is all about Acting, Dance & Pop-Rock Vocal Technique. This one week camp is the first Ensemble Showcase Option of your triple threat summer at Improv Playhouse. Receive a T-shirt and perform in a Final Show with pro-orchestrated trax, our unique customized script, incredible staff, and you're ready to go to that next audition...or just have fun!!
The rest of your IP-Summer includes a diverse selection of 2-Week Musical Theater Camps. All will showcase Broadway style with concentrations
in acting, voice, choreography and dance, sparking a young
person's imagination, building their communication skills
and instilling a sense of discipline, responsibility and dedication.
Final performances are generally on the final Thursday and Fridays! Performances will be held on our local stages at the camp facilities. Unless otherwise noted: Our FULL DAY Music Theatre Camps serve campers grades entering 4th - 9th, with HALF-DAY options for campers entering 1st - 3rd. Accommodations are made to segregate younger campers from older campers giving focused attention to age groups though they might be combined in some rehearsals, field trips and final showcases. Some exceptions to your camper's schedule may be approved.
FOR ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION OPTIONS PLEASE REFER TO OUR COMBINED SUMMER STOCK SHOWSTOPPERS-ELITE SCHEDULE
Improv and comedy summer fun! Explore the fundamentals of improv as taught and performed at Improv Playhouse. Develop skills like creative thinking, self-confidence, listening, brainstorming, team building, empathy, and communication, while having loads of fun and laughs. Improv Camp creates a sense of play through the theatre games made famous by the TV show "Whose Line is it Anyway?". Each camper will build spontaneity, poise, stage presence, outward focus and commitment to their comedy-performance team. The final showcase will have you roaring! Our Pro-Improv staff of counselors are great with kids and are performers in the Chicagoland Improv Community.
Filmmaking campers will gain knowledge in every aspect of filmmaking. Our Filmmaking Camp Directors are chosen from professional ranks and some of the top film making schools in the country. They instruct our campers in important elements of pre-production, production and post-production, where our campers learn hands on filmmaking technique through digital technology and professional software. Campers
will be immersed in story boarding, shot list creation, casting, shooting
and digital film editing.
Do you dream of becoming a model? Did you know that it’s a fun career and a performing art?! This is an exciting and glam “boot camp” that will leave you with a ton of knowledge on how to take the next big step or just have fun with your new and old friends!. Young ladies and men will be taught everything they need to know about the competitive fashion, print modeling and pageant industry in a week filled with runway technique, role playing, a healthy self concept, visits from pros and a final fashion showcase. We'll collaborate with Amazing Cosmetics and other great retail places around Libertyville. What fun! Each day will focus on new activities that build upon each other!
Our camp staff team consists of dedicated theater and entertainment business practitioners who have worked as nurturing leaders in education, camping and their respective fields. Staff members include interns and counselors age 18+, and Camp Directors who oversee each camp location. Our counselors have trained experience in dance/choreo, voice, drama, film, modeling and performance instruction. They enjoy working with children to help them gain confidence, grow as performers, build their interdependent communities and most importantly have FUN!
Improv Playhouse Performing Arts Camps (ACA accredited) involve your child in fun filled, local summer programming with stellar professional staff at prices for families looking for flexible choices and discriminating budgets. Each camp session will offer unique
training and each camper will have the opportunity to explore
and focus upon new paths of creativity in the Performing Arts. Improv Playhouse emphasizes an environment
that nurtures every child as an individual artist, challenges
aspiring actors and inspires theater beginners. All levels
are encouraged to enroll. Programming will not be duplicated
from mornings to afternoons where applicable.
- We work to provide a non-competitive, nurturing and fun environment for our campers.
- All roles in the workshops are assigned to the children by our staff. Campers are not required to do cold readings or prepare memorized audition pieces.
- We reserve the right to determine casting at our discretion.
- Any special clothing, costumes or dress is provided by the parents. Our camp shows are only $5 (to cover special rental of the stages) and open only to the friends and family members of our campers.
-Full and half camp hours include breaks for snacks and lunch time.