There are several local programs this summer for children who are curious about acting and theater production. The Black Box Youth Playhouse in Shepherdstown (BlackBoxYouth.org) offers week-long acting camps in July for ages 4-6 & 6-9, a two-week-long camp for ages 8-18, plus a separate two week technical camp for ages 12-18 (fees range from $195 to $395).
The Old Opera House Theater Company in Charles Town offers 3 week-long camps for ages 8-11, 12-18, and 10-18 in June and July (fees are $110). They are also offering a variety of dance workshops and camps in June and July (fees range from $35-$75), plus 4 week-long intensive ballet sessions in August (fees are $140 & $220, depending on level).
The Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg will host a full theatrical production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, with auditions on July 5, rehearsals through July 21, tech week through July 27, and performances July 27-30 (participants are expected to participate in all rehearsals and performances). This workshop is for kids entering 4th grade through just-graduated seniors. The registration fee is $350 (plus costume fees).By Staff Contributor