Are you looking for something unique and exciting for your child this summer? Will your child love performing on the Sondheim stage?
The 2017 Summer Camp at the Sondheim is the perfect opportunity for "something new" for your child to do this summer. It's an opportunity for your child to learn from theater professionals in a fun, exciting atmosphere. They will dance, sing, and create a character to play on-stage!
From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, students ages 8-13 are invited to participate in Evelyn Gamrath's 2017 Summer Camp at the Sondheim! Every camper will participate in the 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1 production at the Sondheim Center.
This camp, directed by artists in residence Andrea Green (playwright/composer/director) and Lori Spencer Gust (choreographer), aims to teach your children the importance of theater and how its practices can be used in their daily lives. They will become better public speakers, gain confidence, and make great friends. This camp strives to enhance the inner-artist performer in your child and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the arts in today's society. The camp concludes with a production on the Sondheim stage in front of a live audience! You won't want to miss out, it's sure to be a great time!
There are opportunities for all! If your child likes behind-the-scenes work (set building, lighting and sound designs, backstage crew, etc.) or center stage, they will get to play a vital role in the production!
Campers will be provided lunch, snacks, and a special camp t-shirt!
PLEASE NOTE: All campers must attend information night on Sunday, June 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is the deadline for registration as well. At information night, you will get to meet the staff, enjoy some snacks, and play some theater games to get you ready for camp!
Completed registration forms and payment ($100) may be mailed to:
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Attn: Kadie Dennison
200 North Main St.
Fairfield, IA 52556
ABOUT THE MUSICAL "THE SAME SKY" by Andrea Green...
At Fabric Fantasia, a showroom in the garment district on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, fabrics come to life and tell the story of Lady Tattersol, the sinister seamstress of the store, who rules and rates her fabrics according to their worth to her. It is only when the showroom is in danger of being sold that the fabrics take it into their own hands to save the showroom. Each piece contributes to a new fashion design that is uniquely their own.
Themes include: Cooperation, Overcoming obstacles, bullying, and problem solving
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR, ANDREA GREEN...
Andrea Green is an award-winning composer, playwright, theater director, musician, educator and music therapist. She is internationally known for her Broadway-style musicals performed in theaters and schools fostering inclusion, understanding, acceptance and respect. Her work is the subject of the 2015 Emmy-award winning documentary "On the Other Side of the Fence" and received the United Nations Department of Public Information Bronze Award. Ms. Green was honored in 2012 with a Proclamation from the City of Philadelphia for her musical theater work teaching tolerance. She is published by Samuel French Inc. and the owner and publisher of Andrea Green Music. Visit her online at andreagreenmusic.com
ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER, LORI SPENCER GUST...
Lori Spencer Gust is a professional teacher and choreographer specializing in jazz, contemporary and musical theater. Lori majored in dance at Florida School of the Arts as a high school student and toured with the school's performing arts company. She later attended Rollins College earning a BA in English. While at Rollins, Lori choreographed and performed in an original production of Cabaret. Lori is co-owner of The Dance Zone in Melbourne, Florida where she teaches weekly and is the teacher and choreographer for their pre-professional company, Serenade. Lori has had many students excel as professional dancers and actors and many are still working in various companies and touring shows nationwide.
Lori has traveled extensively as a teacher and choreographer. She has worked with many schools and organizations including the University of South Florida Opera Department, Milhopper Montessori School, The Henegar Center for the Arts, and most recently at the St. John School for the Arts in St. John, USVI.
Lori still travels to New York each year to attend dance classes at Steps on Broadway.