Children’s Summer Theatre Camp

The Star Valley Arts Council is excited for the return of the Children’s Summer Theatre Camp with our production of Willy Wonka Jr., directed by Teresa Bosen and Tina Crowther! Please read this page carefully and complete the audition form and participant agreement included below. Please contact Tina Crowther at (208) 417-1269 with any questions.

WHO is this for? Children ages 6-16. All are welcome!

COST to participate is FREE thanks to a generous grant provided by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Wyoming Community Foundation, and sponsorship by the Afton Tourism Board. Tickets for the performances will cost $8 per person.


AUDITIONS will be held Wednesday, May 31 at the Ford Theatre in Afton, from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. Come any time during that window. There will be a sign up sheet and we will observe children in order of the sign ups. Children should come prepared with a 1 minute song and a short, memorized nursery rhyme or poem. There will be a piano available, but no pianist. 


REHEARSALS will run from Friday, June 2 until the dress rehearsal Thursday, June 22. Most rehearsals will be held at the Ford Theatre in Afton, with the exception of Friday June 9 and Friday June 16- which will be held at the Etna Community Center. Those two rehearsals will be for LEAD CHARACTERS only.

Because there are less than 20 rehearsals, cast members will be expected to participate in every rehearsal. Weekdays 1:00-3:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00 am -12:00 pm, and 9:30-11:30 am on those two Fridays. Snacks will be provided!

Please see the detailed rehearsal schedule below:

Friday, June 2- First Rehearsal 1:00-3:00 pm
Saturday, June 3- 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, June 5- 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 6- 1:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 7- 1:00-3:00 pm
Thursday, June 8- 1:00-3:00 pm
Friday, June 9- 9:30 am-11:30 am at ETNA 
Saturday, June 10- 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, June 12- 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 13- 1:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 14- 1:00-3:00 pm
Thursday, June 15- 1:00-3:00 pm
Friday, June 16- 9:30 am-11:30 am at ETNA
Saturday, June 17- 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, June 19- 1:00-3:00 pm
Tuesday, June 20- 1:00-3:00 pm
Wednesday, June 21- 1:00-3:00 pm
Thursday, June 22- Dress Rehearsal 6:00 pm (be there at 5:00)
Friday, June 23- Opening Night 6:00 pm (be there at 5:00)
Saturday, June 24- two performances- 2:00 pm (be there at 1:00) and 6:00 pm (be there at 5:00)
Monday, June 26- Closing Night 7:00 pm (be there at 6:00)


COSTUMES will be provided for the main characters. Children and families are asked to provide a bright colored t-shirt, and black leggings, shorts or pants. We will work together with families for costumes. Please contact us if you are interested in helping with costumes, props, or set design. 


RULES are included below and on the Moana Jr. Participation Contract. Children must be able to follow the rules in order for the camp to be a safe environment and for the performances to succeed. Please read through the rules with your child and help them understand the importance of keeping them. We will contact you about a solution if your child is having a difficult time with this.

  1. Children will be on time for rehearsal and picked up promptly after
  2. Listen quietly when a director speaks
  3. Keep their hands to themselves
  4. No gum, candy or sugary drinks at rehearsals
  5. No running or playing crazy
  6. Respect others. This includes no name-calling or put downs
  7. Respect the Theatre space including stage, costumes, props, set, auditorium and restrooms. 


CAST parts will be given based on the child’s audition. Cast list will be available on the Star Valley Arts Council website, and we will email it out to parents by Thursday afternoon. Please contact us immediately if your child will not be accepting their position. Please help your children to understand that their participation in this play is valuable, even if they are a member of the ensemble chorus, ALL parts matter.  This is a great opportunity for everyone involved. As such, the directors will do their best to provide a positive experience for your children. 

Forms and Contracts

If your child would like to participate, please download, review and complete the required forms below:

About the Directors


Teresa Bosen is a retired teacher who taught Drama and choir in Idaho and Utah for 20 years! She has directed over 45 plays and musicals and brings a lot of energy and experience.


Tina Crowther has been involved in theatre and teaching for much of her life. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Child and Family Studies. Both women love performing and helping children gain confidence as they work hard for something and accomplish it! This is their second year directing for the Star Valley Arts Council Summer Theatre Camp.