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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.


We are excited to get started for Summer 2024! 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 play 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.

2024 Session Info

July 15th-26th, 10:00am to 3:00pm

 Performance in early evening on the 26th

Space is limited to 15 campers

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To be eligible to attend the camp, we are asking interested students to express their interest in theatre at the link provided below. Space is limited to 15 students.  Each student is expected to attend all training, rehearsals, and performances, and absences or conflicts must be approved by the trainers and program coordinators.


Everyone's favorite pirate villain, Captain Hook, is a resident at The Jolly Roger Pirate Retirement Home, where he and his pals Blackbeard, Smee, Anne Bonny, and Captain Blood spend their days reminiscing about high times on the high seas. Through a series of flashbacks played out on stage, Hook tells the hilarious and touching story of his trials and tribulations with his arch nemesis, Peter Pan -- showing us Neverland from the pirates' point of view.


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 Ryan Stearns 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. 


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

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