Summer Production Camp - 2017
Production Camp Dates:
July 17th - August 13th, 2017
Performances: August 11th, 12th, 13th
This production camp is for 9-14 year olds.
Monday through Friday
9:00am to 4:00pm
AAT's Main Studio - 325 Washington Street, Downtown Santa Cruz.
$95.00 online deposit and $700.00 tuition due on first day of camp.
This covers script, costume & snack food during the performance weekend only.
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Singin' in the Rain JR. has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item, but behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
To keep the production camp costs low, we do mandate a set number of volunteer hours however within the rehearsal run of over the month - it`s easy to put in an hour or two here and there (10-20 per family - depending on age group of child). We also
encourage families to solicit any program ads and aucition items that they are able to. We encourage more volunteer hours if there are two or more children per family in the production.
Volunteering within your time frame includes (or can include) set painting, needlework, auction item soliciting, dressing-room, poster distribution, tech week supervisor and so on. These positions range from a couple of hours to 20 hours, so you can help in several areas or simply one to fulfill your hours. We rely upon the commitment of the teens and the parents to help in set construction and so on. We offer many different kinds of creative outlets to fulfill you volunteer hours that can work with people who have busy schedules that do not allow for more than a few hours of volunteer work per week. Jobs are separated into three categories; those that are needed to be completed earlier on / those that occur in the middle of the rehearsal run and those that are focused around the show itself (tech week and actual show weekend).
We will email you closer to the first day of rehearsals to let you know when the Parent Meeting is schedule so that you can attend.
Always first on the scene for any major film opening, and she has the Hollywood scoop. This is a perfect non-singing role for a student with a great speaking voice who isn`t quite ready for a lead.
Hollywood`s leading man in silent film. Charming and charismatic, Don has no shortage of female admirers. Don is smart and levelheaded; he likes being a famous Hollywood actor, but he doesn`t let the celebrity hype go to his head. Cast your best male singer and actor in this role, and someone who pairs well with Kathy.
A glamorous star of Hollywood`s silent films. She believes everything amazing she reads about herself in the gossip magazines, including that she and Don Lockwood are madly in love. Your actress will have to work to accomplish the right amount of exasperating ditz to bring this character to life. Cast a confident, comedic actress who is not afraid to take positive risks and can keep Lina`s nasal, grating voice consistent throughout the entire show.
Often serves as the comic relief in the show. Quick-witted and sure-footed, Cosmo is fast with a one-liner to lighten the mood. Cosmo is Don`s right-hand man, and it`s great to cast someone who physically contrasts with Don. Cast someone with great comedic chops and a strong musical sense as he leads many numbers in the show.
Always by Lina`s side, or trailing after her. As Lina`s manager, Roz works hard to make sure nothing upsets her. This non-singing character is a great supporting role for a promising young actress.
The studio producer in charge of "Lockwood-Lamont" films. R.F.`s first and foremost goal is to make money, and if that means doing a talkie film that`s fine with him. Cast a character actor who can show off R.F.`s anxious boss persona. This is a great non-singing role for a physically smaller actor with a big voice.
The studio`s director for Lamont and Lockwood films. He`s loud and blustery, and he`s easily frustrated with his assistants and Lina. This is a perfect non-singing role for an actor with a big voice who can show his frustration as he works to complete his first talkie.
Dexter`s 1st, 2nd and 3rd Assistants are great featured roles for ensemble members who are new to the stage.
Wants to become an actress. She takes her career as an artist seriously and is embarrassed that she has to take jobs like singing and popping out of a cake just to get by. Cast your strongest singer and actress who can easily portray an honest likability as well as a tough exterior. An actress who pairs well with Don is also important as they have many scenes together.
Miss Dinsmore and the Teacher
The vocal coaches hired to turn Lina`s voice into cultured perfection and to work with all of the other actors in the show. Tough, proper and slightly overworked, these characters are great roles to feature your hard-working ensemble members. These are non-solo singing roles.
Lina`s right-hand gal, who informs her that Kathy`s voice is being dubbed over hers. Zelda can be dramatic and over-the-top like Lina, but at her core, she cares about her friend. This is a fantastic featured role for a confident performer who is unafraid to make bold choices.
A sound engineer, should be all business. Cast a young person who is comfortable taking charge onstage.
Broadway Melody Host
A natural leader. This role can be male or female and should be one of your stronger singers. This actor doesn`t need to be an excellent dancer, but he or she needs to command the stage with an air of confidence.
Broadway Dancers #1 and #2 are featured in "Broadway Melody" and should be excellent singers and dancers.
The Chorus Girls #1, #2, #3 and #4 are great featured singing roles in "Make `Em Laugh." They don`t need to be great singers as long as they can convey character and are able to be heard.
Stagehands #1, #2 and #3 are great featured singing roles in "Make `Em Laugh." They don`t need to be great singers as long as they can convey character and are able to be heard.
The ensemble roles in Singin` In The Rain JR. are comprised of the Crowd, Pedestrians, including Pedestrian #1 and Pedestrian #2, Stars, Fans, including Fan #1 and Fan #2, Policeman, Party Guests, including Young Lady, Kathy`s Girls, Chorus Girls, Broadway Chorus, Guests, a Sound Engineer, Stagehands, Students, Sound Crew, Screening Guests, a Passerby, the Butler, Orchestra Leader and Audience Members. They really make the 1920s Golden Age of Hollywood come alive and are essential to this romantic light-hearted comedy. These ensemble groups are filled with named characters who have lines, so many of your ensemble students will have featured moments.
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