The Children’s Theatre to Present Three Summer Camp Productions

"The Children’s Theatre of Winston-Salem will present three acting camp productions this summer:  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (June 27-29), Disney’s The Jungle Book - Kids (July 25-27), and West Side Story (August 15-17).  Friday and Saturday performances will be held at 7 pm and Sunday matinees will be held at 2 pm.  All productions will be held on the main stage at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem.  General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children.  Tickets will be available for purchase online at beginning Monday, June 16, and at the box office window one hour prior to curtain for each performance. 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a dramatization of C. S. Lewis’ classic novel, adapted for the stage by Cheri Van Loon.  Filled with adventure and wonder, this play faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten land of Narnia.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be directed by Alex Boese and performed by 3rd-9th grade actors.

Disney’s The Jungle Book - Kids, inspired by the novel by Rudyard Kipling, is a toe-tapping musical with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson, additional lyrics by Marcy Heisler, book adaptation by Marcy Heisler, and music adaptation and arrangement by Bryan Louiselle.  On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle.  Disney’s The Jungle Book - Kids will be directed by Cheri Van Loon and performed by 3rd-9th grade actors.

West Side Story, the award-winning musical based on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and a conception of Jerome Robbins, features a libretto by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Set in the blue-collar, Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.  Tony, one of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The dark theme, sophisticated music, extended dance scenes, and focus on social problems marked a turning point in American musical theatre.  West Side Story will be directed by Cheri Van Loon and performed by high school actors."
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