Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Youth Summer Camps are ON!

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Registration for Auburn Area Community Theatre summer camps is open!

Musical Theatre Camp, Summer Intensive I&II, Summer “Play”, Summer Intensive II and more – these camps offer theatre skills, training and games for youth ages 3–18.

Love to sing, dance and act? Then join us for Musical Theatre Camp (MTC)! Experienced or not, this camp is for you. You’ll learn music, choreography and participate in character development activities for several Broadway Musical numbers. Each year, we choose different songs and musicals so you always have a fresh experience. You will have a chance to shine on stage for family and friends at the end of the camp! The camp is for ages 3–18 and will take place from June 14–18.

AACT Academy Summer Intensive is a theatre skills and techniques camp appropriate for all levels of experience. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced actor, you will be able to learn something new. This fun and fast-paced camp will focus on improvisation, voice and movement and scene studies. Each year, we plan different ways to present and practice theater skills, so there is always something new! A special presentation at the end gives everyone a chance to shine on stage. This camp is for ages 3–18. The first session is June 21–25 and the second session is July 26–30.

From auditions to performance, young actors ages 7–12 will be able to go through the whole process of producing a play during AACT Academy Summer “Play”. Using a children’s literature story for our base, the actors will be able to write some of their lines, develop their character, create their own set, costume and make-up design sketches. We will not actually be able to build their set designs, but we will use simple stage make-up, costumes and props. Be prepared to have them raiding the closets to find what they need! The actors will be expected to practice their lines and do some character development work at home.  Camp is July 12-16.

Last, but not least, are you looking for an “all-day camp?” “BYO Lunch Break” and “After Hours Theater” are the bridges that will combine the Visual Arts Workshops for Children (Provided by the Auburn Arts Association) and the AACT Summer Intensive, and Summer “Play” Camp (Provided by AACT) to provide your child with an all-day visual and performing arts experience.

“BYO Lunch Break” will begin immediately after Art Camps presented by the Auburn Arts Association. Each camper must provide their own lunch. After eating, the kids will be led in group games, both inside and outside (weather permitting). Digital devices, while not banned, will be heavily discouraged. There are no scholarships or sibling discounts available for this class.

“After Hours Theater” will begin immediately after the AACT Summer Intensive Camps. The kids will participate in theater games and will have an opportunity to explore some of the theater concepts they are learning. There are no sibling discounts or scholarships available for this class. The AACT Summer “Play” Theater camp goes until 5 p.m. so there is no need for After Hours Theater that week.

For “BYO Lunch Break” and “After Hours Theater”, Session I is June 22-26, Session II is July 6-10 and Session III is July 20-24.

You must sign up for the Visual Arts Workshops for Children and the AACT Camps separately. You can take advantage of either one or both of the extended hours programs by signing up for what you need.

Please visit www.auburnact.org for specific age groups, times, and cost. Sibling discounts and need-based scholarships are available for most camps.

For additional information, please contact Melanie Brown at 334.332.6834 or by e-mail at supersugarmel@gmail.com. Location: Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, 222 E Drake Ave. in Auburn.

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