Proudly Offered by
The Bucks County Playhouse & The Solebury School
Grades 4 -12
Suessical, the Musical Jr.
Dates: June 24 - July 12
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
| Suessical, the Musical, Jr. will be presented on the Bucks County Playhouse Stage!
Campers will experience the theatrical process from start to finish as they work together to produce a musical theater performance. Their journey will include instruction in acting, singing, and dancing as well as how to put it all together to form strong characters for our performance. Whether your child is going on stage for the first time or is a seasoned veteran, they will enjoy this camp and perform in our production on the last Friday of their session.
Periodically, during each session, campers will be meeting actors and creative team members from shows in production at the Playhouse, as well as guest artists, visiting from Broadway and beyond.
Meet your instructors:
Rebecca Wilschutz, the first session director, recently of Cleveland, Ohio, has been involved in youth theatre for the past 20 years, having been the Artistic Director for the Streetsboro Regional Theatre. Former students now appear on TV, Broadway tours and study in top conservatory programs across the country. She teaches dance, musical theatre and middle school drama at Solebury School, Musical Theatre Dance for the Bucks County Playhouse, and also is choreographing a TV show in development for Nickelodeon. She is a former professional dancer and Ovations award-winning choreographer with a degree in theatre education from Hiram College.
Joining Rebecca this summer will be professional costumer Wendy Erholm of Cleveland, Ohio. She has been costuming shows for the past ten years and has worked with Rebecca to costume the Ohio premier of Thoroughly Modern Millie along with youth theatre productions of Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Fairy Tale Courtroom. She is currently the head costumer for Stagecrafters in Beachwood, Ohio.
Shawn Rowley Wright has been a musical theater director and teacher for over twenty years. Currently she is Theater Director for The Solebury School in New Hope Pennsylvania. Prior to this Shawn was the Theater Director for Central Bucks West High School as well as directing musical theater productions in several other middle and elementary schools. Shawn has worked with children each summer as well, running the Theater Department of Southampton Summer Day Camp for thirteen years. She created student summer programs for the Central Bucks School District as well as Town and Country Players. she is also the founder of The Pure Imagination Theater company, a children's troupe that performs Holiday and Summer Programs all around the Bucks County area. Recently Shawn joined the staff of the Bucks County Playhouse Education program as their Musical Theater Voice instructor. Shawn is devoted to helping students find the “play” in the play; learning all about the theatrical process while having the most fun possible! Shawn studied Fine Arts, Drama and Musical Theater at Rider University.
About the Bucks County Playhouse
Located 90 minutes from New York City, the Bucks County Playhouse opened in 1939 on the site of a grist mill dating from the late eighteenth century. Ironically, the structure was at that time in danger of demolition; however playwright Moss Hart and the local community rallied to save the building and re-opened it as a theatrical venue, which quickly became one of the country’s most famous regional theaters, with a veritable who’s who of American theatrical royalty including Kim Hunter, Helen Hayes, Kitty Carlisle, Colleen Dewhurst, Shirley Booth, Lillian Gish, June Lockhart, Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, Bert Lahr, Leslie Nielsen and Walter Matthau and remained in continuous operation until December 2010. Thanks to the Bridge Street Foundation, the non-profit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty with Tanya Cooper as President, this beloved theatrical landmark was re-opened and celebrated on July 2, 2012, exactly 73 years and day from when it originally opened in 1939.