SUMMER SCHOOL for the PERFORMING ARTS
There is no life skill more valuable than the ability to effectively connect and communicate with the world around us. This effective interaction begins with self knowledge. Our mission at the Summer School for the Performing Arts is to teach and exercise positive effective expression of self through the living arts: musical theater and dramatic acting. Through active participation and healthy risk taking, students will be encouraged to find their own voice and wield its great power.
SSPA is open to students entering third grade through eleventh grade. The Summer School for the Performing Arts 2013 program will commence on June 24, 2013 and run through August 3, 2013. Hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm with extended morning options available.
The Summer School for the Performing Arts offers tracks in Musical Theater, Dramatic Acting and Technical Theater with a new Shakespeare in the Park experience for students entering Grades 11 and 12!
PARENT MEETING/AUDITION NIGHT WILL BE ON
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to Westford Public Schools extension of the School Year Calendar to Friday, June 21, the Summer School for the Performing Arts will open on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. SSPA daily hours will be extended to 6:00 every day during Session One.
SSPA will be closed on July 4 and 5.
Session One - June 25 through July 13
West Side Story
Book by Arthur Laurents , Music by Leonard Bernstein
and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performances on July 12th and July 13th at 7:30 p.m.
*Session 1 hours: 8:30am to 6:00pm. Closed July 4th and 5th.
Session Two - July 15 through August 3
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
(recommended for students ages 12 and older)
Performances on August 2nd and August 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare in the Park - June 24 through August 3
Performances on July 25th- 27th
"I wanted to share with you that SSPA was a real life changing event for my daughter. After SSPA, she went to a sleep away camp called [name] where, as part of their evening program, they offer "coffee house" open mic opportunities. To my shock, she got up and sang the entire Children of Eden song to a large group of her peers! She would never have done this had she not gotten the great boost of confidence that SSPA provided. Thank you for being who you are and making such a positive impact on the young people of our community. "