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Joseph Stein Young Actors Studio

Acting Camps

Act Up at Amish Acres Young Actors' Theatre Camps

The Joseph Stein Young Actors Studio was created in 2007 as Northern Indiana's first professional musical theatre training for kids. It is named in memory of the author of Plain & Fancy and The Round Barn Theatre's mentor.

Campers have traveled to Amish Acres from all over Indiana, including: Indianapolis, Bloomington, Carmel, Valparaiso, Fort Wayne, New Carlisle, Griffith, and Edwardsburg, Michigan; not to mention Bristol, Plymouth, Rochester, Granger, Goshen, Elkhart, Nappanee, and Wakarusa.

Not only do campers perform on the Round Barn Theatre's proscenium stage, but they also interact with professional instructors taken directly from The Round Barn Theatre's core company! From pizza parties and wagon rides to spelling bees in the one room schoolhouse and tours of the costume and scene shop, the campers experience musical theatre from top to bottom. Friendships are made while talent is developed and honed.

The camps are held Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm. For aspiring young actors ages 8 to 14. They conclude with a Saturday performance on The Round Barn Theatre stage for family and friends at 11 a.m. followed by a Graduation Luncheon and Awards Banquet in the Restaurant Barn at Amish Acres. 


$295 per child

Cost for the entire week in only $295 which includes lunch for the camper on the first day (Monday) and the last day (Friday), plus the campers banquet lunch on Saturday. Also included in the cost are 2 tickets to the student performance on Saturday, and other valuable benefits.  Take advantage of our no interest payment plan. A $75 deposit holds your child's place in camp with 4 monthly payments following. Call (800) 800-4942 to reserve your child's space.

Spaces are filling up fast! Registration is limited! Reserve

a space for your child today so they can learn about live theatre from  professional actors in The Round Barn Theatre!


Broadway BoundBroadway Bound 

June 11-16, 2018
Performance Saturday June 16 at 11:00am followed by luncheon banquet 

Broadway Bound is designed around the teaching of the performing arts skills of singing, acting and dancing, giving each camper a head start on optimizing their talents and creating confidence in their pursuit of their passions. The week long camp will create friendships and mutual support among the participants. It will culminate with a Showcase featuring each camper in song, dance, and monologue. The Showcase will include chorus numbers, solos, duets, trios and other combinations. Songs from Broadway classics including  MatildaOnce Upon a Mattress andYou're a Good Man Charlie Brown will entertain the performance's audience of family and friends. Every camper becomes and leaves a star!  


June 25 -30, 2018  
Performance Saturday June 30 at 11:00am followed by luncheon banquet

The second camp features a full production of Annie, everyone's favorite redhead. The camp is a prequel to the upcoming holiday main stage holiday production in The Round Barn Theatre. The bevy of orphans and comedic characters will provide an opportunity for beginning and seasoned campers. The show's unforgettable music features  "Tomorrow" one of the most recognized Broadway hits of all time. Every camper will learn lessons of love and charity through this timeless musical. 

Optional Memories and Benefits

    • Memory Mate professional photos, Individual and Cast
    • Lunches Tuesday through Thursday $5 (Sack lunches may be brought)
    • Additional performance tickets $8 (Each camper receives 2 tickets)
    • Family and Friend banquet luncheon $10 (Camper is free)
    • Floral & Candy Bouquets - order form available with registration materials

    Call (800) 800-4942 ext 240 for more information

    • Acting, dancing, and singing classes in preparation for a production of Broadway Bound and/or Annie
    • Perform with The Round Barn Theatre company in a 2pm matinee
    • Perform song selections at the 56th Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
    • Over 30 hours of professional instruction
    • Lunch provided the first day of camp
    • Pizza party on Friday during camp
    • Graduation luncheon/awards banquet
    • Learn auditioning and casting techniques
    • Dress rehearsal and final performance with professional lighting, sets and sound
    • One hour student performance of Broadway Bound and/or Annie
    • 2 free tickets to see student performance
    • Commemorative programs complete with head shots and bios of each camper
    • Camp T-shirt
    • Watch rehearsal or matinee of an Amish Acres professional production
    • Exposure and staff support of the professional acting and artistic company of The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres
    • Tour of scenery and costume shop
    • Overview of technical theatre by artistic staff
    • Certificate of completion and awards for performance, attitude, and improvement
    • Free student season ticket to The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres 2018 Season
    • Wagon ride and spelling bee in the one room schoolhouse