YPCCA runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 2:45 each day and meets
at East Hampton High School in East Hampton, CT. Every morning, the entire camp meets
for Morning Watch. This is an activity run by one of the staff members to get everyone
ready for our day. Usually Morning Watch is a game or improvisational activity.
Following Morning Watch, mornings are spent in workshops of each child's choosing.
Workshops offered in the past include: Show Choir, Broadway Chorus, Comedy
Improvisation, Film Making, Audition Seminar, and Stop Action Animation. Throughout the course
of the camp, students will be able to participate in four different workshops.
In addition, the entire camp meets once a day to rehearse for a production number included
in our performance of The Event. Last year's production number was "Prince Ali" from Aladdin.
Afternoons at camp are spent in rehearsal for our musical. Rehearsals include vocal work,
choreography and blocking the show. All actors may not be rehearsing at all times so it
gives campers some good time to socialize. Watch videos of past YPCCA productions of
Les Miserables - School Edition
and Jesus Christ Superstar.
All students at YPCCA perform onstage by participating in the show and The Event, a cabaret evening of performances rehearsed
in the morning workshops. For those teens interested in a leading role in the show, auditions are held a few weeks
before camp and all roles in the show are open. Auditions, however, are not mandatory and
those students who do not audition will be featured in the ensemble. There are also ample
opportunities to learn behind-the-scenes skills involved in theater work. In past years,
YPCCA has offered workshops in Makeup, Sets, Costuming and Writing for the Stage.
We end the day with a short session of Drama Games before our 2:45 dismissal.
Students bring their own lunch and beverage. We also have a half hour outdoor
games period for kids to get some fresh air and sunshine!
The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts is excited to announce our 2013 summer show, Chicago.
Chicago tells the tale of wanna-be star Roxie Hart, who hopes to make it big in showbiz. Trapped in a loveless marriage to dull Amos, Roxie murders her lying boyfriend for trying to walk out on her. Her crime of passion lands her in jail with her idol, Velma Kelly, a rising star on trial for murder. While awaiting trial, Roxie and Velma join forces to plot their strategy. Desperate to save her life and start her singing career, Roxie begs Velma's notorious lawyer Billy Flynn to defend her. He hatches a razzle-dazzle defense for both women that rocks the legal system to its core, gaining their freedom. As their fame fades, when another murder makes the front page, Roxie and Velma realize that their big break was only an illusion.
This sharp edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
Click here to view a full character list with vocal ranges.
Videos of Chicago:
A video preview of Chicago
Karen Ziemba & Bebe Neuwirth
"We both Reached For The Gun"
Show Choir: This workshop offers students interested in dance and choral music the
opportunity to put the two together in a production piece. Past show choir numbers have
included, "9 to 5," "Don't Stop Believin'," "13," and "Eas On Down The Road."
Film Making: Students and staff combine forces in this workshop to write, cast and
film an original short movie. Featuring students in the workshop, these films are viewed at
Watch the 2010 film making
video, A Day In The Life At YPCCA.
Broadway Chorus: This class should appeal to those students interested in learning more
about singing in the Broadway style. Students and faculty work together to develop a
repertoire of songs, usually from one musical. Past featured shows include, Sunset
Boulevard, Legally Blond, and In The Heights.
Stop Motion Animation: This workshop debuted in 2010 to rave reviews. Students in this
workshop work closely with staff member, Marilyn Myers to create short stop motion movies that
are viewed at The Event.
Watch the stop motion movies from YPCCA 2010.
Stage Combat: Want to beat up your best friend and get applauded for it? Stage combat
will show you how to do so by teaching the finer points of punching, kicking, headlocks, and
pratfalls for performance.
Audition Seminar: Are you terrified of what may happen in those 5 minutes you get to
prove yourself worthy of a leading role? Then this is the class for you. You will work with
the instructor to find a monologue and song for use in future auditions. The class will also
discuss clothing choices, cold-readings and dance auditions.
Video of the The Event - 2010
Pictures of the The Event - 2010
Video of The Event - 2009
Where: East Hampton High School - East Hampton, CT
When: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
July 1 - July 28, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 7 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 7 PM
Friday, July 26, 2013 @ 7 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 7 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 2 PM
Cost: $525 per child if received by May 1st, $575 after that date. Additional children
in a family are $525.
A $100 deposit is required at registration.
Payment in full is due by the first day of camp.
YPCCA offers four scholarships annually for attendance to the summer camp. Two cover the
full price of tuition, while the other two cover half. These are need-based scholarships
only, granted on a first come, first serve basis. They are usually awarded by May 1st so
applications should be submitted early. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship,
please call 860-267-2911 or e-mail us to receive an application.