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Bay Street Theatre’s Summer Music Theater Camps - Happening This July & August!

Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer Music Theater Camps July 22-26; August 5-9; and August 12-16.

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Sag Harbor, NY - June 25th, 2013 - Bay Street Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer Music Theater Camps July 22-26; August 5-9; and August 12-16. The camps are for students aged 8 through 12, and run Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm daily at Studio 3 in Bridgehampton. Each week long camp includes many aspects of theatre including improv, vocal instruction, dance and more. This summer’s first and last week of camp will be led by instructor Karen Peele Hochstedler, with the middle session’s instructor yet to be announced.

“We are so excited to have Karen returning with Bay Street again this year,” says Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. “She was such a huge hit with the students during our winter session and she is beyond passionate when it comes to music and theater.”

Karen is a Native to the Hamptons, raising six children while she continues to lend her talents and energy to the community in a variety of ways.  In her early years she moved all over the country, and later attended a University in Oklahoma, receiving a bachelor’s degree in music performance. Over the last 25 years, she has had extensive experience teaching music and movement, acting, script writing, and improvisation to young children, as well as adults. She especially enjoys working with children, watching their life skills and awareness develop through the magic of simple theater games all the way to a live stage performance. Her musical direction credits include: A Night on Broadway (Bridgehampton High School), Grease and High School Musical (Pierson Middle School), Joe Sent Me (Jacobson Center for the Performing Arts), Working (Center Stage), and Our Fabulous Variety Show.  Her stage credits include: Joe Sent Me (JCPA), Fifty Million Frenchman (Center Stage), Our Fabulous Variety Show, Grease (Springs Community Theater), Victor/Victoria (JCPA), Ruthless (JCPA), and Anything Goes (SCT).

Camp size is limited to just 20 students per session, with both an instructor and an assistant for each session. Students may sign up for one, two or all three weeks with discounts available if sessions are reserved when booking. Costs per student are $425 for a single week, $800 for two weeks or $1,100 for all three weeks. A snack will be provided daily.

There is limited space and camps fill up quickly. For payment and more information, please call Jessica Lemire in the Administration Office at 631-725-0818. For more information about the camps or other programming at Bay Street Theatre, log on to

Bay Street Theatre is a not-for-profit institution, dedicated to presenting new, classic and contemporary works of the highest quality, which challenge as well as entertain, speak to the diversity of the community and champion the human spirit.  Bay Street’s commitment extends to educational programs for all ages to foster the continued value of theatre as a vital art form for future generations.