StarCatchers Theater and Scenic Arts Camp
Summer 2022 production is
- Theater Camp Grades: rising 4th grade – rising 12th grade
- Dates: June 27 - July 16
- Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Campers will experience the theatrical process from start to finish as they collaborate to produce a musical theater performance. Their journey will include instruction in acting, singing, and dancing, as well as how to put it all together to form strong characters for our performance. Whether your child is going on stage for the first time or is a seasoned veteran, they will thoroughly enjoy this camp and will cap off their experience with performances at Solebury School on the final days of camp.
Four End-of-Camp Performances*: Two on Friday, July 15th and two on Saturday, July 16th, in Solebury's Performing Arts Center. *Camper attendance at all four performances is mandatory.
Theater Scenic Arts Camp
Highlights of the program include:
- Creating props from a variety of materials that help bring a magical world to life
- Developing scenic painting techniques, turning raw materials into a beautiful land that transports the audience into the action
- Learning the basics of lighting design to enhance the look of the sets and light the action of the show
- Gaining experience working backstage while running multiple live shows in front of an audience
This program runs in conjunction with the StarCatchers Theater Camp and will provide technical support for their shows. Attendance is mandatory for all four shows.
COSTS FOR SUMMER 2022-SAME PRICE AS 2021!
$975 for all three weeks per camper
Discounts for multiple campers per family: $100 off total cost per additional camper
The registration fee includes all activities and trips, insurance, materials, lunch and snacks, and a T-shirt for each child. A deposit of $300 for each camper is due with registration. All camp payments are due May 1, 2022. Any camper that is not paid in full forfeits their deposit and will lose their spot in camp.
Full registration refunds will be granted up to May 1 (minus 5% processing fee). Deposits will not be refunded after May 1. In the event that Solebury School must cancel camp, all balances will be deposited minus the 5% processing fee.
Meet Your Instructors
Rebecca Wilschutz has been involved in theater for the past 30 years, having been the Artistic Director for the Streetsboro Regional Theatre. She was a professional dancer with companies in West Virginia and Germany, where she choreographed for a professional theater. Former students now appear on TV, Broadway, and tours as well as study in top conservatory programs across the country. She teaches dance, musical theater and drama at Solebury School and has taught Musical Theatre Dance for the Bucks County Playhouse. She is a seven-time Ovations award-winning choreographer with a degree in theater education from Hiram College.
Professional costumer Wendy Erholm of Cleveland, Ohio, has been costuming shows for the past 10 years and has worked with Rebecca to costume the Ohio premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie along with youth theater productions of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Fairy Tale Courtroom. She is currently the head costumer for Stagecrafters in Beachwood, Ohio.
Cathy Block has been a music educator for over 20 years. Currently, she is Solebury School's music director for Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, and teaches several music electives. An accomplished flutist, she teaches flute, guitar, ukulele, banjo and composition, and performs regularly at schools and libraries, including workshops on song writing, and flute master classes. Cathy is also an accomplished songwriter. Diana Ross, Kool & The Gang, Al Jarreau, New Edition and The Manhattans are some of the artists that have recorded her songs. Her song "Never Explain Love" was featured as the closing credit song in the Spike Lee motion picture Do The Right Thing. Her album of original music for children, Timeless, earned the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award for Children’s Best Audio by The American Library Association’s Book List. Timeless also garnered The Toy Portfolio Platinum Award for Best Audio. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Berklee College of Music, where she graduated magna cum laude. She also has studied at The Boston Conservatory of Music.