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2024 Musical Theater Camp presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr.”

As of Monday, Feb 26th, we are now shifting to a waitlist.  Please complete the application and if prior submissions are NOT fulfilled, we will inform you.   Thanks. 

The program will run July 1-3, 9am-4:30pm and then each weekday, July 8-26 from 9am-4:30pm

This program is open to Somerville resident youth ages 8-13 and will be held at TBD in Somerville.

The program is limited to 40 youth and spaces fill quickly!

Morning drop-off may begin at 8:30 a.m. All students must be picked up by 5:00 p.m. Students and families are expected to make a commitment to the full program. Public performances will be on July 26 at 7pm, July 27 at 10am.

Sign-up your child via our Google Forms registration here.  Sliding scale fees are posted on the registration page. Somerville Families/residents are priority.  If open slots are available after the deadline we will fill with out-of- town families.  Deadline is April 14, 2024. 

If you have multiple children who wish to attend, please fill out this form for each child. Once this form is completed your child is considered registered for the program. A follow up email with payment information will be sent after the registration deadline. If a wait list opens up, you will be informed of this.

About the Program

This is our 10th Anniversary Summer! In celebration we will be restaging our first show, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. 

Your child will shine on stage and under the sea in this bubbly fun production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, this show is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

With gadgets and gizmos and fishes galore, there is something for everyone in our fun filled production. 

So what do you do in a three-week musical program? 

Upon arrival, students will have a chance to casually greet each other and staff. Program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a Daily Meeting to discuss the needs and plan for the day. Mornings will be spent learning the music for the show including vocal warm ups, games, and study. Mornings will also include acting, blocking, and choreography rehearsals. All students will be on- stage during the production (even if they are not cast in a lead role.) Every member of our cast and team is important.

We pause for lunch and some brain break games in the middle of the day. After lunch, students will break out into age groups and rotate through sessions in scenic design, costuming, and learning extensions during which students will be designing scenery, making costumes, and learning about the world beyond our show. We will also use this time to hold more focused rehearsals with smaller groups.

Throughout the program, we find opportunities to take walking field trips to the park and other locations.           

At the end of three weeks, we will stage two public, one-hour performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. that every student will have a role in and have had a hand in creating.

About the Staff

Rachel Leigh Roccoberton has continuously worked in non-profit arts as an administrator, teacher, director, and choreographer. She currently works as Operations Manager at The Dance Complex and previously worked with Revels. She annually works at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center as a Production Manager.     

Four additional staff will include an educational extensions, a scenic designer, and a costume coordinator. In addition, volunteer high school counselors will assist in producing our musical.