Muskegon Civic Theatre Youth Programs

MUSKEGON – Muskegon Civic Theatre is accepting registrations for students who want to participate in this summer’s Footlights Fun Camp.

The one-week day camp is open to students, in grades K-5. Camp times are from 9am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday.

The camp has three sessions: Session 1 July 17 – July 21, 2017; Session 2 July 31 – August 4, 2017; Session 3 August 14 – August 18, 2017

Camp participants will work with a staff of certified teachers and professionals to rehearse and perform “The Lion King KIDS,” a fully supported musical theatre production.

Students will rotate through four classes – Art, Vocal Music, Drama, and Dance. There they will build individual performance skills while learning their roles. All-cast rehearsals will be daily, on stage at the Beardsley Theater at The Frauenthal Center.

Footlights Fun Camp will culminate with a 3 p.m. Friday performance of “The Lion King KIDS” at the Beardsley Theater.

MCT also is accepting applications for students who want to intern for Footlights.

Students in the intern program will spend afternoons shadowing creative, design and production professionals in the areas of music, dance, set, costumes, props, lights and sound, and stage management.

Camp sessions will be limited to the first 50 students who register. Registration is $195 per student, which includes a show t-shirt and a non-refundable $25 deposit.

Full payment must be received a week before the start of camp. Checks should be made payable to Muskegon Civic Theatre. Payment can be received over the phone at (231) 722-3852.

Partial scholarships are available for students from families who demonstrate financial need.

To qualify for a scholarship, students must submit:

• a school lunch program documentation, or a most recent W-2 form;
• a letter of recommendation from a teacher;
• an MCT scholarship application which is available at the MCT office, or online at the MCT web site,
• a nonrefundable deposit of $10.

The MCT office is at 425 W. Western Avenue, Suite 401, in the Frauenthal Office Building, inside the downtown Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts complex. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

For further information, call the MCT office, (231) 722-3852.