Summer 2016 Classes and Programs

James and the Giant Peach
the Musical

For ages 12 and up. Join director Douglas Anderson for Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit. 

In this hands-on experience, actors will learn music, choreography, acting and more as they rehearse for this big, fun and colorful musical production. This summer, Young Company is lucky to have Douglas Anderson, THT’s executive director who is also the artistic director of the Opera Company of Middlebury. Doug is a successful professional director who has directed countless hit musical theater productions. He directed last summer’s hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat for the Young Company.  Also returning is the incredible Helen Weston as the production’s musical director. 

July 5*-22,
Mon-Fri, 1-4pm
Performances July 22 at 7pm and 23 at 2pm
$275 or $400 for both camps

*We will not begin July 4th. Happy holiday!

Alice in Wonderland

For ages 12 and up, directed by Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton. Visit a Wonderland unlike any other in this funny and outrageous adaptation of the classic book.

Ensemble members will have intensive training in voice, movement, text and physical comedy as they prepare the production. Direction by Lindsay Pontius and Kendra Gratton. Lindsay has directed over 12 Midsummers, 15 Romeo and Juliets and 8 Hamletsjust to name a few. She hails from Shakespeare & Company where she acted, directed and taught in the professional actor’s workshop as well as the Shakespeare in the Schools program. Kendra is a choreographer extraordinaire working with Middlebury Community Players and developed the movement for Middlebury Actors Workshop production of  Richard III. Lindsay and Kendra directed last summer’s acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

August 8-24 
Mon-Fri 9am- noon
Performances August 23 and 24 at 7pm
$275 or $400 for both camps
*Everyone signing up for class will be in the show. Auditions for specific roles will be held June 20th for James. No auditions for Alice. Some scholarships are available through a generous grant from the Middlebury Community Players. 

For more information, call 802-388-1436 or email

THT Kids: Stories on Stage 
For grades K-2. Spend the week acting, singing, and creating! Children will adapt several picture books into their own plays which will be performed at our last class. Develop performance skills, use your imagination, and have fun! 
June 27- July 1

Tom Sawyer 
Adventure Week!
For grades 3-6. A perfect way to while away a summer’s day bringing the adventurous life of Tom Sawyer onstage. Learn acting and physical theater skills and have fun developing outrageous characters.
July 18-22
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 Hip Hop and Jazz Dance  with Karen Amirault

Boogie down and sweat during this high energy week! Improve your technique, expand your repertoire and learn two new dances to perform on Friday, July 15th.

July 11-15

Cost: $150

Rock It Science

The rock stars are back this summer! Play in a band, write some new songs and learn some old ones.  Clint Bierman and company share their talent and experience with budding rockers, making this camp one of our most popular camps ever. 

June 20-24.

Performance June 24th at 7pm
Cost: $275