Polaris Production’s Theater Camp of 2018 Presents Annie Junior!
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Come join us, beginning July 9th, for a two-week long musical theater experience where kids learn, rehearse, and then perform Annie 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 Annie just 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 Annie Jr.
Annie Jr. is a one-hour long adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie, especially tailored for elementary school and middle school aged children.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Camp In A Nutshell
What: Annie Jr. Theater Camp
Where: Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd. St., NYC
When: July 9 through July 20, Mondays Through Fridays
Finale: Two studio performances on Friday, July 20 at 5:00 pm
Ages: 6 through 13
Fee: $600. There is a 25% 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. So far, my directing credits include: Into the Woods (spring 2008), The Boy Friend (spring 2009), Annie (spring 2010), Little Shop of Horrors (winter 2010), Honk! (spring 2011), A Christmas Carol (winter 2011), Bye Bye Birdie (spring 2012), Guys and Dolls (spring 2013) Me and My Girl (spring 2014), Disney Beauty and the Beast (spring 2015), Shrek the Musical (spring 2016), and a second production of Into the Woods (spring 2017) to celebrate our 10th season.
Annie Jr. will be her fifth summer theater camp.
Dan Radzikowski, Musical Director
Dan is an educator, performer, and music director. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon, Dan attended New York University for graduate school, and was an Adjunct Instructor of Voice at NYU while completing his graduate work. Since graduating, Dan has taught at Pace University, Montclair State University, Pittsburgh CLO Academy and New York Film Academy. As a teaching artist, he has worked for TADA! Youth Theater, the Open Jar Institute, Broadway Bound Kids, and Rosie’s Broadway Kids. Dan served as the summer season music director in 2008 at the Mt. Washington Valley Theater Company in NH. He received two NH Theater Award nominations for Best Musical Director for his work on Cabaret and Fiddler On The Roof. Dan has also served as music director for the NYCHEA Players (now Polaris Productions) in New York City, music directing their productions of Into The Woods, The Boy Friend, Honk! and Annie, as well as APAC’s (Astoria Performing Arts Center) 2009 and 2010 Summer Stars theater workshop. Dan is currently on faculty at Seat Of Our Pants Theater in Pelham Manor, NY and at The Studio in New Canaan, CT.