Musical Theatre Summer Camps

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre is pleased to be expanding their summer camp offerings

this year.

The young actors of Sioux Falls are invited to participate in BUGSY MALONE JR. and DISNEY”S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.



5th – 8th graders: $350

2nd – 4th graders: $250

To reserve a spot you will have to make a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 for each camper now with the remainder due no later than June 1, 2013.

You may register online or by calling us at 605-360-4800.  Spots are limited so sign up today

Early registration deal

Take Advantage of our early registration deal.

5th – 8th grades: $500.00

2nd – 4th grades: $200.00 – limited to the first ten actors

To take advantage of this deal you must pay in full.  You must register before Monday May 20.

If you have any questions, send it to us at\

General Information:

Both camps will take place at the Edith Mortenson Center located on the Augustana College Campus.

Also included as part of your camp fee are:

  1. Two tickets to the performance of your choice.
  2. Lunches served by the Augustana Cafeteria.
  3. One exclusive commemorative t-shirt
  4. Daily snacks



Camp rehearsal dates:

5th – 8th graders – June 17 -June 28- 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mondays – Fridays)

2nd – 4th graders – June 23 -June 28 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Performance dates:

Friday June 28 at 7:00 pm and

Saturday June 29 at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Story:  Bugsy Malone takes place in New York in age of mobsters, speakeasies and flappers. In the world of pint-sized, pin-striped rival gangs, Bugsy finds himself caught up in all of the action.  This is a high-energy musical; with a whimsical nature. Mobsters find themselves in danger of being “splurged” a modern take on the classic pie fight.  Bugsy Malone Jr. scribe Paul Williams is also known for his work on the Muppet Movie as composer. There are memorable roles for both males and females. Here is a preview from YouTube.

Cast includes but is not limited to:

BABYFACE & DOWN AND OUTS They represent the out-of-work Depression-era people. Babyface is comic key to plot.
BLOUSEY BROWN Fresh off the bus and a would-be star, seemingly innocent but nobody’s fool.
BUGSY MALONE The hero of the story with streetwise sensibility..
DANDY DAN Unflappable underworld businessman, stylish, graceful.
DANDY DAN’S GANG Bronx Charlie, Benny Lee, Laughing Boy, Yonkers Charlie, Doodle and Shoulders are the BAD GUYS!
ENSEMBLE & FEATURES A various mix of featured roles including the Radio Announcer, Paper Boy/Girl, the Mime, Opera Singer, auditioners at the Bijoux, Waitress, Louella, the Butler, Pop Becker, the reporters, laundry workers, police officers, Joe the Bartender, the cook, soup kitchen lady, Priest, Sound Man/Woman, the Barber and Flash Frankie.
FAT SAM Owner of The Grand Slam speakeasy.
FAT SAM’S GANG Roxy Robinson, Snake Eyes, Ritzy, Shake Down Louis, and Knuckles are bumbling, funny, non-threatening.
FIZZY Janitor of The Grand Slam.
LENA MARELLI A real diva and star of her own show, strong singer, capable of affected character voice, strong stage presence.
LEROY Big, gentle and powerful with comic timing.
LOONEY BERGONZI Silent but hilarious role. Capable of maintaining an eerie/odd presence onstage.
MARBINI & THE VENTRILOQUIST Two different performers auditioning for Oscar De Velt. Funny, comic, convinced they are famous and talented.
OSCAR DE VELT Stage equivalent of Cecil B. DeMille.
SEYMOUR SCOOP Quintessential newspaper reporter.
TALLULAH Fat Sam’s ‘moll’ and club headliner.
THE GRAND SLAM GIRLS Loretta, Dottie, Bangles, Tillie, and Velma are Tallulah’s gang. Good singers and dancers.



Camp rehearsal dates:

5th – 8th graders – July29 –August 10 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mondays – Fridays)

2nd – 4th graders – August 5 – August 10 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Performance dates:

Friday August 9 at 7:00 pm and

Saturday August 10 at 11;00 am and 2:00 pm

Story: Step into the enchanted world of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JRfeaturing songs from the Academy-Award winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The cast will be transport audiences to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town. When Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to the fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle, but the master of the castle is a horrible beast that takes him captive. Maurice’s daughter, Belle, must then give up her freedom to save his life. Belle’s taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince is a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.

The cast is made up of but not limited to

BABETTE Babette is the maid and “resident flirt” of the castle who is turning into a feather duster.
BEAST The Beast is the master of the castle who was transformed by the Enchantress’s spell.
BELLE Belle is a smart, confident young woman from a small village.
CHIP Chip is Mrs. Potts’s son, who is becoming a teacup.
COGSWORTH Cogsworth is the English major-domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock. He, like all of the castle’s Servants, shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to their master, the Beast. Cogsworth has two sides – he is a wee bit of a baby at times yet has no problem “getting into it” with Lumiere.
GASTON Gaston is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world, but lacks the humility to balance it.
LEFOU Lefou is Gaston’s equally dim-witted lackey.
LUMIERE Lumiere is a self-confident, charming, French mâitre d’ who (under the Enhantress’s spell) is becoming a candelabra.
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe.
MAURICE Maurice is an eccentric, older inventor, yet more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle.
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE Monsieur D’Arque is the dark, creepy proprietor of the lunatic asylum who adds more tension to the story.
MRS. POTTS Mrs. Potts is the castle’s endearing cook who has been enchanted to become a teapot.
NARRATORS The Narrators provide great opportunities to involve children that are more comfortable speaking than singing.
OLD BEGGAR WOMAN/ ENCHANTRESS The Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress should be an actor with the ability to be visually dramatic. Her transformation in the Prologue from the Old Beggar Woman to the Enchantress should magically entice all into the story.
SERVANTS The Servants of the castle can include Statues, a Dust Pan, Flatware, Plates, an Egg Timer, Napkins, a Carpet, Salt & Pepper Shakers and whatever other household items or kitchenware you choose to cast in your show.
SILLY GIRLS The Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him.
VILLAGERS The Villagers provide a colorful background singing throughout the show, and several also step into the action when needed to play in certain scenes.