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Ode To Summer Camp

One of our campers from Camp 1 wrote the following poem about her experiences at Camp.

Ode To Summer Camp

My Mom said that for Summer
I would go to Acting Camp this year.
I rolled my eyes and heaved a sigh
Then shook with a little fear.

I didn’t know how to act and was afraid
For folks to see me sing or dance.
But she said it would be fun
Asked that I please give it a chance.

I made new friends and tried new things.
Like a tide does flow, out went my fear.
I learned to dance, and sing, and act,
This camp was fun, each day brought cheer.

I learned new terms-stage right, hit your mark
Discovered new talents and mastered new skills.
Each day brought more triumphs
And even some thrills.

Our musical play was truly a treasure
I will store in the vault of my heart.
“Don’t Stop Believin'”, this is so true!
But first you have to start.

So to others who might be afraid
You shouldn’t worry, or fret, or cry.
Acting camp is awesome
Just show up and try!

I want to say something to all who helped me
To try something new, you made my spirit swell.
So with a tear in my eye and gratitude from my heart
I bid you adieu and a fond farewell.

Thank you for everything,
Pieper Cull (age 9)
Summer, 2012.
___________________________________________________________________________________________

Pieper, you’re one smart, talented and creative young lady. I couldn’t say it half as well as you could, and I want to give you a high-five.  I have a feeling that if we don’t see more of you on the stage, we’ll be hearing more of what you have to say and write.

Keep it up girlie, you have something special.

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Costume plot for Camp 1 (June 4-22)

Yesterday we sent a note home with our campers giving them costume ideas for their performance next week (it’s almost here!). If you misplaced it, didn’t pick one up or it somehow got lost on the way home, I have a copy here. Because I like to have our parent’s backs. Makes life a whole lot easier.

Costume Plot for Summer Camp
June 4-22

Coral: Hair is bright pink and she wears flashy colors and lots of sparkly jewelry. In Act 2, she wears dance clothes and several flowing scarves.

Aleta: Dresses professionally, but her clothes should be specifically chosen so that it doesn’t look like she’s spending a great deal on her appearance. She wears a watch and carries a purse.

Iola: Dresses very nicely and wears what appear to be very expensive business suits.

Janice & Lee: Wear well-fitting business attire.

Simone & Paula: Dress in a flashier way than Iola and spares no expense when it comes to choosing clothes. Think Real Housewives (glammed up, big hair, flashy jewelry and clothes).

Desiree: wears fashions an older, eccentric person would wear. Her pants can be too short, blouse too big, mis-matching scarves, accessories, etc. Think hippie (or crazy cat lady) whose clothes don’t fit just right.

Bubbles, Cammy & Sabrina: Their color scheme is RED. Think red hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal or colored jeans or bottoms.

Kate, Tia, Alice, Ella, Gal & Guy: Their color scheme is BLUE. Think blue hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal or colored jeans or bottoms.

Michelle & Kitty: Their color scheme is YELLOW. Think yellow hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal jeans or bottoms.

Sammi, Maria & Ronny: Their color scheme is ORANGE. Think orange hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal or colored jeans or bottoms.

Angel: Dresses very fashionably, but less flashy than Simone or Paula.

Nora: Rebellious. Think punk rocker with an “I don’t care” attitude.

Jory & Josie: Tattered or hand me down jeans and t-shirts.

Jen: Dresses professionally in pants and a nice blouse.

Patty & Polly: Think grandmotherly: nice old fashioned dress, maybe a wig and glasses.

EVERYONE:
During the final scene the campers come together in a chorus and
will need to put on their camp shirts.

 If you have questions about specifics, ask your camper’s director (Marcus or Izzy).

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Costume Plot for Summer Camp
June 4-22

Coral: Hair is bright pink and she wears flashy colors and lots of sparkly jewelry. In Act 2, she wears dance clothes and several flowing scarves.

Aleta: Dresses professionally, but her clothes should be specifically chosen so that it doesn’t look like she’s spending a great deal on her appearance. She wears a watch and carries a purse.

Iola: Dresses very nicely and wears what appear to be very expensive business suits.

Janice & Lee: Wear well-fitting business attire.

Simone & Paula: Dress in a flashier way than Iola and spares no expense when it comes to choosing clothes. Think Real Housewives (glammed up, big hair, flashy jewelry and clothes).

Desiree: wears fashions an older, eccentric person would wear. Her pants can be too short, blouse too big, mis-matching scarves, accessories, etc. Think hippie (or crazy cat lady) whose clothes don’t fit just right.

Bubbles, Cammy & Sabrina: Their color scheme is RED. Think red hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal or colored jeans or bottoms.

Kate, Tia, Alice, Ella, Gal & Guy: Their color scheme is BLUE. Think blue hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal or colored jeans or bottoms.

Michelle & Kitty: Their color scheme is YELLOW. Think yellow hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal jeans or bottoms.

Sammi, Maria & Ronny: Their color scheme is ORANGE. Think orange hoodies, shirts, hats, scarves, accessories and normal or colored jeans or bottoms.

Angel: Dresses very fashionably, but less flashy than Simone or Paula.

Nora: Rebellious. Think punk rocker with an “I don’t care” attitude.

Jory & Josie: Tattered or hand me down jeans and t-shirts.

Jen: Dresses professionally in pants and a nice blouse.

Patty & Polly: Think grandmotherly: nice old fashioned dress, maybe a wig and glasses.

EVERYONE:
During the final scene the campers come together in a chorus and
will need to put on their camp shirts.


Summertime in the City

That means that we’re back with another round of summer camps.

This was after only a few hours of practice, and they had the chorus of this song, plus a few others, down.

When they aren’t dancing, we still keep ’em busy, from learning lines, to learning how to take direction, to learning how to be sassy.

 

Okay, honestly, they didn’t have to learn that one. They came to us that way.