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July 2018

$110

Take the Stage

July 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am / Each Monday - Friday, until July 20.
Peggy Burruss Art Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: July 12
Ages: 4 - 7

Imagination, games, and neural connections. What do these all have in common? The Stage! As we play games and use our imaginations, children gain confidence, learn poise, experience joy, and make new friends! Oh, and have a GREAT time! At the conclusion of the week, children will perform 1 to 3 short plays and everyone is invited to join us for the performance. *Students must be potty trained to participate in this camp.

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January 2019

$60

Improv for Middle Schoolers

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Each Monday, until February 18.
Lippard Room, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: January 24
Ages: Middle School

INSTRUCTOR: Maddie Weigelt This class is a basic introduction to short and long form improv for middle schoolers. Through improv the students will learn how to be a team player, and find self-confidence by just having fun! No previous experience required. Whether interested in comedy, looking to break out of your shell, or just looking to have a good time, this class is for you! Students will focus on how to be a team player through basic improv games, they will do exercises to build character work, and will learn how to build on existing scenes. Join instructor Maddie Weigelt who has trained with Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles for this 4 week class!

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March 2019

$60

Improv for Middle Schoolers

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm / Each Monday, until April 1.
Studio A, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: March 8
Ages: Middle School

INSTRUCTOR: Maddie Weigelt This class is a basic introduction to short and long form improv for middle schoolers. Through improv the students will learn how to be a team player, and find self-confidence by just having fun! No previous experience required. Whether interested in comedy, looking to break out of your shell, or just looking to have a good time, this class is for you!  Students will focus on how to be a team player through basic improv games, they will do exercises to build character work, and will learn how to build on existing scenes. Join instructor Maddie Weigelt who has trained with Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles for this 4 week class!

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$100

Improv at JRDS!

March 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm / Each Thursday, until April 25.
James River Day School, 5039 Boonsboro Rd
Lynchburg, VA 24503 United States
Register By: March 11
Ages: Middle School

INSTRUCTOR: Maddie Weigelt This class is a basic introduction to short and long form improv for middle schoolers. Through improv the students will learn how to be a team player, and find self-confidence by just having fun! No previous experience required. Whether interested in comedy, looking to break out of your shell, or just looking to have a good time, this class is for you! Students will focus on how to be a team player through basic improv games, they will do exercises to build character work, and will learn how to build on existing scenes. Join instructor Maddie Weigelt who has trained with Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles for this 6 week class! *Only James River Day School students may apply.

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June 2019

$200

Broadway Bound

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm / Each Monday-Friday, until June 7.
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: May 30
Ages: High School & College Age Students

Instructor: Danielle Sue Jordan There’s no business like show business. How to be more than a triple threat! Join Broadway professional Danielle Sue Jordan in this week long intensive that focuses on the well-rounded actor.  We will work on Meisner acting techniques, two 16 bar cuts of your choice in both the Musical Theatre and Pop/Rock genre, dance – beginner through advance, audition techniques, the business of acting, and so much more! This class is for the actor who is ready to take their talents and turn them into a career. Today’s entertainment industry is more vibrant than ever with a plethora of performing opportunities that go far beyond Broadway and Television.  Danielle’s career has spanned over 20 years as an actor and she’s excited to share all the tips and secrets to creating a lasting and successful career for yourself. One of the keys to her longevity has been adaptability. In an ever changing and growing industry you must be ready to switch strengths, styles, and talents seamlessly.  Learn how to be confident in all genres– Acting, Singing, Dancing, Playing an instrument, Voice-overs, Improv, and more.  Most of the time it’s not about how well you do something but…

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$125

Yuki’s Journey

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm / Each Monday - Friday, until June 28.
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: June 19
Ages: 6-10

This camp is full! To be placed on the waiting list, please email Kelly at kposenauer@academycenter.org. __________________________________________________ Instructor: Nora Moore In this inspiring children’s production, young actors will experience introductory theatre skills by bringing author Joseph J. Krakora’s storybook, Yuki’s Journey, to life. Set during the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 in Japan, Yuki’s Journey is the story of a boy named Aki and his puppy, Yuki. After Yuki is given to Aki for his fifth birthday, in addition to a Japanese jacket and a big red box bull of animal masks, the two become separated when the tragic storm strikes. Determined to reunite with Aki, Yuki embarks on a journey to find the boy with the wise guidance of other animals along the way. Inspired by the spirit of the Japanese people, Yuki’s Journey is a heartfelt story sure to bring a message of hope, love, and perseverance to all audiences. Students will be assigned characters and given roles in this play to be performed on the last day of camp for family and friends.

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July 2019

$300

Disney’s The Lion King Jr.

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Each Monday - Friday, until July 20.
Historic Academy of Music Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: Before auditions
Ages: 12-14

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CAMP IS FULL! ______________________________________________________ This is a two week theater program for middle schoolers! At the end of 2 weeks, students present performances of a popular family musical. Everyone who participates in the camp will have a role but there will be auditions will be held for specific parts. This camp will be rehearsing and performing in our Historic Academy of Music Theatre. ______________________________________________________ ABOUT THE SHOW: Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, the African savannah comes to life on the Academy’s stage! Join Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. ______________________________________________________ Payment plans are available. Contact Kelly Posenauer at kposenauer@academycenter.org or (434) 528-3256 ext 304 for more information or payment plan options. Each student registered will receive a total of 2 free comp tickets (subject to availability).

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$275

Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr.

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm / Each Monday - Friday, until August 3.
Historic Academy of Music Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: Before Auditions
Ages: 8-12

THIS CAMP IS FULL! To be put on the waiting list, please contact Kelly at kposenauer@academycenter.org. ___________________________________________ Academy Children’s Theatre is a two-week long children’s theatre camp that begins with an open group audition and culminates in two public performances. Students ages 8 – 12 are cast in a popular family musical that you will love! Everyone who participates in the camp will have a role but there will be auditions will be held for specific parts. This camp will be rehearsing and performing in our Historic Academy of Music Theatre. ___________________________________________ Auditions are Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 – 11:30am. We will send audition information closer to auditions.  ______________________________________________________ ABOUT THE SHOW: Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. ___________________________________________ Payment plans are available. Contact Kelly…

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$225

A Wrinkle in Time

July 29 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm / Each Monday - Friday, until August 10.
Historic Academy of Music Theatre, 524 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: Before auditions
Ages: 12-18

THIS CAMP IS FULL! To be placed on the waiting list, please email Kelly at kposenauer@academycenter.org. ___________________________________________ The Academy is thrilled to debut this camp for theatre lovers! Middle and High School students will learn and perform a play (non-musical) after two weeks of rehearsals along with participating in various theatre classes. This camp will be performing in our Historic Academy of Music Theatre. ___________________________________________ Auditions are Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. We will send audition information closer to auditions.  ______________________________________________________ ABOUT THE SHOW: One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back — braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract. ___________________________________________ Payment plans are available. Contact Kelly Posenauer at kposenauer@academycenter.org or (434) 528-3256 ext 304 for more information or payment plan options. Each student registered will receive a total of 2 free comp tickets (subject to availability).

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August 2019

$200

Compass Creative Dramatics: The Jungle Book

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm / Each Monday - Friday, until August 9.
Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
Register By: August 3
Ages: 1st - 12th Grade

THIS CAMP IS FULL! To be put on the waiting list, please contact Kelly at kposenauer@academycenter.org. ______________________________________________ Students will go from auditions to performance in just five days with Compass Creative Dramatics, a Chicago-based touring theatre who will be hosting a week-long theatre residency at the Academy. Students in grades 1 – 12 will stretch their creativity and bravery muscles through daily rehearsals for Peter Pan. Students also perform alongside two professional actors during the week and will participate in acting classes from those directors in the afternoon! No acting experience necessary – just come ready to be silly and have fun! This camp will be rehearsing and performing in our Joy and Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre. ___________________________________________ ABOUT THE SHOW: An abandoned baby. A crew of cheeky monkeys. One menacing tiger determined to destroy the peace of the jungle. ​Join Mowgli, Baloo, Akela, and all of the jungle creatures as they race for survival against Shere Khan and his band of jackals! ___________________________________________ Payment plans are available. Contact Kelly Posenauer at kposenauer@academycenter.org or (434) 528-3256 ext 304 for more information or payment plan options. Each student registered will receive a total of 2 free comp tickets (subject to availability).

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