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CAST! (Children’s After School Theatre)


Summer Camps 2016

“I’ve always believed the stage to be the perfect ‘play’ ground for the imagination!”
Jeanna Van Dyke, Director of CAST

CAST Campers will spend two fun filled weeks learning about the stage. Through theatrical games and exercises focused on creativity and teamwork, campers will have the opportunity to explore theatre and performance in a safe, joyful and comfortable environment. On the last day of the session, the theatre will hold a free public performance featuring the work of the young actors.

Camp 1: Age 10 to 16 • June 13 – 24* • 8:30 a.m. to Noon • Instructor: Adam Borrego

Camp 2: Age 6 to 10 • June 13 – 24* • 1:00pm to 4:30pm • Instructor:  Jeanna Van Dyke

Camp 3: Ages 6,7,8 • July 25 – Aug 5* • 8:30am to Noon • Instructor: Donald Cleland

Camp 4: Ages 9,10,11 • July 25 – Aug 5* • 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Instructor: Donald Cleland

REGISTRATION: All Sessions: $150. Camp sizes are limited. Registration is on a FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED basis. Payment is due at the time of registration.** To register, please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeanna Van Dyke at or call 503-359-5349.

*No camp on Friday of the first week. Camp performance will be on the Friday of the second week.

**No refunds after June 1, 2016.


2016 CAST Summer Playhouse Productions

With the belief that any, every, and all children should have the opportunity to learn about the theatre and discover the joys of being on stage, Theatre in the Grove’s CAST created the Summer Playhouse. Now in its eighth year, children participate free of charge in this educational opportunity to be on stage or work backstage. No audition is necessary. They need only to register.
This year, the playhouse will feature two musicals, one for children from age 6 to 11 and one for teens age 12 to 18, as well as one non-musical play. All plays and directors are to be announced.
Musical for children age 6 to 11:

Rehearsals: June 20 through July 7

Performances: July 8,9,10,15,16,17

Non Musical for children age 6 to 18:

Rehearsals: July 11 through July 21

Performances: July 22,23,24,29,30,31

Musical for teens age 12 to 18:

Rehearsals: August 1 through August 18

Performances: August 19,20,21,26,27,28

Please note rehearsals are in the daytime during the week and performances are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinees. Full rehearsal and performance schedules will be supplied by the director of each playhouse.

You must register by May 11 to be guaranteed admittance into the Playhouse.  After that date, all registrants will be placed on a wait list.

To sign up for the CAST Playhouse wait list or for more information, send an e-mail to or call 503-359-5349.