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Summer Production Camp - 2017

Camp Dates:

June 19th - July 16th, 2017

Performances: July 14-16

Ages:

This production camp is for 3-5 & 5-9 year olds.

When?:

Monday through Friday
12:30pm to 2:30pm (for 3-5 year olds)
12:30pmm to 4:30pm (for 5-9 year olds)

Where?:

AAT's Soquel Studio - 4525 Soquel Drive, Downtown Soquel.

Tuition:

$345.00 for (3-5 year olds)
$595.00 for (5-9 year olds)

$95.00 online deposit and $250.00 or $500.00 tuition due on first day of camp.
This covers script, costume & food during the performance weekend only.


If you require financial assistance, please apply for Financial Aid. Follow this link...

Show Synopsis:

Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life ("Over The Rainbow"). The family`s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy`s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.

In Oz, Dorothy is greeted by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Apparently, Dorothy`s house has landed upon, and fatally stricken, the Wicked Witch of the East. The Munchkins, now freed from the Wicked Witch of the East, celebrate and hail Dorothy as their new heroine ("Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead/Munchkin Musical Sequence"). The celebration is interrupted as the Wicked Witch of the West suddenly appears, seeking vengeance. Unable to reclaim her sister`s shoes, which are now on Dorothy`s feet, the Witch vows to return and quickly vanishes. Dorothy, seeking a way back home to Kansas, sets off to see the Wizard of Oz ("Follow the Yellow Brick Road").

Along the way, Dorothy meets three new friends, each of whom lacks a crucial characteristic: The Scarecrow ("If I Only Had A Brain") The Tinman ("If I Only Had A Heart") and the Lion ("If I Only Had The Nerve"). Together, the four new companions make their way towards Oz ("We`re Off To See The Wizard"). The Witch attempts to sedate the travelers with a poisonous field of poppies, but Glinda reverses the spell with healing snowflakes ("Poppies/Optimistic Voices").

The travelers, arriving at the Emerald City, are delayed by a stubborn Gatekeeper, but Dorothy`s tears convince him to relent and let them in ("Merry Old Land Of Oz"). As the group awaits its audience with the Wizard, the Lion boasts he is "King Of The Forest." Finally, they meet the imposing and irritable Wizard, who demands the broomstick of the Wicked Witch of the West.

The four friends travel deep into the haunted forest. Suddenly, they encounter jitterbugs, who make them dance until they collapse from exhaustion ("Jitterbug"). The Wicked Witch`s flying monkeys swoop down, capturing Dorothy and Toto. At the castle, the Witch vows to take Dorothy`s life. Meanwhile, the Lion, Scarecrow, and Tinman infiltrate the castle disguised as Winkie guards. The foursome and Toto are reunited, but the Wicked Witch interferes, threatening the Scarecrow with fire. Dorothy, dousing the flames with a bucket of water, accidentally strikes the Witch, who smoulders and melts into nothing ("Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead, Reprise"). The four friends, triumphant, take the Witch`s broom back to the Wizard.

The Wizard remains imperious and imposing, but Toto pulls aside a curtain to reveal a meek and ordinary man speaking into a microphone. The Wizard, revealed to be a "humbug," nonetheless grants each traveler`s request, giving the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Lion each a token of his newly-acquired ability. The Wizard offers to take Dorothy back to Kansas in his hot-air balloon, but the balloon accidentally takes off, and Dorothy is left alone and crestfallen. Glinda appears and explains that Dorothy has always had the power to return home. All she has to do is close her eyes, tap her heels together three times, and repeat to herself, "There`s no place like home."

Parent Responsibilities:

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.

Casting information:

  • Dorothy
  • Aunt Em
  • Uncle Henry
  • Farmhands
  • Hickory (Tin Man)
  • Zeke (Lion)
  • Hunk (Scarecrow)
  • Miss Gulch
  • Professor Marvel
  • Rowboat Man #1
  • Rowboat Man #2
  • Toto (Dog)
  • Glinda
  • Munchkin #1
  • Munchkin #2
  • Munchkin #3
  • Mayor
  • Barrister
  • City Father #1
  • City Father #2
  • Coroner
  • Three Tots
  • Wicked Witch
  • Woman
  • Scarecrow
  • Crows
  • Apple Tree #1
  • Apple Tree #2
  • Apple Tree #3
  • Tin Man
  • Lion
  • Jitterbugs
  • Doorman
  • Emerald City Chorus
  • Oz Woman
  • Guard
  • Oz’s Voice
  • Nikko, leader of the winged monkeys
  • Winkie Guards
  • Leader
  • Oz People

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    Lindsey Chester (Executive Director): 831-345-6340

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