Jacksonville Opera Theatre & JSU GASP

2019 Acting Campers

What to expect:

In this camp, young actors will have the opportunity to participate in Jacksonville Opera Theatre’s summer musical Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. 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 week of tech and performances at the Oxford Performing Arts Center.

The rehearsal week of the show coincides with the camp, June 4-9. Participants who wish to be cast in the show will have tech week rehearsals at the Oxford Performing Arts Center June 10-14. The show's performance nights will be June 15-17 and June 23-25. 

Application for scholarship assistance: KNOX Scholarship Form 

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Lead Instructors:

Choreography: Alison Woodward can be found around JSU campus working with Encore! JSU’s Show Choir as well as teaching dance classes in the Theatre Department. She loves getting pulled into other projects for choreography like her work with JOT’s Little Women, Phantom of the Opera and The Mikado as well as the Theatre Department’s Once Upon a Mattress, Into the Woods, and Spring Awakening. When not at JSU, Alison can be found teaching dance at her studio, Crazy About Dance, in Alexandria, or hanging at home with her family.

Voice: Dr. Shellie Beeman, Lyric Soprano, serves as Associate Professor of Voice at Jacksonville State University. She earned her D.A. degree in Voice Performance with a secondary emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology from Ball State University. As a voice technician and vocal health advocate, she delights in merging the gap between voice science, artistic musicianship, and the medical arts. Dr. Beeman is a Certified McClosky Voice Technician through the McClosky Institute of Voice and enjoys working with the voice care team to habilitate injured singers. In 2017 she completed training from the Contemporary and Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah University. She is an active performer, master class clinician, conference clinician, and adjudicator. Shellie has had the privilege of working with Elgin Opera Company, Chamber Opera of Chicago, Overshadowed Theatrical Productions, Bartlett Park District Theater, Ball State University Opera and Theater, and Bob Jones University Opera and Theater. While she enjoyed her time to perform professionally, her love for classical music and opera led her to the academic arena, where she could become the teacher behind the artist. Dr. Beeman currently teaches voice and voice courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, where she enjoys fostering the artistry of the next generation of singers, teachers, and performing artists.

This section of the camp is open to ages 8-18. Please email Emily Duncan for more information on children under the age of 14. elduncan@jsu.edu

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