Summer Theatre Youth Camp to stage ‘Annie Jr.’

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2007-07-10
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University’s Summer Theatre Youth Camp will present “Annie Jr.” at 2 and 7 p.m. on July 21 in Zurcher Auditorium in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Tickets are $5 and are available through cast members or by calling the MCA Box Office at (260) 359-4261. There is no reserved seating.

“Based on the popular comic strip, ‘Annie Junior’ tells of a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan,” according to the Broadway Junior Web site. “In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Roosevelt and finds a new family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.”

This production is the capstone of Huntington University’s second Summer Theatre Youth Camp and features all 54 campers in various roles. Through the four-week camp, campers ages 6 to 15 learn basic theatrical training from theatre professionals and perform a fully produced musical theatre production. For youth ages 16-18, an apprentice program is offered at the same time. Apprentices are students with theatre interests that assist with facilitating the camp. They work more closely with the camp directors and serve as assistant directors, assistant choreographers, stage managers and assistant designers.

For more information about “Annie Jr.” or the Summer Theatre Youth Camp, call the Huntington University Department of Theatre Arts at (260) 359-4257.

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Media personnel interested in taking photos of a rehearsal of “Annie Jr.” may do so during the following dates and times:

July 16-20, 10:30 a.m. to noon

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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