The Orange Community Players will be hosting the Young People’s Theater Workshop (YPTW). It is a five week summer program that gives local youth the opportunity to learn about and experience the performing arts first hand. Students will begin the program with a week of theatrical related workshops before beginning work on this year’s production of The Jungle Book Kids.

Students will work onstage and behind the scenes acting, dancing, singing, building sets and props for their final performances for the public.

Enrollment in the workshop is limited to sixty students, ages 6 – 18. Registration begins  at 10 a.m., May 9 at OCP playhouse and will remain open until filled. Registration fee is $25, with discounts for multiple children in the same family household.

The workshop begins June 15 and final performances will be presented July 16-19. Workshop hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday ands Friday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A full schedule will be available at registration.

Due to the limited enrollment, there will be no preregistration.

Sponsors needed

The estimated cost to Orange Community Players, Inc. per student enrolled in YPTW is upwards of $100 each. The additional funding in years past has come in the form of grants from local foundations.

Although the theater received some funds, they are still nearly $4,000 short of the amount needed to complete the workshop.

Several sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses to show their support for Youth Theater.

Level One: $100.00 – A 2.5”x4” ad in the production program

Level Two: $250.00 – Level one, plus the children will carry a banner your company provides across the stage during each of the four performances.

Level Three: $500.00 – Level one and two, plus your company name/logo on the back of the workshop t-shirts provided to all 60 children and made available to their parents.

Choosing to make a donation rather than participate in the sponsorship opportunities is welcomed. All donations are tax-deductable to this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Deadline for sponsors is June 15.

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