This past Friday, June 19, the campers from Camp Paramount session 1 presented their musical revue, “Countdown!” live on the historic Paramount stage. The campers joined the ranks of legendary artists that have performed at the Paramount, including Harry Houdini, Miles Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Carol Channing, Neil Young, Chita Rivera, Willie Nelson, Billy Joel, Bernadette Peters, and more.
Camp Paramount is a theatre-arts camp where students in 1st through 10th grade spend two weeks learning the ins and outs of musical theatre, led by a team of professional acting, voice, dance, and design teachers. The camp culminates in the final performance on the last day of camp. Each session of Camp Paramount is a different theme. “Coundtown!” featured songs about numbers and counting, across all genres of music – pop, rock, hip hop, and musical theatre. The campers performed classic songs such as “76 Trombones” from The Music Man, favorites like Europe’s “The Final Countdown,” and modern hits like Taylor Swift’s “22.”
Camp Paramount started in 2011, and has grown considerably. This summer the Paramount Academy for the Arts will produce 5 sessions of Camp Paramount, with over 300 students participating and performing at the Paramount. Camp Paramount is just one of many different types of camps offered by the Paramount Academy for the Arts. There is still time to get involved – we have select space available throughout the summer. Visit our Camps Page for more information, and we’ll see you on stage!
Photography by Axel B Photography! More information here.
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This post was written by Brian Fahey