Special to the
Opelika Observer

After much consideration, Birmingham Children’s Theatre has decided the best way to keep everyone healthy and safe while engaging creative minds this summer is to move all camps to a virtual platform.

Education has always been the forefront of BCT’s mission. The past few months have brought about the creation of new and exciting ways to bring the BCT experience directly into individual homes with short video lessons, digital classrooms, the Cardboard Puppet Theatre and June summer camps, which are currently operating online. 

Birmingham Children’s Theatre’s Imagine Outside the Box explores a new way to summer camp…from your home!  Each week, campers in PreK – Rising 2nd learn about stories, characters and performance through themed activities. A box is delivered to each home containing everything needed for a BCT camp experience. Each morning a virtual lesson wakes up the imagination, and activities are assigned daily to promote artistic and creative freedom.

For youth eight and older, Director of Education Jessie Kisor has created week-long online Musical Theatre Intensives through the month of July. Days are broken into two 90-minute online sessions where campers learn the history, culture and evolution of different genres. By looking at specific shows, songs and dance routines from popular productions – and applying these techniques to their own repertoire – campers will receive an in-depth and hands on experience in the evolution of Musical Theatre.

Information and registration for all camps can be found at www.bct123.org/summer-camp.

About Birmingham Children’s Theatre

Birmingham Children’s Theatre exists to educate, enrich and entertain through the magic of professional theatre. One of the nation’s oldest and largest professional theatre companies for young audiences, BCT produces high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families. Established in 1947, BCT has touched the lives of over thirteen million students throughout its seven-decade history. WWW.BCT123.ORG