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Classes & Camps

Summer Classes/Camps 2015

Steel Beam Theatre ACTING STUDIO classes for actors K – High School offer a nurturing environment for students to explore, be challenged and grow in performance skills! The creative process is a key focus to develop characters and strong performance skills as part of the Steel Beam mission to bring high-quality theatrical training to the Fox Valley community,

Classes are held in the Steel Beam Rehearsal Space at 951 State Ave. in St Charles (map). Contact SBT Acting Studio Education Coordinator/Instructor Lori Holm 630-887-7269 or LoriHolm1@gmail.com.


In accordance with local school districts, when schools are closed due to poor weather conditions, or holiday breaks, Steel Beam Classes are also "closed". Thank you.


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2015 Summer Camps

The Magical Lamp of Aladdin — Comedy

Instructor: Robyn Berg


Aladdin, his monkey sidekick Alakazam and the beautiful Princess Jasmine never fails to entertain young audiences. Evil magician Jammal tries to trick Aladdin in a malicious scheme to acquire a magical lamp containing a wish-granting genie. But Aladdin tricks Jammal and claims the magic lamp for himself, using its power to win the princess and impress the Sultan. But through another wicked ploy, Jammal regains possession of the lamp and kidnaps Jasmine! To set things right, Aladdin must face Chop-Chop, the merciless executioner. You’ll also meet three genies, the whining Ali “Bubba,” the fire-breathing dragon and the haughty sultan’s wife!!Will Aladdin and Jasmine be reunited? Will Jammal be transformed into a new person?

$295 (includes t-shirt & 2 free tickets)


8–11 years old

Rehearsal Times

June 15–19, 22–26

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Final Performances

Saturday June 27:

10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

An Actor's Life For Me! — Improv

Instructor: Lori Holm


Students will learn skills of improvisational comedy to be used in long form scenes to be performed on stage! Scenes will be inspired by one or two audience suggestions, and fueled by quick thinking imaginations of the young actors! Anything can happen and just might!

$195 (includes t-shirt & 2 free tickets)


Middle School

Rehearsal Times

July 13–17, 20–24

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Final Performances

Saturday July 25:

10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

New! Girl Scout Acting Camp!

Instructor: Lori Holm


Steel Beam Theatre is a proud partner of the Girl Scout Organization! For the first time ever SBT is offering a Summer Acting Day Camp just for them!

Lights! Sparkle! Applause! Each membership level will attend on their assigned day to play acting games, learn stage skills, and create a funny story to be acted on stage at the end of the week in a BIG, fabulous show when all groups come together on stage! Seasoned actors and students brand new to performing will be excited about this event!

Minimum Class Size: 6
Maximum Class Size: 15

Students are encouraged to dress comfortably, wear closed toe shoes, and bring water and a snack for break.



Mon., July 13
Seniors (14-16)

Tues., July 14
Cadette (11-14)

Wed., July 15
Juniors (9-11)

Thurs., July 16
Brownies (7-9)

Fri., July 17
Daisies (5-7)

Rehearsal Times

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Final Performances

Saturday July 18:

1:00 p.m.

The Forest Trolls and the Mermaids

Instructor: Lori Holm


The magic secrets of the sea and forrest come to life in this creative story of friendship and unlikely treasures! Students will learn acting games and skills to bring to life funny adventures, sea creatures, trolls and fairies! This class is wonderful for the first time actor as well as children who have performed in the past! The week long session will end with a performance on the Steel Beam Main Stage!



5–8 years old

Rehearsal Times

July 6–10

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Final Performances

Saturday July 11:

10:30 a.m.