Have questions about the "in's and out's" of Summer Camps?
Check out this helpful FAQ's for some answers. If you still have a question, don't be shy--contact us!
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing that you can easily move in. Tennis shoes or dance shoes.
Do I bring a lunch?
Yes, if you are part of the weeklong, full day camps. Please bring your own lunch. We will provide a snack for your child during the weeklong camps. Please no peanut products due to allergies.
Musical Theatre Intensives will not have a scheduled dinner break. Your child may come with a snack. Please no peanut products due to allergies.
Do you have before/after care? (Weeklong Day Camps Only)
We do not have before or after care, so your child may arrive no more than 15 minutes before class begins and be picked up no more than 15 minutes after class is over. For weeklong, full day camps, this means you may drop off your child at the Act Too Players facility Monday-Thursday starting at 8:45am and pick up between 2:50-3:15pm.
What should I bring to class?
A water bottle, a pencil, a 3-ring binder (for Summer Intensives), and a great attitude!
When and where are the showcases? (Weeklong Day Camps Only)
All Showcases and performances are usually at the Franklin Theatre. Showcases are at 11:00am on the Friday of the Camp. We’ll send additional details out to each class early in the week of their camp. You do not need to buy tickets for the Friday Showcases.
When I miss... what do I do about catching up?
Please "buddy" with someone to get the blocking missed.
How do we get tickets to the show (SOMETHING ROTTEN and SOUND OF MUSIC Only)?
Tickets will go on sale about a month before the show. You will need to call the Franklin Theatre 615.538.2076 and order your tickets. You can also order online https://www.franklintheatre.com/tickets/live-theatre/
To avoid the convenience fee on each ticket, call the Box Office instead of purchasing online.
What if I have a conflict the week before the show? (SOMETHING ROTTEN and SOUND OF MUSIC Only)
Please note that the week before the show is MANDATORY! We need absolutely everyone to make the show as successful as possible. Everyone counts!
I have lost my calendar/my children have not given me ANY information... where do I go to find out what they may not have given to me?
For Weeklong Day Campers: We will also send out end-of-week instructional communications via email prior to the Friday showcase.
For Summer Intensive Participants: Important updates are usually emailed out or sent using the Remind App. Detailed instructions regarding the technical rehearsal and show days will be sent out via email a week prior to the technical rehearsal.
If you have specific concerns or questions, please call or email us at the office anytime!
What if a parent wants to help out? (SOMETHING ROTTEN and SOUND OF MUSIC Only)
We welcome your help! Painting, Sewing, organizing, shopping, errands, hot gluing (my favorite), typing, and many many other tasks are available to parent stagers. We also have a section on the website for that! There is a form attached to this email that you can send with your child if you would like to volunteer. This also earns you additional Comp Tickets!
When is the audition, and what should my child expect? (SOMETHING ROTTEN and SOUND OF MUSIC Only)
The Good News: EVERYONE IS IN THE SHOW. Auditioning is probably the most stressful part of being a performer. Because we are a teaching program, each student will go through the experience of an audition. Prior to auditions we will learn required music and choreography!
For Weeklong Day Camps: Auditions are not used during the weeklong camps.
For our Summer Intensives: Auditions will most likely be held during normal class time during either the second or third class (this may change, we will keep you apprised if so). It is very low pressure, and we often invite outside auditors to come to keep everyone on the same playing field. It is perfectly natural for a new performer to be nervous, but this is a great time for them to conquer their fears and go beyond themselves. We will post the cast lists on the website only.
What if I am not going to be in class on the audition day? (SOMETHING ROTTEN and SOUND OF MUSIC Only)
Please let us know prior to that day. We will ask that a video submission be turned in via email, dropbox, youtube, etc by the end of the class time on audition day. We will show these audition videos to our panel to be used in making casting decisions.
Will rehearsals be at the Franklin Theatre? (SOMETHING ROTTEN and SOUND OF MUSIC Only)
Only your technical rehearsal and the performances will be at the Franklin Theatre. More information about this will be sent via our tech packet about a month before the show.
Will there ever be extra rehearsals scheduled? (SOMETHING ROTTEN and SOUND OF MUSIC Only)
Yes. We almost always schedule additional rehearsals about a week before the show. We may also add additional work days. While the work days are not mandatory, we strong suggest you attend if at all possible. The Technical/Dress rehearsals are mandatory as it allows the students an opportunity to perform on the stage with lights, props, sound cues, microphones, and lighting. Students may be asked to attend a special costuming session if we are unable to make time during class.