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!

Do you have a budding Lin-Manuel Miranda?  Drama naturally creates an environment where students must take risks—through games and activities, our teaching artists will help build the students’ confidence so they are ready for the big day to perform for friends and family. 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, the students will create everything in between! Join us this summer and make a brand new musical! 


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   [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

August 7th – August 18th – Ruth Page Center for the Arts   [REGISTRATION CLOSED]



$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

  • 10 days, 60 hours of fun, instruction, and skills development led by professional teaching artists who are real deal working actors in Chicago.

  • Creation and production of a brand new musical to be performed on a professional Chicago Theatre stage

  • Complimentary admission to the big show for friends and family members


Other Benefits:


  • Greater self-confidence

  • Enhanced skills in writing, singing, acting, and movement

  • Lasting friendships and memories


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