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Studio Youth Theatre

Sing, Act, Dance

Welcome to Studio Youth Theatre, where young talents shine on stage! Our program is designed to ignite the passion for theatre in children and teenagers, providing them with a nurturing environment to explore their creativity, build confidence, and develop lifelong skills.

At Studio Youth Theatre, we believe in the transformative power of storytelling and the performing arts. Through a diverse range of classes and workshops, participants are guided by experienced instructors who are dedicated to fostering a love for theatre in every student.

From acting techniques to improvisation, singing, dancing, and stagecraft, our curriculum is tailored to cater to the unique interests and abilities of each participant. Whether your child dreams of being in the spotlight or prefers working behind the scenes, there’s a place for everyone at Studio Youth Theatre.

Our inclusive and supportive community encourages collaboration, teamwork, and friendship, creating lasting memories and unforgettable experiences. Whether it’s a classic play, a contemporary musical, or an original production, we take pride in showcasing the talents of our young performers to audiences near and far.

Join us at Studio Youth Theatre and let your imagination take center stage!

Summer Program Overview

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SYT Summer Program Overview

  • Camps are 2-week in length (Monday through Friday) with performances at the conclusion of camp.

  • There is one production, split by age range.

  • Each production is limited to 20 students so that all are featured.

  • Camp Hours 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Early drop off (8:00 AM) and aftercare (until 4:00 PM) are available at an additional extra cost.  Please provide extra snacks and a non-internet activity such as a book, coloring/drawing, lego, etc.

Rehearsal Attendance

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL CAMP HOURS . While we understand things can come up. We do request that your camper attend all scheduled camp hours as directors will be working diligently to produce a fantastic final production

Auditions and Casting

Musical Theatre productions include lead roles, supporting roles, cameo roles, and ensemble roles. All roles are of equal importance to the show. S

Auditions are held during the first morning of camp. Every student will receive a role with lines, singing, and ensemble participation, however roles may vary in line count.

Assignments and At-Home Practice

The director will send a daily recap email with instructions to prepare for the next day’s rehearsal.

Memorization requires at-home practice with a responsive reading partner. Please arrange time for your student each night to read their lines responsively and ensure their memorization for the next day’s rehearsal.

Private Lessons

We offer private acting and voice lessons to develop student’s theatre skills. Feel free to contact us for information on private acting and voice lessons that may be scheduled prior to the camp week.

Camp Director

Sarah Morin is a Boston based actor, director, and educator. She is beyond thrilled to be returning to the JAWs family, where she taught tap, voice and musical theater. Sarah's love of directing and youth theater was developed at Wachusett Theater Camp as a counselor, stage manager and eventually as Director of the teen summer program (The Addams Family Musical, Godspell). Sarah has worked with many Boston theater companies including Shakespeare Now and Create. Inspire. Change Theater. Sarah is currently the Director of Programming at Underwood After School Program in Newton, Ma, and also runs the theater program there. Recent productions include Annie Jr and Matilda Jr, which she is so excited to jump back into! Sarah loves sharing the magic of theater with kids, and can't wait to remind them that ``even if you're little you can do a lot!'

Theatre Director

Sarah Morin is a Boston based actor, director, and educator. She is beyond thrilled to be returning to the JAWs family, where she taught tap, voice and musical theater. Sarah's love of directing and youth theater was developed at Wachusett Theater Camp as a counselor, stage manager and eventually as Director of the teen summer program (The Addams Family Musical, Godspell). Sarah has worked with many Boston theater companies including Shakespeare Now and Create. Inspire. Change Theater. Sarah is currently the Director of Programming at Underwood After School Program in Newton, Ma, and also runs the theater program there. Recent productions include Annie Jr and Matilda Jr, which she is so excited to jump back into! Sarah loves sharing the magic of theater with kids, and can't wait to remind them that ``even if you're little you can do a lot!'

Music Director

Keith Rutkiewicz is excited to return to JAWS as a vocal and theater instructor, a post he held and loved from 2008-2016. A native of Worcester, MA, his interest in music and stage was cultivated at an early age through local, state, and regional arts programs and private instruction. Keith attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (95-2000) where he studied both classical and jazz voice performance, music education, and jazz piano and was a lead arranger for the popular a cappella group The Doo Wop Shop. With over 25 years of professional performance experience and over 40 musicals and stage productions billed including roles such as Matt in The Fantasticks, Curly in Oklahoma, and Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Keith looks forward to collaborating with the JAWS Team and is enthusiastic about learning new things together! Keith currently lives in Spencer, MA with his wife Sarah whom he met at Umass studying music, his son Jackson, and the family dog Dasher; where he spent the last five years as the organist for the First Congregational Church of Spencer.

Choreographer

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