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Disney's CAMP ROCK Opens This Week at Theatre in the Park

Disney's CAMP ROCK Opens This Week at Theatre in the Park

Imagine summer camp complete with rock rivalries and you have the jamming musical, DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK!

With an abundance of music sure to have your feet stomping, DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK is Theatre in the Park's third show of its 2017 summer season, opening Friday night, June 30, and continuing Saturday and Sunday, July 1 & 2, as well as the following Wednesday, July 5 through Saturday, July 8.

The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m.

Under the direction of TTIP veteran Mark Swezey, DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK features an all-local cast with a large ensemble of talented performers. Jeff Martin music directs and Ann McCroskey is the choreographer. This show is rated G and is appropriate for the entire family.

DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK is a combination of The Disney Channel movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. The story follows Mitchie and her friends who, upon arriving at Camp Rock to have a jamming good time, learn they have competition now at the new flashy Camp Star across the lake. The summer situation creates a rivalry like no other. Mitchie sets out with her friends to create the ultimate showdown at a final jam.

A high energy show, DISNEY's CAMP ROCK features more than a dozen songs including "This Is Me," "Can't Back Down," "It's On" and "We Rock". Among the composers with tunes in the show are Adam Watts and Andy Dodd, Kara DioGuardi and Mitch Allan and Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil.

"This show features some of the most talented high school students in Johnson County," said Swezey, director of this production and is a TTIP veteran.

"It is a classic story of rivalry and power that highlights the importance of loyalty, in our ever-changing world, and fighting for what you believe in. This will be a great show for the entire family."

Cast of DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK:

(Role, Performer, City)

Mitchie Torres: Savannah Worthington, Fairway
Shane Grey: Fisher Stewart, Shawnee
Nate Grey: Jake Bartley, Olathe
Jason Grey: Patrick Sturm, Overland Park
Caitlyn Geller: Karen Frits, Kansas City, MO
Tess Tyler: Kit Walters, Olathe
Ella Pador: Hayley Knudsen, Leawood
Margaret "Peggy" Dupree: Maddie Robert, Overland Park
Rosie Day: Darcie Hingula, Kansas City, MO
BarRon James: Brett Rawlings, Olathe
Sander James: JorDon Deleon, Olathe
Andy Hosten: Evan Nugent, Olathe
Brown Cesario: Joell Ramsdell, Overland Park
Dana Turner: Courtney Shaw, Olathe
Luke Williams: Zach Greer, Overland Park
Axl Turner: Skip Gordon, Grandview

Male Ensemble

Jaden Castinado, Overland Park
Gavin Hoedl, Olathe
Paul Kincaid, Overland Park
Sam Hesman, Lee's Summit, MO
Tucker Barry, Shawnee
Whitaker Hoar, Lenexa

Female Ensemble

Alison Huddleston, Shawnee
Micayla Miller, Kansas City, MO
Ally Smith, Shawnee
Mia Grace McManamy, Kansas City, MO
Millie Bell, Olathe
Mia Vaught, Overland Park
Amber Nugent, Olathe
McKenna Lewis, Overland Park
Elinor Vaughn, Overland Park
Katie Venteicher, Olathe
Christina Pascoe, Overland Park
Alexa Morgan, Lenexa
Kelsie Fisher, Leawood
Cara Torchia, Overland Park
Morgan Couch, Olathe
Sofia Oritiz, Overland Park
Lauri Hoedl, Olathe
Maggie Gallaway, Overland Park
Alyssa Hoedl, Olathe

In addition to DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK, two additional musicals are lined up for TTIP's 48th summer season. The 2017 TTIP season includes:

BACK TO THE 80s (July 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22; directed by David Hastings)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (TTIP dates: July 28, 29 & 30, Aug. 2, 3, 4 & 5; White Theatre dates: July 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. July 9, 16 & 23 at 2 p.m.; Directed by Steven Eubank)

Show time for 2017 TTIP outdoor productions is 8:30 p.m.

TTIP is holding the line on prices for the 2017 season with general admission only $8, youth $6, and children three and under may attend for free (but require a ticket for entrance). Limited reserve seating and parking is available; lawn chairs may also be rented nightly at the theatre. Tickets may be purchased online at www.theatreinthepark.org or at the theatre box office the nights of performance.

MOVIES IN THE PARK are back for only one buck! Sponsored by Shawnee Mission Health, two movie nights remain this summer: July 18- "Pitch Perfect" and Aug. 1- Disney/Pixar's "Finding Dory. Movie night details are available at the TTIP website, www.theatreinthepark.org/movies. On movie nights, gates open at 7:30 p.m. with movies starting at 8:30-8:45 p.m., depending on sunset.

Early this season, TTIP inaugurated its INDOOR theatre program at the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center with the musical GREASE. The remainder of the INDOOR season will be announced soon.

The Theatre in the Park Outdoor is located in Shawnee Mission Park at 7710 Renner Road, in Shawnee, KS, and is a program of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. TTIP is the largest outdoor community theater in the country, and has been providing quality theatre entertainment in the community for more than four decades. Sponsors of the 2017 season include First National Bank and Shawnee Mission Health.

For more information including entire show synopses for all 2017 TTIP productions, visit www.theatreinthepark.org.


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