Hamilton-Gibson Production Winter Theatre Arts Camps for kids in grades 3-9
January 17 - March 9FREE
Hamilton-Gibson Productions announces its after school Winter Theatre Arts Camps in Elkland and Wellsboro for kids in grades 3-9. The two camps will be presenting the musical “Junie B. Jones JR” based on the beloved books by Barbara Park.
The camps are free and open to students attending public or private schools or who are home schooled.
Registration forms will soon be available at schools throughout Tioga County or can be found now on the hamiltongibson.org website or can be obtained by calling the HG office at 570-724-2079 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first after school camp is for third through ninth graders who reside in the Northern Tioga School District. It will be held for 12 days at the Clark Wood Elementary School at 110 Addison Hill Road In Elkland beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and continuing on selected dates through Thursday, Feb. 1 with Pay-What-You-Can performances for the public at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3.
The second after school camp is for third through ninth graders who reside in the Southern Tioga and Wellsboro Area school districts. It will be held for 14 days at the Deane Center at 104 Main Street in Wellsboro beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 14 and continuing on selected days through Thursday, March 7 with Pay-What-You-Can performances for the public at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9.
Campers will rehearse and perform “Junie B. Jones,” a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books created specifically for Broadway Junior performers.
The campers will be taught choreography, how to project their voices when speaking and singing and how to create a character – all while having fun. Among the show’s many songs are “You Can Be My Friend,” “Lucille Camille Chenille,” “Show and Tell” and “Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show.”
Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store. Junie’s best friend Lucille has found new best friends and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary’s class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a “Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal,” and first grade has never been more exciting.
Featuring many lovable characters and fun-filled songs, “Junie B. Jones JR” will capture the audience’s and performer’s hearts just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.
Campers are expected to be at all scheduled rehearsals. The basic times are 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Winter Theatre Arts Camps are offered at no cost to campers due to generous grants from the Deerfield Charitable Trust and UPMC Wellsboro. Each camper will receive a tee shirt, script, rehearsal cd and instruction.