Few spots left for theatre camp

So, you want to learn to dance, sing, act, and do improv?
If you’re between the ages of eight-14, the place to be next month is at the Summer Musical Theatre Program in Emo.
The River Theatre, under the direction of Renée Martin-Brown, is presenting a one-week workshop July 18-22 at the Emo Legion. Martin-Brown said 30 of the 35 available spots already had been filled as of last week.
“Basically, it’s a crash course in theatre,” explained Martin-Brown, who has conducted similar programs for the past three years.
This year’s theme is “Celebrate You and Me”—about being who you are and developing self-esteem. “There will be seven songs and six skits,” she noted.
The course, which runs from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, will cover dramatic techniques, characterization, improvisation, vocal development, and elementary dance.
It also will work on developing personal skills such as confidence, creativity, teamwork, and leadership.
“I have a number of senior students who will help me,” Martin-Brown explained.
The week of intense workshop activity will culminate in a musical on Friday, July 22 at 5 p.m.
Martin-Brown admits, it will be an extremely intense project. “They will leave exhausted, and so will I,” she remarked.
As the week progresses, the participants will be encouraged to audition for the solo parts for the final production, but time is running out. Martin-Brown said there only are about five spots left for this year’s program.
The cost of the program (after June 17) is $120. Car pooling will be available for those who live outside of Emo.
For more information or to register for the Summer Musical Theatre Program, contact Martin-Brown at 482-3055 or via e-mail at rmartin@jam21.net

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