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SFA musical theatre, theatre camps scheduled

July 12, 2011 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Registrations are still open for three different theatre camps being offered through the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts during the first two weeks of August.

The Music Preparatory Division of the SFA School of Music will be offering "Bach to the Future" for second through sixth graders Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 5, and "Glee Camp" Monday, Aug. 8, through Friday, Aug. 12, for students who have completed sixth through 12th grades.

Both camps will be led by Nicole Stewart, director of the SFA Children's Chorus.

"Bach to the Future" will meet from 9 a.m. to noon each day in Room 125 of the Wright Music Building and will expose campers to the broad aspects of musical theatre.

"Students will be taken 'Bach' in time to tell the tale of Johann Sebastian Bach's successes, along with his many foibles and conflicts, through scenes featuring Bach's familiar music," Stewart said.

Students will make props, build sets and be the actors and singers in the musical, which will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Tuition is $75.

Participants in "Glee Camp," which will meet in the Wright Music Building from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8 through 11, will learn music from the hit television show "Glee" and popular musicals, as well as choreography for the various songs. The camp will culminate in a 7 p.m. performance on Friday, Aug. 12. Tuition is $100.

To register for either of the Music Preparatory Division camps, go to www.music.sfasu.edu/prep or call (936) 468-1291.

The third annual Junior Jack Camp, directed by SFA Assistant Professor of Theatre CC Conn and SFA theatre students pursuing their teaching certifications, will be held Monday through Friday, Aug. 1 through 12, at the Unity Church of Christianity, 2400 South St. in Nacogdoches.

Students entering third through sixth grades will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and those entering seventh through ninth grades will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. The two groups will each present a play during the end-of-camp performance the SFA Music Building on Saturday, Aug. 13. The time of the performance is not yet confirmed.

Tuition for Junior Jack Camp is free, thanks to a service learning grant from SFA and matching funds from the Unity Church of Christianity, explained Conn.

"We encourage parents to register as soon as possible since space is limited and the closing date is Monday, July 25," Conn added.

To register, go to www.juniorjacks.com or call Conn at (936) 468-1031.