UPSTAGE SUMMER CAMP! Live Online (ages 10‑14)

Welcome to our Live Online Summer Camp!

Ages 10-14 | Monday – Friday | 9:30 am to 2 pm

Spend this summer with your favorite Upstage teachers live online! We are offering 4 different two-week sessions running from June 15th through August 7th where we will continue to sing, dance, and act together like any other summer (with our online twist.)

We want the kids to stay connected with their friends and make new friends while learning theatre skills and working on a musical together. We will schedule a variety of activities that will exercise their minds, bodies and vocal chords. Camp will culminate in a digital performance that the students will work on throughout the camp session. They will always be able to look back on this time and cherish something they created together. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read a sample camp day!

  • Session 1: June 15th – June 26th “Wicked”
  • Session 2: June 29th – July 10th “Hamilton”
  • Session 3: July 13th – July 24th “Willy Wonka”
  • Session 4: July 27th – August 7th “Making a Musical with Broadway Villains”

How do I Register for Summer Camp?

  1. Choose the number of camps you would like to enroll in (if it is only 1, you will not need to check anything in this section)
  2. Check off which sessions you will joining
  3. Fill out your student details, and we will see you SOON!

(If you have a credit, please contact Julie before registering through our site)

Student Details (Summer Camp 2020 10-14)

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Description

Upstage Live Online Summer Camp! 

Ages 10-14 | Monday – Friday | 9:30 am to 2 pm

Summer Camp Dates & Themes!

Session 1: June 15th – June 26th Wicked

Session 2: June 29th – July 10th “Hamilton”

Session 3: July 13th – July 24th “Willy Wonka”

Session 4: July 27th – August 7th “Making a Musical with Broadway Villains”

A sample day at camp…

  •  9:30 Warm-up (body & vocal); Sense Memory Exercise
  • 10:00 – 10:45 Vocal/Dance/Scene Rotation 
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Break 
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Solo Singing
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Vocal/Dance/Scene Rotation 
  • 12:00 – 12:30  Group Run-Through
  • 12:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break (Offline OR Supervised by our Upstage Interns & Teachers)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Vocal/Dance/Scene Rotation
  • 1:45 – 2 Group Improv

In the afternoons of summer camp, we will be continuing our live online enrichment classes. We will link that here when available, and also send to you on our email list!

(Find Summer Camp for 5-9 year olds here!)

Additional information

Dates/Times

Monday – Friday
9:30 am – 2 pm
4 two-week sessions running from June 15th – August 7th

Zoom

We will be using the Zoom application for this class. You will receive a link to the class with a password to keep the classroom save and private from the internet. We will share tips and tools to make this a great online experience!

Class Teachers

Cait Leow : Musical Director

Cait Leow

Musical Director

Cait Leow is so excited to join the ranks of the Upstage staff. Growing up in Toledo, Ohio, she filled her days singing at church and performing in her high school musicals. Cait went on to study Theater and Art History at The Ohio State University and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams in 2012. 
Cait continues to write songs and perform at venues around Los Angeles with her ukulele and guitar. She has performed at the House of Blues and the Viper Room to name a few. You can even catch her on the occasional Amazon commercial or episode of The Rookie. Cait also travels with the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on their educational outreach tour, It Gets Better. The tour focuses on outreach in the community during the week and culminates in a Broadway style show that spreads a message of love and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. It Gets Better tour combines both Cait's love of performing and educating. Cait has a passion for teaching and loves that Upstage gives her another stage to grow and help your kids develop skills that go beyond that stage
Gary Rolin : Production Manager

Gary Rolin

Production Manager

Although new to Upstage, Gary has been in love with the theatre for many years. In that time, he has learned what it takes to put on a production both in front or and behind the curtain. He has been an actor, set designer, director, writer and producer.

Gary, grew up in Somerset, NJ and graduated Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a degree in English. Since then, he has run student backstage crews for high school production, written for sketch comedy for radio, voiced characters in video games and can be seen with a small part in a number of television shows including "iCarly," "Happy Endings," "Young & Hungry" and "The Crazy Ones." He also produced the web series "Life, with Zombies" and the award-winning short "Baby Fight Night."

Gary hopes to bring his experience and knowledge to create great theatre experiences with Upstage.

Gary@upstageschools.com

Jason Currie : Director

Jason Currie

Director

Jason attended The Juilliard School on a full vocal performance scholarship. After graduation he performed in regional and touring productions all over the US. He has also scored numerous indie short films and web series.

In July of 2009, his YouTube hit Girls In Pantyhose was released and to date has over 2.5 million views, while his work on My 2 Black Girlfriends won him the 2014 IAWTV Award for Best Original Music.

He is a founding member of comedy troupe Fred For Nothing and the award-winning comedy song troupe Stupid Songs. Jason also facilitated Opera Improv, a collaboration between the Groundlings and LA Opera. Jason joined the It Gets Better tour in 2012 where he travels the country speaking, performing and doing outreach for underserved and at-risk LGBTQ youth.

Patrick Hallahan : Director

Patrick Hallahan

Director

Patrick Hallahan has been a teacher and director since age sixteen. Working for the non-profit group Children's Theatre Network of California, Patrick worked on dozens of classic musicals (everything from "Music Man" and "My Fair Lady" to "West Side Story" and "Into the Woods") to put himself through college. After graduating from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television with a BA in theatre, Patrick was accepted to The Juilliard Drama Division, where he graduated in '00.

Patrick worked as an actor in New York for six years before moving to southern california to continue to teach, direct, and act closer to his family and friends. Since returning to California, he has worked for the Metropolitan Arts (MET2) group, Arts Northridge, AMDA in Hollywood, and the Southern California Musical Theatre, directing productions, running workshops and classes, and staging showcases for graduating conservatory students. He ultimately hopes to return to school within the next few years to get an MFA in Directing for the stage.

Patrick’s productions for Upstage include the summer camp shows "Oh Mamma Mia", "High School Musical 2" and "Into the Woods Jnr"; and the after-school productions of "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Singin’ in the Rain". Recently he completed a successful summer directing "Cats" and "Once On This Island Jnr".

Taylor Sherry : Director/Choreographer/Media Coordinator

Taylor Sherry

Director/Choreographer/Media Coordinator

Taylor Marie Sherry is thrilled to be joining the team at Upstage. She grew up in Chicago in a family deeply entrenched in the Theatre world. Her senior year of high school, Taylor attended the Jimmy Awards in NYC, as the winner of Best Actress at the Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. She is a recent graduate of Florida State University with her BFA in Musical Theatre, training everyday with Broadway’s Michael Hayden, and Fred Chappell. Taylor spent two summers in college performing at the Highlands Playhouse in North Carolina, and whilst not doing that, choreographing and assisting musicals at Elgin Academy’s theatre camp. After graduation, Taylor spent her summer as a performer in the resident company at Music Theatre Wichita working with fantastic leaders such as Peggy Hickey, Wayne Bryan, and Nicholas Palmquist; where she also had the opportunity to play Amber in Hairspray choreographed by Al Blackstone. Taylor has recently moved to LA to pursue her acting career, and to grow her directing and choreographing experiences.

Taylor@upstageschools.com

Danielle McFadden : Production Manager

Danielle McFadden

Production Manager

Danielle is thrilled to wear various Upstage hats!  She joined the production team for the launch of Upstage Conejo's Summer Camp in 2019 and for its expansion into other schools in the Conejo Valley, while also serving as the parent production volunteer at Brookside Elementary.  Danielle grew up and high-tailed it out of Florida to NYC where she graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama.  She has been a part of the theatre for over 20 years, from performing as a member of a resident theatre company on New York City’s Theatre Row, to the national tour of the Drama-Desk Award winning play Charlie, Victor, Romeo.  Danielle also enjoys performing locally (including Four Star Awards for best lead actress and best supporting actress) and roles in film and tv including Welcome to the Family.  She has trained at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in improv and loves sharing think-on-your-feet acting and improv skills with students including co-teaching Upstage’s week-long showcase camps in the Conejo Valley!

Danielle@upstageschools.com

Amanda Koppe : Production Manager

Amanda Koppe

Production Manager

Amanda Harmon has studied Acting and Improv for over ten years and loves to be involved in the arts in any way she can. Since graduating from AMDA College & Conservatory of the Performing Arts with a BFA in Performing Arts: Acting, she has written a feature film screenplay, was the Artistic Director for the world premier of, Breather, a play at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, taught Improv classes to kids, became a member of the Critical Action Theatre Company, and has acted in a number of short films.
Amanda has a passion for introducing the benefits of theatre to children and could not be happier to join the Upstage team.
Ken Jones : Musical Director

Ken Jones

Musical Director

Ken is thrilled to be joining the ranks at Upstage Theatre. Working throughout Chicago, he made a career in Music Directing throughout the area at Educational Institutions and Theatrical Venues. Co

Ken Jones, Piano, Voice, WWs
312-550-8774
KenMusicJones@gmail.com

Gabriel Oliva : Musical Director

Gabriel Oliva

Musical Director

Not the average Spaniard, Gabriel grew up half in San Diego, and half in Seville, Spain. His first words were a "me gusta" followed shortly by "juice". After being confused for a short while (so he's told) he decided to stick to English primarily. He still speaks Spanish regularly to his family across the sea who still have a hard time believing "El Pollo Loco" is a restaurant.

Gabriel attended the USC School of Theatre and quickly transitioned into professional acting and singing after graduating with honors. Growing up with two opera-singing parents, he has an in-depth knowledge of singing technique. Gabriel’s music education continued and expanded through 10 years of performing in the barbershop group The Dapper Dans at Disneyland Resort.  His musical experience aided his transition into the world of voice-over. You can hear Gabriel’s voice in “Star Wars: Rogue One”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and several episodes of Disney Channel’s “Elena of Avalor”.

Michael Gideon Sherry : Musical Director & Lighting Designer

Michael Gideon Sherry

Musical Director & Lighting Designer

Michael Gideon Sherry is excited for the opportunity to teach and grow with the Upstage Community. At 6 years old his family introduced and helped shaped his love for the stage. From there he was involved with theatrical shows, in the jazz and marching band, along with being a wrestler and baseball player during his middle and high school years. His junior year in high school he developed a true love for film. Making small backyard home movies with a camcorder and a couple friends was just the beginning. In 2013 he officially started his first company ADuckOnARock. They have gone on to make short films, music videos and even started pursuing the TV pilot circuit. He continues to work as a storyteller through film with One Mind Studios and ADuckOnARock ProDucktions. Within this time Michael has acted in T.V shows, Feature Films, Award Winning Short Films, Independent Features and multiple web series. He also worked for three years as an acting coach for youth and young adults in Chicago. Michael recently moved to LA with his sister, Taylor Sherry, to pursue knowledge as a student of the world.

Sibling discount available upon request

If you have a credit, please contact Julie before registering through our site

If you have any questions, please contact julie@upstageschools.com 

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