The Red Bank Regional (RBR) Visual & Performing Arts Summer Camp will present Legally Blonde, Jr., on Thursday, August 7 at 7 pm at the RBR auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person. RBR is located at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver. The show was created by Music Theatre International and was based on the production of Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin (music and lyrics) with book by Heather Hach (dialogue.) It is an abridged one-hour version of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer hit motion picture, which was based on the novel by Amanda Brown. Over 70 students will take part in the musical production, and a special preview art exhibit will feature the creative art work of other campers.
The RBR Summer Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts provides an exploratory visual and performing arts program for middle school students and rising freshmen. Many of RBR’s own Visual and Performing Art Academy students have attended this program. The program is offered over five weeks in the summer and is divided into a first half, two week rotation of all visual and performing arts, including dance, drama, crafts, creative writing, piano, percussion, recording arts, visual art, and vocal music. During the final three weeks, campers choose to concentrate on either the musical theater tract (including acting, dancing, and singing) or the visual arts tract, which includes fine arts and handcrafts.
The program operates with staff members who teach in the RBR Visual and Performing Arts Academy during the school year as well as guest artists. Many RBR VPA students and graduates return each summer as counselors to the campers. The program is totally self-sustained by tuition and there is always some funding available to provide scholarships for those who demonstrate a strong desire to participate but cannot afford the program.
For more information, see the link to Summer VPA Academy on the school’s homepage at www.rbrhs.org.