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Ages 8-13

(payment options available)

Three Weeks
Mondays-Fridays 9am-3pm
+shows on the final weekend
Extended Day until 5:00pm
(see bottom of page)
Several Sessions Available

WAITLIST ONLY – 1: June 1-20*
2: June 8-27
3: June 22-July 11**
4: June 29-July 18**
5: July 6-25
6: July 13-August 1
WAITLIST ONLY – 7: July 20-August 8

*Session 1 dates/hours subject to change if JCPS adds make-up days.
**Camps do not meet July 4 (Independence Day).

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  • Be prepared with notebook, pencil/pen.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in and shoes that will stay on. (No flip-flops.)
  • Bring a marked lunch.
  • Please no electronic devices (photo/video/game/music), jewelry, excessive cash, weapons, or chewing gum.



In this theatre program for ages 8-13, campers spend three weeks under the direction and attention of experienced instructor/directors on the production of a play performed for public audiences. The 2020 offering is Jack, the Beanstalk, and Other Misadventures by Diana Grisanti & Steve Moulds. 

[teaser img=””]Everyone knows the tale of a poor farm boy, some magical beans, and a bloodthirsty giant. But what happened after Jack got back from his adventure in the clouds? Was the goose that laid golden eggs everything it was cracked up to be? And what were the secret origins of that magical talking harp? This play takes a simple tale and spins it into an epic saga, as Jack goes from rags to riches… and back again. 


The Summer Academy gives kids the experience of rehearsing and performing a professional quality play complete with sets, costumes, lighting, & public audiences (performances take place the final Friday & Saturday). Novice & experienced young actors work together, learning to use their voices & bodies as tools for artistic expression.

The Summer Academy provides a strong foundation in theatre arts while developing concentration, self reliance, and cooperation—in a fun, energetic environment filled with new friends.[/two_third_last]

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Each session listed below meets from 9 am to 3 pm weekdays at CTC, plus public performances on both Friday and Saturday of the final week (7:30pm evenings and matinee Saturday at 2pm). Space in the program is limited to the number of speaking roles in the play. 


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Instructor: Mera Kathryn Corlett
Dates: June 1-20, 2020(Waitlist only)
(Session 1 dates/hours subject to change if JCPS adds make-up days)
June 19  @ 7:30pm
June 20 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

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Instructor: Meg Caudill
Dates: June 8-27, 2020
June 26  @ 7:30pm
June 27 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm

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Instructor: Charlie Sexton
Dates: June 22-July 11, 2020
July 10  @ 7:30pm
July 11 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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Instructor: Heather Burns
Dates: June 29-July 18, 2020
July 17  @ 7:30pm
July 18 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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Instructor: Keith McGill
Dates: July 6-25, 2020
July 24  @ 7:30pm
July 25 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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Instructor: Jon Becraft
Dates: July 13-August 1, 2020
July 31  @ 7:30pm
August 1 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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Instructor: Jennifer Pennington
Dates: July 20-August 8, 2020 (Waitlist only)
August 7  @ 7:30pm
August 8 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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  • Option 1 – $550.00 (full payment due with registration form)
  • Option 2 – $590.00 ($230 payment due with registration form ; $360.00 balance due on or before first day of program)

Cancellation policy: $230.00 non-refundable fee regardless of payment option ; cancellation notice must be received via email to donna@CommonwealthTheatre.org seven days prior to first day of program.

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Three week fee: $180 due on or before the morning of the first day of camp.
Weekly fee: $70 due on or before Monday morning of the week(s) needed.
Daily fee: $20

Extended Day (After Care) is offered Monday to Friday until 5:00pm for campers in the Summer Academy sessions.  Fees for this service are non-refundable and non-transferable (e.g., cannot be transferred to another day/week, cannot be transferred to another camper). Campers who are not picked up by 3:15pm will join the extended day group and will be charged the daily fee of $15.

Parent or guardian picking up child from Extended Day must enter the building and sign the child out before they may leave. Failure to pick up a child in Extended Day by 5:15pm will result in an additional late fee of $10.