The story focuses on two camp sites and their founders, who have a running feud. Camp Rock is run by nice guy, Brown Cesario (Drew Pearson) who has helped young people find their talent and achieve their dreams. But many years earlier, Brown Cesario had "kicked out" Axel Turner (Blake Erickson) from their band, the Wet Crows. Axel Turner is out for revenge, starting up Camp Star in direct competition to Camp Rock, and with better facilities is able to lure some of the Camp Rock staff to join his team, as well as at least one of the campers. As a result Camp Rock is at risk of closing. To save the campsite the campers have a sing-off televised on national television. And the ending … well it's Disney so you can guess how it might end. It's not a deep story line, but it's enough to build sufficient tension for the tweens and teenagers.
From the very first number it was clear this is a talented group of young performers. Although the cast was small and some characters were gender swapped this production was full of fun, electric energy and enthusiasm as soon as the lights came up. The music is bright, but the energy from every single member of the cast is remarkable. The dancing is sharp and the unison is excellent, with some reasonably complex moves that make it a pleasure to watch. There were sufficient moments for feature dancers to demonstrate their skill most notably dance captain 'Kelly Goldberg'.