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Kevin Moore, President and Artistic Director

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Dayton, Ohio 45402

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Summer Stock KIDS       (Ages 8 – 13)      

Directed by Adventures In Theatre instructor Jene Rebbin Shaw, Summer Stock KIDS is a two-week theatre camp in June which culminates in a production that is totally produced by Jene and the kids - sets, costumes and props. Each day, the children participate in fun, imaginative theatre exercises which help to develop vocal and movement techniques necessary for creating their character role in the play. From auditions through rehearsals to the performances, students learn to perform with confidence and energy, and discover the importance of working as an ensemble. The challenges are great but, oh, so rewarding for the young performers as well as family and friends. Previous Summer Stock KIDS productions include: The Adventures of Rose Red; Snow Queen; The Jungle Book; Charlotte's Web; Stuart Little; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz. Classes and performances take place in The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center at 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton.

Our summer 2016 camp production was

If the Shoe Fits

by Karen Woodford

Prince Owen is depressed. He’s ready to go to college and study computer science. (After all, the Kingdom of Kravitz is the only kingdom without a web page!) But tradition dictates that he attend a ball in honor of his graduation and choose a bride. All the eligible girls in the kingdom will be there, including the Royal Fan Club. Will the prince marry Cinderella, who just wants to get away from her wicked stepmother’s house and study music? Or will the evil Valda, with the help of the Python Gang, successfully kidnap the prince and replace him with a mechanical duplicate? With a king who’s a stickler for tradition, a town crier who hates his job and a fairy godmother straight from the employment agency, this modern twist of an old favorite is sure to provide a rollicking good time for cast and audience alike.


Have questions? Want to place your child on the June 2017 camp's waiting list? Please email Education Director Marilyn Klaben or call her at (937) 461-3823, extension 3132.

Summer Stock KIDS is sponsored by Ted and Sandy Tozer. Partial scholarships are available for qualifying families who are in need, thanks to the generous support of the Frank M. Tait Foundation.

Photos from the Summer Stock KIDS 2013 production of The Wizard of Oz

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Photos from the Summer Stock KIDS 2012 production of King Midas and the Touch of Gold

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