by Shirley Lorraine
Theaters stay busy with summer youth camps
Are your kids prone to dramatic behavior or break out in song? Several theaters are offering summer camps to enhance theater basics. Check them out right away if your kids are interested.
Unity Theatre Collective is offering Musical Theater Camps. Camps are Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon at Barranca Vista Park. The first offering is Annie. Camp runs July 12-16. After that, a camp for Shrek, the Musical, Jr. is from July 26-30. For ages 10-15, a camp for the musical Mama Mia is August 2-6.
Instructors Maddie Boyd and Sarah Covault will teach theater. www.unitytheatrecollective.com has all the details and the links to sign up. Openings are limited.
The Rubicon Theatre has already begun its Dare to Dream summer Shakespeare Camp, working on a production of Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Joseph Fuqua.
Shrek, the Musical, Jr. will be directed and choreographed by George Ratliff and Cheryl Baxter. For ages 8-15, will take place June 21 through July 18.
Finally, for ages 15 and above, a production workshop of Les Misérables on July 19-August 15. Check www.rubicontheatre.org/summer-education-programs for all the particulars. All productions will culminate in a filmed production.