SUMMIT, NJ - Daniel Belnavis will be leading a theater workshop during Session B of The Connection’s Theater Camp. Spaces are still available for the session for ages 4+, but spots in 'Stars On Stage', 'Rising Stars', and 'Backstage Pass' are filling quickly.
Session B campers will work for three weeks towards a performance of Alice In Wonderland, which will be held on the Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Auditorium stage. Session B runs from July 15 through August 2.
Belnavis has performed in many shows with the most recent being the National Tour of Hamilton. He was in the Ensemble and frequently understudied Washington, King George, and Mulligan/Madison. Prior to Hamilton, he played Curtis in International Tour of Dream Girls. Belnavis has also performed in many regional performances including; Violet, In The Heights, Memphis, Next To Normal, Lend Me A Tenor, Into The Woods, Five Guys Named Moe, Little Shop Of Horrors, Ragtime, The Full Monty, and others.
He was awarded the New Hampshire Theater Award for 'Best Supporting Actor In A Musical' and was nominated for the Elliot Norton Award for 'Best Actor In A Musical'. Belnavis has a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Michigan and studied Jazz at NYU in Prague.
"We are so excited for this opportunity for our campers" says The Connection's Theater Camp Director, Jessica Fascenelli Weisenbach. "Dan’s hard work and great accomplishments are such an inspiration for our campers; his guidance in this workshop will have a lasting impression on the children.”
The Connection's Theater Camp provides an opportunity for young stars to learn the basics of performing including singing, dancing, and acting. Campers are lead by a talented group of teachers and counselors who provide them with the tools they need to improve their stage abilities in a fun and exciting environment. Campers will make new friends and learn fundamental theater skills -- all while putting on three shows this year: The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, and Annie, which they will perform on a live stage at the middle school.