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Session 1: July 9 - 31, 2024

Session 2: August 12 - 28, 2024


Ages 7-17

 Tue/Wed/Thurs 6pm-9pm

@ BellWorks 101 Crawfords Corner Road Holmdel

A fully immersive experience, these intensives are crafted to refine participants’ skills in voice, dancing, and acting as well as technical aspects of theater production, such as set design, costume, & lighting. This program is designed to cater to different skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience, ensuring that every student can grow and learn. Students will also be able to test their creativity skills as each cast will help develop and create the script for their musical revue. 

Session 1 "Pure Imagination" showcase will be held on July 31 at 8PM in the BellTheater.  "Pure Imagination" will feature numbers from Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR., Seussical KIDS, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.,  Dear Edwina JR., Disney’s Frozen JR., Elf The Musical JR., Peter Pan JR., Annie JR.,  Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR., and Shrek The Musical JR.

Session 2 "Raise Your Voice" showcase will be held on August 28 and 29 at 8PM in the BellTheater.  "Raise Your Voice" will feature numbers from Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR., Children of Eden JR., Fiddler on the Roof JR., Legally Blonde JR., Into the Woods JR., Disney's High School Musical JR., Lionel Bart's Oliver! JR., Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., Guys and Dolls JR., Singin' in the Rain JR., Disney's Aladdin JR., Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR., Sister Act JR., Godspell JR., and Once on This Island JR.

Pricing: $400 for one session or $750 for both
Early Bird Pricing:  $300 for one session or $550 for both if registered prior to May 1

50% due upon registration

Balance due 4 weeks prior to intensive start date

Meet Our Summer Faculty

APAA's Faculty

APAA Pre-Professional Dance Faculty

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Justin Christopher Odin

Justin Christopher Odon is an NJ-based theatre artist with a vast background that includes; directing, choreography, stage management, production management, set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, prop design, theatre education, music direction, and performing. Justin Christopher is the founder and artistic director of Theatre@Home and Junior Theatre Productions (JTP). He has worked on many productions in the Monmouth/Ocean County area and is recognized for his dedicated work in helping young theatre artists create and grow. He is a proud advocate for the arts and is very dedicated to keeping the arts alive. He is a true believer of making the arts accessible to all. A few show credits include A Chorus Line, Be More Chill, In The Heights, Disney’s Descendants the Musical, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol the Musical, Legally Blonde and The Prom. When he is not in the theatre, Justin spends his time as the bandleader and drummer of his event band, The Vibes. Justin Christopher has worked with many local performing arts academies and schools and is excited for this new venture with the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy!

Sample Showcase


Session 1: "Pure Imagination"

“ Pure Imagination” - Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.

“ Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!” - Seussical KIDS

“ Beauty and the Beast” - Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

“ Different” - HONK! JR.

“ Hola Lola” - Dear Edwina JR.

“ In Summer” - Disney’s Frozen JR.

“ Sparklejollytwinklejingley” - Elf The Musical JR.

“ I Won’t Grow Up” - Peter Pan JR.

“ Maybe” - Annie JR.

“ The Tummy Song” - Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS

“ We’re In A Play” - Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in A Play!” JR.

“ Revolting Children” - Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

“ Writing Down The Story Of My Life” - Junie B. Jones The Musical JR.

“ Freak Flag” - Shrek The Musical JR

Session 2: "Raise Your Voice"

"Right Before Your Eyes" - Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR.

"The Spark of Creation" - Children of Eden JR.

"Matchmaker" - Fiddler on the Roof JR.

"So Much Better" - Legally Blonde JR.

"Agony" - Into the Woods JR.

"We're All in This Together" - Disney's High School Musical JR.

"Consider Yourself" - Lionel Bart's Oliver! JR.

"Part of Your World" - Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

"Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" - Guys and Dolls JR.

"Good Morning" - Singin' in the Rain JR.

"These Palace Walls" - Disney's Aladdin JR.

"Step in Time" - Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR.

"Raise Your Voice" - Sister Act JR.

"Beautiful City" - Godspell JR.

"A Part of Us/Why We Tell the Story" - Once on This Island JR

Have a question? Email

or visit us at AXCBT Studios @ Bell Works 

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