Jack and the Beanstalk: Performance Camp

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9 AM to 4 PM (M-Th) & 9 AM to 7 PM (Fri)
AGES 6-14

Fee: $250 // $225 for Civic Center Members
(includes camp activities, lunch & snack each day)

Camp Capacity:           
14 Actors entering 1st grade through age 7 (2 SPOTS LEFT)
46 Actors ages 8-14                    

This weeklong day camp invites young artists to explore their talents and skills as musical theater actors in a full-scale, professionally supported production. Morning workshops are devoted to development of acting skills, building understanding of theater, and participating in related artistic experiences. Afternoon sessions are dedicated to rehearsals of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK with Missoula Children’s Theatre directors. Each camp participant is guaranteed a role—assigned on the first day through an audition process—and the week culminates with the performance on the Civic Center’s Main Stage. No previous experience necessary.

Please note, due to the short timeframe of the camp and the intense rehearsal schedule, participation in the culminating performance is dependent on full attendance throughout the week. Missed rehearsals may necessitate that a participant give up his or her role for the success of the overall production.

Before and After Care
: Available for an additional $5 per session
(7:30 – 9 AM & 4 – 5:30 PM)

Scholarships: Limited scholarships available. For more information, click here

Cancellation Guidelines: To learn about our cancellation guidelines, click here.

For additional questions, contact Kristen at 515-246-2358 or kdarrah@civiccenter.org.


What happens when a young boy plants magic beans in his own backyard? For Jack, it is the beginning of a great adventure. With a little help from Magic and a vegetarian Giant, Jack learns a valuable lesson about true happiness. This musical production also features a host of other characters, including the Magic Harp, Jill, Mother, Milky White, the Farmers, the Merchants, the Circus Performers and the Magic Beans.

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Des Moines Performing Arts
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