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In Our 13th Season

2014 on the birmingham campus of THE ROEPER SCHOOL 1051 OAKLAND AVENUE BIRMINGHAM 48009

248.203.7470 www.roeper.org summerstock@roeper.org


Roeper Summer Stock Theatre The Roeper Summer Stock Theatre has been created to develop and showcase the skills of students who are interested in theatre training. Students work with a variety of professional theatre instructors specializing in various techniques and areas of skill development. All students participate in activities to build skills in acting, singing and dancing. Each session is customized to meet the needs of students exploring theatre for the first time as well as the more experienced actor. Summer Stock Junior, 4 years old – Grade 1. This program will unleash your child’s imagination through an exploration of acting, music and dance. Taught by experienced and nurturing teachers, each session will include singing, skits, games, crafts, activities and more. Each one-week session will culminate in a short performance of selected skits, songs and dances on the last day of class. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants per session. Summer Stock Theatre Junior: Grades 1 – 3. With a focus on exploration in theatre, music and dance, this program provides ample structure with plenty of time for playing and exploring different aspects of performing on the stage. Taught by experienced and nurturing teachers, each day will include skill-building classes, games, crafts, activities and more. Each twoweek session will culminate in a showcase performance of selected scenes, dances and musical numbers in the evening of the second week. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants per session. Summer Stock Theatre Junior: Grades 4 – 6. Students will have fun learning basics of theatre, specifically in the areas of character development, improvisation, movement, dance and music. At the end of the two-week session, students will give a performance for family, friends and other members of the community. Enrollment is limited to 28 participants per session. Summer Stock Theatre, Grades 6 – 12, provides a solid theatre basis for all students and challenges the more seasoned actor as well. At the end of four weeks, a performance is given for family, friends and other members of the community. Though we work toward the final performance, much of the instructional time is spent on developing specific skills in each discipline. Developing talent into skill is our focus as we work daily on many aspects of the three disciplines and work hard to ensure that each student is provided the opportunity to enhance their skills in a guided and nurturing way. Enrollment is limited to 38 participants per session.


Directors Mitch Master has been the Summer Stock Theatre coDirector since 2002. He is the Director of the Performing and Fine Arts Department at the Jewish Academy Metropolitan Detroit. He holds a B.S. in Advertising and Public Relations and a minor in Theatre from Grand Valley State University. Mitch has directed more than 65 musical/drama youth theatre productions and performed in more than 35 stage productions. He studied at The New Actor’s Workshop in New York and spent two years gaining invaluable experience in film/TV in Los Angeles. Mitch has taught and directed youth theatre programs such as the Birmingham Community House, Cranbrook Theatre School, Detroit Country Day School, Seaholm High School, Birmingham Public Education, Kingswood Boys and Girls Middle School, UCLA’s “Bruin Kids” in Los Angeles, Marvin L. Winans Academy of the Performing Arts in Detroit, the Village Players and Deborah’s Stagedoor in Rochester. Daniel Greig has been the Summer Stock Theatre coDirector since 2003 and Music Director for the Summer Stock Theatre since 2002. He is currently Director of Music Ministry at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church in Rochester Hills where he directs and oversees an active music program. He has Music Directed more than 50 youth and adult musicals in the Detroit area — Birmingham Community House, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, Cranbrook Theatre School and more. Semi-professional credits include Music Director for Hairspray at the Bonstelle Theatre in Detroit (2012). Professional credits include Music Director at the Gem and Century Theatres for The Marvelous Wonderettes (2009) and Sister’s Christmas Catechism (2010, 2011.) Dan holds a Bachelor of Music in Education and a Master of Music in Conducting from Wayne State University. He is often sought after as tenor soloist, conductor, pianist and organist for special events including Priesthood Ordinations at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, and various special events at University of Detroit Mercy.

Faculty Core faculty members are working professionals in Michigan regional theatres or university-based training programs. Areas of focus for core faculty are fundamentals of acting, voice training, improvisation, dance and musical theatre.


Schedule of Sessions SUMMER STOCK THEATRE (Grades 6 – 12)

Session 1

June 30 – July 25* 9am – 3pm

Showcase Performances July 24 at 6pm July 25 at 12:30pm

SUMMER STOCK THEATRE JUNIOR (Grades 4 – 6)

Session 1

June 23 – July 3* 9am – 3pm Session 2 July 7 – 18 9am – 3pm

Showcase Performance July 3 at 7:30pm

Session 3

Showcase Performance July 31 at 7:30pm

Showcase Performance July 17 at 7:30pm

July 21 – August 1 9am – 3pm

SUMMER STOCK THEATRE JUNIOR (Grades 1 – 3) Session 1

June 23 – July 3* 9am – 3pm

Showcase Performance July 3 at 6pm

Session 2

July 7 – 18 9am – 3pm

Showcase Performance July 17 at 6pm

Session 3

July 21 – August 1 9am – 3pm

Showcase Performance July 31 at 6pm

SUMMER STOCK THEATRE JUNIOR (4 Years old – Grade 1) Session 1

June 23 –27 9 – 11am

Session 2

July 7 – 11 9 – 11am

Session 3

July 14 – 18 9 – 11am

Showcase Performance June 27 at 10:30am

Showcase Performance July 11 at 10:30am Showcase Performance July 18 at 10:30am

* Camp not in session on July 4


Sample Days

Grades 1 – 3 9:00 - 9:30am 9:30 - 10:15am 10:15 - 10:30am 10:30 - 11:15am 11:15 – 12:00pm 12:00 - 12:30pm 12:30 - 1:00pm 1:00 - 2:30pm 2:30 - 3:00pm

Grades 4 – 12 9:00 – 9:15am 9:15 – 10:30am 10:30 – 10:45am 10:45 – 11:30am 11:30am – 12:30pm 12:30 – 1:00pm 1:00 – 2:30pm 2:30 – 3:00pm

Introductory Activity Singing Class Snack and Break Dance Class Acting Class Lunch Performing Arts Games Rehearsal for Showcase Review and Wrap-up

The Drowsy Chaperone

Opening Session/Announcements/ Warm-ups Core Training Block #1* Break Core Training Block #2* * Core Training includes fundamentals of acting, Lunch & Recreation voice training, Group Activity improvisation, Core Training Block #3* dance and Closing Session musical theatre.


Summer Stock Theatre Fees

SUMMER STOCK THEATRE (Grades 6 – 12) Total four-week session fee Per Session Enrollment deposit

$980 $300

SUMMER STOCK THEATRE JUNIOR (Grades 1 – 3 and 4 – 6) Sessions 1, 2 & 3 Per Session Enrollment deposit

$500 each $150

three-session discount of $140 will be applied to the total fees for any A Summer Stock Theatre Junior Camper enrolled in all sessions. The threesession total will be $1,360. SUMMER STOCK THEATRE JUNIOR (Age 4 – Grade 1) Sessions 1, 2 & 3 Per Session Enrollment deposit

$120 each $50

The remaining fee, after the enrollment deposit has been applied, will be due by May 1. Registrations received after May 1 must be accompanied by the full program fee.

Optional Fees

Admission to all Junior performances is free. Summer Stock Theatre (Grades 6 – 12) families will receive two free tickets per session. Additional tickets are $10 each. Occasionally, lunch or a cast party will be offered at an additional cost. Information to sign up will be sent home at the beginning of each session. An optional show T-shirt for each performance will be available for purchase at the cost of $12. Information to purchase a t-shirt will be sent home at the beginning of each session. (All campers will receive a camp T-shirt,which is different from the show T-shirt, free of charge.)

Registration

Students must be age four (by June 23) through entering Grade 12 in the fall of 2014 to be enrolled in the Roeper Summer Stock Theatre or Theatre Junior. Online registration is availabe at www.roeper.org, or applicants may fill out both sides of the registration form, tear it off and mail it with the per session deposit to: Roeper Summer Stock Theatre/41190 Woodward/Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. A separate form must be completed for each student. You may photocopy the form. Please make checks or eChecks payable to Roeper Summer Stock Theatre. Credit cards are not accepted.


Refunds The per session Enrollment Deposit is nonrefundable after March 31, 2014. For refund of deposit, cancellation must be received in writing before March 31, 2014.* After March 31, 2014 no refunds will be issued, and all unpaid fees shall be due and payable in the amounts and at the times designated in the contract. There are no refunds for absences. For extended illness, refunds will be on a per-day basis beginning after the fourth day of absence. A signed letter from a physician is required for refund. * Once registered, all cancellations must be received in writing. If no cancellation letter is received, payment will be required.

Scholarships A limited number of scholarships are available for 2014. Award amounts offered may be partial- or full-session, based upon demonstrated financial need and scholarship availability. Applications are due February 28, 2014. Please contact the camp office for a scholarship application. A portion of these scholarships are made possible by The Jack Oakie & Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation.

General Information Regular attendance during the program is vital for student success in the program. Please note: students who plan absences of any kind may not be cast in speaking roles. Students must provide their own lunches. Please do not send items containing peanuts or peanut oil. Vending machines are available for snack and beverage purchases. The necessary forms will be mailed to you with your confirmation letter. All forms must be completed and returned prior to the beginning of your child’s session including, by law, a physician-signed health form.

Before and After Care Before and After Care will be offered Monday through Friday from 7:30 – 9:00am and 3:00 – 6:00pm. Students may use Before and After Care as needed on a day-to-day basis at the rate of $4.00 per hour. Time used will be figured based upon the half hour, and all time will be rounded up for billing purposes and billed at the end of each session.


Summer

ROEPER PROGRAMS

THE ROEPER SCHOOL

41190 WOODWARD AVENUE Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

ROEPER Summer Stock Stock Theatre Theatre Summer

LOCATED ON ROEPER’S BIRMINGHAM CAMPUS

1051 Oakland Avenue Birmingham 48009

Roeper Summer Stock Theatre is honored to accept a generous annual gift in support of camper scholarships from

The Jack Oakie & Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation

“Give the money to the kids!”

Roeper Summer Stock Theatre Brochure 2014  
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