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The Bear Musical Theatre Project is a tuition-free youth theatre camp created to continue the legacy of our dear friend and talented performer Bear Nichols who we lost tragically in 2021.


During the two-week camp actors will explore music, dance, acting, improv games, and becoming part of an ensemble. Teaching artists come from Cardboard Playhouse’s alumni and company members to lead new and experienced actors through a musical from read-through to performance. Most importantly campers will have fun and make new friends. The camp ends with a fully produced performance at The Box Performance Space in downtown Albuquerque.

Inaugural TUITION FREE Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Winnie the Pooh Kids

Ages 8-15

July 11th - 22nd

9:00am to 3:00pm

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How To Join The Bear Project

Submission for this Summer's camp has been closed and campers have been selected via lottery.  Thank you to all those who submitted.  More info on the production and next Summers camp coming soon.

About Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids

Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun.

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course... sharing snacks.



Bear Nichols as Herb in Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr.

About The Instructors

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Tiana Youtzy is a student at the University of New Mexico studying Early Childhood Education and Nutrition. She has loved being involved in musical theatre around Albuquerque since she was 5 years old and has lots of experience teaching all types of theatre. She is beyond excited to begin working with you this summer!

Madison Zehnder is a freshman in college studying early childhood education and musical theater. She has been performing with Cardboard Playhouse since she was in 8th grade, and is so excited to be a part of this project!

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 Ryan Stearns is a Junior in high school. She has been performing since she was 6 years old and has been in 27 CPTC productions. She is very excited to be involved with this project. 

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