The show must go on

Busy summer ahead for Amelia Community Theatre


There is just something about community theatre that makes the soul feel good, and Amelia Community Theatre is one of the places on the First Coast that offer that outlet for artists.

The theatre is in its 42nd season serving those who have a passion for the arts on Fernandina Beach and the surrounding area.

It does not matter what age either, because love for the arts does not have an age limit.

As a result, Amelia Community Theatre has several summer camp programs coming up, including teen musical adventure in “Shrek the Musical Jr.,” which will be for ages 12 to 18 and take place from June 26 to July 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no camp held on July 4 due to the holiday.

The summer camps are two weeks long and consist of a very streamlined approach, but one that those taking part are eager to take part in.

An audition will be held on the first day to help sort out who makes the best characters and which roles are most fitting.

There will then be workshops each day focusing on the acting tools of improvisation and character development as well as basic skills.

For teens more interested in learning the methods of what made William Shakespeare’s work such classics that are still talked about years later, there will be a “Much Ado About Nothing” camp for those 12 to 18 years old from July 10-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Members of both camps will showcase their play in front of an audience at the end of the camp, as they demonstrate all the hard work and fun they experienced over the two weeks in a performance.

Registration for both camps can be found by going to the education tab at to be a part of all the fun and thrills that come with acting.

Camps are not the only thing included as part of the theatre’s busy summer, but there will also be the inaugural Amelia Community Theatre Golf Tournament will be taking place July 17 at the Golf Club of Amelia Island which sits by the Ritz Carlton.

It will serve as a new fundraising effort for the theatre and will feature a shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m. followed by lunch, raffles and awards being given out.

Go to for more details and to register for the tournament.