8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 4-12 • 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Grades 1-3

July 9-13, 2018

Get to Know Your Counselors!

Kristina Pritchard

Grades 1-3
Kristina is a native of Findlay and proud FHS alumni. She received her BA in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Findlay and then continued on to receive her teaching license. Kristina is currently a Kindergarten teacher at Jefferson Primary School. While in her studies for Musical Theatre Kristina participated in Summer Theatre intensives in both New York City and Rhode Island.  Some of her favorite roles have included: The Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lenny in Crimes of The Heart and Callie in Stop Kiss. However, most recently she has been seen onstage performing as Miss Hannigan at The Star Players Theatre in Upper Sandusky. Kristina has directed five productions for The Arts Partnership, choreographed for the Fort Findlay Playhouse and is currently directing The Little Mermaid at The Star Players Theatre in Upper Sandusky. With her love and passion for both the arts and kids, Kristina is thrilled to be part camp this summer!

Lori Lavery

Grades 1-3
Performing since age 11, Lori is no stranger to the stage. She studied musical theatre at Otterbein and Ohio Northern University before earning her Early Childhood Education degree from The Ohio State University. She taught pre-kindergarten for 8 years before becoming a full-time stay home mom to her son. Lori has been directing the Star Kids Children’s Theatre workshop at the Star Theatre in Upper Sandusky Ohio for 18 years. She loves that it gives her a chance to combine her training in dance, vocal music, theatre and education! She has also directed and choreographed several shows for Star Players and Upper Sandusky High School. Lori still finds time to appear on stage with Columbus Children’s Theatre, Worthington Community Theatre, Grandview Carriage Place Players and Star Players. Some of her most recent roles are as Grace Farrell in the Star Theatre’s production of Annie and as Grace Bradley in Worthington Community Theatre’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Born and raised in Upper Sandusky Ohio, she currently resides in Powell Ohio with her son, Eric and husband, Andy.

Celia Stockton

Music for Grades 4-6
Celia Stockton, graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BA in General Studies/Fine Arts concentration. In addition, Celia attended Miami University of Oxford, Ohio and Wright State University of Dayton, Ohio for Musical Theatre, and Brenau University and Southern Wesleyan University for Choral & Instrumental Music Education. As an Actor’s Equity eligible actress, one of her most favorite roles was Maggie from “42nd Street”, on board the S.S. Norway cruise ship. As an Executive Producer and performer, Celia worked for Paramount Parks and Jean Ann Ryan Productions, both industry leaders in live entertainment for theme parks and cruise ships. As a private teacher for Stockton Studio, Celia teaches voice and piano. In addition, Celia musically directs summer camps and theatre arts workshops.

Abigail Starcher

Choreographer for Grades 4-6
Abigail Starcher is a sophomore at the University of Findlay where she is majoring in theatre and social work as a double major with a minor in gender studies. She has been active in theatre and dance since the age of four, attending various art and theatre camps each summer and being involved in school productions throughout. She has recently played Charlotte Corday in the University's production of The Revolutionists and Jody, the lead dancer, in the University's production of Funny Girl. Abigail has been trained in ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop, and tap; she has previously taught a hip-hop dance class to 4 - 6-year-olds and has been a guest artist at the Youtheatre Club in Findlay.

Zachary Thomas

Music for Grades 7-12
Zachary Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, with an emphasis in Piano Performance. He has been a Teaching Artist for The Arts Partnership Youtheatre Program for several years, including Music Director for Shrek The Musical, Grease, Godspell, and Seussical. Zach has been involved in several productions with Fort Findlay Playhouse as Music Director and Accompanist and currently serves as President of the Findlay Light Opera Company. Prior to Zach’s work with Youtheatre, he was the Director of Instrumental Music at Liberty-Benton Local Schools.

Boe Wank

Choreographer for Grades 7-12
Boe Wank is overjoyed to be returning to his hometown for Broadway In Your Back Yard! A 2009 FHS graduate, Boe went on to graduate from Baldwin Wallace University's esteemed Musical Theatre program in 2013 and moved to New York City just days after commencement. Since then, some of Boe's favorite performance credits include the National Tour of Kathleen Marshall's TONY Award-winning revival of Anything Goes!, LeFou in multiple productions of Disney's Beauty and The Beast, A Chorus Line (Mike), All Shook Up (Dean), Kiss Me Kate (Hortensio), and shows such as 42nd Street, Hello, Dolly!, RENT, Follies, Legally Blonde, Singin' In The Rain, and Jesus Christ Superstar. In addition to performing, Boe has also become a sought-after dance teacher and choreographer, with choreographic credits such as HAIR, Sister Act, 42nd Street, and the Off-Broadway premiere of Dream Street. Let's dance!

Enjoy a week of fun with Youtheatre at Broadway in Your Backyard Performing Arts Camp! During this week-long day camp, you will work with teaching artists to learn about the performing arts while staging a showcase production for our community to enjoy. In addition, you will participate in age-appropriate performing arts workshops such as creative dramatics, acting, movement, music, improvisation and theatre games led by local teaching artists.  Students in grades 4-12 will also have the opportunity to attend a performance featuring a professional Broadway Music Director and Broadway Performer.

Camp Specifics:

  • The Camp is open to all students going into grades 1-12 for the 2018-2019 School Year.
  • Camp is 8:30 am to 3 pm Monday – Thursday for grades 4-12 and 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for grades 1-3.
  • We will accept 25 students in grades 1-3, 30 students in grades 4-6 and 30 students in grades 7-12.
  • Camp is from 12:30 p.m.-the end of camp showcase for ALL Campers on Friday, July 13.
  • End of Camp Performance will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 13
  • Everyone participating in the camp MUST be available for ALL camp activities and performances.
  • Each camper in grades 4-12 is expected to bring his or her own nutritious lunch Monday through Thursday.
  • Dinner will be provided on Friday for ALL Campers.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available based upon financial need.

Click here for camp schedule!


Grades 1-3: $80, $70 for each additional family member

Grades 4-12: $160, $135 for each additional family member



9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday) Ages 11-18

July 16-27, 2018

Get to Know Your Counselors!

Alta Boover

Opera Camp Instructor
Alta Boover has appeared as a concert soloist at Carnegie Hall, and with symphonies and opera companies across the country. She has appeared at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center as the narrator in Peter and the Wolf and in the premiere of a new edition of Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland. Internationally, she toured Brazil as the alto soloist in a resurrection of the work of Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. A frequent recitalist and performer of operetta, Dr. Boover can be heard on many cast recordings on both the Albany Records and Operetta Archives Labels. Her latest recording with Albany Records was as Princess Marghanza in John Philip Sousa's comic opera El Capitan. She holds degrees from Skidmore College, The Eastman School of Music, and The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Boover has been on the faculty at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, and is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, where she has been on faculty since 2010.

Drake Dantzler

Opera Camp Instructor
Drake Dantzler is a frequent performer of Opera, Oratorio and song. Mr. Dantzler was hailed in Opera News as "a real find: he has a voice of molten silver, immaculate musicianship and an expressive stage persona." Recently, Dr. Dantzler appeared with the Opera Theater of the Rockies as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and as Gerard in Lakmé and with Arbor Opera Theater as Rodolfo in La Boheme and Alfredo in La Traviata where Encore Michigan lauded "Drake Dantzler's tenor vocals were marvelous, bright and evocative." Dr. Dantzler debuted the role of Mr. Bingley in Pride and Prejudice: The Musical for Chicago Chamber Opera. Dr. Dantzler was also a resident artist at the Vancouver International Song Institute and Interlachen Arts Camp, and has presented recitals across the United States. He holds degrees from Vanderbilt University, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Texas, and is an Associate Professor at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.

Participants immerse themselves in singing, dance, and theatre in this two-week summer intensive experience during which they will mount a fully staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. G&S provides the perfect introduction for young singers into the world of opera.  Each day starts with a vocal warm up integrated with physical movement to wake up voices and bodies followed by theatre improvisation games designed to encourage the development of ensemble. The rest of the day will be spent learning staging and music of Pirates of Penzance in small group sessions, ending with our full ensemble learning choreography for the group numbers in the production.

Camp Specifics:

  • The camp is open to all students aged 11-18.
  • Camp will be from 9am to 3:30pm each day. Everyone participating in the camp must be available for all camp activities.
  • The end of camp performance of The Pirates of Penzance will take place on the last day of camp, Friday, July 27 at 1:30pm. A post-performance reception will follow.
  • Each participant is expected to bring a nutritious lunch Monday through Friday.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available based upon financial need.

Cost: $200

We will have cap of 25 students for the camp.