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Summer Theatre Workshop

Announcing Wagon Wheel Jr’s

2014 Summer Youth Camps

Frozen Creative Play:Grades K-2 led by Dannielle Robertson

REGISTRATION HAS ENDED FOR FROZEN CREATIVE PLAY

Even though the weather is lovely now, the children will ‘want to build a snowman’ during this three day exploration of acting, singing, art and games that will be set in the magical world of the award winning story, Frozen.

Each day will bring new delight as they learn a song, make masks and wands, make believe and make it happen. And who knows if that snowman they build will come to life and lead them in a song by the last day? Anything is possible at The Wagon Wheel Theatre this summer. Join the fun, join the music, and let your child make the magic!

What:  A 3-day camp filled with creative play

When:    June 18-20 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Where:    The Wagon Wheel Theatre Lobby

  2517 E. Center St.

  Warsaw, IN  46850

  (574) 267- 8041

  wagonwheeltheatre.org

Who:  Young actors who have finished grades K-2 are welcome

Cost:    $100

SummerPlay:Grades 3-5 led by Dannielle Robertson

REGISTRATION HAS ENDED FOR SUMMER PLAY WORKSHOP


Is it an earthquake? Is it rolling thunder? No, it’s only a giant, roaming the countryside trying to find a place to nap. The alarmed villagers hire the teeniest, most unsuspecting heroes one has ever known. This charmingly funny tale is told with an ensemble cast and an array of props on stage the last day of camp.

Campers will adopt an actor to have lunch with, build props and costume pieces, work with puppets, and generally have a grand time. Add to this ‘a spoonful of sugar’ for the matinee production of Mary Poppins on Thursday! A sleepy giant and a flying nanny, what could be more fun?

What:  A 5-day camp that will culminate in a performance showcasing the talents of the students.

When:    June 9-13 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Students should bring a sack lunch.  Performance will be held on the Wagon Wheel stage at 12:00pm Friday, June 13th

Where:    The Wagon Wheel Theatre Lobby

  2517 E. Center St.

  Warsaw, IN  46850

  (574) 267- 8041

  wagonwheeltheatre.org

Who:  Young actors who have finished Grades 3- 5 are welcome. An ability to read at grade level is essential, as memorization of lines will be expected.

Cost:    $150, which includes admission to Mary Poppins on Thursday, June 12th

Theatre Workshop: Grades 6-7 led by Kira Lace Hawkins

Led by Wagon Wheel actor Kira Lace Hawkins with help from Wagon Wheel actor and director Andy Robinson, this camp is designed to challenge middle school students to further develop their acting skills.  Over the course of 5 days, students will develop an exciting theatrical piece to perform for family and friends at the culmination of the camp. 

What:  5-day camp that will culminate in a production showcasing the talents of the students

When:    June 23-27 from 11:00am to 3:00pm (except for Thursday, which will be held from 9am to 1pm).  Students should bring a sack lunch.  Performance will be held at 2:00pm Friday, June 27th

Where:    The Wagon Wheel Theatre

  2517 E. Center St.

  Warsaw, IN  46850

  (574) 267- 8041

  wagonwheeltheatre.org

Who:  Young actors who have finished grades 6-7 are welcome

Cost:    $150

Musical Theater Workshop: Grades 8-12 led by Kira Lace Hawkins

Now in its 10th year of producing the highest quality student productions on our very own Wagon Wheel stage, the camp that brought to life such amazing shows as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bye Bye Birdie, Once on this IslandHow to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingInto the WoodsHONK!, and last year’s The Pirates of Penzance is back with the Cole Porter classic, Kiss Me, Kate! Aimed at giving students a professional theater experience, this eleven-day, fast-paced workshop will bring students from rehearsal to curtain in a week and a half.  Directed by Kira Lace Hawkins with help from our professional company and Wagon Wheel actor and director Andy Robinson.

What:    11-day camp that culminates in a fully realized production of Kiss Me, Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack.

When:  July 2-12 from 9:30am to 4:30pm.  Students should bring a sack lunch and snacks.  Performance will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, July 12th

Where:    The Wagon Wheel Theatre

  2517 E. Center St.

  Warsaw, IN  46850

  (574) 267- 8041

  wagonwheeltheatre.org

Who:  Young actors who have finished grades 8-12 are welcome

Cost:    $250, which includes admission to Gypsy on Thursday, July 10th

How do I sign up?  Please call the Wagon Wheel Box Office at 574-267-8041, toll free at 866-823-2318, or email Jamie Dillon at jamie@wagonwheeltheatre.org for more information. 

Payment is due upon registration.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships are available for all programs.  Wagon Wheel Theatre believes that every child should have an opportunity to experience live theatre first-hand regardless of ability to pay.  To request consideration for a scholarship, please send an email to Jamie Dillon with information about your child’s experience level and your financial need. 

Our Professional Teaching Staff:

Danielle Robertson is a living history museum of Theatre, Television, and Film work.  In television, she has worked with Dean Martin, Carol Burnett, Laugh-In, appeared on “The Hollywood Palace Show,” and was a regular for on “The Beverly Hillbillies” as Helen Thompson.  Her film credits include My Fair LadyPaint Your WagonThoroughly Modern MillieOliver, and others.  She was also Amy on the national tour of Stephen Sondheim’s Company.  Danielle—though an accomplished director, scenic designer, props and costume builder, and actress—is really a teacher at heart. During the school year she teaches acting classes for children at The Connection in Warsaw. She holds a PhD from University of California (Irvine) and has taught for over 30 years at all levels, from grade school to college.

Kira Lace Hawkins studied music and theater at St. Olaf College, and holds an MFA in Acting from Penn State University.  Kira has experience teaching at the middle school, high school, and college levels, most recently teaching acting at her alma mater St. Olaf College. This will be Kira’s fifth summer working with the Wagon Wheel Youth Theatre Programs.  Previous acting credits at the Wheel include Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!, Paulette in Legally Blonde, and Glinda in The Wizard of Oz.  You’ll see her back on stage this summer as the flying nanny, Mary Poppins.

Andy Robinson directed the Wagon Wheel Youth Theatre Programs for ten years. He holds a Masters from NYU in Educational Theatre and has taught theatre to grades 1-12 for over fifteen years in both New York City and Chicago.  He is currently Chair of the Department of Musical Theatre at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.  A long time Wagon Wheel actor, his favorite roles include the 2nd Gangster in Kiss Me, Kate, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz.  Along with Ben Dicke, he directed Brighton Beach MemoirsThe Importance of Being Earnest, and Blithe Spirit on the Wagon Wheel main-stage.