The NCT Drama School

 

Summer Drama Camps: May 28 - August 2, 2019

2018-19 NCT Members save 10% on 2019 Summer Camps.

"It's a great program. It's great for kids on many different levels. I'd recommend for all ages. For kids who love theatre, NCT teaches them great skills they'll need to know. For kids who don't really 'love' theatre, it teaches them to be fun and creative and use their imagination."

 
 

Ages 4-5

DRAMA MAKERS each week:
May 28-August 2

Mini-Camp:
ERIC CARLE July 1-3

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Ages 6-7

STORYBOOK ADVENTURES these weeks: May 28, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 8, and July 15

FAIRY TALE FRENZY these weeks: May 28, June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 15, July 22, and July 29

BROADWAY BUDDIES these weeks: June 3 and July 8

Mini-Camp:
MAGIC SCHOOL BUS and HOW I BECAME A PIRATE July 1-3

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Ages 8-10

INTRO TO IMPROV these weeks: May 28, June 10, and July 8

STAGING STORIES these weeks: June 3, June 10, June 24, July 8, and July 29

MYTHS AND LEGENDS these weeks: June 3, June 17, July 15, July 22, and July 29

TEAM BROADWAY these weeks: June 24 and July 22

Mini-Camp:
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and HARRY POTTER July 1-3

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Ages 11-15

STAGE COMBAT one week: May 28

IMPROVISATION these weeks: May 28 and July 29

ACTING these weeks: June 3, June 10, June 17, July 8, and July 22

BROADWAY BOUND these weeks: June 24 and July 15

ROLL PLAYING the week of July 8

Mini-Camp:
STAGE COMBAT: SWORDS July 1-3

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Ages 13-18

PUPPETRY the week of June 10

TRIPLE THREATS the week of June 17

PLAYWRITING the week of June 24

ACTOR’S STUDIO the week of July 15

ADVANCED IMPROV the week of July 22

Mini-Camp: 
COSTUME DESIGN July 1-3

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The NCT Drama School at Ensworth: June 3-21

We are delighted to bring our camps back to Ensworth High School! We know this location brings our camps closer to some of our families, and look forward to meeting your right in your own neighborhood.

Week June 3-7

Ages 5-7
Fairy Tale Frenzy

Ages 8-10
Intro to Improv

Week June 17-21

Ages 5-7
Fairy Tale Frenzy

Ages 8-10
Myths and Legends

Week June 10-14

Ages 5-7
Storybook Adventures

Ages 8-10
Team Broadway


Performance Camps for ages 10-18

Junior Artists Production - Disney’s Frozen Jr.

In this three-week production day-camp students go from script to stage working under the direction of some of NCT's best teaching artists (directed by professional Equity Actor/Director, Shawn Knight, choreographed by Equity Actor/Choreographer, Rona Carter, and Music Directed by SAG Actor (and our own Disney Princess Ariel), Catherine Birdsong). Located at our satellite location at Ensworth High School and staged in their beautiful, state-of-the-art theatre.

This production is for all skill levels and works on growing confidence, performance skills, and ensemble building. Students in these camps come out of this experience as a tightly knit group, and remain forever friends. A fantastic experience that your 10-14 student won't want to miss!

The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Ages: 10-14
Session Dates: June 3-21, Monday-Friday, 9 am - 3 pm (3-week session)
Location: Ensworth High School, Devon Farms Campus
Performance Dates: June 21 at 7 pm and June 22 at 2 pm
Audition Dates: April 13th and 14th from 2-6 pm

*Anyone ages 10-14 may register for this camp, but registered students must complete an audition. All registered campers will perform in our Junior Artists Production. The audition will help the directors to assign specific roles.

Please contact Colin at cpeterson@nashvillect.org or 615-252-4664 to schedule an audition.

 
Jr. Artists Production - Summer 2018 - “High School Musical, Jr.”

Jr. Artists Production - Summer 2018 - “High School Musical, Jr.”

 

Emerging Artists Production - Songs for a New World

This intensive, professionally run production has all the trimmings. It is professionally designed (sets, costumes, lights), and is produced on our professional main stage at NCT. The show will be directed by our Education Director, Alicia Fuss and music directed by Shawn Knight. The process is run like a professional production and is perfect for the student looking to grow and hone their Triple Threat status.

This contemporary song cycle weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice... or take a stand... or turn around and go back.

The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown, this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make. With a score that runs the gamut of today's popular music, Songs for a New World will challenge Emerging Artists as they explore musical storytelling in a completely fresh way.

Ages: 14-18
Rehearsal Dates: July 1-July 25, Monday-Friday: 4-9 pm; Saturdays: 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday, July 21: 1-7 pm (Some cast members may be called the week of July 24th based on availability.)
Location: Nashville Children’s Theatre
Performance Dates: July 26 and July 27 at 7 pm; July 28 at 2 pm 

Audition Dates: March 30th from 3-6 pm and March 31st from 2-6 pm

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Originally Produced by the WPA Theatre, New York City, 1995 (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director)
Original Orchestration by Brian Besterman and Jason Robert Brown

Please contact Colin at cpeterson@nashvillect.org or 615-252-4664 to schedule an audition.

 
Emerging Artists Production - Summer 2018 - “The Music Man”

Emerging Artists Production - Summer 2018 - “The Music Man”

 

Fast Facts:

Camps for Ages 4-18
Days and Times: Camps run from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday-Friday

Extended Care: Before Care is offered at NCT only from 7:30 am to 9:00 am Fee: $40/week*
After Care is offered at both NCT and Ensworth High School from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Fee: $40/week*
Extended care consists of supervised, unstructured free-play. You may sign up for extended care at the time of registration, or during the week your camper is attending.
*prorated at $10/day 

Sharings: Most camps culminate in a sharing onstage for family and friends at 3 pm on the final day of camp. Some camps have a different sharing, noted in their class description.

Want to know more?  Need help choosing the perfect camp?  
Email us at cpeterson@nashvillect.org or call 615-252-4664.

Click here to learn more about our Education Staff and Faculty Teaching Artists.