Crown Point Community Theatre offers “Marvelous Monsters” Children’s Theatre Camp

CP-Comm-Theater-logoCrown Point Community Theatre invites the youth of the community to explore theatrical arts and transform themselves into “Marvelous Monsters” at this year’s Summer Youth Theatre Camp.

Guided by CPCT volunteers, including licensed elementary teacher and Camp Director Anne Nicholls, students will dream up characters, settings, and stories and then collaborate to create and rehearse a world premiere short play. Other activities may include small group drama games, skit writing and performing, theatrical arts and crafts, and song and dance practice. The final production will be performed for family and friends the evening of the final day of class. All of this programming will revolve around a friendly and playful “Marvelous Monsters” theme – not scary, Halloween-style monsters, but fun-loving monsters the whole family can enjoy! This is the place for any kid who likes storytelling, performing, pretending, silly voices, or making magic out of cardboard. In addition to being a lot of fun, the CPCT “Marvelous Monsters” Theatre Camp help kids build confidence, overcome their fears, solve problems, boost their creativity, think faster on their feet, and be better team players.

The camp will run 9:00 am-12:00 pm Monday-Friday from June 23-27, 2014, at Crown Point Community Theatre’s black box theatrical space, located at 1125 Merrillville Road in Crown Point (on the southeast corner of the same shopping plaza as Jewel, Bronco’s Restaurant, and other businesses).

Classes are offered for children entering the 1st grade through those who have just completed 5th grade. Up to 20 students will be accepted for the program. Both beginning and advanced levels will be offered for participants, with activities determined by their previous theatrical experience as well as their age.

Cost per family is $100 for the first child to enroll, $75 for each additional child. Reservations may be processed online through the CPCT website,, or by calling (219) 805-4255. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

CPCT’s “Marvelous Monsters” Summer Theatre Camp is made possible in part by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission and South Shore Arts.

About Crown Point Community Theatre (CPCT) –
CPCT is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, based in Crown Point, Indiana, which exists to promote and support community theatre, community programs and the arts for the enrichment and welfare of the citizens of Crown Point, Indiana, the citizens of Lake County, Indiana, and the greater theatrical patronage of the surrounding region, and to further the education of and provide entertainment to its members and the community in the area of theatrical arts. CPCT is a member in good standing of the Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation (NIETF) and the Indiana Community Theatre League (ICTL), and continues to seek ways to reach out to the community.