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April 23, 2018

YPCCA Summer Theater Camp Producing “Footloose”

The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts is now accepting enrollment for our 2018 summer theater camp to take place at East Hampton High School during the month of July. YPCCA is a non-profit theater arts camp devoted to bringing musical theater to students in the central Connecticut area.
The Young People’s Center for Creative Arts is also excited to announce our summer show, the Broadway hit, Footloose! When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town’s youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.
Mornings at YPCCA are devoted to workshops in a variety of artistic endeavors including Show Choir, Stage Combat, Comedy Improvisation and Shakespeare. Afternoons are spent rehearsing for our full-length musical production. This year we also plan to march in East Hampton’s Old Home Day parade where in 2009, 2013, & 2014 YPCCA won an award for our float and performance!
Footloose auditions will take place at East Hampton High School on Saturday, June 23rd. It is NOT mandatory to audition to participate in the camp – everyone is in the show whether they audition or not. Students will be asked to sing, dance and read at the auditions. The cast list will be announced the first day of camp.
YPCCA will take place Monday, July 2nd, through Sunday, July 29th, 2018. It is open to students entering grades six through freshman year of college. Tuition for the four-week program is $550.00 per student if you register by May 1st, 2018. We also offer two full and two partial scholarships each summer.
The staff of YPCCA is made up of professional actors and teachers from throughout Connecticut. Students and staff of the program have gone on to work and perform on Broadway as well as regional theaters including Long Wharf Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, Hartford Stage and the Eugene O’Neill Theater.
For more information and a brochure, please call (860) 267-2911 or e-mail
Info@ypcca.org. Additional information about the camp and online registration is available at www.ypcca.org.

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