Ages 12-14

We’re all in this together when Disney’s smash hit musical phenomenon High School Musical Junior and Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Junior comes to Broadway at Brooks. No auditions are necessary to attend this camp.

High School Musical Junior. It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident Jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on a ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo, “ Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. This shows infectious and danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.

Matilda The Musical Junior. A gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Perfect for students ages 12 to 14 who want to develop their acting and singing skills and improve their stage presence. Broadway at Brooks brings together theatre professionals with an invaluable depth of knowledge and years of experience in the field to truly provide a meaningful and long-lasting experience. Participants will gain artistry skills, increasing their ability to execute excellent technique, through instruction from our experienced and diverse team. Learn the elements of performing in a musical with blocking, acting instruction, scene and character study, vocal technique, and movement- for beginners to pros! Every student will be challenged and take away valuable performing, public speaking, and social skills.

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About the Space

After more than two years of construction, Brooks’ state-of-the-art Center for the Arts opened its doors to students, faculty and staff for use on October 30, 2018. The $28 million facility has transformed the school, bonding the visual, musical, and performing arts together and placing them on display at the center of campus.

The Center for the Arts consists of three structures: one each for performance, music, and visual arts. Connecting all three is a shared indoor “arts street” and outdoor courtyard. The two-level interior street offers gathering and seating areas for small groups, providing space for informal exchange, collaboration, discussion, exhibitions and receptions before and after events. The walls serve as a gallery, highlighting the arts as every member of the Brooks community passes through the building.

Performances, teaching and community gatherings have a spacious, comfortable home in the theater, designed to fit the entire student body with 387 seats. Its stage connects to a scene shop and a 1,200-square-foot Black Box theater, which provides a flexible teaching space and an additional performance venue. A costume shop, changing room and green room are included as well. Sliding barn doors increase visibility and connection in the Arts Street, as well as allow overflow standing room for large events.

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A Typical Day

Ensemble rotates through acting, music, and dance each day. In these time blocks, students collaborate with one another, professional instructors and a teen intern team to learn their lines, notes, and choreography. There are breaks built into the day (including some outdoor time during lunch) to allow students to re-group and socialize. At the end of the day, students participate in tech time where they gain skills in technical theatre including costume, props, and lighting.

8:30-9:00 Drop-Off
9:00-9:15 Morning Meeting
9:15-10:45 Acting
10:45-11:00 Morning Snack
11:00-12:00 Music
12:00-1:00 Supervised Lunch/Free Time
1:00-2:45 Dance
2:45-4:00 Tech Time
4:00-4:30 Pick-Up
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