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From Wonderland, to magic, to Swifties — Theatre at the Center offers summer camps for kids

June and July 2024

MUNSTER, Ind. (April 27, 2024) – Mondays have been “Alice in Wonderland” days at Theatre at the Center. Using the characters in Lewis Carroll’s classic story, students gather on the stage from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. to play improv and theatre games that develop their acting skills.

Those weekly classes started April 8 and continue through May 13. A series of summer camps will begin in June. All provide an opportunity for kids to learn theatre skills in a fun environment.

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On the stage at Theatre in the Center, kids learn about performance. (Photo: Bradley Bieniak)

The camps are for kids aged 7–12. Registration is $160 for each camp.

Cara Schmitt of Theatre at the Center is the teacher and leader. “We give students a variety of ways to learn about the arts,” said Schmitt, who previously taught arts classes with South Shore Arts, which is also housed in the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

The 2024 summer camp line-up includes:

  • June 17–21, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Wizards and Magicians Camp. Students will learn acting skills as well as classic magic tricks.
  • July 8–12, 10 a.m.–12p.m. — Swiftie Summer Camp. This class will feature stories, movements, and games inspired by Taylor Swift’s music.
  • July 22–26, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. — Playwright Camp. This class will teach students the basics of script writing and provide them the opportunity to write their own script to be performed on stage.

The registration deadline for summer camps is Sunday, June 9. Families can register online or by calling the box office:

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana.

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana. It has been providing professional theatre and arts programs in the suburbs since 1989. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
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