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Join us in reimagining the possibilities for celebrating student voices through the Performing Arts! 

Fresh off it's 40th year, Foote Summer Theater will bring the Tony-award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to the stage!

Our program welcomes students from middle and high schools in southern Connecticut. Students entering grades 7–12 have the opportunity to be part of a major hit musical production in our black box theater, and learn valuable skills from professional teaching artists in performing and technical theater. New this year are half-day classes for students entering grades 5 & 6! See details below.

Registration will open soon!

Foote Summer Theater is the only program around that offers both rigorous work and serious play to young students of acting. The things I learned there about being an actor and a human being quite literally changed my life.

Evan Horwitz, student

Details for Summer Theater 2023

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This Summer's Show: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Dates: June 26-July 30 (no program on Tuesday, July 4)

Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday

Location: Robert Sandine Theater, Foote School, 50 Loomis Place, New Haven, CT

Performance DatesJuly 28, 7:00 p.m.,; July 29, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.; July 30, 2:00 p.m. 

Cost: $2500 ($500 deposit required)

Choose your Track!

New this year! Classes for Students in Grades 5 & 6!

This year for the first time, we are offering half-day Musical Theater classes for students in grades 5 & 6. Train with the professional teaching artists of the theater program and get a behind-the-scenes peak at the production process as it unfolds throughout the summer! 

Dates: Monday–Friday, June 26–July 21 (no classes on Tuesday, July 4)

Times: 9 a.m. to noon

Class Fees: $1000 per student

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