Ever After: The Coolest Drama Camp of 2013

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Teaching kids to do theatre turned out to be the most gratifying job I’ve ever had. It’s up on the same level with performing theatre. Somehow, I ended up with a great summer job directing and choreographing two theatre camps alongside my high school voice teacher. It was such fun!

This past week, our 4th-8th graders prepared and performed “Ever After – The Musical” from Pioneer Publishing. The musical shows what happens to fairy tale character 20 years after their happily ever after. The characters are guests on a late night talk show where the host is giving them a chance to reconcile with their old enemies and resolve unsettled problems.

This was quite the undertaking for a 5 day theatre camp. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how the week would go, but the kids stepped it up and improved in leaps and bounds. They accomplished a tremendous amount in 5 days. The kids had the audience laughing and applauding on Friday’s performance.

The best part — seeing the excitement and fun exude from each other kids. I loved introducing them to that spark of excitement that only theatre can bring.

Of course, since I wasn’t the sole director of this show, I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures at the dress rehearsal with my Canon T3i. It’s been tremendously under-used this summer, if you ask me, so it felt good to pull it out for a spin!


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