This summer, Geneva College and the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards are collaborating to host a musical theatre camp for junior and senior high school students. Staffed by students, alumni and faculty from Geneva’s theatre and music programs, the camp trains area youth in singing, acting and dance. The program continues through June 24, and a final showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 25 and 26 in Geneva’s Bagpiper Theater. Tickets are $5, and the show is open to the public.
Camp sessions are being held in the evenings and weekends, where students rehearse selections from Broadway hits The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked. Classes in acting, elocution, vocal technique, make-up, stage movement and stage combat make up the curriculum.
Geneva College writing major Bonnie Smith has enjoyed helping with the rehearsals. "It's been great to see the energy and passion these kids have. They're here because they want to get better at what they love, and they grow more every day. It's exciting to see them enjoying themselves."
For tickets to the musical review or to learn more about Geneva theatre, contact Mindy Wagner at 724-612-3604.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
A great majority of Geneva students – 70% – complete internships during the course of their study.