If you’re the parent of a theater-loving kid or teen, you probably already know there’s a TON of summer theater programs to choose from. There are companies that produce full shows; others where teens can intern behind-the-scenes; still others where you can learn the ins and outs of the tech world. Whatever it is you want, greater Boston has you covered!
Here at Rising Stars Productions, however, we believe that ours is truly one of the most unique summer theater programs around.
So why Rising Stars?
Performance Experience and Skill-Building
Here at Rising Stars, we put the “performing” in “performing arts.” That means we’re dedicated to two things: a high-quality production, and skill-building. Over the course of the week, your child will gain not just the confidence he or she needs to shine, but also skills that he or she can take to the next performing venture.
Our program is a musical revue, which means it consists of selections from a wide variety of shows. This enables us to feature more students than we could in a single show with a fixed cast. It also exposes the students to a wider range of musical styles, and gives them a starting point from which to explore certain shows further if they want.
We are also dedicated to featuring kids who want to be in the spotlight: if your kid wants a solo, they will get their chance in the limelight. If they’d rather just be in the ensemble, then that’s perfectly okay too. But whether your child wants to be a star or just be in the background, he or she will receive the unique attention he or she needs to be a skilled and confident performer.
Unique, Thorough Audition Process
Our auditions are non-competitive, and conducted one-on-one with your child. This allows us to get to know their voice and personality, and consider what songs might suit them best. We’re very sensitive to audition nerves, and strive to make the process as un-intimidating as possible!
The song selections are chosen based on the auditions each year. The result is a unique program custom-made to your child’s needs and talents.
Top-Notch, Professional Staff
Our carefully-vetted staff are all industry professionals with extensive performance experience in their respective fields. Furthermore, they are all experienced, passionate educators dedicated to helping your child succeed.
Small Program Sizes and Individualized Attention
We keep our camp sizes to 20-25 students. This allows us to work with them individually or in small groups, giving them the attention they need to build both skill and confidence. This is very different from many summer theater programs, where your child is just one among dozens. At Rising Stars Productions, your child is not simply a number in a huge cast; he or she is a key player and will be treated as such.
We also believe that the small sizes help the social dynamic of each camp. We make it our mission to ensure that every child feels included and valued, both on and off the stage.
Open to Students of All Levels
Our summer theater programs are open to all levels, including beginners! In fact, many students have their first theatrical experience with us.
However, we’ve also had older, more experienced students use our program as a training ground for community theater productions, and even college auditions. Whether your child is venturing onstage for the first time or is a seasoned performer, they will learn a lot in our program!
Intensive, Immersive Learning Experience
Our students take an entire program from page to stage in just one week! The rehearsals are very fast-paced, but don’t worry – we go to great lengths to make sure everyone is on the same page (literally and figuratively!). Our staff are always happy to provide extra help.
Registration is open for all three of our summer programs: June 11-15 in Beverly ($250); June 25-29 in Gardner ($225), and July 23-27 in North Reading ($300). Our summer theater programs run Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm, with the final performance on Friday at 7:00 pm (7:30 pm in Beverly). Tuition includes a non-refundable $50 deposit, due at registration.