Monday, June 4, 2012

For Young Theater Nerds

Although Scottdale isn't technically the Nam and therefore the Geyer Theater isn't our turf, it's usually the closest the county gets to community theater, except for that one time a bunch of people organized a production of Grease in Uniontown. Other than that, as far as I know, not much else goes on.

Anyway, the Geyer is doing a theater camp for kids called Camp Curtain Call. And not just for kids who want to perform--they'll have kids doing set and costume design and lighting, too and will learn all about the ins and outs of theater. The theme is School House Rock.

It's for kids ages 5-15 and will be done in two week-long sessions, the first running from June 11-15 fro 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The second is June 18-22. Students can choose one week or participate in both, although the second one does build on the basics from the first week. It's also still good for kids who have participated before. Participation costs $225 for one week or $350 for both. Kids from the Southmoreland School District will receive discounted tuition for $125 thanks to a grant from Scottdale Bank and Trust. Other scholarships and parent volunteer discounts are available.

The camp will end with an open house the evening of June 22 which includes a tour of the theater, refreshments, and a performance. The Geyer usually serves ice cream, and I love it.

It sounds like a pretty good and fun opportunity, especially if you're like my parents and start yelling, "It's time to go back to school!" once the kids start fighting all the time because they're around each other all day every day for three months. 

Reserve a spot by calling 724-887-0887. You have until Friday.

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