The Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Arts Education Program is looking for youngsters, from children entering the first grade in September to 16-years-of-age, to participate in its week-long summer musical theater camp, The Secret Garden. Campers will rehearse from Monday, July 14 through Friday, July 18 and then hold a public performance on Friday night.
Campers are will be cast on Monday, and by Friday, they will be performance-ready with costumes and sets. And, when they're not rehearsing with Missoula Children's Theatre Directors, campers will be learning all about theatre and singing from WHBPAC's acclaimed Teaching Artists, enjoying pizza parties and ice cream socials. Young people 12 and up who would like to be "behind the scenes" can choose to participate as "Assistant Directors” program.
Then, campers will present an original rendition of The Secret Garden based on the beloved children's book by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The play is a joyful retelling of a story of hope, celebration and all good things in life. Mistress Mary Quite Contrary leaves her home in India to live with her mysterious uncle in England. During the play, the contrary girl learns to make friends and to appreciate everything around her, including the Moor animals and helpful fireflies. Add a good healthy dose of caring and what happens? Mary's new friends, Colin, Martha and Archibald begin to enjoy the return of health and happiness in a garden carefully tended until it blossoms once more.
The fee for the camp is $450. For more information, contact: Morgan Vaughan, MorganV@whbpac.org, 631-288-2350, ext 112.