After having to cancel the 2019 and 2020 programs because of Covid-19, the 2022 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater program is well into the planning stages and staff members are ready for this exciting educational experience in the live arts!
The program will run Monday through Friday from June 27 through July 31, 2022, culminating with performances of “Disney’s Moana Jr.” The Youth Theater Program and the performances will all be held at the Theater at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms.
The program will break into two age groups limited to 35 students each with “Juniors” (7-11 years old) meeting from 9:30 am – 12 noon. The “Seniors” (age 11-17) will meet from 1:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The cost for the Program is $60.00 per student. (Grants from The City of Twentynine Palms Public Arts Advisory Commission, 29 Palms Rotary, and private donors keeps our program fees low.)
The program will teach a wide variety of theatrical skills, including auditioning, acting, singing for musical theater, choreography, costuming, make-up, props, backstage skills, set construction, lighting, sound, and box office management.
3-5 students in each age group will be identified as “Stage Crew” and will be primarily responsible for building and painting sets, building props, running lights and sound and working backstage during the productions.
The 2022 Theatre 29 Summer Youth Theater Program will be presented by experienced Theatre 29 volunteers. Gary Daigneault is the Program Director. The Musical, “Disney’s Moana Jr.” will be directed by Daigneault for the “Seniors”, Katie Fleischman will direct the “Juniors”. The Musical Director for the program is Bianca Stoker, Choreographer is Lisa Goldberg, Technical Director is Heather Hampton and Cindy Daigneault will coordinate the costuming.
The Theatre 29 Summer 2022 Youth Theater Program has received permission from Disney to produce a DVD of the performance which will be made available for each student. They will also get a CD or Mp3 file of the music, their script to keep, a program T-Shirt, water bottle, wardrobe bag, and friends, memories, and skills to last a lifetime! The last performance will culminate in a “Cast Pizza Party”.
For any additional information about the program, e-mail Gary Daigneault at firstname.lastname@example.org.