Bevill hosting youth theatre camp
May 19, 2013 | 1335 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A program being introduced by Bevill State Community College this summer will teach children all aspects of a musical theatre production.

Bevill State, in conjunction with the Athletic Arts Center, is holding a “High School Musical Jr.” summer theatre camp, beginning in June. The four-week program highlights the creative and technical sides of musical theatre. Participants will star in a production as well as learn what it takes to put on a show. The camp will include instruction in acting, voice, dance, set design and costume design. The program will begin June 3 and will end with a performance on June 27.

“The goal of the summer theatre camp is to enhance the social, cultural, entertainment and educational well being of the youth in Bevill State Community College’s service area through access to artistic exploration and exposure to performing arts,” said Penne Mott, dean of Bevill’s Jasper campus.

Mott said the program’s outcomes will include students learning a variety of performing arts and promoting and producing a live performance for the community. Students will be taught by members of Athletic Arts Center, including Maria Ross and Cindy Laing.

“We are excited about this opportunity,” Ross said. “This is something that I’ve thought about doing for a while. We were able to get a grant to help fund the progam, and we think it is going to be a great thing.”

The camp will be available to 30 students. Tuition for the camp is $400, but scholarships are available. A grant given by the Daniel Foundation of Alabama is helping to pay for those scholarships. The camp will meet Monday through Thursday each week from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The deadline to apply is Friday.

For more information or to download registration forms, visit or call Athletic Arts Center at 205-387-9337.