Annie Jr.

“LNT is a wonderful place. My experience there has been one of the best ones ever ... It’s amazing!”

– Kaleigh, Youth Participant

Intense Camps

Not only do we provide programs for youth to learn more about the theater- but we give them the opportunity to be a star! LNT offers one and two week performance camps, as well as a two week technical theater camp.  Our youth performances are one of a kind and an outstanding opportunity for the participants to learn about every aspect of theater, its protocols & etiquette, and to experience the challenges of an intense professional rehearsal process. They are the culminating projects of one and two-week intensives. 

Supported and lead by professional directors, designers and technicians, our Theater FOR Kids BY Kids productions are fully staged and designed. The teaching artist/designer to student ratio averages 1 for every 3-4 students, and participants enjoy having the all the resources of Lost Nation Theater and its staff supporting them.

Recent Theater FOR Kids BY Kids shows include: Peter Pan Jr., Red!-the long journey home, Velveteen Rabbit, The Three-No FOUR-Little Pigs, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Willy Wonka Jr, Dr. Seuss Fast & Loose, Into The Woods, Jr, R&J-abridged, Annie Jr, Ferdinand The Bull, and The History of the American Songbook Cabaret.

These opportunities are available for ages 9-21 (depending on the camp).

Audition Preparation

  • Memorized Monologue (can be from play, poem, or book) approximately 1 minute in length
  • 16 bars of song (theater production camp, for ages 9 & up);
    32 bars of song (musical production camp, for ages 12-20)
  • songs are sung a capella (no accompaniment provided)
  • Audition Director will likely ask you to make changes to your monologue and "play" with you a bit.
    This is explore who you collaborate or take direction. It doesn't mean you did something wrong.
    For the director, "playing" after your prepared audition is done is the fun part!
  • Bring Picture and Resume (history of shows, training, age & height, etc)
  • no appointment or pre-registration is needed. auditions are on first-come, first-serve basis.
    On first floor of Monteplier City Hall
Please call the theater at (802) 229-0492 or Email for more information.
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Camp Registration Form (complete when purchasing camp)



Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Production Intensive

Theater Production Intensive: Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day 

M-F, 9am-4pm: July 24–August 4, plus Sat Aug 5
By Audition! for ages 9 & up. 
Designed for returning and experienced students.
Mount this play, further adapted for the stage by Kim Bent - and you. Led by Director Kathleen Keenan and special guests with full costume, scenic & lighting design support.  

The focus is on applying new skills & discipline to fully staging a physical, ensemble-storytelling show: gaining polish, pizazz, pratfalls, and pals. Learn the protocols of theater. Camp consists of professional rehearsal process and specialized classes, particularly in character & dynamic development.  
The story offers great opportunities for exploring character work, physical comedy, imaginative staging, and dramatic moments. There will be some original music & songs as part of the show.

This camp requires high levels of concentration, stamina, discipline, self-motivation and collaboration.
Shows: Fri August 4 at 5:30pm, Sat August 5 at 11am & 2pm 
$600 ($525 before 5/15)

2017 Production Intensives General Auditions

  • Sunday, March 19, 3-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 2, 5pm-8pm

Mary Poppins Musical Intensive

Music-Theater Production: Mary Poppins

9am-5pm: M-F, Aug 7-18; plus Sat & Sun Aug 19 & 20
By Audition! for ages 12 -21. 
For experienced aspiring actor-singers. Two-Week challenging intensive to fully stage this classic & enchanting dance musical.
Hone your acting, dancing & singing chops. Led by Choreographer Taryn Noelle, and musical director Randall Pierce, among others

Designed for aspiring professionals, the focus is on honing current skills, mastering new skills, gaining polish & pizazz, through a rigorous, multi-faceted, & intense professional rehearsal process and specialized classes including character, physicalization, imaginative interpretation & staging, voice and choreography.
Requires very high levels of concentration, collaboration, self-motivation & discipline.  Culminates with a fully-staged and professionally designed production.
5 Shows: Fri- Sun Aug 18–20 (11am, 2pm 7pm)
$625 ($550 before 5/15)

2017 Production Intensive General Auditions

  • Sunday, March 19, 3-6:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 2, 5pm-8pm

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