Thursday, March 3, 2011

Summer is Almost Here

Registration now open for Oddfellows' summer programs for students ages 4-20.

Summer Theater based on the World and Work of Eric Carle (Ages 4-7)
Working with professional teaching artists, children will be at the center of the action, writing, acting, painting and creating a new story inspired by the work of the beloved author and illustrator. Students may take one session or both, and get ready to have a very busy time!

Registration forms are available online.

Days: Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30 pm
Session 1: July 11-22 and
Session 2: August 1-12
Location: Oddfellows Playhouse
Tuition: $350 per session
Limit: 15 per age group

Children's Circus of Middletown
Registrations are now being accepted for Oddfellows Playhouse 's 23rd Annual Children's Circus of Middletown - presented by the Middletown Commission on the Arts, the City of Middletown, the Middlesex United Way and Media Sponsor Comcast Cable.

Students train in acrobatics, dance, juggling, unicycling, stilt walking, clowning, balance and visual arts and create a spectacular outdoor circus performance before an audience of over 1,000. Registration for the program is through the Middletown Commission on the Arts KIDS ARTS programs. Applications are available at Oddfellows Playhouse, the Middletown Park and Recreation & Arts Office, the Russell Library and online. Students that do not live in Middletown can participate in the program.

Ages: 8–14
Times: Monday thru Friday, July 5–August 6; 9–11:30 am or 12:30–3 pm
Performance: Friday, August 6, 5 pm (rain date: Saturday, August 7, 5 pm)
Location: Macdonough School
Tuition: $125—Middletown Residents; $250—Non-Middletown Residents

Summer Shakespeare Academy: Romeo and Juliet
An intensive, four week Shakespeare-in-performance program for high school students led by four highly skilled, professional theater artists. The Summer Shakespeare Academy focuses on rigorous theater training directly connected to the performance of one Shakespeare's plays. The program focuses on production, but uses the rehearsal and production processes as a teaching medium as well. Classes in text analysis, for example, will be specific to each student's character development, and classes in stage combat will lay a foundation for performance fight choreography. Interested students must fill out an application and schedule an audition with Jeffery Allen by calling 860-347-6143.

Rehersals: Mondays through Friday, 9am–3:30 pm
July 5-July 29 (Beginning Tuesday July 5)
Performances: July 28-30 at 7 pm
Tuition: $700 (Second child: $500)

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