Theater Camp Presents Really Rosie!
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Come join us, beginning July 8th, for a two-week long musical theater camp experience where kids learn, rehearse, and then perform the Maurice Sendak & Carole King musical, Really Rosie!
Whether you need a fun summer theater camp activity for your veteran child actor, have a child who just wants to test the waters of musical theater or one who just wants to have a fun camp experience, consider this: We offer two weeks of music, dance and acting instruction in an inclusive, friendly, and supportive environment.
This is a two-week, Monday through Friday (10-5) camp experience right here in Manhattan, at Cameo Studios in the Theater District.
Kids build confidence, gain experience, make friends and have a lot of fun. At camp’s end, the kids will perform the enchanting 70-minute musical Really Rosie for family and friends. It’s an accomplishment every child and parent will be proud of, and will remember for years to come.
More About Really Rosie
Really Rosie is a 70-minute long musical written by renowned children’s book author Maurice Sendak, with music by Carole King. The show is well-suited for elementary school and middle school aged children, and it’s a memorable theater camp experience.
Rosie, the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P, entertains herself and her friends by acting out showbiz fantasies, notably directing and starring in an Oscar-winning movie.
Written by the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and other popular children’s books, Really Rosie is a jewel for children and adults. Author Maurice Sendak is the winner of a Caldecott Medal, National Book Award, and a National Medal of the Arts. World-renowned singer/songwriter Carole King is the winner of a National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award, a Grammy Trustees Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Library of Congress’s Gershwin Award for Popular Song.
Camp In A Nutshell
What: Really Rosie Theater Camp
Where: Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd. St., NYC
When: July 8 through July 19, Mondays Through Fridays
Finale: Studio performance on Friday, July 19 at 5:00 pm
Ages: 6 through 13
Fee: $800. There is a 20% sibling discount.
For background information about Really Rosie, please visit here.
LeCee Galmiche Johnson, Artistic Director
I graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Drama from the University of Dallas. I’ve trained and performed professionally in New York and regionally as a dancer, singer and actress. Since March of 2008 I’ve has been producing, directing and choreographing educational musical theater for New York City children and teens. In November of 2010 my husband and I founded Polaris Productions, a nonprofit youth theater company. Over the last several years I’ve been participating in Broadway Teachers Workshops, which have deepened my understanding of educational youth theater and how to use it to bring greater joy and creative fulfillment into the lives of children. As the mother of triplet daughters, my goal as a director is to find a way to reach each of my actors and help them to blossom and grow in self-confidence, ability and maturity.
For a complete list of my directing credits, please visit our Previous Shows page.
Really Rosie will be her sixth summer theater camp.
Whitney Gardner, Musical Director
Whitney Gardner, founding member of In The Pocket NYC, is a free-lance pianist and music educator in New York City. Whether it be providing live music for a dance class, theater production, cocktail party, pop concert, visual art exhibit, or traditional recital, Whitney is thrilled to be able to make music and collaborate with so many talented artists!
In addition to her own music making, Whitney loves to teach. She has been teaching private piano students and coaching musical theater vocalists in the New York City area since 2005. In 2012, with the help of her In The Pocket NYC vocal colleagues, Whitney launched SING SING SING, a kids vocal ensemble, which she proudly Music Directs today.
Whitney studied at Carnegie Mellon University, earning both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Music in Piano Performance, as well as a certificate in Piano Pedagogy.
Faculty: Carnegie Mellon Preparatory School, Piano (’01-’05); Bergen Academy of Music and Art, Piano (’05-’07).
Staff Accompanist: Ballet Tech (’13-present), Marymount Manhattan College, Dance Department (’13-present), Ballet Academy East (’05-present); Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School (’03-’04); Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama (’99-’05); Rosie’s Broadway Kids (’06-’07).