Summer Theater Camp A Smash Hit
On Friday, July 25th, The National WWII Museum’s first ever Summer Theater Camp culminated with a smash performance inside the Museum’s state-of-the-art Stage Door Canteen, playing to a packed, standing-room-only audience. Over two weeks, nine campers and sure-to-be future stars of the stage and screen worked under the direction of Entertainment Department Director, Victoria Reed, and many other trained education and theater professionals in learning the fine arts of singing, dancing, stage-craft and costuming. In only ten short days of Theater Camp, campers learned the lines, moves and music necessary to make their 1940s-style musical variety show come to life, featuring home-grown versions of familiar faces such as Bob Hope, the Andrew Sisters, Shirley Temple and Rosie The Riveter. In addition to their time spent on the stage, Theater Campers also learned about the history of stage actors and entertainers in the 1940s and the important role played by many in the USO during WWII. All Theater Camp attendees were also provided with a DVD copy of their performance and all audience members attending received a special program listing credits as well as camper bios.
Well done, Theater Camp – take a bow!