Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to participate?
Any student who has completed the fifth grade through eleventh grade is eligible to participate. Exceptions to this policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $500 per student, which breaks down to $100 per week, $20 per day or $3.33 per hour. Discounts are given to families with more than one student enrolled in camp. A limited amount of scholarship money is available to those who qualify.
What is included in the cost of the tuition?
Camp tuition covers the show royalties and rental fees, facilities rental fees, set materials, props and costumes, and staff salaries (including a choreographer and musicians).
Are there any other costs associated with the camp?
There is a one-time registration fee of $75 per student which covers the cost of insurance, stage make-up and a camp t-shirt with the show logo and all of the students' names printed on the back. Each female camper is required to have a pair of character shoes. If character shoes are needed, they can be purchased through a wholesale company with whom we deal regularly for approximately $15.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes! Unlike most other camps in the area, we do offer a payment plan that fits your budget. Just ask and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Are discounts available?
There are discounts available for families with more than one student enrolled in camp and there is a discount for previous camp students who refer a new student. There is also a discount for those families who choose to pay in full prior to a certain deadline.
What will my child learn?
Students will have the opportunity to participate in leading, supporting and ensemble roles and/or serve on the stage crew, lighting crew, or sound crew. Each student will receive training in proper singing technique and vocal production as well as advanced drama techniques including improvisation, character analysis and development, creative movement / dance / choreography, auditioning techniques, set design and construction, costume design and construction and for those interested, training on how to use basic sound and lighting systems.
What makes this camp different than other Broadway camps in the area?
Students will perform a real Broadway musical after receiving the highest-quality performing arts instruction by professional artists and educators with many years of experience in musical production and the secondary age (middle school and high school).
Where are the rehearsals and performances?
Rehearsals and performances will be at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, a beautiful facility with a fantastic auditorium.
What are the dates of the 2013 camp?
The camp will begin on Monday, July 8th and conclude with its final show on Sunday, August 11th.
How are the shows cast?
Every effort is made to fulfill a student's wishes. However, the most important consideration to the staff when casting a show is placing each student in a role where he/she will experience the most success and opportunity for musical and dramatic growth.
What should my child do if he/she would like to audition for a principal or supporting role?
Students wishing to audition for a lead role should be prepared to sing 16 measures of an up-tempo Broadway tune and 16 measures of a Broadway ballad. Always keep in mind the vocal ranges of the part for which you wish to audition! MUSIC MUST BE MEMORIZED AND STUDENTS MUST BRING A COPY OF THE PRINTED MUSIC WITH THE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT WITH THEM.
Students wishing to audition for a lead role should also be prepared to perform a one-minute monologue from memory.
nHow much are tickets to the show?
This information is available at the Carrollwood Cultural Center website.
Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Tickets can be purchased at the door at a slightly higher price but it is highly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance since seating is limited and our shows have been known to sell out.
How can I purchase tickets in advance?
Visit the Carrollwood Cultural Center website, where you can order tickets online if you wish. You can also stop by during regular business hours and purchase your tickets in person.
Are seats assigned or is it general admission for the shows?
Seating is general admission.