This camp for high schoolers features a three week comprehensive program for rising 9th graders – 18, designed to help youth learn the art and craft of theatre in a challenging and collaborative atmosphere. Students will participate in musical theatre classes in addition to rehearsing the show. 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 Academy of Music Theatre. **PLEASE NOTE: Every participant will be required to wear a mask at all times during rehearsals and performances. Clear masks will be provided for students for performances. Social distancing and all other current mandates will be followed.**
ABOUT THE SHOW: Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Payment plans and Education Access Program discounts are available! Contact Kelly Brammer at [email protected] or (434) 515-2086 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).
Shows: June 25 at 7pm, June 26 at 7pm, and June 27 at 2pm