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Summer Theater Camp

SUMMER THEATER CAMP RETURNS

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and The Performance Project School of the Arts, who brought you over 20 years of theater camp, are eager to welcome you back on-campus for Summer Theater Camp at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.

See old friends and make news ones, be taught by professional performing arts teachers, and have fun putting on an amazing show on the Broward Center’s Amaturo stage. The camp offers students the chance to study singing, dancing and acting while rehearsing for a theatrical production culminating in a final performance on stage at the Broward Center. As part of enrollment, each camper will receive a Summer Theater Camp 2023 t-Shirt and cast photo.

  • Camp Fee: $935 per session
  • $265 non-refundable deposit required. Deposit is applied toward camp price of $935.
  • Space is limited.

All shows and dates are subject to change. Discounts may not be combined. All sales final.

Before and After Camp Hours:

  • Before Camp Hours (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.): $60 per session or $5 per day
  • After Camp Hours (4:00 PM – 6:00 PM): $110 per session or $10 per day

Click here for Before and After Camp Hours

Session 1: June 26 – July 21

Session 2: July 24 – Aug 18

*Session 2 dates for Aventura are tentative and subject to change.

SUMMER CAMP SHOWS

ANNIE JR.

The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved, award-winning musicals. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. 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.

HONK! JR.

This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: YOUTH EDITION

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau.


How to Register

Three Ways to Register

Internship

Visit www.BrowardCenter.org/internship-summer-camp for job description and application.

Meet the Director

 

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Following a career as a professional actress, Nina Felice founded The Performance Project School of the Arts to nurture young talent and encourage the pursuit of their creative dreams. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a master’s degree in Child/Family Psychology, Nina incorporates the two disciplines into her teaching techniques to guide and motivate young performers.

What are the current health & safety guidelines for classes, camps and other Education Programs at the Aventura Center?

With approval by Miami-Dade County, in order to partially reopen its world class venues, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center has incorporated the following protocols, procedures and restrictions into its standard operating procedures to commence its return to educational operations in a safe, prudent and operationally feasible manner.

These protocols were developed based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in consultation with national experts on performing arts venue management and medical experts. The Aventura Arts and Cultural Center is prepared to adjust this approach over time according to the epidemiological developments in the local and regional areas.

Click here to review our current health and safety guidelines for our education programs, including summer theater camp.

What are the current office hours?

Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Education Office is not open for visitors at this time. You may contact the Education Office at 954-414-6904.

What happens if camp is sold out and I am on the waitlist?

If a space becomes available, you will be contacted by a Broward Center education staff member to register within 48 hours of notice. If we do not hear back from you within this time period, we will move on to the next person on the waitlist.