The Summer Theater Camp 2016 experience turned out amazingly well for our 30 intrepid troopers. Usually, the month of June in Utah County has simply splendid weather -- not too cold and not yet the hot temperatures of summer and no fierce winds to contend with. But not this year. Most of our two weeks of camp, we experienced an unusual heat spell of temperatures above 95 degrees and some mighty winds! 95 degrees plus is hot by any standards.
But our kids stuck it out and put in the effort to make a fun show. They learned their lines and their moves and pulled it all together for an appreciative audience of parents and neighborhood friends in just two weeks!
We started out with both casts together singing "You Can Learn a Lot" which introduced the two Aesop Fables. Then the younger cast took their places for "The Ants and the Grasshopper." Here is the set for the Ant Hill.
Unfortunately the Cat wakes up and chases them all over the stage and back behind the wall. The Country Mouse decides that she doesn't care about tasting cheese that much. She wants to go back to the country where she knows what to expect.
The Country Mice sing their last song "A Country Mouse" doing a hoe down dance and are joined by the Narrators and the City Mouse for the Finale and Bows.
Then, the Ants and Grasshopper came onto the stage and sang a Reprise of "You Can Learn a Lot" for the final bows.
Thank goodness we scheduled a morning show -- before the winds came up to blow our sets away! Yay!