Theater 101: 3B Productions to host Kids’ Musical Theatre CampWritten by Morgan Delp | | firstname.lastname@example.org
From June 18-22, children entering grades two through eight will have the opportunity to experience musical theater by participating in a week-long camp and showcase performance.
3B Productions is hosting its second annual Kids’ Musical Theatre Camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all week with a showcase on June 22 at 7 p.m. The cost to participate is $50 and the camp will take place at Garden Park Christian Church in Monclova.
Last year, 39 kids participated in the camp, said Beckie Heck, producer and business manager for the 7-year-old theater company.
“We are expecting and hoping for more than the 39 of last year,” Heck said. “We taught three numbers last year, so if we get more kids we will do more numbers. You can only learn so much in five days, so we don’t want to overwhelm them but still make sure that all get to showcase their skills.”
Heck said that this year, in addition to more participants, 3B hopes to add a craft aspect to the week’s activities.
“We’re going to make animal masks and talk about puppetry and about how original Greek theater started with masks, and possibly do a dance number that uses masks,” Heck said.
Last year, participants learned theater terms and the importance of stage makeup while learning and practicing their routines for the showcase performance, which is open to the public. Heck said she hopes that Springfield High School graduate and “Cats” star Melissa Grohowski will return this year to teach the kids about auditioning and performing in a professional setting.
“We haven’t firmed up for sure [this year’s songs]; we’re still picking around,” Heck said. “My daughter Stephanie (who helps lead the camp) has been coming up with song ideas. … We are trying to pick ones that are more kid appropriate, like from ‘Mary Poppins’.”
The registration deadline is June 15. Registration forms and additional information are available at www.