Parents: If you think it has been tough keeping the kiddos entertained during HISD’s week-long Thanksgiving holiday, just wait until next month, when Winter Break is twice the duration. For those in need of ideas and/or with artistically inclined children, Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars may have your answer.
The theater company will again host its annual Humphreys School of Musical Theatre Winter Camps for children ages 4 to 12 this December. For up to four days, students will rehearse songs, dances and scene excerpts from popular Broadway musicals, much like they do throughout the summer. Each day, students will try their hand at different productions and musical genres, culminating in a grand showcase each afternoon, which sounds to us like prime home video/Youtube sensation moments.
Camps are broken down by age groups — morning sessions for 7 and unders and full-day sessions for 8 year olds and up. Sessions are taught by TUTS teaching artist volunteers and are open to all skill levels.
Maybe your child is the next Lin-Manuel Miranda, maybe they have the voice of Idina Menzel that they've been waiting to let shine, or maybe you just need a few hours alone at H-E-B. Whatever it is, TUTS has you covered.
Admission from $50 per day. Theatre Under the Stars Humphrey’s School of Music Winter Camps, Dec. 18, 19, 27 and 28. Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre, 800 Bagby St. 713-558-8801. More info at www.tuts.com.