Summer 2020 Camp Offerings

Join us for summer fun & shine on stage!

PRODUCTION CAMP - A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS (ages 6-12)

Join us for an amazing two weeks of camp as we put together a full musical production!

Our most popular camp! Perfect for a first musical theatre experience or for performers who know the ropes - everyone gets to shine with ample stage time.

CONCERT CAMP "Just Imagine" (ages 6-12)

Performers at this three-day camp will put together a concert featuring solos, duets, and fantastic group numbers!

TEEN ACTING CAMP (ages 12-18)

Acting basics? Check. Character & Script Analysis? Check. Improv? Gotcha covered. Skills you can apply to ANY role? Absolutely!  This one-week camp will delve into the necessary skills to create a believable role onstage, culminating in a demo-performance for friends and family.

MT CAMP - Session A "Broadway Kids" (ages 6-12)

Performers at our BRAND NEW Musical Theatre Camps will have a blast creating a cabaret-style performance in just one week. With songs all about kids on Broadway, you won't want to miss this exciting week, with music from "Matilda", "Newsies", and "Annie".

MT CAMP - Session B "Animation Nation" (ages 6-12)

Performers at our BRAND NEW Musical Theatre Camps will have a blast creating a cabaret-style performance in just one week. Featuring songs from our favorite animated films, you won't want to miss this fun-filled week of cartoon-mania!

SUMMER LESSONS

Whether you want Acting or Voice, one lesson or six, we've got you covered

Join us for our

2020 Production Camp!

A Year With

Frog and Toad KIDS

All the information you need to register for camp & prepare for auditions is right here! Click below to explore.

 

Production Camp 

REGISTRATION INFO

Take advantage of our Early Registration Discount! Register by April 15th and receive a $25 discount on tuition!

Use Promo Code EARLYREG25 (Limit one per individual camper if enrolled in multiple programs.)

Location:  KPA Home Studio

                   (East Renton Highlands, located near Celebration Church)

Dates:  July 13-24, 2020

Camp Hours:  9 AM - 3 PM (Extended Day Care offered 3 PM - 6 PM)

Cost per camper: $535 per camper ((Have a sibling? Use Promo Code SIB25 and save $25 - cannot be combined with other offers)

Extended Day Care Cost:  $175 for two weeks/$100 per week a la carte

Camper Ages: 6 - 12

Included:

  60+ Hours of Training in Acting, Singing & Dancing

  Ample stage time for every camper

  Professional script (1 per camper)

  Camp T-shirt (1 per camper) 

  End-of-camp pizza party

  Costumes, Props, Set

  Full Performance of A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS (see details below)

  A Special Note:  The final performance of A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS will be the culmination of t weeks' hard work by the campers and staff of the Production Camp. Attendance is a very important aspect of this camp as the performers rely on each other throughout each day of camp, building their knowledge and skills together. We understand that sickness may occur, but we highly recommend that all campers schedule other activities or events outside of the normal camp hours in order to lessen the impact on the production and their fellow performers. Please keep in mind that this is a full two week camp and cannot be broken into separate weeks.

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions are not required to enroll in camp, however we do highly encourage all registered campers to attend auditions as this will be a fun acting and dancing workshop for us to get to know our performers. Campers who wish to be considered for a featured role in A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS will need to sign up for an audition time (coming soon!).  The cast list will be announced before the start of camp.

WHEN: Mid-late June 2020 - specific date TBA

WHERE:  KPA Home Studio

                (East Renton Highlands, near Celebration Church)

WHAT TO PREPARE:    We will learn a group song from our show which will be sent ahead of time. We highly encourage you to take a look at the Audition Materials available to help you prepare for the voice and acting portions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

PEFORMANCE DETAILS

Our performance of A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS will take place on the last day of camp, after an extended day for all campers. The final camp day will run 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with the performance to begin at 5:00 PM. (We will provide a dinner pizza party for our campers to celebrate everyone's hard work!)

Further performance and ticket details will be sent closer to the start of camp. 

 
 
 

About

A Year With

Frog and Toad KIDS

We always encourage our students to arrive as prepared as possible for auditions, and we love providing the right tools! Check out the show info below - it's everything you need to build your confidence before you arrive!

Synopsis

Adapted from the three-time-Tony-nominated Broadway hit, A Year with Frog and Toad KIDS brims joyfully with a jazzy, upbeat score that bubbles with melody. Part vaudeville, part make-believe, and all charm, this show tells the story of a friendship that endures throughout the seasons.

A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS follows two great friends – the cheerful, popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad – through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation, Frog and Toad plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding and learn life lessons along the way - including the importance of being yourself and eating cookies! Throughout the year, two best friends celebrate and rejoice in the differences that make them unique and special. Their friends and neighbors all join in the fun as well, including gossipy Turtle, practical Mouse, sassy Birds, and the​ determined mail-delivering Snails.

A fun-filled, joyful show, A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS is beloved by performers and audience members alike. We can't wait to share it with you!

Character Descriptions

Frog - A friendly, confidant, positive and caring character, Frog always seems comfortable solving Toad's problems and reacting to Toad's traumas. A truly unique character and loyal friend, Frog is fun-loving and caring. 

Vocal RangeB3 - D5

Toad - Serious, irritable, self-conscious yet an oddly charismatic character, Toad is the perfect compliment to the sometimes-flighty Frog.  A loyal and caring friend, Toad relishes his "tight yet quirky" friendship with Frog. 

Vocal RangeBb3 - D5

Turtle - A "rabble-rouser" Turtle loves to get the whole gang to tease Toad in fun! Turtle is often seen with pals Mouse and Lizard, and is quite the comedian. 

Vocal RangeB3 - C5

Mouse - A practical and helpful friend, Mouse asks all the right questions like a talk-show host. Often seen with pals Turtle and Lizard, Mouse has a more mature/dry sense of humor.

Vocal Range: B3 - C5

Lizard - Occasionally confused, but always determined to have a good time, Lizard pals around with Turtle and Mouse - even when not sure what's happening! 

Vocal Range: B3 - C5

The Snails - Simply unflappable, the Snails will deliver without fail "in the rain or sleet or snow." These determined Snails have great personality and provide fantastic comic relief!

Vocal RangeC4 - D5

The Birds - Responsible for communicating the passage of time & seasons, the Birds set the stage. With a little bit of sass and lots of singing, these "show-hosts" keep the story moving.

Vocal Range: B3 - D5

The Moles - With expressive faces and angelic voices,  the Moles thread through the various seasons in fun and unique ways. 

Vocal Range: Bb3 - D5

The Squirrels - Full of mischief and movement, the Squirrels make a wonderful foil for Frog & Toad. Playful, chipper, and quick-talking, the Squirrels provide fantastic contrast within the story. 

Vocal RangeBb3 - C5

Audition Materials

We want to help young performers to feel confident at auditions! Please check out audition materials below to help your camper to prepare. We know they will blow us away!

Check out portions of the script and sheet music for each character -

This is the main Audition Central page. To view materials for our show,  scroll down and select "A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS" from the pull-down menu.

Listen to some of the songs from A Year With Frog and Toad KIDS -

This is the main show description page. To listen to songs, scroll down until you see the SONGS option on the right-hand menu. Click on SONGS and you will be able to listen!

Audition Sign-up Info will be posted in the Spring.

Please be sure to register for camp within 24 hours of signing up, or we may have to move your audition slot.

 
 
 

Summer Lessons

Summer is the perfect time to try out lessons for the first time, or to keep your skills fresh!
 

We are now enrolling for Summer Lessons in Voice and Acting! We offer flexible scheduling throughout the summer months - students can choose up to six weeks of lessons and may request Private or Semi-Private Lessons. We have limited availability so don't wait to get your spot!

(Please note that students taking Semi-Private lessons must arrange their own lesson partner.) 

 

Concert Camp

"Just Imagine"

Do you dream of performing onstage in a concert for friends, family, and adoring fans?

Then THIS is the camp for you!

In three fun-filled days, campers will work together to put on a themed concert featuring solos, duets, and group numbers.

Their hard work will culminate in a concert performance for friends & family!

 

REGISTRATION INFO

Take advantage of our Early Registration Discount! Register by April 15th and receive a $25 discount on tuition!

Use Promo Code EARLYREG25 (Limit one per individual camper if enrolled in multiple programs.)

Location:  KPA Home Studio 

                    (East Renton Highlands, located near Celebration Church)

Dates:  June 24-26, 2020

Camp Hours:  9 AM - 2 PM (Soloists will receive additional training on occasional afternoons.)

Cost per camper: $175 per camper (Have a sibling? Use Promo Code SIB25 and save $25 - cannot be combined with other offers)

Camper Ages: 6-12

Included:

  15+ Hours of Training in Singing, Dancing, Acting, and Stage Presence 

  Ample stage time for every camper

  Rehearsal materials (music tracks, lyrics, etc.)

  Camp T-shirt (1 per camper) 

  End-of-camp concert performance for friends & family   

MORE DETAILS

The 2020 Concert Camp is for performers ages 6-12  Campers will be trained in vocal technique, acting, stage presence, choreography, and group work. Together they will be given not only tools to become better performers, but also skills that teach work ethic and inspire imagination, community, confidence, and passion.

  • This year's theme is "Just Imagine". It's going to be a show about the power of our creative thinking!

  • Once registered, campers may audition (via video) with their favorite solos or duets that fit our super-fun theme!  *Please note that if auditioning with a duet, both campers must be registered before submitting an audition video.

  • From those who audition, several will be chosen as featured performers in our concert.  

  • Auditioning for a solo or duet is optional and not required to take part in camp.

  • ALL Campers will learn and rehearse several group numbers fitting our theme and perform at the final concert on Friday, June 26th. 

  • We guarantee tons of fun and ample stage time for all campers!

NOTE: This camp will be capped at 12 campers - so don't wait to enroll!

   

AUDITION DETAILS

Once you have registered for camp, submit your solo or duet video via email. Featured solos and duets will be chosen and notified before the start of camp.

WHAT TO PREPARE:    Please prepare a solo or duet to a song that fits our theme, "Just Imagine". Auditions should be sent in video format via email to director@kettleworksperformingarts.com.

TIPS: - Make sure your song is completely memorized.

           - Be sure to use a background / karaoke style track with no voices - we want to hear YOU!

           - Choose a song that shows off your strengths!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

WANT HELP CHOOSING A SOLO OR DUET? Sign up for Coaching with KPA Founder, Jennifer Kessler, at a discount! Register for Coaching HERE - and be sure to include the code CONCERTCAMP20 to receive 40% off the regular Coaching price. We highly recommend booking two or more sessions to help prepare your song.

SPECIAL NOTE: The following songs may not be used as solo/duet auditions:

                                      "Pure Imagination", Willy Wonka

                                      "Can You Imagine That?", Mary Poppins Returns

                                      "Right Before Your Eyes", James and the Giant Peach

 
 
 
 

Teen Acting Camp

Do you have a teen who wants to delve deeper into the world of acting?

Then this camp is a perfect fit!

This one-week camp teaches acting basics, develops relationships onstage, and will introduce a

tried-and-true approach to script analysis.

The campers' hard work will culminate in a demo-performance for friends and family.

MORE DETAILS

The 2020 Teen Acting Camp is for performers ages 12-18.  Together we will cover such topics as projection, physical acting, making bold choices, how to analyze a character/script, stage presence, improv, and developing & communicating relationships on stage. Campers will be given not only tools to become a better performer, but also skills that teach work ethic and inspire imagination, community, confidence, and passion.

  • Campers will receive a curriculum packet that they will use to learn how to analyze & develop a role and bring it to life on stage. Our curriculum is primarily based on the Stanislavsky system of acting and Viewpoints, but we will also incorporate improvisational skills, traditional stock character types, and will touch on many other methods and approaches to acting.

  • We will hold auditions on the first day of camp for our demo-performance, which will be comprised of scene studies and possibly short plays.* Campers will spend the week applying all they learn to their assigned scripts. 

  • ALL Campers will be assigned roles and rehearse, memorize, and develop these roles throughout the week. They will then perform for friends and family on Friday, July 31st to demonstrate all they have learned. 

  • We guarantee tons of fun and ample stage time for all campers, as well as the intensity and challenge craved by teenage performers. It is our goal to send every camper away with fantastic tools they can continue to use!
    *
    Please note, exact performance content will be determined by our total enrollment

NOTE: This camp will be capped at 12 campers - so don't wait to enroll!

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions for roles will be held on the first day of camp. Please note that EVERY camper will receive an active role to portray in our end of camp demo-performance.

WHAT TO PREPARE:    Please prepare a brief monologue, not to last longer than 90 seconds.

TIPS: - Make sure your monologue is completely memorized.

           - Be sure to practice projecting your voice and making character-appropriate choices.

           - Please avoid monologues that include vulgar language or adult content. 

           - Cold readings will also be a part of our audition process, so please don't stress if you are new to choosing a monologue.    

This is meant to be part of the learning experience, so take a deep breath and have fun!  

Please feel free to contact us with any questions!

WANT HELP CHOOSING A MONOLOGUE? Sign up for Coaching with KPA Founder, Jennifer Kessler, at a discount! Register for Coaching HERE - and be sure to include the code TAC20 to receive 40% off the regular Coaching price. We highly recommend booking two or more sessions to help prepare your monologue. Please note that participating in coaching does not guarantee anyone a specific role.   

REGISTRATION INFO

Take advantage of our Early Registration Discount! Register by March 25th and receive a $25 discount on tuition!

Use Promo Code EARLYREG25 (Limit one per individual camper if enrolled in multiple programs.)

Location: KPA Home Studio  

                    (East Renton Highlands, near Celebration Church)

Dates:  August 3-7, 2020

Camp Hours:  9 AM - 3 PM 

Cost per camper: $300 per camper

Camper Ages: 12-18 

Included:

  25+ Hours of Intense Acting Training   

  Ample stage time for every camper

  Camp materials (scripts, curriculum packets)

  Camp T-shirt (1 per camper) 

  End-of-camp demo-performance for friends & family   

 
 
 
 

MT  Camp

Session A - "Broadway Kids"

Session B - "Animation Nation"

Over the course of one week, campers will put together a super-fun themed performance 

that will culminate in a final demonstration for friends & family!

REGISTRATION INFO

Take advantage of our Early Registration Discount! Register by April 15th and receive a $25 discount on tuition!

Use Promo Code EARLYREG25 (Limit one per individual camper if enrolled in multiple programs.)

Location:  KPA Home Studio 

                    (East Renton Highlands, near Celebration Church)

Dates:  Session AJune 29-July 3, 2020

             Session B - July 27 - 31, 2020

Camp Hours:  9 AM - 3 PM 

Cost per camper: $300 per camper (Have a sibling? Use Promo Code SIB25 and save $25 - cannot be combined with other offers)

Camper Ages: 6-12

Included:

  25+ Hours of Training in Singing, Dancing, and Musical Theatre Acting

  Ample stage time for every camper

  Rehearsal materials (music tracks, lyrics, etc.)

  Camp T-shirt (1 per camper) 

  End-of-camp musical theatre performance for friends & family   

MORE DETAILS

The 2020 MT Camps are for performers ages 6-12  Campers will be trained in vocal technique, musical theatre acting & dance, stage presence, and group work. Together they will be given not only tools to become better performers, but also skills that teach work ethic and inspire imagination, community, confidence, and passion.

  • This year's themes are: "Broadway Kids" (Ses. A) and "Animation Nation" (Ses. B). 

  • Session A will include songs from Broadway shows such as Matilda, Newsies, and Annie.

  • Session B will include songs from beloved animated films such as Frozen 2, Trolls, and Beauty and the Beast

  • All Campers will learn and rehearse several group numbers fitting our theme and perform at the final demonstration on Friday for friends and family.

  • We guarantee tons of fun and ample stage time for all campers!

NOTE: This camp will be capped at 12 campers - so don't wait to enroll! 

 

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