It’s time now to enroll in two summer Manville Mini-Musicals mini-camps, which will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 15-26, and Aug. 5-16. The camps will end with a performance on the evening of the last day of rehearsal.
The first week of rehearsals will take place in the Club Room at Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., with the second week onstage. Both mini-camps have minimum and maximum enrollments, and students must meet the age requirement.
The first mini-camp is the annual summer DisneyMania; this year’s theme will be “Disney Heroes and Villains.” This camp is meant for children ages 6 to 11, and runs July 15-26, with a performance at 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. Students will be assigned age-appropriate solos and also can test for special dance teams.
The second is the “Rockstar & Popstar,” for older children entering grades 3-8. It will run Aug. 5-16, with a performance at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. This is the only Mini-Musicals program in which students can have a say in the song they are assigned.
Mindy Manville has directed the camps for the past 15 years. They are non-auditioned classes geared toward students in grades 1-8, and emphasize the musical portion of a popular show or revue of songs. These are not acting classes.
Vocal and dance testing takes place on the first day of class, and the cast list is posted the second day of class. Every student who tests is placed on a solo/duet and dance team and the ensemble is onstage nearly the entire show.
The cost of the mini-camp is $180 per person or $330 for siblings enrolling together. For more information or to enroll, contact Manville at [email protected].