Faith Center for the Arts' 2019 Elementary Musical Theater Camp will be presenting Disney's "101 Dalmatians Kids" at the Investor's Bank Theater on Friday 7/12.
Twenty-five students ages 6-13 from all over northern NJ have spent half-days at the theater all week. Camp director, Jennifer O'Leary, says the focus is on building relationships while building the show. "It's really amaing what a group of young kids can accomplish together in just a few days. We should never underestimate our children."
After just a few hours of rehearsal, campers will be singing and dancing their way through Dodie's Smith's famous story of the wicked Cruella de Vil, who wants nothing more than a black and white spotted fur coat -- and has the Dalmatian puppies whose skin she needs to make it living just next door. Bethany Svendsen of Allamuchy, in her third year at the camp, will be playing Cruella. She says it's fun to play the bad guy "because it's so different from anything else I've ever done!"
A free senior citizen performance is being offered at 11:30 AM on the 12th, and the regular performance will be at 6:30 that evening. Join these talented kids for a 30-minute race to save the puppies! The Investor's Bank Theater is located by Horseshoe Lake at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna, NJ.
Faith Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization providing high-quality, affordable arts instruction in music, theater, dance, and visual arts – serving families in New Jersey for over 20 years. www.faithcenterarts.org