At French Woods we have one of the most ambitious theater schedules in camping, producing more than 70 full-scale productions every summer. There are five theaters on camp: two black-boxes, a proscenium stage, a theater-in-the-round and a three-quarter-thrust stage. All theaters are equipped with sound and lighting systems and a technical crew that teaches and designs.Professional directors also teach classes in improvisation, acting technique, commercial technique, directing, dialects, musical theater, Shakespeare, stage combat, scene study and theatre games. Our Cabaret and Improvisation Troupes travel to nearby resorts and neighboring camps for performances. If you’re interested in technical theater you can take classes and get hands-on experience in stagecraft and design, lighting, sound, video, costuming and makeup.
Musicals like Evita perform with a full orchestra which is also made up of campers, and have the full support of our costume, sound, lighting and stagecraft departments.