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Sarah Waelchli

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Camp Activities:

  • vocal production
  • improvisation
  • theatrical/jazz dance
  • lighting
  • props
  • set dressing
  • sound
  • costumes
  • theatrical make-up

Sample Schedule:

  • 9:00 Warm-up improv activity
  • 9:30 Jazz Technique
  • 10:15 Rehearse “Circle of Life”
  • 11:00 Try on Costumes
  • 11:30 Rehearse Scene 3
  • 12:15 Brown Bag Lunch*
  • 12:45 Choreography for “Hakuna Matata”
  • 1:45 Props creation
  • 2:45 Run Finale
  • 3:45 Wrap-up exercise

*Campers should bring their own lunches. They will have access to a refrigerator and microwave.

See the Photos from Last Year's Camp!


Summer Camps | Performing Arts Camp

June 20-30, 2017
6th, 7th & 8th graders

ANC Performing Arts Camp offers an exciting theatrical experience for current 6th, 7th & 8th graders culminating in a performance of Disney’s "The Lion King, JR." Our professional group of teachers will lead your child through the process of blocking, vocal production, learning choreography and character development. The camp is held in the state-of-the-art Mitchell Performing Arts Center located on the ANC campus and will run Tuesday, June 20, to Friday, June 30th, 2017, with the final performances on Friday, June 30th at 11 am and 2 pm.

This camp will foster the imagination, creativity and practical performance skills of the campers as well as provide a positive space to make new friends. Campers will be exposed to many aspects of theatre; those who are newer to this art form will be given an introduction and those with experience will be pushed to advance their skills. The camp will feature break-out sessions such as sound, rigging, stage combat, lighting, theatrical/jazz dance technique and theatrical make-up, as well as rehearsals for the performance of “The Lion King, JR.”

Camp sessions will run from 9am to 4pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Campers should bring their own brown bag lunch and will have access to a refrigerator and microwave. All campers will be included onstage for the performances of Disney’s “The Lion King JR.” which will be at 11am & 2pm on Friday, June 30th, at the Mitchell Performing Art Center.

We will once again offer a one-day workshop on set construction 9 am - 4 pm on Monday, June 19th, limited to 12 students. Participants will learn basic design concepts and practical construction skills including the safe usage of power tools. This knowledge will be put to use immediately building a portion of the set to be used in the rehearsals and performances of Disney's The Lion King, JR.

New this year! We will also be offering a one-day character creation workshop 9am-4pm on Monday, June 19th, limited to 12 students. Students will play theater and improv games as well as learn different techniques and approaches for developing characters. The set construction and character creation workshops happen concurrently and campers cannot attend both.

Also new this year, for those who prefer to work behind the scenes, there will be a four day Costuming Camp from 9am to noon, Tuesday through Friday, June 20-24. This is open to both boys and girls and does not require any previous sewing or costuming experience. We will work on basic machine and hand sewing skills to design and create costumes, accessories and headpieces for our show. Also some time will be spent on script analysis, costume pulling and organizing, and fitting and altering. The cost of the costuming workshop is $130 with a $15 early registration discount (before February 1, 2017).

The cost of Performing Arts camp is $525, which includes a keepsake script, dress rehearsal DVD, and camp t-shirt. Campers will be provided with a costume to wear during the performance but are required to provide their own dance shoes and undergarments as well as rehearsal clothing. A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at registration and final payment is due by May 1, 2017. There is a discount of $75 off the camp total for deposits received before February 1, 2017. The one-day set construction or character creation workshop is $50 for those enrolled in the performing arts camp or costuming camp and $75 for non-campers. Gift certificates in any denomination are available for purchase. For more information, please email or call 267-502-2678.

Show Synopsis:

RAFIKI gathers the ANIMALS of the Pridelands to welcome the newborn cub of King MUFASA and Queen SARABI ("Circle of Life with Nants' Ingonyama"). The king's jealous brother, SCAR, no longer heir to the throne, skips the ceremony, upsetting Mufasa. Time passes ("Grasslands Chant") and YOUNG SIMBA grows into a curious young lion. Mufasa explains the circle of life and that Young Simba will one day be king of the Pridelands. Young Simba shares this news with Scar, who encourages his nephew to visit the forbidden Elephant Graveyard. Young Simba finds his best friend, YOUNG NALA, hunting with SARAFINA and the LIONESSES ("The Lioness Hunt") and invites her on his adventure. Once they ditch their overbearing babysitter, ZAZU ("I Just Can't Wait to Be King"), the cubs encounter the ravenous SHENZI, BANZAI and ED in the graveyard. Mufasa arrives and pummels the hyenas then takes the cubs home. Scar emerges from the darkness to recruit the HYENAS in his murderous plan to become king ("Be Prepared"). Back in the Pridelands, Mufasa reprimands Young Simba then shares the guidance of their ancestors, up among the stars ("They Live in You").

Enacting his plan, Scar leaves Young Simba alone in the gorge and signals the hyenas to scare a herd of wildebeest ("The Stampede"). Scar alerts Mufasa, who leaps into the stampede to save his son. Mufasa rescues Young Simba, but Scar pushes his brother back into the gorge, where he is trampled. Scar blames Young Simba for the king's death and tells him to run away and never return. As Sarabi, Young Nala, Rafiki and the lionesses mourn the loss of Mufasa and Young Simba ("The Mourning"), Scar assumes the throne, uniting lions and hyenas under his dark reign. Lost in the desert, Young Simba meets TIMON and PUMBAA, who take him to their "worry-free" jungle home ("Hakuna Matata").

Under Scar's reign, the Pridelands are nearly destroyed. Now grown, NALA decides to leave and seek help ("Shadowland"). To her delight, she finds SIMBA alive in the jungle ("Can You Feel the Love Tonight"). Nala urges him to take his rightful place as king but, still ashamed, Simba refuses. Rafiki appears and helps Simba remember his father ("He Lives in You"). With newfound courage, Simba agrees to return to the Pridelands. Timon and Pumbaa distract the hyenas ("Luau Hawaiian Treat") while Nala rallies the lionesses. Simba confronts his uncle, the truth of Mufasa's murder is revealed and Scar runs away, pursued by angry hyenas. With peace restored in the Pridelands, Simba takes his place as king and the circle of life continues ("Finale").

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