Theater Camps

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live OPEN-AIR MUSICAL
by Pittsboro Youth Theater's astounding young cast
of 
local actors, singers and dancers. 

August 14-15
forest theaterChapel Hill, nc

Artistic Director:  Tammy Matthews
Music Director/Choreographer:  Parker Harris
Costume Goddess:  Lisa Hess
Technical Director:  Craig Witter
...and a host of wonderful assistants and volunteers!


Admission is Donation Only for these 4 Chapel Hill Performances
Special Benefit for Pittsboro Youth Theater's
Junior Theater Festival Fund

The whole family will enjoy "Frozen Kids"
and all the community theater performances by Pittsboro Youth Theater, winners of

9 "Best of 2020" Triangle-wide theater awards!

Fine Shows Deserve Fine Print

Fine Print

This SPECIAL Disney "Frozen Kids" performance is in the Historic Forest Theater (open-air amphitheatre) on UNC Chapel Hill campus. Forest Theater is an outstanding venue to see a live performance. It is an open-topped 100-year-old natural stone gem with excellent accoustics. Seating is on raked, built-in stone benches. No chairs allowed but savvy folks bring seat cushions.

Show Dates and Times

1:00pm and 3:00pm Sat., August 14, and Sun., August 15, 2021

 

The shows run about 40+- minutes.

Watch this page for day-of weather info

Last-minute rain delays of up to 20 minutes may occur.


Venue:

Forest Theater on UNC Chapel Hill campus

123 S Boundary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Plenty of tickets should be available at the door. 

Seating is first come first choice.

Social distancing between familiy/household groups is suggested.

Masks are suggested.

No consessions will be sold at this show.

• All seating will be "General Admission".

Parking is wacky on UNC campus. Arrive early and follow posted parking ordinances. TIP:  Many UNC Staff Parking lots and spaces can be used by the general public outside posted hours; read the signs at parking lot entrances carefully. 

 


 

PYT Needs Volunteers for our Frozen Shows

See "Whoa Boy" below

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•  •  •  Mid-June COVID Update  •  •  •

COLD SYMPTOMS?  GET A COVID TEST!

 

- The new Delta variant from India is becoming a dominant COVID strain in the US.

- The Delta variant has different symptoms than COVID strains we're used to:  typical symptoms resemble a common cold. 

- PYT Campers, get a COVID test if anyone in your family has a headache with other cold symptoms. 

 

- US vaccines protect against this new Delta variant but those who are unvaccinated are much more likely to experience hospitalization and death than with other strains which have been common in the US.

- Click on the "NEW SYMPTOMS" link below for more information

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Summer Camps

ALL FULL

SORRY!
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Summer Camps

ALL FULL

June July - August • M-F • 9-5

Princess Camp FULL Ages 6-12, June 14-18

Fairy Camp FULL

 

3-Week Intensive PYT Premier Production

Disney Frozen Jr. musical 

FULL

(by audition only–call Miss Tammy

Ages 10 - 18, 6/28 - 7/16 + 2 wknds of shows

Ensemble Parts Remain

Jungle Camp FULL Ages 6-12, July 19-23

 

Alien Camp FULL 

2-Week PYT Theater Camp

FROZEN KIDS Camp FULL

(Audition Required) 

ages 6 - 12, Aug. 2-13 + wknd shows

 ZOOM Audition Required, Thurs., May 20, 5-7pm

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFO.

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Camp Descriptions
           

Princess Camp FULL

June 14-18

ages 6-12

$265

 Campers will rehearse and perform "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" live on stage.

 

  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

FULL

June 21-25

ages 6-12

$265

  Campers will rehearse and perform "Faery Free for All" live on stage.

 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.” 

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Disney Frozen Jr.Musical FULL

(by audition only) 

June 28 - July 16 (+2 Great Weekends of Shows!)

Ages 10-18 (younger kids see below )

• Mandatory auditions March 21, 2:00pm

• $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.

  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 FULL 

July 19 - 23

ages 6-12

$265

  Campers will rehearse and perform "Jungle Book" live on stage.

 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 FULL 

July 26 - 30

ages 6-12

$265

  Campers will rehearse and perform "The Day Aliens Attacked Fairfield" live on stage.

 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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Disney Frozen Kids Musical 

CAMP FULL

(audition required) 

August 2 - 13 (+1 Great Weekend of Shows!)

ages 6-12 (older actors see above)

Audition Required, Thurs., May 20, 5-7pm

• $265 per week x 2 weeks = $530 total camp fee

• plus $30 per private voice lesson(s)**

• see below for more info.

Campers will rehearse and perform Disney's "Frozen Kids" live on stage.

  Designed for elementary school students, Frozen KIDS is a special 30-minute adaptation of the 2018 HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL, which was based on the 2013 Walt Disney Animation Studios film. The production features all of the songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by the creators of the film score.

  You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. This production of Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”

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NOTES ABOUT Disney "Frozen"Musical CAMPS

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

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

• Note that PYT cast key roles in this play cast before our Summer 2020 camps which were cancelled due to COVID.

Those who registered in 2020 and were assigned a role can retain their roles in 2021. However we do expect that some actors who signed up last summer may not participate this summer. So a limited number of new sign ups will be taken for summer 2021's "Frozen Jr.". New sign ups may be assigned parts in the ensemble/chorus. 

- EVERYONE WHO WISHES TO BE IN A 2021 "Frozen"CAST

MUST SUBMIT A 2021 APPLICATION - AND AUDITION, see above.

- 2020 Summer "Frozen Jr."sign-ups must be renewed with new application before March 21, 2021.

See notes below and on the application about applying credits earned for cancelled 2020 camps.

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Disney "Frozen" Kids Musical

is a 2-week camp for younger actors with less experience.

All cast members of Frozen Jr. and Kids 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

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•  "Frozen" Directors Include:

Artistic Director:  Tammy Matthews

Music Director Frozen Jr.:  Brenda Linton

Music Director Frozen Kids:  Parker Harris

Technical Director:  Craig Witter

"Frozen"Musical  PERFORMANCES

  • Multi-week Frozen camps conclude with multiple public performances.

All tickets for Frozen Jr. and Kids performances will be made available for sale to the general public on PYT's Online Store. 

See COVID info. below.

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NOTES ABOUT ALL CAMPS

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

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

 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 of camp charges due by beginning of 1st day of camp unless prior arrangements made with Tammy Matthews.

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. Each camper must be signed in and out, and present a COVID Exposure form 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".

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•  •  •  Mid-June COVID Update  •  •  •

COLD SYMPTOMS?  GET A COVID TEST!

 

- The New Delta Covid variant from India is becoming dominant in the US.

- The Delta variant has different symptoms than COVID strains we're used to;  typical symptoms resemble a common cold. 

- PYT Campers, get a COVID test if anyone in your family has a headache with other cold symptoms. 

 

- US vaccines protect against this new Delta variant but those who are unvaccinated are much more likely to experience hospitalization and death than with other strains which have been common in the US.

- Click on the "NEW SYMPTOMS" link below for more information

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IMPACT OF COVID ON PYT CAMPS & PERFORMANCES

  The state of COVID in Chatham county determines performance venue(s) and social distancing followed in camps, rehearsals and performances. PYT will always act to assure campers and everyone at PYT functions are as protected as possible during camp days and performances. We expect that vaccinations will continue to increase mitigating the risk of COVID for campers, staff and their families. Further, we expect that the warmer summer months will lessen the severity of outbreaks in our area specifically. 

We are keeping our Center for the Arts, Pittsboro facility as clean as possible. Disinfectant is used to clean all surfaces throughout days. We have increased ventilation by opening windows and doors on both ends of our building with a fan blowing air out a middle window. This keeps fresh air circulating throughout our arts campus while people are present.

 

GET VACCINATED ASAP

PYT Staff will.

COVID IS A REDUCED THREAT IN CHATHAM COUNTY THIS SUMMER

• We're spending about half of each camp day inside Sweet Bee Theater.

• We divide campers into smaller groups in separate rooms often.

• We go outside several times a day when it's not raining.

• We keep windows and doors open and use fans and AC for better ventilation.

• We all wear masks all the time we're indoors during regular camp hours. 

• With their parents' permission campers can take their mask off or pull it aside when speaking or singing during performances.

• Masks will be worn while backstage whenever possible.

• We try to do most singing practice outdoors.

• We make an effort to social distance when singing, and while not rehearsing or performing onstage.

• Most camp performances will be onstage in Sweet Bee Theater.

• Musicals will be performed at outside amphitheaters when possible.

• Audience numbers allowed will be in accordance with NC and local health dept. guidelines.

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COVID-19 Rules For In-person PYT Activities

Pittsboro Youth Theater (PYT) has established and will enforce the following COVID-19 rules. We consider this our responsibility in preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE MASKED INDOORS - Per NC State guidelines camp counselors discourage close, face-to-face contact and groups of campers being very close to one another; standing, talking and sitting next to another masked camper is okay.

SOCIAL DISTANCING WHILE UNMASKED OUTDOORS - Campers and counselors are directed to stay 3-feet away from others not in their immediate household during the entire time they are unmasked outside at or near a PYT activity. This includes during outings to a neighborhood park and before, during and after any and all official PYT activities.

MASKSCampers and cast members must wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times at or near the location of the PYT activity. This includes before, during and after official PYT activities. One exception to this mask rule is that the campers and cast members with parental permission may remove their mask while actively speaking or singing during performances.

VACCINE - Vaccinations available in the US have been proven safe and effective. PYT encourages everyone over 12 years of age to get vaccinated as soon as possible. This will support our goal of living freely and enjoying live performance theater the way it was supposed to be performed. Whoo Hooo!!!

COVID FORMS

EVERY CAMPER GUARDIAN

MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN

DAILY COVID HEALTH SCREENING FORM

• Download the "Daily Health Screening" form here

Print this form, complete it and return it every morning before camp or answer the questions on the daily camp sign-in form at the theater.

This form must be submitted anew or questions must be answered on the sign-in form every morning before camp

ONE-TIME INDEMNIFICATION FORM

• Download the "COVID WAIVER" form here

• Print the form, complete it and return it on the first day of camp

• This is a 1-time form (complete and return it one time only)