2015 Summer Theater Programs for ages 3-18
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2015
MARIN THEATRE COMPANY OPENS ENROLLMENT FOR
2015 SUMMER PERFORMANCE CAMPS
FEATURING JUNIOR, YOUTH AND TEEN CAMPS
Three-week long summer theater programs for students entering grades 1-12
and a 2-week program for ages 3-5,
culminates in performances at MTC.
Runs June 22 – July 18, 2015
MILL VALLEY, CA— Enrollment is now open for Marin Theatre Company’s Summer Performance Camp. This year, MTC offers programs for three age groups: Junior (a new program for ages 3-5), Youth (grades 1-6) and Teen (grades 7-12). For Junior Camp, parents have the option to enroll their camper in either a 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. session or 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. session, each occurring Monday-Friday for two weeks from June 29 to July 12. Youth Camp will run 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, for three weeks, June 29-July 18; and Teen Camp, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday for three weeks, June 22-July 12. Junior and Youth Camps will take place at Ring Mountain Day School, 70 Lomita Drive, Mill Valley, and Teen Camp will take place at MTC, 397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. All three programs culminate in fully staged, public performances at MTC in the Boyer Theatre, the company’s main stage. Junior and Teen Camps will perform Mary Poppins July 10-12, and Youth Camp will perform Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS, July 17-18. MTC’s annual summer camps have long been a favorite of parents and kids, developing campers’ skills in acting, singing and dancing, while also building self-confidence and helping them learn how to work in a team (as well as make friends and have fun).
New this year, Junior Camp is a two-week program for preschoolers and kindergarteners that will feature theater games, craft workshops, and singing and dancing classes. Junior Campers will rehearse three ensemble numbers for our camp production of Disney’s Mary Poppins, which will be performed alongside performers from the Teen Camp. The musical adaptation of this Children’s favorite will be fully produced along with sets, costumes and props.
MTC’s popular Youth Camp is a three-week program that prepares kids entering 1st through 6th grade in the fall for a full-scale production of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS, teaching them singing, dancing, acting, improv and theater crafts along the way. Campers will have the opportunity to work with theater professionals as they create their production of this beloved Disney classic.
For returning middle and high school students, Teen Camp is a three-week intensive program that builds performance skills, including script analysis, character development, and rehearsal and performance etiquette, while rehearsing Disney’s Mary Poppins. Campers will learn what goes into a full-scale professional production, all the while working with professional Marin Theatre Company artists.
FACTS & CALENDAR INFORMATION
2015 Summer Performance Camps
Junior Camp (ages 3-5)
Youth Camp (grades 1-6)
Teen Camp (grades 7-12)
Junior Camp; June 29-July 10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth Camp; June 29-July 17, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Teen Camp; June 22-July 10, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Mary Poppins: July 10-12 (Junior and Teen camps)
101 Dalmatians Kids: July 17-18 (Youth Camp)
Ring Mountain Day School | 70 Lomita Drive | Mill Valley (Junior and Youth Camps)
Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue | Mill Valley (Teen Camp)
Performances and technical rehearsals:
Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue | Mill Valley (all)
Summer Performance Camp: Two and three-week experiential summer day camps for kids ages 3-5 and students entering grades 1-12 in the fall culminate in fully staged performances of Disney’s Mary Poppins and Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS. Marin Theatre Company’s program takes students through the process of creating a play, from auditions through rehearsal to performing in a full-scale production. Students will engage their imaginations, study theater and work together as an ensemble to put on a production during this exciting and comprehensive summer experience. Campers are divided into age specific groups that attend theater classes and rehearsals together.
Junior Camp: $550 per child
Youth and Teen Camps: $1,200 per child
* Full and partial scholarships are available
ABOUT DISNEY’S 101 DALMATIANS KIDS
Artistically-inclined pet owners Robert and Anita live happily in London with Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until the monstrous Cruella De Vil, Anita's former classmate, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat! Join Marin Theatre Company and all the dogs of London as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
ABOUT DISNEY’S MARY POPPINS
The jack-of-all trades, Bert, acts as narrator, introducing England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."
Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and membership in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
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