WCT Academy Summer Camps

Waukesha Civic Theatre Academy Summer camps are held in both June and August and you can sign up for one class or for a day filled with theatre fun! Ages 5 - 18, we have something for every budding theatre kid - improv, play and character building, dance, musical theatre, and more.

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June 12-24 and July 31-August 12

Ages 4 – 5 (Classes $75 each)
9:15 – 9:45 Musical Madness  
9:45-10:15 a.m. Dance Fever

Ages 6-8 (Classes $150 each)
9 – 10:15 a.m. Create a Play
10:30-11:45 a.m. Musical Madness
Lunch Break
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Dance Fever
1:45 – 3 p.m. Acting Up

Ages 9 – 12 (Classes $150 each)
10:30-11:45 Dance Fever
Noon – 1:15 Incredible Improv
Lunch Break
1:45 – 3 p.m. Musical Madness
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Acting Up

Ages 13-18 (Classes $150 each)
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Incredible Improv
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Musical Madness
Lunch Break
1:45- 3 p.m. Dance Fever
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Acting Up

Showcase performances
6/24/23 for June Camps and 8/12/2023 for August Camps at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

All students are required to perform in both the 10:00 am and 1:00 pm performances.

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Class Descriptions

Acting Up
From script study to character development to voice and movement, students will be fully engaged learning how to bring a script to life on stage.

Create a Play
A unique intro to the world of acting.  Students will work to create their own characters, which will then be written into an original script that they will perform.

Dance Fever
Moving to the music of Broadway, students will learn choreography as they take on the challenge of storytelling through movement.

Incredible Improv
Improvisation is a great way to learn to think on your feet, gain confidence, and focus your creative energy. And it’s a lot of fun, too!

Musical Madness
Learn a Broadway song, along with choreographed movement, as you continue to strengthen your core musical theatre skills.

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Light! Camera! Action!

August 14-18 from 2:30-5:30pm  Monday thru Friday

Ages: 9 – 18

Tuition: $200

Think Saturday Night Live for kids!  Students learn and perform original scripts in this one of a kind on camera acting class.  We wrap up with a viewing on the big screen at WCT. 

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Student Play Festival

Students enrolled in our acting program will audition for and be cast in one of the 10 minute scripts. Working with the student directors and our professional mentors, these creative teams will learn what it takes to bring a script to life on stage.

Rehearsals (Mon-Fri, 6:00-9:00pm):

(Three casts rehearse in three separate spaces 6-7:30, and the other three rehearse 7:30-9:00)

July 10-14 (This first week would include auditions)
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-Aug 3

Performances: Fri 8/5 at 7:30  and Sat 8/6 at 2 p.m. 

Tuition: $200

Students age 14 – 18

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The Spongebob Musical: Youth Edition

Join us for the 2023 Summer Academy Musical! 

Camp Dates: June 19 – July 20

Performances: July 21-23, 2023 and and July 28 – 30, 2023

The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends. With original Songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, and more,  this Broadway musical is a bop for everyone to love.

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More Summer Fun

Academy Picnic

The Academy Summer Picnic is the celebration event for an annual fundraiser for the WCT Academy Scholarship program, a program that provides $10,000 of free or reduced tuition to our community. We ask Academy students and families to join us for pizza, games, karaoke, and prizes for our top fundraising families.

Date: July 15, 2023

Location: Cutler Park (Waukesha Public Library Pavilion)


Summer Team Challenge Fundraiser

Please help us reach our fundraising goal by supporting the Academy Team Challenge, raising $10,000 to support our Academy program growth and the scholarship and outreach program. We have teamed up with Get Movin’© to make this event fun and profitable with online mobile friendly technology.

From June 15 to July 15, together with our friends and family, let’s raise $10,000 to support the future of WCT’s Academy programs! Four weeks for the Future!

Downtown Waukesha Parade

Join us as we walk and ride in the Downtown Waukesha 4th of July parade. We are looking forward to making fun and happy memories with you this summer.

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