An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.

Summer Stock Theatre

The Roeper Summer Stock Theatre is designed to develop and showcase the skills of students who are interested in theatre training. With four different programs for children aged 4 years  through 11th grade, campers learn from a variety of professional theatre instructors who specialize in various techniques and areas of skill development. All students participate in activities and games to build skills in acting, singing and dancing, and participate in a final show at the end of each session. Each session is customized to meet the needs of students exploring theatre for the first time as well as for the more experienced actor. 

Location: All Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Camps take place on The Roeper School Birmingham campus at 1051 Oakland Avenue, Birmingham, 48009.

A Day in the Life of a Theatre Camper

A day in the life of a camper attending the PrimaryJunior or Senior Summer Stock Theatre starts with a warm-up exercise.  The day then quickly jumps into a game or activity designed to reinforce the skills needed for acting, singing or dancing. This transitions into rehearsal time for the show. There is a mid-morning break for a quick drink of water and a snack brought from home. Then, it's back to working on the show together or in smaller break-out groups.

Lunchtime is unstructured and gives campers a chance to relax, eat lunch, play on the playground, play games led by the counselors, or practice their lines with friends. Primary campers also participate in crafts during lunch time.

The afternoon continues with rehearsal time and/or other activities related to the show. Before the day ends, there is a brief wrap-up to review the day and prepare for the next.

Campers receive scripts and CDs for review and practice at home. Regular attendance is essential for student success. Students who plan absences of any kind may not be cast in speaking roles.

Note: SST Senior camp is now open to students currently in 5th-11th grade. Please
check program description for current age ranges. 

Session Details

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  • Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Preschool (ages 4-5)

    For children currently 4 or 5 years old.

    This program will unleash your child’s imagination through an exploration of acting, music and dance. Led by an experienced teacher and two assistants, each session includes singing, skits, games, crafts, activities and more. Each one-week half-day session culminates in a short presentation of selected skits, songs and dances. Campers may also enroll in a full-day experience, which adds structured enrichment activities and games in the afternoon.

    All campers must be able to use the bathroom independently. Pull-ups are not allowed at camp.

    Session 1: July 9–13, 9–11am
    Presentation: July 13 at 10:30am

    Session 2 Afternoon*: July 9–13, 11am–3pm

    Session 3: July 16–20, 9–11am
    Presentation: July 20 at 10:30am

    Session 4 Afternoon*: July 16–20, 11am–3pm

    Session 5: July 23–27, 9–11am
    Presentation: July 27 at 10:30am

    Session 6* Afternoon: July 23–27, 11am–3pm

    *For full-day option, you must register for both morning and afternoon sessions. Afternoon sessions are not available individually.

    Location: Roeper Birmingham Campus

    Sessions 1, 3, 5 (half day): $140 per 1/2 day session
    Sessions 1&2, 3&4, 5&6 (full day): $320 per full day session**
    Enrollment deposit: $75 per session

    **You must enroll in both morning and afternoon sessions, adding $180 each for a total of $320 per full-day session.
  • Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Primary (K-Grade 2)

    For children currently in kindergarten-grade 2.

    With a focus on exploration in theatre, music and dance, this program provides ample structure with time for playing and exploring different aspects of performing on the stage. Daily activities include skill-building classes, games, and crafts taught by teachers who are experts in their fields. Each two-week session culminates in an original final performance featuring scenes, dances and musical numbers.

    Session 1: June 25–July 6 (No camp July 4)
    Performance: July 5 at 6pm

    Session 2: July 9–20
    Performance: July 19 at 6pm

    Session 3: July 23–August 3
    Performance: August 2 at 6pm

    Location: Roeper Birmingham Campus

    Cost: $560 per two-week session
    Enrollment deposit: $150 per session
    Register for all three sessions and save $155.
  • Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Junior (Grades 3-5)

    For children currently in grades 3 through 5.

    Students have fun learning the basics of theatre, specifically in the areas of character development, improvisation, movement, dance and music from professional actors, directors and teachers. At the end of the two-week session, students perform for family and friends.

    Session 1: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS!  
    June 25–July 6 (No camp July 4)
    Performance: July 5 at 7:30pm

    Session 2: Disney’s Cinderella KIDS! 
    July 9–20
    Performance: July 19 at 7:30pm

    Session 3: Attack of the Killer Grasshoppers 
    July 23–August 3
    Performance: August 2 at 7:30pm

    Mammoth, musical grasshoppers with impressive durability are threatening the world in this wild romp!  At the annual science fair, the displays are as wacky as can be:  wrinkle-free bacon, Hamburger Helper face cream and piranha fish now dedicated to a vegetarian diet!  The bitter Pamela, whose green potato project was not chosen as a winner, has declared revenge.  Meanwhile, on the isolated island of Malibula, something dreadful has happened at the ’Unusual Bug Research Center.’ The once congenial native grasshoppers have turned beastly, big and voracious and are now vaulting, pouncing and chomping!  What has this to do with the science fair?  The face cream has the grasshoppers as a chief ingredient.  Anyone who slaps on the goop becomes...  (gasp!!!)  it’s too terrible to describe!  Is there a match for Pamela and a flock of discourteous bugs?  Trapped students pin their hopes for rescue on Captain Cracknuckle, his SWAT team and a hilarious score that will have your audience rolling (or hopping!) in the aisles.

    Location: Roeper Birmingham Campus

    Cost: $560 per two-week session
    Enrollment deposit: $150 per session

    Register for all three sessions and save $155.
  • Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Senior (Grades 5-11)

    For students currently in grades 5 through 8. 

    This three-week program provides a solid theatre basis for all students while challenging the more seasoned actor. At the end of the three-week session, a musical is performed for family, friends and other members of the community. Though we work toward the final performance, much of the instructional time is spent on developing specific acting, singing and dancing skills allowing students to enhance their skills. All instruction is provided by professionals in their respective fields who work in regional theaters and schools.

    Presenting: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr - FULL
    June 25-July 13 (No camp July 4)
    Performances: July 12 at 7pm & July 13 at 12:30pm

    Location: Roeper Birmingham Campus

    Cost: $785 per three-week session
    Enrollment deposit: $300

Theatre Program Info

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  • Attendance

    Regular attendance during the program is vital for student success in the program. Note: Students who plan absences of any kind may not be cast in speaking roles.
  • Location

    All Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Camp sessions are held at The Roeper School, 1051 Oakland Avenue, Birmingham MI 48009 (two blocks north of Maple Road on the west side of Adams Road).
  • Performance Tickets

    Families with campers enrolled in the Summer Stock Theatre Senior Program will receive two tickets per enrolled camper to the performance. Additional tickets are $10 each. For all other camps, admission to the performances is free.
  • T-Shirts

    A show T-shirt will be provided to each camper free of charge. Preschool campers will receive Theatre Camp shirts.
  • Lunch and Snacks

    Students must provide their own lunches. Please do not send items containing nuts, peanuts or peanut oil. On Fridays, a complimentary Pizza Party lunch is provided by the camp. 
  • Before and After Care at Theatre Camp

    Roeper Summer Programs offers flexible and convenient Before Care and After Care hours. No prior notice is needed and no committments. Have an early morning appointment? Just bring your camper to before care. Running late? No worries. Campers not picked up at the close of camp will automatically go to after care. No pre-registration necessary. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 7:30–8:45am and 3:15–6:00pm at the Birmingham campus. Invoices are emailed at the end of each session.

    Cost: $5 per hour per camper, rounded up to the half hour. Pick-ups after 6pm will be billed $1 per minute.

Theatre Directors

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  • Mitch Master

    Master has been the Summer Stock Theatre Co-Director since 2002. He is the Director of the Performing and Visual Arts at the Frankel Jewish Academy. Mitch was the recipient of the Clarence Award for Best Actor in a Musical for the 2015 season, starring in the role of Max Bailystock in 
    The Producers and in the 2017 season, starring in the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Grosse Pointe Theatre. In his distinguished career, Mitch has directed more than 80 musical/drama theatre productions and performed in more than 45 stage productions. He has studied at The New Actor's Workshop, attended Broadway Teachers Workshop for the past ten years in New York City, and spent two years gaining invaluable experience in film/TV in Los Angeles. Mitch has a B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Theatre from Grand Valley State University.  Mitch has taught and directed youth theatre programs at Bloomfield Players, The Community House, Cranbrook Theatre School, Detroit Country Day School, Seaholm High School, Birmingham Public Education, Cranbrook Schools, UCLA's "Bruin Kids" in Los Angeles, Marvin L. Winans Academy of the Performing Arts in Detroit, and founded Village "Youth" Players.
  • Daniel Greig

    Daniel Greig has been the Summer Stock Theatre Co-Director since 2003 and the Music Director since 2002. He is currently Director of Music Ministry at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church in Rochester Hills, where he directs and oversees an active music program. He has been Music Director for more than 50 youth and adult musicals in the Detroit area including at The Community House in Birmingham, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and more. Professional credits include Music Director at the Gem and Century Theatres for 
    The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Sister's Christmas Catechism. University credits include Music Director for Hairspray and Batboy at the Bonstelle Theatre (Wayne State University) and Avenue Q  at the Boll Family YMCA (University of Detroit Mercy). Dan holds a Bachelor of Music in Education  and a Master of Music in Conducting from Wayne State University. He is on the faculty at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he conducts the University Chorale and is a vocal coach.
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41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304

PHONE 248 203 7300
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Birmingham MI 48009

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