Act, sing, and dance the week away at our high-energy full-day camps! You'll learn and grow your performance skills as you work to put together an actual show in a week.
Campers will have the OPTIONAL opportunity to audition for roles on the first day of camp and will perform the show on the Friday of camp at the camp location. For campers who want to audition for a role, abbreviated music and script excerpts (“sides”) will for campers to prepare for their auditions and callbacks. You will receive an email with this information. You do not have to audition in order to be in this camp; all campers will have the chance to act, sing, and dance in these fun, upbeat shows! Please note: Auditions and callbacks will be closed.
Camp hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions and the size of our CYT Studio, the camp showcase will be recorded and emailed out as a link to all families.
Annie Kids Synopsis
This musical is based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. (courtesy of MTI)
Roles: The Orphan Ensemble are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable:
Annie - a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound "family." She is motherly, independent, overwhelmed and hopeful.
Molly - the youngest orphan, age 6.
Kate - the next-to-youngest at age 7.
Pepper - the toughest, age 12.
July - the quiet orphan, age 13.
Duffy - the oldest and “in charge,” age 13.
Aggie Hannigan - a definite "has-been." Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers.
Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis - the comic team who claim to be Annie's parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan's swindling brother (Rooster) and his sleazy girlfriend (Lily) in disguise. These characters play off each other constantly.
Oliver Warbucks - the daunting, confident millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist. In the beginning, Warbucks is awkwardly affectionate toward Annie and then finds himself completely charmed by her.
Grace Farrell - Oliver Warbucks's calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie. Grace is likable, sweet and confident.
Drake and the Servants - the loyal domestic help of Oliver Warbucks. This group of performers sings with the ensemble and can be double cast as New Yorkers.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt - helps Oliver Warbucks locate Annie’s parents.
The New Yorkers - a colorful collection of characters, usually identified by their occupation. Among many roles are the Apple Seller, Lt. Ward, Bundles, Usherette, Star-to-be, Bert Healy.
Patrick Graham is a teacher, classically trained baritone, lifelong musical theater nerd, and occasional Ethel Merman impersonator. He did his first CYT show in 2005 (Prince John in Robin Hood...the FIRST EVER CYT KC East show) and has been involved with CYTKC ever since. As a singer and performer, he has been praised for his “vocal strength” and “beautiful tone.” Patrick has sung with the Ad Astra Music Festival, Seagle Music Colony, Eastman Opera Theater, Eastman Collegium Musicum (under the direction of Grammy award winning lutenist Paul O’Dette), the Rochester Fringe Festival, and the University of Missouri Opera. His operatic and theatrical credits range from 18th century French Baroque opera to 21st century new opera to classics of the American Musical Theater canon. His solo concert work includes Bach’s St. John Passion, Haydn’s The Seasons, Liszt’s Missa Solemnis, and a whole plethora of Bach Cantatas. In 2019, he was awarded the Una Creditor Encouragement Award at the Kansas City District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and in 2016 he won his division of the NATS National Student Auditions. Patrick recently completed his Masters Degree in Voice Performance & Literature from The Eastman School of Music and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Missouri (GO TIGERS).
As a CYT alum, Lauren Urschel is absolutely elated to be able to work at CYTKC this summer! Lauren is excited to be back in the KC area this summer after being at Bradley University in Peoria, IL during the school year, where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. During her time at CYT, Lauren was involved in over 25 productions, with some of her favorite roles being Esmeralda in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," Marian Paroo in "The Music Man," Ariel in "The Little Mermaid," and a Narrator in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Outside of shows, Lauren has been teen assisting at CYT summer camps since she was 12 years old, and has loved every second of it! She is thrilled to be back in the world of theater, and to help campers thrive in a community of people pursuing God through performing.
Courtney is a CYTKC alum who is currently pursuing a BM in Vocal Music Education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. She loved growing up in CYT and is so blessed to be a part of this community. She has worked at CYT summer camps for the past four years and looks forward to directing Lion King this summer!
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