Experience Central New Jersey's Best Musical Theater Camps! Allegra is an Exceptional Ensemble Program, Offering Award-Winning Musical Theater Camps Since 1999!
What makes the Allegra Summer theater camp experience exceptional is the inclusion and care that we have consistently demonstrated for each and every camper. Whether your camper is new to Allegra or has participated over the years, each Allegra camper understands that their unique talents, abilities, personal characteristics, and differences are not only welcomed, but celebrated and key to the makeup of our exceptional ensembles and production teams.
Our camps build confidence, collaboration skills, and most importantly great friendships and memories. Each session offers the opportunity for our young performers to work with kind, caring and distinguished performance artists and experienced educators to build a complete show from the ground up in a fun summer camp setting!
Campers are given daily acting games and exercises to explore the world of acting, working on facial and body expressions and communication with other actors. We study acting techniques in-depth, explore monologues, dialogues, and partner scenes. Actors learn how to properly analyze and “become” the characters you have been given in the show through individual character sessions with an acting coach, partner sessions “in character," and various other exercises.
Campers gain a basic knowledge of voice techniques. Daily exercises and warm-ups, led by a professional accompanist, will be held in strengthening the muscles used in singing. Campers will learn correct rhythms particular to the songs they are performing and learn how to “dissect” a song, and will have individual voice lessons with a private instructor. Focus will be on proper phrasing in their pieces, and learning basic classical vocal controls and optimizations.
Campers work with a professional choreographer for dance and group scenes. They are lead through various movement exercises that help campers unlock healthy, expressive movement. The focus is on creating strong movements particular to theater dancing.
Summer 2024 Programs
2 weeks | July 1 - July 12
Grades 3 – 9
Get ready to embark on a magical journey with Allegra School of Music and Arts as we proudly present Frozen Jr.!
Step into the enchanting world of Disney's modern classic as we bring Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life on stage. Based on the beloved 2018 Broadway musical, Frozen Jr. is an unforgettable experience for all ages.
Join us as we journey through this heartwarming tale, featuring all the beloved songs from the animated film, including the iconic "Let It Go," "Do You Want to Build a Snowman," and many more, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Plus, enjoy five new songs written exclusively for the Broadway production.
2 weeks | July 15 - July 26
Grades 3 – 9
Dive into an unforgettable underwater adventure with Allegra School of Music and Arts as we proudly present Finding Nemo Jr.!
Disney’s Finding Nemo JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie, featuring new music by the award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Join us as we follow the heartwarming story of Marlin, an anxious clownfish, and his adventurous son Nemo as they embark on an epic journey across the ocean.
Get ready to be swept away by the vibrant characters and colorful world of the Great Barrier Reef, from Marlin’s anemone home to the bustling city of Sydney. Along the way, you'll meet unforgettable characters such as the optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang.
3 weeks | July 29 - August 17
Grades 8 – 12
Brace yourselves for an electrifying adventure like no other as Allegra School of Music and Arts proudly presents The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical!
Based on the best-selling book by Rick Riordan, this thrilling musical follows the epic journey of Percy Jackson, the half-blood son of a Greek god, as he navigates newfound powers, ancient prophecies, and a quest to clear his name and prevent a war among the gods.
Join Percy as he embarks on a daring quest to retrieve Zeus's stolen lightning bolt, facing mythical monsters, unraveling riddles, and confronting his own destiny along the way. With an exhilarating original rock score and jaw-dropping special effects, The Lightning Thief promises to be an action-packed adventure "worthy of the gods."
2 weeks | August 19 - August 30
Grades 6 – 12
Explore a whimsical journey to a kingdom far, far away with Once Upon a Mattress!
In this delightful musical comedy, Queen Aggravain has decreed that no couples can marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, finds a bride. But when the "shy" swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, arrives to win the prince's hand, she must first pass the impossible tests set by the Queen. Can Winnifred overcome the Sensitivity Test and help her friends Lady Larken and Sir Harry find their happily ever after?
Filled with wonderful songs and hilarious antics, Once Upon a Mattress is a rollicking spin on the classic tale of The Princess and the Pea that will have you laughing, cheering, and tapping your toes along the way. Join us for an enchanting evening of romance, comedy, and musical magic that proves, once and for all, that a princess is anything but delicate!