Musical Theatre

Come join us for an adventure this summer discovering the world of musical theatre! This program is designed as an exploration of performance art, encouraging budding or practicing actors to take their craft to the next level. We will set out to create an environment where we can freely use our voices, bodies, and minds to express ourselves artistically. In addition to learning what it takes to be a great performer, the group will also attend a show locally and learn the importance of being an excellent audience member. Ensemble building exercises will be a key focus for us this summer, as we work together to create a performance using everyone’s unique talents and incorporating them into our collective show. The show will take place the last day of camp and we encourage friends and family to attend!

Ages: 14-17

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $370

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $840

This course is designed for students both with little to no experience in the theatre and seasoned veterans.


Christie McGarey is a Musical Theatre teacher in New York City. She graduated from Fordham University in New York with a BA in Communications and Media Studies. Christie grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where she was highly involved in performing arts from a young age and performed frequently throughout the valley. Christie currently works with students educating them about performing arts, as well as directing musical theatre shows for youth. This is Christie’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor, and she is very excited to expand her practice in Athens!

Matthew Suwalski is a University of Georgia graduate student in the Department of Theatre and Film Studies. He primarily focuses on dramatic media, scriptwriting, and film production. He received his B.A. in acting and directing for theatre from the University of West Georgia and continues his pursuit and love for performance throughout his MFA career. He has recently acted in the University of Georgia’s productions of Cabaret and Detroit. Matthew is excited to work with a new crop of talented performers! This is Matthew’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A short list of camp necessities for the musical theatre program will be sent via email to you two weeks before camp begins.