WHAT IS SUMMER STOCK
A LITTLE HISTORY
The American tradition of “summer stock” theatre started over a hundred years ago when young performers would travel the country during the summer months, setting up makeshift stages in tents, barns, and outdoor spaces to put up musicals.
While mastering their craft, these theatrical companies would frequently use stock sceneries and costumes to tell stories to rural communities around the United States, spreading their songs far and wide!
Many beloved stars of the 20th and 21st century experienced their humble beginnings upon these moving stages, inspiring such movies as “White Christmas,” “Holiday Inn,” and of course the Judy Garland classic “Summer Stock.”
We here at Little Barn want to keep tradition alive while nurturing the artists of tomorrow in an authentic summer stock setting!
Performing in the fresh air of the Hamptons brings inspiration to every performer in this artistic haven.
The Hayground Camp is the perfect setting for Little Barn to take center stage, as we full-heartedly believe in creating a kind, supportive, and eco-friendly community for these budding artists to blossom.
SUMMER STOCK AT LITTLE BARN
Currently our Little Barn Summer Stock program for the children of the Hamptons is in our beautiful dance tent in Bridgehampton (Hayground School).
Our ultimate goal is to build a beautiful, playful and charming children’s Summer Stock dance Barn on the stunning and breezy Hayground campus for summer classes and performances, with our own stock of tutus, top hats, tap shoes and sparkly accessories to go with our basic black uniform.
We also created a company summer stock jacket, all Little Barn students are eligible to buy and wear proudly with their accomplishment patches.
Our Little Barn program is an activity/choice at Hayground Camp in the mornings. For the more interested dancer, singer actor who would like to spend more time in the world of theatre and dance, we also offer musical theatre specialty camp and classes at Hayground School and the Children's Museum.
In the Summer Stock tradition our camp programs include bi-monthly shows presented by the campers!
Camp programs are for ages 4 - 11 with 2 week minimum sign ups.
We are a year round program.
Registration opens on April 1st!
Spaces are limited!