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PERFORMING ARTS SUMMER PROGRAMS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
 
 
 
THEATRE PROGRAM
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THE 3-WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM?
Our program provides an opportunity for young performers to participate in a musical and develop an appreciation for the theatrical process. Preparation for an ensemble production is a team effort and therefore we stress that no one actor is more important than another. Students not given lead roles will participate fully in all of our ensemble production numbers.
 
DOES EVERYONE GET A SPEAKING ROLE AND/OR SOLO IN THE SHOW?
As we are producing a full-scale musical production, all students may not have the opportunity to have individual speaking roles, and/or a solo; however, we highlight each and every erformer in our productions.
 
All students will be expected to be engaged in the entire rehearsal process, and will be performing in all of the musical ensemble numbers. 
 
* Auditions take place during the first 2 days of camp *
 
CAN MY CHILD MISS A WEEK OF THE 3 WEEK PROGRAM?
Tuition cannot be prorated for students unable to attend 3 weeks. In addition, students are required to attend the entire 3rd week, as it is TECH week and attendance is mandatory. If a child cannot attend all 3 weeks, he/she cannot be considered for a leading role.
 
CAN MY CHILD PARTICIPATE IF THEY ARE INTERESTED IN WORKING ON TECHNICAL ELEMENTS OF THEATER?
Yes.  Our program will include a tech strand where students will work on costuming, scenery, stage crew, lights and sound.  We will need to limit the number of participants on this track.  This will be based on the number of actors in the production.  
 
MUSIC PROGRAMS
DOES MY CHILD NEED AN INSTRUMENT?
Yes. Instruments can be rented from any local music store or through one of the dealers that currently works with the district.  Many dealers offer a one month trial rental period.  You should make sure to have your instrument rented by June 1st so that you are ready for camp!! Please contact your band or orchestra director for rental information or questions about rentals.
 
ALL PROGRAMS
WHAT TO BRING EVERYDAY:
  • Each child needs to bring water, 2 healthy snacks and lunch labeled with his/her name. Due to the overwhelming amount of peanut allergies, we ask that you do not pack nut products.
  • Theater Camp Only: Comfortable shoes (sneakers or dance shoes) no flip flops and 1/2 inch 3 ring binder and a pencil.
 
DO WE NEED TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE PRODUCTION?
The Music Showcase concert is free and held at Weston High School.  Tickets for the Musical Theatre Production must be purchased and information regarding purchasing tickets will be given to you at the start of the program.
 
WHAT IF MY CHILD DOESN’T WANT TO OR CAN’T COMPLETE THE PROGRAM?
This is a non-refundable program and students will not be permitted to attend the first day of camp without payment in full. We can’t refund any portion of the program cost.
 
Since a theater production is a team effort, students will sign a behavior contract on the first day of the session.  We reserve the right to remove anyone from the program for misconduct and any tuition or tickets purchased will not be refunded.
 
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE? 
  • Half Day (9am-1pm) $275 payment is due at time of registration.
  • Full Day (9am - 3pm) 3-week Musical Theatre program $900 total.   A $400 non-refundable deposit per student/per session is due upon registration. The remainder of the balance is due on or before May 1st.  If we do not receive full payment you will lose your deposit and your child’s spot will be given to the next person on our waiting list.
  • Counselor in Training (CIT) programs are due in full by May 1st.
 
Refunds will be given, less a $25 processing fee, with withdrawal from any program on or before May 1st.
 
For further information, contact:  Liz Morris at elizabethmorris@westonps.org or (203) 291-1600, www.westonps.org/performingartssummer