Tara Gallion, Children's Summer Theater director and Vicky Bonelli, coordinator of community learning, are announcing summer programs for elementary and middle-school students including an expanded theater workshop and several College for Kids options.
In the CST workshops, students will work with high-school and college student mentors under the direction of Gallion through the process of preparing and performing a musical, including auditions, blocking, and costuming as well as singing and choreography.
This year, the Children's Summer Theater program will feature two separate workshops. Children entering first grade through entering fifth grade will audition May 22 at 9 a.m. for Disney's 101 Dalmatians, Kids. The first read-through will be May 24 at 9 a.m. and rehearsals are set for 9-11 a.m. and begin May 28. Performances will be June 20 and 21 at 7 p.m.
Students entering grades six through nine will audition May 23 at 9 a.m. for Junie B. Jones the Musical, Jr. The first read-through will be May 24 at 12 p.m. Rehearsals will be 12-2 p.m. beginning May 28 with performances June 22 at 7 p.m. and June 23 at 2 p.m.
Cast size for each show is limited to 40 students, and fees are $100 per student. Students can register for the Summer Theater workshops through the Performing Arts Office, 544-8657, ext. 1433, beginning at noon on May 1.
In addition to theater, students can also choose from any or all of three College for Kids Summer Camps. Camps for students who have completed grades 1-4 will be from noon to 2 p.m. and students who have completed grades 5-8 can attend camps from 9-11 a.m.
Week 1, June 3-7, is The Great Outdoors, in which students will experience the fun things they can do outside and learn how to leave no trace while doing them. The Douglas Hart Nature Center will present a special program during the week.
Week 2, June 10-14, is Animal Adventures, in which students will discover amazing traits animals have and how they use them.
Week Three, June 17-21, is Exploring STEAM, in which students will explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math through different challenges and activities. The Terre Haute Children's Museum will present a special program during the week.
An optional free swim is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. and lunch is provided. Fees are $60 per week or $150 for all three weeks. Students can register for College for Kids beginning May 1 through the LTC Library 618-544-8657 ext. 1427. Space is limited.
Other programs for kids this summer include youth swimming lessons May 7-23 and May 28-June 7. Summer classes for Karate for Kids and Tae Kwon Do begin May 13. Lincoln Trail College also has summer music lessons available for children.
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