The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem announces its 2018 Summer Camp
The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem will offer three acting camps this summer: Godspell JR., The Jungle Book and “Shake”-It-Up, a Shakespeare camp. Information and registration forms are available online at www.thelittletheatreofws.org or by calling (336) 748-0857 x204.
Godspell JR. is a two-week, mainstage musical theatre camp for rising 7th-12th graders. Based on the gospel of St. Matthew and drawing from various theatrical traditions such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics, and vaudeville, Godspell JR. is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. This camp will run June 18-30 and culminate in two public performances on the Arts Council Theatre stage on Friday, June 29 at 7 pm & Saturday, June 30 at 1 pm.
The Jungle Book is a one-week, non-musical camp for rising 2nd-6th graders. In this classic adventure story, Mowgli must choose between his life in the jungle or a new life in the human world, where he was born. Filled with excitement and humor, the play highlights the struggle of good versus evil, the value of friendship, the importance of loyalty, and what it takes to survive the “law of the jungle.” This camp runs July 16-20 and ends with a performance for family and friends on the Rehearsal Hall Stage.
“Shake”-It-Up is a one-week, non-musical camp for rising 2nd-6th graders. As they prepare to put on a play by The Bard, campers will learn a variety of Shakespearean techniques, from creating characters and building an ensemble to using their voices to project and articulate. This camp runs July 23-27 and ends with a performance for family and friends on the Rehearsal Hall Stage.
All camps are Monday-Friday from 9:30 am – 4 pm and range in tuition from $270-375. All children and teens are welcome, regardless of ability or experience. Campers will audition for roles on the first day of camp, and every child will be in the production.
Throughout the camps, the young actors will be learning stage blocking and lines, as well as a variety of theatre elements, including character development, voice and diction, costumes, stage movement, and production etiquette. Campers will receive a t-shirt if they are registered two weeks before the start date of camp.
For further information, please visit www.thelittletheatreofws.org or call (336) 748-0857 x204.
By: Heather Dukes
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