WAILUKU - Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) invites young performers entering third grade and higher for the 2014-15 school year to audition for Summer 2014 Musical Theatre Camps on Sunday, April 6.
The camps culminate in full-scale productions of two musicals - "Disney's Cinderella Kids" and "Pippin" - at MAPA's Steppingstone Playhouse in Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
The auditions will take place at MAPA's studios at 2027 Main St. in Wailuku.
Students develop skills in acting, singing and dancing through a rigorous and fun curriculum in the Summer Musical Theatre Camps.
Students entering grades 3-8 will audition for the Youth Musical Theatre Camp from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., and students entering grades nine and up will audition for the Teen Musical Theatre Camp from 3 to 5 p.m.
No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to stay the full two hours.
Students auditioning for the Teen Musical Theatre Camp are encouraged, but not required, to prepare 16 bars of a pop or musical theatre song. Students who prepare a song should bring sheet music for the accompanist or bring the music on an iPod or phone.
All students should register in advance for the audition by downloading and submitting a registration form at www.mauiacademy.org/sumr.asp.
The Youth Musical Theatre Camp runs June 23 to July 23 on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with performances on July 24-27.
Under the direction of Kathleen Schulz, the students will present "Disney's Cinderella Kids." Tuition for the camp is $875. Scholarships and payment plans are available.
The Teen Musical Theatre Camp runs from June 9 to July 4, Mondays through Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with additional choreography workshops on April 13 and 27, May 18 and 25, and June 1 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Performances run July 5-13. Under the direction of Sally Sefton, the teens will present the musical "Pippin."
Tuition is $275. This significantly reduced tuition rate is possible due to several generous individual donations to the 2014 Teen Musical Theatre Camp. Additional scholarships and payment plans are not available.
Parents should note that "Pippin" contains mature language and content.
MAPA's Summer Musical Theatre Camps are firmly rooted in the philosophy that sustained, regular participation in the arts is essential to the development of young people.
Students develop skills in acting, singing and dancing through a rigorous and fun curriculum taught by professional teaching artists.
For more information on MAPA's programs, visit www.mauaicademy.org or call 244-8760.