Summer Programs

SUMMER 2021 ~

THE SUMMER SCHEDULE IS HERE! HUZZAH! We have waited so long to once again sing and dance together.  CDC guidelines allow our facility to open indoors at 50% capacity while most programs/rehearsals will take place outdoors in small, socially distanced groups throughout the summer.

For this reason, a limited group of students will be allowed to register for each of these programs.     Be sure to register early so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

 

Elementary Grades (Grades 1 – 4)

FAIRY TALE SERIES! A Weekly Play

All summer in week long options, weekdays from 9 – 12:30pm

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: 

CINDERELLA: July 5 – 9

ALADDIN: July 12 – 16

BEAUTY & THE BEAST: July 19 – 23

PETER PAN: July 26 – July 30

WIZARD OF OZ: August 2 – 6

PINOCCHIO: August 9 – 13

LET’S WRITE OUR OWN: August 16 – 20

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

Grades: Grades 1 thru 4 | Tuition: $158.00 per week session | Location: On the lawn at 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Monday thru Friday, 9 – 12:30, July 5 – July 23 | Performance Date: Each Friday at 1:00pm | Performance Location: On the lawn at 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Tickets: Free for viewing for immediate family members only

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

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT! Try another musical!  See below for more…

Into the Woods, JR (Grades 5 and up)

From July 5 thru July 23, weekdays from 9 – 12:30pm

Come join us for this favorite Sondheim classic with us in our beautiful, newly renovated space at the Academy building.

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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

Grades: 5 and up | Tuition: $297.00 | Location: On the lawn at 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Monday thru Friday, 9 – 12:30, July 5 – July 23 | Performance Date: FridayJuly 23, 7:00pm | Performance Location: On the lawn at 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Tickets: Free

There is still time to audition for any of the below summer stock shows. 

Last chance audition date, June 23 between 4:00pm & 7:30pm.  Contact kidzkonnectionct@gmail.com for an audition time today.

Once on this Island, JR (Grades 5 and up)

From July 26 thru August 13, weekdays 9 – 12:30pm 

The musical theater fun continues for our second session, Once on this Island, Junior.  Perfect for the youth who loves singing and dancing and can never get enough.

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island, guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

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

Grades: 5 and up | Tuition: $297.00 | Location: 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT | Rehearsals: Monday thru Friday, 9 – 12:30pm July 26 thru August 12 at 6pm  | Performance Date: Friday, August 12, 6:00pm | Performance Location: On the lawn at the Academy – 61 E. Main St, Clinton | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn

 

Summer Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew (Grades 7 and up)

Flexible evening schedule June 2 thru August 20. Shows: August 21 & 22.

It’s time for some comedy.  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.

Quick Summary: Lucentio loves Bianca but cannot court her until her shrewish older sister Katherina marries. The eccentric Petruccio marries the reluctant Katherina and uses a number of tactics to render her an obedient wife. Lucentio marries Bianca and, in a contest at the end, Katherina proves to be the most obedient wife.

This play will allow our maturing young leaders a deep dive into our long history with gender stereotypes in particular the way women are treated and the effects of that which is the main theme of the play. 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 21 at 5pm & 22 at 2pm | Performance Location: On the lawn, 61 E. Main Street – The Academy Building, Clinton CT  | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn

Summer High School Production: Anything Goes (Grades 8 and up)

Flexible evening schedule June 1 thru August 6. Shows August 7 & 8 at 7:00pm.

Join us this summer for Anything Goes. Enjoy your summer days at the beach then cruise on down here to socialize with your KK family at night singing this favorite classic by the one and only Cole Porter.

Set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

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 | Rehearsals: Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:00 – 7:00pm | Performance Dates: August 6 & 7 at 6:00pm | Performance Location: On the lawn at the Academy – 61 East Main St, Clinton | Tickets: Free Theater on the Lawn

FOR Graduating Seniors who were current members of KK in 2019-2020 school year ONLY!Tuition: $0.00 (a gift from us to YOU!)

**Please Note ~ All productions are subject to change based on CDC guideline changes.  In the event an audience is unable to join us for final show performances, we will livestream events to your home. Thank you for understanding and remaining flexible under the restrictions of the Ct Health Department.

All students must pre-register for programs.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. Credit only refunds are available after the registration period has ended.  For all production programs grades 5 and up, registration deadline is June 22, 2021.


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