Students rock at Summer Musical Theatre Camp

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What: SAISD Summer Musical Theatre Camp comes to an end for nearly 50 6th-12th graders -- with the dress rehearsal and showing of their production of ‘Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.’

When: June 21 (Fri) – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. dress rehearsal

              June 22 (Sat) – Noon and 2:30 p.m. show times

Where: The Playhouse (formerly the San Pedro Playhouse)800 W. Ashby Place

The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series turned musical will be brought to life by nearly 50 secondary students in grades 6-12 from 11 District schools.

This will be the culminating activity for SAISD’s two-week summer musical theatre camp through which young thespians were introduced to the foundation skills of theatre, including character development, costume design, set design and stage lighting -- while visual arts students honed their skills through producing posters, merchandise and other items in preparation of show time.

“Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.” was specially selected to exemplify how learning can be fun and because of its wide-ranging appeal to a variety of student ages and audiences. Admission is free, and the public is invited to enjoy the familiar songs and characters that have become popular with multi-generations.

Participants represent: Brackenridge, Edison, Jefferson and Lanier high schools; Longfellow, Rogers and Twain middle schools; Austin, Bonham and M.L. King academies; and Margil Elementary.

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