2019 Junior Players performing in Disney’s Frozen Jr., which returns by popular demand in 2020. Ogunquit Playhouse Youth Programs and Children’s Theatre Camps are now open for enrollment. To register or for more information, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org, or contact Joyce Presutti at 207-646-2402, ext. 261 (voicemail only) or [email protected] . Submitted photo by Gary Ng

OGUNQUIT — Ogunquit Playhouse has expanded its offerings for aspiring thespians ages 5 to 18 for the 2020 season. In addition to the traditional summer camps, performing arts workshops have been added and extended into the fall. Register today for the Rising Stars Camp for children ages 5 to 7, Center Stage Camp for children ages 8 to 10, the Junior Players Camps and Workshops for ages 10 to 18 or the Fall Performing Arts Workshops for ages 5 to 18.

The programs offer theatrical training in a supportive and nurturing environment, and no prior training or skill level is required to participate. Each program concludes with performances in front of an audience. Ogunquit Playhouse Youth Programs and Children’s Theater Camps are open for enrollment. To register or for more information, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or contact Joyce Presutti at 207-646-2402, ext. 261 (voicemail only) or [email protected]

Tickets for each of the Junior Player performances are on sale for Ogunquit Playhouse members and go on sale Wednesday, March 18, for the public. For tickets, call the box office at 207-646-5511 or visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Rising Stars Theatre Camp introduces the youngest students to the theater arts through fun and educational games with instruction for children ages 5 to 7. The directors bring performing arts to life for youngsters new to theater by teaching basic staging, music and choreography with an emphasis on group performance. Students are encouraged to grow at their own pace with no pressure in a supportive and nurturing environment. Speaking roles are available and students may choose to audition for larger roles if they wish. Students attend camp from 8:3o a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a performance for family members and friends on Friday afternoon in the rehearsal space located behind the playhouse.

Registrations are being accepted for “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh” for ages 5 to 7. Camp session runs one week from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 to 17. Free performance for family and friends will be held in the rehearsal space behind the playhouse at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 17. Camp tuition is $350.

“The Velveteen Rabbit” sessions for ages 5 to 7 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one week from Aug.10 to 14. Free performance for family and friends will be held in the rehearsal space at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Camp tuition is $350.

Center Stage Theatre Camp is designed for ages 8 to 10. The program is a step up from the Rising Stars for campers to continue to explore and develop vocal, movement and acting skills. The culminating production will provide a more challenging, yet developmentally appropriate, theatrical experience. It will incorporate a higher level of individual responsibility, perfect for the young performer who enjoys being center stage.

Registrations are being accepted for “Peter Pan,” Jr. for ages 8 to 10. Camp session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. week from July 20 to 24, with a free performance for family and friends in the rehearsal space at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 24. Tuition is $500.

“Willy Wonka” camp for  ages 8 to 10 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Aug. 24 to 28, with a free performance for family and friends in the rehearsal space at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Tuition is $500.

Junior Players Theatre Camp is for students from ages 10 to 18, although ages for specific camps may vary. The Junior Players spend one to two weeks learning everything from acting, singing and choreography to understanding lighting, sound cues and blocking movements on stage before performing on the Ogunquit Playhouse main stage with sets and costumes by the theater’s professional production team. Students attend camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Each of the sessions culminates in a dress rehearsal and fully staged production on Saturdays and Sundays on the main stage.

Registrations are being accepted for “Disney’s Moana,” Jr. Summer Theatre Camp for ages 11 to 14. The camp session runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  June 29 through July 3, 8 with performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 5. Tuition is $550.

“Disney’s The Jungle Book” Kids Summer Theatre Camp for ages 11 to 14 runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 6 to 10, with performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12. Tuition is $550.

“Disney’s Frozen” Jr. Summer Theatre Workshop for ages 13 to 18 runs for three weeks of immersive training from from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 6 to 24, with performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, and 10 a.m. Sunday, July 19. Tuition of $875 includes two weeks for auditions, rehearsals, performances plus one week of workshops and seminars by theater professionals.

“Shrek the Musical” Jr. Summer Theatre Workshop for ages 13 to 18 runs for three weeks of immersive training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 27 to Aug. 16, with performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Tuition is $875 and includes two weeks of auditions, rehearsals, performances plus one week of workshops and seminars by theater professionals.

Performing Arts Fall Workshops is a new program focused on students learning the techniques required to succeed onstage. Professional teaching artists, Ogunquit Playhouse cast members and Broadway professionals will lead classes for students aged 5-18 in all aspects of performance. The program is designed to celebrate each student’s creative expression while providing a fun, engaging environment to explore theatre, develop self-confidence, and collaborate with others. The workshops take place over five weeks and include classes in voice, dance, acting, musical theater song interpretation, and puppetry. Each student will have the opportunity to shine whether performing a solo, duet, and or in large production numbers. The program culminates with the students presenting their work for family and friends in a relaxed, encouraging and professional environment. All students will leave the program with a formatted resume and headshot suitable for audition

Registration is open to students ages 11 to 13 and 14 to 18 for the Junior Player Workshops. The workshops run Sept. 14 to Oct. 20. Both groups will do their final presentation together on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage at 7 p.m. Oct. complete with a red carpet event. Ticket price is a suggested donation at the door for family and friends. Tuition is $450 (11-13) and $475 (14-18). Visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org for more detailed information.

Students ages 5 to 7 and 8 to 10 can register for the Rising Stars and Center Stage Workshops, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon (5-7) and 1 to 4 p.m. (8-10) Saturdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 17. Both groups will do their final presentations in the Historic Colony on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. (5-7) and 5 p.m. (8-10). Ticket price is a suggested donation at the door for family and friends performed in the rehearsal space. Tuition is $325 (5-7) and $325 (8-10). Visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org for more detailed information.

Follow Ogunquit Playhouse on facebook.com/OgunquitPlayhouse, Twitter @OgunquitPH or Instagram @ogunquitPH. For a list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

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