ROCK AND ROLL FOREVER - HOW IT ALL BEGAN (1st - 5th graders)
A wop bop a loo bop a wop bam boom! Celebrate how it all began with some of the biggest rock and roll stars to ever assemble in your classroom. From Elvis “the King,” Little Richard and James Brown to The Beach Boys, The Beatles and many more, we guarantee you'll want to swoon and croon right along because rock and roll is here to stay! This unique 30-minute musical revue for Gr. 4-8 is packed with rock and roll history and fun facts, and features an original theme song and 5 rock and roll hits in kid-friendly arrangements, along with connecting dialog for up to 40 or more speakers, riser choreography by John Jacobson and professionally-produced recordings in true rock and roll form! Extend learning further with “Rock and Roll: How It All Began,” a spectacular full-color timeline and recorded history complete with narration and music excerpts of hits from Early Rock and Roll through the Golden Decade. What are we waiting for? Let's get on with the “shoo!”
We will also be choosing a short one-act play for this group to further develop their acting skills.
Please be patient as we are still in the selection process. ;-)
"LEARN TO BE A VILLAIN IN 5 DAYS" - & (6th - 9th graders)
12 ANGRY VILLAINS (a parody)
The one that debates Peter Pan's alleged murder of an innocent pirate named Captain Hook. A jury of twelve of the most famous villains will decide Pan's fate, if only they could stop arguing long enough to take a vote. (If you like The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, consider 12 Angry Villains.)
SONGS OF A DISNEY VILLAIN
Every good story needs a villain, and Disney has created some of the best and most memorable villains of all time. Here are five classic songs that are sung by the characters we love to hate - Cruella de Vil from "101 Dalmatians"; Scar from "The Lion King"; Kaa, the python from "The Jungle Book"; Ursula from "The Little Mermaid"; and Gaston from "Beauty and the Beast." The medley includes: Cruella De Vil; Be Prepared; Trust in Me; Poor Unfortunate Souls and Gaston.
We will be choosing one more Broadway-type “Villain” song for this camp.
We are still trying to decide between a few fun selections, so stay tuned!
Storytellers (1st - 5th):
Storytelling has been used since the beginning of human history as a way to connect us all. In this class, students will act out folktales and fables with the use of puppetry and musical instruments, all while improving their acting skills. Students will design their own puppet, discover how sound enhances a story, and learn a brief history of how humans have told stories for hundreds of years.
Acting 101 (6th - 9th):
From auditioning to the final performance, we will give our students the tools they need to successfully develop and perform a scene. Our professional actors will teach students how to have a successful audition while working on the who, where, why and how of character development, and then how to evolve their character for their final performance.
Show Choir Intensive (1st - 9th):
Our Show Choir Intensive class is perfect for those students who love to sing and dance! Our professional choreographer and voice instructor will create a one-of-a-kind performance piece using familiar songs from classic Broadway shows, such as Oliver, The Lion King, and Kiss Me Kate. Vocal technique, beginning acting skills, and basic choreography will be developed as students "put it all together" in this fun-filled class.
Improvisation (1st - 9th):
An introduction for anyone to learn the fundamentals of improvisation…the basic tools, rules, and philosophy…through games, drills, and simple scenes. Students will strengthen their improv skills by working with students from all levels, prepare for an improvisation show and, of course, hilarity will ensue.
Audition Prep (1st - 9th):
We will help performers prepare for future auditions by introducing them to the audition process, how to prepare songs and monologues, how to slate, and how to make their performances come alive to impress the casting directors.