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Camp 56 registration will be May 4

PRINCETON — Learning Stage, the newly re-named education committee of Princeton Theatre Group, is announcing the third season of Camp 56. The full-day performing arts camp, held in collaboration with the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education, will be held June 17-28. Camp 56 will be open to youth age 8-18 and will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday with additional dates and times tied to the Festival 56 performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" July 5-15 (with tech runs and dress rehearsals on the Fourth of July holiday). Camp 56 will provide campers the nuts and bolts of auditioning, improvisation, make-up, wardrobe, stage design, lighting and sound, musical theater, hands-on opportunities in set construction and painting, make-up, props and performing. Returning camp directors, Lisa Gadomski (SunFoundation) and Kirsten Andersen (AmeriCorps), will work cooperatively with a music educator, the cast and crew members of Festival 56, and local theater volunteers. Camp 56 is open to youth from throughout the area. There is a $80 non-refundable fee for the program which will include costs of insurance, supplies and healthy snacks. A limited number of need based scholarships will be available. Registration will be at the Festival 56 box office in Princeton from 10 a.m. to noon May 4 or by emailing illinoisalliance4artsed@gmail.com (to receive all paperwork and complete registration by mail). For more information, call Amber Harper at 815-878-0386 or 815-379-2031. This program is partially funded by area individuals and organizations, Learning Stage, IAAE, Church Women United, the Sun Foundation for Advancement in the Environmental Sciences and Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the state of Illinois. Additional funding is being sought, to provide camper scholarships and/or assist with camp expenses.

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