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Southern Miss Musical Theater Camp Wraps With Children's Show 'Through the Looking Glass'

Date 7-17-06

Contact Angela Kilcrease 601.266.4988

Hattiesburg—A staging of an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland on Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, will conclude a two-week musical theater camp at the University of Southern Mississippi. The production will be presented at the Wood Theatre.

Through the Looking Glass is a wacky production and most appealing for families with children 3 years old and up. The camp, designed for children ages 9-13, begins today with more than 30 participants who will receive vocal coaching, composition classes, set and costume instruction, as well as movement, dance and acting training.

Camp/production directors are Robin Aronson, assistant professor of theater, and Dr. Jennifer Shank, assistant professor of music education.

"This is a great opportunity for youth in the area to be able to perform as part of the Southern Arena Theatre season at Southern Miss,” Aronson said. Shank added that the children’s production “is an opportunity for families to attend live theater together.”

Eight Southern Miss music and theater students will work as counselors for the camp and aid in the final production. Charles Bridges serves as music director; props, set and costume are under the direction of Hyla Stellhorn.

Two 45-minute performances will be offered each day. Curtain times are 10 a.m. and noon. Admission is $5 per person and can only be purchased at the door. Seating is open.

For more information, contact Aronson at 601.266.6442 or e-mail or Shank at 601.266.6944 or e-mail

For more information, visit the Web at or contact Angela Kilcrease at 601.266.4988.


July 17, 2006 2:06 PM

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