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EAST HAVEN

New Haven Academy of Performing Arts
SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP 2017
AGES 7 -17 YEARS OLD
"SESSION 1" JUNE 26TH THROUGH JULY 16TH. 9 AM TO 3PM
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. PERFORMANCES ON THE FINAL WEEKEND
Winner of the National Youth Theatre Award for Outstanding New Musical and the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this rousing
show offers 10 spectacular musical numbers that give every young actor their moment in the spotlight!  Golly Gee Whiz! is the quintessential
“backyard musical,” a loving tribute to the terrific Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland Hollywood film musicals of the 1930s and 40s.  The
residents of Happyville, USA, aren’t all that happy.  Usually loaded with a golly-gee-whiz sort of unstoppable optimism and ready to make the
world a better place, they all seem to have come down with a case of boredom and grumps.  They have good reason to feel so lousy.  After all,
it’s the middle of the Great Depression.  But that’s when Mickey and Judy set ‘em straight and get everyone to work to put on a show!  Why, if
they all pitch in together, they can do something good for the town and raise some money to help out the local businesses!  By working
together, they put on such a great show that folks come from miles around to see it, and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it
once was.

"SESSION 2" JULY 24TH THROUGH AUGUST 13TH 9AM TO 3PM
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. PERFORMANCES ON THE FINAL WEEKEND
SHOWS TBA
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this
"masterpeach" of a tale.  Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-
discovery is destined to be a classic.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls
into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit
across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
EACH THREE WEEK SESSION WILL INCLUDE FUN FILLED CLASSES IN DANCE, ACTING SINGING, AND THEATRE GAMES LED BY TOP
INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS! WE WILL FINISH EACH SESSION WITH AN AMAZING BROADWAY STYLE STAGE PRODUCTION  FOR YOUR
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ENJOY!
ALWAYS FREE EARLY DROP OFF AND LATE PICKUPS ARE AVAILABLE

1 SESSION = REGULAR PRICE $499 EARLY REGISTRATION $449 (SAVE $50)
EXP 3/31/17
BOOK TWO SESSIONS AND SAVE MORE!!!!!!!
2 SESSIONS = REGULAR PRICE $899 (SAVE $100)
EARLY REGISTRATION $798 (SAVE $200) EXPIRES 3/31/17


NEW BRITAIN

Looking toward warmer days and school vacations, New Britain Youth Theater has announced programs and performances for spring and
summer. Among the classes offered are acting skills, improv, puppetry, and musical theater. Performances range from Beatrix Potter and Mark
Twain to Shakespeare and Disney.

Spring classes begin on Saturday, March 25. Classes in Stage Performance Skills are offered in two sections—one for ages 6 to 10, and a
second section for ages 8 to 12. The classes focus on building skills that make actors better stage performers—and also better presenters
and speakers. They’re ideal for younger actors, children who want their first experience onstage—or a little more experience—or even older
students who want to enhance their skills or who aren’t able to audition and rehearse for NBYT’s productions. Classes in Improv Skills are
designed to give students age 10 and up a basic understanding of improvisational theater. No prior experience in theater or improv is
necessary, and experienced improv performers in the class are challenged to expand their skills.

Classes are held at the company’s new Studio Theater space at the Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in the Kensington section
of Berlin. All classes meet on Saturdays for one-hour for an eight-week session, ending with a “share day” performance for family and friends.

Registration is also open for the theater’s summer programming. The summer musical, The Lion King Jr, is open to children and teens, ages
7 to 14, from any town. Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program on Mondays through Fridays from July 3 through 28 (except
July 4). Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Although the full program is limited to ages 7 to 14, a limited number of children ages 5 and 6
will join the program during the final week to be part of the cast. All children who register will be cast in the show, and performances will be
held on July 28, 29 and 30. Rehearsals and performances will be held at Holmes Elementary School in New Britain.

In addition to the summer musical, NBYT is planning shorter one-week programs this summer, and each will end with a short share
performance. Programs include “Write, Create, Action!” (June 26-30, ages 5-10), “Creating and Performing with Puppets!” (July 3-7, except July
4, ages 8-14), “Bringing Books to Life!” (July 10-14, ages 5-10), and “Musical Theater Moves!” (July 17-21, ages 8-14). Programs meet
Mondays through Fridays (except July 4) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the NBYT Studio Theater at the Berlin YMCA.

Upcoming performances at New Britain Youth Theater include Peter Rabbit Is Lost! (March 31-April 2), Mark Twain’s The Prince and the
Pauper (May 5-6), Romeo and Juliet (June 22-25), and The Lion King Jr (July 28-30).

For more program and performance details, registration forms to download and print, and general information about New Britain Youth
Theater, please visit the company’s website at www.nbyt.org, email info@nbyt.org, or call 860-515-8115.

NEWTOWN

The Stray Kittens Summer Acting Workshop for kids ages 9-14 will return to Newtown this July 10-27 at Fraser Woods Montessori School.
Stray Kittens is a three-week program of theatre games, improvisation, tongue twisters and basic movement for youngsters who love to
perform but don’t want to compete for roles in a big production. At Stray Kittens, everyone works, or plays, all the time.

“We don’t believe in stars; we believe in inclusion,” says Kate Katcher, Artistic Director of the not-for-profit Stray Kats Theatre Company and
Director of the program. “Kids are inherently talented. They just need a chance to express themselves. Through theatre games, and improvs,
vocal and physical exercise, kids get to renew their sense of play while exploring the tools an actor needs to communicate.
The program will culminate in a performance for family and friends.

The Stray Kittens program will run from July 10nd through July 28th, Monday –Friday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Fraser Woods Montessori
School, 173 South Main Street, Newtown, CT.
Tuition is $600 when paid by May 1, 2017. ($625 if paid on line by credit card). After May 1, tuition is $700 ($725 if paid on line by credit card).
Register on line at www.StrayKatsTheatreCompany.org,  or contact info@StrayKatsTheatreCompany.org  or call 203-514-2221.