Drama Camp 2020 Update

Pinewood Players Proudly Presents  Mini-Drama Camp 2020

As announced, Pinewood Players made the decision  to reschedule our planned 3 week camp and major production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” to next summer when we can fully and safely celebrate both the 30th Anniversary of Pinewood Players and the 20th Anniversary of Pinewood Players Drama Camp with a truly spectacular camp and production. This email will provide details of an alternate Mini-Drama Camp 2020 and the plan to responsibly and safely conduct a drama camp this season.

In response to those families who have expressed an interest in having their children attend drama camp this summer the Drama Camp Administrators and Drama Camp Steering Committee have worked with award winning children’s theater Director Dale Nakagawa to develop an alternate plan to allow our campers to participate in some drama camp fun and learning this season in a safely managed environment. 

Mini-Camp Details:
Dates: July 6 through July 10
Camp Hours: 1 pm to 4 pm daily
Format: The format will be a fun and lively Broadway style musical review directed and choreographed by Dale Nakagawa. The children will learn songs and dances and rehearse in small groups.
Performance: July 10, 4 pm.

To insure the safest possible environment, campers will be screened for temperature upon arrival each day, taught to maintain safe distancing during rehearsals and encouraged to wash hands at breaks. Sanitizer will be provided and props will be wiped down before and after use. There will be increased adult staff to monitor and assist with rehearsals.

The camp will culminate with a performance on Friday, July 10 at 4 pm. The performance will take place on the patio of the Pinewood Playhouse with lawn seating in the grass east of the Playhouse. There will be a professional sound system in use and all children will wear dedicated microphones (no sharing of microphones). Parents, grandparents and the entire community will be invited to attend the recital free of charge.

In order to create and maintain the safest environment possible for the children and adult volunteers we are forced to limit the number of participants to 15 children. Acceptance into camp will be prioritized by:
1) those campers who have officially registered for Drama Camp 2020
2) those campers who previously pre-registered for Drama Camp 2020 in order of receipt of their pre-registration form
3) If any spots are still available to reach the 15 maximum participants, new campers may apply on a first come, first served basis.

Registration for Mini-Camp 2020 is open now through June 15. Please call or email Lu Cross at (928)890-9877 email: lu_pinewood@msn.com or Marsha Propps (602)478-1008 email: propps2@cox.net. If your child is already registered you must still confirm their attendance with one of our Drama Camp Administrators. Families who pre-registered their children may call to be placed on the list and will be contacted after all currently registered campers have been confirmed. Anyone interested who has not registered or pre-registered may call to be placed on the first come, first served list in the event vacancies are still available.

Pinewood Players will sponsor this camp free of charge to all participants.Don’t wait! Call or email today to reserve a spot for your child or grandchild! Give your child or grandchild an experience to remember this summer. We can’t wait to see what our award winning Director has in store for our campers and their families in this Special Edition Mini-Camp 2020. 

Drama Camp Music Director Announced

Music Director Named for Drama Camp 2020

The Pinewood Players Drama Camp Steering Committee is proud to announce that Sandra Dyke has accepted the position of Music Director for Drama Camp 2020.

Sandra determined at an early age that music would be an important factor in her life. Her first vocal solo at age 12 sealed the deal. She pursued her music career and earned a degree in Voice and Music Education from the University of Louisville. Sandra lived her commitment to music as a junior high choir director for 27 years before moving into administration and later serving as a school principal. She also shared her talent and love of music throughout her life volunteering as a church choir director and youth handbell director in several Phoenix area churches. She has directed annual musicals and cantatas including an adaptation of “The Wizard of OZ,” “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Since her retirement Sandra has become a regular on the Pinewood Playhouse stage in recent years including her portrayal of Sammy Jo in “Southern Fried Funeral” in 2018 and her brilliant performance as Claire in last season’s “A Delicate Balance.” She also found time to perform in the Pinewood Country Club’s Mystery Dinner Theater last June.

We cannot wait to experience her collaboration with award winning children’s theater director Dale Nakagawa on next year’s block buster Drama Camp production, to be announced very soon.

Please join us in welcoming Sandra to our Drama Camp 2020 staff. This is shaping up to be an exceptional season. And why not? We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pinewood Players and the 19th consecutive year of our Drama Camp tradition. We expect this to be a season to remember!

If you have children or grandchildren between the ages of 7 and 18 please enable and encourage them to participate in this landmark camp and production. A professional award winning director coupled with a professional music director in a real theater venue with professional sound and lighting systems and theater seating will be an experience of a lifetime for your child or grandchild. Don’t let this opportunity escape! Give them the memory of a lifetime! Pre-registration information will be sent out soon! Sign up to insure a spot for your child or grandchild!