OFC Creations launches theater summer camp program

By on January 7, 2019

OFC Creations (Opportunities For Creativity) recently announced a new program, ROC Summer Theatre Experience, the largest theater summer camp program in Upstate New York.

From July 8 through August 24, campers ages four to 18 will participate in 15 musical theater productions across three venues with 25 directors. Most camps run two weeks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with options for before care and after care hours. Each camp concludes with performances open to family, friends, and the public.

Summer 2019 camps include productions at the following locations.

The Lyric Theater, Downtown Campus: “Alice in Wonderland,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Annie Jr.,” “High School Musical Jr.,” “The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition,” and “Dogfight.”

The Kodak Center, West Side Campus: “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” “Once on this Island Jr.,” “Shrek Jr.,” “Les Misérables School Edition,” “Grease School Edition,” and “Newsies.”

Seton Catholic School, East Side Campus: “Rapunzel,” and “Winnie-the-Pooh Kids.”

OFC Creations executive director Eric Vaughn Johnson is no stranger to summer camp programming. Since 2013, Johnson has designed and spearheaded the Summer Stock program at RAPA, leading an upwards of 400 to 450 campers throughout the summer. Johnson also served as the artistic director of SNAP Musical Theater for four summers with casts of 80 children performing shows including “Hairspray” and “The Little Mermaid.”

“We wanted to bring a one-of-a-kind theater opportunity for youth in Rochester during the summer months,” said Johnson. “The professional arts are rich for Rochester audiences, we aim to bring that same quality in theatrical education components.” Johnson has established a robust team for ROC Summer Theatre Experience, many of whom are well-known area actors and school teachers with training from New York City, Los Angeles, and Orlando, Florida.

Registration is now open for 2019 summer programs. Discounts are available for campers signing up for more than one camp. Registration information and details are available at www.ROCSummerTheatre.com and at www.OFCCreations.com.

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