ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY IS NOW ACCEPTING HIGH SCHOOL APPLICANTS FOR SUMMER ON STAGE PROGRAM
Up to forty high-school students have the opportunity to learn from theatre professionals and perform on Arizona Theatre Company's Tucson stage with Summer on Stage 2011.
Sponsored by Arizona Theatre Company, the state's leading professional theatre company, and the nationally recognized University of Arizona School of Theatre Arts, Summer on Stage is a comprehensive theatre training and performance program offering the opportunity for young people to learn, develop and grow their theatre skills. An intensive five-week program, with students from all over Tucson (and beyond), in which participants learn a variety of acting techniques including character development, voice for the actor, scene and monologue study, movement and dance. Students are educated through classroom work and the rehearsal process to create two exciting productions performed at the Temple of Music and Art, the home of Arizona Theatre Company.
"This is a fabulous and rigorous program," said Associate Artistic Director, Stephen Wrentmore. "It combines our expertise as theatre makers with the passion and curiosity of young people to build an ensemble of possibility. Together we make a nurturing learning environment. The tutor and student alike take this journey and produce two extraordinary pieces of theatre and a summer full of memories."
ATC Program Director Jeana Whitaker asserts, "ATC is the only theatre company in Tucson that offers high school students a chance to train with master teachers, rehearse and perform two productions simultaneously and have the advantage working with the same staff that produces ATC's work."
The performances for this year include:
Chicago, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical from the powerhouse team of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. This vaudevillian song-and-dance fest tells the story of Roxie Hart, the ordinary housewife turned femme fatale, whose moment in the spotlight burns bright for one second, before being given the hook for the next sacrificial lamb turned international celebrity.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedies, in which the Fairy King and Queen wreak havoc with the hearts of two sets of Athenian lovers (not to mention a local tradesman with the head of an ass), before setting the world to rights again..
Classes are June 27 - July 29, 2011; Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Performance dates are July 27 - 30, 2011 at 7pm.
Classes are held at the University of Arizona and the Temple of Music and Art in downtown Tucson.
EARLY REGISTRATION is $750 and the deadline is MAY 1, 2011.
REGULAR REGISTRATION is $850 and the deadline is JUNE 1, 2011.
LATE REGISTRATION is $900 and the deadline is JUNE 15, 2011.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Space is subject to availability and registration.
For more information about Summer on Stage contact Jeana S. Whitaker, Program Director, at (520) 884-8210 Ext. 8506 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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