Rising Stars

WCI Arts Center’s RISING STARS is a

Summer Theatre Experience

for K-8th grade students (spring 2017)

Mon-Fri, 1-5pm, Jul 17-Aug 4* Performances Fri, Aug 4, 7:30pm & Sat, Aug 5, 2:00pm

A comprehensive theatre experience focused on developing all aspects (script, set, costumes, music, etc.) of a creative, original stage production. Everyone is a star at Rising Stars, on stage or off, because each person’s light is needed for our final production to develop and succeed. No experience needed! We welcome kids who like to act, sing, play music, write stories, write songs, build things, draw, paint, create things, or just have fun and help out! We will encourage each participant to find and develop their talents; to discover and honor the unique and wonderful person they are; to be no one but themselves.

*Participation is still possible for those not able to attend all three weeks, but roles/duties may be limited. Please complete the schedule conflicts section on the registration form, including performance date conflicts.

Where: West Central Illinois Arts Center, 25 East Side Square, Macomb, IL. Performances will take place in Hainline Theatre in Browne Hall on the WIU campus.

Fees: $40 for the first child from each family, $30 for the second child, $20 for each additional child. Each participant will receive 2 tickets to the production. Financial assistance is available.

Registration: Complete and mail registration form (below) and payment to WCIAC, P.O. Box 692, Macomb, IL 61455 or drop off at the Arts Center, 25 East Side Square, during Gallery hours (11am-3pm, Tue-Fri; 10am-4pm, Sat). Space is limited—register soon!

High school students are invited to apply as volunteer assistants for community service. If interested, please email risingstars@wciarts.org.

Notes for Parents:

  • Please plan to attend a 15 minute orientation on the first day of camp (12:45pm, Mon, July 17).
  • Daily drop off time is 12:45-1:00pm; daily pick up time is 5:00pm.
  • Please provide a snack for your child (peanut-free products from peanut free facilities only).
  • Water and juice will be provided each day.

Staff: Heidi Clemmens, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, WIU. Heidi has taught dance at WIU since 1990, working on multiple theatrical productions during that time. She has been involved with WCIAC’s theatre day camps since 2010.

Kitty Karn, Associate Professor of Voice, School of Music, WIU. In addition to teaching voice at WIU, Kitty has been part of countless adult and youth musical productions as performer and music director throughout her career.

Whitney Willard has worked with Missoula Children’s Theatre and Clinton Area Showboat Children’s Theatre. Whitney is a theatre major at WIU.

Kimberlyn Massey has been seen on stage at WIU and in Macomb’s Starry Night productions. She is a musical theatre major at WIU and is currently in the Quincy production of “Carmen.”

Nan Crossman is the Executive Director of WCI Arts Center and the founder of WCIAC’s summer youth camps and programs.

For additional information, email risingstars@wciarts.org or call 309-836-2782.

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