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For over a decade, Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken has inspired young performing artists and entertained sold-out audiences from around Rhode Island.

Since 2000, Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken has inspired young performing artists and entertained sold-out audiences from around Rhode Island. The program provides a professional, educational, and inspiring experience that promotes the positive development of student artists of all ages in a safe and supportive community. Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken offers a number of camp and workshop offerings that include theatrical performance, media arts, music, and show choir performance.

The hallmark of Summer Stage at Bishop Hendricken is our yearly mainstage musical. High school students from around the state work with professional artists and recent program alumni currently pursuing the arts to produce a full-scale musical. As part of the production process, the company takes their performance into the community, and participates in a service project related to the production.

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Bring It On The Musical

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Playing:
August 1-4, 2019
Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater – Bishop Hendricken

Showtimes:
Thursday, August 1 @ 7pm
Friday, August 2 @ 7pm
Saturday, August 3 @ 7pm
Sunday, August 4 @ 2pm

Tickets:
$12 Students/Seniors  |  $15 Adults

About:
Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she’s been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the National Championships.

2019 Camps & Workshops

All camps open to young men and women entering the specified grades in Fall 2019.

Summer Stage Show Choir

Grades: 7-12
Dates: June 24-28, 2019
Times:
9am-4pm daily
Cost:
$200

About:
Show choir combines vocal artistry with choreography to create a stylized performance experience. Students will work with the staff from Bishop Hendricken’s award-winning “Paramount” show choir to prepare a fantastic final performance!

Summer Stage Institute

Grades: 10-12 & recent high school graduates
Dates: Vary by Session
Times:
Vary by Session
Cost:
$75 per session  |  $250 for all sessions

Storytelling StrategiesJuly 8-12, 2019 @ 10am-12pm
Telling stories is humanity’s way of understanding itself. This class will look at all forms of storytelling – theatre, film, even telling a joke – to give a complete overview of your tools as a writer. Students will take part in writing exercises and group discussions, culminating in a concept for a short play.

The Director’s ProcessJuly 8-12, 2019 @ 1pm-3pm
What does it mean to direct? What goes into the process of taking scripted material and bringing it to life on stage? Through group discussions and scene exercises, students will get the chance to work with actors and find their own distinctive styles as directors.

Musical Theater: Putting It All Together July 15-19, 2019 @ 10am-12pm
In this workshop, we will work on developing the skills necessary to be a strong musical theater performer. While emphasis will be placed on vocal technique and musicality, we will also work on integrating your abilities as an actor with your skills as a singer. This will be achieved through exposure to a variety of genres and styles found in the world of musical theater.

The Cold Read to the Staged Read: An Actor’s Process July 15-19, 2019 @ 1pm-3pm
This workshop will take a very practical, hands-on approach to developing a one-act play with a group of actors. In one week, we will take a new piece of theater and turn it into a staged reading while discussing the various elements of character development, storytelling, and building on-stage relationships. Actors will be challenged to bring these elements to the stage for our special performance on the last day!

Summer Stage Workshop

Grades: 6-9
Dates: July 8-19, 2019
Times:
8:30am-3:30pm daily
Cost:
$400

About:
Students work as an ensemble to discover acting, improvisation, movement, and musical theater skills while creating a revue-style final performance!

Summer on the Stage!

Grades: 3-5
Dates: July 22-26, 2019
Times:
9am-3pm daily
Cost:
$200

About:
Students will learn basic skills in acting, movement, and singing in a fun, safe, and engaging environment. At the end of the camp, students will showcase their talents in a fun, final performance!

Summer Screen

Grades: 7-10
Dates: August 5-9, 2019
Times:
10am-4pm daily
Cost:
$200

About:
Working in teams on location at Bishop Hendricken’s campus, students write, produce, edit and star in their own short films using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The one week camp will culminate in a screening of the projects for friends and family!

Contact & Information

Mr. Richard Sylvia
Summer Stage Program Director
401.739.3450, ext. 147
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