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Piedmont players announces youth summer camps

Piedmont Players Theater will offer summer youth camps throughout June, July and August.

One-week camps cost $160, or $140 for Piedmont Players Theater season ticket holders. Half day and kindergarten through second grade camps are $75, and the two-week “Cinderella” Performer Camp is $275.

Piedmont Players Theater has partnered again with Sidewalk Deli. Pre-ordered box lunches will be available this summer for campers who want them.

Cost is $5 a day. Boxed lunch will include a freshly made sandwich, side, dessert and drink and will be delivered to the theater.

Menus will be sent with registration forms. Campers do not have to purchase lunch for every day. They can choose specific days if they like. Lunch orders must be received before the first day of class to be guaranteed.

Campers are welcome to bring their own lunch if they do not want the boxed lunch option.

Registration forms are available at the Piedmont Players Theater offices, 213 S. Main St. in Salisbury or on the Piedmont Players Theater website. Registration will not be complete until signed registration form and payment are received.

If you would like a form emailed to you just call 704-633-5471. Return signed registration form with payment to:

Piedmont Players Theatre, atttention: Summer Camp, P.O. Box 762, Salisbury, N.C. 28145.

 

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS 

Acting Up One

June 15-19 or June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Anne Cote Hoffman

Little ones want to have fun and do theater, too. Theatre is a great way for young students to learn and express themselves.

Campers will play games, do puzzles and learn basic acting and design skills. This camp will not have an end-of-the-week program since the focus is not performance, but fun and process.

This camp is available for rising kindergarteners through second-graders.

 

Disney’s “Heroes and Villains”

June 15-19 or June 22-26, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Gwen Matthews

“Do you want to build ANOTHER snowman?”  Disney has done it again and so have we. Come this summer and learn the songs from the “Frozen Fever,” as well as some of Disney’s most popular princesses and villains, try on some new steps, and be charmed by the music of Disney.

This camp is available for rising third- through fifth-graders.

 

Watch Your Shorts

June 22-26, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Instructors: Alex Reynolds and Bristol Glass

Ever wondered what it takes to make a movie? In this one-week camp, students will learn the basics of writing, filming and editing their own five-minute movies.

Students will start by creating short screenplays, cast the shows out of the group and then learn about camera angles, lighting and sound. By the time camp is over, students will be able to make their own short movies. Whether it is in front of the camera or behind the scenes, this camp has something for everyone.

This camp is available for rising sixth- through 12th-graders.

 

Law and Theatre

June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Instructor: Nathan Prater

What does acting have to do with the law? We know that trials can be dramatic and make for exciting TV, movies and theater, but can acting teach us anything about better public speaking or trial presentations? Can being a better actor help us be a better trial lawyer?

This camp is for high school students who have an interest in trial and courtroom work or who are simply interested in further developing their acting experience in a different context.

The camp will incorporate examples from the movies and theater to illustrate dramatic elements of trials and help students apply basic principles of acting to become more poised, believable and persuasive in their public speaking. This camp will be of interest to students who participate in mock trial teams or who may simply want to further develop their public speaking skills. No prior experience is necessary.

This camp is available for rising ninth- through 12th-graders.

 

Escape to Neverland

July 6-10, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Caroline Stephenson

A week of songs, dances and acting from the musical Peter Pan, where campers will become pirates, mermaids, lost boys and more. We’ll build our own special props and design stage decorations inspired by the movie and stage musical.

This camp is available for rising second- through fifth-graders.

 

I like to move it, move it! 

July 6-10, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Instructors: Alex Reynolds and Bristol Glass

This camp will focus on movement for character and how we can use our bodies to create a new personality on stage by finding ways to get connected and focus our minds using physical warm ups.

We will use stock characters from commedia del arte’ and then explore how our movement creates stereotypes as well as how it also helps us become non-human characters realistically on stage. Finding new ways to use your body and understanding how it influences your performance onstage is vital for every actor looking to expand his or her range.

This camp is available for rising sixth- through 12th-graders.

 

Theatrical Dance

July 13-17, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Ashlyn Keller Sumner

This camp is available for rising sixth- through 12th-graders.

 

Big City Kids

July 13-17, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Caroline Stephenson

Campers will take the city by storm as they learn songs and dances from shows like “Annie,” “Newsies,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and more.

Favorites like “NYC,” “New York, New York” and others will have campers tapping their toes. We’ll also create skits based on the theme of city life. The “skyscraper’s” the limit as we incorporate their own prop and scenery designs into our special end-of-camp performance.

This camp is available for rising second- through fifth-graders.

 

Acting Up Two

July 20-14, 9 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Caroline Stephenson

If campers were part of “Acting Up One” and are ready to take it to the next level, this is the place to do it. All campers must have already taken “Acting Up One.”

This camp is available for rising kindergarteners through second-graders.

 

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

July 20-24, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Gwen Matthews

Spend a week learning the rich music of an all time Disney classic.

Campers will learn the music and dance steps from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” with a live performance at the end of the week.

This camp is available for rising third- through fifth-graders.

 

Now What?

July 20-24, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Instructor: Josh Wainright

So you’ve enjoyed theater since you were barely able to walk and have been part of countless shows at your school or in area theaters like the Norvell. You’re beginning to think about life after high school and how you might be able to pursue a career in the arts or maybe just pick up some professional acting jobs in your spare time.

This camp will discuss the potential options for a theatre lover after high school. By the end of the week you will know whether you are interested in pursuing a career in performance and will have a basic resume, headshot and demo reel.

This camp is for rising 10th- through 12th-graders only.

 

Destination: Creativity

July 27-31 or Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Instructor: Caroline Stephenson

For the camper who loves using their imagination! We’ll create our own play based on the theme of travel and exploration. Campers will learn how to construct a complete plot line and work in groups to complete their stories, with dialogue, songs and dances. They’ll be inspired by fun props and costume pieces to incorporate in their performance.

This camp is available for rising second- through fifth-graders.

 

CINDERELLA Performer Camp (2 WEEK Middle & High Musical)

July 27-21 and Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Instructor: Gwen Matthews

Spend ten rehearsal-filled days learning the wonderful musical script of “Cinderella.”

This is a two-week intensive camp that will put together the production of “Cinderella.” Campers will learn choreography, music and scripts to the entire show.

This camp is available for rising sixth- through 12th-graders, and campers must attend both weeks.

 

“Cinderella” Costume and Makeup Design

Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Brian Holloway

Learn the basics of costume and makeup design, from concepts and sketching to sewing and fitting.

Students will learn the importance of teamwork while meeting with the director and other designers to create a cohesive, whole production. They will learn the basics of how clothes are made and altered, following patterns to create pieces and occasionally making simple patterns from scratch.

At the end of the week, you will have the chance to see your creation on stage.

If you have a sewing machine, feel free to bring it along.

This camp is available for rising sixth- through 12th-graders.

 

“Cinderella” Backstage Technical

Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Allen Jones

Does your child love the theater but does not want to perform? Have them join our tech camp to help design and build the set and lights for the production of “Cinderella.”

Come experience building a production from the ground up. They will learn how to safely use hand and power tools, how to hang and focus theatrical lights, and how to work backstage as crew and stage managers! Come and help bring “Cinderella” to life.

This camp is available for rising ninth- through 12th-graders.

 

Theatrical Dance

Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. 

Instructor: Ashlyn Keller Sumner

This camp is available for rising third- through fifth-graders

  

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Aug. 10-14, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Instructor: Gwen Matthews

Spend a week learning the rich music of an all-time Disney classic. Campers will learn the music and dance steps from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” with a live performance at the end of the week.

This camp is available for rising third- through fifth-graders.

 

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