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This day camp experience is designed to introduce very young actors to the fun and magic of theater in a safe, non-competitive environment. All participants will be cast in a speaking part and have the opportunity to shine in their end of camp performance. Our goal is that your child leaves camp with a long lasting appreciation of the theater arts….and of course, lots of new friends! Our end of camp showcase for family and friends will be held on Friday afternoon. Our performances are always free and photography and videotaping is encouraged!  



One Week Camp Ages 4-6 

8am-4pm M-F Decatur Rec Center

CandiNews Children's Theatre brings the delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to  the Tucker Stage!  In this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. 


One Week Camp Ages 7-12

8am-4pm M-F Decatur Rec Center 

This week-long program, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play will come to life right before your eyes (but we won’t judge if you still hold out for tickets to the actual show). Regardless of your child’s theater experience, he or she is welcome to learn exciting choreography moves, belt out the play’s most popular ballads, style costumes and of course, have a ton of fun in the process.


One Week camp ages 7-9

8am-4pm M-F Decatur Rec Center

This Popstar Musical Camp is "Funtatstic" If your child loves to sing and dance this one is for you! Campers have the opportunity to dress-up, sing and dance to all of their favorite songs with friends! We use real microphones and headsets for everyone, we will have fun learning to sing and dance to popular songs. We will make craft microphones, VIP  name cards and wear popstar glasses, star decorations,  and playing fun games. There will be a showcase on the last day of class. 


One Week Camp ages K-2

8am-4pm M-F Decatur Rec Center

Disney's Moana Youth Theater and Performing Arts 

CandiNews Productions provides youth theatre experience designed to awaken the creative spirit and imagination through acting, musical theater, and movement in a safe, non-competitive environment. We’ll work on all aspects of theatre including acting, dancing, and music. Our goal for your little one is to provide them with the opportunity to have fun exploring the creative arts and discovering new talents while building on those they already have! This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Students will sing-song from this musical soundtrack and prepare for a show you will never forget. Moana class is sure to bring out the hero within each of us. Performance for family and friends and the end of class.

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