Campers will create THREE new musical theater pieces by taking works from the standard & pop repertoire and giving them a hilarious makeover. Open to all instrumentalists, singers, and would-be scriptwriters & composers ages 10-18! Take your writing, acting, singing, dancing and/or composing skills to a higher level. This year's camp will be held 100% online!

Where: 100% online

**TBD Pending COVID restrictions at that time, select rehearsals may be held in parks near MO, and recording may occur at the Madison Room

Times: Camps run Mon-Fri 9am-3pm (Les Mis Mermaid & Hello Mamma Mia!), 9am-2pm (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Cast capacity: 15 people

Audition Details: Audition Dates/Times TBD. Registered participants will be contacted directly with more details.

Cost: 

One-week intensive - $330 + $20 registration fee

Two weeks - $570 + $20 registration fee

Three weeks - $845 + $20 registration fee

Four weeks - $1080 + $20 registration fee

10% sibling discount 

 

2 week camp

 

Dates: June 21-25 and June 28-July 2nd

Ages: 10-16

Final performance: (online recording) TBD

 

Open to all instrumentalists, singers and would-be composers and script writers! 

Synopsis:

As temperatures rise Under the Sea due to global warming, a lot of the creatures of the ocean want to be Part of Our World and join us humans on land. Not wanting to share their dinners with some walking calamari, the humans want to Build the Barricade and everything seems to be leading towards Confrontation. Though Arielle may have Dreamed a Dream of joining us hand in fin, the president of France has other ideas...Do You Hear the Seafood Sing?

Creative Team:

Writer/Director: Jayme Coveliers

Music & Vocal Director: Jennifer McCabe

Instrumental Director: Rick Ferguson

Co-Editor: Evan Jordan

1 week camp

 

Dates: July 12-16

Ages: 14-18

Final performance: (online recording) TBD

 

Open to actors, singers, dancers. Seeking the following instrumentalists: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys and Horns

Synopsis:

Bismillah! No! Sammy’s been framed for the murder and is not Doing All Right! Afraid of being locked up for life, Sammy Wants to Break Free of the charges and prove their innocence. Along with their friends Rich and Shayna, they’ll search for evidence whilst being chased down by Lt. Barlow and Sgt. Grimbly. Sammy will cry out Don’t Stop Me Now and won’t rest until they Are the Champions.

Creative Team:

Writer/Director: Jayme Coveliers

Band Leader/Music Director: Tim O'Donnell

Instrumental Director: Rick Ferguson

Intern: Howard Godfrey

Co-Editor: Evan Jordan

 

2 week camp

 

Dates: July 19-23 and July 26-30

Ages: 10-16

Final performance: (online recording) TBD

 

Open to all instrumentalists, singers and would-be composers and script writers! Heavier on incorporating rock instruments

Synopsis:

Fed up about not knowing who her father is, Mia says So Long Dearie to the present and she Takes a Chance, going back in time to Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! some answers! She finds her mother, Dolly, is a Dancing Queen (Hello, Dolly!)and doesn’t have interest in who Mia thinks her father might be. So Mia helps Horace get ready in his Sunday Clothes for the big Polka Contest to impress Dolly all the while driving off all the other potential suitors. Soon she calls out an SOS as she might be stuck in the past for good. Mamma Mia!  What a conundrum!

Creative Team:

Writer/Director: Jayme Coveliers

Music & Vocal Director: Jennifer McCabe

Instrumental Director: Rick Ferguson

Co-Editor: Evan Jordan

 

Faculty Biographies

Jayme Coveliers is a filmmaker and Evanston native. Studying at Emerson College and DePaul University, Jayme has written and performed in numerous revues and sketch shows such as Emerson’s A Snake So Big You’ll Ask How Big and Don’t You Wish Your Girlfriend Were Dan Backman? Jayme now performs regularly at The Under the Gun Theater and Second City doing improv and sketch comedy. They also spent numerous years in a Turkish Prison. Anyway, Jayme is very excited to work with your children.

Jennifer McCabe is a piano teacher at The Musical Offering and has worked on the school's Music Stars camps for the past several summers. For more information about Jennifer, please read her staff bio.

Rick Ferguson is the Artistic Director and co-founder of the Musical Offering. He also teaches private piano lessons and MOrchestra I and II. For more information about Rick, please read his bio here.

Tim O'Donnell: Head of the Plugged In & Live program at the MO. Please read bio here.

Howard Godfrey: Member of the MO Junior Board and writer/creator of multiple MO Shows. 

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