Campers put creativity to the test at GCA Gypsy Theatre Camp

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday afternoon, seven girls eagerly gathered around Misti Barber Tice, as they began writing their own production at the GCA Gypsy Theatre Camp.

The camp takes two randomly selected shows to turn them into one combined, brand new show. The productions selected were Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King.

Making a brand new show allows the camp to offer a crash course in playwriting, lyric writing, character building and choreography, Tice said.

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“It’s a really fast process cramming it all into one week, but at the end we will put on a 20/30 minute skit/show” she said.

Camp attendee, Sybil Lee was most excited to begin choreography. She takes dance in her spare time, and hopes to help make some dance numbers for her fellow cast mates to show off.

Tiffani Kornmier was also excited to show off her dance moves for audience members on Friday. Others were just excited about the entire process from writing to acting.

“I’m excited about the whole process,” Layne Lawrence said.

While the campers were still in the script writing process, they plan to have the antagonists, Scar and Gaston try and defeat Symba and the Beast, so they can take over the land.

The campers are unsure if they want the typical “happy” ending, so they will be telling the story through Scar and Gaston’s eyes. They hope everyone comes and sees what the final ending will be, though.

The girls promise a good show on Friday at 5:15 p.m. in the GCA O.S. Building. The performance is free and will be full of costumes and creativity.