CCT’s summer “Advanced Imagination Camp”, featuring a production of “Grease,” is seeking youth actors and actresses interested in being a part of a challenging summer theatre experience. Registration for the two week camp is open, and you may download registration forms by visiting www.CCTOnstage.com.
Advanced Camp is open to students entering 7th grade through 12th grade in fall 2012. Individuals who are graduating this spring may also enroll in the camp. The camp runs for two weeks, June 17th through 30th, and will conclude with four performances of the musical to the public. A full, per-day schedule can be found on CCT’s website.
“Grease” follows the famous characters of Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: the duck-tailed, hot-rodding T-Birds and their gum-snapping, hip shaking “Pink Ladies.” Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights’ as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through songs like “Greased Lighting,” “Hand Jive,” and “You’re the One That I Want.”
Students who enroll in Advanced Imagination Camp will be tasked with creating the full production from start to finish in just two weeks. All participants will receive an on-stage role in the production and will take part in daily activities and training session in this performance based experience.
“Imagination Camp” was created 8 years ago after CCT recognized a desperate need for a summer theatre education offering in our area.
Cost of the two week Advanced Camp is $125 and includes daily instruction, a “Grease” cast T-Shirt, participation in four public performances and a dinner during a dress rehearsal.
“Our camp is one of the lowest priced summer opportunities,” said Julie Breidenbach, Coordinator of CCT’s Imagination Camp. “When you divide it up, it comes out to less than $7 a day, which we think is very reasonable.”
She said daily instruction includes music, acting and choreography needed for the show, but also will expose students to other instruction. While students will be exposed to costume creation, set design and more, Breidenbach said that the focus of the camp is the production.
“Ultimately, we focus on creating a production, and teaching students the skills needed to further themselves as on-stage performers” she said. “But we do a lot of teaching during camp, too. It’s our hope that students come away learning a thing or two about putting on a musical.”
CCT is also accepting registrations for its ‘Beginner’s Camp’ which will follow the theme of “Wild Wild West,” June 11-21.
Students will help in creating their very own skit, while being treated to daily breakout sessions which include art, music, dance, acting, theatre games, basic stage combat and costume creation.
Beginner’s Imagination Camp is open to students who will be in Kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall of 2012. Camp session runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day at St. John’s Lutheran Church, and
concludes with a public performance on Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Cost of the two week camp is $95 and includes daily instruction, as well as participation in the two public performances.
To register for CCT’s Imagination Camp, visit the organization’s website at www.CCTOnstage.com or find CCT of DeKalb on Facebook. Enrollment for both camps is limited and tends to fill up quickly.
Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
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