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Participation Month at Playmakers
July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
July is Participation Month at Playmakers
If participation in the arts says “fun” to you, then The Playmakers have opportunities for you in July.
Beginning, Saturday, July 10, 2-3:30, and continuing on July 24 and 31, you can learn the style of dance of two well-known Broadway Shows and one movie.
Just sign up to dance as if you were in “Hamilton,” “Ghosts”, the musical that didn’t open on Broadway because of the pandemic, and “The Greatest Showman”—movie version.
No dancing experience needed! Just come and have fun.
Each Saturday is only $10/ adult, $5/student mid-school and below–pay at the door.
You’ll be in air-conditioning, but wear comfortable clothing and bring some old socks to wear if you don’t have jazz or ballet shoes as athletic shoes are hard to dance in.
Bring some water and your family members of dancing age, male and female.
Ashley Davidson, Playmaker director and choreographer, is choreographing the easy but fun routines and is the instructor.
In between the first two Broadway Saturdays is the summer camp for Mid- and HS students who are curious, brave, and want something different–the Immersive Theatre camp.
Learn all about this innovative type of theatre and create an event for Grove.
The camp begins with an introduction for parents and students late Sunday afternoon on July 11.
Then the creative activity takes place Monday- Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Saturday, July 17 is a wrap-up day when the students present to the parents and friends the event they have developed.
Sunday, July 18 is the first audition for the October musical, “Gretel”.
The cast can have both adults and young people, but most must sing. This first audition is singing only. No preparation needed, but
you might want a song that shows off your ability, just in case. Nancy Flowers is the musical director.
There will be a reading of the script the following week, date TBA, so that those auditioning can get familiar with the story and plot.
If you don’t want to be onstage, there are some very good creative people needed to help design the special effects.
It may seem that October is a long way from July 18, but remember that school starts three weeks later and the musical opens mid-October.
Rehearsals before school starts will be primarily work on the songs. Once school begins rehearsals will be scheduled with the cast and parents for the best weeknights and weekends–not everyone at each of these times.
The music is a folk/rock style.
Decisions for characters will take into account the person’s range and voice quality.
There will be choreographed movement in the play, but not a lot of dancing, per se.
Watch The Playmakers’ FB page—grove playmakers theatre, or, for more information and to register for any of the three programs, leave a message at 918 786 8950. A volunteer will return your call.