Sponsored by Friends of Union County Arts Center, Inc.
2014 Children's Stage Adventures
Summer Theatre Camp
** 2014 REGISTRATION **
ANDROCLES AND THE LION
Camp: Monday 8/25 - Friday 8/29
Performances: Friday 8/29 at 1PM & 7PM
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Early Bird: Register by June 30 and pay $175 per child per week.
Regular: Register on or after July 1 and pay $200 per child per week.
Join Union County PAC for one week of Summer Theatre Camp featuring Children's Stage Adventures;
providing local students with the opportunity to experience the unforgettable excitement of theatre.
This summer approximately 50 local students will be cast in an original
Children's Stage Adventures' musical production.
About Androcles and the Lion
A favorite Aesop's Fable comes to life on the stage in an original musical adaptation of "Androcles and The Lion". When Androcles, a slave, runs from his miserly masters his troubles begin to mount. Soon he comes face to face with a fierce lion in the forest. He is sure he has met his end. Fortunately a selfless act of kindness frees the lion from pain and gains Androcles a faithful, lifelong friend. Androcles is later captured and punished for his errors. In the exciting finale Androcles is unexpectedly reunited with his devoted lion friend and spared an unhappy ending.
Student roles include: Miserly Masters, Roman Subjects, Two lions, Young Androcles, Adult Androcles, Roman Soldiers, Slaves, King Caesar, Players and a group of field mice played by the youngest actors.
The original comic script and lyrics for "Androcles and the Lion" were written by Rob and Lorrie Gray and the play features an original musical score by Thomas R. Martin.
About UC PAC's Summer Theatre Camp featuring Children's Stage Adventures
Children's Stage Adventures offers your child the unique opportunity to particpate in a live musical production. The CSA team will arrive in town with everything it takes to put on a play. On Monday morning the team will hold an audition workshop at the Union County Performing Arts Center to cast pre-registered students to perform in a musical production. The audition will give CSA participants an opportunity to put their "best foot forward" and places more emphasis on spirit, attitude and participation than talent. Nothing needs to be prepared for this workshop.
The show is rehearsed throughout the week. Rehearsals will be conducted from 10am until 3pm everyday of the week prior to performances. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week, and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals for their role. A detailed schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of auditions.
At the end of the week, as if by magic, a high-quality musical production of this classic tale is performed by approximately 50 local students; complete with professionally designed scenery and costumes, props and makeup, and sound and lighting equipment. Performances will be held on the Friday 1PM and 7PM. Tickets for the performances will be available for purchase throughout the week of camp.
This program is appropriate for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades (ages 5 through 15). Pre-registration is required.
Parents and teachers are always amazed at what their children are capable of!
For program questions please contact the UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-8226 during regular Box Office hours.