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Musical Theatre Camp Performances!

August 4-5, 1pm
August 4 at 7pm
$8 DAC Members (all ages) / $10 General (all ages)

Theatre fun for the whole family — especially kids!
Each performance includes 2 shows with special pre-show performances by Wee Glee, ages 4-6.

Bugsy Malone, Jr

by Alan Parker, Music and Lyrics by Paul Williams

Performed by ages 11-15

Based on the hit film and featuring a catchy, swinging score by the composer of The Muppet MovieBugsy Malone JR. is good, clean, comedic fun! Two gangs in a fictitious city populated only by children are in a rivalry of Capone-ian standards. Dandy Dan’s gang has gotten the upper hand since acquiring the “splurge” gun. Bugsy Malone, a one-time boxer, is thrust into the limelight when he becomes the last chance Fat Sam’s gang has of surviving. All Bugsy really wants to do is spend time with his new love…but that just isn’t in the cards for our hero. You will get messy…you may get REALLY messy!

 

The Pinocchio Show

Book by Patrick Rainville Dorn, Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Performed by ages 7-10

When Carla wants to run away from home, she tries to get a job with the mysterious Professor Pinecone and his traveling magical marionette puppet show.  She quickly discovers, however, that the position comes with all kinds of strings attached.  Once she feels the magical jolt in Professor Pinecone’s handshake, she begins the audition of her life.  In this musical play-within-a-play, Carla becomes Pinocchio and improvises her way through the story, meeting a cricket with an attitude, the devious fox and cat, and the sassy Blues Fairy.  With fun dialogue, a variety of modern music and a surprise ending, audiences of all ages will enjoy this new twist on an old favorite.

2017 FALL SEMESTER

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The DAC Applause performing arts program provides a unique opportunity for children and youth to unleash their creativity and bring their imagination to life through movement, speech, storytelling and character development.

For more information about classes and performances, contact Theresa Carson, Artistic Director at theresa@durangoarts.org or (970) 259-2606, Ext 17.

Fall Summer Scholarship Application 

The Durango Arts Center provides need-based scholarships to students of our year-round after school and summer camp arts education programs thanks to generous individuals and support from the Coca-Cola Durango-Farmington-Gallup, Boone Fund, Community Foundation Serving Southwest ColoradoDurango Education FoundationDurango Friends of the ArtsDurango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RailroadIntelligent Investment Management, Pediatric Parners of the Southwest and the Martin Family Fund.

Easily apply for a scholarship online by clicking below, or download and return the scholarship form to Theresa Carson, Artistic Director by email: theresa@durangoarts.org or deliver to DAC at 802 E 2nd Avenue, Durango.

Download the Scholarship Form
Apply Online for Scholarship Aid

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“The DAC Applause! theatre program for kids has had a profound influence on the youth of our community.”

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2017 FALL SEMESTER

Musical Theatre: Wee Glee

Ages 4-6
September 11–December 16, 3:15-4pm (Mondays)
$144 DAC Members / $160 Non-Members

A musical theatre class for pre-K thru kindergarten, students will play fun musical games and sing and dance to various contemporary and musical theatre songs. The students will learn a few performance pieces to be presented as an opening act for four performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s main stage season.

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Confetti

Ages 6-8
September 5-December 16, 3:30-4:30pm (Tuesdays)
$156 DAC Members / $174 Non-Member

A musical theatre class for 1st – 2nd graders, students will learn the basics of musical theatre through singing and dancing to various contemporary and musical theatre songs. The students will learn a few performance pieces to be presented as an opening act for four performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s mainstage season.

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Somethin’ Doin’

Ages 8-11
September 5-December 16
OPTION 1: Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm (starts Sept 5)
OPTION 2: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm (starts Sept 7)
$156 DAC Members / $174 Non-Member

A musical theatre class for 3rd – 5th graders, students will sing and dance their way through the ages with pop, rock, folk, and musical theatre numbers, as well as rehearse for a final production. This session will culminate in eight performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s main stage season!

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Acting

Ages 10-14
September 11–December 11, 4-5pm (Mondays)
$200 DAC Members / $225 Non-Members

An acting class for 5th – 8th graders, students will learn the basic techniques of acting and character creation through acting games, improvisation and skill based activities. Students will focus on scene work delving into relevant issues in preteen and teen culture. This session will culminate in a final performance.

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Spot On

Ages 11-16
September 6-December 16, 4-6pm (Wednesdays)
$250 DAC Members / $280 Non-Member

A musical theatre class for 6th – 10th graders, students will sing and dance their way through the ages with pop, rock, folk, and musical theatre numbers, as well as rehearse for a final production. This session will culminate in eight performances of the musical Annie, the last show in DAC Theatre’s main stage season!

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Upcoming Productions by DAC Applause:

Past Productions by DAC Applause:

  • Dystopia, The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death: July 7-8 at 1pm
  • Big Bad: July 7-8 at 1pm
  • The Grunch: Creativity Festivity (2017)
  • Elf The Musical, Jr. (2016)
  • Scruff Turbo and the Children of the Future (2016)
  • Monty Python’s Spamalot Young@part (2016)
  • Wind in the Willows (2016)
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (2016)
  • Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr. (2016)
  • The Music Man (2015)
  • Once on this Island, Jr. (2015)
  • 101 Dalmations, Jr. (2015)
  • Xanadu, Jr. (2015)

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