Fantasies come true with 9 Works Theatrical’s summer stage camp
INQUIRER.net / 03:20 AM April 01, 2016
It’s summer time! For years now, a great number of workshoppers have created wonderful memories through 9 Works Theatrical’s Stage Camp, a summer theater arts program for kids, pre-teens, teens and adults.
9 Works Theatrical is one of the country’s frontrunners in the theater scene, widely known for its local production of well-loved musicals such as “Rent,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Grease,” “They’re Playing Our Song,” “The Last 5 Years,” “Songs For A New World,” “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Sweet Charity,” “La Cage aux Folles” and most recently, “50 Shades! The Musical Parody”.
Every year, the company dedicates the summer season for children and aspiring thespians, guiding them in unleashing their talents and potentials through workshops that focus on acting, singing and dancing.
The workshop will run for seven weeks, from April 11 to May 29, Mondays to Fridays, in Rockwell Center, Makati.
Kiddie & Pre-Teen Camp (ages 5 – 11) will be held 1 pm to 3 pm from April 11, and will shift to 12pm-3pm by May.
Students will be under the mentoring of Onyl Torres (musical director of 9WT’s “Rent,” “The Wedding Singer,” “50 Shades!” and artistic board director of the Philippine Choral Directors Association) and Jim Ferrer (West End UK’s “Here Lies Love,” ATEG’s “Tarzan”).
Teen Camp (ages 12 – 16) will be held 4 pm-6 pm (April) and will shift to 3:30 pm-6:30 pm (May).
Managing the class are Sab Jose (9WT’s “Rent,” “The Wedding Singer,” “Grease” and The Sandbox Collective’s acting coach for “No Filter”) and Nelsito Gomez (9WT’s “Grease,” Manila Shakespeare Company’s “Romeo and Juliet,” ATEG’ “Saturday Night Fever,” “Shrek”).
Adult Camp (17 and above) will be held 7pm-9pm (April) and will shift to 7pm-10pm (May). The workshop will be spearheaded by 9 Works Theatrical’s Artistic Director and theater veteran Robbie Guevara (Asian and UK tour of Miss Saigon, and the directorial force behind 9WT’s shows).
“The summer course also puts emphasis on group exercises and teamwork, aside from teaching the language and etiquette of the stage,” shares Robbie.
“It’s an avenue for youngsters and adults to appreciate this art form, build their confidence and have fun at the same time. With ‘Fantasy’ as the theme this year, Stage Camp combines the elements of fun, imagination and color, while allowing each participant to discover what it means to live a dream, and encouraging everyone to use personal strengths to bring out their creativity.”
The culminating showcases will be at the CPR Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati with the Adult Camp performing on May 28 at 8pm, and the Kiddie&Pre-Teen Camp on May 29 at 3pm, followed by the Teen Camp at 5pm.
Stage Camp is presented by 9 Works Theatrical and The Rockwell Club. Registration fee is at P9,500. A privilege rate is given to Rockwell Club members.
Enroll now! Contact 0917.554.5560, 586.7105 or [email protected]. For more information and theater news, follow 9 Works Theatrical at www.facebook.com/9workstheatrical and @9WTOnline on Instagram and Twitter.