Artpark Theater Academy for children & young adults will culminate with a stage production of 'Fiddler on the Roof Jr.'
Artpark & Company is presenting a unique and new opportunity for local youth to let their talents shine in a full production of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." presented in the Mainstage Theater. The production includes a complete set and will be created, designed, rehearsed and performed by academy students.
Artpark Theater Academy launches this summer, running from July 10 through Aug. 5. During the four-week session, students will explore all aspects of musical theater, including acting, vocals, dancing, scenic design and promotions.
The academy is appropriate for children ages 8-17 with minimal or no experience required. It has limited availability, so early registration is encouraged. Academy hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
Tuition is $895. Thanks to a donation from Pamela and Joseph Priest, Artpark is offering 50 percent off tuition (limited-time discounted rate: $447.50) for those who register by March 1. A $150 nonrefundable deposit is due upon registration. Tuition balance is due by April 1.
Early registration is encouraged and can be completed online at artpark.net. Those interested can visit the Artpark website closer to the academy for discounts, scholarships and audition information.
Former Artpark Theater Camp director Paschal Frisina will serve as director of the Artpark Theater Academy and direct "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." Frisina is currently the director of the theater arts program at St. Joseph Collegiate Institute in Kenmore. As a performer, Frisina has been involved in more than 100 professional productions, with over 20 of those on stage at Artpark.