Beginning July 27 and going to July 31, Main Street Toccoa in cooperation with the Savannah River Production, will sponsor a children’s Drama Camp at the historic Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa.
The class will be offered from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon for children going into first grade (and can read) through 5th grade. The registration fee is $50 per child with a $10 discount per additional sibling.
Throughout the week, the children will learn a variety of skills such as breathing exercises, blocking, and memorization. They will be working on a production which they will perform on Friday, July 31, at 7:00 p.m. at the Schaefer Center. This year’s production is entitled, “Treasure Island.” The community is invited to attend the final production on July 31.
The children will be working on a production of “Treasure Island” a musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic book. The story is about Jim Hawkins who longs for adventure and finds it in this tale of pirates, pigaloos and buried treasure. This musical features an expanded script and eight original songs - ideal for performers who are ready to try a full-length musical production. The score includes the accompanied songs, full script and staging guide. Step back in time and share an adventure with Jim, Bill Bones, Long John Silver and a host of interesting characters! 55 minutes.
Savannah River Productions, Inc. is a regional theatre troupe that performs in Elberton, GA at the recently renovated Rock Gym and in Hartwell, GA at the Savannah River Playhouse. Savannah River Productions strives to offer high-quality theatre productions to the Northeast Georgia region. “We are looking forward to working with Seth Howard and Laura Beth Cannon from the Savannah River Productions. Both come highly recommended and with much experience,” stated Sharon Crosby, Special Events Coordinator.
Seth Howard is a native of St. Mary's in southeast Ga. Seth has a BA in Theatre Arts with a minor in Education from Piedmont College and an MA in Theatre Production and Design from Southern Oregon University. Seth has taught for 10 years in the Hart county school system and is currently Theatre Arts teacher at Hart County's middle and high school. He has worked on many productions with SRP, but his two favorite roles are Shrek in Shrek The Musical and most recently Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.
Laura Beth Cannon is an intern in her junior year at Anderson College in South Carolina with much experience working with children as well as acting.
For more information on the drama camp, or a registration form, go to www.mainstreettoccoa.com or call the Toccoa Main Street office at 706-282-3309. You can also register at the door on July 27.