2019 Summer Camps at Market House Theatre!
It's Electrifying! - A Science and Drama camp!
Musical theatre meets the science lab in this creative camp! Students will work on the wacky musical comedy IT’S ELECTRIFYING while exploring scientific principals related to the show via experiments guided by science teacher Tim Franklin! The play includes historical figures such as Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison as they guide students through such topics as how electricity was "discovered," how it travels, different forms of production of electricity, and conduction - all in a comedic, fun and engaging way! Instructors: Tim Franklin and April Cochran. Min/Max: 12/24
June 3 - 7, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Performance: June 7 at 5:00 PM in MHT's Studio Theatre
Ages: 2nd - 5th Grade
Disney's Cinderella KIDS - Musical performance camp!
Based on the classic animated film, Disney's CINDERELLA will charm its way into your heart and remind audiences that dreams really can come true. Poor Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With fun characters like the spirited mice, pompous Duke, magical Fairy Godmother and adventurous Prince - this stage adaptation is certain to be an unforgettable musical experience! Campers will also experiment with show production elements like props, lighting, theatre games and stage makeup. Instructors: April Cochran and Dale Julian. Min/Max: 20/36
June 10 - 14 & 17 - 21, 9:00 AM-12:00PM
Performance: June 21 at 5:00 PM & June 22 at 2:30 PM in Market House Theatre
Ages: 1st - 6th Grades
Pirate Adventures! - Preschool PlayShop
Ahoy, maties! Jump aboard our pirate ship on a merry adventure through the seven seas! Learn the pirate code, talk with mermaids and parrots and search for buried treasure! This hour-long session will include stories, crafts and lots of fun! Instructor: Ashlee Soldo. Min/Max: 6/16.
June 10 - 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ages 3 - 5
Walking Undead - A stage makeup/special FX workshop!
Design and create zombie makeup, complete with gaping wounds, blood and gore! Then participate in a Zombie flash mob event! Creepy fun! Participants must be free of allergies to latex, and come to class wearing clothing which can be stained or ruined. Instructor: Marsha Cash. Min/Max: 5/8
June 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages: 7th - 12th grade
Unicorns, Dragons, & Magical Creatures - Preschool PlayShop
Magic is all around in this hour-long session for preschool ages! Converse with magical creatures, fight dragons, and sing songs with the mermaids! Kids will hear stories, make crafts and learn the value of bravery and friendship! Instructor: Ashlee Soldo. Min/Max: 6/16
June 17 - 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00PM
Ages 4 - 6
Pre-K Ballet: Princess Ballerinas
Become a Princess Ballerina in four days! Ballerinas will learn how to walk, run, skip, and curtsy just like a princess! Leotard, tights, and ballet shoes are recommended. Hair should be up in a bun or pulled away from the face. Wear a princess costume on the last day of class! Instructor: Ashlee Soldo. Min/Max: 5/15
June 24 - 27, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Ages 3 - 6
Our popular Vocal & Choreography camp is back! Sing and dance your way through some of the latest Broadway hits and classics in this music revue intensive! There will be a showcase on the final day for families and friends. Instructors: Emily Yocum Black, Ashlee Soldo. Min/Max: 12/24
June 24 - 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages: 6th - 12th Grade
Disney's Aladdin KIDS - Musical performance camp!
Welcome to Agrabah and the Academy Award-winning adventure of the street rat who became a prince! When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic & mayhem! Campers also play high energy theatre games, and work on production elements like scenery, lighting and props! Instructors: April Cochran, Emily Yocum Black, Ashlee Soldo. Min/max: 25/36
July 8 - 12 & 15 - 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Performances: July 19 at 5:00 PM & July 20 at 2:30 PM in Market House Theatre
Ages: 3rd - 12th Grade
Pre-K Ballet: Princess Ballerinas
Become a Princess Ballerina in four days! Ballerinas will learn how to walk, run, skip, and curtsy just like a princess! Leotard, tights, and ballet shoes are recommended. Hair should be up in a bun or pulled away from the face. Wear a princess costume on the last day of class! Instructor: Ashlee Soldo. Min/max: 5/15
July 8 - 11, 10:45 AM -11:30 AM
Come join the fun in our all-new super secret Spy Camp! Students will battle through “laser” obstacle courses, make their own code breakers and search for important clues! Class culminates in solving a top-secret case! Instructor: Ashlee Soldo. Min/max: 6/20
July 15-19, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ages: 3rd - 6th grade
Clubhouse at the Market House!
Based on MHT’s PlayTime interactive performance series, students come to the Clubhouse and create a secret handshake, learn the word of the day, and then act out a story with costumes and props from the magic Clubhouse trunk! There’s a new story every day! Parents are invited to the last 5 minutes of each class to watch the students act out the day’s story. Instructor: April Cochran. Min/Max: 6/16
July 15 - 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ages: 4 - 6
Bruises, Cuts, and Burns - Stage Makeup Workshop
This one day workshop will explore the gorier side of theatre...theatre makeup, that is! Learn how to create realistic looking bruises, cuts and burns. Impress your friends - psyche out strangers! Participants must be free of allergies to latex, and come to class wearing clothing which can be stained or ruined. Instructor: Marsha Cash. Min/Max: 5/8
July 17, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ages: 7th - 12th Grades
Harry Potter Camp!
Come join the magic at MHT this summer - our popular Hogwarts camp is back! Hogwarts students will be assigned a House by the Sorting Hat, make a magic wand, show off their Quidditch techniques, and hone their skills through classes such as Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Divination, and more! The week ends with a graduation ceremony to include families in the fun. Register early as these limited spaces can fill quickly! Participants need to bring a snack and a sack lunch. Instructors: Ashlee Soldo and the staff of Hogwarts. Min/Max: 20/30
July 22 - 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ages: 4th - 7th Grade
Jedi Training Camp
The Force is strong with you! Join our Jedi Master to train and go from Padawan to Jedi. Trainees will take basic stage combat, meditation, train on an obstacle course and learn from the wisdom of our Jedi Master. Students will be provided with robes and lightsabers…everything a Jedi needs! Instructors: Brian Johnson, Ashlee Soldo. Min/Max: 12/20
July 29 - 31, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Ages: 4th - 6th Grade
A Pirate's Tale - Performance Camp (non-musical)
This very silly pirate play features such characters as Captain Goodfellow (who is far too nice to be a pirate), Dirty Roberta (a very well-dressed pirate), Short Stack (the tallest pirate) Hannah the Huge (the smallest pirate), One Eyed Jane (pirate with great vision) and Ivan the Wicked (a very nice pirate). This band of hapless pirates set off in a candy-themed ship to find buried treasure! Campers will also play zany skill-building (and fun!) theatre games each day! Instructor: April Cochran. Min/Max: 12/22
July 29 - Aug 2, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Performance: Aug 2 at 5:00 PM in Market House Theatre
Ages: 1st - 5th Grade
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Summer camps are so much fun at Market House Theatre! Space is limited! To register - call the Market House Theatre Box Office at 270.444.6828. M - F, 12 - 5.
Payment is due in full at time of registration. Class changes and refunds in full can be made up until 3 weeks prior to the first class minus a $25 processing fee. There will be no refunds after this point, but a credit can be made toward tuition of a future class within the same year of the cancellation. No exceptions. Grade Levels: Enroll your child in the grade level he or she will be entering in Fall 2019.
Scholarships are available! Contact the Box Office for more information.
Our Summer Camp Teaching Staff
Emily Yocum Black has performed extensively in musicals, operas, chamber and orchestral works for over 15 years and she is currently pursuing her Masters in Vocal Performance at the University of Louisville. She has been a featured soloist in Bernstein’s Mass with the Louisville Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah with Bourbon Baroque as well as being very active in the Opera Theatre department at U of L, playing such roles as Laetitia in The Old Maid And The Thief and Pamina in The Magic Flute. She is a 2010 Governor’s School for the Arts alumna in musical theatre.
April Cochran is Education Director for Market House Theatre and has over 40 years of directing, teaching and performance experience for theatres throughout the midwest, and is recipient of AACT’s Distinguished Merit Award in 2011.
Tim Franklin is a Science teacher at Paducah Middle School. In addition, Mr. Franklin works in conjunction with Murray State University to develop and teach STEM courses to teachers across our region. He offers a unique approach to teaching Science by utilizing Fine Arts in his classroom instruction (STEAM).
Ashlee Soldo recently joined MHT's staff as Education Assistant. Ashlee received her Bachelors in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and has performed, taught, choreographed and directed both in Scotland and in the United States. She is a graduate of the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, a Whittenberg scholarship recipient, a 2011 Governor’s School for the Arts alumna, and held the position of Teaching Assistant for the Musical Theatre program at GSA for 3 years.
Dale Julian is Music Teacher at Clark Elementary School. He has served as music director for MHT's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER - THE MUSICAL, and most recently for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. He has also worked on our summer camp production of THE LION KING KIDS, and has music directed a host of shows at Clark Elementary.