Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Ridgefield, Conn. (March 22,2019) – ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is thrilled to announce their 2019 Summer Camp program. Led by highly skilled and engaged artists, the summer camp program will allow aspiring actors to explore the art of musical theater including character development, voice, dance, and overall production etiquette.
The full-day 2-week Summer Camp will take place from July 15-26. Young actors will be split by age into two sessions; “Giants in the Sky” for students ages 7-12, and the Broadway musical “13” for students ages 13-18. Both shows will be performed the evening of Friday, July 26 and tickets will be free with general admission. In addition to the staged productions, each session will include daily classes focusing on acting, improv and dance, and students will also enjoy a special visit by a Broadway professional!
“GIANTS IN THE SKY” (Ages 7-12)
Winner of the 2017 Children’s Musical Theatre Festival in NYC, this magical story is based on a curious young giant who travels down the beanstalk to see what life on Earth is really like! Campers in this session will spend each morning rehearsing the show on stage, and in the afternoon will take classes in Broadway Dance, Improv or Acting/Musical Theatre. Space is limited. Open enrollment, but auditions for specific casting will be held on the first day of camp.
“13” (Ages 13-18)
“13” the musical, deals with the hardships of leaving familiar places for unfamiliar ones, fitting in with your peers, and transitioning from youth to adulthood. Campers will take two classes per day in the mornings focusing on Broadway dance, improv or acting/musical theatre, and will rehearse the show on stage each afternoon. Space is limited. Open enrollment, however auditions for specific casting will be held prior to camp, on Tuesday, June 25th. If campers are unable to attend the audition, they may send in a video submission. All scripts and scores will be provided in the weeks before camp so that campers can start learning parts.
ACT Summer Camp is Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 4 pm. All children and teens are welcome, regardless of ability or experience, and every child will have a part in the productions. All camps and performances will take place at the ACT of Connecticut theatre in Ridgefield, CT.
For more information on ACT Summer Camp and registration/audition details, visit https://www.actofct.org
About ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Equity theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded and led by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine, and Bryan Perri, ACT of CT presentslimited engagement runs of well-known Broadway musicals and plays, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. ACT of CT was honored with 11 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards in 2018-2019, its inaugural season. The theatre
company produces three shows per season, including one show in the “Presenting Stephen Schwartz!” series (honoring ACT Artistic Advisor, Stephen Schwartz). All shows feature both Broadway stars and local Fairfield and Westchester County talent. In addition to fully produced main stage productions, ACT of CT hosts a New Works Series, The Broadway Unplugged Series, youth education classes, masterclasses, camps, workshops, and a conservatory program for high school students. ACT of CT is located at 36 Old Quarry Road, in the beautiful village of Ridgefield, CT. Visit actofct.org for further information.
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