STORIES FOR THE STAGE
Grades 1st- 3rd
Create a magical theatrical performance in just one week! Using favorite stories, improvisation, and many other theatrical tools, students will create a piece to perform for an audience at the Depot Theatre. Participants can join Summer Fun for an additional $75 per week. Participants can sign up for one or two weeks.
Director: Laura Danilov & Kalista Parrish
SUMMER PLAYWRIGHT'S FESTIVAL
Kids write, cast, direct and act in their own mini plays.
Instructor:Nicole Chiverton and guest artists
Performances July 19 and 20 at the Depot Theatre
Every once in a while we come upon such an exciting play that we want to create it with both the teens and the 4th-7th graders! Matilda, the musical, just became available through Musical Theatre International so we are challenging both age groups to rise to the Roald Dahl challenge of creating the fantastic musical, Matilda.
Grades 8th - 12th+
The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the
inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world!
Director: Katie Bissinger, Linda Speziale, Paul Heckert & Kalista Parrish plus playwriting with Nicole Civerton
Rehearsals: Mon-Thurs, 2-6pm starting June 24, 6/24,25,26, 3-6pm, 6/ 27, 2-6pm, 7/22-25, 2-8pm No 7/4
Performances: July 25-28 plus Play Reading: July 28 Auditions: June 15 from 10-2
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace. Packed with high-energy dance numbers. Performances are August 1-4.
Director: Christine Bokhour & Teen Mentor Project
Dates: July 1 - August 4 (No class July 4 or July 25, 26) Fee: $595 Resident / $610 Non-Resident