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CHICAGO CHILDREN’S THEATRE ADDS THE BLUE DOG MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP TO SUMMER CAMP LINE-UP, AUGUST 6-17, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

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Over the course of two weeks, children ages 6 to 9 will create costumes, paint sets, act, sing and dance as they prepare to star in The Blue Dog, an entertainingly charming musical written and directed by Chicago Children’s Theatre’s award-winning Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell.

On the final day, Friday, April 17, campers will perform The Blue Dog live for family and friends on the stage of Chicago Children’s Theatre’s Pritzker Family Studio.

The Blue Dog is a frolicking, fun musical about a pack of adorable pound puppies looking for their forever home. Their fates change when the canine-loving Madame Lulu arrives at Pepe’s Puppy Pound seeking to adopt a blue dog.

Campers will find their inner canines working with Russell and co-director Kay Kron, who many campers will recognize from her starring turn the past three seasons in CCT’s annual holiday show, The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party. Songs are by Jonathan Gross.

Camp meets at Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Station, 100 S. Racine Avenue in Chicago’s West Loop Monday through Friday, August 6-17, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m.

Chicago Children’s Theatre is offering an early bird rate of $750 through June 10 only for The Blue Dog Musical Theatre Camp.

The fee increases to $950 starting June 11, so plan ahead and save.

Visit www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org/summercamp, email education@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or call CCT’s Guest Services, (312) 374-8835, to secure your reservation.

Registration has been open since January, but a few spots still remain for five weeks of Adventure Camps at Chicago Children’s Theatre, starting right after school breaks for summer:

June 25-29
Fairy Tale Tornado
A maniac musical mash up of new perspectives on classic fairy tales

July 9-13
Long, Long Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
A thrilling collaborative creation of an original folktale for the modern child

July 16-20
Goldilocks Incorporated, or Three Bears Rescue the Earth!
An environmentally conscious reimagining of the fantastic fable Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

July 23-27
Flight to the Sun
A theatrical spectacle of craft and song centered around the timeless myth of Icarus

July 30-August 3
The Hunt for the Unicorn
A magical musical legend told anew

CCT also offers Chicago’s youngest performers, ages 3-1/2 to 5, half-day Play Time camps throughout the summer at The Station.

CCT’s education team will offer two, two-day workshops for kids 8 to 13: Acting for the Camera, July 2-3, and Acting with Green Screen, July 5-6.

CCT will partner with the Viola Project on GRRL Power, a girls-only camp where young women can have a safe space to develop new work inspired by their struggles and ambitions, August 6-10.

Returning August 6-24 is Camp Red Kite, a three-week summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of young people on the autism spectrum.

Information about tuition assistance and scholarships for classes and camps are available on online registration forms.

Visit www.chicagochildrenstheatre.org/summercamp, email education@chicagochildrenstheatre.org, or call CCT’s Guest Services, (312) 374-8835, to register your child for one camp or many.