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Our STIs ​are two-week, full commitment programs focused on training in acting, dancing and singing.
They are rigorous, artistically stimulating, and are designed to give everyone involved, intensive skill-building experiences.

They are open to kids ages 8-18 (unless otherwise noted) and of ALL levels; those who are already working in the industry,
those who are performing in school and community shows as well as for those new to the stage.

These are not craft and games kind of camps but intensives that focus on developing and putting on a Broadway-style show

for live audience(s). They are not for everyone, but they are intensely fun and amazing experiences.

RSYTC believes that theatre evokes the worlds of our dreams and memories, as well as many of the metaphorical possibilities of theater. It is also a remarkable medium for addressing social change and personal transformation.

The objective of this training program is to:

  • Inspire children to understand and experience theatre, from behind the scenes to the action on stage.

  • Learn foundational techniques of giving life to character in solo and collaborative ensembles.

  • Develop confidence, social skills and technique to perform in front of a live audience.

  • Build an understanding of each cast member's relationship to the musical/production.

RSYTC teaches methods that have been developed over 30 years of workshops around the world. 

Please read our Terms & Conditions page before registering.
By registering you are stating that you read and agree to ALL Terms & Conditions.

Our programs are held at the Sparta Elks Club right on the boardwalk of beautiful Lake Mohawk. 

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In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap ... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal.

Cast Size: Up to 22-25

Cast Type: STRICT AGE POLICY (rising 8th grade to 12th ONLY)

Dance Requirements: Standard | Bob Fosse

Rehearsals:  JULY 5 to 21 |  2.5 Weeks

Monday to Friday 9AM to 4PM
Location: Sparta Elks Club
Address: 6 W. Shore Trail, Sparta NJ

Showtime: JULY 21 & 22 at 7PM & 2PM
Location: Boland Hall @ St. Francis de Sales Church
Address: 614 County Rd 517, Vernon, NJ 07462

$550 / CHILD

Willy Wonka Jr.


Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.


Cast Size: Up to 25

Cast Type: Ages 8-18

Dance Requirements: Standard

Rehearsals:  JULY 24 to AUGUST 4 | 2 Weeks
Monday to Friday 9AM to 4PM
Location: Sparta Elks Club

Address: 6 W. Shore Trail, Sparta NJ

Showtime: AUGUST 4 & 5 at 7PM & 2PM
Location: Boland Hall @ St. Francis de Sales Church
Address: 614 County Rd 517, Vernon, NJ 07462

$550 / CHILD


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The Addams Family
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Cast Size: Up to 25

Cast Type: Ages 8-18

Dance Requirements: Standard

Rehearsals:  AUGUST  7-18 |  2 Weeks

Monday to Friday 9AM to 4PM
Location: Sparta Elks Club
Address: 6 W. Shore Trail, Sparta NJ

Showtime: AUGUST 18 & 19 at 7PM & 2PM
Location: Boland Hall @ St. Francis de Sales Church

Address: 614 County Rd 517, Vernon, NJ 07462

$550 / CHILD

Q & A

Who Can Audition?

Our shows are appropriate for an audience of all ages, and most roles are teen-centric
For Chicago, ONLY teens from ages 13 to 18 can audition and participate based on the mature conten. This is a strict age policy.

For Willy Wonka Jr and The Addams Family, anyone, age 8 to 18, is eligible to audition and participate.

How to Audition?

All auditions are "virtual & live".
To select a day/time for a 15-minute audition with the director, via Google Meet or Zoom.
Go to: 

Audition Booked - Now What?

Before singing, please state your name, age, and the name of the song. Then begin.

1. Singing: You should come prepared for a 45-90 second song. Sing with a backing track with no vocals, please.

2. Acting: You will read a monologue given to you at the Google Meet audition to read. You do not need to memorize a monologue.

3. Dancing: If you are called back for a lead you may be asked to create a short 30 -60 second video, highlighting your dance moves.

What If I Don't Want a Lead, But I Want to Be in the Show?

Please note that there are ensemble roles that focus on vocals and ensemble roles that focus on dance. If you are most comfortable doing one but not the other, feel free to tell us in your audition. There is a small ensemble group that sings a cappella (a challenging vocal skill!) and they don't have to be skilled dancers - while there are other opportunities for passionate dancers who don't have as much experience singing. There are roles for many types of talent in this show! Your job is to show us your own individual strengths so we can decide if we have a place to use your unique abilities.


ALL Rehearsals for
are Monday to Friday from
9:00AM - 4:00PM

6 W. Shore Trail 
Sparta, NJ
(located right on the boardwalk)

You must be available for all rehearsal days and times. 

Kids should be dressed in athletic attire with proper dance shoes.
All kids must bring in lunch, snacks and plenty to drink.

Programs are n

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Are Performances Mandatory?

Part of the this experience is to perform what you've learned over the course of the 2-3 weeks.
Your character/role is an essential part of the musical.

Performances are scheduled for the Friday and/or Saturday after each session.

Session 1:
Friday/Saturday July 21 & 22.

Session 2:
Friday August 4 

Session 3:
Friday/Saturday August 17 & 18

In order to be cast, one must be available for performances.

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Tuition,Fees & Cancellations

$550 / per summer intensive.

Discounts may be available.
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$25-100 costume rental fee  - depending on the show. Director will announce the fee prior to camp starting.

(Costume fee is mandatory for all).

* Cancellations


Some cancellations may be permitted (at the discretion of the Board) for valid medical reasons only.
In this case, documentation signed by a physician must be provided.

ONLY medical cancellations may receive a partial refund of fees paid (less a $150 cancellation fee) or tuition may be transferred toward another summer intensive session.*

Programs are non-transferrable.

*RSYTC reserves the right to deny refunds at the discretion of the board.

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