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OFC Creations: Largest Theater Program In Rochester, New York

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February 7, 2020
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Do you have a child who likes to sing, dance and act? I do. My daughter loves musical theater and for the past two years she has participated in shows produced by OFC Creations, Rochester, New York. Eric Vaughn Johnson launched OFC (Opportunities for Creativity) Creations in 2005 “to give community artists the opportunity to push their creative limits.” OFC‘s live productions attracted the attention of local school districts who requested help from OFC to run their drama programs. This outreach into local schools expanded until now OFC Creations offers after school and evening classes, professional workshops, and theater productions for kids during winter and spring school breaks. OFC Creations runs the largest summer camp theater program for kids ages 4-18 in upstate New York and produces a variety of shows remarkable in their diversity and widespread appeal.
Executive Director of OFC Creations

Executive Director

Why OFC Creations?

  • OFC Creations offers private lessons in voice, dance, and acting. Lessons in other disciplines are also available from the multi-talented teaching staff.
  • Eric Johnson, the executive director of OFC, is very supportive of young artists. He goes out of his way to meet everyone’s needs and encourages kids with positive affirmations inspiring them to do their best. It’s very sweet of him.
  • OFC Creations offers before and after school care for parents who need those services. Refer to OFC’s website for availability.
  • Do you have an artistic kid but can’t afford the program? OFC Creations offers scholarships and will give financial help as much as possible to enable your child’s participation in their programs. This is especially true if the directors see your child working hard striving to do his or her best.
  • To register, go to OFC Creation’s website and fill out the registration forms. Or you can contact them and they will send you a link for registration.
  • OFC is a fun and positive environment for kids of all ages.
  • The directors are talented, top-notch professionals. Sharing their talent with young artists, these professionals open doors of warmest welcome into the world of musical theater.
In addition to the organization’s regular theater schedule, OFC runs camps during the winter, spring and summer school vacations. Not only do kids learn to act, sing, and dance at these camps, their brain power is exercised and enhanced by memorizing the scripts. And that’s not all the benefits. Putting together a play requires teamwork and builds social skills as campers interact with other kids.

OFC Creations offers winter classes running from March to May or June. 

OFC Winter Classes

Regular Winter Classes

  • For ages 2-4 years old, rehearsals for Mommy And Me Take The Stage! are at noon every Saturday, March 28th – May 31st, 2020. The cost is $160 but if you register by February 15th, the cost is $135. The final show is at noon on Sunday, May 31st.
  • For ages 4-7 years old, rehearsals for Tales Of Mother Goose! are every Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 pm, March 24th- May 31, 2020. Cost: $200. Early bird registration (by February 15) is $175. The final show is at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 31st.
  • For ages 7-13 years old, rehearsals for Moana Jr. are two days a week beginning on March 23rd and running through June 7th, 2020. Monday’s rehearsal is 6:00 pm-8:30 pm and Saturday’s rehearsal is from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Cost — $325. Early bird registration (before February 15), $300. The final shows are Friday, June 5th, at 7:00 pm, Saturday, June 6th, at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and Sunday, June 7th, at 2:00 pm. 
  • For ages 12-18 years old, rehearsals for Heathers The Musical School Edition are Tuesdays 6:00-9:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am-12:30 pm starting March 28-May 30, 2020. Cost — $325.  Early bird registration — $300. The final shows are Friday, May 29th, at 7:00 pm; Saturday, May 30th, at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

An Additional Winter Class

  • Audition Prep For Young Performers is available for children ages 7-15. The tuition is $25  and the class is held on March 21st, 2020, from 9:30-11:30 pm.

Note:

These winter classes are held in the Lyric Theater, one of the oldest, rich-in-history churches in Rochester, New York.

February Break Camp

OFC’s February Break Camp, February 17-February 22, 2020, is already full.

  • Camps run Monday through Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm with shows Friday, February 21st at 7:00 pm and Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. 
  • Tickets can be purchased online, and or you can buy them at the event. However, these performances are well attended so check with them ahead of time for available seating.
  • For those unable to attend the camp but still want to watch the show, go to OFC’s website and buy a ticket for one of the live performances.

The Lion King

Spring Break Camp

  • Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. is perfect for actors ages 7-14.
  • The cost is $310, but the early bird discount (applicable until February 27, 2020) brings the cost down to $285.
  • Camp runs Monday through Friday, April 6th -11th, 2020, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Legally Blonde

 

Summer Camp

OFC Creations pulls out all the stops for their summer program offering an impressive variety of theater opportunities for kids of all ages.

Pint-Sized

The Pint-Sized summer program for kids age 4-7 years will be held in Seton Catholic School. Tuition is $300, early registration, by April 1st, is $275. Refer to OFC’s website for more details.

 

Chicken Little
  • Camp runs Monday to Friday, July 13th- July 18th, 2020, from 9:00-11:00 am. The play is performed on Sunday, July 18, 2020, at 11:00 am.
The Three Little Pigs
  • Camp runs from Monday to Friday, July 27th – August 1st, 2020, from 9:00 am-1:00 pm, with the final performance on August 1st, 2020, at 11:00 am.
Jack and the Beanstalk 
  • Rehearses Monday to Friday, August 10th-15th, 2020, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with the live performance on August 15th, 2020, at 11:00 am.
Cinderella
  • Camp meets Monday to Friday, August 17th- August 22nd, 2020, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Live performance — August 17th, 2020, at 11:00 am.

Kid Camps

  • OFC Creations has a great line-up of shows for their 2020 summer Kid Camps. Kids ages 7-11 will be excited to be part of these popular shows.
  • The productions will be held in two different locations in the city of Rochester — the Kodak Center and the Lyric Theater. Watching the children perform in these two old buildings that played such an important role in Rochester’s history makes the theater-going experience pure delight.
  • Three of these camps will be held in the Kodak Center, the other two in the Lyric Theater. Tuition — $350, early bird registration, $325. Price is reduced if you sign up for three camps.
  • All classes run Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
  • Refer to the OFC Creations website for more information. 

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Runs from July 6th-July 18th, 2020, with live performances July 17th at 7:00 pm and July 18th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Aladdin Jr.
  • Runs from July 13th- July 25th, 2020, with live performances July 24th at 7:00 pm and July 25th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Matilda
  • Runs from July 20th-August 1st, with live performances July 31st at 7:00 pm and August 1st at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Willy Wonka Jr.
  • Runs from July 27th-August 8th, 2020, with live performances August 7th at 7:00 pm and August 8th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Peter Pan, Jr.
  • Runs from August 3rd-August 15th, 2020, with live performances August 14th at 7:00 pm and August 15th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
The Sound Of Music
  • Runs from August 10th-August 22nd, 2020, with live performances August 21st at 7:00 pm and August 22nd at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

 

Teen Camps

  • I love the show line-ups for 11-17-year-old campers. They all sound so fun and exciting it’s hard to choose between them! 
  • Camps are held either in Kodak Center or the Lyric Theater. Drag 101 is performed in both theaters.
  • Camps meet Monday to Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Live performances are the final Friday and Saturday of camp — Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm. 
  • Tuition is $350. Early bird registration, on or before April 1st, 2020, is $325.

 

Footloose The Musical
  • Runs July 6th-July 18th, 2020. Live performances — July 17th at 7:00 pm and July 18th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Sweeney Todd School Edition
  • Runs July 13th-July 25th, 2020. Live performances — July 24th at 7:00 pm and July 25th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Runs July 20th-August 1st, 2020. Live performances — July 31st at 7:00 pm and August 1st at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Chicago Highschool Edition
  • Runs July 27th-August 8th, 2020. Live performances — August 7th at 7:00 pm and August 8th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Sister Act The Musical
  • Runs August 3rd-August 15th, 2020. Live performances — August 14th at 7:00 pm and August 15th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Rock Of Ages
  • Runs August 10th-August 22nd, 2020. Live performances — August 21st at 7:00 pm and August 22nd at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Drag 101
  • It is for ages 8-11 years and will be showcased in both the Kodak Center and Lyric Theater.
  • The first class runs from July 6th to July 11th, 2020, in the Kodak Center. Live performance — July 11th at 2:00 pm.
  • The second class runs from August 17th to August 22nd, 2020, in the Lyric Theater. Live performance — August 22nd at 11:00 am.
  • Drag camp 101 tuition — $300; $275 if purchased by April 1, 2020.

 

Summary

If you live in the Rochester, NY area or are planning a visit here, consider attending OFC Creations’ summer camps and shows. OFC’s activities offer memorable, to-be-cherished experiences at affordable prices. Engaging in OFC connects you to the many beautiful and talented people in the Rochester Arts scene. My daughter has been involved with OFC’s shows for two years and loves it. She esteems the directors and enjoys the interaction and team effort required to produce a class act stage show.

For summertime fun in Rochester, check out OFC Creations’ website. Purchase tickets and you’ll view quality theater productions performed in historic old buildings for a fraction of the price of shows in other big cities. Our young actors are competitive and talented. They and the directors put together praiseworthy productions in an amazingly short period of time.

OFC Creations’ theater classes are a must for families with children who desire real-life experiences in stage acting. If you love classical theater shows to participate in or to watch, OFC Creations is the right place for you.

 

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    تسديد قروض

    March 25, 2019

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      April

      March 25, 2019

      Waaahhh.. thank you so much you’re so sweet!

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    Nilakshi at merakimusings

    February 8, 2020

    I love the way you compile everything just like a detailed guide! It will help many. Wonderful post April! Thank You!

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      April

      February 9, 2020

      Thank you for stopping by Nilakshi!

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    Chantelle

    February 11, 2020

    So much great information! Good job! This seems like such a fun program too.

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      April

      February 12, 2020

      Thank you!

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    Eva

    February 11, 2020

    Great detailed guide!

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      April

      February 12, 2020

      Thanks

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    Tara Hallie

    February 12, 2020

    Wow, it’s amazing that there are programs out there like this for individuals really interested in musical theater! A great detailed guide, indeed. Thanks for the information!

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      April

      February 12, 2020

      You are welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Noelle

    February 12, 2020

    This looks like an awesome opportunity! We live in Wisconsin, but we do have some theater programs around here too. I’ll have to check some of the Summer programs out for my kids.

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      April

      February 12, 2020

      Yes, we went there in Wisconsin a couple of years ago, and the vibes are similar here in Rochester. I heard it is one of the best musical areas in the country too.

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    Denise Gardiner

    February 16, 2020

    What a great program, April! We need more of these programs throughout the other states. Thank you for sharing!

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      April

      February 16, 2020

      Thank you for stopping by! I do agree with you!

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    Jais

    February 26, 2020

    This looks great. I am forwarding this schedule to my friend putting up in Rochester area.

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    Holly E.

    February 26, 2020

    This is great! I know someone who is looking for voice lessons actually. Thanks for sharing!

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      April

      February 26, 2020

      You are welcome!

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    Patricia Sanders

    February 27, 2020

    Great, Thank you so much for sharing info about OFC’s creation’s summer camp. I’ll definitely recommend my friends and family to check out.

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      April

      February 27, 2020

      Thank you, for spreading the word.

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April Key Rode
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April Key Rode is a Bachelor graduate of Hospitality and Tourism Management. One of the researchers in Tabuelan "As An Eco-Tourism Destination." She loves to do research, writing, cross-stitching and dancing. Her favorite sports are badminton, biking, soccer, basketball, and bowling. She is a mother of two, and she loves traveling with her own family and friends.

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