Savannah Stage Company presents PAY WHAT YOU CAN Camp

Savannah Stage Company will be offering their annual week of improv camp from June 14-18 for one week focusing on saying yes, following their impulses, and storytelling. This year SSC is offering a brand new special musical theatre camp from June 21-25. Kids’ 3rd-10th grade are going to be learning the foundations of improv and music theatre while building their bravery, expanding their imaginations, and growing their self-confidence.

“This is our 5th year of camp, and musical theatre is the new piece,” said Lead Director Ashley Frazell-Cook. “We’ve got specialists who are coming in to lead the choreography and music directing. I think we have a really great team put together.”

“I will be the lead director on the backend of directing and acting, along with another company member Rayshawn Roberts,” Frazell-Cook said. “And, we have two of our college company members, Io Ermoli, Choreographer, and Finn Repella, music director. Io Ermoli and Finn Repella are both alumni of the Savannah Arts Academy and staples of the Savannah performing arts community before heading off to college. So, it could be that they know some of the students coming in.”

PAY WHAT YOU CAN, allows parents to pay whatever is within their range for them. The cool part of the pay what you can option is that it allows people to pay what they can afford over time. Camp asks for $175 with a pay-what-you-can options available. Registration and payments are due Friday before camp begins.

“Snacks will be provided daily, they are to bring their own lunch and they get a free t-shirt,” added Frazell-Cook.

The goal is to encourage kids to get off of the screens and to challenge their imaginations through engagement. This summer the Savannah Repertory Theatre is hosting the improv camp allowing campers to work on a real professional stage.

“Each of the camps will have a showcase at the end, so their parents can come see what they’ve been working on,” Frazell-Cook said. “That will happen on the last Friday [at the end of camp].”

Standard covid protocol will be followed according to CDC set guidelines such as social distancing and wearing masks indoors, excluding the final performance.

Visit savannahstagecompany.com/its-big-camp for information and registration.

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Nicole Youngblut

Nicole Youngblut is a contributing writer for Connect Savannah, where she covers the local art and events scene. As a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she spent many years in New York City as a fashion stylist and promoter. Her passion for biographies, entertainment and the arts is the perfect...
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