Venice, FL May 2, 2016 - On-line registration is open for Venice Theatre's summer adult classes and TheatreFest '16, the popular annual children's theatre camp. There are five camp sessions and a variety of adult classes being offered. In each session the students will learn about what it takes to put on a show and see how a theatre runs.
Four TheatreFest sessions for students going into first through 12th grades are being offered this summer. For those who have completed second grade through teens, there are two three-week morning sessions (best suited for beginners) and one five-week afternoon session (best suited for more experienced students). The first morning session begins on June 6, 2016. The second morning session begins on June 27, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. - noon. Both morning sessions will end with a musical theatre studio production on the MainStage. The five-week afternoon session begins June 6, 2016 and runs from 1 - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. This camp session culminates into a fully mounted ticketed production that will be held on VT's MainStage. Instructors include Becky Holahan, Michael Perez, Gary Seddon, Jan Wallace, Gary Thornsberry, Peter Madpak and Cathleen McClendon.
Additional offerings include TheatreFest (grades 1 - 2) for children who have completed kindergarten and/or first grade. Children rotate daily between singing, dancing, creative dramatics and technical theatre classes. This two-week afternoon session begins July 18, 2016 and runs from 1 - 4 p.m. Instructors include Cathy Baudrit-Noeth, Gladys Varga and Amy Blake.
For grades 3 - 7, there is a one-day workshop and an eight-week special ballet and tap class to get ready for
Billy Elliot auditions coming this fall.
Adult offerings are for men and women 18 years and older. "It's a Jolly Holiday with Charlie" tap classes offer both beginning and intermediate levels of tap instruction with Charles Logan. Both sessions start on June 21, 2016 Other adult class offerings beginning mid June include, "Bring the Bard to Life! Shakespearian Monologues" with Ashley Strand, "Serious Scene Study 2" and "Shurtleff Applied" with acclaimed director Peter Ivanov, and "A Complt History of Msicl Thrtr: Abridged" with instructor Kristofer Geddie. For the first time, a summer session of Creative Dramatics for Adults with Developmental Challenges is being offered. Gladys Varga is the instructor, and class begins June 18 at 10 a.m.
All classes are at the theatre. Pre-registration and a non-refundable payment in full is required. Scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. Brochures are available at the box office, at www.venicestage.com or and in the Education and Outreach department office. For further information, call Venice Theatre's Director of Education and Outreach, Sandy Davisson or the Assistant Director, Cara Herman at 486-8679.