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.
Thanks to generous grant funding from the Ronald McDonald House Charties (RMHC) of Mid Penn Region, Log Art Theatre Academy expanded in 2022 and 2023 to include additional theatrical opportunities for children and youth!
Musical Theatre Camp!
July 17th - 21st, 2023
2 Performances on July 22, 2023
Performances: April 14 & 15, 6 PM
& April 16, 2 PM
Director: Sue Brick
Music Director: Philip Parlock
PERFORMANCES: Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 3:00 PM and 8:30 PM
Log Art Theatre Academy's popular musical theatre camp returns! Join us for a week of all things musical theatre in 2023 to produce FAME JR!
ABOUT FAME JR:
Following the international acclaim of the hit motion picture, television series and stage show, Fame The Musical JR. is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Fame JR. features a high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story. Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today. With its topical subject matter and a cast that can include plenty of singers, dancers and instrumentalists, Fame JR. is an ideal musical for aspiring artists and performers.
Friday, April 14, 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 15, 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 16, 2:00 PM
Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating
Music & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall, and Tom Yohe
Based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes.
Log Art Theatre Academy brings another fun-filled acting experience for your young performers! LATA's production of School House Rock will be directed by Dr. Aspen Mock, and under the music direction of Matthew Harris.
Performing in a musical is an experience that young people will remember for the rest of their lives, and it is truly our pleasure to work with your child on this exciting project.
School House Rock Synopsis:
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis for one of the most fun and easily mounted musicals ever to hit the stage, Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.
A loose, revue-like structure allows for a great deal of flexibility in staging and cast size in this energetic musical, which follows Tom, a young schoolteacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as "Just a Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction" bring his lesson plans vividly to life.
Dr. Aspen Mock (Director, School House Rock) -
Dr. Aspen B. Mock, who has been featured in the magazine The Dramatist as a member of the Dramatists Guild for her work with the 365 Women A Year play project, is an educator, writer and consultant. She has had several original plays staged to raise funds for major charitable organizations including Ultramarine Girl: A Cup Full of Courage (2015) and Semblance of Hope (2011). Honors and awards she has won include: House of Representatives Citation, BPW Young Careerist, YWCA Tribute to Women in Arts and Letters, and KQED Media Literacy Innovator. Her education includes: BAs Theater, English Literature & French minor, MA Teaching English, Shakespearean coursework in Oxford, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administration with a K-12 Principal Certificate and focus on creativity in educational leadership. Dr. Mock is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. She specializes in the fields of writing, teaching, creativity, arts integration and educational
technology. She has acted in over 30 plays, musicals, commercials and short films, and has modeled for print and online merchandise. She has extensive dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, Irish dance and integrating poetry with dance. She has written blog posts for National Geographic Education, KQED Education, Sheroes of History, National Council for Teachers of English, PBS Education, and WomenEd. She just finished working on a National Geographic Education grant with Johnstown Area Heritage Association to empower students to
write and publish an Explorer Mindset children’s book. She enjoys spending time playing, laughing, dancing, singing and exploring the world with her two amazing daughters, Kinsie and
Matthew Harris (Music Director, School House Rock) -
Matthew Harris, or Matty, is very excited to be returning to the Community Arts Center this season as he makes his Music Director debut for Schoolhouse Rock Live! Matty was seen last season at CACCC as Charlie Brown in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. 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 currently manages JCPenney Salon in Richland, where he leads an incredible team of 26 hairstylists. When he's not working or finding his creative outlet in theatre, he continues to pursue further education as a barber and cosmetology instructor. 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!
Sue Brick (Director, Fame Jr.) -
Sue Ann Brick, is a veteran to the Log Art Theatre Academy Musical Theatre Camp, as this is her 8th 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. This is who I’m meant to be, this is ME!
Philip Parlock II (Music Director, Fame Jr.) -
Philip Parlock II is proud to be the music director of the production Fame Jr. with Log Art Theatre Academy. He has been involved with the Community Arts Center's youth theatre camp for the past 6 years. Phil has either performed or helped to direct the following shows: 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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