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First Stage announces summer drama camps

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Huntington's children's theatre will offer its Second Annual First Stage Theatre Summer Camp for young people in June and July, according to a press release.

The first camp is open to kids from kindergarten to 5th grade, and it will show what it's like to be in a stage show. The week-long class is called "Alice in 'Wonder What It's Like to Be in a Show' Land," and it will cover auditioning, rehearsing, costuming, set building and performing in a show. The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 17 to 21. The cost is $120 per student.

The second week of camp is open to young people from 6th through 12th grades, and it will offer a workshop in developing "Wicked Auditioning Skills." It will cover preparing for an audition, monologues, vocal assessment, dance, and what to wear. The week will end with a Mock Audition with critique from area theatre directors. The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 15 to 19. The cost is $120 per student.

The camps will take place at the Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, 5747 East Pea Ridge Road in Huntington.

The director of the camp is Mary Smirl.

"Last year's summer camp was a huge success, so we're glad to once again make this opportunity available for aspiring actors," Smirl said.

For more information about the camps, call 304-525-2557.

Based in Huntington, the First Stage Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an educational, developmental experience for young people through the performing arts. The group just wrapped its 23rd season, which included productions of "Disney's The Little Mermaid," "Scrooge the Musical" and "The Bully Plays."