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Classes & Camps for Youth

Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy




AGES 14 – 18 | COST: $100
MON – FRI | 9:00AM – 12:00PM | JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

At Stage Makeup Camp, students will learn how to transform the face, learning a multitude of techniques. Each day they will study & create a new work of art through stage makeup. Students will explore the styles of basic stage makeup, folklore, historical, gore, special effects & so much more. All materials will be provided.




AGES 14 – 18 | COST: $200
MON – FRI | 9:00AM – 4:00PM | JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

Acting for Film is a camp designed for students of all experience levels to learn the art of film acting. Students will study the differences between stage & film while performing scenes & monologues for the camera. They’ll even create commercials! Join us for this fun & film filled week!











AGES 14 – 18 | COST: $200
MON – FRI | 9:00AM – 4:00PM | JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

Actors of all abilities are welcome in this one-week camp exploring acting. Acting Up Camp is the perfect way to stretch those dramatic & comedic muscles on the stage. Students will engage in scene work, monologues, character development, & improv. Throughout the week, actors will rehearse their chosen pieces in preparation for their performance on the last day of class for families & friends. Students will also get a full behind the scenes tour of OCP!




AGES 12 – 18 | COST: $300
MON – FRI | 9:00AM – 4:00PM | JULY 10 – JULY 14 / JULY 17 – JULY 21

Let’s sing about LOVE! Join us for our summer production camp exploring Godspell! Students will engage in every part of producing the show. They’ll assist with costumes & tie-dye t-shirts, construct sets, create props, and star in this Tony Award nominated production. Students will audition on their first day of camp and jump right into rehearsals. The two weeks of camp will culminate in a final performance.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm.  Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell JR. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.



The Shirlee & Henry Fonda Theatre Academy is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals have access to arts education. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out our online application. The Director of Education will respond to your application as soon as possible.

In the effort to make theatre education as accessible as possible, in addition to scholarships, we also offer multi-class & sibling discounts. These are automatically applied at checkout.


What time should I arrive?

Students may arrive up to ten minutes early for their class. Students must be dropped off in the circle drive at the front of the building. Please follow directions on the signs posted. Parents should enter the drop off & pick-up line from Cass St. Students will be greeted by teaching artists and assisted into the building. Parents should not park and get out of their vehicle.

What if a student needs to miss a class?

Please let us know in advance if a student will miss any classes so the teacher can adjust their lesson plan accordingly. Refunds cannot be made for missed classes.

May parents sit in and watch the class?

In order to help students let go of their inhibitions and develop a strong stage presence, we ask parents not to stay and watch their child in class, as it is often disruptive to the students.

What time should I pick up my child?

Parents can arrive up to ten minutes before class ends to pick up their student. The pick up/drop off point is the front circle drive in front of the building. Please enter from Cass St. & wait in the line until your child is dismissed. The Director of Education will direct students to cars. Please follow the directions on the signs. Our first priority is your child’s safety. A late penalty of $25 per each extra 10 minutes after the class end time will be imposed.

Will there be a performance at the end of classes?

All class descriptions have information about a performance. Some classes perform at the Final Showcase, others have an informal final class performance, and others do not have a performance at all. If a performance is planned, it is intended to be very informal and almost always done without lights, sets, props or costumes.



Any requests for changes or refunds must be made in writing at least one week prior to your first class or camp. A full refund will be issued minus a $5 processing fee. No refunds after this point, only credit toward tuition of a future class, camp or workshop within a year of the cancellation. No exceptions for injury or illness.

Cancellation of Class

If your class or workshop is canceled, you will have the choice of a full refund (no processing fee charge) or a credit toward a future class or workshop.

Behavior: In order to ensure students derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from the classroom experience, students who become disruptive or disrespectful will be removed from class with no refund of tuition.

Photo & Video Release

Omaha Community Playhouse often takes photographs and video during events for use in brochures and the web. By registering you agree that OCP may use any image of you or your child that might appear in photographs or video taken at OCP.