On Stage @ THELMA
THELMA’s arts day camp, On Stage @ THELMA, is a two-week camp where fourth through eighth grade students learn the lines, the songs, the choreography, and build the sets for a theatre production. On the final day of the camp, students will perform the musical for family and friends to enjoy!
This year’s On Stage @ THELMA production is The Claw. When an out-of-order claw game suddenly turns back on, all of the toys are ecstatic! Well… all of the toys except for Dot, a terrified stuffed cow. Dot’s desperate to hold onto her home and her best friend, Aiden. Can Dot conquer her fear of the unknown with some help from the Flair Bears, Mighty Mutant Power Turtles, Beanie Elders, and the all-knowing Mystical 8-ball?
Camp Dates/Time: Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 12, 2023 (No Camp Sat & Sun) | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Daily
Price: $195 ($156 for THELMA Members) | Snacks and T-Shirt included!
Age: 9 – 14 years old (fourth – eighth graders)
Performance: Friday, August 12 @ 6:00 PM
Eva Thelen-Dunphy, director of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale at THELMA will direct the production again this year. Eva has more than 10 years of experience directing and producing Children’s Theater, including last year’s On Stage @ THELMA production of “BOTS!” The children will also gain hands-on experience with set design by working with visual arts instructor Anoush Cowles. Cowles teaches at Evans and Rosenow elementary schools. Both bring a passion for children’s creative process to the production.
DOT: An anxious stuffed cow
AIDEN: A charismatic stuffed dragon, Dot’s best friend
CLAW: The wise old sage, the hand of fate, our narrator
THE FLAIR BEARS: Inspired by the Care Bears, the Flair Bears are a group of wildly eccentric stuffed bears, each passionate about different forms of art.
THE MIGHTY MUTANT POWER TURTLES: A combination of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the Mighty ‘Morphin Power Rangers, the Mighty Mutant Power Turtles are a group of off-brand heroes.
THE BEANIE ELDERS: Inspired by the Beanie Babies, the Beanie Elders are a group of old curmudgeonly toys from the 90’s.
THE MYSTICAL 8-BALL: Based on the Magic 8-Ball, Mystical 8-Ball communicates using a trio of answers.