ABOUT OUR SUMMER CAMP
Delray Beach Playhouse’s summer camp is an annual summer theatre program, in which campers gain hands-on experience in:
- Musical Theatre
- Technical Production
The program culminates in live, showcase performances in the Delray Beach Playhouse’s main theatre.
Campers will experience the joy of live theatre, while also building self confidence, engaging their imaginations, and learning the importance of teamwork.
And, our 2020 program will culminate in nearly two weeks of live, showcase performances of ELF THE MUSICAL JR. and DISNEY’S FROZEN JR.
Our summer program is housed at the Delray beach Playhouse, one of the most outstanding community theatres in the country. Nestled in a park on beautiful Lake Ida, the Delray Beach Playhouse has delivered Broadway plays, concerts, cabaret, children’s theatre productions, and an acclaimed musical theatre series since first opening its doors in 1947.
ELF THE MUSICAL JR.
Ages 6-12 | May 2 – July 2, 2020
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
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.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her “inner elf” with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.
DISNEY’S FROZEN JR.
Ages 12-18 | May 30 – July 25, 2020
Disney’s worldwide phenomenon is taking Broadway Junior by (snow)storm!
The enchanting modern classic from Disney is ready for your Broadway Junior stars! FROZEN JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
Lauren Anastasi, Camp Director
Founder and Artistic Director of Jolt Productions and Jolt Creative Arts Academy, Lauren received her BFA in Drama and Musical Theatre from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. During her years at NYU, she studied at The Lee Strasberg and Collaborative Arts Project 21 Studios. She also attended a musical theatre training program at Carnegie Mellon University and spent several years studying with Terry Schrieber of the T. Schrieber Studio in NYC.
A proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, Lauren has performed on stage, as well as in commercials and on film. As a teacher and director, Lauren has created several children’s drama programs and ran a high school drama department. She has worked as a director, acting coach and vocal coach, and is excited to bring her talents to the Delray Beach Playhouse!