Children's Workshop

Is your student excited to dance? Excited to sing? Excited to act? Or, are they excited to learn about what happens behind the scenes in the theatre? If the answer to any of these is yes, we truly hope we have the chance to work with your student this summer during one of our revamped Little Theatre Summer Workshops!

The workshop will be open to students entering grades 1-9. Students entering grades 6-9 will participate in The Summer Performance Academy- a revamped two-week-long theatre intensive culminating in the Tuscarawas County premiere of The Lion King Jr!

Additionally, students entering grades 1-5 will participate in the Children’s Workshop- a one-week camp focused on all aspects of being on stage. The Children’s Workshop will tentatively run from August 1-6 from 1:00-4:00 pm, and The Little Theatre Performance Academy will run from July 24 to August 6 from 6:00-9:15 pm.

The Children’s Workshop is for students entering Grades 1-5 who want to focus on all aspects of being on stage. During the workshop, students will be taught introductory improvisation, memorization, characterizations, singing, dancing, and acting. They will also be introduced to stage positions, stage etiquette, and auditioning. Students will perform in three large ensemble numbers in The Lion King Jr., and students will create their masks and props for these numbers. This workshop is focused on providing a solid foundation for future success in the performing arts.

Students entering Grades 6-9 will participate in

a newly revamped two-week-long theatre intensive

culminating in the Tuscarawas County premiere of The Lion

King Jr! Rather than working towards a series of short skits or scenes, the entire cast will work together to stage, rehearse, and perform The Lion King Jr. for family, friends, and the community. While rehearsal will take up a portion of each day, students will still be broken up into small interest groups to work on set, costumes, props, script analysis, etc. All registered participants will audition for the production in mid-May and will then participate in a cast welcome meeting and readthrough in late May. Scripts will be distributed early to allow for continuous practice and prep throughout the summer in addition to occasional and sometimes optional music and movement rehearsals in June and July.

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