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Summer Theatre Festival

2020 Summer Season

The 2020 Summer Theatre Festival, both season performances as well as youth classes, have been canceled due to COVID-19.


THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE

Helen Graham Little Theatre

Friday, June 19, 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, June 20, 3:00 p.m.

This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. 

Tickets TBA

Phone: (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272
Emai: boxoffice@sckans.edu


Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Richardson Performing Arts Center

Friday, July 10, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 12, 2:00 p.m.

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Tickets TBA

Phone: (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272
Emai: boxoffice@sckans.edu


NUNSENSE 2: The Second Coming

Messenger Recital Hall

Friday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 26, 2:00 p.m.

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Nunsense II: The Second Coming takes place six weeks after the sisters have staged their first benefit. The sisters are back presenting a "thank-you" show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they're a bit slicker, having been "bitten by the theater bug." Things get to off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the Magic Word, but before long. chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers? Clearing House Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the same time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet, What Would Elvis Do?, to the rousing finale, There's Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That's to Say Amen!, this show will have you rolling in the aisles!

Tickets TBA

Phone: (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272
Emai: boxoffice@sckans.edu


2020 Summer Theatre Festival - Classes

Story Theatre - Grades K-3

Using creative dramatics and traditional rehearsal techniques, children will work with Allyson Moon and students from the Southwestern College Theatre Department on development of acting, storytelling, and other performance skills.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Southwestern College Theatre Department students
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades K-3
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: June 8-12 2020
Fee: $30
Place: Helen Graham Little Theatre, Christy Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Youth Theatre Camp - Grades 4-8

Madagascar - Summer Theatre 2019Do you love acting but are also fascinated by the lights, sets, costumes, make-up and more?  Then this Youth Theatre Camp is for you.  During this camp, participants will develop their skills acting while being exposed to all aspects of technical theatre.  Working with Allyson Moon and the SC Summer Theatre Interns you will rehearse characters from and assist in the development of production elements.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Southwestern College Theatre Department students
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades 4-8
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: June 8-12, 2020
Fee: $30
Place: Helen Graham Little Theatre, Christy Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Musical Theatre Performance - Grades 4-6

From a variety of contemporary musicals and other SC Summer and School Year Musical Productions!

Musical Theatre - Summer 2019Musical Theatre scenes, songs, and dances will be developed using creative dramatics and traditional rehearsal techniques.  Characters from contemporary musical productions will come to life on stage.  Children will work with Allyson Moon and students from the Southwestern College Theatre Department on development of acting, singing, and dancing performance skills.  They will perform a musical theatre review of their work on Friday, June 14th at 11 a.m. in Messenger Recital Hall on the Southwestern College Campus.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Southwestern College Theatre Department students
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades 4-6
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: June 1-5, 2020
Fee: $25
Place: Helen Graham Little Theatre, Christy Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Improvisational Acting - Grades 6-9

If you love WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY or improvisational acting, this class is for you.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Theatre gaming will primarily be used in process and performance.  Original characters and scenes will be developed.  Actors will meet in Messenger Recital Hall to work with Allyson Moon and members of SC's improv troupe, 9 LIVES.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Members of the 9 LIVES Improv Troupe
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age Entering Grades 6-9
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: July 13-17, 2020
Fee: $25
Place: Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Playwrighting - Grades 6-9

Original scenes and short plays will be developed using a variety of playwrighting exercises and writing techniques.  Writers will meet in Darbeth 105 and work with Roger Moon and SC’s Summer Theatre Interns on the development of ideas, action, conflict, scenes, characters, and dialogue. 

Instructor.: Roger Moon and members of Southwestern College Theatre
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades 6-9
Session: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: July 13-17, 2020
Fee: $25
Place: Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

 


2018 Southwestern College Theatre Festival

All summer camps were under the leadership of Allyson Moon and the 2018 Summer Theatre Festival Interns.

Magic School Bus Group Picture

Grades K-3  STORY THEATRE CAMP  & Grades 4-8  YOUTH THEATRE CAMP  

  • Allyson Moon and the 2018 SC Summer Theatre Interns spent two weeks working together with the Story & Youth Theatre Camps to create scripts from 3 Magic School Bus books, and putting together an entire musical. The 2018 show was "ALADDIN JR" THE MUSICAL

Musical Theatre Performance Camp Group Picture

Grades 4-6  MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE CAMP  

  • The Musical Theatre Camp worked all week to develop a variety show, full of dancing, singing, and acting from shows included in the Southwestern College theatre season! 

 

Improv Camp Group

Grades 6-9  IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING CAMP  

  • The Improvisational Acting Camp focused on the major concepts of Improv all week long.  A huge variety of improvisational games was played each day, and we end the week with a showcase of games for parents and friends!

 

Playwrighting Camp Group

Grades 6-9  PLAYWRIGHTING CAMP  

  • The Playwrighting Camp spent all week with Roger Moon, learning about the basics of writing a play.  Throughout the week, they write scenes of their own, and present them at the showcase at the end of the week!
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