Musical Theater: 2021 SmashUp! Now in person!


Grades:  for children entering grades K-3

Session I:  July 12-16 

Session II: August 2-6 

Times: Monday-Friday from 9 am-noon

Location: Puth Family Theater - Evanston Downtown (1702 Sherman Avenue)   

Camp Director:  Matt Boresi, MIC Musical Theater Artistic Director

Cost: $150 per week

Performances: World premieres Friday at noon!  July 16 & August 6 (via Zoom)

Registration Deadline:  June 5, 2021

Questions? Please contact: Matt Boresi



Music, acting, dance, art and storytelling are “smashed up” into an original musical! Perfect for students interested in the fundamentals of creating and performing, or for boys and girls with an interest in the arts who just want to have a good time. Enjoy one or both week-long camps, each ending with a streamed mini-musical created by the campers. Themes are chosen by students, with past themes having included: Lost in Space, Wizards and Cowpokes, and Atlantis Olympics. Daily schedule alternates acting, music, and dance.

SmashUp! includes age-appropriate skill building in creating and acting a character, understanding of musical dynamics, tempo, and rhythmic patterns, facility with locomotive and non-locomotive dance, body patterning, and popular musical theatre moves, creative storytelling, and songwriting building blocks such as rhyme, repetition, scansion, and character-based lyrics. The week will culminate in a performance of an original student-devised musical!


Sample Daily Schedule
9:00-9:25 – Acting
9:25-9:45 – Storytelling and acting
9:45-10:00 – Break
10:00-10:20 – General music
10:20-10:45 – Songwriting
10:45-11:00 – Break
11:00-11:30 – Dance
11:30-11:50 – Show Rehearsal
11:50-12:00 – Sharing with parents