The Temple Theatre Spark Mini-Musical Camp is an online platform for presenting theatre education to the youth of our community. Our hope is to work toward creating sustainable theatre programs in the Great Lakes Bay Region by engaging children and their families in theatre arts.

Instruction will take place through the online platforms FlipGrid and ZOOM with a final prerecorded program presentation showcasing the students’ work streamed through The Temple Theatre Facebook page and hosted on the the theatre’s website.

This session of SPARK will include 4 weeks of instruction covering the areas of dance, music, acting, and tech time. The program is open to students K-8th grade. Because of the digital nature of this instruction, students will require access to a video camera (phone cameras will do) and internet access. Instructional lessons will take place June 1 – June 26 and the final presentation on The Temple Theatre ‘virtual stage’  July 1, 2020 at 7pm

Registration will take place now through May 31,2020 or until the session is full.

Our next camp will be ‘ Aladdin

We hope this educational initiative helps our community through these unusual times.

Thor Rasmussen
Temple Theatre
Marketing & Creativity Manager


Registration for this session is now full.

This program has been generously sponsored by

Program Director

Lori Duncan As a theatre director in Saginaw Township Community Schools and Spark Summer Theatre Camp, Lori believes every child should have the opportunity to create and explore in the arts. In addition to teaching drama at White Pine Middle School, she also directs 7 shows a year, and hosts a summer theatre program where her high school and college students learn to become artistic leaders in our community.

Program Instructors

Holly Houck is a Theatre and Interanational Studies student at Saginaw Valley State University. She fell in love with theatre in the  Saginaw Township Community Schools drama program and has worked with Spark Summer Theatre Camp and Reach Mission Trips to bring theatre to young artists and audiences. For Holly, theatre continues to be an art that allows her to do what she loves with the people she loves!

Elyse Deibel is studying Experience Design and Management at Brigham Young University. She has been deeply involved in music her entire life in both the role of a teacher and as a student. Elyse adores musical theatre and has participated in a multitude of shows put on by Saginaw Township Community Schools. Her goal for the future is to be able to continue to establish that same love she has for music into those just discovering it!

Jordan Pinet

Jordan Pinet is studying Theatre Design & Production at the University of Michigan. She is a grateful alum of STCS Drama, has worked with Spark Summer Theatre Camp, and continues striving to bring more opportunities in the arts for youth in the community. Theatre is Jordan’s way of turning her passion into a career, and she hopes to continue sharing her love of storytelling and the arts!

Faith Dore is a theatre educator and enthusiast from Bay City, MI. She has performed, choreographed, costumed, and assistant directed 40 plays and musicals. Currently a theatre staff member at Saginaw Township Community Schools, Faith is always excited about finding new ways to bring theatre to our communities.

Dani Poppe is a BFA Acting student at Wayne State University and also holds leadership positions of theatre companies such as Spring & Summer Theatre Company and Underground Theatre Company in Detroit. This is Dani’s second summer working with Spark and she is very excited to be working with campers and to share her love and knowledge of theatre.




Previous performance:

SPARK Mini-Musical Camp – Belle

The Temple Theatre partnered with local theatre arts educators to coordinate the first ever virtual SPARK Mini-Musical Camp. Through online sharing platforms students k-8th grade received instruction and feedback in preparation for of tonight's performance of 'Belle' from Beauty and the Beast. We applaud the instructors, parents, and students who all worked to make this production possible. A special thank you to Hemlock Semiconductor for their generous support of this program!. Tonight's broadcast can also be viewed on our website at www.templetheatre.com/templesparkyouththeatre

Posted by The Temple Theatre on Monday, May 11, 2020