Audition for Musical Takes Place Monday, July 23; Summer Camp Spots still Open

Little Silver, NJ -   Red Bank Regional High School (RBR)’s Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Summer Academy presents the Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7 PM. The performance takes place in the RBRHS Auditorium, 101 Ridge Road Little Silver, NJ. All seats are $5 (at the door). This represents the first production of this musical in the Central New Jersey area. The show is based on the book by Doug Wright derived from the Hans Christian Anderson story and the Disney film. Music is by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.

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RBR VPA Summer Academy students practice singing Under the Sea, a perky song performed in the Little Mermaid, Jr., based on the Disney film and musical.  The production will take place on August 9, at the RBR auditorium in Little Silver. Tickets will be available at the door and costs $5. Spots are still available to attend the VPA Summer Academy, which is open to students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Auditions for Little Mermaid, Jr. take place on Monday, July 23, the first day of the camp’s three-week second session.

Auditions for the show takes place among the RBR Summer Academy camp enrollees on Monday, July, 23. Spots are still available for the three-week session in both the Musical Theatre and the Visual Art Tracks which begins on July 23, 2012.  The camp is open to students entering the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades from Monmouth County and surrounding areas.

The RBR Summer Academy of the Arts provides an exploratory visual and performing arts program for middle school students and rising freshmen. Many of RBR’s own Visual and Performing Art Academy students have attended this program. The program is offered over five weeks in the summer and is divided into a first half, two week rotation of all visual and performing arts including dance, drama, crafts, creative writing, piano, percussion, photography, visual art and vocal music. During the final three weeks, campers choose to concentrate on either the musical theatre tract (including acting, dancing and singing) or the visual arts tract, which includes fine arts and handcrafts.

The program operates with staff members who teach in the RBR Visual and Performing Arts Academy during the school year as well as guest artists. Many RBR VPA students and graduates return each summer as counselors to the campers. The program is totally self-sustained by tuition and there is always some funding available to provide scholarships for those who demonstrate a strong desire to participate but cannot afford the program.

For more information see the link to Summer VPA Academy on the school’s homepage www.rbrhs.org Auditions for the show will be held during camp on July 23rd.