2020 OTCYA Summer Camp

Learn or Improve ACTING & TECHNICAL THEATER skills!

Children ages 8-17 are invited to attend OTCYA’s 2020 Summer Camp, culminating in a full production of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, Jr.!

The award-winning animated film and stage play comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy tale.  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.


Children may participate in one of the following camps:

This Camp focuses on singing, acting, and dancing in preparation for performing on the Brooks Theater Main Stage in a youth production of Beauty & the Beast, Jr.  The Performers camp runs June 15-July 12 from 9 am till 3 pm.

Designer Camp is offered from 9 am – 11:45 am during the 3rd week of camp to explore set design, costume design, makeup design, and lighting design. Designers then join the Technical Theater Camp from 12:15 – 2:45 pm to learn about technical aspects of theater. During the final week of camp, designers assist backstage with costumes, quick changes, makeup, and any technical needs. The Designer Camp runs June 29-July 12.

Technical Theater Camp focuses on the technical elements for the production and includes some hands-on experience in running lighting or sound boards, handling spotlight equipment, and working as backstage crew. The Technical Theater Camp runs June 29-July 12 from 9 am to 3 pm. If interested in the Designer or Technical Theater Camps, email aduchi@oceansidetheatre.org or sduchi@oceansidetheatre.org to request a Designer or Technical Theater application form.

General Information

  • Camp dates for Performers (4 weeks): June 15 – July 12
  • Camp dates for Design/Technical students (2 weeks): July 29 – July 12
  • Mandatory Attendance Performances for all students: July 10, 11 (2 shows), 12
  • Camp runs Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Every Academy student will be a part of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a full-scale musical production performed on the Main Stage at the Brooks Theater for family, friends and the general public!


  • Friday, July 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, July 11th @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm (2 shows)
  • Sunday, July 12th @ 2:00pm

Special Event (optional participation)

  • Oceanside Independence Day Parade, Saturday June 27
  • Location and time to be determined


  • Performers (4 weeks): $625 per child
  • Designer/Technical Theater Students (2 weeks): $315
  • 10% discount for siblings
  • 10% discount for active military families (Must show military I.D. at first day check-in)

Summer Youth Theater Academy

Program located at the historic Brooks Theater and Studio 219 next door

217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside 92054
Mailing address: P.O. Box 502, Oceanside, CA 92049

Camp Staff

Sharon Duchi (Director/Music Director) – Sharon is very happy to join the 2020 Summer Youth Theater Academy as Director and Music Director.

Sharon received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and fifth year Middle School Endorsement from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She has been a certified teacher in the states of California and Virginia since 1992 and has enjoyed performing in many theater venues and vocal groups in Michigan, Virginia, and Southern California.

Sharon was the Artistic Director of Act One Community Theater in Temecula for over ten years, and has Directed, Musically Directed, and Produced numerous award-winning productions, including: Shrek, RENT, Little Women The Musical, “13”, and more. Youth Theater was a regular component of the theater’s annual productions. Some of her favorite acting credits include Sr. Hubert (Nunsense), Adult Female (Spring Awakening), The Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing…), and Joanne (Company).

Anna Duchi  (Director/Choreographer) – Anna is excited to return for her second year as Director and Choreographer for the Oceanside Theatre Company.  During the past year, Anna Duchi has served as the Director and Choreographer for the OTC Spring 2019 Youth Outreach Program.

Anna has a degree from Humboldt State University in Theatre Arts and Dance and has been involved with theater since she was 8 years old.

In addition to her experience as a Performer and Director, she has experience in many other aspects of theater, including Stage Manager, Lighting Technician, Puppet Master and Builder, Costume Technician, and Makeup/ Hair Design. She also worked on numerous Youth Theater productions at the Act One Community Theater in Temecula. Her recent experience includes serving as Choreographer for Jefferson Middle School, performing at SeaWorld San Diego, and performing at Legoland in Carlsbad.