Education

Broadway at the Crown! Theater Camp

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Perform on the same stage as the Broadway cast of Rock of Ages, Cats, Chicago, Hairspray, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, and more…! 

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Acting Performance Camps for students age 8-16 offer an exciting experience focused on acting, choreography, music and script work. Campers rotate to an acting, movement and music class each day. Students rehearse with their classmates throughout the week culminating with a performance of FAME JR. for family and friends. All instructors are first-aid certified and fully background checked. Campers will be selected through an application process.

Camp dates:

July 8-12 and 15-19 Monday-Friday 9:30 am-3:30 pm.

Performances:

Friday night the 19th and Saturday night the 20th.

About the Play

From the hit motion pictures, television series, and international stage success, FAME is nothing short of a global phenomenon.

Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME JR. is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

(Adapted from mtishows.com)

Camp Instructors

Robyne Parrish, Camp Director, is the Artistic Director, Gilbert Theater, Co-Director Education. Parrish relocated to the Charlotte/Fayetteville area from NYC where she worked as Director, Actor and teaching artist. Ms. Parrish has a long history of education in the arts, from camps in Upstate NY to after-school programs in Harlem. While living in NYC for over ten years, she worked in the Broadway, off and off-off Broadway scene, regionally and in national tours. Parrish has an extensive resume of film and television work and is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA (www.RobyneParrish.com). Parrish splits her time between Fayetteville as the new Artistic Director of the Gilbert and Charlotte NC where she teaches the Ensemble program, Stanislavski and Mask at the School of Theatre Training at Charlotte Children’s Theatre.

Cameron Wade, Director of FAME JR./Choreographer and Teaching Artist. Cameron’s experience in the classroom ranges from teaching children ages 5 to 18 as an acting, dance, and voice instructor in studios, traditional classrooms in both private and public institutions as well as guest artist, faculty and clinician positions for various camps, workshops and master classes. She has taught at Children’s Theatre Charlotte for over five years in Acting, Dance, and Improv. As a performer, she received training in Elon University’s B.F.A. Music Theatre program and has been blessed with a career which has taken her to 48 states before bringing her back home to North Carolina to pursue her heart’s true love in Theatre Arts Education.

Jonathan Hadley, guest instructor straight from Broadway! Jonathan is currently on tour with Jersey Boys; other Broadway credits include A Class ActWhite ChristmasJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatInto the Woods,Fiddler on the Roof, and Forbidden Broadway. He has taught acting to children and adults in New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, and more.

 

Crown Production Company

The Crown brings its own dedicated production staff to the camp, giving participants the unique opportunity of performing with the same professional light and sound equipment that is used for international concert tours and touring Broadway productions.

Special Guest Appearances By…

Broadway at the Crown will welcome several guest instructors who will conduct intensive workshops during the camp.

The Gilbert Theater is a semi-professional, community-oriented theatre company and conservatory serving Fayetteville, North Carolina, and the surrounding area.

The mission of the Gilbert Theater is to produce creative, innovative plays and events to stir audiences and students of its conservatory to explore and contemplate the human condition through the talents of local artists.

The Crown Center comprises five unique venues, ranging from the most intimate of performance spaces to the 10,000+/- seat coliseum that recently hosted the international tour of Cirque de Soleil’s Quidam. Our renovated 4,500-seat arena and our 2,400-seat theatre have served as the stage for concerts and comedy shows by top-name entertainers. The Crown Center regularly hosts nationally touring Broadway shows; the hit sold-out show Rock of Ages graced our stage in February, 2012. We should not forget that the legendary Elvis Presley performed several times at the Crown Center; he passed away before his final scheduled date.

With these exceptional facilities, our 60,000-square-foot Exposition Center, and our Ballroom space, we have a tradition of excellent entertainment, amusement and special events. We hope you’ll join us this summer to become part of this tradition!

Apply for Broadway at the Crown! Theater Camp by clicking here!

Accepted? Pay for camp here!

Questions? Contact education@gilberttheater.com or (910) 678-7186.