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TYKEs KidStage (Grades 3-6)

What is TYKEs KidStage at Camp Sisol?

Since 2004, TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) has been dazzling audiences with best-loved children's stories, fairy tales and literature presented live on stage by our area's most renowned adult professional actors. TYKEs' inspires an appreciation of the arts, fosters an awareness of literature and promotes communications and social interaction skills while teaching important life lessons. TYKEs consistently ranks as the #1 Children's Theatre Company in Rochester byKidsOutAndAbout.com, and one of the top ten most popular places in all of Rochester to bring kids. Last summer, TYKEs expanded to include TYKEs KidStage at Camp Sisol. Now in our 14th season, TYKEs boasts our best-ever lineup of award-winning performances on stage at the JCC, we've added theater classes and vacation camps to our repertoire AND we're delighted to return for another spectacular full summer of theater camp! There's no better place in the nation than TYKEs KidStage at Camp Sisol to have a fun-filled summer camp adventure PLUS an extraordinary theater experience.

At KidStage, your camper's days will be chock-full of wholesome outdoor activities — including daily swimming, crafts and sports hobbies, and optional weekly late-nights. Without even realizing it, your camper will also be...

  • improving their reading and literary skills, analyzing scripts and reading out loud every day
  • receiving music lessons with our professional music expert - while we sing, we also spend time learning musical concepts and some basic note reading
  • boosting their health and fitness while learning dance elements with our professional choreographer
  • expanding teamwork and socialization skills
  • learning to brainstorm and use critical thinking skills
  • enhancing their poise, self-esteem, public speaking, articulation, and confidence

... all while making new friends and having a blast!

 

2018  TYKEs' KidStage Programs

Week 2 – beginning July 9th –
Whose Tardis Is It Anyway?
Our very own galactically funny Sisol version of the hit comedy show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” We’ll spend the week having a blast playing on-stage improv techniques and games, then perform a short improv performance on Friday that incorporates the week’s time travel theme based on on-the-spot input from our camp audience.

Week 3 – beginning July 16th and Week 4 – beginning July 23rd –
Jack and the Sunscreenstalk: The Musical
What really happened to the magic beans
A never-seen-before uproariously funny, ever-so-slightly irreverent KidStage musical written especially for our campers this summer! When Jack sells his family’s talking cow for three magic beans, he’s faced with some VERY unexpected comical results. Outstanding, witty roles equally divided among all cast members and a fabulous score make this a Jack in the Beanstalk parody campers will never forget!
Performance dates: July 26th at 7 p.m. for family and July 27th during camp. Kids must enroll for both weeks.

Week 5 – beginning July 30th –
The Amazing Technicolor Workshop
This week's musical theater workshop takes place during camp’s annual Color War and we'll incorporate the color theme into our singing and dancing at KidStage. A perfect week for colorful kids who love to sing and dance!

Week 6 – beginning August 6th and Week 7 – beginning August 13th –
The Fairy Tale Network 
In this hilarious spoof, the Fairy Tale Television Network (FTTN) needs to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming. The studio’s desperate creative consultants devise an ingenious plan to create modern versions of classic fairy tales. Now, Little Red Riding Hood only wears yellow, the Three Pigs shop at Home Depot so they can build houses with impressive curb appeal, and Goldilocks feasts on surf and turf at the Three Bears’ restaurant. This cleverly written comedy features lots of unexpected twists with excellent roles for both boys and girls.
Performance dates: August 16th at 7 p.m. for family and August 17th during camp. Kids must enroll for both weeks.

Week 8 beginning August 20th
Once Upon a Mime: a very original fractured fairy tale
Campers will work together to brainstorm crazy, fun ideas as they create their own original fractured fairy tale – complete with unique characters and plot created by KidStage. We’ll perform our comedic show for fellow campers and staff on the last day of camp (Friday, August 24th).

2018 TYKEs Sr. Academy Program

TYKEs Senior: The Big Bad Musical 
A Howling Courtroom Comedy
Weeks of August 13 and 20th –
Grades 7 and up
In this smart and wickedly funny musical, the notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by a host of storybook characters who want to get even. The two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother — clash in a trial on live Court TV that will be remembered forever after. In this unique performance, campers will rehearse three different possible show endings and the jury — our audience — determines the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world!

 

Click here for an overview of the daily schedule

 

Late Nights

Specialty camp campers have the opportunity to stay late at camp on Thursday nights for a late night experience. Late night activities include extended free swim, extra activities planned by Unit heads and counselors, and dinner. Campers will get the chance to cook food over a campfire and spend some extra time with their unit, with camp all to themselves! At the end of the late night, campers will return to the JCC for pickup.

There will be some trip experiences for some of our specialty camps. Please view our summer calendar for a full schedule of late nights, overnights and trips. Please contact us for more information, or if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Week 2 – beginning July 9th[hey, so, do kids know what a tardis is?]

Whose Tardis Is It Anyway?

Our very own galactically funny Sisol version of the hit comedy show, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” We’ll spend the week having a blast playing on-stage improv techniques and games, then perform a short improv performance on Friday that incorporates the week’s time travel theme based on on-the-spot input from our camp audience.

Week 3 – beginning July 16th and Week 4 – beginning July 23rd  –

Jack and the Sunscreenstalk: The Musical

What really happened to the magic beans

[I’d like to try to get permission to use this artwork from this guy: http://wanderingbert.com]

A never-seen-before uproariously funny, ever-so-slightly irreverent KidStage musical written especially for our campers this summer! When Jack sells his family’s talking cow for three magic beans, he’s faced with some VERY unexpected comical results. Outstanding, witty roles equally divided among all cast members and a fabulous score make this a Jack in the Beanstalk parody campers will never forget!

Performance dates: July 26th at 7 p.m. for family and July 27th during camp. Kids must enroll for both weeks.

Week 5 – beginning July 30th

The Amazing Technicolor Workshop

This week's musical theater workshop takes place during camp’s annual Color War and we'll incorporate the color theme into our singing and dancing at KidStage. A perfect week for colorful kids who love to sing and dance!

Week 6 – beginning August 6thand Week 7 – beginning August 13th

The Fairy Tale Network [high res logo artwork available]

In this hilarious spoof, the Fairy Tale Television Network (FTTN) needs to improve its viewership ratings with exciting new programming. The studio’s desperate creative consultants devise an ingenious plan to create modern versions of classic fairy tales. Now, Little Red Riding Hood only wears yellow, the Three Pigs shop at Home Depot so they can build houses with impressive curb appeal, and Goldilocks feasts on surf and turf at the Three Bears’ restaurant. This cleverly written comedy features lots of unexpected twists with excellent roles for both boys and girls.

Performance dates: August 16that 7 p.m. for family and August 17thduring camp. Kids must enroll for both weeks. 

Week 8 beginning August 20th[camp theme: carnival]

Once Upon a Mime: a very original fractured fairy tale

Campers will work together to brainstorm crazy, fun ideas as they create their own original fractured fairy tale – complete with unique characters and plot created by KidStage. We’ll perform our comedic show for fellow campers and staff on the last day of camp (Friday, August 24th).

TYKEs Senior: The Big Bad Musical [high res logo artwork available]

A Howling Courtroom Comedy

Weeks of August 13 and 20th –

In this smart and wickedly funny musical, the notorious Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by a host of storybook characters who want to get even. The two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest — the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother — clash in a trial on live Court TV that will be remembered forever after. In this unique performance, campers will rehearse three different possible show endings and the jury — our audience — determines the outcome of the biggest trial ever in the fairy-tale world!