CRANFORD, NJ - The Continuo Arts Foundation began its intensive three-week Summer Musical Theater Conservatory for children and teens this week.  Continuo Arts will present “Into the Woods Junior” and “Voices Rising Showcase”, with Samantha Holgate as artistic director and Candace Wicke, musical director.  The musical theater runs from July 6-25, with two performances on Saturday, July 25 at 4 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 and $10.

An annual three-week musical theater immersion experience, young artists learn about the key elements of musical theater and work in the areas that best match their interests and talents. A professional staff provides exciting enrichment in voice, acting, dance, choreography, staging, improvisation, character study, make-up techniques, stage management and set design.  Performers will be inspired in a creative, positive and interactive environment

The Continuo Arts Players  is made up of 24 students, ages 8-17, from surrounding communities: Summit, Westfield, Chatham, Short Hills, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Clifton, Maplewood and Cranford.

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The Hat Tavern at The Grand Summit Hotel has generously offered to make a contribution to Continuo Arts on July 25, a percentage of the days’ proceeds.  So all are encouraged to take a meal or snacks at the Hat Tavern that day.

Rehearsals are held at Historic Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue at Edgewood Road in Summit, which is the home of the summer program. Performances take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Summit.

For world class opportunities, education, community and musical enrichment, join Continuo Arts this summer or for a Fall Program with one of the intergenerational programs: Children’s Chorus, Intermediate and Advanced Youth Choruses, Adult Chorus, Seniors Chorus or Professional Ensemble. Call for more information or to schedule an audition for a place in New Jersey’s most comprehensive Intergenerational program. or 908-264-5324.