Summer Theater

Elgin Academy’s summer theater program provides a safe environment where students are comfortable taking risks for their own personal growth and can acquire a sense of accomplishment through creative experiences. Performing arts are an integral component of the intellectual and social emotional development of every child.

Extended care options are available for Summer Theater participants!

Early registration discounts apply through May 1, 2019

 

Musical Theater Camp (Grades 1-12)

Elgin Academy’s Musical Theater Camp combines all the components of a professional performance in a fun camp atmosphere! Camp will begin with auditions to help determine the camper’s current developmental and comfort levels in performance. All participants will be assigned a role to perform for a final presentation. Additionally, students will work together with staff to help create sets, costume pieces, and props. Participants and their families are asked to make a commitment to regular attendance, as absences significantly impact the group's preparation. Campers need to bring a healthy sack lunch, water bottle, and snack to camp each day.

 

Musical Theater Camp

Dates: June 10 - June 28, 2019
Performance Date: 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28
Days: Monday – Friday (3 weeks)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Grades: Entering 1-12
Early Registration Discount (by May 1st): $600
Registration Fee: $625
Late Registration (after deadline): $675
Registration deadline: Monday, June 4
Location: Kimball Street Theater
Min/Max: 20/40

 

Extended Day Option

Add on Extended Care for the three weeks and make it a full day of fun! Just choose the desired options during the registration process.

Morning Care (7:00 - 9:00 a.m.) - $240
After Care (3:00-6:00 p.m.) - $330

Need a per-day extended care option? Register for Camp Sunrise or Camp Sunset and choose the days you want to attend. More information.

 

   

beauty and the beast
2019 Summer Show - Legally Blonde The Musical JR.
legally blond Jr.

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass — leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

 


 

Kaylee Hoffman
Kaylee Hofman (Director/Choreographer)

Kaylee has always been an avid singer, dancer, and overall performer. In 2018, she graduated from Columbia College Chicago with her BA in Music (focusing on Vocal Performance, with a minor in Early Childhood Education). Kaylee currently teaches private lessons for voice, ukulele, and piano. She loves using music as a means for group engagement, and supports students' individuality with work on vocal stamina, breath support, and personal style. Kaylee has also taught dance classes at the Dundee Township Park District.

Kaylee has been working as a camp counselor for EA's Summer Theater Camp, and quickly fell in love with the school's missions and community. This year will be her fifth year working with EA's Summer Camp. She has also choreographed the past two winter musicals at Elgin Academy. Some of Kaylee’s past roles include Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Maria in West Side Story, and Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins. She primarily loves jazz, blues, musical theater, and classical music, and continues dance and yoga on the side.

 


 

Colin Bokowy, (Director/Choreographer)

Colin, who is a former EA Summer Musical Theater camp counselor, has been playing piano and studying classical, theatrical and contemporary voice for over 10 years. He studied acting, dance and trained briefly in New York City. Colin is currently studding at Columbia College Chicago and will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in Musical Theatre summer 2019. 

Colin also teaches private voice and piano through Marquee Youth’s program in St. Charles. A few of his directorial debuts include The Little Mermaid (Director), The Addams Family (Music/Vocal Director), and EA’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone (Choreographer). Additionally, Colin also worked as a Stage Manager at Columbia College Chicago, leaving him extremely well-versed in all aspects of the art form. 

Colin is a professional performer and has been in multiple regional productions throughout the Northwest suburbs. Recent credits include: Dr. Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, and Tony in West Side Story

 


 

 

Teagan Moore
Teagan Moore ’18 (Camp Counselor)

Teagan, a recent alumnus of Elgin Academy, is currently studding theater, art, and music and Knox college. Teagan is also currently on the executive board for the Knox College Improv Troop and a member of the Knox College Choir. This is Teagan’s second year as a counselor for Musical Theater Camp. Teagan also has two years prior experience volunteering at camp and two years’ experience as a Musical Theater Camp participant and is excited to be returning again this year.

Teagan began performing at a young age and has participated in many school, youth theater, and community theater productions. Including every play and musical during her time at Elgin Academy. Some of Teagan's favorite productions include; Drowsy Chaperone, Peter and the Star Catcher, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All My Sons, Once Upon a Matrass, and Suessical.

Improv Classes (Grades 1-9)

Improv FUNdamentals

In improvisation most or all of what is performed is unplanned or unscripted and created spontaneously by the performers. In this class, students will learn improv techniques in a supportive environment that allows students to take greater risks, gain confidence in their choices, themselves, and trust their fellow players. The class will focus on dialogue, action, story, and characters, with a concentration on creating strong scenes through fun, active, group games and activities. Students will then have the opportunity at the end of the session to perform and put their skills on display!

Dates: July 8-12
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grades: Entering 5-9
Early Registration Discount (by May 1st): $190
Registration Fee: $200
Late Registration (after deadline): $220
Registration Deadline: July 1, 2019
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 5/12

Full Day Option

Add on Extended Care, Adventure Camp, and Afternoon Adventure for the week and make it a full day of fun! Just choose the desired options during the registration process. Our camp staff will supervise transitions and make sure everyone has a fun safe camp experience.

  • Morning Care (7:00-9:00 a.m.) – $80
  • Adventure Camp (9:00-10:00 a.m.) – $40
  • Afternoon Adventure (12:00-3:00 p.m.) – $115
  • After Care (3:00-6:00 p.m.) - $115
improv

Instructors: Teagan Moore & Matt Cagle

Teagan Moore ’18 is a recent alumnus of Elgin Academy and is currently studding theater, art, and music at Knox College. Teagan is on the executive board for the Knox College Improv Club and a member of the Knox College Choir. As a student at Elgin Academy Teagan was involved in choir, theater, and led the Improv Club. Teagan also has four years’ experience working and volunteering in Elgin Academy’s Musical Theater Camp and Adventure Camp summer programs.

Matt Cagle is a sophomore at Knox College majoring in sociology and minoring in educational studies. He is on the executive board for the Knox College Improv Club and he also hosts a radio show called the Big Picture on WVKC radio (the voice of Knox College). The past several years he has worked as a camp counselor for variety of different summer camps. Matt enjoys teaching, improvising, laughter, and the free flowing creative process.

 


 

Exploring Improv - Get Your Giggles On! 

Students will lean improv basics through group games and activities. They will explore dialogue, action, story, and characters that are all created collaboratively by the players and unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script. At the end of the session campers will perform in their very own improv show and surrender to the fun of play and discovery!

Dates: July 15-19
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grades: Entering 1-4
Early Registration Discount (by May 1st): $190
Registration Fee: $200
Late Registration (after deadline): $220
Registration Deadline: July 8, 2019
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 5/12

Instructors: Teagan Moore & Matt Cagle

Teagan Moore ’18 is a recent alumnus of Elgin Academy and is currently studding theater, art, and music at Knox College. Teagan is on the executive board for the Knox College Improv Club and a member of the Knox College Choir. As a student at Elgin Academy Teagan was involved in choir, theater, and led the Improv Club. Teagan also has four years’ experience working and volunteering in Elgin Academy’s Musical Theater Camp and Adventure Camp summer programs.

Matt Cagle is a sophomore at Knox College majoring in sociology and minoring in educational studies. He is on the executive board for the Knox College Improv Club and he also hosts a radio show called the Big Picture on WVKC radio (the voice of Knox College). The past several years he has worked as a camp counselor for variety of different summer camps. Matt enjoys teaching, improvising, laughter, and the free flowing creative process.

Full Day Option

Add on Extended Care, Adventure Camp, and Afternoon Adventure for the week and make it a full day of fun! Just choose the desired options during the registration process. Our camp staff will supervise transitions and make sure everyone has a fun safe camp experience.

  • Morning Care (7:00 - 9:00 a.m.) – $80
  • Adventure Camp (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.) – $40
  • Afternoon Adventure (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.) – $115
  • After Care (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.) - $115

 


 

Sketch Improv

In this class students will explore different long form improvisation structures and learn to develop and maintain a strong individual voice. The class will focus on developing and maintaining strong characters, as well as, learning to hold on to your initial choices while at the same time, expanding on the choices made in the scene. Students will work together to develop a sketch and to create and weave unexpected, character-based choices into that scene. At the end of the session students will have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience.

Dates: July 22-26
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grades: Entering 5-9
Early Registration Discount (by May 1st): $190
Registration Fee: $200
Late Registration (after deadline): $220
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2019
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 5/12

Instructors: Teagan Moore & Matt Cagle

Teagan Moore ’18 is a recent alumnus of Elgin Academy and is currently studding theater, art, and music at Knox College. Teagan is on the executive board for the Knox College Improv Club and a member of the Knox College Choir. As a student at Elgin Academy Teagan was involved in choir, theater, and led the Improv Club. Teagan also has four years’ experience working and volunteering in Elgin Academy’s Musical Theater Camp and Adventure Camp summer programs.

Matt Cagle is a sophomore at Knox College majoring in sociology and minoring in educational studies. He is on the executive board for the Knox College Improv Club and he also hosts a radio show called the Big Picture on WVKC radio (the voice of Knox College). The past several years he has worked as a camp counselor for variety of different summer camps. Matt enjoys teaching, improvising, laughter, and the free flowing creative process.

Full Day Option

Add on Extended Care, Adventure Camp, and Afternoon Adventure for the week and make it a full day of fun! Just choose the desired options during the registration process. Our camp staff will supervise transitions and make sure everyone has a fun safe camp experience.

  • Morning Care (7:00 - 9:00 a.m.) – $80
  • Adventure Camp (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.) – $40
  • Afternoon Adventure (12:00 - 3:00 p.m.) – $115
  • After Care (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.) - $115

 


 

Extended Care

Join us for quiet morning activities in Camp Sunrise or continue the fun and stay for Camp Sunset. Extended day provides flexible registrations options, choose the only the days that you need care. Look for details about these programs under Adventure Camp.

Camp Sunrise

Dates: June 10 to July 26, 2019
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Grades: Entering PS-8
Register by May 1st and receive 10% off
Program Fee: $18 per day
Late Registration (after deadline): $28 per day
Registration Deadline: One week prior
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 10/20


Camp Sunset

Dates: June 10 to July 26, 2019
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grades: Entering PS-8
Register by May 1st and receive 10% off
Registration Fee: $25 per day
Late Registration (after deadline): $35 per day
Registration Deadline: One week prior
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 10/30