Willimantic — Youngsters who will enter grades 4-12 this fall are invited to enroll in the EASTCONN Capitol Theater Arts Academy (CTAA) Summer Musical Theater Program, which will present a mid-August musical performance of Willy Wonka at EASTCONN’s Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.
The theater program begins on Mon., July 11, 2016, and ends on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016. Program hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with before-care and after-care available.
Students from the EASTCONN region who are enrolled in the summer program will act, sing, dance, learn about set design, design and construct costumes, research the show’s context, create special projects, collaborate with peers and staff, and perform community service in a cheerful, supportive environment.
The summer theater program will culminate in musical performances of Willy Wonka on Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, at 7 p.m.; and on Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for the show, which is open to the public, will be sold both online and at the Capitol Theater Box Office.
To register children who will enter grades 4-12 this fall, visit EASTCONN’s main Web page at www.eastconn.org and look for CTAA Summer Theater Program under Featured Links. Or, visit http://ae.registereastconn.org/classes-15.html and look for CTAA. For more information, call CTAA Interim Coordinator Dara Bowling at 860-576-5207, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents may also connect to registration materials through the EASTCONN Capitol Theater Arts Academy Facebook page.
CTAA, which is EASTCONN’s community arts education program for children, ages 3 to 18, offers year-round classes in theater, dance, creative writing, visual arts, musical theater, in addition to private music lessons. Many CTAA arts classes that are not connected to the musical theater program run throughout the summer.
EASTCONN, which administers CTAA, is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Agency that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut’s schools and communities since 1980. Visit www.eastconn.org.