Community Theatre of Howell offers fun camp for kids, teens
June 1, 2012 • Amber Lee Carnahan, Staff Writer
Filed under Arts and Entertainment
Every summer, the Community Theatre of Howell (CTH) hosts a two-week theatre camp at the Howell High School Freshman Campus. CTH’s Summer Theatre Camp offers kids an opportunity to learn new skills in theatre production, such as improvisation and other acting techniques. The camp will take place July 16 to July 27.
For about ten years, I have been taking part in this theatre camp. It is my personal experience that CTH builds character. I feel like I have grown up with CTH; it’s a second home to me.
Over the course of two weeks, the kids participating in the theatre camp will get a chance to experience what it would feel like to be in an actual production. At the end of the camp, everyone will each be in two productions. The musical number will be taught by Marci Johnson, vocalist, and Maria Usher, director and choreographer.
Starting at six in the evening each day, kids will meet new friends and play various character-building games. Games I have always loved are “Kitty Wants a Corner” and “The Prince of Persia Lost His Hat.” In “Kitty Wants a Corner,” one person is stuck in the middle and must try to get someone to laugh in order to switch places. “The Prince of Persia Lost His Hat” is a fun game that requires players to have a fast tongue; otherwise they will have to move to the end of the line.
Besides fun and games, kids attend vocal classes to warm up their voices and practice for their musical production. CTH’s Theatre Camp, although meant to be a fun outing for kids to enjoy, is first and foremost an educationally-based camp with the purpose to enhance children’s skill sets in theatre.
Community Theatre of Howell’s Theatre Camp provides kids, from first grade to twelfth, to meet new friends and learn new skills in vocals and acting. All children are welcome, whether they are well-versed in the theatre world or are theatre novices. There is only one requirement: enthusiasm and lots of energy!
To sign up for the camp, visit http://www.cththeatre.org/education/education.htm or contact the producer Linda Peasley at firstname.lastname@example.org.