Create a Brand New Musical!

Students will work together with professional teaching artists to create a brand new musical and will acquire new skills in writing, singing, acting, and movement!

Drama naturally creates an environment where students must take risks—through games and activities, the teachers will help build the students’ confidence so they are ready for a final show to be performed for friends and family on the final day.  While working with our Teaching Artists Students will share their experiences and passions to create a dynamic song and story for their final show. Each show will begin and end with a big camp number to a popular hit from a musical or the radio that relates to the theme of their show. The students will create everything in between!


Ages 7-12


Monday through Friday, 9AM – 3PM; Final Performance on the last Friday of camp at 2:15

June 26th – July 7th (No Class July 4th) – The Theatre School at DePaul

July 10th – July 21st – The Theatre School at DePaul

July 24th – August 4th – Ruth Page Center for the Arts

August 7th – August 18th – Ruth Page Center for the Arts



$650 per session ($585 for session that takes place during the 4th of July holiday (10% discount for siblings, or students signing up for multiple sessions))
Fee Includes

  •          Porchlight T-Shirt for every camper
  •          Recess at a local park daily (weather permitting)      
  •          Professional Teaching Artists that are working Chicago actors
  •          New skills in singing, dancing, acting, and writing
  •          Final Show on a professional Chicago theatre stage that all friends and family members can attend
  •          Lasting friendships


Camp Locations

Theatre School at DePaul 
2350 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610