Tanglewood Summer 2024

Tanglewood Summer has long been a successful and inspirational part of children’s creative education in Western North Carolina. Our theatre camp has been extremely popular and is well-suited for any young person interested in exploring the exciting world of theatre. Our faculty represents some of the finest talent in the area, and we are thrilled to have them at Tanglewood Summer.

We have something for every kid this summer – whether it’s your first or one-hundred-and-first time trying theatre, Tanglewood Summer is the place for YOU!

Want to work at Tanglewood Summer Camp? We have teaching assistant positions for ages 14-16, teaching positions open for ages 16 and up, and we’re looking for energetic, talented, kind instructors to teach at our variety of theatre camps this summer. We hope you’ll be one of them! We have positions open for ages 16 and up, and we’re looking for specialists in technical theatre, music direction, choreography, stage management, and more, as well as general theatre camp counselors. Thank you for your interest in joining the Tanglewood Summer Staff! Apply here!


Summer 2024 Camp Sessions

Summer Samplers

Ages 4-9
Session 1: June 17-21 | 9 AM-1 PM
Session 2: June 24-28 | 9 AM-1 PM

Peek behind the curtain and check out what theatre is all about! Join us for a full week of creative play, theatre games, singing, dancing, and more! Perfect for kids who are eager to give theatre a try!

Registration: Tuition is $200 per session – Scholarships are available.

Session 1: June 17-21
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Session 2: June 24-28
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If you are applying for a scholarship, please click the link below INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.

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Master Classes

MASTER CLASSES WILL BE HELD OFF SITE AT UNCA
Ages 10+

June 17-18, June 20-21, June 24-25, & June 27-28 | 9 AM-4 PM

Dive deep into the life of a performer in Tanglewood Summer Master Classes! Develop your skills, discover new talents, speak with industry professionals, and prepare for your theatrical journey.

Registration: Tuition is $150 per Master Class Session or $500 for all 4 Master Class Sessions by adding all four to your cart and using code “masterclass” – Scholarships are available.

  • June 17 & 18 – Master Class Session 1 – Clowning & Combat
    • Discover your unique inner clown, and learn how to joyfully and fearlessly share it with your audiences. Through a variety of fun and challenging games, exercises and provocations we will get ridiculous, sing, dance, play, and learn to turn our flops and failures into genuine laughter. Develop safe techniques for executing violence onstage. Learn about the fundamentals of safety, sword fighting, and more! 

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  • June 20 & 21 – Master Class Session 2 – Filmmaking & Screenwriting
    • Explore the world behind the camera as you learn cinematography, storytelling, how to bring your ideas from page to screen, and more! 

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  • June 24 & 25 – Master Class Session 3 – Theatre Styles & Puppetry
    • Work with ACT’s long standing Readers Theatre troupe – The Autumn Players – as you develop your acting skills through the collaborative art of Readers Theatre! In Puppetry classes, you’ll create your own puppet and learn how to make it into a living character for the stage. 

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  • June 27 & 28 – Master Class Session 4 – Shakespeare & Shakin’ It
    • Discover the answer to “to be or not to be” with your introduction to Shakespeare! Be unafraid of the Bard’s great works and develop your acting and analytical skills. Don’t forget to get into your body as you dance it out and discover how your body moves! 

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If you are applying for a scholarship, please click the link below INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.

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Summer Stages Session I: ADVENTURE! (SOLD OUT)

Ages 4-7 half day, 8-12 full day
July 8-12| 9 AM-1 PM half day, 9 AM-4 PM full day

Are you ready for a theatrical adventure? Join us for a full week of creative play, theatre games, singing, dancing, and more! Culminating in a final showcase for your friends and family, Summer Stages is the best place for theatre kids to shine! Great for kids with all levels of experience, Summer Stages: Adventure will feature music and themed games inspired by Percy Jackson and the Olympians, How to Train Your Dragon, Peter Pan, and more! 

Performances: Informal showcase at 1 PM on Friday for half day campers & 4 PM on Friday for full day campers.

Registration: Tuition is $200 half day, $300 full day – Scholarships are available.

Please add my name to the waitlist.

If you are applying for a scholarship, please click the link below INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.

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Summer Stages Session II: MAGIC! (SOLD OUT)

Ages 4-7 half day, 8-12 full day
July 15-19| 9 AM-1 PM half day, 9 AM-4 PM full day

Discover the magic of theatre in a full week of creative play, theatre games, singing, dancing, and more! Culminating in a final showcase for your friends and family, Summer Stages is the best place for theatre kids to shine! Great for kids with all levels of experience, Summer Stages: Magic will feature music and themed games inspired by Wish, Encanto, Matilda, Harry Potter, and more! 

Performances: Informal showcase at 1 PM on Friday for half day campers & 4 PM on Friday for full day campers.

Registration: Tuition is $200 half day, $300 full day – Scholarships are available.

Please add my name to the waitlist.

If you are applying for a scholarship, please click the link below INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.


Summer Stages Session III: WILD!

Ages 4-7 half day, 8-12 full day
July 22-26| 9 AM-1 PM half day, 9 AM-4 PM full day

Find your wild side in a week full of creative play, theatre games, singing, dancing, and more! Culminating in a final showcase for your friends and family, Summer Stages is the best place for theatre kids to shine! Great for kids with all levels of experience, Summer Stages: Wild will feature music and themed games inspired by Zootopia, Leo, The Jungle Book, and more!

Performances: Informal showcase at 1 PM on Friday for half day campers & 4 PM on Friday for full day campers.

Registration: Tuition is $200 half day, $300 full day – Scholarships are available.

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If you are applying for a scholarship, please click the link below INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.

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Summer Musical: Finding Nemo Jr. (SOLD OUT)

Ages 8-18
July 29-August 2 & August 5-10 | 9 AM-4 PM

Best described as Summer Stock for Youth, Summer Musicals are fast-paced, energetic rehearsal days that culminate in six public performances on the last two days of camp! With songs, dances, and hilarious material great for performers of all ages, the Summer Musical is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

Explore the Big Blue World with Finding Nemo Jr., based on the beloved Pixar film! When Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With help from the always optimistic Dory, chill sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo overcome challenges on their journeys to find each other and themselves. Finding Nemo Jr. brings a vibrant underwater world to life onstage in a story of family, friendship, and adventure! 

Performances: 6 Public Performances at 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:00 PM on Friday, August 9th & Saturday, August 10th.

Registration: Tuition is $600– Scholarships are available.

Please add my name to the waitlist.

If you are applying for a scholarship, please click the link below INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.


Tech Camp (SOLD OUT)

Ages 13-18
July 29-August 2 & August 5-10 | 9 AM-4 PM

Want to be a part of an incredible summer musical adventure, but with a behind the scenes experience? This is the camp for you! Work side by side with ACT tech professionals to create costumes, props, and more that make up the Big Blue World! 

Performances: These campers will serv e on crew for the 6 Public Performances at 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, and 3:00 PM on Friday, August 9th & Saturday, August 10th.

Please add my name to the waitlist.

If you are applying for a scholarship, please click the link below INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.


Scholarship Information

ACT offers financial assistance for our Summer Camp sessions, and we work hard with each family to make sure that cost is not an obstacle to participation.
NOTE: If applying for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out registration. We will contact you once we have received your scholarship application. Scholarship applications must be filled out 4 weeks before the start of camp.

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Other Information

If you have questions, please contact Education Director, Zoe Zelonky or Patron Services Manager, Joshua Runkles.