Performing arts coming to Cambria City

The Bottle Works and Cresson Lake Playhouse have announced the formation of a partnership that will bring new performing arts opportunities and experiences to the Johnstown area.

Beginning with a youth theater camp at Bottle Works June 25 to 29, children in the Johnstown region will be able to attend a unique learning experience led by CLP’s professional teaching artists.

Together, the Bottle Works and Cresson Lake Playhouse will present the Center Stage workshop which offers an inclusive environment for children of all backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles.

Center Stage provides the opportunity to study many aspects of theater arts, develop valuable life skills and improve acting, singing and movement skills as it relates to theater performances.

The Center Stage workshop is divided into two groups:

The “Early Stage” is for students that are currently in grades two to five and will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Students will develop an age appropriate range of acting, singing and dancing skills through the exploration of musical theatre techniques, dance steps and vocal music instruction. They will also create musical numbers and scenes with classmates to be performed at the end of the workshop.

The “Teen Stage” is for students that are currently in grades six through 11 and will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Students will develop an age appropriate range of acting, singing, and dancing skills through the exploration of musical theatre techniques, dance steps, and vocal music instruction. They will also create musical numbers and scenes with classmates to be performed at the end of the workshop.

The workshop will culminate in a free public performance — a demonstration of the participants’ workshop accomplishments — at 11 a.m. June 29 at the Bottle Works.

The workshop fee is $125 per student for all four sessions if the reservation is made on or before May 31. The fee will increase to $130 per student if the reservation is made after May 31. Class sizes are limited.

Call CLP at 472-4333 for more information and to make reservations. All sales are final.

The theater camp is the first of eight summer art camps offered at the Bottle Works. Contact Holly Lees at hlees@bottleworks or 535-2020 for more information. Payment plans are available to anyone signing up for four or more weeks of camp.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Scholarships are based on financial need and interest. Scholarships will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit BottleWorks.org for a complete list of classes and events.

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