BIG STAR STUDIOS SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASS SCHEDULE 2018
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INTRODUCING! SUMMER STOCK PRODUCTIONS FOR 2018
THE LITTLE MERMAID (ALL AGES)
(TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 4-6PM)
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World”.
Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, as well as the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (13 & UP)
(WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS 6-8PM)
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form.
Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations.
Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.
COMPETITION PERFORMANCE TEAM “CPT” (ALL AGES)
This summer CPT will be honing their craft in preparation for the 2017/18 competition performance season. The 9 week session will focus on 3 weeks of vocals, 3 weeks of dance and musical theater movement and 3 weeks of acting and stage training with various guest instructors. Each instructor will bring real world industry expertise from theaters all over Seattle and beyond.
We will be learning a parade routine in a single Saturday session and will do three parades throughout the summer session. Dates are still TBD.
WEEKLY CLASSES, CPT & SUMMER STOCK
5-6PM Hip Hop 1 with Mr. Chris
6-7PM Hip Hop 2 with Mr. Chris
7-8:30PM AcapellaTECH with Ms Kristin
4-6PM Summer Stock The Little Mermaid (All Ages) with Mr. Chris &
6-8PM Competition Performance Team- JUNIORS/TWEENS Summer Intensive
4-5PM Intro to Musical Theater with Ms Elora
4-6PM Competition Performance Team- SENIORS/TWEENS Summer Intensive
5-6:30PM Musical Theater with Ms Elora
6-8PM Summer Stock Teen Ensemble You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown with Mr. Chris & Mrs. Kathy
4-6PM Summer Stock The Little Mermaid with Mr. Chris & Mrs. Kathy
6-8PM Summer Stock Teen Ensemble (13 and up) You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown with Mr. Chris & Mrs. Kathy
*ALL WEEKLY SUMMER CLASSES BILLED ON OUR HOURLY BILLING SCHEDULE*
SUMMER STOCK PERFORMANCES WILL BE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 23RD IN THE EVENING AT SNOQUALMIE VALLEY ALLIANCE IN FALL CITY
“ACE YOUR AUDITION” IMPROV & AUDITION CAMP WITH MR. CHRIS MERCADO
JUNE 18-22ND (5TH GRADE & UP)
Improv & Audition camp is specially designed with creative minds and kids really interested in acting as the focus. Through the use of theater games and mini-performances, young actors learn a variety of facets of acting and performing which help young performers prepare for auditions. Topics include character development, creative expression through movement, improv games and scene work.
Students will have an opportunity to perform for each other, and will work together to develop self-confidence, team/group dynamic, body and spatial awareness. With improv, kids learn how to be positive, more creative, focus on teamwork, take risks, overcome shyness, listen and HAVE FUN!
Students will work on solo and group musical theater performances that they will perform at the end of the camp. Throughout the process we will be working on what it’s like to go through an audition, give positive and constructive feedback, costume selection, stage presence and character development. This will show students what it’s like to perform in the musical theater world and what to expect if that’s a path they’d like to go down. AND, it’s always fun to perform in a musical! There will be a presentation for families on the final day of camp.
HIP HOP AND JAZZ FUNK CAMP WITH MR. CHRIS MERCADO
JUNE 25TH-29TH (2ND GRADE & UP)
This class is for beginners and those kids new to the dance scene. It will focus on the movement, choreography & music of the Pop Music scene, shining a spotlight on key personalities of this genre. This camp combines hip hop, jazz, waaking, voguing and other elements of choreography made famous by stars such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Jay Z and Britany Spears. Chris brings his own extensive knowledge and background in hip hop and jazz funk dance to this fabulous camp!
MUSICAL THEATER 2: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN CAMP WITH MR. CHRIS MERCADO
JULY 9TH-13TH (5TH GRADE & UP)
Musical Theater gives students a taste of putting on a show while developing new skills, exploring their hidden talents, and building their self-confidence. Songs and scenes from the fantastic movie The Greatest Showman will be selected for the class. This is a performance-based camp and will inspire the more advanced musical theater student to focus on characterization, dialogue and on-stage verbal and non-verbal communication. Each student will experiment with costumes, props, blocking and choreography culminating in their final performance. This camp is sure to be a hit with the ever growing popularity of this amazing movie!
INTRO TO MUSICAL THEATER: A DAY AT DISNEY CAMP WITH MR. CHRIS MERCADO
JULY 16TH-20TH) (PRE K-3RD GRADE)
Beginning Musical Theater focuses on developing new skills, exploring their hidden talents, and building their self-confidence. In this popular camp songs and scenes from Disney musicals will be selected for the class. “A Day at Disney” camp will include a Disney theme for each day of camp! Think Moana, Frozen, Peter Pan and all the classics. There will be a showcase day to show off their new skills! In addition to the music, acting and choreography selection, the camp’s arts & crafts portion also revolves around the theme of the day where the kids create an art project that will mirror the Disney camp’s theme each day.
HIP HOP AND JAZZ FUNK WITH MR. CHRIS MERCADO
JULY 23RD-27TH (5TH GRADE & UP)
This class is for intermediate Hip Hop students and those who have had some dance background. It will focus on the movement, choreography & music of the Pop Music scene, shining a spotlight on key personalities of this genre. This camp combines hip hop, jazz, waaking, voguing and other elements of choreography made famous by stars such as Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Jay Z and Brittney Spears. Chris brings his own extensive knowledge and background in hip hop and jazz funk dance to this fabulous camp!
MISS ELORA’S COSTUME SHOPPE & MAKE UP STUDIO: THE LITTLE MERMAID
JULY 30TH-AUGUST 3RD (3RD GRADE & UP)
Learn the Stage Make Up basics and beyond while creating costumes for our Summer Stock Production of The Little Mermaid. Topics will include: Stage Makeup Basics, highlighting, contouring, designing character make up, wigs and facial hair, applying prosthetics for stage. We will introduce Anthropomorphics – how we apply human characteristics to non-human characters. We will be designing makeup for The Little Mermaid and then spend time creating these characters during camp. Campers will also create the costumes for the characters/actors in our summer production of The Little Mermaid – from Sebastian to Flounder and, of course Ariel! Students will design & sew all costume pieces for the summer production at the end of August. Campers are encouraged to bring a camera to record the makeup looks and designs they create. These are wonderful to help build a makeup & character portfolio. All campers are invited to attend the production of The Little Mermaid on Thursday, August 23rd to see the final costumes and make up live on stage! A supply fee of $25 includes individual Student Makeup Kit that the camper will get to keep.
BACKDROPS AND PROPS! CAMP: THE LITTLE MERMAID WITH MISS KRISTIN
AUGUST 6TH-10TH (3RD GRADE & UP)
This camp is a great opportunity for kids to experience what it is like to be a part of the backstage crews that make the shows really come alive on stage. Campers will have the opportunity to create the backdrops and props for our Summer Stock Production of The Little Mermaid – everything from Ariel’s grotto and all her treasures to wicked Ursula’s lair, we will set the stage for this magical production. Once the kids have spent the week creating these pieces to bring The Little Mermaid alive on stage, they will all be invited to attend the performance on Thursday, August 23rd to see their hard work in action!
INTRO TO SINGING, ACTING & DANCING WITH MISS SARA HANNAN & MR. CHRIS MERCADO
AUGUST 13TH-17TH (PRE K-3RD GRADE)
Does your little star like to sing in the bathtub, put on shows with their stuffies or dance all around the house? This camp will focus on all three of these things, giving students an opportunity to perform and have fun while learning about the basics of theater, such as stage directions and slating. We will work on singing on pitch and rhythm, becoming a character, and using movement to tell a story. Perfect for a young performer to shine!