THE Camp Experience of the Summer!

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Annie Jr., Drama Camps, Featured Articles, Uncategorized

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What's so exciting about our Annie Jr. Production Camp this summer? EVERYTHING!  We are working hard to ensure this three-week camp not only produces an amazing production but that there is also plenty of time for fun, creative learning and building friendships!  Take a look at what a typical day of Annie camp will be like, as well as our weekly goals.   Hard knock life?  Not this summer!

Typical Daily Schedule:
Every moment of every Annie Production Camp day will be filled with fun activities, rehearsals and workshops to professionally prepare our cast for their show and also provide a memorable camp experience. Though we will balance the day with rest, work and play, we have organized our camp and staff to ensure that no camper will ever be sitting on the sidelines waiting for their time to rehearse. To give you a sense of how we will plan our days, see the sample breakdown below.

8:30-10 am Optional Stage Crew Before Care (Kids will work with staff members to create and add embellishments to props, costume and set pieces.)
9:45-10 am All Campers Arrive
10-10:30 am Morning Meeting and Vocal/Physical Warm-ups
10:30am-12:30 pm Rehearsals with Director and Musical Director, Review Time to reinforce staging, songs and choreography and Skill-Building Workshops (character development, drama games, design components, set decoration, etc)
12:30-1 pm Lunch and Lunchtime Activity (Lunchtime Activities might include Musical Trivia, Dramaturgy Research to give actors a better sense of the time period of Annie, Contests, and more)
1-1:30 pm Break time with friends
1:30-3:30 pm Rehearsals with Director and Choreographer, Review Time to reinforce staging, songs and choreography and Skill-Building Workshops
3:30-4 pm Wrap-up the day with the full cast and staff to acknowledge accomplishments, review at-home rehearsal goals and plan for the next day
4-5:30 pm Optional Stage Crew After Care (Kids will work with staff members to create and add embellishments to props, costume and set pieces.)

Camp Timeline of Goals
Each Friday, we will send home newsletters with updates from all of our directors and teaching artists that give you a peak into all the amazing accomplishments and exciting adventures our campers are experiencing. For now, here is an overview of major mile-markers for each week.

Week 1: Campers will audition for the top 3 choices on the very first day of camp. We will cast the show that night and campers will dive right into the rehearsal process on Tuesday. By the end of the week, campers will have blocked and learned their parts for the first half of our show.

Week 2: Campers will have the entire show memorized, choreographed and blocked by the end of this week. Campers will have also learned all about the background of the show, participated in character building, design, drama games and other workshops as well as helped develop costume, prop and set pieces.

Week 3: During our final week, we will put the whole show together on the main stage gradually adding all of the technical elements of our show including sets, costumes, props, sound and lights! By the end the week, it’s SHOW TIME for all of our adoring fans! Family, friends, and community members are all invited! A cast party after Saturday afternoon’s matinee will culminate this show-stopping experience!

Because we are always striving to make our programs stronger, please always feel free to contact Lisa Lang at Lisa@dreambigperformingarts.com with any feedback.

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