Are you interested in the theater? This camp aims to bring it to life for young people in the Manistee area

MANISTEE – The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts is accepting applications for the next Ramsdell Theater Camp until March 18.

The camp aims to give young theater makers the opportunity to embrace their interest and skills in theater technology and design, gain hands-on experience with lights, sound, an introduction to design costumes/sets – and a chance to experience life behind the scenes and behind the curtain.

The camp is scheduled to take place June 13-25 and is limited to 30 students.

Camp participants, ages 12 to 17, meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramsdell for two weeks Monday through Friday.

A showcase at the end of camp will feature student work during camp and is scheduled for 2 p.m. on June 25.

The camp is expected to be led by Broadway veteran Karen Curlee.

Curlee’s Broadway career includes performances in “Blackstone!”, “The Tap Dance Kid”, “A Chorus Line”, “CATS”, “Me and My Girl”, “Showboat”, “The Taffetas” and “Chicago “. In addition to her performing career, Curlee has taught musical theater and arts education for over 24 years.

“Come join us as we explore all facets of theater and musical theater,” Curlee said in a camp press release. “We’re going to build a performing arts community and company.”

Scholarships are also available to help cover a portion of camp tuition, through the James F. Galer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

More camp information and registration is available online at

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