Summer theatre camp coming

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WESTON >> If you're a high school student with a serious interest in musical theatre, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Broadway Theatre Camp is an opportunity not to be missed. A three-week intensive summer program beginning on Aug. 1, BTC is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study with Broadway pros, meet peers who share your interests, and see if you have what it takes to make it on Broadway.

Produced in collaboration with the Creative Arts Department at Burr and Burton Academy, and hosted at the school's Manchester campus, BTC runs in conjunction with Weston's MainStage production of Mamma Mia!. Students will work on material from the Broadway hit with Weston Playhouse choreographer Michael Raine, music director Larry Pressgrove, and director Tim Fort, as well as a core group of teachers made up of BBA drama director and Broadway veteran Jim Raposa, Claudia Shell-Raposa, and Kent Baker.

In a challenging yet supportive environment, campers will take their acting, singing, and dancing skills to the next level with unsurpassed individual and group instruction. In the third week, Jim Raposa will pull together the work of the various teachers and direct the finale performance: an afternoon performance of scenes and songs, on the set and under the lights of the Weston Playhouse MainStage production of Mamma Mia!.

Broadway Theatre Camp students will receive one complimentary ticket to the Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. performance of Mamma Mia!, where they'll be recognized for their three weeks of study. They can also purchase two additional tickets for the performance at a highly discounted rate.

Questions or enrollment information, contact Weston Education Director Piper Goodeve at 802-824-8167 x104, or visit westonplayhouse.org/education. The enrollment deadline June 15.


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