Registration now open at the YMCA!
Non-members can register on the phone (203) 235.6386 or at the Downtown Meriden Y (110 W Main).
Camp dates have been adjusted due to snow days! See new dates below!

Meriden Residents: Get 2 FREE weeks of traditional summer camp! Thanks to the City of Meriden, there is a summer camp voucher program available for all Meriden residents, regardless of income, to receive 2 free weeks of traditional summer camp per child at Mountain Mist! To use your voucher for an MTC session, just pay the difference between the traditional camp and the specialty camp registration! Learn more.
MTC '22: You REALLY Don't Want To Miss This
Musical Theater + Camp = MTC
MTC combines the quality of a full musical theater program with the fun and excitement of Mountain Mist Day Camp in the great outdoors!
MTC is a full day summer camp program that costs just $40 a day for YMCA members. 
Please visit the Meriden YMCA website to learn about the registration and medical forms required to attend. All paperwork and medical forms must be submitted to the YMCA the Friday before a camp session begins.
Our Program
MTC (Musical Theater Camp) is MYT’s summer program located at Mountain Mist Day Camp (576 High Hill Rd, Meriden), where we put on a show in just two weeks! Last summer, live theater returned to camp! We rehearse and perform outdoors under the big MYTent - there is nothing like it!
NEW this year!
Our Rising Stars have the best time at camp session 1 and we are excited to offer additional programing for them with our Session 2 Funshop (for students who have completed grades K-3).
We are also thrilled to announce a 4th musical performed by our Marquee Company. This year's show (Matilda) will performed by students in our Junior Company (completed grades 4-7), 2022 CITs, interns, and staff!

This just might be the BEST SUMMER EVER!
Register for MTC
Non-members can register on the phone (203) 235.6386 or at the Downtown Meriden Y (110 W Main).

Auditions
New MYT members must complete this form after registering with the YMCA. 
Sessions 1, 2, & 3: Auditions will be held 1 week before the session begins. Materials are emailed to registered campers 2 weeks before the start of the session (1 week before auditions). Campers must be registered with the Y to schedule an audition time. Auditions are held virtually on Zoom.
Session 2 Funshop: No auditions.
Session 4: Auditions are Saturday, June 18th in person at the MYT Rehearsal Hall. Audition materials will be emailed on June 1st to those who have registered. 
Rehearsals
During the camp day (9-3), MTC will rehearse under the MYTent and enjoy camp activities in the adjacent field. We will also have schedule rotations for the water slide and pool. Breakfast and hot lunch is provided FREE for all campers. Sessions 2, 3, and 4 also have an evening dress rehearsal(s).
Performances
Performances will be held outdoors under the MYTent. Tickets may be purchased online (discount) or at the door. Seating is general admission and "bring your own" blanket or lawn chair. 
Learn about our summer line up!
Session 1 - AristoCats KIDS
(RISING STARS Completed Grades K-4)
Everybody wants to be a cat in Disney's stage adaptation of the animated classic motion picture!
Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.
Session Details
MTC performers will learn basic musical theater dance, acting and music skills. Emphasis during this camp will be on the importance of punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building, and fun! MTC mornings are filled with singing and dancing, while afternoons are all about traditional camp activities such as swimming and show themed arts and craft projects led by the MTC counselors in training (CIT). Campers are assigned a CIT "buddy" to ensure they have a fun, safe, and enjoyable camp experience. A 30 minute musical will be performed June 30th and July 1st. Performers must be available for both shows. 
Register: Today through June 13h.
Auditions: June 12th and 13th by appointment, held virtually on Zoom
Rehearsals: During camp days June 20-July 1st, 9AM-3PM
Performances: Thursday, June 30 & Friday, July 1 at 8 PM
Tickets: $5 at the door or online, BYO chair/blanket
Session Fee: Full Member $401 Program Member $452
MTC CIT Program
Active MYT students entering grades 9-12 can apply here to be an MTC Counselor in Training. Selected CITs will assist the MTC staff in choreographing, planning, and producing the show. Space is limited and unfortunately we cannot admit every applicant. Selected CITs do NOT register for Session 1.
Session 2 - Junie B Jones JR
(JUNIOR COMPANY - Completed Grades 4-7)
Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones in this hilarious Broadway Junior adaptation of Barbara Park's beloved series.
From the creators who brought you Dear Edwina , comes Junie B. Jones The Musical JR. – a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life in a delightful adaptation created specifically for Broadway Junior performers. 
Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie's best friend Lucille has found new best friends -— and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary's class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard — and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.
Session Details
MTC performers will learn basic and intermediate musical theatre dance, acting, and music skills.  Emphasis during this camp session will be on the importance of character development, punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building, and fun! Mornings and afternoons are filled with singing, dancing, and traditional camp activities such as swimming and archery.  A 60 minute musical will be performed. Performers must be available for both shows.

Register: Today through June 27th
Auditions: June 26th and 27th by appointment, held virtually on Zoom
Rehearsals: During camp days July 5-15th, 9AM-3PM
Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, July 13th, 5:30-9 PM
Performances: Thursday, July 14 & Friday, July 15 at 8 PM
Tickets: $6 online or $10 at the door, BYO chair/blanket
Session Fee: Full Member $401 Program Member $452
Session 3 - Elf JR
(TEEN COMPANY - Completed 7-12)
Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
A title known the world over, Elf The Musical JR. is a must-produce holiday musical that can easily become an annual tradition for any theatre. Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR. features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin.
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Session Details
MTC performers will learn intermediate and advanced musical theatre dance, acting and music skills. Emphasis during this camp session will be on script analysis, the importance of character development, blocking, harmony, punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building and fun! MTC mornings and afternoons are filled with singing, dancing, and traditional camp activities such as swimming and archery! A full scale 60 minute musical will be performed.  Performers must be available for both evening shows.

Register: Today through July 10th
Auditions: July 10th by appointment, held virtually on Zoom
Rehearsals: During camp days July 18-29th, 9AM-3PM
Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, July 27th, 5:30-9 PM
Performances: Thursday, July 28 & Friday, July 29 at 8 PM
Tickets: $8 online or $10 at the door, BYO chair/blanket
Session Fee: Full Member $401 Program Member $452
Session 4 - Matilda: The Musical
(NEW MARQUEE COMPANY - Completed Grades 4-7 + 2022 CITs, Interns & Staff)
The story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!
Session Details
MTC is thrilled to announce a brand new “company” to our program line up: The Marquee Company. For the first time since 2010, MYT will be bringing adults back to the MYT stage! This summer, students who completed grades 4-7 can register to audition for the roles of the children in Matilda (including Matilda, Bruce, Lavender, Tommy, Eric, Nigel, Amanda, Alice, Hortensia, and the children’s ensemble.) The roles of the adults in the musical will be played by 2022 CITs, interns, and staff! We are excited to collaborate with our students in this new medium and give our Junior Company the opportunity to perform in a full length 2 act musical. Performers must be available for all dress rehearsals and shows August 15-19.
Auditions for students who have completed grades 4-7 will be held in person at the MYT rehearsal hall on Saturday, June 18th. Students must be registered to audition. All actors and actresses are expected to have lines and songs memorized before the first rehearsal, August 1st (Session 4). We will rehearse for 10 camp days (Mon-Fri 9AM-3PM during camp), then have evening dress rehearsals and performances during the first week of Session 5.

Register (completed grades 4-7): Today through June 18th. 2022 CITs and Interns do not register.
Auditions: Saturday, June 18th 9-noon in person at MYT.
Rehearsals: During camp days August 1-12th, 9AM-3PM
Dress Rehearsals: Mon-Wed, August 15-17th, 5:30-9 PM
Performances: Thursday, August 18 & Friday, August 19 at 8 PM
Tickets: Adult: $15 online, $20 at the door. Youth (12 and under) $12 online, $15 at the door. BYO chair/blanket
Session Fee: Full Member $401 Program Member $452
Session 2 - MTC Funshop
Summer Theatre Workshop - RISING STARS (Completed Grades K-3)
Did your child have sooooooo much fun in Session 1 they can’t wait to do it again? Did your child miss Session 1 and want to perform? This workshop is the place to be!! Performers will learn basic musical theater dance, acting and music skills. Emphasis during this camp will be on the importance of punctuality, teamwork, memorization, confidence building, and fun! MTC mornings are filled with singing and dancing, while afternoons are all about traditional camp activities such as swimming. 

Participants will spend the session preparing a showcase presentation and rehearsing to join the Junior Company for 1-2 musical numbers in their production of Junie B. Jones JR.  The showcase and Junie B. Jones JR production will take place July 14th and 15th. The showcase will be at 7:30. Junie B Jones will begin at 8 PM. 

Register: Today through July 5th.
Auditions: None
Rehearsals: During camp days July 5-8th, 9AM-3PM
Showcase: Thursday, July 14 & Friday, July 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $6 online or $10 at the door, BYO chair/blanket

Fee per session: Full Member $401 Program Member $452
A True "Summer Theater Camp"
Don't spend your summer in an auditorium - kids already spend enough time in school! MTC rehearses in the fresh air and puts the 'summer' and 'camp' back in "Summer Theater Camp." We rehearse each morning under the shade of the MYTent. Between rehearsals, campers get to take part in camp activities, swim in the pool, play on the courts, and even use the water slide! 
On days with severe weather expected, we will hold rehearsal virtually on Zoom.
The MTC Staff
MTC is run by a mix of educators and MYT alumni who love to share their passion for theater with others. The MTC Staff has been working together at camp for over ten years and loves to see how each summer season continues to raise the bar. As educators first and theater directors second, we cater to children individually and help them develop their skills in small group and whole group settings.
You REALLY Don't Want To Miss This
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