Villege Theatre KIDSTAGE Announces 2009 Holiday Camp Offerings

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE has announced its unique holiday break camp offerings this season. Helping kids stay busy during the holidays, KIDSTAGE in Everett is offering young people, grades 2-12, the exciting Holiday Break Camps called "Musical Theatre-Annie," "Ensemble Audition Prep Workshop" and "The Business of Show Business."

Musical Theatre-Annie (Grades 2-4)
Monday -Tuesday, December 28-29, 2009 - 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $125
Put some sun into your holidays and beat cabin fever! Students will put songs and dances on their feet inspired by the popular musical Annie! Explore singing, dancing, and acting with great performing artists. Share with family and friends during the last half hour of camp.

Ensemble Audition Prep Workshop (Grades 4-8)
Tuesday-Wednesday, December 29-30, 2009 - 11:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $125
You, your song, and monologue combined into a fabulous two-minute performance! Develop your audition skills in this intensive camp and get help with monologue and song selection. Improve your audition skills and make your next audition smooth, low-stress and unforgettable.
Highly recommended preparatory workshop for the upcoming Seussical Jr. auditions! For more audition information, visit us online.

The Business of Show Business (Grades 8-12)
Monday, December 28, 2009 - 11:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $75*
A panel of experts including Steve Tomkins (Village Theatre artistic director), Suzie Haufle (Village Theatre casting and company manager), Ryah Nixon (actor, currently on stage in Meet Me in St. Louis), and more will impart what every aspiring actor needs to know:
• Audition prep help for college, conservatory, or professional shows.
• Finding the right roles and how to get them.
• Creating fabulous headshots and resumes. (Headshot sitting times TBA)
• When and how to join a union.

Camp will conclude with a question/answer panel in small break-out sessions. An additional headshot sitting will be available-fees not included in tuition.

These one and two-day Holiday Break Camps make a great gift and take place between December 28-30. They range in price from $75-$125. Payment plans are available for all KIDSTAGE programs and financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Receive a 10 percent discount when registering more than one student from the same family or when registering for more than one class. One discount per family. Each registered student will receive one half-price single ticket to any Village Theatre Mainstage production currently on sale. Registration forms are available online at or by calling Village Theatre's Youth Education office in Everett at (425) 257-6371.

Designed to encourage teamwork, personal integrity, self-esteem, and a life-long appreciation for live theatre, KIDSTAGE is a year-round performing arts training program in Issaquah and Everett for young people ages 3-20. KIDSTAGE students participate in classes, workshops and full-scale KIDSTAGE productions. All performances are by KIDSTAGE students and classes are taught by professional theatrical instructors.

Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. What began in 1979 with the vision of a small group of dedicated theatre artists has grown into one of the region's best-attended resident theatres, with over 18,000 subscribers to the current season and 165,000 projected total attendance, youth education programs serving over 54,000 young people, families, and schools annually, and a nationally recognized program that has enabled the development of over 85 new musicals. Serving an expanding and diverse community, Village Theatre has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years with the start of our contract as the resident performing and management company at the Everett Performing Arts Center in 1998.

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