The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts is now accepting enrollment for our 2011 summer camp to take place at East Hampton High School during the month of July. YPCCA is a non-profit theater arts camp devoted to bringing musical theater to students in the central Connecticut area.
The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts is also thrilled to announce our summer 2011 show, Rent : School Edition. The Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical Rent is based loosely on Puccini’s opera La Boheme. It follows a year in the lives of seven friends living in New York’s East Village. Rent : School Edition has been carefully crafted for young actors to perform. Music Theater International recommends this show for ages thirteen and over.
Mornings at the camp are devoted to workshops in a variety of artistic endeavors including Show Choir, Stage Combat, Comedy Improvisation and Shakespeare. Afternoons are spent rehearsing for our full-length musical production. This year we also plan to march in East Hampton’s Old Home Day parade for our third consecutive year. In 2009 YPCCA won an award for our float and performance!
Rent auditions will take place at the Goff House at 2 Barton Hill Road in East Hampton. Students age 11-13 will audition at 12:30 p.m. Students age 14 & 15 will audition at 1 p.m. and students 16 and over will audition at 2 p.m. We will have callbacks that afternoon, which means older students should be prepared to stay as late as 5 p.m. You do not need to bring a prepared vocal piece, but please be familiar with the show, as you will be asked to sing from it. If you do prepare a song, please make sure it is appropriate to the RENT sound, classic music-theater is discouraged.
YPCCA will take place Tuesday, July 5th through Sunday, July 31st, 2010. It is open to students entering grades six through freshman year of college and is located at East Hampton High School. Tuition for the four week program is $525.00 per student if you register by May 1st, 2011. We also offer two full and two partial scholarships each summer.
The staff of YPCCA is made up of professional actors and teachers from throughout Connecticut. Students and staff of the program have gone on to work and perform at such theaters as Long Wharf Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Hartford Stage and the Eugene O’Neil Theater.
For more information and a brochure, please call (860) 267-2911 or e-mail
Info@ypcca.org. Additional information about the camp and online registration is available at www.ypcca.org.
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