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Summer Stage at Innovation Montessori Ocoee

Join us for an unforgettable summer where you can perform in a musical, develop your skills in master classes with professional instructors, participate in Q&A sessions with guest artists, and more! Through proven warm-up techniques, rehearsals, classes, and individual coaching sessions, we will focus on supporting and building each participant. Whether you are a seasoned performer, or this is your first theatrical experience, let us help you cultivate your talents in a fun, collaborative environment!

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Summer Stage Details
  • 8:30AM to 4PM
  • Extended Hours 7:30AM to 8:30AM and 4PM to 5PM

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Two-week Musical Theatre Production

This unique and exhilarating summer theatre camp is designed for talented actors, singers and dancers with all experience levels. You will work on an adapted musical from its early stages of development to its premiere performance. Rehearsals with the director, musical director, and choreographer take place from 8:30AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday. You also may have the chance to learn various technical aspects of production such as costuming, props, and set construction. Please note that the last day camp ends at 7PM after our performance.

You will audition on the first day of camp, which will require 16-bars from any song from a musical of your choice or a song from the chosen show. You will also learn some choreography and participate in a read-through of the show. Our summer 2019 shows look to be as innovative and high-spirited as our past productions like Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. Every actor will have a part and every actor will sing, although some parts are more demanding than others, and not every actor will have a singing solo.

Camp Hours: 8:30AM to 4PM*

*Final Day of camp runs until 7PM after their performance.

Cost: $425 for 2-week musical theatre production camp

PRODUCTIONS ARE PENDING  LICENSING AGREEMENT AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Production #1 Great Moments on Broadway June 17 – 28, 2019

This production is for rising 4th through 10th grades. Performance is Friday, June 28th at 5PM (open to the public)

Great Moments on Broadway is a compilation of some of the greatest songs, characters, and stories from the history of the American Musical Theatre. We will be selecting songs, scenes, and group numbers tailor-made for each of our participants, allowing each performer to be the star in their own segment. We will be bringing in industry professionals in acting, improv, singing, dance, casting, and more, to augment our core teachers, providing a valuable introduction to the world of live performance. All of this will culminate in a final fully staged performance where each participant has their moment on center stage.
Production #2 Elf The Musical JR

July 8 – 19, 2019. This production is for rising 2nd through 10th grades. Performance is Friday, July 19th at 5PM (open to the public)

A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.

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Summer Stage Tuition
  • 1-week intensive: $250
  • 2-week production of High School Musical for rising 4th through 10th grade: $425
  • 2-week production of Elf the Musical for rising 2nd through 10th grade: $425
  • Full Summer Stage experience (all 5-weeks - must be rising 4th through 10th): $1000 - Coupon Code: ss5weeks
  • Extended Hours: $25 per week
  • Payment due in full at the time of registration

*We reserve the right to cancel any program or camp that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. If you have registered for camp and it must be canceled, full refunds will be provided.

Summer Stage Faculty

Angela Bruun | angela.bruun@innovationmontessori.com

An accomplished actress, singer, and dancer, Angela comes to IMO and the Summer Stage team after a 20 year professional performing career in theatres throughout the country, as well as for Disneyland and Walt Disney World. She has played a multitude of roles including Cinderella in Into the Woods, Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, and Maria in The Sound of Music. At Disney she has played everything from Dory in Finding Nemo: the Musical to Jedi Master Vanzell in The Star Wars Jedi Training Academy. Angela received her BFA in musical theatre from Millikin University and has continued to take lessons and classes throughout her career.

Michael Caruth | michael@innovationmontessori.com

Michael is the Founder of Innovation Montessori in the arts and Director of Bands and Music Enrichment for IMO. He has enjoyed being a musician for over two decades performing in numerous ensembles including marching band, jazz band, wind symphony, winter guard, drum corps, and college band. Michael began his teaching experience as a visual and winds performance technician for the nationally recognized Upper Darby High School Marching Royals (Pennsylvania) before joining the visual teams for the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps (New Jersey), and Newark High School Winter Guard (Delaware). Michael has performed on numerous instruments including clarinet, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, baritone/euphonium, drums, and as a member of his high school winterguard. He traveled the country for 4 summers as a lead baritone player and small ensemble soloist for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps. Most recently Michael was the director of IMO's production of Beauty and the Beast, Director of Camp Lakewood, and served as producer for Aladdin JR. He is entering his fourth year as music director with IMO and has a son attending IMO and a daughter at West Orange HS.

General Summer Stage Information

The number of participants accepted into the program is limited in order to maintain a very low student to instructor ratio. Our one-week intensive will accept 40 participants, and each two-week production camp will accept 25.

Summer Stage hours are 8:30AM to 4PM*. Final day of production camps run until 7PM after their performance.

Extended hours are available at $25 per week

Participants will need to bring a lunch and snack each day along with a refillable water bottle. Please note, IMO is a peanut aware campus. In order to maintain the safest possible environment, we strive to maintain a strict no peanut policy. We ask that parents/guardians not send any food that contains peanuts or nuts, particularly peanut or nut butters.

Profits from Summer Stage benefit programs sponsored by Innovation Montessori in the arts! such as art, music, theatre, and winterguard.

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