15 Stagedoor Dr., Loch Sheldrake
Stagedoor Manor offers total theater immersion for the aspiring young actor, turning out an impressive fourteen shows each summer. These are full-scale productions: costuming, lighting, set design—the works. It all begins with a (painless) audition process in the first week. Once campers receive their summer billing, it’s time to get to work. But be advised, Stagedoor is not for the faint of heart. This is where Jon Cryer, Mandy Moore, Natalie Portman, and more gave their best. In addition to rehearsals, every student enrolls in six drama classes during their tenure. Acting, musical theater, vocal training, movement, dance—there’s even a class for stage combat. Past productions include everything from The Crucible to Little Shop of Horrors. It moves fast—but in those three weeks, friendship, creativity and self-expression intertwine for the perfect explosion of summer madness.