Musical Theater Camp

For a week each March, Poway OnStage and Missoula Children’s Theatre take up residency at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts to conduct a week-long Musical Theater Camp.

March 6-11, 2023

Auditions: Monday, March 6, 2023  4:00pm
Rehearsals: Mon-Fri, March 6-11, 2023 4:00-8:20pm
Performances: Saturday, March 11, 2023 3:00/7:00pm
Cost: Grant-Funded (No Cost to Participate)
Performance Tickets: $20/adults $10/youth

Due to COVID-19 protocols, the audition will be limited to 120 students via a lottery system.

You must pre-register by submitting a registration form by February 25, 2022.

Pre-registration window has CLOSED.

The lottery results will be announced on Monday, February 28.

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For more than 20 years, Poway OnStage has partnered with the world-renowned Missoula Children’s Theatre to present its annual Musical Youth Theater Camp. Children K-12th grade will audition, rehearse and stage a full-scale musical performance in just six days! This year, local young thespians will perform an all-new version of the classic tale Rumplestiltskin. Auditions and participation are free and open to the public as they are supported by Poway OnStage’s donor supported Arts in Education Initiative.


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Monday: Auditions

On Monday at 4:00pm, MCT holds a two-hour audition on stage at the PCPA.  Over 100 children (K-12th grade) from across the North Inland San Diego County participate in this fun, low-stress group audition. Of those who audition, approximately 60 are chosen to attend the all-expenses-paid production camp after school that week.  

Monday – Friday: Rehearsals

Directly following the auditions, selected students begin rehearsing, learning lines, songs and dances to prepare for two shows of a contemporary and comedic production of classic works – in just 5 days!  Imagine a theater filled with laughter, learning and building a life-long love for the performing arts. 

Saturday: Performances

By Saturday, the students are fully prepared to present an all-new production of a classic work – with sets, costumes and HUGE smiles!


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