COVID-19 policy:
Due to the current coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, Roeper Summer Programs (“the Program”) will make an exception to its Program Closures, Cancellations and Refunds and Extended Illnesses policies for the 2020 camp season. 
 
If the Program is not able to operate during the session in which your child is enrolled due to directives the Program receives from the Oakland County Health Department, the State of Michigan licensing authority, and/or any other authorized governing body, the Program will refund the deposit and the full amount of proportionate session fees paid for the session less any amounts due on the account.  If enrolled in multiple sessions, refunds will be processed on a per session basis.  If applicable, the Program will endeavor to process refunds within 30 days after the session cancellation notice date.
 
If the Program is in operation but your child is unable to attend the scheduled session because the school that your child attends extends its school year, you may request a refund of the deposit and any session fees.  The refund request must include proof of the dates of the school’s extended school year and your child’s status at the school.  As appropriate, the Program will refund the deposit and full amount of proportionate tuition paid for the session less any amounts due on the account.  If enrolled in multiple sessions, refunds will be processed on a per session basis.  If applicable, the Program will endeavor to process refunds within 30 days after the Program receives the refund request and required documentation.
 
If your child is unable to attend the scheduled session due to the COVID-19 illness, or a COVID-19 quarantine and/or waiting period, you may request a refund.  The refund request must include written confirmation from a physician, certifying your child’s ineligible status for the session your child is enrolled.  As appropriate, the Program will refund the deposit and full amount of proportionate tuition paid for the session less any amounts due on the account.  If enrolled in multiple sessions, refunds will be processed on a per session basis.  If applicable, the Program will endeavor to process refunds within 30 days after the start date of the session, provided the Program has received the refund request and required documentation.

Summer Stock Theatre

The Roeper Summer Stock Theatre, in its 19th season, is designed to develop and showcase the skills of students who are interested in theatre training. Students work with a variety of professional theatre instructors, specializing in various techniques and areas of skill development. All students participate in activities and games to build skills in acting, singing and dancing, and participate in a final show at the end of each session. Each session is customized to meet the needs of students exploring theatre for the first time as well as for the more experienced actor. 

Roeper Summer Stock Theatre is for children age 4 years through 11th grade as of June 22, 2020. Campers are divided into four divisions based on their grades/ages (Senior, Junior, Primary, Preschool). Each division offers a unique and age appropriate camp experience.

 

Location: All Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Camps take place on The Roeper School Birmingham campus at 1051 Oakland Avenue, Birmingham, 48009.

 


The session dates and pricing varies by division. Click on the appropriate division for specific information.

A Day at Summer Stock Theatre


A day in the life of a camper attending the PrimaryJunior or Senior Summer Stock Theatre starts with a warm-up exercise.  The day then quickly jumps into a game or activity designed to reinforce the skills needed for acting, singing or dancing. This transitions into rehearsal time for the show. There is a mid-morning break for a quick drink of water and a snack brought from home. Then, it's back to working on the show together or in smaller break-out groups.

Lunchtime is unstructured and gives campers a chance to relax, eat lunch, play on the playground, play games led by the counselors, or practice their lines with friends. Primary campers also participate in crafts during lunch time.

The afternoon continues with rehearsal time and/or other activities related to the show. Before the day ends, there is a brief wrap-up to review the day and prepare for the next.

Campers receive scripts and CDs for review and practice at home. 




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  • Summer Stock Theatre Preschool (currently ages 4-5)

    This program will unleash your child’s imagination through an exploration of acting, music and dance. Led by an experienced teacher and two assistants, each session includes singing, skits, games, crafts, activities and more. Each one-week half-day session culminates in a short presentation of selected skits, songs and dances. Campers may also enroll in a full-day experience, which adds structured enrichment activities and games in the afternoon.  For full-day campers, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Amazing Athletes, a children's sport and fitness enrichment program, brings their amazing program to Roeper. Amazing Athletes goes over the basic fundamentals of 10 major sports with at least 2 different sports covered each class working on gross motor development skills through fun games and activities.

    All campers must be able to use the bathroom independently. Pull-ups are not allowed at camp.

    Session 1: July 6–10, 9–11am half-day     July 6-10, 9-3pm full-day 
    Presentation: July 10 at 10:30am
    Session 2: July 13–17, 9–11am half-day    July 13-17, 9-3pm full-day 
    Presentation: July 17 at 10:30am
    Session 3: July 20–24, 9–11am half-day    July 20-24, 9-3pm full-day 
    Presentation: July 24 at 10:30am

    Cost: $ 175  per 1/2 day session 
    Cost: $ 375 per full-day session,
    includes lunch 

  • Summer Stock Theatre Primary (currently in Kindergarten-Grade 2)

    With a focus on exploration in theatre, music and dance, this program provides ample structure with time for playing and exploring different aspects of performing on the stage. Daily activities include skill-building classes, games, and crafts taught by teachers who are experts in their fields. Each two-week session culminates in an original final performance featuring scenes, dances and musical numbers.

    Session 1: June 22–July 3, 9am–3pm
    Performance: July 2 at 6pm

    Session 2: July 6–17, 9am–3pm
    Performance: July 16 at 6pm

    Session 3: July 20–July 31,  9am–3pm
    Performance: July 29 at 6pm

     
    Cost: $ 700 per session
  • Summer Stock Theatre Junior (currently in Grades 3-5)

    Students have fun learning the basics of theatre, specifically in the areas of character development, improvisation, movement, dance and music from professional actors, directors and teachers. At the end of the two-week session, students perform for family and friends. Students audition for their parts in the performance.

    Session 1: Best of Both Worlds
    June 22–July 3,  9am–3pm
    Performance: July 2 at 7:30pm
    The best — and worst! — of both worlds meet when fantasy meets the harsh reality of school in this toe-tapping, pop musical adventure!  When Cinderella’s stepsisters find a portal to another world, they get zapped into a very real high school and decide to never return.  After all, in this world, mean girls are popular!  A comically ambitious Woodsman who dreams of being a storybook hero pursues the stepsisters to bring them back and recruits the help of Danica, a hard-core realist who never believed in fairy tales and only sees the dark side of life.  Meanwhile, the fairy tale world is left in shambles with the Woodsman gone.  Little Red is attacked by the wolf, and Sleeping Beauty keeps pricking her finger on the ax while chopping her own firewood!  It’s time for the princesses to become their own heroes and discover that they can take care of themselves!  Kids will love this delightful show while simultaneously learning valuable life lessons about what it means to be alive, the pursuit of dreams and controlling your own destiny.

     
    Session 2: Disney's Frozen - KIDS - session is full
    July 6–17,  9am–3pm
    Performance: July 16 at 7:30pm
    You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. This production of Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”

     
    Session 3: Middle School Madness: Scenes and Songs à la Carte
    July 20 - 31,  9am–3pm
    Performance:  July 29 at 7:30pm
    Middle School Madness opens with an exuberant student bursting onto the stage, laptop in hand, waving a letter and proudly announcing that he/she has won the "Virtual Reality Tour of Your School" contest on METUBE. The student offers to share the "tour" with the audience, sits on the edge of the stage and opens the laptop. Lights come up on the opening number revealing the excitement and anxiety of the first day of a new year in middle school followed by scenes, songs and monologues celebrating the middle school experience—trying to be friends with two warring groups, the joys of running winter track, bullies, jealousies, friendships, crushes, zany lunch ladies, the assistant principal with eyes in the back of his head and the fantasy of "Rumor Police!" The tour guide character provides the through line, moving the show along from that first exciting entrance to the class photo pose, which ends the show. 


     Cost: $700 per session
  • Summer Stock Theatre Senior (currently in Grades 5-11)

    This three-week program provides a solid theatre basis for all students while challenging the more seasoned actor. At the end of the three-week session, a musical is performed for family, friends and other members of the community. Though we work toward the final performance, much of the instructional time is spent on developing specific acting, singing and dancing skills allowing students to enhance their talents. Students audition for their roles in the performance. All instruction is provided by professionals in their respective fields who work in regional theaters and schools.

    Session 1: Oliver!
    June 22 - July 10,  9am-3pm
    Performances: July 9 at 7pm & July 10 at 12:30pm
    The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.


    Session 2: Grease: School Version - session is full
    July 13 - 31,  9am -3pm
    Performances: July 30 at 7pm & July 31 at 12:30pm
    Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
    The school version removes all profanity, lewd behavior and has some modified song lyrics.


    Cost: $1050 per session
     
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Theatre Program Information

  • ATTENDANCE:  Regular attendance is vital for student success in the program. Students who plan absences of any kind may not be cast in speaking roles.
  • PERFORMANCE TICKETS:  Families with campers enrolled in the Summer Stock Theatre Senior Program will receive two tickets per enrolled camper to the performance. Additional tickets are $10 each.  For Primary and Junior performances, admission is free and limited to 4 tickets per camper.
  • T-SHIRTS:  A show t-shirt with the names of the cast members will be provided to each camper free of charge. Preschool campers receive Theatre Camp shirts.
  • BEFORE AND AFTER CARE: For detailed information, click on the Extended Day tab.

Contact Us Year Round


Roeper Summer Programs
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
p. 248.203.7370
f.  248.203.7310
roepercamp@roeper.org

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