School Vacation Theater Camp

April 10
through April 14

Ages 8-12

In this camp, students will work together with a teaching artist to create and perform their very own musical! In addition to developing ideas for an original script, students will learn standard songs and choreography that culminate in a performance on the Bay Street Mainstage on Friday for family and friends. Students will receive instruction in acting, singing, dance, and musical theater history; and they will also participate in creative theater games and improvisations that help to develop communication skills and encourage them to stretch their imaginative abilities.

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The Classes will be taught by Bethany Dellapolla:

Bethany Dellapolla is an actress who also teaches, choreographs, and directs various theatre camps, productions, and classes throughout the island and Manhattan! She received her BA in Theatre Performance from SUNY New Paltz, where she was named one of the Outstanding Graduates for her 2006 class. She also graduated (with honors), from LIU with her Masters Degree in Childhood Education, and holds teaching certifications in Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Theatre Education. Teaching and coaching credits include: Broadway Dance Center (Children/Teen - Triple Threat Program), Westhampton Beach PAC (Choreographer), Pierson Middle-High School (Resident Director/Choreographer), TADA! Youth Theatre (Director/Choreographer), and Gateway Playhouse (Acting Faculty/Director/Choreographer - 4 years running). She has been fortunate enough to direct and/or choreograph many shows for children and adults as well, such as "The Little Mermaid," "101 Dalmations," "Godspell", “The Boyfriend”, "Really Rosie", "Willy Wonka Jr.," "Aladdin Jr.," "Shrek," "13", "Fame!,” "Alice in Wonderland Jr.," "Annie," and "The World Goes 'Round." As an actress, Bethany has performed in everything from independent film, to radio and theatre (what she considers her home). Favorite performing credits include “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” (BroadwayWorld.com nomination – Best Actress in a Play), “The Graduate” (Elaine), “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (Olive), "Ruthless! The Musical" (Lita) and “The Tempest” (Iris/Boatswain). Fun fact: She is also a Pro/Am competitive ballroom dancer! She is thrilled to be working with Bay Street again and sharing her passion for theatre, and she hopes to see you soon on the stage!

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