StarPlayers gearing up for seasonThis summer marks the fifth year of StarPlayers Musical Theater Camp.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
This summer marks the fifth year of StarPlayers Musical Theater Camp.
StarPlayers was started by Jon and Karen Seashore, Woodbury High School theater directors, who saw a need in the Woodbury area for non-competitive performing arts opportunities for younger children.
The camp has been successful, doubling its enrollment in three years to more than 200 students each summer. A winter session was added for the first time this year.
StarPlayers is a camp for girls and boys in grades K-7 (2007-08 school year). Children participate in any of four week-long 2008 sessions (June 16-20, 23-27, and July 7-11, 21-25) exploring, rehearsing and performing scenes and songs from musical theatre.
Each session has identical content and concludes with an original show performed by campers on Friday for family and friends.
StarPlayers’ philosophy is that every child is a star. Every child who wants solo speaking or singing lines gets that opportunity in the Friday show.
Staff includes professional acting, vocal, dance and art instructors. College and high school students experienced in musical theatre serve as small group counselors.
Children learn while having fun with students in similar grades.
Additional take-home benefits include camper T-shirts, art projects and photo CDs showing the week’s activities.
The camp’s location is Guardian Angels Church, 8260 Hudson Blvd., Oakdale.
For further information or to register, visit the web site www.starplayerstheatre.com.