Show Stoppers

Queens Theatre's Summer Musical Theatre Program for Kids

About Show Stoppers

Queens Theatre's Summer Musical Theatre program returns for 2022, IN PERSON!

Rising young stars will create and perform an original pocket-sized musical play in just two weeks! Our program takes students through the entire of process of creating a musical play from auditions to writing and rehearsing, culminating in a performance on our Mainstage. Working with our professional and dynamic teaching artists, students will engage their imaginations, study the process of theatre and work together as an ensemble to put on a production of their own design during this exciting and comprehensive summer experience.

Show Stoppers is open to all kids – no experience in the performing arts is needed to join in the fun. Acceptance into the program is on a first come-first served basis. Auditions for roles will take place once the play is written.

Space is limited, so register today!

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Program Day/Times
Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, with 1 Hour Break for Lunch

Age Group
6 to 9 years old (Session 1A & 2A)
10 to 12 years old (Session 1B & 2B)
13 to 17 years old (Teen Session)

Program Dates
Session 1A/B Classes: July 11 – July 22, 2022 (1A is SOLD OUT!)
Session 2A/B Classes: July 25 – August 5, 2022
NEW! Teen Session: July 25 – August 5, 2022

Program Pricing
1 Session: $650 per two-week session (per child)
2+ Sessions: $600 per two-week session (per child)

Available Discounts
Sibling Discount – Save $25 per child for registering siblings
Returning Show Stoppers – Save 10% off your total fee when returning to the program

Registration Deadline
July 8, 2022 (Register at Queens Theatre website)

The 10am-3pm day will be a mix of play development and rehearsals, along with acting, singing, and dance activities.

A typical day might look like this:

  • 10am-10:30am: Check in and theatre games.
  • 10:45am-12pm: Develop our musical play. We collectively brainstorm our plot, conflict, characters, lyrics and dialogue.
  • 12pm-12:30pm: Lunch Time! We go outside (weather permitting) for lunch.
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Dance Break! We learn and practice an original dance for our show.
  • 1:30pm-2pm: We continue to brainstorm our play and rehearse what we have created.
  • 2pm-2:45pm: Break into Song! We develop and practice our original songs for our show.
  • 2:45pm-3pm: Sum up the day and set goals for the next day.

Safety Protocols

Queens Theatre adheres to mitigation procedures suggested by the CDC and NYC Authorities. We use electrostatic sprayers to sanitize the building. The rooms used for the program will be sanitized after each session. Our HVAC systems use MERV 13 air filters as suggested by the CDC. We have also installed hand sanitizing stations throughout the building. We will take every precaution to keep students safe including mask-wearing, social distancing, and sanitation breaks.

(Please note: We are currently following the Broadway community’s lead on mask wearing protocols. Specifically, though the city-wide indoor mask wearing mandate is expected to be lifted on March 7, 2022, we intend to continue to ask patrons to wear masks though April, 2022. If the rate of infections continues to go down, we will reevaluate in April and perhaps lift our mask requirements before the start of the summer programs.)

Contact: Richard Hinojosa at rhinojosa@ queenstheatre.org or call 718-971-5839 for further information.