We are pleased to announce our 9th Annual Children’s Outreach Musical: Toy Camp!
Each fall, we look forward to our annual children’s outreach musical. This performance allows us to offer your school and students an educational, enriching and entertaining live theater experience absolutely free.
We believe there is significant value in offering children artistic experiences from an early age.
Research shows students regularly engaged in the arts not only perform better academically but also develop greater self-esteem and are better able to work with and relate to others. These reasons are why we offer this free performance to you!
Performances will run from late October through late November:
All performance times: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Performances begin at 11:45 a.m. We recommend that your school arrive no later than 11:20 a.m. to ensure the performance begins on time. The performance is 1 hour long.
Our musical theatre students will perform the show in the theatre on the Northeast Campus:
TCC Northeast Playhouse
828 Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054
If your school is also interested in having a picnic lunch outdoors or indoors, we can arrange a location for lunch.
Toy Camp! is appropriate for grades K–4th grade.
Enter into the world of make-believe, a place where toys learn to be good toys at Toy Camp. Ted E. Bear, Princess Ann, Glow Toy and others have come to Toy Camp in hopes of graduating, earning their price tags and being sold at toy stores. Not graduating from Toy Camp means certain doom at the Toy Dump!
During their week at camp, our friends learn lessons in paying attention and practicing as well as overcoming both their fears and their weaknesses. With a subtle moral about liking yourself and having confidence if you want to be loved by others, each toy realizes that it is good at something.
The play features a teacher dressed like a witch. In years past we had her enter from the audience, but this year she remains on stage.
She may be seen as scary to very young students, but most see she is simply mean and her bad attitude is a learning lesson on how to treat people with kindness.
Julie M. Gale
Updated September 08, 2014