Summer Student Blog Post: Drama Camp!

Hello wonderful blog readers!

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Last week was certainly a whirlwind. Holly and I spent last week at the Windsor United Church with our drama campers, rehearsing, singing, and playing games. We took a nice walk down to the waterfront gazebo to enjoy the sunny weather, and our campers especially enjoyed trying on costumes for the performance. Everyone had a lot of fun rehearsing for our fabulous Friday night production. It was really hot in the church, but Jen Alexander brought us some freezies to keep everyone cooled off. It was very much appreciated after the walk back from the gazebo! We also got to make some fun crafts, like card garlands and tissue flowers. We used the painted tea cups our campers created in the tea party scene in our final performance. The tea cups really added something special to the set, making it even more silly. 

Our talented campers performed Alice in Wonderland on Friday night to quite the crowd at the Fountain Performing Arts Centre of King’s-Edgehill school. It’s always so nice to see the progress from when everyone arrives the first day of camp having never seen the script, to the last day where we perform for our family and friends. It’s hard to believe that it all comes together that quickly, and it really speaks to how talented and hard-working our campers really are.

This week we’re on to musical camp. The first two days have been amazing. I’ve really enjoyed getting the chance to work with everyone on their songs. The show this year is filled with some of my very favourite pieces, so it’s been extra fun to work on. We’ve also played some amazing improv games. One of my favourites is freeze, where our campers have come up with some hilarious scenes. We were lucky enough to have Mike Nelson come in and work with our campers yesterday on some of their group numbers! He had them singing songs from Grease and Beauty and the Beast, and everyone sounded fantastic.  

Last night I also hosted the Quick As A Wink trivia night at the Spitfire Arms Pub. Our theme was music, and though there were some tricky questions, everyone had an great time. Hosting trivia nights is one of my favourite parts of my job, and I hope I can do it a few more times before the end of the summer!

Until my next blog post,

Shelby