CAST Weekly Classes and Camps

Summer Camps!

Register here or by calling 570-327-1777 or 570-329-0599.  

Running from July 10th though August 11!

Pre-K (Ages 4-6)

Storybook Adventure Camp

Instructor: Brianne Tupper           Fee: $125

Session 1: July 17 – 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm        Performance: July 21 at 11:30 am

Session 2: July 24 – 28, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm        Performance: July 28 at 11:30 am

Our youngest stars will spend their mornings living in a storybook world! With the help of some memorable characters they will walk through the story book forest discovering brand new stories along the way! Students will play with costumes, create props for their characters and will take steps to start developing basic stage skills! A short presentation will occur on the last day of class for family and friends to attend.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Very Hungry Caterpillars (drama)

Instructor:  Lexi Holtzman             Fee:  $125

Session 1:  July 10-14, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm                          Performance:  July 14 at 11:30 pm

Session 2:  July 31 – August 4, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm          Performance:  August 4 at 3:00 pm

Eric Carle’s charming and colorful book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is the basis for creative and dramatic activities for kindergarten and first grade students as they bring the story to life.  Kids will make masks and costume pieces as they prepare a presentation for friends and family.

Go Fish! (musical)

Instructor:  Lexi Holtzman             Fee:  $125

Session 1:  July 10 - 14, 12:00 – 3:00                                         Performance:  July 14 at 2:30 pm

Session 2:  July 31 – August 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm          Performance:  Aug. 4 at 11:30 pm

A Musical Play for Young Singers. A Tuna Fish that can't carry a tune? A Star Fish that can't get an acting job? A seven-legged Octopus? A Zebra Fish with spots? A Tiger Shark who wants to be friends with everyone? Join in the aquatic fun as little Tiger Shark and his unique collection of friends discover how their differences make them each special!

2nd & 3rd Grade

The Gruffalo! (drama)                   

Instructor: Brandy Aguirre            Fee:  $125

Session 1:  July 10 - 14, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm                        Performance:  July 14 at 12:30 pm

Session 2:  July 31 – August 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm          Performance:  Aug. 4 at 11:30 pm

Julia Donaldson’s charming and colorful book “The Gruffalo” is the basis for creative and dramatic activities for second and third grade students as they bring the story to life.  Kids will make masks and costume pieces as they prepare a presentation for friends and family. The Gruffalo is the story of a mouse that is taking a stroll through the deep, dark wood when he meets a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse must come up with a way to escape, so he invents . . . the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, and terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, and knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worry to show. After all, there’s no such thing as a gruffalo. . . .

It's A Hit! (musical)

Instructor:  Amy Peck                     Fee:  $125

Session 1:  July 17-21, 10:30 to 1:30 pm                 Performance:  July 31 at 1:00 pm

Session 2:  July 31 – August 4, 11:30 to 2:30 pm                  Performance:  August 4 at 2:00 pm

Celebrate good sportsmanship, teamwork, problem solving and learning how to win and lose with dignity and class! A new girl in town has joined the boys baseball team. No problem. But wait! She wants to be the pitcher? That has never been done before, at least in this town! Through five innings, the cast gets to play the parts of many favorite baseball players throughout history, and they learn how to be true All-Stars whether the score shows a win or loss. This will be a hit with cast and audience alike! Students will develop their singing skills and confidence in this fun-filled, mini-musical. 

4th & 5th Grade

Chaos in Fairy Tale Forest (drama)

Instructor:  Bridget Murphy                         Fee:  $175

Session 1:  July 10-14 & 17-21 (2-week session), 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm        Performance:  July 21 at 3:30

Session 2:  July 31- Aug 4 & Aug 7-11 (2-week session), 9:30 to 12:30 am Performance: Aug. 11 at 12:00

Older elementary students will expand their theatre knowledge while they work to present a hilarious tongue-in-cheek retelling of classic tales!  In the “Choas in Fairy Tale Forest” will see characters from every story you can imagine from Snow White to the heartless Tin Man and the Headless Horseman to Rapunzel to the White Rabbit, the story just gets crazier and crazier!  To complicate matters, a Shrek-like Sheriff Ogre tries to shoo away the “legend” characters because they don’t belong in Fairy Tale Forest.  The hysterical stage action builds to a crescendo until all suddenly goes black.  When the lights come up, we realize it was all just a dream...  or was it? The class will design their own sets and gather their own costumes, creating a well-rounded theatre experience for each student.

Summer Camp: A Musical about Finding a Place to Belong! (musical)

Instructor:  Brandy Aguirre                                           Fee:  $175

Session 1:  July 17-21 & 24 - 28 (2-week session), 11:30 am to 2:30 pm     Performance:  July 28 at 2:00

Session 2:  July 31-Aug. 4 & Aug. 7-11 (2-week session), 12:30 to 3:30 pm  Performance: Aug. 11 at 3:00

Welcome to Camp Runamok and the wackiest summer camp experience you could ever wish for! This musical has everything you love and fear about the summer camp experience, from the morning routine to corny camp skits and the ultimate talent show. Put away your technology and allow this nostalgic romp to take you on a journey of finding a place to belong, through the mighty highs and comic lows of Summer Camp! This two-week musical camp will focus on the basics of projection, good vocal technique, stage presence, costume design and more! 

6th through 8th grade


Instructor:  Marie Fox                                     Fee:  $175

July 17-21 & 24-28 (2-week session), 9:30 am to 12:30 pm             Performance:  July 28 at 7:00 pm

This workshop will provide a healthy dose of improvisation skills to provide participants with the opportunity to learn quick thinking and creative scene building skills. Throughout the course, they will work towards a final performance to demonstrate mastery of the improvisation activities.

6th through 9th grade

Shrek Jr. (Behind the Swamp!)

Instructor: Brianne Tupper                           Fee: $175

July 10 – 14 & July 17 – 21, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

We all know the funny and lovable tale of Shrek and his fair Fiona, but what goes on behind the swamp?  In this hands-on camp, we will design and create the props, as well as some interactive features for the CAST production of Shrek the Musical.  Students will learn a variety of basic and advanced prop building skills as we put the magic into this hilarious tale.


Instructor:  Marisa Leo & Seth Sponhouse            Fee:  $225

Session 1:  July 17-21 & 24 - 28 & July 31 – August 4 (3-week session), 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Performance:  August 4 & 5 at 7:30 and August 6 at 2:00

Session 2:  July 24 – 28 & July 31 – Aug. 4 & Aug. 7 – 11 (3-week session), 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm       Performance: August 11 & 12 at 7:30 and August 13 at 2:00

Auditions for BOTH SESSIONS will be held on July 10 & 11 at 6:30 pm.  Registration for the class is required first.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical.  It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.  Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek.  One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

With abundant opportunities for imaginative sets and costumes, and a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there's a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.

While reasonable considerations will be made to accommodate the needs of each student. Community Academy of Stage and Theatre reserves the right to reconsider enrollment or send a student home should issues require support beyond the capabilities of the CAST staff.

Additional courses are being developed. Please check back soon and don't forget to sign up for updates on the latest information.