Welcome to Log Art Theatre Academy! The Community Arts Center of Cambria County (CACCC) is thrilled to continue expansion of its theatrical programming for children and youth (c/y). Log Art Theatre Academy’s (LATA) objective is to impact c/y throughout Cambria County and the surrounding region with the opportunity to experience the fullness of performance art. LATA provides c/y with a keen interest in acting, singing, dancing, improvisation, and “backstage” stage crew work (painting and working with technology of sound and light boards) to get the opportunity to experience performance art early on. LATA is offered to c/y from all walks of life, including underserved populations.
LATA offers a safe theatrical outlet for c/y to participate in educational art workshops, classes, and productions, instilling confidence to make positive life choices. It impacts the adolescents of the community and region by instilling self-worth, positive standards, inspiring qualities, and confidence into them and the performance art they create. LATA is a model, innovative, theatrical initiative, not offered in any adjacent counties. The LATA initiative addresses the expressionistic needs for both performance entertainment and educational participation. (CACCC defines children as pre-primary to early middle school and youth from older middle school through high school.) School districts can only offer so much in arts programming, as diminishing funds stifle their ability to serve c/y in the region and throughout the state. CACCC is stepping in to meet this need through LATA.
Musical Theatre Camp!
July 15 - 19, 2024
2 Performances on July 20, 2024
Musical Theatre Opportunity for Ages 8 - 18
AUDITIONS FEBRUARY 28 & 29
AGES 8 - 18
Director: Sue Brick
Music Director: Philip Parlock
Auditions: Dates & Times TBD. Campers will be assigned a day to audition. No virtual auditions will be accepted. Auditions are purely for casting purposes - all registered and paid participants are guaranteed a spot in the camp.
Registration ends Monday, July 8th at 5:00 PM.
TWO PERFORMANCES: Saturday, July 20, 2024, times TBD, at WESTMONT HILLTOP HIGH SCHOOL!
Log Art Theatre Academy's popular musical theatre camp returns! Join us for a week of all things musical theatre in 2024 to produce NEWSIES JR!
ABOUT NEWSIES JR:
Disney's Newsies JR. is a 60-minute version of the 2012 Broadway musical, based on the 1992 film. Inspired by the rousing true story of newsboys in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies JR. features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein.
When powerful newspaper publishers raise prices at the newsboys' expense, the charismatic Jack Kelly rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions. Together, the newsies learn that they are stronger united and create a movement to fight for what's right.
Including the now-classic songs "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," and "Santa Fe," Newsies JR. is a timeless story full of spirit and heart.
REGISTRATION PROCESS: *PLEASE READ!!!*
The registration process for camps is a two step process:
1.) Submit a payment via the Paypal button below, or submit a payment at the Community Arts Center.
2.) Fill out the REGISTRATION FORM. Click here to fill out this form!
Both steps MUST be completed for each camper in order to complete the registration process.
*Please note: For all online payments, a surcharge has been applied to cover Paypal processing fees.
AGES 8 - 18
Director & Choreographer: Angela R. Godin
Music Director: Matthew Harris
Stage Manager & Assistant Choreographer: Allenna Shellenberger
The Community Arts Center of Cambria County’s Log Art Theatre Academy is proud to announce auditions for Broadway Junior Revue-Pure Imagination (a musical revue) on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 and Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 5:30-8:00 P.M. There is no fee to participate! This production of Log Art Theatre Academy is supported by the RMHC (Ronald McDonald House Charities) of Mid-Penn Region, Inc. Through their generosity this production will be made available free of charge to participants.
Children and youth ages 8 through 18 years are eligible to audition. Rehearsals will take place during March and April, culminating in a four-day stage production of this fun and energetic show!
Those auditioning only need to attend one of the two days for auditions. Tryouts will include a reading, singing, and dancing audition. NO preparation required; all materials will be provided for those auditioning at the auditions. Songs and short dance routines will be taught to auditionees at the auditions. Those auditioning will find out what part they have been cast as after auditions at the read through.
Log Art Theatre Academy provides children and youth that have a keen interest in acting, singing, dancing, improvisation games, and “backstage” stage crew work (painting sets and working with technology of sound and light boards) the opportunity to experience performance art early on. Children and youth are able to become educated from a professional standpoint through the use of complete performance production experiences. Log Art Theatre Academy is a model, innovative, theatrical initiative that impacts the adolescents of the community by instilling positive standards, inspiring qualities, and confidence into them and the performance art they create.
Broadway Junior Revue-Pure Imagination performances will be on Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 P.M. and Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 P.M.
A “revue” is a show made up of various songs and dances. The biggest difference between a revue and a traditional musical is that revues may not have overarching plots, unlike a traditional musical where the songs are designed to move the plot forward. Also, a revue may pull from many different musical theatre composers and shows. This revue is a sampling of different songs from the Broadway Junior® collection chosen specifically to give your cast members the biggest and best opportunities to shine. Pure Imagination is a brand-new revue featuring songs from across Music Theatre International's Broadway Junior® collection. From Broadway Junior musicals based on adored titles like Seussicaland Shrek The Musical to Disney favorites like Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, Pure Imagination offers a fun introduction to musical revues for young performers.
Angela R. Godin (Director & Choreographer, Broadway Jr. Revue) -
Angela is the Executive Director of the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, where she develops and navigates CACCC’s programming, special events, fundraising campaigns, marketing, and grant writing initiatives. Angela holds a Master of Science in Arts Administration and Museum Leadership from Drexel University and is a Cum Laude graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts. She worked as an independent contractor in art related fields for over eleven years. This experience included directing over thirty plays and musicals, performing in close to forty productions, as well as vast experience in choreography, dance instruction, stage-managing, lighting design, sound design and production management/administration. Her repertoire comprises of directing theatre festivals, studio theatre projects, acting camps, training seminars and teaching theatre courses to all ages. Angela has over twenty years of dance training and/or instructing. She’s thrilled to be bringing her directing skills to CACCC as a director and choreographer for Log Art Theatre Academy. Angela is a Rotarian and sits as Board Chair for the Board of Trustees of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center, and Conemaugh Miners Medical Center. In 2018, she was accepted into the National Arts Marketing Project Cohort 2, a two-year program comprised of trainings and seminars in arts marketing through Americans for the Arts and was a DIAL Mentor for the 2022 Diversity In Arts Leadership (DIAL) Internship program. Angela was the Arts & Letters honoree for the 2019 YWCA Tribute to Women and selected for the PA Business Central's Top 100 People of 2020.
Matthew Harris (Music Director, Broadway Jr. Revue) -
Matthew Harris (Music Director): Matthew Harris, or Matty, is very excited to be returning to the Community Arts Center this season as he takes on his second season as Music Director for Broadway Junior Revue-Pure Imagination! Matty was seen last season at CACCC as Charlie Brown in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. His past productions include Frederic in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Gomez Addams in The Addams Family, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, and Joe in 9 to 5: The Musical all at Cresson Lake Playhouse, where he also was the Assistant Music Director. He has also been in several productions with other theatre companies in the area, as well as at Greater Johnstown High School. Matty is currently a co-owner of Glamour & Glitz Salon and Spa in the Galleria Mall with his business partner Melissa. Upcoming this season, he will appear in The Nerd and Jekyll & Hyde the musical. Matty is very thankful for the creative team at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County for entrusting him to work with these wonderful children to bring the arts alive!
Allenna Shellenberger (Stage Manager & Assistant Choreographer, Broadway Jr. Revue) -
Allenna is so excited to be the stage manager and dance choreographer for Broadway Junior Revue-Pure Imagination. Allenna has had 7 years of experience in theatre, nearly 16 years of dance experience (in ballet, jazz, contemporary, ballroom, and hip hop), and 3 years of dance choreography experience! She has performed in “The Wizard of Oz”, “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”, and “Seussical” in middle school and high school. She has also taken part in plays and radio shows at Off Pitt Street Theater Company, including “It Happened On Route 66”, “Spaceballs”, “What Happened to Brita Lansbury”, “Jello is Forever”, “Fall Fright Nights”, etc. She has had the honor to work in master classes with world known dance choreographers that include Derek Mitchell (Dance choreographer for Hamilton!), Rumor Noelle, Guy Groove, Jonathan and Oksana Platero, Duncan Cooper, and Jeff Shade (The next living person to Fosse!). Allenna would like to thank her friends, family, and Miss. Angela for all of their support in her theatre and dance dreams!
Sue Brick (Director, Newsies Jr.) -
Sue Ann Brick, is a veteran to the Log Art Theatre Academy Musical Theatre Camp, as this is her 9th year as director. Sue is a 2004 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, with a BA in Theatre Arts. Sue works a normal 9-5 where she is employed by the Area Agency on Aging of Somerset County as a Care Manager, Sue also works and spends her time as A Haunt Actor and Scare Coach at the Haunted Hollow in Rockwood PA pretty much all year long now not just Halloween, she has also been acting in several B Horror films produced by Dark Shade Film Productions lately. These as well as being a full-time mom and wife keep her extremely busy. Sue also sings the National Anthem at the Jennerstown Speedway on occasion throughout the summer months, even once in 2020 for the Nascar Whelen Modified Tour, which was Broadcast on NBC Track PASS LIVE Nationwide. Sue Ann has been involved with theatre productions for nearly 25 years, and has been singing her entire life. Sue Ann still to this day dreams of performing on Broadway, and meeting her two IDOLS, Idina Menzel and Dolly Parton. Sue had a Broadway veteran who was a mentor to her and taught her the true meaning of “THEATRE FAMILY”! He was a tony award nominee and a Theatre World Award winner and the most amazing human who ever graced her life. He is the teacher that lives inside of Sue to this day and guides her every step of the way and inspires her to continue her journey of teaching and spreading the Comedy and Tragedy that theatre can be. Remember to always dance in the light, and be yourself.
Philip Parlock II (Music Director, Newsies Jr.) -
Philip Parlock II is proud to be the music director of the production Newsies Jr. with Log Art Theatre Academy. He has been involved with the Community Arts Center's youth theatre camp for the past 7 years. Phil has either performed or helped to direct the following shows: Fame Jr., High School Musical Jr., You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Into the Woods Jr., Aladdin Jr., Annie Jr., Cats, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, Lil' Abner, Bye Bye Birdie, and Footloose. He is the Chorus director at Forest Hills Junior-Senior High School and has taught Chorus for 15 years. In addition, Philip Parlock has been the director of the Roof Garden men's Barbershop Chorus since 2011 and is a 20-year member of the Barbershop Harmony Society. In his spare time, he arranges and composes choral and A Cappella music. One of his arrangements will be Performed by the 2023 West Virginia All-State Choir. He is currently writing an A Cappella musical entitled Epic Fail. Some of the songs from his show may be heard on streaming services such as Youtube, Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify by searching "Philip Parlock". Phil also enjoys spending time with his three daughters and his amazingly supportive wife, Annie.
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