Musical Theatre Ponte Vedra announces camp sign-ups, plans 'Mean Girls' show


Musical Theatre Ponte Vedra, now in its second year, will present “Mean Girls” in June. The show, directed by Jason Nettle and based on the 2004 movie, will feature local students attending the three-week camp, to be held in the Ponte Vedra High School auditorium.

“It’s about a girl who’s a typical high-schooler trying to find her place, who she’s going to hang out with, and sometimes we just get involved with the wrong people,” said Nettle. “The music’s great. The dancing’s going to be really great!”

The choreographer is Mel Ryczko, who last choreographed Ponte Vedra High School’s production of “Descendants.”

Rehearsals will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 10-13, 17-20 and 24. Shows are 7 p.m. June 25-27.

Students in eighth grade and older may sign-up for the camp up until the first day, but those who sign up before auditions are held at the end of May can try for one of the main roles. Everyone who signs up for the camp will be in the show.

A separate “Mean Girls” tech crew will be available for those who prefer to develop technical skills.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Also, a Summer Theatre Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8-11 for kids in pre-K through seventh grade, also in the Ponte Vedra High School auditorium. A final showcase will be presented at 1 p.m. July 11.

Camp fees are $550 for “Mean Girls,” $250 for the younger Kids’ Camp and $150 for the tech crew. There is a discount for multiple siblings to sign up.

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Husband and wife team, Jason and Katie Nettle, launched Musical Theatre Ponte Vedra in 2023 with the first show, “Something Rotten!” It turned out to be very successful.

“The whole purpose of why we started Musical Theatre Ponte Vedra was to keep fulfilling the need of musical theatre around this area,” Jason Nettle said.