... Summer Programs

C.A.S.T. Summer Sessions 2017

CAST Summer Sessions

Ages 7 to 17

Monday to Friday: 9:am to 5:pm

Tuition: $250

Performance: Friday Afternoon at 4:pm

Each week CAST will produce a show that will be staged on Friday afternoon – Script-in-Hand. On Monday morning everyone in that Session auditions for a role in that week’s show. We rehearse each day working on character development, blocking, use of props, etc. Toward the end of the week we add what sets are available, lighting, and sound. On Friday afternoon the show will be performed Script-in-Hand for an audience of family, friends, and neighborhood children.

(Script-in-Hand {no need to memorize} removes a great deal of stress from the actor.)




June 27-30

Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz


July 3 to 7

To Be Determined


July 10 to 14

Act, Sing, Dance


July 17 to 21

Ali Baba and the Magic Cave


July 24 to 28

Egyptian Cinderella

Opens July 26

The Tragedy of Macbeth:

Shakespeare in Lincoln Park

June 27-30: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

The brave adventurers — Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion — share terrifying experiences in their journey to meet the Wizard of Oz and have their wishes granted.

July 3-7: To be Determined

We are working to develop a program that takes into account the July 4 holiday.

July 10-14: Act, Sing, Dance!

Work with professional actors, singers, and choreographers throughout the week on acting and singing technique, and dance choreography. Students work together to create scenes, learn Broadway or Popular songs and stage choreography. On Friday everyone performs in the end-of-week showcase.

July 17-21: Ali Baba and the Magic Cave

Ali Baba — aided by friends, especially the very bright Morgiana — escapes from the Magic Cave, later escapes from prison, and finally devises a unique plan to capture once and for all the cutthroats and unmasks their leader, who turns out to be … the wicked Cassim.

July 24-28: Egyptian Cinderella

It originated nearly 3,000 years ago and was recorded by the Roman historian Strabo in the first century B.C.: A young Greek woman is kidnapped by pirates and sold as a slave in Egypt.  Her manners and background make her stand out, with the result that she is treated cruelly by the other servants of the household. Her only friends are the animals that live along the Nile for whom she dances and sings each evening. Her master happens upon this one evening and has golden slippers made for her. One day a hawk – the god Horus – steals a slipper and drops it into Pharaoh’s lap.  He searches the kingdom to find its owner, and when he finds her, makes her his queen.

Shakespeare in Lincoln Park: Summer 2017

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Steamer No.10’s Shakespeare in Lincoln Park production this summer will be The Tragedy of Macbeth. This is a tuition-based program for CAST students ages 12 to 17, who will have the opportunity of auditioning for all of the roles. Rehearsals will include training and choreography by a certified stage combat professional.

Performance Dates: July 26 to August 12 at our Shakespeare in Lincoln Park stage

Auditions for Macbeth

April 14, 15 from 1:pm to 3:pm

April 17, 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

You will be reading from sides — pieces of the script.

Ages 12 to 17

Tuition: $250 — scholarships are available.

Rehearsals: Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 starting June 6

Click here for a gallery of photos from some of our past Shakespeare productions.