Summer Showcase! (AGES 14-20) IN PERSON 4-week Performance Camps for Advanced Teens and Young Adults

We’re back and we’re doing a Showcase! After passing an audition/application, each group of Summer Showcase performers will work with founding artistic director Lori Stokes and the MainStage team to safely rehearse and perform material from some of your favorite contemporary and classic musicals at the StarStruck Studio. With just 12 cast members, each performer will be vital to our production as we will create a socially distant and safe summer filled with the joy of musical theatre. Note: A small socially distant audience (one or two adults per actor) may be admitted for the final performance at the StarStruck Studio, but a final decision will be finalized at a later date, pending current CDC guidelines. Guidelines may change per camp session. BOTH Summer Showcase casts are invited to perform at a *pending* showcase in conjunction with Ohlone College at the Ohlone Amphitheater in August. Students that are not available in August should still audition, please provide all conflicts.

  • Pre-screen audition application required (Available HERE)
  • This camp will rehearse and perform at the StarStruck Studio (Unit J) in Fremont, CA
  • Maximum 12 students per camp group
  • Up to 4 instructors per camp group
  • Masks/Social Distancing required
  • Small social distant audience may be admitted for the final performances (decision to be finalized at a later date, pending current CDC guidelines)
  • PENDING: Students from both camps are invited to perform at the Ohlone College Amphitheater the second week of August. Please note if you are not available for this performance on your audition application.

Summer Showcase IN PERSON (Ages 14-20, By Audition) - $800 - Max 12 Students

Pre-screen application required (due by March 29th). Students may then be asked to record a "callback" video . For casting purposes, the StarStruck staff may hand select which camp your student is ultimately admitted to. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. All applicants will be notified by Wednesday, March 31st.

Camp Name

Dates

Days

Start/End Time

Performance Date

Advanced Showcase #1

June 14- July 9

M/T/W/TH

4:30-7:30 PM

Sat, July 10 + Sun July 11

Advanced Showcase #2

July 12- Aug 6

M/T/W/TH

4:30-7:30 PM

Sat, August 7 + Sun Aug 8

 

AUDITION GUIDELINES

TO AUDITION, include a YouTube link with the following:

  • The performer should show us their personality with a short introduction stating their name, how old they will be in June, and a fun fact or short sentence about why being in-person at the studio again is important to them.
  • 32-bars or 1 minute of a song you love to sing! Remember to act while you are singing.
  • Please perform to a Karaoke/Accompaniment Track (no a cappella singing, no lead vocals singing along with you, please)
  • Please provide a YouTube link to ONE video containing your FULL audition.

Recording your video: The video should be a full body or waist up shot, with the actor looking AT the camera. Keep your full recording to 2-3 minutes max. Begin your video by stating your name, age, song, and interesting fact. Your song should be sung to either a backing karaoke track or piano. If you are having any difficulty finding a track to sing to, please let us know as we have several solutions to help.

All audition videos are due by Monday, March 29th at the latest. Please send them in sooner if you can.

Sending the video: The best method is to upload your audition video to YouTube as an UNLISTED video and marked “not for kids”. Then add the link to the GoogleForm. If you have a google account, you should have access to YouTube already. Please use your name + “Showcase 2021” as the title of the video. (For example: “Lori Stokes- StageStruck 2021”) If you do not have access to a YouTube account, you may send the video as a standard email attachment to education.starstruck@gmail.com. Be sure to use your name + “Showcase 2021” as the subject of the email. Most email clients will automatically upload the video to a cloud service so we can download it to view.

Conflicts

Performers are expected to attend every day of rehearsal, including all tech rehearsals and performances. If your student will miss any part of you session dates or times, please let us know in your audition application.

***Please be honest about any potential conflicts (including any late drop off/early pick-up) you may have during rehearsals. Students with one or two conflicts CAN be admitted, as long as we're notified in your application. Unfortunately, due to the high number of camp applications that we usually receive, adding conflicts AFTER you're admitted to camp may result in your child losing their spot in camp.***

Safety

We are so excited to welcome our students back to the studio this summer. All in person camps & rehearsals will adhere to current CDC and Alameda County guidelines as they undoubtedly shift. Our regular StarStruck staff is on track to be fully vaccinated by May, teachers/students will be masked at all times, with our roll up doors open, air purifiers on, and generous amounts of sanitizing! In the event that Alameda County numbers go back up, we will reach out to you, most likely with an online alternative. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Courtney at Education.StarStruck@gmail.com