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ANNOUNCING
SESSION 5

Our new one week option for campers old and new including our Intensive Programs and Family Camp

 

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Theater Camp at Frenchwoods

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French Woods has one of the most ambitious theater schedules in camping, producing more than 70 full-scale productions every summer. There are five theaters on camp: a black-box, a proscenium stage with fly system, a proscenium stage with raked seating, a theater-in-the-round and a three-quarter-thrust stage. All theaters are equipped with sound and lighting systems and a technical crew that teaches and designs. Two of the theaters have full scale scene shops.

Auditions take place on the day after you arrive at camp. For the musicals, campers are asked to sing 16 bars or about 30 seconds of any song that shows off their voice and for the dramas, we provide sides. Theater shows are divided up by age into 4 groups: 7-9 years old, 9-11 years old, 11-14 years old, and 11-17 years old. Because there is some overlap, a camper might be eligible for more than one age group of shows. We recommend everyone try out for everything they can, and we guarantee that if you try out for the musicals you will be placed in a show.

Professional instructors also teach classes in improvisation, acting technique, commercial technique, creative writing, directing, dialects, musical theater, Shakespeare, stage combat, scene study, theatre games and more. Our Cabaret and Improvisation Troupes are invited to perform at nearby resorts and neighboring camps. If you are interested in technical theater you can take classes and get hands-on experience in stagecraft and design, lighting, sound, video, costuming and makeup.

Our musical productions are supported by live music, provided by campers and staff in our classical, jazz, or rock and roll music programs, whichever is appropriate for the show, from small combos to full pit orchestras.

We also offer several one-act plays each session, some of which are directed by campers.

theater productions at french woods

Musicals like Evita perform with a full orchestra which is also made up of campers, and have the full support of our costume, sound, lighting and stagecraft departments.

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During the winter, contact us at:
PO Box 770100 Coral Springs, FL 33077-0100
800-634-1703 954-346-7455
954-346-7564 (Fax) admin@frenchwoods.com

To ship packages only to us during the winter use this address:
1879 University Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33077

For all regular mail:
PO Box 770100 Coral Springs, FL 33077-0100