The Little Mermaid
June 3rd - June 14th
9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Dance Art Media Studios*
Ariel, a spirited and adventurous young mermaid, longs to leave her magical home under the sea and be part of the world above the surface. To do so, she must defy her powerful father King Triton and bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula. Ariel's family and friends above and below the shore must come together to defeat Ursula and restore order to the kingdom. Featuring Academy Award-winning music and an ensemble of exciting characters for every performer, The Little Mermaid promises students a deep dive into every aspect of putting on a musical!
*In order to accommodate a larger audience, the final day of camp and performance on June 14th will be held at Columbine United Church.
The Little Mermaid camp will take place indoors at the Dance Art Media studio in Littleton's Bowles Marketplace:
8996 West Bowles Ave. Unit K2
Littleton, CO 80123
Camp Price: $525
A non-refundable deposit of $225 will be due at the time of registration. Families may choose to pay in full, or may pay only the non-refundable deposit. The remaining amount will be automatically withdrawn from the entered payment method on Friday, May 31st. The $225 deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances. No refunds of any amount will be issued after May 31st.
As part of Stagebugz's mission to make arts education available to all, Theater Accessibility Grants are available to those unable to cover the entire cost of registration. Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn more.
The Little Mermaid will culminate in a final performance for students' families and friends. The performance will be held at 2 PM on June 14th at Columbine United Church:
6375 S Platte Canyon Rd,
Littleton, CO 80123
Auditions and Casting
Every student is guaranteed a role with at least one line and one solo upon registering, and our small class sizes ensure that each performer receives ample stage time. Auditions simply help us to determine where everyone will learn the most and have the best experience. Summer camp is a great opportunity for young actors to break out of their comfort zone and have a chance to take center stage, so every camper will play a featured role.
Auditions for The Little Mermaid will be held during camp in a low-pressure, working environment where campers learn audition skills. No prior preparation is required, however, music and script samples will be sent out the week prior for those who wish to familiarize themselves with the audition materials. The cast list will be sent out by the end of the night on June 4th. We do our best to find a role that each child will be excited about, but please remember that in Stagebugz shows, there truly are no small parts. Additionally, many factors go into casting a show, and not receiving their desired role is not a reflection of a child's level of talent.
Sample Camp Day
Each day of camp is a little bit different, as we tailor lessons and activities to best fit the needs of our students. However, every day will include rehearsal time, a special skills workshop, games, and team building. Each day will include two scheduled breaks for snack and lunch, as well as frequent 5-minute water and restroom breaks. Here is what a sample day might look like:
9:00-9:05 - Check-in
9:05-9:15- Warm Ups
9:15-9:30- Peer Groups
9:30-10:15- Rehearsal Block 1: Choreography
10:15-10:30- Ensemble Game
11:10-11:45- Special Topics Workshop: Commercial Acting
11:45-12:00- Team Building Game
12:00-12:45- Rehearsal Block 2: Music
1:05-1:15- Bonding Time
1:15-1:30- Show-Building Activity: Vocal Control
1:30- 2:15- Rehearsal Block 3: Scene Blocking
2:15-2:30- Improv Games
2:45-3:00- Clean-Up and Closing Circle
*Please Note: Camp dates, times, and location subject to change.