Limelight TheatreÂ will offer new choices for high school and middle school students this summer, including a High School Audition Camp, a Broadway Boot Camp and a week of workshops that will include stage combat and stage management. For the elementary school age children, Jungle Book Kids and Camp Limelight is available. See descriptions below.
HIGH SCHOOL AUDITION CAMP
June 30-July 3: For high school age students, this camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. each day (four days) at Limelight Theatre. Want to learn how to nail your next audition? This workshop is going to focus on learning the basic skills required for confidently auditioning and performing at your best! We will address monologue auditions as well as â€œcoldâ€ readings. Please bring a monologue you are interested in working on to the camp. In the last hour of class on Thursday, you will have a mock audition in front of Limelight Executive Director Beth Lambert! Cost is $75. Call 904-825-1164 to register.
BROADWAY BOOT CAMP
July 7-18: This 2-week camp is for middle and high school students from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Have you got what it takes to be a triple threat? In this camp we will work on honing your singing, dancing, and performance skills using musical theatre repertoire. Each student will work on a solo piece in addition to the big group number! You will emerge from this class with a 16-bar audition cut, as well as rehearsal of the entire song for performance. This camp is limited to 15 students. Cost is $200. Call 904-825-1164 to register.
LIMELIGHTâ€™S WEEK OF WORKSHOPS
July 21-25: Students can take individual workshops only, or opt to take three or more for a package deal! Middle school workshops are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and high school camps are from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $25 per workshop for single courses; $20 per workshop for three or more. Call 904-825-1164 to register.
Workshops are listed below:
Normally we do not encourage violenceâ€¦.but as long as its pretend, weâ€™re okay with it! Whether you enjoy being on the stage or not, itâ€™s a great idea to come to this workshop to learn basic stage combat skills with Rachel Robertson.
Love theatre? Learn about whatâ€™s happening behind the scenes. In this workshop Chris Pritchard will go over the basics of what a stage managerâ€™s job is and how to acquire those skills.
Learn to think quickly on your feet and create full and interesting scenes to entertain your family and friends with! Onstage and off, improvisation is a skill that will help you learn to think on your feet and problem solve effectivelyâ€¦ and often, humorously!
BODY IN LANGUAGE
Body in Language (using Labanâ€™s eight basic movements to discover text) with Courtney Helen Grile. They say that a majority of communication is conveyed nonverbally â€”gestures, eye contact, body language. Using Rudolf Labanâ€™s eight basic movements, this workshop will teach you how to maximize the potential of your oral communication by learning to connect it with your movement.
PLAYING YOUR VOCAL INSTRUMENT
This workshop is an introduction to the vocal work of Arthur Lessac. You will be introduced to the orchestra that is your voice and learn how to play each instrument forÂ maximum effectiveness.
Elementary school-age camps
June 23-July 16: This summer camp at Limelight Theatre is from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 23 through July 16. For children in grades k through 5th, camp-goers can explore all aspects of theatre â€” acting, dancing, singing, costumes, sets and props. Cost is $300. Call 904-825-1164 for registration information.
JUNGLE BOOK KIDS
June 23-July 16: For grades K-5, the jungle is jumpinâ€™ with jazz in this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Camp times are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Performances are July 17-20. Cost is $475. Call 904-825-1164 to register.