Summer Rep to Present 'CAMP ROCK' and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at the Civic Theatre, 7/25-8/3

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Summer Rep to Present 'CAMP ROCK' and THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE at the Civic Theatre, 7/25-8/3

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts have announced the Summer Repertory Theatre (SRT) presentation of Camp Rock: The Musical and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Summer Repertory Theatre is a program of the School of Theatre Arts. This well rounded program offers students, ages 14-19, a hands-on theatre experience supported under the direction of Civic Theatre professionals and volunteers. Students hone their performances skills: singing, acting, and dancing while they also learn the more technical aspects of theatre including set design, costume design, marketing, backstage work, sound and lights, and tickets selling.

The program originated, as Junior Summer Stock, in 1994. At that time, it consisted of one show performed by two separate casts. Due to increased popularity from auditioning students and general public demand for performances, the program was redesigned and launched as Summer Repertory Theatre in 2004. Each season, the Theatre selects a musical and non-musical for the students to produce.

"The quality of these productions continues to grow and delight audiences," stated School Director Penelope Notter. "We include these performances as a part of our Season Line-Up."

This summer's productions promise enjoyment for the whole family, and will performed on an alternating schedule between July 25 and August 3, 2014.

Camp Rock: The Musical
Based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movies: Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2

Camp Rock: The Musical. The gang has plans for summer fun until they learn the new, flashy Camp Star is on a fast track to run Camp Rock out of business! Mitchie, pulls her fellow teen rock stars together and whips them into top shape for the ultimate vocal showdown: Camp Rock vs. Camp Star! The stage play is based on the hit Disney Channel original movie of the same name. Camp Rock: The Musical is blast of fun that shows the importance of friendship and the power of teamwork.

The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe
Dramatized by Joseph Robinette from the book the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Based on the acclaimed C.S. Lewis novel, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe mystical story set in London, 1940. After being evacuated to the countryside with her three siblings: Peter, Susan and Edmund Pevensie, Lucy wanders into a curious wardrobe and stumbles upon a magical forest in a land called Narnia. Together, with her siblings, they must defend the land of Narnia against the The White Witch!

Ticket Prices $10 - $16. See events calendar for specific days and times: http://grct.org/eventschedule.html. For information on the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre or to purchase tickets, call 616-222-6650 or visit www.GRCT.org.

About Grand Rapids Civic Theatre: The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's mission: We are committed to enhance the cultural life of West Michigan by creating opportunities for people to enjoy live theatre performances using community artists, and to provide access to a comprehensive theatre arts education program for all ages.

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