Musical Theater Program
Join us for our musical theater program this summer 2016.
Deadline is extended; we still have a few spaces left. We remain open until full.
If you daughter or son loves to act, loves to sing, or in general is a performing goof ball, this three week summer program may be for them.
Working from the success of our pilot project last summer, this summer we are offering again our three week, full day, summer program focused on musical theater. The program will be held in the wonderful Arts at the Armory and take place from July 5-22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Drop off begins at 8:30; pick up no later than 5:00 p.m.
Your child will shine on stage at the Armory in this exciting production of Space Pirates. This 50-minute, Winner of the 2015 Children's Musical Theatre Festival, NYC, production will bring your performer on an adventure in a through outer space as they portray the range of characters, both human and alien. Our imaginations can run wild as we create this extraterrestrial experience.
Space travel! Aliens! Pirates! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.
This program will have four staff and a maxium of 40 youth aged 8 to 13.
Lead staff is:
Rachel Leigh Roccoberton comes to Somerville from Eastern Connecticut where she has spent the past ten years working in the non-profit arts sector as an administrator, teacher, director, and choreographer. For the previous four summers, she coordinated a successful five-week children’s summer musical program, producing such hits as Singin’ in the Rain the Rain and Curtains. Rachel attended Muhlenberg College where she received a BA in Theatre and Dance. She annually works at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center as a Production Manager. More recently, she choreographed The Boy from Oz with Arlington Friends of the Drama. Her other full-time job is as Mommy to her fabulous 3 year old executive assistant.