Summer Theatre Camp

at Theater in the Wood!

Supported by:

BROADWAY BOUND SUMMER CLASS SERIES:

A six-week musical theater class series taught by local professionals and professionals that have just stepped off a Broadway stage for kids ages 8-16!

 

Each week is taught by a different professional assisted by BIBLF Theater Manager, Hannah-Jo.

 

The Professionals: (In no particular order - more info below!)

Local:

- Mark Sickler – Artistic Director of M&D Playhouse

- Hannah-Jo Weisberg – Believe in Books Theater Manager

- Chelsea Hupalowsky – New Hampshire Choreographer

 

Broadway:

- Dan DeLuca – First National Tour of Disney's Newsies

- Zach Adkins – Anastasia and Diana The Musical, Kinky Boots Tour

- Nina Filipowich – Broadway and regional Casting Director

 

Week Breakdown:

After an audition on the first day of camp, each camper will be given two songs or scenes or dances that they will be working on for the week to present in a Showcase for family and friends at the end of the week. Consider this Showcase a Broadway style review cabaret featuring moments from the campers’ favorite Broadway shows. Throughout the week, each camper will get one on one attention from the professional as well as play all the theater camp games we know and love. Doing camp this way allows us to really focus on education and teaching the campers about Musical Theater. It also allows us to give each camper more individualized attention and play to each camper’s strengths.

 

Safety Protocols:

Each camp session is limited to 25 campers.

If a camper is not feeling well, please stay home and notify Hannah-Jo.

Masks are optional.

 

 

Meet this Summer's Camp Professionals!

DAN DELUCA

Week 1: Newsies Broadway Master Class

Dan DeLuca is a theater and television actor, best known for originating the role of Jack Kelly on the First National Tour of Disney’s Newsies. He has developed new musicals alongside the greatest theater composers of our time including Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken and Martin Charnin. TV: CBS’ The Code, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, HSN. Regional Theater Credits include: Original Cast of Disney's Jolly Holiday (Papermill Playhouse) The Scarecrow -The Wizard of Oz, Charlie - Brigadoon (Pittsburgh CLO) Jimmy-Thoroughly Modern Millie (Goodspeed) Leo Bloom-The Producers, Michael-Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Casa Manana)John-Meet Me in St Louis, Lucas-The Addams Family (The Muny) Claude-Hair (Patchogue Theater) Gabe-Next to Normal (Weston Playhouse) Emmett-Legally Blonde (Lexington Theater Company) Various: 54 Below, Walt Disney World & Radio City Music Hall.

CHELSEA HUPALOWSKY

Week 2: Storytelling without words: Dance and Movement for the Stage

Week 6 (Invite Only): Advanced Broadway Showcase. A summary of everything we learned this summer

Chelsea Hupalowsky is a professional dancer, choreographer, and dance educator originally from Cleveland, Ohio and newly residing in the Mount Washington Valley. Chelsea has performed across the country and abroad with Universal Orlando Resort, truTV, Six Flags Over Texas, Santa’s Fantastical, The Vegas Opera, New Generation Theatrical, and many others. Her choreography can be seen in multiple venues, most recently at M&D Playhouse (Xanadu,) and Theatre in the Woods. Chelsea also appears as a weekly cohost for Charity Chatter on Valley Vision and is a published dance writer. Having previously taught with dance programs at Perkins Elementary, Windermere Preparatory School, and leading the dance department at Camp Mantiou Canada in Ontario, she is looking forward to continue sharing her never-ending love for dance and theatre. Chelsea is ecstatic to be creating art with Believe in Books for a second summer!

ZACH ADKINS

Week 3: Anastasia and Kinky Boots Broadway Master Class

Broadway/Nat’l Tour: Diana, Anastasia, Kinky Boots. Stage: West Side Story (NCT), Into the Woods: In Concert (Town Hall), Grease (Pittsburgh CLO), Murder Ballad (Cleveland’s Playhouse Square), Sweeney Todd (Idaho Shakespeare Festival) and Spring Awakening (Beck Arts, Broadway World Award). TV/Flim: FBI (CBS), Diana (Netflix).

MARK SICKLER

Week 4: Audition Preparation and Scene Study

A 30+ year veteran of the theater, his work as an actor, stage manager, director, and production manager has been seen in the Valley, metro-Boston, and New York City.  His work has been nominated for NHTA, EMACT, DASH, IRNE, and Elliott Norton awards.  A former member of AEA, the union of professional actors and stage managers, prior to moving to the Valley he also worked under the direction of Tony award-winning Diane Paulus on the long running The Donkey Show at the A.R.T..  He’s grateful to have found an artistic home here in the North Country, and is equally as grateful to Ms. Weisberg for allowing him this opportunity to share his knowledge with a new generation of artists.

NINA FILIPOWICH

Week 5: The Business of Theater: Becoming a Professional Performer

Nina Filipowich resides in New York City and is a Producer for live entertainment and attractions - from theme parks to cruise ships. Nina studied vocal performance at West Chester University and started her career as a young performer at said theme parks she now produces for. She has had the privilege of working with brands from Nickelodeon, to Hershey Resorts and Entertainment, Guinness World Records to Royal Caribbean and Fred Rogers Association. Nina is excited to share her knowledge of the entertainment world, both the performance and business side!

HANNAH-JO WEISBERG

Week 6 (Invite Only): Advanced Broadway Showcase. A summary of everything we learned this summer.

Hannah-Jo holds a degree in Music Theater from Baldwin Wallace University. After graduation, she spent 5 years performing all around the country and parts of Europe. She then decided to switch her focus from performing to the production side of theater and became a Casting Director for RWS Entertainment Group in New York City. Hannah-Jo came to the valley in 2020 to be the Company Manager of the entertainers at Story Land and never left! You may recognize Hannah-Jo from her performances as Kira in Xanadu and Shelby in Steel Magnolias at M&D Playhouse, where she also directed Barefoot in The Park. Hannah-Jo is your current Theater Manager at Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, where she directed the Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast last October and was one of your summer camp counselors last summer. Hannah-Jo is also your current musical director at Kennett High School and Musical Revue teacher with Arts in Motion.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call or stop by our office during regular business hours, or you can send an email to Katie Young at katie@believeinbooks.org.

 

See you for a fantastic summer in the 100-Acre Wood!!

 

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization: 41 Observatory Way, P.O. Box 1800, Intervale, NH 03845  (603) 356-9980