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Meet our Digital Summer Camp Instructors!

Elementary Instructors Sean Finan Sean Finan is thrilled to return to Adventure Theatre MTC Academy as a teaching artist for the Digital Summer Camp.  He has directed productions with the Summer Musical Theatre Camp for the past six years and directed the 2015 Winter Student Production of Alice in Wonderland. Some favorite summer productions include Rats!,Thwacked, Pirates, and Go Fish. […]

A Family Affair- After 5 Years, Mother & Daughter Reflect on ATMTC’s Pre-Professional Program

Adding miles to the car with drives back and forth to classes and rehearsals.  Listening to bedroom performances and loud tapping (for zoom classes) on a newly built tap board – right above the kitchen.  Getting to attend performances, watching a cohort of young performers grow over the years.  Although the pre-professional program is focused […]

Celebrating Juneteenth with Kids

What is Juneteenth? Today, June 19th, is the anniversary of the day in 1865 that the Union Army rode into Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the remaining enslaved people in the United States — two and a half years after it was originally signed. It has been celebrated in parts of the United States since 1866, starting in Texas.  Although many of […]

37 Children’s Books To Help Discuss Racism & Discrimination

All content taken from ColoursofUs.com. See the list with photos and links here. Elementary School The Story Of Ruby Bridgesby Robert Coles In 1960 a judge orders little Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school in New Orleans. Surrounded by Federal Marshalls, Ruby faces angry mobs of segregationists as she […]

Critical Conversations about Race

Over the weekend, the frustration of centuries of injustice and violence in America reached a new boiling point. The daily trauma faced by Black Americans has forced many people to take to the streets, despite the dangers of being in the middle of a pandemic and the risk of violence, in the hope that their […]

A Note About Summer

Dear Adventure Theatre MTC Family and Friends, As we approach the summer and the traditional camp season, we want to you to know that ATMTC is committed to the safety of your children during this public health crisis and to providing them with engaging and high-quality programming. In keeping with these goals, we are now […]

Movie Musicals We’re Looking Forward to This Year

In The Heights Warner Brothers brings us a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony Award-winning musical about Washington Heights in Manhattan. Adapted by Hudes and directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, Step Up 2), this promises to be a dance-your-way-out-of-the-cinema experience with lots of style. Release date has been […]

7 Reasons Why Teens Need Summer Camp Too

They’re getting older, and one of the benefits of having an older child is that we don’t have to pay for childcare. But we forget that these almost-adults are still figuring this world out and how they fit in it. They need something to occupy their time beyond screens. We need peace of mind that […]

Alumna Allison O’Connor remembers friendships most from ATMTC Academy

1) How did you hear (or your parent hear) about ATMTC Academy? I was doing the Elementary-Middle School student productions when I was 9 and 10 because some kids from my school were doing it and I thought it would be fun and I really got into theatre from that. When I was starting high […]

Getting the most out of online classes for kids

Students are turning to online for their social and educational opportunities now that COVID-19 has made social distancing a must for their families. Although these are strange times, and online classes will not be your child’s norm forever, we thought we would give some tips on making this screen time the best you can for […]