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Junior Road Show in Full Swing


This blog post was written by Head Counselor, Nathan Eckstein

PC: Amira Silverman

Jr. Road Show hit the road today for day two of their week-long mini tour of Greensboro and the the Northeast Kingdom. Junior Road Show, for campers ages 13-16, is patterned after our long-established Session V Road Show, is in its second year of providing community service while giving participants an authentic and sometimes intense performing experience. In both Road Shows a group of 10 selected campers create and rehearse a 30-minute themed show under the guidance of a Director and a variety of camp coaches. When it is rehearsed to perfection, the group performs the show throughout the local community throughout the second week of camp.

 

PC: Amira Silverman

This year the show theme is “Sports Sports Sports” a topic selected by the group members from a list of possibles suggested by Director Suzanne Santos. The ensemble worked with coaches Crosby Sandoval, Kelsey Custard, Oriana Doria-Quesada and Pher Gleason to build the show over five days. The “plotline” uses juggling, acrobatics, contortion, and clowning to tell the story of a young man pressured into exploring sports. In the end he chooses to use his skill with music to help the athletes discover that everyone has a true talent within. The ten-member Road Show ensemble travel primarily to nursing homes and child care centers where they entertain and inspire audiences twice a day. On Friday the Road Show will perform for family and friends, sharing the show they have created.

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