Spend Summer Performing Art
• Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory opens registration for its summer programs.
The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory is recognized as one of the region’s premier theatre training programs. This summer, the Conservatory is offering a series of camps and master classes for all ages and skill levels, and the opportunity to audition for a fully staged musical production.
Camp Curtain Call, which introduces musical theatre to children ages 5-11, has three sessions of Disney favorites: “The Lion King Jr.” (June 18-29), “Aladdin Jr.” (July 9-20) and “Mulan Jr.” (July 23-Aug. 3).
The camp is designed for both beginning and more experienced young performers. All three sessions conclude with a performance in the Norris Theatre for family and friends. Camp Curtain Call runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tuition for each session is $550.
Students ages 12-18 can audition on May 10 or 11 at 5 p.m. for a summer production of the ‘50s rock and roll musical favorite “Grease.”
All auditioners should come prepared to sing and dance, and bring sheet music in the proper key. Auditions are held at the Conservatory Studios. Performance dates for the production are weekends, July 6-15, at the Norris Theatre.
Rehearsals begin June 2.
This is a tuition-based program, and scholarships are available based on financial need.
For students ages 10-18 who want to take their talent to the next level to become true triple threats, four Summer Master Class sessions provide professional training in dance and acting. Tuition is $150 per session.
The Palos Verdes Performing Arts Conservatory is located at 27525 Norris Center Drive in Rolling Hills Estates, on the lower level of Peninsula Center.
There is ample parking and convenient drop-off and pickup for summer program participants. For more information about “Grease” auditions or to register for Camp Curtain Call or the Master Class series, go to palosverdesperformingarts/education/summer, or call (310) 544-0403, ext. 303.
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