2018 Summer Youth Theater Camp Registration is Open for Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.”

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— The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s award-winning and nationally recognized Summer Youth Theater Camp is now open for enrollment.  Experience unsurpassed professional instruction, many opportunities to collaborate and have fun with other youth, and participation in a full-scale production like no other summer theater program offers.  Previous years’ spectacular productions included The Lion King Jr., Shrek the Musical Jr., and Madagascar Jr.—with this year’s camp experience culminating in four incredible, fully-staged productions of Walt Disney’s Alice In Wonderland, Jr., which will be done with a “steampunk” flair!  The camp experience begins July 9 for youth grades 4-12 and July 23 for youth grades 1-3.  Camp times for students grades 4-12 are every weekday from 10am – 3pm—that’s five hours each day including lunch!  Rehearsal for students grades 1-3 runs every weekday from 12:30pm – 3pm.  The program will culminate in four performances: August 9 and 10 at 7pm, and August 11 at 1pm and 4:30pm.  The program includes a FREE healthy and delicious lunch each program day for all youth participants courtesy of the Seamless Summer Program sponsored by the USDA and administered in conjunction with Morongo Unified School District.  Most classes, all rehearsals, and all performances take place at the Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art facilities in Joshua Tree.  Backstage students will also be meeting at the Center’s newest facility, the Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center, where expansive new paint, scenic, and costuming shops are located.  All instructors & staff are Live Scanned and all facilities feature HD Security Cameras for added child safety.

The cost to attend this high-quality summer youth theater camp is only $100 for youth grades 4-12 and $50 for youth grades 1-3.  This includes costuming, props, program materials, and script books that the participants may keep.  Although the enrollment cost is already subsidized by the Cultural Center’s other program revenue and generous donors and volunteers,  additional financial aid is available.  Based on the program’s continued success, demand will be high and space will fill quickly.  While enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis, casting will be determined by audition at the beginning of the program, as well as behind-the-scenes opportunities including theater technologies, prop mastering, stage management and more.  Participants must attend all classes, rehearsals, and performances unless excused at enrollment.  The Cultural Center’s programming strives to be inclusive, and the Cultural Center welcomes requests for reasonable accommodations so that students with a handicap or impairment may enjoy participating in this terrific program.

For more information or to enroll in the program, CLICK HERE or send an email to artsacademy@hidesertculturalcenter.org.  Individuals and businesses interested in supporting the program, purchasing ad space in the summer production’s playbill, or donating their talents or resources to the program to ensure that these extraordinary arts offerings continue to be available to the area’s youth, are encouraged to contact the Cultural Center at the above email or call 760.366.3777 Ext. 3.

A direct link to the financial aid application may be found here: CLICK HERE

If you have already completed your registration (and, if applicable, have received a reply to your request for additional financial assistance) and would like to pay your tuition online you may CLICK HERE.


GREAT NEWS FOR SEASON PACKAGE TICKET HOLDERS! Should your schedule change and you find yourself needing to attend a performance on a different date — if you give the Box Office at least 48 hours notice prior to your ticketed performance, management will attempt to exchange your ticket for a different performance of the same show!