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KIDS ON STAGE! Summer Program Openings Still Available

June 6, 2011

NBYT summer theater programs still have openings for ages 4 through 12. A one week program begins for ages 4-6 on June 27. Children ages 7-12 can choose two or four-week programs running in July.

NBYT will hold the program at Jefferson Elementary School on Horse Plain Road in New Britain near the Farmington border. Jefferson offers a large auditorium, a cafeteria for lunches (children should bring their own), and wide outdoor space including a playground for breaks. The location right off Route 84 is great for commuters too. All programs will be staffed by two experienced teaching artists with degrees in theater arts, plus a teaching assistant who is a theater major at CCSU. The program is capped at twenty children for ages 7-12, and twelve children for ages 4-6.

In NBYT’s Twisted Tales, children will “twist” or re-imagine classic stories and fairy tales to perform on stage.  Children will help to create scripts, costumes, props and sets for two to three short plays based on classic fairy tales or children’s stories. Some ideas we’ve had are Snow White and the Seven Ninjas or The Three Little Pigs in Space, but we hope children will come with many ideas of their own.

The summer program will be held in three sessions. A Junior Session for ages 4 through 6 begins on Monday, June 27, and runs through Friday, July 1. Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for this youngest group, and the cost is $100.00 per child. All children will be part of a “share day” performance held on stage for families and friends on the last day of the program.

In July, two sessions will be held for ages 7 through 12. Session One will meet weekdays from Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 15. Session Two will meet weekdays from Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 29. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for this age group. Children can register for two weeks or all four, and stories and activities will be different in each session. A final performance for families and friends will be held on the last day of each session. Cost for the program is $160.00 for Session One and $175 for Session Two (the difference because Session One won’t meet on Monday, July 4). For both sessions—all four weeks—the cost is only $300.

To reserve a space, or for more information, please call 860-515-8115.

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