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Wieting Theatre’s 7th Annual Camp Creamery underway

July 24, 2019
By Lori Baier - Special to The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Wieting Theatre Guild and the Old Creamery Theatre Company are excited to give 60 area children age seven and older the opportunity to learn theatre skills and perform for their families, friends and neighbors. These kids will have the opportunity to learn skills such as being comfortable in front of a crowd, vocal projection, stage directions, and technical aspects of theatre and how to cooperate and work as a team to put on a musical in one week while having fun!

After roles are assigned, the students will spend the rest of the week memorizing their songs, lines and dance steps. The musicals performed every year are originals written by Jackie McCall the Education Director of the Old Creamery Theatre Company with help from her husband, Sean McCall, the Artistic Director and Travis Smith, the Composer.

The play this year is entitled, "Calamity Jane and the Showdown at Dry Gulch" and is the rootin'est, tootin'est musical this side of the Old West. When Calamity Jane arrives in Dry Gulch she finds a once great town that has fallen on tough times because of feuding ranchers. Sorting out their disagreement isn't going to be easy, so dust off your cowboy boots and get ready because there hasn't been anything this exciting since the last gold rush!

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Camp Creamery students on Monday morning, July 22, the first day of the “Calamity Jane and the Showdown at Dry Gulch” theatre camp at the Wieting Theatre in Toledo. Photo/Michelle Evans

Shelby, Maddie and Kara are professional actors from the Old Creamery Theatre Company in Amana, Iowa, who will be directing this year's camp. They will be assisted by South Tama's thespians Luis Avalos, Jonathan Meyer and Sydney Parizek. The students will be in excellent hands.

On Stage

Performances will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $5. Concessions will be available before the show. Advanced tickets can also be purchased at 9:45 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Friday at the theatre.

Past performances have included: "Merlin's Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon", "The Unknowns Freak Out Roswell", "Lights, Hollywood, Action!", "Mystery at Mimsley Manor", "Little Red Meets the Wolves and "The Legend of Blackbeard's Gold"

Please come and enjoy our newest performance of "Calamity Jane and the Showdown at Dry Gulch" and support our local talent!

 
 
 

 

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