BREC's Independence Park Theatre Camps
MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE CAMP
Our campers have the exciting opportunity to produce a full-scale musical in just two weeks! Each session will lead its participants through auditioning, choreography, staging and music vocal rehearsals. Parents, family and friends are invited to the see the production on the last day of camp.
INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE & CULTURAL CENTER / 7800 INDEPENDENCE BLVD.
SESSION 1: DISNEY’S THE JUNGLE BOOK – KIDS
Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin' musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
Two-week camp session: June 5-June 9 / June 12-16
Ages: 7-10 / Performance June 16 / 6:30 p.m.
SESSION 2: SHREK THE MUSICAL – JUNIOR
Once upon a time, in a faraway swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
Two-week camp session: June 19-23 / June 26-30
Ages: 11-18 / Performance June 30 / 6:30 p.m.
PLAY PRODUCTION FOR KIDS CAMP
Every young actor’s chance to be a star! Students in this camp experience the entire play production process, from auditions and learning lines to dress rehearsals and performances. At the end of the program, participants present an all-kids-production. In this special program, students learn theatre skills and gain acting experience through hands-on participation in the production process. On with the show!
SESSION 3: THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES
Nothing is more important to the Emperor of Knoll than fashion and everyone in the kingdom knows it- including three cunning swindlers. The swindlers convince the Emperor that they can spin a secret fabric that is invisible to fools. The Emperor hires them to make him an outfit to wear to the royal parade. Meanwhile, the Emperor's youngest niece befriends a peasant boy who has dreams of becoming a great seamstress. When the Emperor finds himself in his underclothes at the royal parade, the peasant boy offers him a beautiful robe that he made from simple materials, stones and feathers. The Emperor loves it. He hires the young boy and his family as the new royal seamstresses.
Two-week camp session: July 10-14 / July 17-21
Ages: 7-10 / Performance July 2 / 6:30 p.m.
SESSION 4: I HATE SHAKESPEARE!
We hate Shakespeare! At least that's what the audience thinks until they get a rip-roaring rundown of Shakespeare's classics. With zombies, talking cows and an appearance by Jerry Springer, “I Hate Shakespeare!” is a hilarious and fast-paced introduction to Shakespeare – with a modern twist. Plus, someone gets a pie in the face.
Two-week camp session: July 24-28 / July 31-Aug. 4
Ages: 11-18 / Performance Aug. 4 / 6:30 p.m.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Special performance: 6:30 p.m. on last day of camp
$240 per session for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$288 per session for out-of-parish residents