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Summer Programming

So Many Options for Summer Performing Arts!

TBA Theatre is committed to providing a fun and safe environment where young artists learn creative expression alongside professional actors, designers, and technicians. With over 90 years of combined experience in youth arts education, our staff are the leaders in performing arts education here in Anchorage.

 

Led by Associate Artistic Director Erin Mitchell, TBA staffers have more experience, more education and more fun! Under their mentorship students will be encouraged to explore the power theatre has to communicate ideas, inspire the imagination and bring people together. Don't miss this opportunity for creative growth and absolute fun!

Registration is open! Please make sure to select term "Summer 2023." We're pleased to be returning to the Wendy Williamson Auditorium for Summer Academy & Intensives for 2023.

NEW! Music Theatre and Shakespeare Intensives for middle and high school students. See Intensives for details.

A word about our rate increases: We understand that our cost increase may be surprising to some of you. We were scheduled to raise our prices in 2020, but due to the covid pandemic, we postponed that cost increase, as many were suffering from a lack of work and other financial challenges. It is our goal to keep our prices as low as possible so that all students can experience quality performing arts education. With this increase, we are proud to say that we are still the least expensive summer camp in Anchorage. All the tuition money goes to pay for a stellar staff, education and production expenses, and facility rental fees. If you are interested in possible discount options or have any concerns at all about our increases please email us, and we will respond as soon as possible.

If you would like to donate to our scholarship fund to help students who may not be able to otherwise afford to attend, you can do so on our donation page. Please note that it is for the scholarship fund.

If you have questions about any of our programming, please email us and we'll be happy to answer them.

Performing Arts Academies

Special Notes
  • Programs start on a Tuesday or Wednesday and then meets regularly Monday-Friday for three additional weeks. There are weekend dates for performances. There is NO programming on Monday, July 3, 2023 or Tuesday, July 4, 2023.

  • Please note that you will first need to log in or create a login to register. To see summer classes, change the "term" in the upper right to "Summer 2023," then click the "View Classes" button. If you have questions, please email megan.bladow@tbatheatre.org. Thank you!

  • Due to limited space, we have a strict no refund policy on summer registrations, if you have questions about this, please email summeracademy@tbatheatre.org.

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for ages 8-18

Actors Academy
June 27 - July 23, 2023
M-F: 9:30 am - 3:30pm

This is a comprehensive program designed to help young people develop theatre skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Each Academy member will receive training in specialized areas of the performing arts including Acting, Stage Combat, Voice, and Dance. Academy actors will each be cast in a show with fully-staged performances.

 

 

Extend your time with adding on Early Arrival and/or Play Production for a broader artistic experience!

Tuition: $590
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for ages 8-18

ADD ON: Early Arrival 
June 27 - July 21, 2023
M-F: 8:00am - 9:15am

Need a place for your student to go when you have to be to work? We know it's hard to get to work and get the kids where they need to be, so we're offering an early arrival option. Students may be dropped off any time from 8am onward each day. Students will be supervised as they do a quiet activity. Bringing books or another quiet activity is encouraged.

Additional Cost: $125
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for ages 13-18

Advanced Actors Academy
June 21 - July 15, 2023
M-F: 9:30 am - 3:30pm

For the experienced and serious actor, Advanced Academy students will train in an intensive performance program that allows them to find their artistic voices and develop their creative talents to their fullest potential. Each student will be cast in a show with fully staged public performances. All registrations must be approved by our education committee before they are fully confirmed.

 

Extend your time with adding on Play Production for a broader artistic experience!

Tuition: $590
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for ages 8-18

ADD ON: Play Production
June 27 - July 19, 2023
M-F: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Students registered in Play Production will experience some of the greatest workshops that we can't offer during the regular day. Previous workshops have included Balloon Twisting, Creating Sock Puppets, Specialized Painting, and even Playwrighting. Students have a break at 3:30 and then meet back for a snack and a workshop, keeping them creatively occupied until 5pm.

Additional Cost: $125
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for ages 13-18

Technical Academy
June 21 - July 23, 2023
M-F: 9:30 am - 3:30pm

For mature students, our Academy Technicians will have the opportunity to train and work alongside theatre professionals from around the country in every area of technical theatre. This elite team will also be given the responsibility of running lights, sound and technical aspects for Advanced Academy and Actors Academy productions under the guidance of a professional Stage Manager.

 

Extend your time with adding on Early Arrival and/or Play Production for a broader artistic experience!

Tuition: $590
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for ages 8-18

VALDEZ Actors Academy
July 24 - August 5, 2022
M-F: 9:30 am - 3:30pm

This is a comprehensive program designed to help young people develop theatre skills in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Each Academy member will receive training in specialized areas of the performing arts including Acting, Stage Combat, Voice, and Dance. Academy actors will be cast in a show with fully-staged performances.

 

Tuition: $285

Performing Arts Intensives

Special Notes
  • Programs start on a Tuesday and then meet regularly Monday-Friday for two weeks. There are weekend dates for performances.

  • Please note that you will first need to log in or create a login to register. To see summer classes, change the "term" in the upper right to "Summer 2023," then click the "View Classes" button. If you have questions, please email megan.bladow@tbatheatre.org. Thank you!

  • Due to limited space, we have a strict no-refund policy on summer registrations, if you have questions about this, please email summeracademy@tbatheatre.org.

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for ages 8-12

Rising Star Intensive
July 25 - August 5, 2023
M-F: 9:30 am - 3:30pm

Help your child grow in confidence and learn about acting in this fun and exciting program! This beginner's course will take these rising stars on a journey through all aspects of acting, including voice, movement, improv, theatre games, auditioning and other special skills. This class is the perfect intro to our Actor's Academy program. Includes one evening showcase at the end of the intensive.

Extend your time with adding on Early Arrival and/or Play Production for a broader artistic experience!

Tuition: $325
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for ages 8-18

ADD ON: Early Arrival 
July 25 - August 5, 2022
M-F: 8:00am - 9:15am

Need a place for your student to go when you have to be to work? We know it's hard to get to work and get the kids where they need to be, so we're offering an early arrival option. Students may be dropped off any time from 8am onward each day. Students will be supervised as they do a quiet activity. Bringing books or another quiet activity is encouraged.

Additional Cost: $80
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for ages 13-18

Shining Star Intensive - Music Theatre Edition
July 25 - August 5, 2023
M-F: 9:30 am - 3:30pm

A place for middle and high school students to explore and polish their creative talents through the lens of Music Theatre. Vocal Performance, Acting the Song, and learning Choreography will be the focus as staff guides students through the development and advancement of invaluable theatrical skills.

Extend your time with adding on Play Production for a broader artistic experience!

Tuition: $325
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for ages 8-18

ADD ON: Play Production
July 25 - August 2, 2022
M-F: 3:45pm - 5:00pm

Students registered in Play Production will experience some of the greatest workshops that we can't offer during the regular day. Previous workshops have included Balloon Twisting, Creating Sock Puppets, Specialized Painting, and even Playwrighting. Students have a break at 3:30 and then meet back for a snack and a workshop, keeping them creatively occupied until 5pm.

Additional Cost: $80
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for ages 13-18

Shining Star Intensive - Shakespeare Edition
July 25 - August 5, 2023
M-F: 9:30 am - 3:30pm

A place for middle and high school students to explore and polish their creative talents through the lens of Shakespeare. Acting, Voice, Movement, and Stage Combat will be the focus as staff guides students through the development and advancement of invaluable theatrical skills.

Extend your time with adding on Play Production for a broader artistic experience!

Tuition: $325
Form Packet

Once enrolled, please read the following:

Please complete the registration paperwork by clicking

the "form packet" button and bring it with you on the first day of Academy, 

 

Academy hours are 9:30-3:30 and registration will begin at 9am on the first day of the program the student is attending.

 

If you are picking up a student outside of regular academy hours you will need to call the office at 907-677-7529 upon arrival so we may bring your student to you.

 

Each student should prepare a 1-2 minute audition piece for the first day of Academy. This can be a monologue from a play, a short excerpt from a favorite book, or even a poem. Students will be cast in one production with weekend performances.

 

Students should bring a packed lunch each day, labeled with their name.

 

There is NO Academy on Monday, July 3rd or Tuesday, July 4th.

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