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Showdown Camps

SHOWDOWN ACADEMY

Showdown Academy is a one-of-a-kind, intensive, three week exploration of theater for youth 13 (8th Grade) through 20 years old, or have previously completed two years of Showdown Academy. It begins with morning - professional level classes - taught by Hollywood insiders, in: acting, directing, composing, stage movement, musical theater, dance, stage craft or playwriting. Afternoons are devoted to high level rehearsals for the World Premiere of a full production. A few, team-building, outside activities round-out this unique journey into theater. The program ends with performances of the show on July 14 & 15. 

Showdown CampRegistration Deadline: June 19, 2017
Registration Fee: $285
Late Fee: $295
Activity Number: 605384-01

CAMP DATES AND TIMES:
Monday thru Friday, June 26 to July 15, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Avenue HQ, 621 E. Capitol Ave.

Performances:
Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15, 2017 



SHOWDOWN FRESHMAN

Showdown Academy is an introductory, two week adventure into theater for youth, 11 and 12 years old (6th & 7th Grades), who and have not previously participated in Showdown Academy, as well as youth, 10 years of age, that have previously participated in Showdown Junior.  This program, like Showdown Academy, begins with morning classes in either: acting or stage movement or musical theater or dance, or stage craft or playwriting. Afternoons are devoted to rehearsals for the full production. The program will end with a show on June 23 & 24.  

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2017
Registration Fee: $215
Late Fee: $225
Activity Number: 605384-03

CAMP DATES AND TIMES:
Monday thru Friday, June 12 to 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


LOCATION:
Avenue HQ, 621 E. Capitol Ave.

Performance:
Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24, 2017




SHOWDOWN JUNIOR

Showdown Junior is a playful journey into theater for kids ages 7 to 10 years old (2nd - 5th grades). It's designed for students to grow their self-confidence and public speaking skills while having fun making new friends. Children learn acting, movement and music and so much more.  Plus the camp ends with a performance for family and friends. Camp lasts for two weeks and runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 p.m.. Campers should bring lunch. Performances are Friday and Saturday, June 23 & 24.  

Showdown JuniorRegistration Deadline: June 5, 2017
Registration Fee: $185
Late Fee: $195
Activity Number: 605384-02

CAMP DATES AND TIMES:
Monday thru Friday, June 12 to 24, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

LOCATION:
Avenue HQ, 621 E. Capitol Ave.

Performance:
Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24, 2017 

MEET THE STAFF

Cindy Marcus and Flip Kobler have sold screenplays to Paramount and Universal and wrote for “Deep Space Nine”. As Disney staff, they wrote “Simba’s Pride”, the sequel to “Lion King”, “Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Christmas”, “Pocahontas Journey to a New World”, “Hunchback of Notre Dame II”, and others. Most recently they completed the script for “Doctor Doolittle 3” and are penning a new original movie for the Disney Channel.

Dennis Poore’s credits span the globe with European dance hits like “Strange Desire”, “Young Men”, Julie Brown’s “Cause I’m a Blond” and “Brand New Girl”, the film “Earth Girls are Easy”. Dennis was nominated for a Clio for his Chase-Manhattan Bank jingle. Dennis composed musicals “An American Cantata”, “The Tennessee Williams Cabaret”, “Wild Dust...The Musical” performed in New York, New Jersey, Florida and LA. Dennis worked with Liza Minnelli, Goldie Hawn & Joe Cocker. 

Cindy Marcus, Flip Kobler and Dennis Poore are writing a new Totally Teen show for the teens of Jefferson City. Teens will get to put their stamp on a original show that will make it's World Premiere right here in Jefferson City. The teams' other Totally Teen shows: BROTHER'S GRIMM, USHER, JECKYL AND HYDES, THE ARGONAUTS and NOTTINGHAM have been published with Pioneer, the premiere house for young people's theater, and include the original cast - which could be you!