FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Jenny Windstrup
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NEW ORLEANS (February 26, 2018)—Southern Rep Theatre is now accepting registrations for its annual lineup of summer musical theatre camps for young performers. The age-appropriate day camps take place at Loyola University, New Orleans in four distinct sessions. All camps culminate in final performances for campers’ families, friends, and the public.           

“We believe every young person is an artist,” says Helen Jaksch, Southern Rep Director of Arts Education, “so we don’t require any audition to enroll. All our camps focus on age-appropriate theatre skills building within a broader context of teaching confidence, creativity, and collaboration.”

Southern Rep Summer Camps run Monday – Friday for the duration of each session, with additional final performances. Aftercare is available for campers ages 4-12. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are also available for each session.

Registration is open now for all camps, but space is limited. Registration is available online at southernrep.com/plays/2018-summer-theatre-camps/ or through the box office at 504-522-6545 (Tuesday – Friday, 2 – 5 PM). Please direct scholarship inquiries to education@southernrep.com.

2018 Summer Camps run at Loyola University, New Orleans on the following schedule:

PETER PAN (Ages 4-7)
CAMP DATES:
June 6 – June 22, 9 AM – 2 PM, Mondays – Fridays
PERFORMANCES: Friday, June 22 at 6 PM, Saturday, June 23 at 6 PM, and Sunday, June 24 at 2 PM
LOCATION: Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
FEE: $450 per student (includes tuition, supplies, and 2 complimentary tickets to a final performance)
ADDITIONAL FEES: Families are responsible for providing costumes for their performers. Aftercare is available.
SYNOPSIS: For our youngest performers, we will be following the second star on the right and heading to Neverland. PETER PAN features music, multiple Peter Pans, and all the characters you love: Captain Hook, Wendy, The Crocodile, and more! This show is perfect for non-readers and early readers and is a great option for performers of all experience levels!

SNOW WHITE (Ages 4-7)
CAMP DATES: July 5 – July 20, 9 AM – 2 PM, Mondays – Fridays
PERFORMANCES: Friday, July 20 at 6 PM, Saturday, July 21 at 6 PM, and Sunday, July 24 at 2 PM
LOCATION: Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
FEE: $450 per student (includes tuition, supplies, and 2 complimentary tickets to a final performance)
ADDITIONAL FEES: Families are responsible for providing costumes for their performers. Aftercare is available.
SYNOPSIS: For our youngest performers, it’s off to work we go with Snow White and the seven dwarfs. SNOW WHITE features music, multiple Snow Whites, and all the characters you love: Doc, Sleepy, the Evil Witch, and more! This show is perfect for non-readers and early readers and is a great option for performers of all experience levels!

THE INTERNET IS DISTRACT—LOOK, A KITTEN! (Ages 8-12)
CAMP DATES: June 4 – June 29, 9 AM – 2 PM, Mondays – Fridays
FINAL PERFORMANCES: Friday, June 29 at 6 PM, Saturday, June 30 at 2 PM & 6 PM, and Sunday, July 1 at 2 PM
LOCATION: Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
FEE: $650 per student (includes tuition, supplies, and 2 complimentary tickets to a final performance)
ADDITIONAL FEES: Families are responsible for providing costumes for their performers. Aftercare is available.
SYNOPSIS: Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a few facts on the internet first. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micah’s schoolwork, or worse. Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? This high-octane comedy explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.

SHREK THE MUSICAL JR. (Ages 13-18)
CAMP DATES: July 9 – August 3, 9 AM – 3 PM, Mondays – Fridays
PERFORMANCES: Friday, August 3 at 7 PM, Saturday, August 4 at 2 PM & 7 PM, and Sunday, August 5 at 2 PM
LOCATION: Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
FEE: $650 per student (includes tuition, supplies, and 2 complimentary tickets to a final performance)
ADDITIONAL FEES: Families are responsible for providing costumes for their performers
SYNOPSIS: Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, SHREK JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

Southern Rep Theatre’s season programs are supported in part by grants from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal agency; and from a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans and administered by the Arts Council New Orleans. Arts education programming and scholarships are supported in part by the RosaMary Foundation, Cox, and Harrah’s New Orleans. Southern Rep is in residence at the Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance.

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