Atlanta Junior Lyric
The Best of West Side Story Teen Camp
June 13-18, 2016 • $300
In this exciting camp, students will learn all of the popular songs and dances from the most famous musical of all time, West Side Story.
Participation in the teen camp will not only include one free ticket to our professional main stage show, but will also feature dance classes and instruction from members of the professional cast.
Camp will be Monday-Friday, 10 AM- 4 PM at the Lyric Studio theatre in the Square. There will be a showcase of the students work on the main stage professional set on Saturday, June 18th.
Monday – Friday, 10 AM- 4 PM
The Best of Musical Theatre- junior camp
June 27 – June 31 • $300
This camp is perfect for your little stars ages 8-12. All of your favorite songs are included in an energetic and engaging week filled with singing, dancing, games and more! Friday night, June 31st, students will delight their families and friends by presenting a showcase of their work at the Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square.
Monday- Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM
The Lyric Dance Extension Musical Theatre Dance Camp
July 18-22 • $300
Ballet, Jazz, and Tap are just the beginning when it comes to musical theatre! These days, musicals feature a wide variety of dance styles. In one week, students will learn from multiple teachers all the different dance styles used on Broadway today. Everyday students will be challenged with a different famous Broadway dance number to learn and have a dance-call audition workshop everyday!
Monday-Friday, 10 AM- 3 PM
All camps take place at the Lyric Studio Theatre in the Square:
12 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA
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Junior Lyric’s Spring Teaching Artists
Mary Nye Bennett (Director of Education and Development) has spent the past 15 years as a professional actor and teaching artist. She graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2001 with a BFA in Musical Theatre performance. She is proud to call Atlanta her home and is grateful to live in such a strong Artistic community. Locally, she has performed at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Actors Express, the Center for Puppetry Arts, Theatre in the Square, and the Aurora theatre. She took her first teaching job in 2001 as choreographer for Rocky Mountain Reparatory theatre’s Youth Theatre program in Grand Lake, Colorado where she was a company member for 8 years. She eventually advanced to Director of the Youth Theatre Workshop program. In Atlanta, Mary has been a teaching artist at Aurora Theatre, Theatre in the Square and the MJCCA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Wansa Morgan (Spring Music Director) serves as Coordinator of Musical Theatre & Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University. She joins the KSU faculty after serving on the faculty at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for three years. Amanda teaches classes in musical theatre performance, musical theatre voice, acting, and musical theatre history and literature. At Ole Miss, she directed productions of Marisol, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Time Stands Still as well as music directed Hairspray and The Spitfire Grill. Prior to joining the Ole Miss faculty, she spent three years as the Director of Music Education at Charleston Stage, South Carolina’s largest professional theater, serving as music director, director, sound designer, dialect coach, music arranger, and/or composer for 28 productions. She has also music directed professionally at Playhouse on the Square (Memphis), Post Playhouse (Nebraska), and Osceola Center for the Arts (Orlando).
Amanda has an MFA in Acting from The University of Central Florida and undergraduate degrees in Music (Voice) and Theatre from the Florida State University. She has worked as a professional actor at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Seaside Music Theater, Oxford Shakespeare Festival, Tony and Tina’s Wedding (Orlando), and Theatre Southeast (FL). Amanda has composed original music for productions of A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, The Little Mermaid, The Velveteen Rabbit, and August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson. She is currently adapting a children’s book called Mary Had a Little Ham into a children’s musical, in partnership with the book’s original author, Margie Palatini.
Elizabeth Wexler (Spring Choreographer) has been a performer and teaching artist in Atlanta for over a decade. She has performed and choreographed for several theatre companies including The Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express and Aurora Theatre, to name a few. She has also choreographed children and youth musicals for The Children’s Theatre of Atlanta, Blake Cooper Productions, MZ Stageworks, Impact Dance of Atlanta, MJCCA, and over a dozen Cobb County Schools.