An independent Preschool through Grade 12 school for gifted students.

Summer Stock Theatre

The Roeper Summer Stock Theatre, in its 18th season, is designed to develop and showcase the skills of students who are interested in theatre training. With programs available 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. 

NEW for 2019: Daily hot lunch is included in full-day tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch day - campers receive a choice of either cheese or pepperoni pizza, chips, and a juice box.

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: Summer Stock Theatre Senior  is open to students currently in 5th-11th grade. Please check program description for current grade/age ranges. 

Session Details

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

    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 8–12, 9–11am half-day     July 8-12, 9-3pm full-day
    Presentation: July 12 at 10:30am


    Session 2: July 15–19, 9–11am half-day    July 15-19, 9-3pm full-day
    Presentation: July 19 at 10:30am

    Daily hot lunch is included in full-day camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $350 per full-day session, includes lunch or $150 per half-day session
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.
     


    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
  • Summer Stock Theatre Primary (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 24–July 5 (No camp July 4)
    9am–3pm
    Performance: July 3 at 6pm

    Session 2: July 8–19
    9am–3pm
    Performance: July 18 at 6pm

    Session 3: July 22–August 2
    9am–3pm
    Performance: August 1 at 6pm

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served.  Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $650 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    Enroll in 8 weeks of Day Camp,  or a combination of Day Camp and Summer Stock Theatre and save $300 on the 8 week total.  Or enrollin all three sessions of Summer Stock and receive a $225 discount. Discount is applied after registration.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
     
  • Summer Stock Theatre Junior (currently in Grades 3-5)

    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: The Magic Tree House Collection: Pirates Past Noon KIDS 
    June 24–July 5 (No camp July 4)
    9am–3pm
    Performance: July 3 at 7:30pm
    Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS is an adaptation of the fourth of Mary Pope Osborne's award-winning fantasy adventure books from the Magic Tree House book series. This time around, Jack and Annie’s tree house takes them to an exotic island with pirates, where the two discover the power of friendship and the simple pleasures in everyday life.
    The two siblings return to visit the magic tree house on a dreary, rainy day. They find a book where the sun is shining and the waves are crashing, so they wish to travel to this tropical place. They realize that they are in the eighteenth-century Caribbean, the time of pirates! The siblings meet Captain Bones, a mean old pirate who captures the two and forces them to help him find buried treasure. It's up to Jack and Annie to find their way back to the tree house and make their way home. 


    Session 2:  The Trials of Alice in Wonderland
    July 8–19
    9am–3pm
    Performance: July 18 at 7:30pm
    Based on two of the greatest works in children’s literature, this fast-paced and witty show is set in Wonderland’s courtroom, where Alice is on trial.  The Queen of Hearts is the judge, the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, and Caterpillar are witnesses, and the jury is a deck of cards!  Poor Alice must try to prove her innocence by re-living the events of the adventures we’ve all come to love.  Her crime?  Growing and changing.  Both helping and hindering her are Tweedledee and Tweedledum, who spend most of their time trying to decide who is the attorney for the defense and who for the prosecution.  To win the case and save her head, Alice must embrace the truth about who she is and be willing to wake up from the dream of Wonderland.


    Session 3: Brats in Space 
    July 22–August 2
    9am–3pm
    Performance: August 1 at 7:30pm
    There is one classroom of students at Madison Middle School that no one wants to teach, a classroom affectionately known as the "Brat Trap." After the students scare off yet another substitute teacher, the principal decides that she is fed up and talks the students into joining a brand new program at their school: "Students in Space." The kids are shipped off into space the very next day, and everyone is very excited that they are leaving! After the students' rocket crash lands on planet Nomadis, they soon meet Queen Europa and the bratty aliens that live there. Although the humans and the aliens initially do not get along—and it doesn't help that there's a dangerous beast roaming around--they eventually realize that they may have more in common than they think...

     

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $650 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    Enroll in 8 weeks of Day Camp, or a combination of Day Camp and Summer Stock Theatre and save $300 on the 8 week total.  Or register for all three sessions of Summer Stock Theatre and save $225. Discount is applied after registration.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019
  • Summer Stock Theatre Senior (currently in Grades 5-11)

    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 talents. All instruction is provided by professionals in their respective fields who work in regional theaters and schools.

    Presenting:
    June 24 -July 12 (No camp July 4)
    9am-3pm
    Performances: July 11 at 7pm & July 12 at 12:30pm

    Daily hot lunch is included in camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not served. Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch.

    Cost: $920 per session, includes lunch
    A deposit of $150 per session is required within 14 days of registration. Remaining camp fees, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, are due in two equal installments on April 1 and May 1.

    The cancellation deadline is March 1, 2019

Theatre Program Info

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  • Attendance

    Regular attendance 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 Primary and Junior performances, admission is free and limited to 5 tickets per camper.
  • T-Shirts

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

    Daily hot lunch is included in full-day camp tuition. Two entree selections, one of which is vegetarian, are served with beverages, salad bar, sandwiches, fresh fruit and dessert. Every Friday is Pizza Party lunch day - campers receive a choice of either cheese or pepperoni pizza, chips, and a juice box. 

    Campers are encouraged to bring a daily snack from home in addition to a refillable water bottle. For the safety of all campers, items that contain nuts, peanuts or peanut oil are not allowed or  served at 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.
BLOOMFIELD CAMPUS
Lower School and Administrative Offices
41190 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills MI 48304

PHONE 248 203 7300
BIRMINGHAM CAMPUS
Middle School and Upper School
1051 Oakland Avenue
Birmingham MI 48009

PHONE 248 203 7300