Full-Day Camp

Ages 8-13 

Act, sing, and dance the week away at our high-energy full-day camps! You'll learn and grow your performance skills as you work to put together an actual show in a week. 

Campers will have the OPTIONAL opportunity to audition for roles on the first day of camp. For campers who want to audition for a role, abbreviated music and script excerpts (“sides”) will be provided by email for campers to prepare for their auditions and callbacks. You do not have to audition in order to be in this camp; all campers will have the chance to act, sing, and dance in these fun, upbeat shows! Please note: Auditions and callbacks will be closed.

Full-day camps will meet at the CYT Studios (6800 W. 153rd St.). Full-day camps camp hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday, campers will stay to 5 p.m. in order to film the showcase performance. Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions and the size of our CYT Studio, the camp showcase will be recorded and emailed out as a link to all families.

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Lion King Kids

July 13-17 & July 20-24

Disney's The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world, and now this one-of-a-kind musical is coming to CYT summer camps. The African savannah comes to life on the stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Featuring beloved songs including “Hakuna Matata,” “Circle of Life,” “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” and more, this summer camp production is going to be one that you won’t want to miss!
(Courtesy of MTI)

Character Breakdown:

Rafikis - A wise madrill who acts as healer of the Pridelands and guides Simba on his journey home. The Rafiki narrators - aspects of one character - are the five leading villagers who become the story's narrators. 
Mufasa - The strong, honorable, and wise lion who leads the Pridelands. Mufasa should command respect onstage and also show tenderness with his son, Simba. 
Sarabi - A featured lioness, Mufasa's mate, and Simba's mother. 
Zazu - The anxious yet loyal assistant to Mufasa who is always busy trying to do his duty. Zazu's lyrics are spoken rather than sung, and the role can be played by a boy or girl.
Scar - The antagonist of the show, overcome with jealousy of his brother, Mufasa, and nephew, Simba. Coldhearted and wickedly intelligent, he will stop at nothing to become king of the Pridelands. 
Young Simba and Simba - The protagonist of the story, is an adventurous and endearing cub who can't wait to be king of the Pridelands. Simba is playful, energetic, and naive, but after his father Mufasa's death, Simba struggles with shame and his destiny. 
Young Nala and Nala - A courageous lion and Simba's best friend. She is not afraid to speak her mind. 
Banzai - A slick yet childish hyena who works for Scar. He would be the leader of the group if hyenas weren't so lazy. 
Shenzi - One of Scar's hyenas who plot to take over the Pridelands. She is the sassy one of the trio and is always looking out for herself. 
Ed - The third member of Scar's trio of lackeys. He has a loud, cackling laugh that is his only form of communication. 
Hyenas - Scar's army, helping carry out his evil plot to take over the Pridelands. 
Timon - An outcast meerkat who lives in the jungle with Pumbaa. He is afraid of his own shadow, but pretends to be the confident, relaxed leader of the duo. 
Pumbaa - A kindhearted, sensitive warthog who enjoys his simple life of grubs and relaxation. 
Villagers - The entire cast will portray villagers, with central characters emerging from this essential group. Some villagers will play many roles in the story, from animals of the Pridelands (such as giraffes, elephants, lionesses, etc.) to hyenas to wildebeest (should you choose to stage the stampede with actors).

Frozen Kids

July 27-31 & August 3-7

You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. This production of Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”
(Courtesy of MTI)

Character Breakdown:

Young Anna, Middle Anna, and Anna - The young Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Filled with a tremendous amount of light, energy, and love, Anna is a hopelessly optimistic extrovert at all ages, but longs for connection with others, especially her sister, Elsa. Each version of this warm and determined princess requires a strong singer with great comic timing. 
Young Elsa, Middle Elsa, and Elsa - The elder Princess of Arendelle at different ages. Next in line for the throne, Elsa has been born with magical powers that can overwhelm her when she becomes afraid and harm others if not handled with care. Fearful of hurting anyone, Elsa becomes anxious and withdrawn before eventually learning to take control of, and become confident in, her powers which she masterfully uses to manipulate the Snow Chorus. 
Hans - The ambitious Prince of the Southern Isles and overlooked thirteenth son of a king. He boasts an exceedingly charming facade that fools everyone – including Anna and, ideally, the audience! – into believing he’s Prince Charming, when really, he’s just a jerk. 
Kristoff - A hardworking ice harvester with a sarcastic veneer and a rough-around-the-edges exterior that hides a big heart. Taken in by the Hidden Folk when he was young, he loves Pabbie and Bulda dearly, but is a bit of a loner – until he meets Anna.
Olaf - A magical snowman created by Anna and Elsa when they were young and is endearingly delighted by everything – especially the idea of summer. 
Sven - Kristoff’s loyal best friend and a reindeer of few words.
King Agnarr - The warm-hearted ruler of Arendelle. He is committed to protecting both his family and his townspeople from his eldest daughter’s powers. 
Queen Iduna - The queen of Arendelle, who possesses a sense of rightness and kindness that guides her in her protection of her two young girls. Born with her own powers, this queen has the ability to communicate with the Hidden Folk of the mountains and so understands Elsa more deeply.
Bishop - The Bishop officiates the coronation and crowns Elsa. 
Weselton - An overbearing visiting duke who possesses a huge inferiority complex. 
Pabbie and Bulda - The open and warm- hearted mystical leaders of the Hidden Folk. Ever-benevolent, these parental figures want what’s best for Kristoff, even if they are a bit misguided in their efforts.
Ensemble - Ensemble roles include: Storytellers, Townspeople, Snow Chorus, Castle Staff, Housekeeper, Butler, Handmaiden, Cook, Steward, Guard, Summer Chorus

Current Camps:

Camp: Age: Chapter: Location: Start: End:
Frozen Kids (August 3rd-7th) 8-13 South CYT Studios Aug 03 Aug 07
Frozen Kids (July 27th-31st) 8-13 South CYT Studios Jul 27 Jul 31
High School Overnight Camp - Bye Bye Birdie 14-18 Master Class Mid-America Nazarene University Jul 19 Jul 26
Lion King Kids (July 13th-17th) 8-13 South CYT Studios Jul 13 Jul 17
Lion King Kids (July 20th-24th) 8-13 South CYT Studios Jul 20 Jul 24
Middle School Overnight Camp - Xanadu JR 11-14 Master Class Mid-America Nazarene University Jul 27 Aug 01
XTREME - Star Wars: Legends of the Extended Universe 10-16 South CYT Studios Jun 29 Jul 03