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2023 Summer Theater Camps


The annual Summer Theater Workshop offered by the Smyrna Opera House is designed for students ranging in age from 7 to 19 years old.  The workshop spans a two-week period each summer, bringing children together who have an avid interest in improving their theater skills while learning new ones! 

Under the direction of Chloe Boggs, the camp's focus on the basics of acting will culminate in a performance on the final two days in which all students are equally cast. 

The Smyrna Opera House Summer Theater Workshop's goal is to bring children together who love the performing arts, hone their theatrical skills, culturally enrich them, and ensure each student has a great deal of fun along the way!

In the circumstance that spots sell out, you can request to be put on the wait list at Please provide your name, show interest, and your best form of contact. If we reach out to you about an open spot and do not hear back within 48 hours, we will assume you are no longer interested and will be taken off our wait list.




JUNE 19TH - JULY 1ST | AGES 7-16 | $500

Final show dates- June 30th, 7pm | July 1st, 2pm & 7pm



Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

Written to flow seamlessly between land and sea, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. provides plenty of opportunities to bring these locations to life through creative movement and configurations. The fantasy of being underwater means your entire cast and crew can let their imaginations run wild.



JULY 10TH - JULY 22ND | AGES 12-19 | $500

Final show dates- July 21st, 7pm | July 22nd, 2pm & 7pm

This dynamic musical adaptation of Rick Riordan's bestselling book opened on Broadway in 2019. When teenager Percy Jackson discovers he's a demigod, he and his friends embark on an epic journey to find Zeus' missing lightning bolt and prevent a war among the gods.


JULY 24TH - AUG 12TH | AGES 10-19 | $550

Final show dates- August 11th, 7pm | August 12th, 2pm & 7pm

Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.

When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.

Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.

Children's Theater Workshop 2023 Instructor

Chloe Boggs

Miss Chloe Boggs is new to the Smyrna Opera House Family, but thrilled to showcase and support her passions for doing what she has always loved as art and career - perform! For many years, Miss Chloe has been a passionate Teacher, Director/Choreographer, and Performer for theaters all over Delaware and the surrounding theater communities in the tri-state area, including D.C. Miss Chloe has her BFA Degree in Musical Theater from Lees-McRae College and her Masters in Musical Theater and Vocal Pedagogy from New York University, where she also served as an Adjunct Voice Professor for several years. She recently also functioned as the Director of all Everett Theater Summer Camps the past 6 years and as the Director of Performing Arts at St. Elizabeth's School in Wilmington. She looks forward to teaching voice, dance, and acting in addition to Directing and Choreographing the Summer Camps! Off the Stage, Ms. Boggs loves a good meme, Italian food, and spending time with her loved ones on a good tv show!