Kids take a spot in the limelight at NSU Theatre Camp

By Natalie Covher

Kids with dreams of making it big are gaining stage time at Northwestern State University’s Theater Camp. Twelve theater students write, choreograph and direct a musical to be performed by campers age 7-14.

This year’s play is called “Once Upon a Detention” about four kids in detention who fall asleep and are transported to a magical land. In the story they overcome obstacles and learn that love, kindness and friendship conquer all. The students and campers gain valuable knowledge and experience. The students get a taste of the “other side,” (becoming teachers) and the kids get hands-on experience on stage.

The camp is broken up into three sessions: acting, singing and dancing. At the end of camp parents will have three opportunities to see their stars perform.