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As a 501c3 NON-PROFIT,

year-round donations from

individuals, families, service

clubs, businesses and

foundations are vital to our

continued success.  

All gift amounts are prominently

recognized within our production

playbills and in the studio.


Please MAIL to:

PO Box 1722, Manitowoc 54221



Level 1: Summer

Quality" 30 minute production for up to 60 students, ages 4-14 (limit of ten, ages 4-6).  Primary goal is to provide a positive first-time theater experience for cast and their families within a consistent rehearsal schedule.  Focus on basic skill development.

  • All registered students will be cast members
  • Workshop - Sunday before camp begins to ensure comfort
  • Rehearsals - 4 hours a day for 2 weeks
  • *Quality defined as simplified:
    • Simplified performance, set, props, costumes
    • Tickets - $6
  • Production Team Leads - open to students (ages 15-17) and adults (as Lead or Mentor); priority given to responsible, experienced students who may help choose their adult Mentor

  • Jr. Production Team - open to ages 12+ who will not appear in cast

Level 2: Fall and Spring

High quality* 60-90 minute production for up to 60 students, ages 6-18 (actual cast and age range set by each Director).  Primary goal is to expose students to multiple artistic and technical elements of theater production within a flexible rehearsal schedule.  Focus on expanding skill development.

  • Workshop - 2 weeks prior to Auditions to encourage proper preparation
  • Auditions determine cast members
  • Rehearsals - 4-8 hours/week for 10-12 weeks
  • *High quality defined as:
    • Extensive Performance, set, tech, costumes
    • Tickets - $12
  • Production Team - experienced adults
  • Jr. Production Team - open to ages 14+ who may/may not appear in cast

Level 3: JTF Performing Team

Top quality" team-focused experience for at least 20 experienced students, ages 10-18, to attend national festival.  Primary goal is personal growth and enrichment while developing 15-minute, team-focused "mini musical" showcase for a competitive national environment with adjudication by performing arts professionals.

  • Workshop - 2 weeks prior to Auditions to encourage proper preparation
  • Auditions determine team members
  • Rehearsals - pre-determined: mostly Sunday evenings beginning in October; heaviest in Dec & early Jan
  • *Top quality defined as:
    • Polished, condensed storyline with strong acting, vocals and movement
    • Showcase moments for each performing team member
  • Production Team - experienced adults with priority given to those who have completed:  Level 2 directing team member, NYC summer workshops or previously attended JTF 
  • Jr. Production Team - open to ages 15+ who may appear in cast


Karen Rohrer - Executive Director


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