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HU’s Summer Youth Theatre Camp to feature ‘Seussical Jr.’

Huntington, Ind.-"Seussical Jr." will be performed for the 2010 Summer Theatre Youth Camp hosted by the Huntington University Theatre Department.

Children and youth entering grades K-12 next fall are eligible to register for the camp. Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the camp will begin July 6 and run through July 24. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. At the end of the session, campers will present two performances of the musical at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 24.

The cost for the camp is $175 for those who register early. After May 3, the cost is $200. Checks can be made payable to Huntington University Summer Theatre Camp. To register, visit Print and then complete the application in the brochure and mail the application to Jay Duffer at 2303 College Ave. Huntington, IN 46750 or drop the application off at the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office.

During their time at camp, campers will learn acting, singing and dancing skills. Children will also learn valuable skills such as developing language and communication abilities, using creativity and building a positive self-concept as well as gaining an understanding of the art of theater.

"This will be a wonderful opportunity for the campers to enrich their lives through creativity in theater arts," Camp Director Jay Duffer said. "It is exciting to see the parents beam with pride as they watch their child performing."

The camp will be operated for the first time this year by Jay and Melissa Duffer. Jay and Melissa currently serve as faculty members at Huntington University in the theater department. Jay Duffer is a professional actor, director and playwright. He has performed in venues ranging from Off-Broadway and New York theater to regional houses as well as working in industrials and productions overseas. Melissa has been an actress based in New York City, performing in regional theaters across the country as well as overseas. They both are active members of Actor's Equity Association.

For more information, contact the Huntington University Theatre Company Theatre Office at (260) 359-4257 or e-mail Jay Duffer at