Stars KIDS Drama Camp in Sunriver prepares students for the big stage – KTVZ

SUNRIVER, Ore. (KTVZ) – It’s been a busy week within Sunriver, with parents, directors, actors and teachers coming together for a common cause, “Teaching Kids to S. H. I. N. E. in Theater Arts. ”

Sunriver Celebrities Community Theatre treated area children to a week of professional theater training as part of the fourth Superstars KIDS Episode Camp. Children also spent time along with several SSCT actors who prepped them for the possibility of participating in the particular Stars’ full-scale production associated with “Oz! ” coming October 14-16.

“It has already been a pleasure directing Stars KIDS, ” said Camp Director Vreyah Palmantier. “I love doing these camps, bringing so many talented artists together plus watching children grow in their stage knowledge and confidence in just a week is priceless. ”

Kids learned songs from the upcoming musical for that roles of munchkins, poppies and flying monkeys with direction from La Pine voice instructor, Peniel Flake, plus Ovation Performing Arts Director, Jonathan Shepherd.

Choreography was created by Kelly Breen of Central Oregon Dancers Elite in La Pine, and taught with the assistance of parent, Alyssa Rainy, and SSCT member, Rich Mundy.

The program included training within various elements of performing arts, visual art instruction, games and drama technique lessons, plus students were encouraged in the development of positive character traits, such as honor and enthusiasm, as part of the particular acronymic theme. All will be presented in a free finale showcase at 4 p. m. Saturday at The Door Three Rivers.

Following the showcase, it’s off to see the wizard! The show has been cast and rehearsals are underway for your Celebrities 10 th anniversary celebration production of “Oz! ” The particular dazzling music, based on the classic story simply by L. Frank Baum, will certainly feature kids from the camp as well as teens and adult actors.

Youth that still wish to be involved have one more chance, as additional munchkins, poppies and flying monkeys may be forged. Those interested should attend an audition at 6 p. m. September 12 in suite 208 of the Village Properties building in Sunriver Business Park, 56835 Venture Ln.

The musical tells the familiar story from the timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale, with a few not so well-known characters and scenes.

A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical land associated with Oz.   When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch from the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the particular liberated munchkins and given permission in order to wear the witch’s powerful slippers.   From there, Baum’s lovable characters — rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Woodsman — join Dorothy on a fantastical journey to meet the great Oz.  

The throw features children as young as 3, and as mature because 87, along with real-life dog, Kenda, since Toto plus her owner, Ron Pugh, playing the particular Cowardly Lion. Vocal coach Rae White will lend her incredible voice in order to the role of Dorothy. Tickets will be available online starting Sept. 11 in www.sunriverstars.org .