Monday, March 30, 2009

Stage Nine Workshops and Camps

Stage Nine Theatre Cultural Arts Center Announces Summer Workshops & Camps

Stage Nine Theatre, 717 Sutter Street, Folsom, California

The program includes acting, musical theatre, visual and creative arts and a two-week summer camp culminating in the production of the original musical "Once Upon a Daydream" by Tom Farmer with music and lyrics by Mike Shields. Registrations may be made by calling (916) 353-1001.

Acting Workshops for Ages 7-18
Instructor: Allen Schmeltz

Instruction in Acting Techniques, Scene Study, Improv, Theatre Games

Two Opportunities: June 15-19 & June 22-26

Monday - Friday:

Session 1 - Ages 7-10
9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Session 2 - Ages 11-18
11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

Musical Theatre Workshop for Ages 7-18

Instructors: Susan Mason, Connie Mockenhaupt

Instruction in the fundamentals of Musical Theatre, Dance & Stage Movement geared to performing in Musical Theatre or just having fun.

Two Opportunities: June 15-19 & June 22-26 - Monday - Friday.

Session 1 - Ages 11-18
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Session 2 - Ages 7-10
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Workshops for Children through Adults

Instructor: Mike Jimena.

Students will produce a drawing demonstrating perspective, shading and light. There will be an introduction to oil painting and students will complete one or two oil paintings depending on their experience.

Sessions are self-paced with individual attention a high priority. This is a great program for parents to do with their children.

Two Opportunities: June 15-19 & June 22-26, Monday through Friday

Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Creative Arts Camp for Ages 5-7

Instructors: Mike Jimena, Connie Mockenhaupt.

Students will experience painting, drawing, and basic dance, movement and music skills.

Two Opportunities: June 15-19 & June 22-26.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon.

"Once Upon a Daydream" Performing Arts Camp for Ages 10-18

Director: Connie Mockenhaupt. Instructors: Allen Schmeltz, Mike Jimena, Susan Mason, Mike Shields, Colin Hoyt

July 6-17 - Two week session - Monday through Friday.

Time: 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., with a half-hour lunch break.

Join us for a two week intensive summer arts program for ages 10-18. Participants will study several disciplines involved in putting on a Musical Theatre Production including Acting, Scene Study, Dance, Music, Set Painting and Lighting. This will be done as they rehearse an original musical "Once Upon a Daydream" by Tom Farmer with music and lyrics by Mike Shields.


Connie Mockenhaupt - Artistic Director. Ms. Mockenhaupt holds a degree in Music, Dance and Drama and has a Lifetime California Teaching Credential. She has appeared in many musical productions from New York to California and has directed, choreographed or musically directed over 350 shows. She was awarded the National Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year and was the Founding Coordinator for the Natomas Charter Performing & Fine Arts Academy.

Mike Jimena - Managing Director. Mr. Jimena's paintings, murals and set designs have been featured locally, regionally and nationally. He is a multi Elly Award winner for Set & Lighting Design and has designed & built over 20 gold medal award-winning County Exhibits for the California State Fair. Mr. Jimena was Sacramento City Unified School District's ROP Teacher of the Year and winner of the Wilkerson Fellowship Award.

Allen Schmeltz - Artistic Associate. Mr. Schmeltz is a director, actor, producer, and instructor. He is currently Artistic Associate with the Young People's Theatre of Folsom and was formerly founder and Artistic Director of the award winning Garbeau's Acorn & Oak Theatre for Young People. His productions for young people have been nominated for over 100 Elly Awards for excellence in theatre. He has received Elly Awards for excellence in directing and technical achievement. Mr. Schmeltz instructs children, teens and adults in the theatre arts and many of his students have been featured in leading roles.

Susan Mason - Artistic Associate. Mrs. Mason holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from San Francisco State University and a Master of Arts in Music from California State University, Sacramento. She also has a California Teaching Credential in Music and has taught in public and private schools from kindergarten to college age. Mrs. Mason has worked as a Musical Director, Vocal Coach or Dialect Coach in Oregon and California with Foothill Theatre Company, University of Oregon, Los Altos Conservatory Theatre, Lord Leebrick Theatre, Kern Art Theatre, and Grand Olde Melodrama and Vaudeville. Her performance venues include the Oregon Festival of American Music, University of Oregon Symphony, Willamette Repertory Theatre and other companies including the Stage Nine Theatre.

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