Shrek the Musical, Jr.
Summer Musical Theatre Intensive
Music Jeanine Tesori; Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay
Directed by: Adi Davis
Music Directed by: Kyle Lindsey
Choreographed by: Marissa Citro
Auditions: Theatre camps are designed to immerse the participant in the theatre world and how it all works. Normally auditions would be held before a show rehearses, but participants for this camp are able to sign up first and will be taught the audition process within the 1st day and audition on the 2nd day.
Shows: June 23rd at 7:30 PM & 24th at 3 PM & 7:30 PM
“Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR.,based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.”
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Summer Theatre Intensive
Based on the book by Roald Dahl; Dramatized by Sally Reid
Special Bear Paw Appearances!
Auditions: Theatre camps are designed to immerse the participant in the theatre world and how it all works. Normally auditions would be held before a show rehearses, but participants for this camp are able to sign up first and will be taught the audition process within the 1st day and audition on the 2nd day.Directed by: Jess Pervier-Brown
Shows: July 28th at 7 PM & July 29th at 3 PM & 7 PM
“Boggis and Bunce and Bean/One fat, one short, one leanhese horrible crooks/So different in looks/Were nonetheless equally mean.” And so begins another enchanting Roald Dahl tale concerning the extraordinary adventures of three nasty farmers, two curious creatures, a family of foxes, and our hero—a most fantastic fellow! Your audience will be fascinated as they watch Boggis, the (enormously fat!) chicken farmer; Bunce, the (pot-bellied dwarf) duck-and-goose farmer; and Bean the (thin) turkey-and-apple farmer, attempt to foil the efforts of Mr. Fox and his friends—the Badgers, the Moles, the Rabbits and the Weasels. And then, of course, they’ll be held in suspense as the animals unwittingly trap themselves in Bean’s Secret Cider Cellar—much to the displeasure of Rat (a rude creature) and all appear doomed. In the end, they’ll cheer as Mr. Fox provides a glorious feast for each and every one—and gives rise to Mrs. Fox’s proclamation that “My husband is one fantastic fox!” Certainly this show is lively and suspenseful and we’re sure you will also find it a whole lot of fun!”
Directed by: Warren Weinstein
Music Directed by: Kyle Lindsey
Auditions: July 22nd
Shows: September 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th at 7 PM
“From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. ORDINARY DAYS is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.”
The Enchantress of Ipswich
Directed by: Ashleigh Russell
Auditions: August 19th & August 26th
Shows: October 6th, 7th, 13th & 14th at 7 PM
“It is 1692 and New England is consumed with witchcraft fever. A magically wise grandfather and his enchantress granddaughter brilliantly contrive to save the village of Ipswich from the terrors of nearby Salem, and all ends happily. In the summer of this year, little Ipswich is caught up in superstition. Grandfather, the Wise One, and his granddaughter, Megan, an Enchantress First Class, come from the Glen in the Land of Faerie to help the village. Soon entangled in the dishonesty and prejudice of the villagers, the unlikely pair are resolved to use their good magic only as necessary; Megan, not used to humans and short on temper, complicates the situation. Eventually, out of many turns of plot, the villagers learn a valuable lesson about bigotry, and the love story of Megan and Nat ends happily, thanks to the wise magic of Grandfather. A delightful adventure story for all.”
Sherlock Holmes: Baker Street Irregulars
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, WE WILL NOT BE PERFORMING THIS PRODUCTION.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
“Sherlock Holmes is missing, and the streets of London are awash with crime. Who will save the day? The Baker Street Irregulars—a gang of street kids hired by Sherlock himself to help solve cases. Now they must band together to prove not only that Sherlock is not dead but also to find the mayor’s missing daughter, untangle a murder mystery from their own past, and face the masked criminal mastermind behind it all—a bandit who just may be the brilliant evil Moriarty, the man who killed Sherlock himself! Can a group of orphans, pickpockets, inventors and artists rescue the people of London? The game is afoot!”
Directed by: Catie Bartlett
Auditions: Registration opens in the Fall
Shows: December 1st at 7 PM, December 2 at 2 PM & 7 PM
“Enter into the world of make-believe, a place where toys learn to be good toys… at Toy Camp. Ted E. Bear, Princess Ann, Glow Toy, and others have come to Toy Camp to hopefully graduate and earn their price tags to be sold at toy stores. Not graduating from Toy Camp means certain doom at the Toy Dump! During their week at camp, our friends learn lessons in paying attention and practicing, overcoming both their fears and their weaknesses. With a subtle moral about liking yourself and having confidence if you want to be loved by others, each toy realizes that it is good at something. This award-winning, lighthearted show will have your audiences tapping their toes to a variety of easily produced songs, including the love ballad “I Go To Pieces” (sung by puzzle pieces Jig and Saw!), Cool Cat’s hip rap song, and “Things Are Ruff All Over, Rover,” sung by an Elvis-like hound dog.”
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Directed by: Warren Weinstein
Auditions: November 11th (see audition page for details)
Shows: January 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th at 7 PM
“This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!”
And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
Directed by: Warren Weinstein
Auditions: March 3rd
Shows: April 27th & 28th, and May 4th & 5th @ 7 PM
“And Then They Came for Me is a unique theatrical experience: a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors recreating scenes from their lives during World War II. Ed was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend, and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva Schloss was the same age as Anne Frank and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. And like the Frank family, they were betrayed. On Eva’s 15th birthday, her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. Eva and her mother survived, and after the war her mother married Otto Frank (Anne’s father). Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address, part remembrance, the ensemble-driven And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions. This production is like a historic newsreel brought to life on the stage.”
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