Summer Programs

SUMMER 2022

THE SUMMER SCHEDULE IS HERE! HUZZAH! Be sure to register early so you don’t miss out on all the fun! Limited Space/First Come/First Served

Elementary Grades (Grades 1 – 4)

FAIRY TALE SERIES! A Weekly Play

All summer in week long options, weekdays from 9 – 12:30pm with small show at 1:00pm on each Friday of program (for friends/family only).

Come put on a play.  One week long options all summer long.  Each week we will put together a fun short play. We will develop our characters, work on physical gesture and expression and play lots of fun drama games together.  No stress this summer. Just fun and laughs all summer long in week long program options.

These plays are specifically written for a younger age group and can be mastered in a one week program for an introduction to the joy of theater.  Production length of each play is 20 – 30 minutes. All plays will be performed for families at 1pm on the lawn for immediate family only and according to the most current guidelines as stated by the CDC.

Fairy Tale Weeks: 

PINOCCHIO:  July 11 – 15

WIZARD OF OZ: July 18 – 22

PETER PAN: July 25-29

ALADDIN: August 1-5

BEAUTY & THE BEAST: August 8-12

CINDERELLA: August 15-19

LET’S WRITE OUR OWN: August 22-26

This program is first come, first serve.  Limited size based on current CDC guidelines.  

Grades: Grades 1 thru 4 | Tuition: $205.00 per week session | Location: On the lawn at 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Monday thru Friday, 9 – 12:30| Performance Date: Each Friday at 1:00pm | Performance Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Tickets: Free for viewing for immediate family members only l Auditions: No auditions required

One snack time offered at 11:00am.  Bring your own snack

Auditions for all Jr and Advanced summer programs are May 25th, June 13th and 14th


Disney, High School Musical, JR (Grades 5 and up)

HS MUSICAL – PROGRAM NOW FULL – Wait list only

2 Week Theater Program From July 11 thru July 22, weekdays from 9 – 12:30pm

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 his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple cause 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.

Program is now full. To be place on the waitlist please email us directly. Kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com

This program is first come, first serve.  Limited size based on current CDC guidelines. 


NEW SUMMER PROGRAM ADDED!

Cabaret Variety Show

1 Week Summer Program (Grades 6th and up)

July 25th – 30th 9:00am- 12:30pm

Back by popular demand our fun and fantastic cabaret variety program. Have a song you’ve been working on? Love to sing and dance? Wanna work on a scene or a monologue? This is the program for you. In this one week students will workshop scenes, songs, dances and ect to put together an amazing variety show.

This program is first come, first serve. Limited size based on most current CDC guidelines.  

Grades: 5 and up | Tuition: $175.00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Monday thru Friday, 9 – 12:30pm  | Performance Date: Friday, July 29, 6:00pm | Performance Location: On the lawn at the Academy – 61 E. Main St, Clinton | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn l Auditions: No auditions required for this program. All actors should bring materials that they would like to workshop. Please, note we will not be able to put all the materials in the cabaret due to time constraint.


Disney, Newsies JR (Grades 5 and up)

2 Week Theater Program From August 1st thru August 12, weekdays 9 – 12:30pm

Disney’s Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys’ expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what’s right

This program is first come, first serve. Limited size based on most current CDC guidelines.  

Grades: 5 and up | Tuition: $325.00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Monday thru Friday, 9 – 12:30pm August 1 thru August 12th | Performance Date: Thursday, August 11, 6:00pm | Performance Location: On the lawn at the Academy – 61 E. Main St, Clinton | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn


Summer Shakespeare: Macbeth

(Grades 7 and up)

Flexible evening schedule June 27th thru August 19. Shows: August 20 & 21.

  Our summer shakespeare is a fun, manageable story to fit even our newest thespians to the Bard.  Never fear with Miss Laura. She keeps it fun, filling rehearsals with games and collaborative exercises as we jump right into Shakespeare. Guaranteed you will at least become an expert at saying, “I am a Shakespearian actor” in a much accomplished British accent.

Proud Macbeth and his power-mad wife plot to murder King Duncan and usurp the throne of Scotland, despite the increasing suspicions of Macbeth’s rival, Macduff , and his once-loyal friend Banquo. Join us for William Shakespeare’s tragedy of madness and political intrigue

Keep your days free for summer relaxing and hang out a couple evenings a week on our beautiful Academy lawn with like minded artists like yourself!

Grades: 7 and up | Tuition: $168.00 | Location: On the lawn at the Academy, 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Flexible but generally Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 8:30pm | Performance Date: August 20 at 5pm & 21 at 2pm | Performance Location: On the lawn, 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT  | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn l Auditions: June 13 & 14 or by video submission (inquire at kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for details)


Summer Footloose (Grades 8 and up)

Flexible evening schedule June 28th thru August 3. Shows August 4,5&6

 

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated Top Forty score, augmented with dynamic new songs, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and open mind.

This program is first come, first serve. Limited size based on most current CDC guidelines.

Grades: 8th and up | Tuition: $325.00 | Location: In-Person on the lawn at 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Auditions: June 13 & 14 or by video submission (inquire at kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for details) l Rehearsals: Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00pm | Performance Dates: August 4, 6 & 7  | Performance Location: On the lawn at the Academy – 61 East Main St, Clinton | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn

THE GROOVE CREW!!

The Groove Crew is a program just for youth grades 6 and up to be with like-minded peers who enjoy singing and developing their confidence for performance during the summer months.  Each month from June through August, youth determine together 3 rehearsals to put together a rock and roll program highlighting classic songs from the 50’s thru the 90’s. Offering safe places for young people to gather and make friends is critical to their positive health and mental well being. Thanks to the support of Families Helping Families and the generous support of Liberty Bank, we are able to provide this program to any youth who may need a positive social outlet free of charge.  To inquire how to join, contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com.  Students interested MUST COMMIT to all three concerts to participate.

Rehearsals TBD. Generally Tuesdays/Thursdays from 1 – 3pm, 2 or 3 times each month.

Concert dates: June 26, July 17, August 14 at 6:00pm on the Academy Lawn.

Grades: 6 and up |  Location: In-Person on the lawn at 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: TBD (2-3 X per mo) | Performance Dates: 6/26; 7/24 at 6pm and 8/14 at 1:00pm for the Annual Clinton Summer Fair | Performance Location: On the lawn at the Academy – 61 East Main St, Clinton | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn

Sponsored by Liberty Bank in cooperation with Families Helping Families 


 


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