depending on their role in musical. Actors in key roles require 3 lessons, others require 2. Private music lessons will be billed at $30 each over and above cast fee.

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Mirror,Mirror   

...6-Week Virtual Theater Mini-Camp

Lots of favorite storybook characters in this zany comedy, includingRapunzel, Cinderella, Fairy Godmother, Jack, Beauty and the Beast, and more. One really cool aspect of this virtual play is how cast memberswill address their web-cameras like they are talking into the fabledmagic mirror!   

   - For actors in 3rd - 7th grade

   - Rehearsals on ZOOM, Noon-2pm, M-F, July 6 - Aug. 14

   - Tammy Matthews, Artistic Director with 2 PYT

   - ExperiencedAssistant Directors

   - Performances on Zoom, recording concludes August 14

    - $225 total camp fee ($75 deposit + $150 due by 1st day,  July 6th)

   - Register by July 1st

   - Register below

How does virtual theater work?

Members in virtual casts will rehearse together and in small groups with Miss Tammy for 6 weeks. The cast will perform virtually on ZOOM near the end of rehearsals. PYT will record and edit virtual performances, cast member music videos and different types of performance videos are recorded while social distancing. Then PYT will post edited videos on our YouTube channel for family, friends and the public to watch. Watching performances is free but voluntary donations are greatly appreciated. 

 

What sets PYT Apart from Other Virtual Theaters?

This is not our first time at the online video production rodeo. PYTs Technical Director and Co-founder, Craig Witter, raises the level of all our virtual theater video programs. Mr. Craig is a national award winning videographer with decades of professional video production skills, experience and equipment.

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Old-time Radio Entertainment

by the Chatham Community Players

Rewritten and Reproduced in Pittsboro   more info...

Pittsboro Youth Theater

2020 Originally Scheduled 2020 IN-PERSON Summer Camps

in Sweet Bee Theater

Switched to All-Online Theater Activities

Due to COVID-19

SEE INFO. & APPLICATION ABOVE

 

Letter to PYT Summer Camper Families Who Signed Up for

In-person Camps Which Were Cancelled Due To COVID-19

Hello Summer Camper Parent,

Pittsboro Youth Theater (PYT) hopes that your family is healthy and making the best of this crazy summer. Please accept our apologies for us needing to make the following changes to our summer camp line up.

 

First please understand that we do not want to make these changes; our organization's life is dedicated to enjoying and sharing the wonderful experience of live theater with children. It's now clear that we cannot safely proceed with 1-week, mid-june summer camp(s). Other scheduled camps will likely change also. We will not host a camp that is not safely doable, legal and enjoyable. The latest NC Phase 2 camp requirements, if we felt they met our safety standards, are too strict for theater camps to be enjoyable.

 

ALL IN-PERSON SUMMER CAMPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.

We will apply all previously paid registration fees that were paid against future fees for participation in PYT camps or other theater camps and cast memberships.

 

This because in-person theater camps would not be safe or joyful for participants and audiences given the science of COVID-19 spread as currently impacting North Carolina.

See PYT's new virtual theater

activities for kids this summer the top of this page.

 

Please complete the application, above, to register in virtual summer theater activities, and we'll see you in July. See above for information, updates, or please call or email Tammy Matthews with any questions or concerns. PYT is still active online and a good number of virtual theater entertainment videos and audio podcasts are currently being produced with 6 of our theater casts. 

 

Those who previously paid deposits with their in-person 2020 summer camp registrations can apply their credit on the above Virtual Summer Theater Activities application. Or, we'll keep your  credit on our books until safety, governmental restrictions, and your families schedule permit your child's participation in an enjoyable PYT theater virtual play, summer camp or school-year cast in the future.

 

Let us know how you'd like to proceed, and we'll get back to you to confirm.

 

Thank You Very Much and Stay Safe,

 

-- 

Tammy Matthews

Pittsboro Youth Theater

(919) 410-2841

Summer Theater Camps

          June - July

     ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19

Princess Camp ages 7-12, $265

Fairy Camp ages 7-12, $265

 

3-Week Intensive PYT Premier Production

Disney Frozen musical (by audition only) 

• ages 10 - 18, $265 per week, plus voice lesson(s)*

• Mandatory auditions March 14, 4:30pm

Jungle Camp ages 7-12, $265

Alien Camp ages 7-12, $265

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 Spring Break Theater Camp

              CANCELLED

  Unicorn Camp ages 7-12, $265                     

 Spring Break camp has been CANCELLED due to

coronavirus. See  home page for more info.

FYI

THE FOLLOWING ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED 2020 SUMMER THEATER CAMPS FOR REFFERENCE ONLY

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Princess Camp 

Original Dates:  June 15-19

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

ages 7-12

$265

 Campers will rehearse and perform "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" live on stage in Sweet Bee Theater.

 

  Where do the twelve dancing princesses disappear to each night?  And how do they wear out their dancing slippers by morning?  The king tries in vain to find out; ten princes try and fail.  Finally, a young soldier (with the aid of a magic cloak which makes him invisible) follows the princesses to a mysterious underground kingdom where they dance the night away under a hypnotic spell.  

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Faery Camp 

Original Dates: June 22-26

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

ages 7-12

$265

  Campers will rehearse and perform "Faery Free for All" live on stage in Sweet Bee Theater.

 Scotland’s magical faery folk, both friendly and fearsome, gather in a moonlit meadow to learn from each other how to be naughty and nice.  A variety of pixies, brownies, and sprites tussle with a banshee, wraith, bogles and trows, while two teenage human captives plan their escape.  The combined forces of the Summer and Winter Courts are no match for mortals, though, when the faeries mess with a determined farm wife and a bossy baker. 

  This rough and tumble, rollicking comedy incorporates two traditional Scottish faery tales:  “The Changeling” and “The Bossy Baker Woman.”  Costumes may be simple or elaborate, and the set and props are minimal.

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Disney Frozen Musical 

(by audition only) 

June 29 - July 19 (July 25 - 26 optional*)

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

ages 10-18

• Mandatory auditions March 14, 4:30pm

• $265 per week x 3 weeks = $795 total camp fee

• plus $30 per private voice lesson**

• see below for more info.

Campers will rehearse and perform Disney's "Frozen Jr." live on stage in Sweet Bee Theater.

  The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

  A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

 

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Jungle Camp 

July 20 - 24

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

ages 7-12

$265

  Campers will rehearse and perform "Jungle Book" live on stage in Sweet Bee Theater.

 Come hear the incredible non-musical tale of Mowgli, a young boy raised by wolves.  With the help of his friends — the bear Baloo, the panther Bagheera and the python Kaa — Mowgli learns the ways of the jungle.  Some of the jungle boy’s adventures are gripping, like the time he encounters the hooded cobra who guards the treasure vault in the Deserted City.  Others, like the coconut-tossing monkeys who take him prisoner, are hysterical.  But the jungle is also dangerous, for it is the home of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger who has vowed to destroy Mowgli.  With his fawning jackal follower, Shere Khan plots to take control of the jungle.  Mowgli must use all his strength and courage to stop Shere Khan before it is too late.

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Alien Camp 

July 27 - 31

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

ages 7-12

$265

  Campers will rehearse and perform "The Day Aliens Attached Fairfield" live on stage in Sweet Bee Theater.

 Fairfield’s a place where nothing ever happens, at least not since Billy Myers got that nasty papercut a decade ago.  And with the exception of a pair of vain newscasters, a few fringe skywatchers, and a kooky grandfather living in a galactically fantastic past, most townsfolk are okay with their humdrum ways.  Like it or not, though, the winds of change are about to descend on Fairfield faster than a delivery from the town’s famous Flying Saucer Pizza.

A couple of love-struck teens report an alien sighting, and Fairfield finds itself in a frenzy.  Luckily, the members of SAWPE (that’s the Society of Alien Watchers to Protect Earth) are selling tinfoil hats to help protect everyone.

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• see below for more info.

NOTES ABOUT 3-WEEK INTENSIVE CAMP

Disney "Frozen" Musical is an INTENSIVE 3-week camp

and will be a PYT Premiere Production for more skilled/experienced actors and actresses.

All cast members will receive professional voice lessons as follows:

- Entire cast will work with Musical Director as a group several times per week

- **Key roles required to take 2 private voice lessons at $30 each over and above camp fee

**Minor roles required to take 1 private voice lesson at $30 over and above camp fee

•  "Frozen" Musical Directors Include:

Artistic Director:  Tammy Matthews,

Technical Director:  Craig Witter

  • 3-week Intensive camps conclude with multiple public performances in Sweet Bee Theater on July 17, 18 & 19.

*Additional performances may be added for cast members who choose to perform July 25-26.

All tickets for 3-week camp performances will be made available for sale to the general public on PYT's Online Store. 

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Sweet BeeTheater On-stage Performance(s) Conclude(s) Every Theater Summer Camp

1-week camp performances will be free of charge (intended for campers family and friends)

NOTES ABOUT ALL CAMPS

 NO PRODUCTION FEES - No additional fees will be charged for costumes, sets, props, house, etc.

Deposit (non-refundable):  $75 per week due with completed application.

First come first served; register early to reserve your spot in the camp/play cast of your choice.

Balance due by beginning of 1st day of camp.

Campers need to bring their own snacks for 2 breaks and their own bag lunch.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Parents, please come into the facility to drop off and pick up your camper every day. Please arrive at 8:30am on the first Monday of camp to fill out paperwork and meet the staff. After the first day, all camps start at 9am and end at 5pm. On a regular basis please drop off campers no earlier than 8:45am and pick them up before 5:15pm. Campers dropped off before 8:45am and/or picked up after 5:15pm will automatically be enrolled in Early Camp or Late Camp for $5 per hour or part thereof payable on the same day unless arrangements are made in advance.  

Early Camp and Late Camp

Early Camp and Late Camp are billed at $5 per camper, per hour or part thereof. Early Camp starts at 7:45am Monday through Friday. Late Camp ends at 6:00pm. Campers picked up after 5:15pm will automatically be enrolled in Late Camp for $5 per hour or part thereof payable by that Thursday with cash, check or card paid at the register in Sweet Bee Caffe or by purchasing 1 or more $5 "Early & Late Camp" items in the "Online Store".

Original CAMP application has been removed from website

until COVID-19 situation improves.

NEW APPLICATION

for Virtual Summer Theater Activities for Children is Above

PYT's Mission: 

"Improve Pittsboro's future by enriching local

children's lives and continue Pittsboro's rich arts heritage"

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