Academy Mask Policy – Fall 2021
Any student under the age of 18 will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their camp/class. For any participant age 18+, masks are highly recommended and encouraged regardless of vaccination status.
This camp is for theatre lovers! Middle and High School students will learn and perform Elf the Musical after 2 months of rehearsals. Everyone who registers will have a role but there will be auditions for specific parts. This camp will be rehearsing and performing in our Historic Theatre.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.
This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.
Payment plans and Education Access Program discounts are available! Contact Adara Wright at [email protected] or (434) 515-2096 for payment plan options. Education Access Program discounts can be found here: https://academycenter.org/education-access-program. Each student registered will receive a total of 4 free comp tickets (subject to availability).
- Auditions: October 9 from 5:30 – 8:30
- Dates: Monday and Wednesday nights, Oct 18 – Dec 8 from 5:00-9:00pm
- Tech Week Rehearsals: Mon-Fri, Dec 13 – 17 from 5:00-9:00pm
- Shows: Dec 17th at 7:00pm, and Dec 18th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Instructor: Brooke Spencer
Brooke Spencer is a young theater teacher, director and stage manager from Forest, Virginia, who holds a Bachelor’s in Theater Arts Education and a Master’s in Educational Leadership. She spends most of her time working on theater contracts but when not in rehearsal, she is most likely hanging out with family or her sweet golden retriever puppy, Winnifred. Brooke has had the privilege of working on over 50 shows in Central Virginia, including many Alluvion Stage Company productions and several shows for The Academy Center for the Arts. This year, she is directing three productions at the Academy and recently she joined the faculty at New Covenant Schools where she teaches middle school theater.