Polaris Production’s Theater Camp of 2019 Presents Shrek JR!
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Come join us, beginning July 8th, for a two-week long musical theater experience where kids learn, rehearse, and then perform Shrek Jr. for an audience of family and friends.
Whether you need a fun summer 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) musical theater 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 an enchanting one-hour version of Shrek JR 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 Shrek JR
Shrek Jr. is a one-hour long adaptation of the Broadway show Shrek the Musical, especially tailored for elementary school and middle school aged children.
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It’s a “big bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.
Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.
Camp In A Nutshell
What: Shrek Jr. Theater Camp
Where: Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd. St., NYC
When: July 8 through July 19, Mondays Through Fridays
Finale: Two studio performances on Friday, July 19 at 5:00 pm
Ages: 6 through 13
Fee: $700. There is a 20% sibling discount.
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.
Shrek Jr. 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).