Musical Theatre Camp

2019 Acting Campers

What to expect:

Segments of the camp will include voice, choreography, as well as ensemble work and blocking to help bring the show to life. Young actors will learn a variety of voice best practices, techniques, movement work, textual analysis, group games and exercises, and more. The week of camp will culminate to a collection of individual and group performances.

Registration Information

Lead Instructors:

Choreography: Alison Woodward is an award-winning dancer, choreographer, and teacher who has been on staff at JSU for the last 11 years. When she’s not choreographing for Jax State Lyric Theater, Encore! JSU's Show Choir, and musicals through the Theater and Film Department, she can be found at her dance studio, Crazy About Dance, in Alexandria, AL. Recently, she won a Choreography Award and a Judge's Award for her work on CAPA’s Oklahoma! at the AYTE Festival. A few of her favorite works have been Phantom of the Opera, Little Women, and Spring Awakening.

Voice: Dr. Shellie Beeman, Associate Professor of Voice at Jacksonville State University, teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy courses, and also directs the Vocal Jazz Combo. Her performing career includes both solo and ensemble work with Chamber Opera Company of Chicago, Interharmony International Music Festival, Overshadowed Theatrical, Ball State University Opera, Elgin Opera Company, and Deo Cantamus Chorale of Minnesota, performing both opera and musical theatre. Shellie also holds certifications in the McClosky Technique and Contemporary and Commercial Music Pedagogy, both of which she includes in her teaching. A lover of all things voice science and singing, she most enjoys being the teacher behind the students, encouraging and developing their talents.

Directing: Emily Duncan graduated from JSU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While working at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Emily also received her masters in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University. Emily has participated in several regional productions, but her previous directing credits include Hello, Dolly! with CAST, Little Women with Jacksonville Opera Theatre, Into the Breeches with CAST, and Cinderella with Jacksonville Opera Theatre, and Holiday Inn with Jax State Lyric. Emily currently works at Jacksonville State University as the ROC Project Development Manager.

This section of the camp is open to ages 8-18. Please email Emily Duncan for more information:

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