Summer Theatre Arts Youth Camp 2022
For Ages 8 – 18

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CAMP DATES:  Performance Camp: July 11 to August 5, 2022,  9am – 3pm Monday through Friday /
Design Camp: July 25 – August 7, 2022, 9am to 12 noon (mornings only), Monday through Friday

SHOW DATES:  August 5, 6, 7  Fri & Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm

LOCATION: Camp and performances will be held at the Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside

PERFORMANCE CAMP (4 weeks – $750 for new campers, $730 for repeat campers, $715 for siblings/military families plus $10 for T-shirt*):

*** You have the option to pay in two installments ***

  • July 11 to August 5, 2022, 9am – 3pm, Monday through Friday
  • Ages 8 to 18.  Limit of 60 campers
  • Culminates in a full production of Bye Bye Birdie (Young Performers Edition)
  • Show dates August 5, 6, & 7

* – Note: Discounts cannot be combined.  Scholarships may be available to qualifying families.  More information HERE.

DESIGN CAMP (2 weeks / $250 plus $10 for T-shirt**):

    • July 25 – Aug 7, mornings only 9 am to 12 noon
    • Ages 10 to 17, limit of 6 campers
    • First weekly session will be 2 days of makeup design, 2 days of costume design, and a design showcase on Friday to show and share their designs
    • Second weekly session will be 2 days of set design, 2 days of lighting design, and a design showcase to again share their work.
    • Design Campers will be taught to help with painting the set, preparing props, running a follow spot, helping with costumes and/or quick changes, and helping with makeup.
    • Design Campers will be assigned to help in their areas of interest during the performances.
    • Design Campers are required to buy the Camp t-shirt.

** – No discounts for Design Camp.  Scholarships may be available to qualifying families.  More information HERE.



The production team requests that the Photo Consent Form be completed prior to the first day of camp.  Please email completed form to sduchi@oceansidetheatre.org.

– Photo Consent Form


Directed by Sharon Duchi and Anna Duchi
Choreography by Anna Duchi
Musical Direction by Sharon Duchi
Stage Manager:  Nathan Waits

PLOT SYNOPSIS:   When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated… none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson, whose song Birdie was just about to record.  Albert’s longtime girlfriend, Rosie, pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie can perform on television to a lucky fan selected in a contest.  The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim MacAfee declared the winner.   But trouble ensues as no one anticipated the reaction of Kim’s boyfriend, Hugo.

Come and join the fun!

OTC Summer Youth Theatre Camp Dates:

July 11:  Performance Camp begins
July 25:  Design Camp begins
August 1 – 4:  Summer Camp tech week
August 5, 6, 7:  Summer Camp performances

Academy Staff

SHARON DUCHI – Director / Musical Director
Sharon has a Masters in Education from Old Dominion University. She 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, and Little Women the Musical. Youth Theater was a regular component of the theater’s annual productions. Miss Sharon has enjoyed performing in many theater venues and vocal groups. Some of her favorite roles include Sr. Hubert (Nunsense), The Narrator (Joseph and the Amazing…), and Joanne (Company).

ANNA DUCHI – Director / Co-Choreographer
Anna has served as Director and Choreographer for OTC’s Youth Outreach Program in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019. She has a degree from Humboldt State University in Theatre Arts and Dance and worked on numerous Youth Theater productions at the Act One Community Theater in Temecula. Her experience includes serving as Choreographer for Jefferson Middle School, performing at SeaWorld San Diego, and performing at Legoland in Carlsbad. She was most recently seen onstage in OTC’s Sweet Charity.

Carol was the Head of Youth Services at the Oceanside Public Library for 25 years, which included designing puppets, costumes, props, and sets for special events. Besides acting at Moonlight and Miracosta College, she has enjoyed serving as Costume Designer and Set Designer for various Miracosta productions and the Oceanside Theatre Company. As a member of the Oceanside Theatre Company’s Board, she produced the Summer Youth Theater Camp and Youth Outreach Program for over five years and continues to serve as Curator for the Brooks Theatre Art Gallery.