Steel River Camps Offer Something For All Students

POTTSTOWN, PA – With summer is just around the corner, area students in grades 3-12 have opportunities to learn, perform, and have fun at summer camps hosted this year by Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St.

The camps are divided into two sessions, with choices for rising 3rd through rising 6th graders, and rising 7th through 12th graders. Each age group has the opportunity to do two different sessions with two different shows this year. Choose from The Little Mermaid Jr. or The Music Man Jr., or consider both. Online registration is available, here.

Camp sessions run for two weeks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The first session begins June 27.

The Little Mermaid Jr. tells the story of a beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. First she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton; then make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula; and also convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

In The Music Man Jr., master showman Harold Hill is in town and he’s got “seventy-six trombones” in tow. Can upright, uptight Marian, the town librarian, resist his powerful allure? The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize.

The catch? Hill doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s power just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

Education Director Stacey Michaud said the “Music Theater Summer Camp at Steel River Playhouse provides children with the chance to create, collaborate … while storytelling through singing, dancing and acting.” The cost for each camp will be $553, with payment plans available. For more information, send an e-mail to

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