Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with this Groupon.
$69 for a One-Week, All-Day Performing-Arts Day Camp ($139 Value)
Over one week of camp, budding stars from kindergarten through ninth grade learn to act, sing, and dance under the direction of pro actor Miles McMahon. They explore their creativity and performance potential through improvisational games, exercises, and rehearsal, which culminate in a performance of a comedic, pop-culture-tweaking show written especially for that week. Each actor gets an equal role, with older participants challenged by longer lines and more advanced games. Depending on gender and age group, participants may delve into such bombastic productions as Blondes vs Brunettes: The Musical! and Not Another Movie Where Everything Blows Up! Camps run from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and include snacks each day. Groupon customers may choose any of the following sessions:
- June 4–8
- June 11–15
- June 18–22
- June 25–29<p>
Groupon buyers must call to register each child ahead of their desired date; walk-ins will not be accepted.<p>
Theatre of the Imagination
Spurred by a drive to instill children with a love for the arts and to build their self-esteem, professional actor Miles McMahon helms an array of educational programs at Theatre of the Imagination. He and his staff of local theater lovers build on more than 2,000 successful children's theatrical productions through creative summer camps, acting and performance classes, special workshops, and birthday parties for performers in prekindergarten through ninth grade. Miles writes a completely new work for each class and camp, using the script to immerse students in a cooperative, creative environment while freeing them from the pressures of lead roles, auditions, and autographer's elbow. Staff members can also conduct Movie Star Acting birthday parties, where they shoot a short film with the birthday child as the star.