Announcing theatre titles for Interlochen Arts Camp 2023
Students will perform a diverse selection of classic and contemporary works including Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ and ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.’
Interlochen Arts Camp is thrilled to announce theatre titles for Interlochen Arts Camp 2023, which will run from June 24 to Aug. 6.
Intermediate Musical Theatre Production students will perform The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, an adaptation of Rick Riordan’s beloved young adult novel of the same name. After a class trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art goes awry, 12-year-old Percy Jackson learns that he is the son of the Greek god of the sea, Poseidon. Suspected of stealing Zeus’ missing lightning bolt, Percy must use his newfound powers to clear his name—and prevent an all-out war between the gods. The musical features a book by Joe Tracz and music and lyrics by Interlochen Arts Camp alumnus Rob Rokicki (IAC 96-97).
Other works to be performed during the 2023 season include:
- High School Musical Theatre Production: Ragtime | Book by Terrence McNally | Music by Stephen Flaherty | Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
- High School Repertory Theatre Production: As You Like It | William Shakespeare
- Intermediate Acting Company Production: Alice and the Jabberwocky | Adapted by Scott Harman
Titles for the Junior Musical Theatre Production and Junior Theatre Production programs will be announced at a later date. Past junior theatre performances include Charlotte’s Web, Canterbury Tales, Just So Stories, James and the Giant Peach, and Dear Edwina, Jr., among many others.
The Interlochen Arts Camp Theatre Division provides rigorous and engaging theatre training for emerging actors in grades 3-12. Under the guidance of renowned theatre artists and educators, students explore daily classes in a variety of topics and rehearse for end-of-session productions and showcases. Notable alumni include Tony Award-winning actor Victoria Clark; Emily in Paris star Ashley Park; RENT original Broadway cast member Anthony Rapp; Tony Award-nominated playwright and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Sarah Ruhl; and New York Times chief theatre critic Jesse Green, among many others.
Applications are now open for all 2023 Arts Camp programs. Camp theatre programs fill up quickly; prospective students are encouraged to apply by the Jan. 15, 2023 priority application deadline for placement in their top-choice program.