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Latest news as of June 30, 2016

Drama Camps added at Big Red Barn

Drama Camps for Young People
Wondering what to do about this summer? Try our acting camps for ages 8 and up. We will be running three camps this summer at the Big Red Barn in Okemos. The cost of the camps are $75.00 with MMFT actors, Happendance and Okemos Music Academy students receiving a 10% discount ($67.50.

Starting July 18 and running for five days through July 22, Mid Michigan Family Theatre will conduct a drama camp for young people ages 8 and up. The camp will be held at the Big Red Barn which is located at 3448 Hagadorn Road in Okemos, MI, 48864. Additional sessions will be held August 8 – 12 and August 15 – 19.

The goal of the camp is to provide instruction in acting and the theatre process using relevant and interesting topics in an entertaining and educational fashion. Participants will spend the day learning about the production process of theatre through a variety of activities. These will include using the voice and body to create a believable character and have fun with improvisation and theatre games. Students will work with commercials, monologues and scenes to develop their acting skills. They will also use materials that will allow for the understanding of the technical aspect of theatre including costuming, make up, and set design. We will conclude with a camp performance for family members and friends.
Call the theatre (517) 339-2145 to register today.

Latest news as of June 20, 2016.

Welcome to new board members, Julie Waterbury, our new secretary, and Summer Lettau, our new treasurer. They join John Szarowicz, our vice president in charge of operations, Marilyn Wulfekuhler, our vice president in charge of education, and Bill Gordon, our artistic director..

Audtions for our summer plays will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 6:30 and Sunday, July 10 at 3:00 at the Big Red Barn which is located at 3448 Hagadorn Road, Okemos, in the upper level of the barn accessed from the south end on the building. Park in the west side of the parking lot and head to the upper level.

Upcoming shows "The Monster Hunters" and "Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island" to be directed Linda Widener
"The Monster Hunters" information: It's a typical afternoon meeting of The Monster, Ghost, Goblin, Demon, Dragon, Evil-Wizard Hunters Club is interrupted by an announcement: a real-live monster has been sighted in a nearby cemetery. The mismatched friends anxiously set out on their first hunt ever!
"Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island" show information: When a package bound for Good Good Island is mistakenly delivered to Bad Bad Island, they find something frighteningly horrible inside: a little girl named Rosa! This wildly inventive adventure shows that sometimes family and goodness can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 at 2/42 Church in Okemos located at 2600 Bennett Road.
Tech and production are the week of August 21 – 28.
Production Fees: $60.00 for new actors and $54.00 for returning actors. Scholarship help is available where needed.