Children’s Summer Theatre Camp


The Star Valley Arts Council is excited to debut the Children’s Summer Theatre Camp with our production of Moana, Jr.! Please read this page carefully and complete the participant contract that is included. Questions, please contact Tina Crowther at (208) 417-1269.

WHO is this for? Children ages 6-16. All are welcome!

COST to participate is FREE thanks to a generous grant provided by the Wyoming Community Foundation. Tickets for the performances will cost $8 per person.


Auditions

AUDITIONS will be held Wednesday, June 1st at the Ford Theatre in Afton from 9:00am to 11:00am. Come any time during that window. There will be a sign up sheet and we will observe children in order of the sign ups.

Children should come prepared with a 1 minute song and a short, memorized nursery rhyme. There will be a piano available, but no pianist. Cast list will be available on the Star Valley Arts Council website, and we will email it out to parents on Wednesday evening. Please contact us immediately if your child will not be accepting their position.


Rehearsal

REHEARSALS will run from Friday, June 3rd until the dress rehearsal Thursday, June 23rd. All rehearsals will be held at the Ford Theatre in Afton. We will provide a detailed rehearsal schedule. This will include a list of which characters need to come to which rehearsal.

Because there are less than 20 rehearsals, most cast members will be expected to participate in every rehearsal. Rehearsals are held weekdays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, and Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Snacks will be provided!

Friday, June 3- First Rehearsal 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday, June 4- 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday, June 6- 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, June 7- 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, June 8- 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday, June 9- 2:00-4:00pm
Friday, June 10- 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday, June 11- 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday, June 13- 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, June 14- 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, June 15- 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday, June 16- 2:00-4:00pm
Friday, June 17- 2:00-4:00pm
Saturday, June 18- 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday, June 20- 2:00-4:00pm
Tuesday, June 21- 2:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, June 22- 2:00-4:00pm
Thursday, June 23- Dress Rehearsal 7:00pm (be there at 6:00pm)
Friday, June 24- Opening Night 7:00pm (be there at 6:00pm)
Saturday, June 25- two performances- 2:00pm (be there at 1:00pm) and 7:00pm (be there at 6:00pm)
Monday, June 27- Closing Night 7:00pm (be there at 6:00pm)

Costumes

COSTUMES will be provided for the main characters. Children and families are asked to provide a bright colored t-shirt, and black leggings, shorts or pants. We will work together with families for costumes. Please contact us if you are interested in helping with costumes, props, or set design. 


Rules

RULES are included below and on the Moana Jr. Participation Contract. Children must be able to follow the rules in order for the camp to be a safe environment and for the performances to succeed. Please read through the rules with your child and help them understand the importance of keeping them. We will contact you about a solution if your child is having a difficult time with this.

  1. Children will be on time for rehearsal and picked up promptly after
  2. Listen quietly when a director speaks
  3. Keep their hands to themselves
  4. No gum, candy or sugary drinks at rehearsals
  5. No running or playing crazy
  6. Respect others. This includes no name-calling or put downs
  7. Respect the Theatre space including stage, costumes, props, set, auditorium and restrooms. 

Cast

CAST parts will be given based on the child’s audition. Please help your children to understand that their participation in this play is valuable, even if they are a member of the ensemble chorus, ALL parts matter.  This is a great opportunity for everyone involved. As such, the directors will do their best to provide a positive experience for your children. 


Forms and Contracts

If your child would like to participate, please download, review and complete the required forms below:


About the Directors

TERESA BOSEN
Stage Director

Teresa is a retired teacher who taught Drama in Idaho and Utah for 20 years! She has directed dozens of plays and musicals and brings a lot of energy and experience.

TINA CROWTHER
Musical Director/Choreographer

Tina started a children’s musical performing group, Shining Stars, 6 years ago in Etna and Alpine. They’ve performed for the Senior Center, and at the Lincoln County Fair! She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s degree in Child and Family Studies.

Both Teresa and Tina love performing and watching children gain confidence as they work hard for something and accomplish it!