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Kids’ play kicks off summer arts workshops

CAST AND CREW — Cast members of “The Elves and the Shoemakers” spoke to West Valley Central School students, after a performance.
SPRINGVILLE — Interns from the Springville Center for the Arts Children’s Theater Program wrapped up a production of “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” with a final performance at West Valley Central School, on June 13. Children participated in a theater workshop, led by the interns, before they watched the instructors perform the play.

This year’s SCA interns include Dustin Kahn from New Hampshire, a senior at Syracuse University; Emily Veno from Indiana, a senior at Loyola University; Carlene Daly from Latham, NY, a junior at State University of New York at Potsdam and, returning this year, Beth Buehler, a senior at SUNY Brockport. Springville-Griffith Institute graduate Kiersten Roetzer, a sophomore at Ithaca College, is the SCA’s first local intern.

ALL TOGETHER NOW — The Springville Center for the Arts Children’s Theater Program interns are pictured, from left: Kiersten Roetzer, Carlene Daly, Emily Veno, Dustin Kahn and Beth Buehler.

Previous local performances included Colden, Springville, Pioneer-Arcade and Gowanda elementary schools. The interns will spend the remainder of the summer teaching workshops and staging productions with children. The first program is “Annie,” with children from grades three – eight in the cast. Other workshops will include creative movement, morning dance, musical theater, improvisational comedy, technical theater, puppetry and more.

Additional SCA workshops offered, this summer, by other instructors, include short film camp, stop motion animation, sound design, art camp 1 and 2 and several percussion camps. Workshops may be joined by preschool to high school students and are supported by Springville Youth Inc.

For a full listing of dates and times, visit www.SpringvilleArts.org. Registration may be completed online, at www.syionline.org or by calling 592-9038.

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