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     TOMATO PATCH
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Workshops for Children and Teens

We offer 2 exciting programs for students & children:

Kelsey Kids Playshops 2016-2017
Saturday Morning Creative Theatre Workshops for Grades K-5 presented in conjunction with Youth Stages
For more information or to register click here

&

Tomato Patch Summer Workshops 2016
Summer Workshops for Grades 5-12

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Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops
Fine Arts, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Video!

Tomato Patch 2009 2016
The longest running, most successful summer arts program
in central New Jersey, now in its 43rd year!

Tomato Patch Visual and Performing Arts Workshops, held annually on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College, is one of the longest-running and most successful multi-disciplinary summer arts programs in central New Jersey. Since 1973, over 7,000 junior and senior high school students have spent several weeks of their summer exploring the visual arts, dance, theater, and vocal music under the guidance of a highly qualified staff of teaching professional artists.

A few weeks can last a lifetime! - as graduates of Tomato Patch over the years have proven. Many Tomato Patchers are now professional artists, have appeared on Broadway, or have decided to teach the arts as they were taught in Tomato Patch. Many have gone on to fulfill different life ambitions yet maintain lasting friendships formed in Tomato Patch.

Students select a major concentration in either the theater, dance, vocal music, visual arts, and spend two morning classes in these areas. After lunch, they are free to choose electives in other areas. Afternoon course offerings for 2016 may include children's theatre, "Who's line is it anyhow?", painting, drawing, jazz dance, musical theatre, children's theater, a cappella singing, hip hop, vocal ensemble, comedy, music video and web video.

Back Again by Popular Demand! Fantastic Fridays!

One Day Intensive Musical Theater Workshops – sign up for one or both! 

July 29, Aug 5 from 8:45am till 5:30pm with a “Showcase” at 5:30pm. 

$75 a day with Tomato Patch Registration, $100 a day without T- Patch Registration.>

 

1.  Fifties Friday - Friday July 29th

    May feature Hairspray, Grease, Jersey Boys

2.  Fairytale Friday- Friday August 5th

     May feature Beauty & The Beast, Frozen, Little Mermaid

SESSION I
... is a 4-week session designed for students entering grades 8-12 in the fall. Classes will meet Mondays through Thursdays, June 27 to July 21, 2016 from 8:45am to 4:15pm . The camp will conclude with a Festival of The Arts on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00pm and Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00pm. Tuition is $750 plus a non-refundable $25 application fee ($775 total*). 

SESSION II
... is a 3-week session designed for students entering grades 5-7 in the fall. Classes will meet Mondays through Thursdays, July 25 to August 11, 2016 from 8:45am to 4:15pm. The camp will conclude with a Festival of The Arts on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:00pm and Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 7:00pm. Tuition is $650 plus a non-refundable $25 application fee ($665 total*).

NOTE:  PRICES INCLUDE A $25 NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE, T-SHIRT, PIZZA PARTY ON PERFORMANCE DATES, AND A DVD OF THE PERFORMANCE AND GALLERY EXHIBIT.
Tomato Patch Registration Packet must be completed and tuition paid in full before you will be registered for classes! 

NOTE: Complimentary tickets to the "Evening of the Arts" are NOT included in the tuition fee.  Tickets will be available for $6.00 each (plus a $1.25 service charge) beginning two weeks prior to the performance.  You can purchase your tickets online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Box Office at 609-570-3333 or at the door.

MASTER CLASS 2016
Students entering grades 8-12 in the fall, who have attended Tomato Patch Session I, TP Session II or had other formal theatre training may sign up for this special 3 week Master Class in Theater, July 25 to August 12, 2016, Monday through Thursday, 9am-4pm. This Master Class will focus on preparing a polished audition piece for each student, as well as scene work. Students will learn all the ins and outs of show business; how to find jobs and how to audition for theatre, television, and movies. A final performance will feature their work on riday, August 12, 2016 at 7:00pm. Master Class Tuition is $600 plus a non-refundable $25 application fee ($625 total).

BEFORE/AFTER CARE AVAILABLE

QUESTIONS??????  PLEASE GO TO OUR FAQ PAGE HERE

If you have questions, email to projects@mccc.edu or call (609) 570-3566.

Funding for Tomato Patch has been made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.

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