We can't believe it's already been three weeks of camp!
The students have even super busy rehearsing their songs and dances, and memorizing their lines for the upcoming production of Into the Woods Jr. Our first performance is in exactly two weeks!
Today, on Fun Day Friday, the theme was Cinderella. The students dressed up as characters from the story. The most popular costumes included Cinderella (both glamorous and as a peasant), mice, and the cat Lucifer.
What a fun three weeks we've had so far! We can't wait for two more! :)
Today, on Day 10 of camp..
It was FUN DAY FRIDAY! Today's fairy-tale theme was Jack and the Beanstalk and many of the kids dressed up as characters (or objects) from the classic story. Popular costumes of the day included Jack's mother, the cow (Milky White), the beanstalk, and the golden egg.
After a day full of music rehearsal, practicing lines, and blocking, we ended the day with an hour full of fun games that the students seemed to thoroughly enjoy. We can't believe it's already been two weeks! 3 weeks from today we will put on the first official performance of Into the Woods Jr.!
On Day 9 of Theatre Camp...
Our morning of workshops included an art project where each student assembled a tree to contribute to the set for the show, and one workshop full of ensemble building theatre games where the students had SO MUCH FUN.
In the afternoon, we continued rehearsing and blocking the show. It's really starting to come together! :)
On Day 7 of Theatre Camp...
We had a morning full or workshops. The first was an ensemble building workshop, where we played some fun games to bond the cast and build trust among one another. The second workshop was about painting a picture with music. Here the kids listened to and discussed how parts of music can hold emotion and energy, and represent many different feelings.
In our afternoon rehearsal, we finished blocking a good chunk of the first part of the show. Everyday more and more elements are coming together. Just over three weeks until the final production! :)
Today, on day 6 of camp...
We had an ordinary day, including a morning of workshops and lessons about dance, movement, and improvisation, and concluding with an in depth rehearsal for our upcoming production. After practicing some songs and dances for the show, we can really see Into the Woods coming together. We can't wait to continue this amazing progress! :)
On Day 5 of our Center Stage Camp we...
Warmed ourselves up with a game, then split up into two groups to participate in two different workshops. One workshop was about fairy-tales, and the other provided helpful public speaking tips with some information on storytelling and acting within a certain environment.
After lunch, we reviewed choreography, then we went Into The Woods for rehearsal. We closed the day with some more fun theatre games.
Today was our very first Fun Day Friday: Red Riding Hood edition. The students dressed up as different characters from the classic fairy-tale. We had an awesome first week!
We can't wait for 4 more! :)
Today, on Day 4 of our Center Stage Camp we...
Accomplished our usual morning routine and played some exciting theatre games to warm up for the day ahead. The students were then split into two groups where they participated in some workshops. Activities throughout the day within the workshops included painting, drawing, singing, dancing, and even reciting a few tongue twisters.
We ended our exciting day with our first official rehearsal for Into The Woods Jr. We can already see the first inklings of a full production coming together, and can't wait for more! :)
- Tomorrow is DRESS UP DAY! The students can dress as their favorite character from the fairy-tale Little Red Riding Hood. Characters include Red Riding Hood, Granny, the Big Bad Wolf, the Huntsman, etc.
- Don't forget to bring a water bottle, binder with script, and a pencil every day.
On Day 3 of Theatre camp we...
Started off as usual, by playing some fun theatre games to get each student warmed up with their bodies and voices.
We continued with two in depth workshops where we learned about some technical theatre terms in one lesson, and learned about the practice of storytelling in the other.
After lunch, we learned and reviewed some songs for our upcoming production of Into The Woods Jr. Following this, we learned and reviewed some dances and ensemble numbers for the show.
After another afternoon storytelling game, the time came to reveal the cast list to the students. We truly have a wonderful cast for our August production, and each role is extremely vital and valuable to the final product. Today was another great day, and we hope everyone continues to have fun! :)
On Day 2 of our Center Stage Camp we...
Started off by playing some fun and new games to get the students warmed up in acting theatrical. We then stretched out to relax and prepare for the upcoming audition today. We finished the morning by reviewing some songs and the dance for the students' auditions.
After much anticipation, the time finally arrived for auditions! The students individually performed their audition songs, and together danced and read scenes from the show.
To close the day, we did some community building exercises and games.
The cast list will be posted at the end of the day tomorrow, July 12th. Good luck to all. We can't wait to officially start rehearsal for Into The Woods Jr.! :)
- bring water bottle
- bring script & pencil
- HAVE FUN :)
Today, on Day 1 of our Middle & High School overture camp we...
Introduced ourselves and played several fun theatre-related games to start off. The games included "captains coming", "freeze-pose statue", and "name game".
We had an audition workshop where we covered how to properly prepare for the best audition possible. We also learned the audition songs and dance for tomorrow's audition for Into The Woods Jr., and the director talked about her vision for the show. We closed by reading through the script and listening to the music for the entire show.
- bring water bottle
- bring pencil
- put the script in a binder (and bring it)
- put extra loose-leaf paper in the binder as well
Prepare for Audition tomorrow (Tuesday July 11th)
- be prepared to do a "cold read" from a section of the script
- fill out the Audition Form
- be prepared to perform the dance taught today
- be prepared to perform ONE of three possible songs:
The cast list will (most likely) be posted on Wednesday, July 12th.
Today was a great day, we can't wait to see everyone again tomorrow! Good luck to all on their auditions! :)