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Stage Kidz

Stage Kidz

Fall Camp

September 9th - November 18th

Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

  • Ages 8-15
  • Saturdays September 9th-November 18th from 9:30am-3:30pm
  • Tech week November 12th-15th
  • 4 performances on November 16th, 17th, and two on the 18th
  • For additional information, email:

About Stage Kidz

Join us for the Stage Kidz (ages 8-15). Fall session beginning on September 17th (9:30-3:30) as we prepare for Into The Woods Jr. with shows on November 17, 18, and 19. Broadway performer Krysten Cummings will be directing with Josh Bessinger and Kendra Hecker. Fee is $675.00 and sibling discounts are available. Stage Teenies (ages 4-7) also begins on September 17th (9:30-12:30) and ends on November 12th with a show at 12:30. Miss Eileen is back to work with our Teenies. Fee is $350.00 and sibling discounts are available. Registration link is below. Contact Ellen at with questions!


What we do

At Stage Kidz, we help create active stage presence by:

  • Examining character motivation
  • Using stage direction and blocking
  • Enhancing the connection to the body
  • Vocal technique: ear training and expanding vocal range
  • Speech: articulation and projection
  • Dance technique training
  • Using emotional memory as a tool
  • Taking creative risks
  • Drawing the human figure
  • Designing costumes for a play or scene
  • Developing a set design

In all classes, every camper will receive a well-rounded education of techniques for auditioning, musical theater, character development, basic stagecraft, and dance. This all culminates in a great rehearsal process and fabulous show at the end of camp!

Students are split into groups based on age and theater experience. They learn from four experienced adult counselors who hold college degrees in the discipline they are teaching. During these educational settings, students learn about individual discipline, and participate in activities to hone their skills.

We follow the professional audition model where each student auditions independently for our creative directing team. Each student has an equal shot at the part of their choice. Furthermore, we do not cast students based on seniority with the camp. We are an equal opportunity program. We believe that the audition process sets the stage for the entire camp experience.


Our camp philosophy is more than just learning about theater. We are not building stars - we are building confident children. We strive to make sure they understand that the part they receive in a show is not the making of a great performer. We want them to appreciate all parts in a production. Each role is important, no matter how big or small. Another thing we strive to do at our renowned summer camp is to not only teach the students about the various aspects of theater, but also encourage them to apply what they have learned in performance. What results is a confident and strong camper, who has had a ton of theatrical fun along the way.

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Stage Kidz

James & the Giant Peachate

November 16-18

Christmas Carol

November 30-December 16

General Membership Meeting

Our next general membership meeting will be held on:

December 7th

These meetings are at the theater and open to the public, so all are welcome to attend! Come and get involved! Also, feel free to fill out our new Volunteer Registration Form.

About HP&P

It is our mission to provide quality theater at an affordable price to a wide range of Delaware Valley audiences, as well as to provide a creative outlet for non-professionals, in an atmosphere of personal and social enrichment that is open to all persons with a commitment to non-profit theater.


Funding has been made possible in part by the Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission at Camden County College, through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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