Friday, July 9, 2010

The kids are "OK!"

Counselor Dyan Flores is having a great summer teaching at the Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Each week, 40 kids memorize and then perform an entire Broadway Junior musical, choreography and all. Here’s Dyan's take on it:
The Light Opera Works Musical Theater Summer Workshop is a great program for both staff and students. The six staff members get exposed to five different musicals! And the campers learn all about different styles of musicals, some history, and lots of theater techniques, as well as learning to work as an ensemble. The campers who do more than one week learn even more!

Oklahoma! has grown on me. Before, I thought the musical was too light-hearted. Now I've discovered that it has serious themes while still having a pleasant, delightful score. And if Curly were a person in real life, I'd marry him!

The forty kids this week are real pros. They are managing to show off their acting, singing, and dancing skills despite the heat! They have had some challenging songs and dances thrown at them and they are handling it like pros! We're having a great time and it's going to be a wonderful show!
The kids were “OK” Saturday the 10th of July, at our Second Stage, 1420 Maple Street in Evanston (at The McGaw Children’s Center). There's a show every Saturday in July starting at 4 and running about half an hour—absolutely free. Afterwards, enjoy the bake sale provided to us by our friends at Rollin’ to Go and Whole Foods Evanston and drop into Prairie Moon, just one block over, for dinner.

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