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 24, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day 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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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 - $400

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

Overnight Camp - $880

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 second year as a Summer Academy Instructor, and she is very excited to expand her practice in Athens!

Jason Woodworth-Hou is currently studying dramatic media, particularly where technology can merge our everyday experiences with live performance for better understanding and empowerment surrounding social, economic and education issues. Jason has experience working in professional, semiprofessional, and academic theatre and media outlets in Michigan, Chicago, Georgia, and the UK. He has been a secondary theatre, media, speech and English instructor for the past two decades. Jason holds a BS in Education from Central Michigan University with an emphasis on Theatre and Media as well as an MA in Directing from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. This is Jason’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 three weeks before camp begins.