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By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW
Summer is coming and so is the Whatchamawhozits Children’s Theatre Camp. Early registration for camp ends on June 15, so get your kids signed up early to get $50 off the regular price.
This amazing adventure takes place the first three weeks in July every summer. It is organized by education director Laura Moore and taught by the Thingamajig’s professional summer stock actors from around the country.
Week I: July 1-3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On July 4, the kids are invited to participate in the theater’s float in the Fourth of July Parade. Week I focuses on all the super fun acting games that teach speech, stage presence, character development and improvisation as the children dive into the world of theater.
Week II: July 7-10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Week II, we start to rehearse for the Disney musical “Cinderella.” With parts ranging from the wicked stepmother to the comedic mice to the stately Duke, both boys and girls will be invested in taking each of their characters to the highest level. The cast will also participate in learning the choreography from professional dancers and practice singing their parts with a talented music director.
Week III: July 14-17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a performance at 2 p.m. on July 19. The kids will hone their newfound skills as they rehearse and get ready for a public performance in the professional theater space. With lights, music and costumes galore, they will get to share with their friends and family the joy of their days at camp. Camp ends with a cast party after the show in the Center for the Arts courtyard.
Cost: Week I only, $150; Week II and III only, $250; all three weeks, early registration, $300. Late registration $350.
Ages: 7-12 years old; 6- and 13-year-olds allowed with special permission.
How to register: Email Laura Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org with the “Summer Registration for (your child’s name)” in the subject and your child’s name, age, both parents’ names, phone number, email address and medical note (i.e. allergies) in the body of the email. Then send a check in the mail to Thingamajig Theatre Company, 2313 Eagle Drive, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. Moore will confirm your registration after receiving the check.