San Juan Community Theatre Offers Summer Camps For All Ages

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From San Juan Community Theatre

The San Juan Community Theatre will hold summer 2021 camps outdoors at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.

Camp registration for “Could You Hug a Cactus” and “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” opens April 5 at See audition information below for “101 Dalmatians Kids.”

“Could You Hug a Cactus?” will be directed by Penelope Haskew and Chiara Power. Join the camp for $160 weekdays, June 28-July 9.

Grades K-two will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and grades three-five will meet from 1-3 p.m. 

Students will learn the basic principles of acting and developing a character as they rehearse and perform the new musical based on the poems of Phillip Van Wagoner with book by Jessica Penzias and music and lyrics by Denver Casado.

Every student will have a solo singing or speaking part assigned on the first day of camp. Public performances will be held at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on July 9.

The “Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” will be Directed by Penelope Haskew, Jenni Merritt and Chiara Power. Grades six-nine can join the camp for $360 10 a.m.-2 p.m., weekdays, July 12-24. July 16 will be a beach day.

Students will have a blast learning about theater, Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss’s special rhythm as they rehearse and perform “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” by Peter Bloedel. No kissing required!

Every student receives a speaking part on the first day of camp and public performances are 2 p.m. Friday, July 23 and noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 24.

Disney’s “101 Dalmatians Kids” will be directed by Penelope Haskew, Jenni Merritt and Chiara Power. Musical direction will be provided by Jamie Mountford. Ages 7-18 can join the camp for $440 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., weekdays, July 26-Aug. 7.

In our most advanced camp, students will create canine magic as they put their skills to work on Disney’s “101 Dalmatians Kids.” These performers will have a great time and introduce young audiences to the thrills of live theater in the process.

Students are required to audition in advance of registering for the camp. Registration auditions will be held Saturday, April 24 and Saturday, May 1 at the Friday Harbor Elementary School playground shed.

Click here to sign up. Nonresident students can submit a video audition to

Performances will be held at 2 p.m., Aug. 6, and noon and 2 p.m., Aug. 7.

San Juan Community Theatre is committed to its mission of enriching community through performing arts and proudly offers need-based scholarships to ensure no student is turned away due to financial circumstances. Please email Penelope Haskew at for a scholarship application.

Posted on April 3, 2021 at 5:30 am by

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