SUMMER THEATRE ARTS 2017
Emphasis on Professionalism, Versatility, Development, Training, Performance, Success and Fun
Excellence in art changes lives ~ Empowered young people create artistic excellence
Our mission is to provide a nurturing and challenging educational environment through the completion of a musical production/revue. We strive to provide a high-quality and diverse experience in all areas of the performing arts. In this light, it is our goal to foster an appreciation, understanding, and love of the performing arts with a clear intent to touch the heart, engage the mind, and transform lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for the young people in our program.
FOUR AWESOME SESSIONS, FOUR UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES
SESSION 1 – BROADWAY THEME MASTER CLASSES
1 Week Only – Grades 4-10 – Pick your day or the week
June 26 – 30, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm
Tuition: 1 Day $60 – 4 Day Week $240 (no class July 4)
Spend the day exploring some of your favorite current Broadway shows. Each day will feature a special guest who might teach a dance combination, play theatre games, or give you a personal coaching! Come for one day or stay for the week!
SESSION 2 – MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE
1 Week Only – Grades 2 – 6
July 3 – 7, 2017 – 9:00am-3:00pm
Tuition: 1 Week $300
Join us for a week of musical theatre training! Each camper will work on two 32-bar audition cuts, two contrasting monologues, and two-three different dance combinations while learning key skills throughout the week. The Intensive will conclude with a Showcase with (hopefully) a casting director, agency, and/or theatre director for camper exposure!
SESSION 3 – BROADWAY MUSICAL REVUE
2 Week Session – Grades 2 – 6
July 10 – 21, 2017 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 2 Weeks – $575 (Before and After care available)
Pay in full by April 15, 2017 – $25 discount
Create, Explore, and Play! Campers get their hand in learning all the necessary skills that every musical theatre performer needs while creating a brand new Broadway Musical Revue! We’ll write our own scenes, sing popular songs, and dance to Broadway’s biggest hits!
SESSION 4 – JR. MUSICAL PRODUCTION
3 Week Session – Grades 2 – 6
July 24 – August 11, 2017 – 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuition: 3 Weeks – $850 – (Before and After care available)
Pay in full by April 15, 2017 – $50 discount
DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR. – Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.
It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.
Disney’s High School Musical JR. is a great way to involve your school’s student athletes. The show’s large cast size can easily be expanded to accommodate students in many grade levels.
Registration discounts will be applied if tuition is paid in full by April 15, 2017. Tuition for Sessions 1 & 2 should be paid in full no later than June 24, 2017. Tuition for Sessions 3 & 4 should be paid in full no later than July 7, 2017.
TEEN INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
SESSION 1 – BROADWAY MUSICAL REVUE
July 3 – 21, 2017 @ Franklin High School
Directed by Terri Seggio
SESSION 2 – BROADWAY MUSICAL REVUE
July 24 – August 10, 2017 @ Franklin High School
Directed by Kiera Radvanski
Tuition: 3 weeks – $775 per session
Pay in full by April 15, 2017 – $50 discount
No before or after care available for teens
Our Teen Performance Workshops offers cast members the opportunity to work, rehearse and create as a performance ensemble. There will be two three-week sessions on the dates above. The cast will meet daily to explore the many facets of theater, music and dance as they prepare for a musical performance to be staged on the Villagers Main Stage.
Under the direction of our artistic staff, cast members will be dancing, singing and acting each day working towards a musical revue at the end of the three-week session. We will explore many show musical numbers this season, and students will be performing scenes and songs from these shows. This format allows everyone an opportunity to shine on stage and enjoy the limelight!
East cast member will have an opportunity to take private or semi-private voice lessons, as well as monologue coaching. Students will learn basic theater and more advance dance combinations, learn how to maximize the short period of time you have at an audition and, for old cast members, who see musical theater as a possible profession . . . What does the college audition process look like and what is the business life?
Each session will end with a performance on the final Thursday of the session. Sessions 1 tuition should be paid in full no later than June 30, 2017. Sessions 2 tuition should be paid in full no later than July 21, 2017.
SUMMER THEATRE ARTS STAFF
COREY RUBEL (Director, Villagers Summer Theatre Arts) is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in English and Theatre, as well as a Masters in Theatre Education from NYU. He is a Lower and Middle School Drama Teacher at Rye Country Day School as well as directs many productions throughout the New York and New Jersey area. Corey is the Program Director of all Villagers Theatre Arts programs including Summer Theatre Arts, Miniature Musical Makes, Villagers Teen Ensemble and TeensVill. He has worked as a teaching artist at George Street Playhouse and Papermill Playhouse, was involved with the Broadway Artists Alliance, and served as a Papermill Rising Star Evaluator. Theatre is his passion and he looks for every reason to engage himself with shows, teaching the craft and becoming more educated himself.
TERRI SEGGIO (Director, Teen Performance Workshop Session 1) has been a teacher, director, and choreographer for over 25 years. She taught 5th and 6th grade for the N.Y.C. public school system for 13 years and has been teaching in Franklin Township for the past 15 years. She has directed and choreographed for both school systems. Mrs. Seggio is presently teaching 6th grade Literacy and is the director of the Musical Theatre program at Sampson G. Smith School, where she started the S.G.S players 10 years ago. Prior to Sampson, she directed at Franklin Park School and Conerly Road School. For 18 years, she directed and choreographed children’s theater productions for the Staten Island Children’s Theatre Performing Arts Company in Staten Island. Mrs. Seggio is proud of the over 39 shows she has directed and choreographed in her career. Some of her favorites include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Seussical, Aladdin, The Music Man, The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. Mrs. Seggio believes “All children should experience a standing ovation in their life” and strives to bring her passion for theatre to the children she is lucky enough to teach!
KIERA RADVANSKI (Director, Teen Performance Workshop 2) is a recent graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University with a BM in Music Education. Kiera has been involved with the Villagers Theatre since she was 10, participating in the Villagers Summer Theatre Arts Camp. In recent years she has been seen on stage in Rent and Spring Awakening. Three summers ago she joined our staff for the teen camp and as assistant musical director for our TeensVill productions. She looks forward to sharing her passion of music and theatre with your teens again this summer!
DAVID REGNER (Music Director, Li’l Villagers and Apprentice Workshop) is currently a band director at Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, NY. Previously, David earned his masters degree in conducting from Northwestern University. Originally from NJ, David attended Rutgers University where he studied music education, and it was in this time that David began music directing shows. David joined the Villagers team in the fall of 2010 as the music director of their MMM program. Villagers credits include: Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening, 42nd Street, All Shook Up, Pippin, and Seussical, Jr.
ERIN RADVANSKI (Asst. Music Director, Li’l Villagers and Apprentice Workshop) is a recent graduate at the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in voice. From Somerset, New Jersey, Erin has studied voice for the last 8 years with Betty DeMonic, Timothy Walton, Dr. Linda Snyder, and Dr. Ryu-Kyung Kim. Erin has continued to be involved in many theatrical productions throughout her life, acting as a performer, assistant musical director and stage manager. Erin grew up at the Villagers Theatre, spending many summers in the Summer Theatre Arts Program as a camper. This will now be Erin’s 3rd season working along side the Villagers Summer Theatre Arts Program Staff as a Counselor/Assistant Musical Director. Erin has also been a part of the TeensVil production staff for the last 3 summers working as the Assistant Musical Director and soundboard operator. While at UD, she was involved in vocal and instrumental ensembles including the University Chorale where she had the opportunity to tour Austria and Germany in Summer 2013, as well as sing with the Dayton Bach Society this past October. She also had the opportunity to debut in her first opera, Hansel and Gretel, this past fall where she played the pants-role of Hansel. She was a part of the University of Dayton’s Theatre Program production of Bare: A Pop Opera in March 2013. Erin is looking forward to another summer with her wonderful Villagers Theatre family and talented campers!