Featured Camp ~ StageworX

By Sponsored Advertising Content April 5, 2018

Learning theater skills is a fun way to gain the confidence that will help young people regardless of their future goals.

StageworX Camp was created to be a purposeful environment where kids can grow both on and off the stage. Our mission is to provide three things for every camper: rewards of excellence of theater performance, depth of personal character, and lasting friendships. Our team of theater professionals and educators will come alongside your family to shape the heart, mind, and character of your child. We foster excellence in theater training and performance as we create a balance between purposeful silliness and hard work. 

StageworX is the perfect place not only for those who have previous theater experience and want to polish the skills they already have but also for those who are curious about performing and just want to give it a try. We offer camps for all ages:


Mini-Troupe level is for potty-trained children from 3 to 5 years of age. Emily Wilson directs our Mini-Troupe camp. The Mini-Troupe camps meet weekdays from Monday, June 4th to Thursday, June 14th. Every day from 9:00 AM to noon Mini-Troupe campers will work on basic performance and social skills while they prepare to perform the musical “Up Beat!” on Thursday, June 14th. Tuition for mini-Troupe is $225.


Troupe level is for students who have completed grades K-2. Directed by Allison Friedrich and Tori Friedrich, Troupe campers will meet every weekday from Monday, June 4th to Friday, June 15th.  Troupe sessions will last from 9:00 AM to noon as they prepare for their performance of “Upside-Down Town”. They will perform their show on Friday, June 15th at 6:30 PM. Tuition for Troupe level is $250.  


Directed by Paula Brekken and Jessica Luppino McCarty, Company level is for students who have completed third through fifth grades.  Meeting 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on weekdays from Monday, June 4th through Tuesday, June 19th, company level will be working towards a performance of “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” Their performance will be at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 19th. Tuition for Company level is $500.


Studio level campers are those who are in middle school and high school.(Studio Musical is for those who have completed grades 6-10 and Studio Drama and Studio Tech are for those who have completed grades 6-12). At this level campers can choose Studio DRAMA, which will focus on improvisation and non-musical theater skills, OR Studio MUSICAL, which will cover all aspects of musical theater from acting to singing to dancing, OR Studio TECH, which will give students interested in backstage production elements a chance to learn about lights, sound, and sets. All of the Studio camps will meet Monday through Friday from June 4th through June 22nd.  Studio level campers will meet from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM daily. Tuition for Studio DRAMA is $590, tuition for Studio MUSICAL is $600 and for Studio TECH, tuition is $500.

Studio DRAMA:

Directed by Jeff Yarnell, the Studio Drama campers will have three performances. Their first performance will be an Improvisation showcase on Wednesday night, June 13th at 7:00 PM. The second and third performances for Studio DRAMA will be “The Sting” on Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00 PM and on Saturday, June 23rd at 3:00 PM. This show is the play that the movie from the 1970’s starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman is based on.


Directed by Sarah Peterson, the Studio Musical campers will have four performances on Thursday, June 21st, Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd at 7:00 PM, and a Sunday matinee on June 24th at 3:00 PM. These campers will be preparing and performing the Broadway Musical “Legally Blonde.”

Studio TECH:

Directed by Jerry Howard and Cheryl Singers, the Studio Tech campers will begin each day with the Studio MUSICAL camp to work on the camp virtues and will then split their time between helping with the tech aspects of rehearsals for the various camps, or experiencing hands-on training in set design, construction and decoration with the educators who make up our highly experienced tech staff. Studio TECH campers will help run the tech for the end-of-camp performances by all camp levels.

All camps will meet the first two weeks (June 4-15) at Colonial Presbyterian Church/Quivira Campus, which is located at 12501 W. 137th Street in Overland Park. The Company and Studio level campers will meet and perform during week three (June 18-24) at Mill Valley High School, which is located at 5900 Monticello Road in Shawnee. For more information, you may check out our website at or call (816) 536-2840.