FREDONIA - Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 season of Playground Drama Day Camp at the State University at Fredonia.
The annual program offers two sessions to better maximize each child's abilities and experiences. The first week is from Aug. 12-17 and is for children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be highlighted by the presentation of "High School Musical Jr." The second camp from August 19-24, is for children between the ages of 8 and 12 and is capped by Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Kids." Children 12 years of age are eligible to attend both camps.
Rehearsals are held each morning and are followed by a bag lunch brought from home. Afternoons feature a rotation of music, dance and technical theatre classes, along with fresh air, snacks and activities. All children become members of the Playground Players troupe and receive daily snacks, a free T-shirt and two tickets to the show.
The camp's pre-show drop-off of 8:30 a.m. and the Daily Showcase that runs 4:55-5:15 p.m. provide flexible drop-off and pick-up options.
Both camps conclude on their respective Saturdays, which are devoted to preparations for the Main Stage event on the Marvel Theatre stage. Technical rehearsal begins at 9 a.m. and is followed by a bag lunch brought from home. Technical and dress rehearsals start at 1 p.m. Doors for the production open at 3 p.m., with the show starting at 3:30 p.m.
Enrollment is limited. The cost for each camp is $250, which includes a $100 non-refundable deposit. Checks can be made payable to Venture Productions. A payment plan provides for a $100 non-refundable deposit, followed by the $150 balance due by Aug. 1.
Playground Drama Day Camp, directed by Ted Sharon, Fredonia theatre and dance professor, is produced in cooperation with the Rockefeller Arts Center and the Department of Theatre and Dance. To learn more or to obtain a registration form, call Sharon at 410-3597 or email Sharon@fredonia.edu.