Session Three of Westside Summer Camp
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein – The Sound of Music – was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain’s immediate service in their navy. The family’s narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
Students will be working with a Director, Choreographer and Musical Director during rehearsals. There will be a Production Manager and Counselors present at all times. Casting will be fair and as much as possible “ensemble” — every child, irrespective of experience, will feel they’re making an important contribution to the success of the show. The final production will be fully realized with sets, costumes, lights and the roar of a supportive crowd.
- A script
- Musical tracks to practice with at home
- An Upstage T-shirt
- A pre-performance cast dinner on the final Friday
- Costumes and props that the kids will use in performances
- A professionally recorded video link of the performance that will be sent to you after the program
(Tickets are sold separately through a link provided by Upstage in the weeks prior to performances)
Age range: For students aged 6 to 14 years
Dates: Monday, July 20th – Saturday, August 8th
Times: Mondays – Fridays: 9:00am – 3:30pm
For more information click the Further Information tab above.