Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education announces summer programs for youth

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Hubbard Hall is pleased to announce performance and art class options for local kids and teens, ages 5-18.

Our Children's Theater Program led by Sylvia Bloom, is a two-week daily summer theater program where kids ages five to seven years are introduced to the skills and magic of the theater. Through theater games, music, and art we form an ensemble cast experience in which everyone has a creative voice. Every child has magical worlds within them--what will they create today? Their performance on July 8th will be based on the book Peter and the Blue Witch Baby by Robert D. San Souci and illustrated by Alexi Natchev. Tuition for this magical experience is $215.

Back by popular demand, Virginia May Edinger and Richard Cherry are leading our Youth Theatre group to a performance of Alice in Wonderland! Tuition for this month-long experience is $399. Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice, the Queen of Hearts, and all of the classic characters in Tim Nelson's entertaining adaptation of Lewis Carroll's stories of Wonderland. From June 27 – July 22, kids ages 8-12 will learn the basics of the inner workings of theatre, play team-building, improv, and acting games to build an ensemble and confidence, and work in tandem with the director and musical director to conceptualize and then actualize ideas. Participants will also create their own sets, props, and even costumes. This will be a student-driven show. Ultimately the final product will be the culmination of the weeks of rehearsals, exercises, and summer fun, to create an imaginative performance on July 22 & 23 to showcase all of the material learned and contrived.

Brand new this year, our Teen Theater for ages 13-18, will be working together to create the full Tony Award Winning musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! Spend your afternoons at Hubbard Hall for a four-week theater intensive filled with theater games, improv exercises, music, and dance, all culminating in 2 public performances of the full-length musical on July 23rd & 24th. The program will be directed by Kyra Fitzgerald with musical direction by Richard Cherry. Tuition for the month is $399. Sign up now to spend time with your favorite Peanuts characters.

Our Afternoon Arts Program returns for ages 5-12 with Betsy Edinger and friends. In this daily afternoon program kids ages five to twelve bring a bag lunch to the Studio and explore different themes across multiple arts disciplines each week; a bucketful of arts such as crafty creations, acting and storytelling, music and movement, plus outdoor games and more! Each week will have a fun and exciting theme for students to explore and enjoy!

• Week 1: Under the Sea - June 27- July 1

• Week 2: Circus Extravaganza - July 5-8

• Week 3: Adventures with Dr. Seuss - July 11-15

• Week 4: Ancient Greece and the Olympics! - July 18-22

• Tuition is $100/week or $60/week when also enrolled in the Children's or Youth Theater Programs listed above!

For more information please call Hubbard Hall at 518-677-2495 or visit us online at hubbardhall.org. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge, N.Y.

About

Since 1878 Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education has developed, produced, and presented theater, music, dance and the visual arts. From 19th century vaudeville and traveling troupes performing Shakespeare to today's newest developing artists, the Hall has long been a home for theater, opera, dance and music and in recent years has developed into a world-class development center for new work. Since 1977, Hubbard Hall's current 501c3 has engaged hundreds of artists and students and thousands upon thousands of audience members in acclaimed productions ranging from world premiere musicals to the great works of Chekhov, Shaw, Miller, and Shakespeare, amongst many others. As a training ground for both young and seasoned artists, Hubbard Hall continues to develop a new generation of artists and audiences while providing opportunities for artists and audiences to take new risks and grow beyond their comfort zone. At the same time, Hubbard Hall staff continually connects with their peers regionally and nationally to share best practices while engaging an active volunteer corps support the organization's continually growing operations. With an annual budget of just over $500,000, Hubbard Hall employs a professional staff of three full-time employees and four part-time employees, along with dozens of professional artists and teaching artists each season. With a dedicated volunteer corps of over 50 active volunteers, including 13 highly-qualified trustees, Hubbard Hall operates four buildings, including its original 1878 opera house and three recently renovated freight yard buildings containing dance, music, and visual arts studios, offices, arts exhibit spaces, and a black box theater. While serving approximately 8,000 individual contacts each year, Hubbard Hall maintains over 150 subscribers and 1,700 individual donors. We also partner with Bennington and Skidmore Colleges to provide professional theater training to their undergraduate students. Recognized as an arts institution in the state of New York, Hubbard Hall is a national model for community-based arts organizations.


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