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June 17-21
Ages 6-12

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Have you ever wanted to explore the
instruments of a rock band? Or maybe even start your own garage band? Well "MAKING THE BAND" is the perfect camp for you! This
unique musical includes songs: “Livin’ On
A Prayer”, “Stand By Me”, “Twist And
Shout”, “We Got The Beat” and more.

Camp Dates:
June 17-21 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
(You must be able to attend every day and stay for the full time)

Performance:
Friday, June 21 6:30 PM
(Suggested $5 donation at the door for entry)

Cost:
$150 per child, additional siblings $125

Early drop off starts at 7:45 am (additional $15.00 per child - arrangements made in advance).

Late pick up ends at 5:30 pm (additional $15.00 per child - arrangements made in advance.

No late pick up on Friday due to the final performance).

Registration Closes June 12, 2024 or when camp is full.

Registration
Closed

Partial and complete scholarships are available on a needs basis. Please contact the camp administrator Bryan Aue for information on how to apply or sponsor a young actor.

July 8-19
Ages 10-16

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There’s something strange going on at
Sondheim High School. New transfer student,
Norma LaBelle, is having trouble getting
accustomed to the school’s unusual traditions.
At any given moment, students and teachers
burst into song for no apparent reason.
You will have a blast with fun characters like Mrs. Lovett, the lunch lady and Principal Lloyd
Webber. You will have the audience trying to guess what famous musical is each song
from as you performs songs like “Detention Tango”, and “Mama You Bore Me”. Many more
surprises await in this fun summer camp show. 

Camp Dates:
July 8-12 & 15-18 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
(You must be able to attend every day and stay for the full time)

Performances:
Thursday, July 18 6:30 PM
Friday, July 19 6:30 PM
(Suggested $5 donation at the door for entry)

Cost:

$275 per child, additional siblings $250

Early drop off starts at 7:45 am (additional $20.00 per child - arrangements made in advance).

Late pick up ends at 5:30 pm (additional $20.00 per child - arrangements made in advance.

No late pick up on Thursday the 18th due to the final performance).

Registration Closes July 1, 2024 or when camp is full.

Partial and complete scholarships are available on a needs basis. Please contact the camp administrator Bryan Aue for information on how to apply or sponsor a young actor.

Registration
Closed

What is Theater Immersion Camp?

A show in a week! So much fun that Immersion Camps are one of our favorite programs! An unmatched exercise in teamwork and creativity as the cast works together under the supervision of professional drama, dance and voice coaches to create a one-act musical.

 

The actors have an enormous amount of creative input to the production. Every actor comes to us with a different skill set. We strive to meet them where they are, push them enough that they are proud and feel accomplished, while making sure that they have fun and don't feel stressed. The cast brainstorms and plans the sets and props.

 

The camp will begin with acting exercises and auditions - Auditions are low key and fun, no preparation is necessary our staff will teach them everything they need to audition! They are very similar to the auditions for our regular season musicals thus preparing them for future productions. Throughout the week the actors will work with drama, voice and dance coaches to prepare for their roles, vocals and choreography.

 

The final show may be shorter then a regular season show but it includes all aspects of a full musical and requires the actors to go through all the same processes as they would if cast in a regular season show. This will help prepare them for future productions in our youth theater program. 

 

Camp is held at: 2nd Street Performing Arts Center, 1123 2nd Street, Wyandotte, MI 

Meet The Staff

Bryan Aue

Bryan Aue is a middle school educator of 19 years with a BA in elementary education science MA in School Administration. In addition to his education, Mr. Aue has supervised youth summer camps for 15 years, serves as the Director of Operations for the Downriver Actors Guild, and has also performed in a number of productions. Mr. Aue has also directed a number of teen and youth productions for the Downriver Actors Guild including Footloose, Loveville High, Disney's Descendants, and Be More Chill. Through his professional career and recreational activities, Mr Aue has shown an ability to develop, lead, and foster an educational environment that is supportive and challenging. He very excited to be a part of the summer programs at the 2nd St. Performing Arts Center!

Tamara Hornby

Tamara has been performing on and off the stage in the Downriver area her entire life. She studied music at Wayne State University and has been a private voice and piano instructor for over 15 years (tamaramarla.com). She frequently directs and vocal directs for DAG. Her productions include Finding Nemo Jr, Kinky Boots, and many more. 

Makena Shell

Makena has been performing and directing theatre in the Downriver area for several years.  She

currently serves on DAG’s Board of Directors and is the Social Media Coordinator for the 2nd Street

Performing Arts Center.  Makena is currently attending school to become a teacher, and she strives to

make theatre an educational experience for youth performers.  Previously, Makena has worked on

youth productions with the Southgate Community Players, Southgate Anderson High School, and

Roosevelt High School.

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