Midcoast Actors’ Studio is currently accepting registrations for its 2017 youth summer musical theater camps, which will be held July 10-22 in Belfast. A junior and senior camp will be offered.
The junior camp is for ages 7-13 and will run one week only, July 10-14, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The campers will learn the building blocks of musical theater, as well as improv games, theater warm-ups, swimming and more. There will be a showcase to family and friends on the last day of camp. The price is $125.
The senior camp is for ages 13-17 and will run two weeks, July 10-22, also from 9:00-3:00. This camp will rehearse RENT: School Edition. There will be a mid-camp sleepover, and ending with 3 performances open to the public. The cost is $250.
The camp is run by Midcoast Actors’ Studio Artistic Director and Troy Howard Middle School theater teacher Jason Bannister.
“We had over 50 campers last summer with our production of Annie jr.,” says Bannister. “It was so successful that we decided to split into two camps and offer the appropriate programming to the age groups.” Bannister is very excited about directing RENT: School Edition with high schoolers. Working alongside Bannister is returning assistant director Sarah Berry and music teacher Anna-Marlies Hunter.