A 2-week summer theater workshop (July 6-17 from 9:00am-3:30pm) where campers are given instruction and training in musical theatre . Mornings will consist of classes in acting, staging and choreography, singing and stagecraft and design; learning about the behind-the-scenes world of theatre. In the afternoon we will bring the entire group together for a full cast rehearsal. At the end of the session we will present a fully staged musical open to family, friends, and the public! This year the show will be Annie, Jr.!
KEEP IN MIND:
- Camp Fee: $395 (which will include snacks, pizza party, show shirt and 2 tickets to show)
- Participant limit will be capped at 60 Actors
- All will be cast in the show however auditions to determine roles will be held one evening prior, the week of June 15 (Specific date TBD)
- Note that on July 17, the day will be from 10:00am through the end of performance at 7:00pm which will include a pizza dinner.
- Materials (scripts, CDs, audition materials etc.) will be mailed home on June 1 for actors to begin preparing.
- Lunch is not provided - students are to bring a bagged lunch with a drink
- Snacks and juice/water are provided throughout the day
- Students may bring refillable water bottles
- All participants must wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear to move in as part of the musical theatre experience will be choreography. Flip-flops are not acceptable as appropriate footwear.
A typical theatre camp day will run as follows:
9:00-9:10 Check-In & Large group Warm-Up
9:15-9:55 (SESSION #1)
10:00-10:40 (SESSION #2)
11:05-11:55 (SESSION #3)
12:20 THEATRE GAMES
3:15-3:30PM DAY WRAP-UP
Brian Hickey – Artistic Director
Brian is thrilled to begin this new chapter as the Theatre Arts Teacher/Director for Bishop Feehan High School. After teaching and directing Theatre in Massachusetts for 23 years and accumulating directorial credits for over 50 productions working with students from kindergarten through 12th grade, Hickey spent the past two years as the Artistic Director for Backstage Repertory Company producing and directing 5 full stage productions. Graduating with a BA in in Theatre from Bridgewater State University in 1991, Hickey launched into professional acting. Between “gigs” he volunteered at a small Catholic school in Milton developing and implementing a theatre program for their middle school students. It was at this school that he discovered his passion for education. He was hired as a full-time Physical Ed teacher and director of the extra-curricular theatre program. This was a formative experience as Mr. Hickey witnessed firsthand the transformative role of the fine and performing arts in helping students of all ages achieve new heights in their education experience.
Besides all of the stage and education work, Hickey has had some opportunities to screen work appearing in such films as “Joy” starring Jennifer Lawrence. Mr. Hickey holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Bridgewater State University, is certified as teacher of Theatre Arts & Communications and holds certifications in School Administration for the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Departments of Education. Mr. Hickey resides in Franklin with his wife Amy and their three children.
Sara Seals - Music Director
Sara received her B.A. in Music Education from Providence College (2004), with an emphasis in voice, and her M.M.Ed. from Gordon College (2009). She is currently in her 3rd year at Bishop Feehan High School, where she teaches several music classes including Chorus, Jazz Choir and Guitar, as well as several extra-curricular groups, such as Liturgical Choir and Shamrockappella. She has also served as music director with the Bishop Feehan Theater Company on the shows “42nd Street” and “The Little Mermaid.” Sara previously taught in the Weymouth, Newton and Norwood public school districts, teaching grades K-12 in various capacities. She has been Music Director of the Weymouth High Theater Company since 2007. She has taught private voice and piano lessons off and on for the last 15 years and in her spare time enjoys playing and singing in the cover band, “The New Band”. Sara has also enjoyed performing on stage with The Company Theatre (Norwell, MA) in such shows as “Godspell” and “Les Miserables”.
Kimberly Fowler - Choreographer
As an award winning dancer and choreographer, Kimberley Fowler has been dancing from an incredibly early age. Kim studied dance at Dean College in Franklin, MA where she was able to strengthen her technique, ability and understanding of dance. Taking on many different roles as a dance choreographer, Kim has worked with students from the Alden Harrison Dance Center, the Bishop Feehan cheerleaders, and the Bishop Feehan Dance Company to name a few. With expertise in several genres of dance, Kim aims to strengthen the technique and musicality by bringing leading edge choreography to her students. As the assistant dance choreographer under Alden Harrison for over 8 years, she has now taken the role as choreographer for the Bishop Feehan Theatre Company. Kim has an amazing talent for visual effects and truly knows what it takes to push students to be the best dancers they can be.