Genesius SPOTLIGHT SUMMER THEATRE CAMP
Music by Tom Snow / Lyrics by Dean Pitchford / Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie / Based on the
original screenplay by Dean Pitchford / Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
Footloose celebrates the exhilaration of youth, the wisdom of listening to one another, and the power of forgiveness. A one-hour version of the explosive musical specially designed for young performers!
IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS under the GRAND PAVILION at THE READING LIEDERKRANZ near Stokesay Castle just off Spook Lane.
July 5 thru 9 * July 12 thru 16 * July 19 thru 23 * July 26 thru July 30
Getting to Know FOOTLOOSE PERFORMANCES – July 30, 31, August 1,
ALL CDC COVID-19 SAFE PRACTICES FOLLOWED
A. YOUR CHILD DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN FOOTLOOSE TO TAKE PART IN THE CAMP.
B. YOUR CHILD ALSO DOES NOT HAVE TO ATTEND ALL 4 WEEKS OF THE CAMP TO BE IN THE ENSEMBLE OF THE SHOW. YOUR CHILD CAN ATTEND ONLY ONE WEEK AND STILL BE IN THE PRODUCTION.
C. THE MORE WEEKS YOUR CHILD ATTENDS, THE MORE PORTIONS OF THE OF THE SHOW THEY WILL GET TO TAKE PART IN.
D. ALL AGES FROM 6 TO 15 YEARS OLD ARE WELCOME TO BE IN FOOTLOOSE, BUT ONLY 11 THROUGH 15 YEAR OLDS MAY AUDITION FOR A LEAD/SUPPORTING ROLE.
In addition to presenting the youth version of “Footloose” we will still do all the fun things we have done at camp for the past several seasons!
Spotlight Summer Theatre Camp
Your campers will be off on a “Great Adventure” when they take part in this fantastical theater camp specifically designed for young actors. Their big imaginations will run rampant as this program features a mix of creative and fun activities ranging from movement, singing, visual arts, & theatre games. Each camper gets a “Larger-Than-Life” theatrical opportunity while learning the fundamentals of stagecraft – 101 – No Experience Necessary – Just a willingness to have FUNNNNNNNNN !!!
HOW IT WORKS
We will run the CAMP for 4 Full Weeks – Monday through Friday – 10 AM to 3 PM. Through the week we play theater games and learn basic acting fundamentals. We will also rehearse the youth version of Getting to Know FOOTLOOSE the musical, to be performed the final weekend of the camp. This will be a ticketed event. Even if you are unable to take part in FOOTLOOSE, you will still get to learn some of the songs and choreography we will be doing for the show.
We will continue to also present the WEEKLY FREE CABARET SHOW for family and friends on Friday’s at 1:00 PM, EXCEPT for the 4th and final week of the camp, which is the FOOTLOOSE presentation.
There are NO REFUNDS.
Money Tight??? – GENESIUS may be able to offer a few half, and or full, camp scholarships to families in need. More information on this in the future. (***This program is subject to sponsorship support or a fundraising event.)
GUIDELINES FOR AUDITIONING
FOR LEAD OR SUPPORTING ROLES
Weeks of camp your child MUST ATTEND for a LEAD or SUPPORTING ROLE
If your child wants to audition for a LEAD/SUPPORTING ROLE, and receives a role, we prefer they attend ALL FOUR WEEKS of THE CAMP, but THREE WEEKS is acceptable. Any arrangement of the THREE WEEKS is possible, however it’s MANDATORY they attend THE FINAL WEEK (Tech/Dress Rehearsals – July 26, through 30) of the camp to have a leading or supporting role.
3 WEEK ATTENDANCE EXAMPLES –
They can attend…
A. WEEK # 1, WEEK # 2 – TAKE OFF – WEEK # 3 – come back for WEEK #4
B. WEEK #1, – TAKE OFF – WEEK # 2 – come back for WEEK #3 & WEEK #4
C. TAKE OFF – WEEK # 1 – start WEEK #2, WEEK #3 & WEEK #4.
D. OR ATTEND ALL 4 WEEKS
PLUS PERFORMANCES – July 30, 31, August 1 – 7:30 PM Performances. (may add additional performances that weekend)
A. If you receive a LEAD or SUPPORTING role, please note that you may have additional evening or weekend rehearsals.
B. If you have a role or are in the ensemble of FOOTLOOSE you are required to be at DRESS/TECH REHEARSALS on the Wednesday/Thursday before the PERFORMANCE WEEKEND. You will be needed during the day at the camp and in the evening.
C. If you only paid for one or two weeks of camp you don’t have to pay for the final two days of Dress/Tech Camp Rehearsal, unless you are actually attending that final week of camp.
D. YOU MUST BE AT ALL PERFORMANCES
Auditions for the Getting to Know You Version of Footloose will be held at Genesius Theatre on June 5 from 11- 2. You will be given an audition appointment and will receive instructions and audition sides and songs once the form has been received. Auditions will be held in 10 minute time slots. Any questions can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Sperat, Becka Malanios, & Larry Fecho, along with the TEEN INTERN STAFF, will be back once again creating the fun at the camp. IT WILL BE A BLAST!
The excellent creative team of last year’s youth show hit “Legally Blonde, Jr.” – Dara Himes (director), Jennifer Parker Scott (music director), and Jericho Joy (choreographer) are back to present and produce the Getting to Know FOOTLOOSE production in tandem with the Camp Staff!
WEEKLY FRIDAY CABARET SHOW – FREE TO FAMILY & FRIENDS!
TICKET FOR “GETTING TO KNOW FOOTLOOSE”
$20 – adults
$15 – students – college age and under.
***Tickets will be available for purchase on the Genesius website sometime this summer!
FOOTLOOSE – THREE PERFORMANCES –
July 30, 31 & August 1, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 7:30 PM. (Performances that weekend might be added.)
Will there be a health check in the morning before being allowed at camp? Temperature taken, etc?
The Genesius Camp Staff will take a forehead temperature reading every morning at sign-in. Camp Staff will also ask pertinent Covid health related questions. We emphasize if your child is feeling ill, in any form, they should stay home.
Will masks be worn at the camp?
Currently, the answer isYES! Camp staff and campers will wear masks. As restrictions are loosened, and or tightened, will then decide what protocols we will follow. Ideally, we would not like to have masks on the campers when they perform, but that again, depends on where we are with the pandemic by July.
Will there be hand sanitizers and hand washing facilities available?
Will the area be kept clean and sanitized?
Tables, props and surfaces will be cleaned regularly. The Reading Liederkranz will also have restrooms cleaned and sanitized.
Is lunch or snacks provided?
Lunch, snacks, drinks ARE NOT provided. You will need to provide for your child.
How and when is payment due?
Payment is due in advance for each week of camp. You can either pay in full for all weeks or break it up over the four weeks depending on your child’s attendance at the camp.
You can pay cash, check, or credit card (on our website – credit card fees apply)