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Camp Creamery returns to the Wieting Theatre this summer

June 3, 2014
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Wieting Theatre proudly announce the return of Camp Creamery this summer. Camp Creamery will be held at the Wieting Theatre July 21 - 25, 2014 from 9:45 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. with performances of The Unknowns Freak Out Roswell on July 26 at 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Children must commit to attend the entire camp and both final performances in order to participate.

Camp Creamery is for children ages 7 and up. The cost for the camp, which includes a t-shirt, is $50 per child, with a family discount of $40 for each additional child. Space is limited to 60 children on a first come first serve basis. Please call Sue Harrington at (641) 484-7572 for registration or more information.

What is Camp Creamery?

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Camp Creamery is a week-long workshop for children who are interested in exploring the exciting world of theatre. The camp is designed to give children ages 7 and up the opportunity to work and perform with three professional actors from The Old Creamery Theatre Company while they rehearse and present a play right in our own community. Camp Creamery can accommodate up to 60 children. Participants rehearse for four hours each day, Monday through Friday, and then every child will perform in the final production at the end of the week.

What Skills Will My Child Learn at Theatre Class

Be comfortable in front of a crowd Vocal projection - to be heard by everyone Stage Directions - stage left, etc. Theatre Vocabulary Concentration/Cooperation of Teamwork Technical aspects of theatre - cues, makeup, etc. Physical and vocal warm-ups Appreciation of the hard work and organization it take to put on a show!

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What does The Old Creamery Theatre provide?

Three professional performer/directors that instruct participants and perform with them in the show Scripts for all participants to use for the week Costumes for all participants to wear during the performance Make-up for all participants to wear during the performance


Props Professionally recorded music tracks Two performances of the final production on Saturday of camp week Promotional material to help the host advertise the camp and show performances

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization located in Amana, Iowa that is overseen by a volunteer board of directors. The company's productions,programs, and daily activities are carried out by a small and efficient professional staff of artists and administrative personnel.

The Old Creamery is proud to be the oldest professional Equity theatre company in the state of Iowa. Founded in 1971, the company's mission is to create a tradition of high quality, live professional theatre among the people of Iowa and the Midwest. The company strives to achieve this goal by offering a wide variety of entertainment and educational opportunities for people of all ages.

The company's yearly offerings in Amana now include six productions at the Main Stage, four productions at the Studio Stage, four Theatre for Young Audiences productions at the Main Stage, and a special a dinner theatre production at the Ox Yoke Inn, In total, over 30,000 patrons are served each year at these venues.

In addition, for the past 42 years The Old Creamery has sent out a professional troupe of actorsto elementary schools all over the state of Iowa in order to bring students live theatrical productions. Each year the artists write and produce a brand new show which is performed for over 40,000 students annually.

In 2007, the company began reaching out to students in a new way with the Camp Creamery program. This hands on, week-long theatre camp has already reached over 1500 young thespians since its inception and continues to grow each year allowing children ages 7 and up to rehearse and perform with professional actors in fully-mounted, original musical productions especially created for the program.



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