Lights, camera, action!
Itâ€™s time once again for the 14th annual Footlights Drama Camp, sponsored by the Lincoln Theatre Guild.
This yearâ€™s theme for the camp is Fantasy, Folly and SciFi.
The camp is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. through July 14 and again from July 17-21.
According to a release from SLD Unlimited Marketing/PR of Denver, the theme was developed based on feedback from previous camp attendees and their desire for variety in the performances and experiences the children would enjoy.
â€œWe are excited about this yearâ€™s theme as it brings something for children of all walks of life,â€ said Kelly Abernethy, drama camp program coordinator for the theater guild. â€œIt gives them all the opportunity to be a shining star.â€
Participation is open to anyone from second to 12th grade.
â€œNot only will children enjoy the variety but so will audiences, with plays ranging from fantasy and western settings to woodland characters and alien adventures.â€
In keeping with the programâ€™s 14-year tradition, area students from Lincoln County schools were selected by faculty or peers for scholarships to attend one of the two week-long camps.
Scholarship recipients were Genevieve Allan of Lincoln Charter School, Denver; Brittney Anthony, West Lincoln High School; Sarah Boston, Pumpkin Center Middle School; Patti Harlan, Lincoln Charter School, Lincolnton; Bev Jones, East Lincoln Middle School; Emily Oâ€™Hare, Lincoln Charter School, Denver; and Brittany Pender, East Lincoln High School.
Sandy Mason is a long-time supporter of the program and a parent of the attendees.
She also serves as vice president of development for the guildâ€™s board of directors.
She said the camp is a wonderful place to foster a childâ€™s confidence and imagination.
â€œWe are proud to continue to offer these scholarships as well as bring this summer activity to area children again this year,â€ said Mason. â€œThis yearâ€™s theme will have something everyone can embrace and have fun with.â€
Cost to attend the camp is $95 per week. Students in Lincoln County, through an arrangement with Lincoln Charter School, get a $10 discount.
Due to the growing popularity, LTG expanded the camp beginning in 2004 to two one-week sessions.
Final performances for the camp will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14, for east Lincoln and Friday, July 21, for Lincolnton.
For more information on the final performances, call Sandy Mason at (704) 483-0515.
by Special to the LTN