Very Marry Theatre
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About Our Summer Camps

Summer is an exciting time at Very Merry Theatre because the warm weather allows students the opportunity to get outside and enjoy performing theatre on our travelling wagon and outdoor festivals as well as attending camps hosted at our Burlington location or the Vergennes Opera House.

Charlotte Wagon Tours  Our travelling theater wagon plays an important part in our original or licensed summer productions, and children and teens are able to participate in our “Wagon Tour” camps. There's a one-week camp for children 6-11 that performs at the barn on the final Friday. There are two two-week camps for 7-13 year olds. These camps involve one week plus a day of practice and culminate in four hour-long performances during the second week. Our summer is capped off by the Teen Tour where our teens rehearse for six days and perform for ten, then reunite in September for two performances at the Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival.

Old North End Community Center @ 20 Allen St. (temporary name!) We also host eight weeks of summer camps (six for one week and a two-week camp) at this location on Allen St. in Burlington. Students from 6-19 can participate in original or licensed plays or camps that specialize in dance, fairy tales or of other focus.

Vergennes We host a one week camp in Vergennes every summer for ages 7-13.

Teen Counselors  There are opportunities for more experienced students in both the weeklong Teen Tour and through becoming a camp counselor at the Staige Hill Barn or at our 20 Allen St. location. Apply to be a Summer Camp Counselor [Download Application]

Scholarships  Scholarships are available to any interested participants at any location.

Growing! As Very Merry Theatre continues to grow we will add more summer opportunities for kids and teens in all areas of the performing arts as well as in new towns.

 


 

Summer 2018 Schedule

CHARLOTTE

BARN CAMP: OZMA OF OZ, JUNE 18-22 – A new VMT musical based on the L. Frank Baum story; great roles for both genders. Ages 6-11. Limit: 30. 9:30-3 daily except all day with final perf at 6:30 on Fri. $280. Don Wright, Ashley O’Brien, and teen counselors.

WAGON TOUR ONE: JUNGLE BOOK, JUNE 25-29, JULY 2-6 – Four performances on the wagon with this classic Disney musical. Ages 7-13. Limit: 30. 9:30-3 daily except all day with final show at 6:30 on Fri, 7/5. No camp on July 4. $460. Don Wright, Ashley O’Brien, and teen counselors.

WAGON TOUR TWO: CINDERELLA, JULY 9-13, JULY 16-20 – Four performances on the wagon of this classic tale; fun comic roles for both genders. Ages 7-13. Limit: 30. 9:30-3 daily except all day with final show at 6:30 on Fri, 7/19. $480. Don Wright, Ashley O’Brien, and teen counselors.

TEEN TOUR: The Wiz,  JULY 23-27, JULY 30-AUGUST 3, AUGUST 6-10 - Nine performances on the wagon of this classic tale. Great roles for both genders. Ages 13-19. Limit: 30. 10-5 daily for first six days; times vary on show days. Extra fun activities included on show days. $600. Don Wright, Ashley O'Brien

20 ALLEN ST

JUNE 18-22: IN SEARCH OF MOTHER GOOSE, Kids of all ages will enjoy this musical mystery where young detectives seek the true identity of Mother Goose and encounter many unique creatures along the way. 8:30-3 daily; after-care upon request at $5/hour up to 5pm; Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at 1:30. $175.
 

JUNE 25-29 - ALICE IN WONDERLAND, It’s never been more fun to play a role of pure nonsense than in this classic VMT original musical adaptation 8:30-3 daily; after-care upon request at $5/hour up to 5pm; Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at 1:30. $175.

JULY 2-6 - TOM SAWYER AND BECKY THATCHER, Singing old time songs such as You Are My Sunshine and Big Rock Candy Mountain, come help us create some mischief along the Mississippi River. 8:30-3 daily but no camp on 7/4; after-care upon request at $5/hour up to 5pm; Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at 1:30. $175.
 

JULY 9-13 – SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARVES, Great roles for kids of all ages in this wonderful and thrilling tale. 8:30-3 daily; after-care upon request at $5/hour up to 5pm; Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at1:30. $175.
 

JULY 16-20 – PETER RABBIT, A fun Very Merry musical version with great roles for kids of all ages. 8:30-3 daily; after-care upon request at $5/hour up to 5pm; Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at 1:30. $175.

JULY 23-27 – THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, A classic Very Merry musical version with fun roles as toys, fairies, rabbits and grownups. 8:30-3 daily; after-care upon request at $5/hour up to 5pm; Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at 1:30. $175. Director Mickey Pekar.

JULY 30-AUGUST 3, AUGUST 6-10 – HONK!, A licensed musical version based on the folk tale, The Ugly Duckling. 8:30-3 daily for two weeks; after-care upon request at $5/hour up to 5pm; Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at 1:30. $350. Director Karen Amirault.
 

VERGENNES

JUNE 25-29 - THE SECRET GARDEN, A VMT original adaptation of the Frances Burnett novel with great roles for boys and girls. 9:30-3 daily. Ages 6-13. Limit: 25. Final Fri performance at 1:30. $175.