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Last Update: 04/07/17


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Connecticut

CHESTER: Madhatters Theatre Company is now accepting registrations for their summer productions at Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty St. Camps run Monday thru Friday 9am-4pm with a performance on Friday. Junior production 'Madagascar' open to ages 6-12 years July 24th thru 28th. Senior production 'Legally Blonde' open to ages 12-18 years 7/31-8/4. For further information and to register please e-mail madhattersctc@aol.com; www.ctkidsonstage.com/madhatterstheatrecompany 

NEW MILFORD: TheatreWorks New Milford TW Kids program announces two brand new workshops for the Spring Season. The 2017 TWKids Spring Break Program, Imagination Exploration for kids ages 10 and older runs 4/10-14 from 9am-3pm each day. Instructor Stacy Capodilupo leads this one-of-a-kind program that teaches students how to develop characters and stories, culminating in a performance of an original play that they create themselves during this week-long workshop. A performance for family and friends will take place the afternoon of 4/14 and Tuition is $250. For younger kids ages 5 to 9, we are offering a brand new educational workshop designed for younger children. Lori Larson and Alicia Napolitano team up to lead this song and game-based introduction to theatre and performance. Students will sing, dance, act, and create, all while learning the fundamentals. This class for students ages 5-9 will meet on five Saturday mornings from April 22nd – May 20th, 9 am to 12 pm Students will present a showcase for families on May 20th at 11:30 am. Tuition is $175. Registration is open for both programs at http://theatreworks.us/kids.php. Classes and performances take place at ​TheatreWorks at​ 5 Brookside Avenue. If you have any questions, please call 860-350-6863 or email at info@theatreworks.us

NEW!! NEW MILFORD: 7/10-14 - Litchfield Jazz Camp, the award winning educational arm of the renowned Litchfield Jazz Festival has been turning out the jazz stars of today for the past 20 years. It now announces a new program exclusively for younger students—Litchfield Jazz Camp KIDS. The KIDS program is tailored to ages 8 to 11, with or without prior playing experience. It is one-week musical journey that is fun and instructive and a top quality experience for children of all learning styles. This new program lets the child explore the world of instruments and voice across all kinds of music from world music to jazz to blues and more. Jazz Camp Kids is held at Canterbury School in New Milford and welcomes day students and can provide boarding for those who live at a distance. Tasty, nutritious meals are included for all campers. The Camp takes a relaxed approach to music instruction by professional musician/educators, headed up by an expert in childhood learning. Students are taught in small groups and learn the basic of rhythm and notes, melody, harmony and sight reading. Kids with instrumental experience are encouraged to bring their own instruments and may explore others. Instruments for beginners are provided. Those interested in voice will get the chance to sing in groups and with instrumentalists. A student concert will close the session on July 14. All campers are invited to perform on the student stage at the Litchfield Jazz Festival on August 5th at Goshen Fairgrounds. The camp day ends at 3PM with afternoon PE activities. Supervised day care can be provided for day students whose parents’ work schedules do not permit early pickup. Day student fee, including meals, is $400. Boarding student fee is $800. Scholarships based on need are available thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation. For information and registration call Litchfield Performing Arts at 860-361-6285. http://www.litchfieldjazzfest.com/

NEWINGTON: Newington Children’s Theatre has opened enrollment for their 2017 Summer Stages programs. Summer Stages gives participants, ages 5-16, the opportunity to learn and strengthen their musical theatre skills by working with professional acting, dance and music instructors, culminating in public performances. Everyone enrolled is cast in the production! For ages, 5-7, programs run Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. For ages 8-16, programs run Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Before and after care available. Session One: Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids! 6/19-23, with performances June 23-25. It’s Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday and three fairies must use their magic to save her from the spell of the evil sorceress, Maleficent! Session Two: A Year With Frog an Toad Kids! Ages 8-16: 6/26-7/7. Ages 5-7: July 3-9. There is no program on July 4. Performances are July 7-9. This whimsical show follows two best friends, a cheerful Frog and a rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons, as they celebrate their differences that make them unique and special. Session Three: Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. Ages 8-16: 7/10-28. Ages 5-7: July 24-28. Performances are July 28-30. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home behind and live in the world above. Session Four: Disney’s Aristocats Kids. Ages 8-16: 7/31-8/1. Ages 5-7: August 7-11. Performances are August 11-13. In the heart of Paris, a kind millionairness wills her estate to her high-society cat. Adventure ensue as the greedy butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper! Now it’s up to the alley cat and his ruffians to save the day! All programs and performances are held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Payment plans available. For more information on any of NCTC’s 2017 Summer Stages programs, visit www.NCTCArts.org.

NEWINGTON: The Newington Children's Theatre Company is holding auditions for their final school-year production, Disney’s The Lion King Experience Jr, 3/22 & 23, by appointment. Interested children, ages 8-16, are asked to memorize a monologue from the audition packet (download at www.NCTCArts.org ) and a musical theatre song of their choosing. The African savannah comes to life on the NCTC stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Rehearsals are March 27-June 1 (one to two weeknights, some Saturdays). The show will be double cast to afford more children the opportunity to participate. Performances are June 2-11, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Each cast will perform up to four (4) performances. Every cast member receives a free show t-shirt. While there is no cost to audition, if cast, there is a $275 participation fee. Payment plans available.  Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at the NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. To schedule your child’s audition online, download an audition packet, or for more information, please visit www.NCTCArts.org, or call 860.666.NCTC.

Maine

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Massachusetts

BRAINTREE: Audition/Monologue Class with Derek Stearns. The class will meet for 6 classes on Fridays from 7-9 pm starting Friday, 3/24–4/28 at Curtain Call Theatre, 182 Commercial Street, Braintree, MA. Cost $150. Curtain Call Members pay $130 and non CCT members who sign up will receive a single CCT membership for the remainder of the 2016/2017 season. For more information and Derek’s resume please visit www.curtaincallbraintree.org and click on the CCT Theatre Education Tab.

BRAINTREE: Curtain Call Theatre -- Theater in the Middle (Summer Theater Camp). June 26-July 21. Morning camp for students ages 11-16. Camp includes scene study work, character development, voice work, improvisation, games and show music. These skills will be applied to a full production of The Big Bad Musical presented to the public on the evening of July 20, 2017. Please visit www.curtaincallbraintree.org and click on the Theatre Education at CCT tab for more information and an application.

CONCORD: Registration for Summer 2017 is now open for Middlesex School Summer Arts (MSSA) - 6/26-7/29! Please register online at www.mxschoolsummerarts.org

DUXBURY: 6/29-7/27 - Creating a Character, a 5 week workshop suited for either beginning or intermediate actors looking for a methodology for creating a character. @ Bay Players, First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St. $175 participant fee. - www.bayplayers.org

WELLESLEY: Have fun during April Vacation at LINX 4/17-21. Kids age 3 years – 6th grade enjoy a full day of fun at LINX in Wellesley, MA! Register for events 9am – 3pm, including Ninja Warrior, A Day on Broadway Theater Workshop, Quest Camp, Shark Cage, Myth Crushers, Duct Tape and Dodgeball, and Dance Workshops (kids 3rd grade – 12th grade 1 ½ -hour workshop). Vacation camps are available to members and non-members. See our website for multi camp discount. For more information and to register, visit http://www.linx-usa.com/AprilVacation/General or call 781-235-3210. Cost varies by workshop.

WELLESLEY: Register now - Free Audition for Competitive LINX Dance Team & Company - 5/18 & 19 at LINX. Auditions are open to the public for kids in K - 12th grade. LINX Dance Team and Company programs are dedicated to the art of dance. Children learn and develop self-expression, discipline and passion as they work to achieve excellence in performance and competition. For more information and to register visit http://www.linxdance.com/Team/Auditions or call 781-235-3210.

New Hampshire

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Rhode Island

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Vermont

BURLINGTON: The Flynn Center hosts a program of year-round performing arts classes for adults, young adults, and children. Since its inception, the FlynnArts program has been committed to offering performing arts classes for the whole community, from the curious beginner to the proficient performer. We invite you to explore a new area of interest or develop an existing skill. Our teaching artists have extensive experience both as artists and as educators. All are committed to the FlynnArts mission of fostering the creative spirit in students of all ages and backgrounds, igniting a curiosity about the artistic process, and helping students claim the arts as an integral part of their lives. If you have questions about class selection or placement, we are always happy to help. Please call or email Paulina Anderson at 802-652-4548