Summer Theatre Camp Returns to Governors State

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University welcomes Emerald City Theatre Chicago to present its annual summer musical theatre camp for kids in the Chicago Southland from June 21 to 25. Jukebox Musical Theatre Summer Camp culminates with a special performance recital on Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m., at The Center.

This year’s summer camp focuses on rock and roll productions like “High School Musical,” “Hairspray,” “Mamma Mia!,” and “Grease.” Students learn songs, choreography, and scenes from rock and roll musicals and present their songs at the final recital.

The Center is currently accepting registration for children ages eight to fifteen. To register a camper, contact Burt Dikelsky, The Center’s Executive Director, at (708) 235-2238.

Camp is six hours a day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The weeklong camp costs $230, which includes materials, a camp t-shirt, and four tickets to the final performance.

The Center hosts the camp at Governors State University in conjunction with park districts in Matteson, Crete, Frankfort, Frankfort Square, and Oak Forest.

“The Center for Performing Arts summer camp is an all-inclusive experience in which every kid participates in a major role in the final product,” Dikelsky said. The camp can accommodates 48 kids, who will receive professional instruction from Emerald City Theatre coaches in scene study, voice, diction, improvisation, singing, and dancing.

Emerald City Theatre, based in Chicago, follows a mission of creating theater experiences that serve as a dynamic entry point to the arts for all children and their grown-ups.

Now entering its 16th season, The Center is dedicated to presenting the finest in performing arts entertainment and education to Chicago’s greater metropolitan area and the south suburbs. The Center features a 1,200 seat, state of the art facility for world class fine arts presentations and theatrical productions.

The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information about the camp or The Center, call (708) 235-2222 or visit