Meriden YMCA

Join us at Mountain Mist Day Camp for musical theater camps, dance camp, and fun in the sun!

RISING STARS: Aristocats Kids

Musical theatre camp performers will learn basic musical theater dance, acting and music skills. Emphasis during this camp will be on the importance of punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building, and fun! MTC mornings are filled with singing and dancing, while afternoons are all about traditional camp activities such as swimming and show themed arts and craft projects led by the MTC counselors in training! A full-length musical will be performed June 23rd and 24th. Performers must be available for both shows. Information and application details for the MTC CIT program are available on MYT’s website.

  • Session 1: June 20 - July 1, 2022
  • Grades K - 4
  • Auditions: By appointment, held virtually on Zoom
  • Rehearsals: During camp days 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Performances: Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $5 at the door or online
  • Full Member fee per session: $401
  • Program Member fee per session: $452
  • $100 deposit per session when you register
  • $30 one-time camp improvement fee

JUNIOR COMPANY: Junie B. Jones JR 

Musical theatre camp (MTC) performers will learn basic and intermediate musical theatre dance, acting and music skills.  Emphasis during this camp session will be on the importance of character development, punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building, and fun! Mornings and afternoons are filled with singing, dancing, and traditional camp activities such as swimming and archery. A full scale sixty minute musical will be performed. Performers must be available for all shows on July 7th and 8th.

  • Session 2: July 5 - July 15
  • Grades 4-7
  • Auditions: By appointment, held virtually on Zoom
  • Rehearsals: During camp days 9 AM-3 PM
  • Dress rehearsal: Wednesday, July 13th 6:30-9:00 PM
  • Performances: Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 at 8 PM
  • Tickets: $6 online or $10 at the door
  • Fee per session: Full Member $401 Program Member $452

RISING STARS: MTC Summer Workshop (Completed grades K-3)

Did your child have sooooooo much fun in Session 1 they can’t wait to do it again? Did your child miss Session 1 and want to perform? This workshop is the place to be!! Performers will learn basic musical theater dance, acting and music skills. Emphasis during this camp will be on the importance of punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building, and fun! MTC mornings are filled with singing and dancing, while afternoons are all about traditional camp activities such as swimming.

Participants will spend the session preparing a showcase presentation and rehearsing to join the Junior Company for 1-2 musical numbers in their production of Junie B. Jones. The showcase and Junie B. Jones production will take place July 7th and 8th. The showcase will be at 7:30. Junie B Jones will begin at 8 PM.

  • Session 2: July 5 - July 15
  • Rehearsals: During camp days 9 AM-3 PM
  • Performances: Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 at 7:30 PM
  • Tickets: $6 online or $10 at the door
  • Fee per session: Full Member $401 Program Member $452

TEEN COMPANY: Elf Jr.

Musical Theatre Camp (MTC) performers will learn intermediate and advanced musical theatre dance, acting and music skills. Emphasis during this camp session will be on script analysis, the importance of character development, blocking, harmony, punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building and fun! MTC mornings and afternoons are filled with singing, dancing, and traditional camp activities such as swimming and archery! A full scale 60 minute musical will be performed. Performers must be available for evening shows on July 21st and 22nd.

  • Session 3: July 18 - 29, 2022
  • Completed grades 7-12 
  • Auditions: By appointment, held virtually on Zoom
  • Rehearsals: During camp days 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Dress rehearsal: Wed., July 27th, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Performances: Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29th at 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: $8 online or $10 at the door
  • Full Member $401
  • Program Member $452
  • $100 deposit per session when you register
  • $30 one-time camp improvement fee

MARQUEE COMPANY: Matilda  

MTC is thrilled to announce a brand new “company” to our program line up: The Marquee Musical. For the first time since 2010, MYT will be bringing back adults on the stage! This summer, students who completed grades 4-7 can register to audition for the roles of the children in Matilda (including Matilda, Bruce, Lavender, Tommy, Eric, Nigel, Amanda, Alice, Hortensia, and the children’s ensemble.) The roles of the adults in the musical will be played by MYT staff, 2022 interns and CITs! We are excited to collaborate with our students in this new medium and give our Junior Company the opportunity to perform in a full length 2 act musical.

Auditions for students who have completed grades 4-7 will be held in person at the MYT rehearsal hall on Sunday, June 12th. Students must be registered to audition. All actors and actresses are expected to have lines and songs memorized before the first rehearsal, July 25th (Session 4). We will rehearse for 10 camp days, then have dress rehearsals and performances in the evenings of Session 5 Week 1. 

A full-scale two act musical will be performed. Performers must be available for all dress rehearsals and shows August 8-12. 

  • Session 4: August 1-12, 2022
  • Completed grades 4-7
  • Auditions: TBA in person at MYT
  • Rehearsals: During camp days 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Dress rehearsals: TBA
  • Performances: August 18th and 19th at 8:00 p.m.
  • Tickets: Adult: $15 online or $20 at the door, Youth (under 12): $12 online, $15 at the door 
  • Full Member $401
  • Program Member $452
  • $100 deposit per session when you register
  • $30 one-time camp improvement fee

Dance Camp

Performers will learn various dance styles including ballet, tap, hip hop, and contemporary. Dance campers will stay in the cool MYTent for morning rehearsal and partake in traditional camp activities such as swimming and games on the field in the afternoon. The performances will be at the end of the session.  No prior dance experience is necessary.

  • Session 5: August 15 - August 26, 2022
  • Grade 1 and up
  • Full Member $401
  • Program Member $452
  • $100 deposit per session when you register
  • $30 one-time camp improvement fee

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