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Alliance for the Arts, Broadway Palm offer musical theatre intensive summer camp for teens

By Staff | Jun 23, 2015

The Alliance for the Arts and Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre are partnering to bring teen-agers two special weeks of musical theatre intensive camp for students grades 6-12.

Broadway Palm director and choreographer Amy McCleary will lead the camps, and she will be assisted by professional actors currently performing in the shows “Footloose” and “Aladdin” at the theatre.

Week one, from July 27-31, is based on the show “Footloose.”

This camp will provide students with classes in dance technique, scene study, stage combat, basic acrobatics, vocal performance and music theory. The week will kick off with an audition workshop focusing on how to audition for pop/rock musicals. A mock-audition will allow students to test their skills in front of a panel of professional Broadway Palm actors.

The aspiring performers will then work on scenes, songs and dances from “Footloose” which will culminate in a final performance at the end of the week.

During week two, from Aug. 3-7, students will travel to the mysterious city of Agrabah with songs and scenes from Disney’s “Aladdin.”

This program will include classes in jazz, tap, acrobatics, vocal performance, music theory and improv. A special workshop in resume and headshot preparation from current Broadway Palm performers will leave each student feeling ready for professional auditions. Students will work on scenes, songs and dances from “Aladdin” for the final performance at the end of the week.

Both weeks will be held at Broadway Palm’s rehearsal space in the Royal Palm Plaza. Attendees will get to see the performance of “Footloose” or “Aladdin.”

Camp runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Each week is $175 for Alliance members or $220 for non-members. You may become a member in order to receive the discounted price. Space is limited, don’t delay.

Visit ArtInLee.org to register online, or call 239-939-2787 with questions.

The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and arts organizations in the Southwest Florida area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance for the Arts galleries and gift shop, which are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturdays, is located at 10091 McGregor Blvd., just south of Colonial Blvd., in Fort Myers.

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is now celebrating its 21st season. The theatre entertains over 170,000 guests annually. The facility includes a 450-seat dinner theatre, a 100-seat “black-box” theatre called The Off Broadway Palm Theatre, a 120-seat dining room called Caf Cabaret and a 30-seat space just off the main lobby called, The Art Caf.

Learn more at www.broadwaypalm.com or call 239-278-4422.