TWO-WEEK PERFORMANCE CAMP
FOR GRADES 6th-12th
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back! This youth version of the hit Broadway musical looks at what happens to the Addams family when the somber and morbid Wednesday Addams falls in love with a “normal” man. Can they keep it all together when the two families meet? A dark musical comedy filled with great roles is bound to make for a fun performance experience! All students enrolled will have a speaking role—some large and some small. All students will also sing in the chorus and some will have solos. Auditions will be held the first day and the casting will be determined then.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the possibility of increased spreading through vocal music, The Coterie Theatre has made the decision to take The Addams Family performance camp, in its entirety, to the virtual space. We intend to make this cutting-edge experience fully immersive for the participating students. It is our intent not only to keep students and families safe, but also to give students the experience of a fully produced ”Zoom-sical”! Rehearsals will be virtual and live with the director, cast, and accompanist. The performance will be recorded and shared with family members.
- July 6-17: 8:30am-3:30pm (CDT) – Pembroke; Register at pembrokehill.org
Austin Meyer received his MA in actor training and coaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and his BA in drama from the University of Michigan. He has taught and coached actors at the University of Michigan (Flint, Ann Arbor), Arts Educational School of Acting (London), Rose Bruford College (London), Acting Coach Scotland (Glasgow), and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His passion is in teaching and learning from actors of all ages, and helping to facilitate them to achieve their dreams.
- Led by staff of trained, professional teaching artists
- Designed to engage students intellectually, emotionally, and physically
- No larger than 10 students for grades K-2 & 3-5, and 12 students for grades 4-6 and above, allowing teaching artists to see and respond to every student and encourage active participation
- Use process-based lesson plans which focus on the growth of each student individually and establish a foundation critical for all future training
- Inspire students of all ages to express themselves, occupy their imaginations, and help add structure and positivity to their week
- Challenge older students to hone their acting talents with instruction and attention from a theatre professional working in the field
- Teach important life skills that will be useful to any growing mind, whether or not acting may be in their future
- Will adhere to the health and safety protocols detailed here.
- Enrollees need only to have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a camera & microphone, and an internet connection
- Parents of younger children are encouraged to participate in the class for fun, interactive play